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Page 2 Hells Canyon Journal February 28, 1996 Wednesday, February 28 Tarter Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, lIES, 6 - 9 p.m. CS Doug's Film Class, "The Third Man,"(1949). Across from PEHS library, 7 p.m. Eagle Valley Grange, 8 p.m. Thursday, February 29 Senior Meal at New Bridge Grange, 12 noon. Friday, March 1 Rhonda Randall's Tumbling Group Recital, RES, 6 p.m. Eagle Valley Youth Group begins 30 Hour Famine Relief Fast and food drive. VFW Bingo at Halfway VFW hall, 7:30 p.m., 61 numbers for $75 turtle. Saturday, March 2 4-H Rabbit Club Pancake Feed, Richland cafeteria, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. Elementary Tuesday, March 5 Free Irrigation workshop, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Halfway Lions Club, sponsored by Idaho Power Company. Senior Meal at Halfway Community Center, 12 noon. Richland Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. at Shorthorn Care. AA meeting, 7 p.m., Richland Methodist Church. Pine Valley Rural Fire Department regular meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Pine Valley Community Center. CS Doug's film sion). Wednesday, March 6 class, "Captains Courageous," (1937 ver- Hewitt/Holcomb Parks Opening Set The proposed opening date for the Hewitt and Holcomb Parks in Eagle Valley has been set for March 15. Yeske Enterprises will continue to maintain the parks, with no change in responsibilities or compen- sation. Governor Signs Corrections Bills Governor John Kitzhaber has signed a $94 million county jail construction pro- gram bill passed by the Leg- islature at a February 2 spe- cial session. Under this legislation, the state will send felons serving sentences oil2 months or less to local jails starting next January 1. Pam Tucker Monday- Thursday Terry Tarter Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 5 p m open late on Mondays and Wednesdays Hair cuts- Perms Color. Waxing Tanning ii imm Hi Two good reasons to get your prescriptions from us / Competitive " Personal Service Baker City Baker City Pill Box !920 Reso;t St. Baker City 541- .... 523-72 Four-Day School Week Examined by Steve Baekstrom He anticipates the district about six percent ofthehome- could save $50,000 a year on to-school portion of its con- of the Hells Canyon Journal classified salaries. This esti- tract with Mid-Columbia Bus The possibility of going to mate is based onthe assump- Company. a four-day school week wastionthat custodians would be Other sources of savings if discussed at the February reduced to a 36-hour week,the district further modified meeting of the Pine Eagle instead of the current 40 its school week would be re- School Board. hours; cooks would bereduced duced use of substitute teach: Although it is only a topic to32-hourweeks;andinstruc-ers on Fridays and some re- for discussion and study at tional assistants, most ofduction in utility costs. this point, superintendentwhom are part-time, would To maintain compliance Steve Peterson has developed, work four days, not five. with hourly standards for in- some specific costprojections Peterson added that it is structional time, each school associated with a hypotheti- premature to anticipate any day would be 15 minutes cal switch to a four-day week. changes in the terms of em- longer if.the district switched Some of the savings would ployment of the district's cer- to a four-day week. come from reduced transpor- tiffed (teaching) staff, as any At least one member of the tation expenses, but most changes could only come PineEagle School Board has would come from reduced about through negotiation,made public his feeling that work schedules for the Transportation savings ifthe district goes to four days, district's classified staff -- would be only about $10,000 mid-week activities should be custodians, cooks and instruc- per year because the statebanned.. Chairman Steve tional assistants, reimburses the district for 70 Farstad has said repeatedly "Sad to say, most of the percent of home-to-school that he will only support a cost savings would come transportation expense, four-daydayweekifstudents aboutbyreducingtheamount Thus, the district's actual cost are no longer taken out of of time our classified employ- for one day's transportation classes for activities such as ees work," Peterson said. each week amounts to only athletic events. Deputy's Report 2/18/96 - Lynne Melchior, Halfway, reported theft of money from her residence. Under investigation. 2/20/96 - Sirus O'Quinn, 17, Halfway, taken into cus- tody, lodged Juvenile Deten- tion on 2nd Degree Theft Charge, reference to theft at Lynne Melchior residence. 2/24/96 - Michelle Costello, 32, Halfway, cited on charge of 2nd Degree Theft, refer- ence to theft at Wild Bill's. Oregon Field Guide Introduces Oregon Lizards Oregon Public Broadcast- ing's "Oregon Field Guide" will introduce viewers to the lizards of the Oregon desert on Thursday, February 29, 8:30 p.m. Other stories will look at the delightful harle- quin duck and the threat posed by yellow jackets. Jim Newman, Oregon Field Guide reporter, exam- ines the potential allergic threat from yellow jackets and viewers get a close-up look at this insect. Weather h3 George l)~kv Date ltigh Low Ihaecip. February 19 51 36 0.06 20 51 34 0.15 21 51 35 0.03 22 43 25 0 23 44 28 0.02 24~ a5i 28 ~ :0.g6 79, ,4, EAGLE VALLEY FEEl) 8 SEED Richland, Oregon " Tuesday, March 5, :10 a.m, at the Shorthorn Restaurant in Richland gl 5TEVE'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR We haoe unbe gone a l:ace-lil:t! We azze nor.o [ocateb binecttN behinb ou=z esibence. Fee[ l:==ee to knock or] ou=z boor il: in boubt. We haoe a ner items in stock anb still ca=z=z,y e supp[/y oi: peats. 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