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September 2, 1982

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San Miguel Basin Forum, Thursday, September 2, 1982-3 is year Classes are being combined, fewer teachers were rehired, and the possibility of some courses may be dropped if stu- dent enrollment continues to drop throughout West End Schools. "Union Carbide's two month delay in reopening couldn't have come at a worse time," stated Roy Johnson, Superintendent of West End Schools. "Our attendance count date is September 27 which is really going to be affected by Carbide being shut 'down," Johnson said. "Between 40 to 50 apart- ments and houses are vacant in the school district which shows population still decreased. With Carbide not recalling the 90 laid-off workers until Novem- lber,,our student count will be '~,~ low,' he added. When President Kennedy started the PL874 federal im- paction program, West End School received $74,000 the first year. This year, Johnson said that about $5,000 may be realized. "By next year we'll probably lose PL874 funds," he stated. State assistance may be somewhat higher this year, ac- cording to the report; but as- sessed wdulatitm will go down with a student count decrease, resulting in less local funds for West End Scholls. Salaries for bus drivers, cooks, custodians and teachers take up 82 percent of the bud- get. Cutting out three teachers saved the district $58,000 but still leaves the budget $21,000 short. Co~t for hospitalization premiums for employees has nearly doubled in one year. Johnson said that for a family, the cost went from $148 to $332. "We'll have to hunt for a different and lower quality in- surance at this rate," he re- marked. From two years ago,the to- tal population has fallen from more than 800 to just over 600 when school started last week. On May 27, 1982, total enroll- ment was 632 students. When school started August 23, 1982, the enrollment was ex- actly the same, showing no in- crease at all. "That's not good. We needed an increase," John- son st ressed. Loss and no increase of sttl- dents made adjustments neces- sary. In addition to not rehir- ing three teachers, Paradox and LIravan classes are being com- bined. There are 2.5 teachers for Paradox's kiuderga,'ten through 6th grade, and 3.5 teachers for the same grades at Otavan. "We're really going to have to be conservative when we prepare the 1983 budget," Johnson stated. With federal, state and local funds diminish- ing due io governmental ovts and student decrease, West F, nd Schools really feel lhe pinch t31" the depressed economy here. High speed chase cost driver $68 Nancy Brooks, who sped through Disappointment Val- ley, Gyp Gap and Broad Can- yon at reported speeds of 100 mph last April, paid $68 for speeding after pleading guilty in court. She also lost six points off of her drivers li- cgnse. According to the .report~ Mrs. Brooks was traveling at high speeds in her RX Mazda, 'attempting to catch up with her husband. For 40 miles, at high speeds, County Deputy Bert Battu gave chase with overhead lights flashing and County warrant leads to cocaine arrest derson was taken to the Mont- rose County Jail. -A Gul-Super-Het radar de- tector was reportedly stolen from a parked vehicle in TeUu- ride. The detector, valued at $199, belonged to John Hop- kins. The crime was a class 1 tresspass offense. extradition to Colorado this week. Bond was set at $15,000. -Deputy Ken Brackett ar- rested David B. Anderson, 20 and a transient, for alleged pos- session of stolen property and having a concealed weapon. The gun was a .22 revolver. An- Wanted on a San Miguel County warrant for alleged phone harassment and posses- sion of cocaine, Rodney Mar- vin Shoup, 32, was arrested by Long Beach police officers. Sheriff Bill Masters said that Shoup is currently in the Los Afigeles County Jail pending siren blaring. When the Mazda reached the Colo. 141 - 145 Junction southeast of Naturita, "she faced another depuD who was resting a shotgun over the hood of his vehicle. Mrs. Brooks claimed that she didn't see Deputy Battu at any time dur- ing the 40 mile chase. She was charged with speed- ing and reckless driving. She Births ...... Lancle Jo Marolf Lancie Jo Marolf was born August 22 at Montrose Memor- ial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Marolf of Nor- wood. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marolf. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dayton, and Keith Hovey, all of Norwood. Sara Lynn posted $750 bond. Her attorn- ey, Dan Wilson, said that whereas she pied guild to speeding, the reckless charge was dropped. She was fined $45 plus $8 ,'ourt cost and $15 for the victin~ conapensation fund. The $68 was subtracted from the $750 bond with re- maining money returned to her Debois, Wyoming address. I II Tonee Williams would like to announce the arrival of her new baby sister, Sara Lynn. She was born Aug. 17, 1982at the Osteopathic Hospital in Grand Junction. She weighed 8 pounds I ounce and was 20 inches long. The proud parents are Dale and Diana Williams of Nucla. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lee V. Flora of Price Utah. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Williams of Nucla. Great grandparents are Mrs. and Mrs. A.B, Warren of Cedaredge. Count date by West End September 7, 1982, has been disignated as the 874 Count Date in the West End School District. On this date each student in the District will be given a form to take home. This form asks for information about the place of employ- If parents work on pro- perty' which can be considered "Federally connected" on the count date, the School District ' can receive approximately $103 per child. Your cooperation in return- ing these forms is very impor- tant. All data collected will be maintained in ..... 60nfidential files. San M/lu,l i Basin Forum I osps 573-600 I !Pvbllahed every Thur. I is day by Forum I ; Newspapers Inc. Second I class postaEe paM at I ! Nucla, Colo. 81424 I [ Roger Culver I [ Publisher [ | Subscription rates: $10 in | I San Mlguel county and I Montrose county; $13out of I county. I Addresl, P.O. Box 9 i Nucla, Colorado . I 81424 | Phone 864-742S .... J Norwood This Friday at 4:30, the Norwood varsity volleyball squad will host Monticello. Norwood Coach Anne McCabe and assistant Penny Buderus say their girls should be strong competition for Monticello, al- though the team is young. The single senior and cap- tain of the team is Carol Lup- ton, "a strong leader and excel- lent volleyball player," says her coach. Sandy Allridge co-captain, junior, is the second person on the team with varsity experi- ence, and her six-foot height will make the Mavericks strong young at the net. Coy Hardman, junior, with some varsity experience, is the Maverick ace server. Lisa Gard- ner and Nannett Mitchell will also be seeing varsity action. Trina Thompson, Sheila Woods and Dede Bryant are also vying for a starting position. Sophomores Dru Noble, Tammy Bennett and Sonia Rogers "are showing excep- tional skills and will be playing for us," said McCabe. Sonya Raabe and pamela Franklin are also vying for a varsity posi- tion. t Friday & At The Ml r's in Nat dt t Cover Charge ,It COW POKES By Ace Field J~ Q } We're proud of the fact that long ago we were branded as the bank for all needs. We are a full service bank arld we can handle it'" THE ACTION BANK STATE BANK N~ Serving Southwestern Colorado ull lng A Bank A Customer At A Time