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2A May 6, 2004 "1 econd Front Page The Cuba Free Press County will help with printing of First bus tour Mass Casualty Response books mm By Chris Case Assistant Editor The county commission agreed this week to help print Mass Casualty Incident Initial Response books for local emer- gency services personnel. Bill Patt of Steelville Ambulance met with the com- mission Monday to request assistance in printing the books, now that they've been written apd adopted for all of Crawford County. Patt wants to print 150 copies of the manual contain- ing information for emergency technicians in the event of a mass casualty disaster. The manuals, which will be kept inside emergency response vehicles, contain disaster response recommendations, codes of conduct, the chain of command, and a list of emer- gency telephone contacts for department heads. "If the [911] dispatch center were taken out during a disas- ter or act of terrorism, we could still communicate with each other by telephone or cell phones, using this book of numbers," said Patt. "The manuals spell out in plain English exactly what we need to do depending upon the level of the emergency we face." The commission authorized Patt to seek local bids for printing costs, then return to them with a recommendation. Patt hopes to have the manu- als printed and distributed by Memorial Day weekend. . "It really is a great program. We just need to get the books out there," he commented. Voters will not find much on county ballot come November By Chris Case Assistant Editor Most of this year's elections for county officers will be decided in August, not November. All but two of the contested races will be decided during the primary season, with no party opponent in the November general election. Assessor Kerry Summers (R) and District 2 Commis- sioner Ed Mitchell (R) face no opponents and will be reelect- ed to another term. Karen Matchell, Shirley Hendrix, and Franky Todd have all filed as Republicans in the election of public adminis- trator. In the August primary for coroner, Bob Coleman will challenge a fellow Republican, incumbent Paul Hutson. Randy Martin, Rick Walls, and Mike Guess have filed as Republicans for sheriff. Robert Kent is running on the Democratic ticket unopposed. Incumbent District 1 Commissioner Nell Swyers is unopposed in the primary on the Republican ticket, but will face a Democrat in Novem- ber--either Leon Turnbough or Ed Kitchen. Democrats Bob Hutson and Jim Smith will square off to decide who earns a spot on the Democrat Committee for the Boone Township. Filing ended at the county clerk's office on March 30. In August, registered voters will choose one candidate to represent each party in the general election next November. • Jail inmate tracking software being considered by county Continued from IA sidering raising the daily boarding fee from $35 to $45 per day of incarceration. Once the equipment is com- pletely paid off, Securepoint's fees would be held in a fund, allowing $4.50 of every $10 to be returned to the county for operating expenses. The Web-based software allows jailers to access inmate population data; maintain training, scheduling, and other records for jail personnel; track booking and arrest infor- mation; manage inmate visi- tors and property; and keep track oi  pri'soners neec[ing medications. It also provides the jail with handy new tools such as electronic booking, computerized fingerprinting, and the ability to share data instantly with other partici- pating counties through an Internet networking system. "The key is that the cost of the system is entirely paid for by the inmates themselves," said Gately. "We don't want to put the price on the county, because we tcnow mw tight your budget alreadyis. There is no liability on the county with this program." The commission is looking over the contract this week with the sheriff and county prosecutor, before meeting with Securepoint reps again to discuss their proposal. 'Rockin' on Route 66' selected as theme for 2004 county fair In case you haven't heard, the Crawford County Fair will celebrate that great mother road this year. The theme selected for the 2004 Fair is "Rockin' on Route 66." ' This is a very appropriate theme for the fair and one everybody can have a rockin' good time with! With. Old Route 66 near the fair- grounds, already being beautifully showcased with the great murals, this is another way to pay tribute to a world famous stretch of pave- ment. To help add to the community "hype" for this years fair, the Crawford County Fair Board asked high school students from Bourbon, Cuba and Steelville, through their school's arts department, to design a logo for the theme. All students were encouraged to tap into their creative juices and submit an entry. Entries were presented to the Fair Board at its April meeting. The winning design was that of Kristen Hudson of Bourbon. Congratulations to Kristen! Her entry will grace the cover of the 2004 Fair Book. "Rockin' on Route 66" should bring endless possibilities for fantastic parade floats as well. So, pull out those poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddles, slick back your hair and prepare to float down the mother road! July 14-17 are the dates to remember. Mark it down and plan to get your kicks "Rockin' on Route 66" at the Crawford County Fair! Look for information on new and returning fair events in your local paper over the next several weeks or call 573-885-2531 or 1-877- 212-8429 toll free. If you would like to have a float in the parade contact Chris at 573-885- 7432. Also, remember your best buy for the fair are advance season passes and carnival arm- band tickets. Stop by Wal-Mart in Cuba any Saturday morning to get yours and save, save, save! Cuba High School graduate joins Chris Bill Capehart (center) leads a discussion during a recent bus tour at the Crawford Historical Society Museum. It was the first bus tour to visit the museum. Several of the Historical Society assisted in tours of the building's many exhibits. Council Notes prices, hours of operation, and establishin against the property owner of events 608 School. • annexed apl: ° accepted the $30,300 bid acres owned the meet!ng the Project, the only bid submitted • April 19, 2004 • approved, by ordinance, cuttin’ • :accepted the executive session minutes of April 19, the contract with Kent ' • 2004 Robinson to serve as city attor- " • paid bills as presented ney for one year late May :.he'ard .... from .... Mardyn" Stewart • approved, by ordinance, ° reported the Ro of the Historical Preservation the contract with Steve Paulus resurfacing project wi CommissiOn on the commit- to serve as city prosecutor for later this month ..... t .... "n tee s ongol g work on the one year • approved a .ptown revitalization project .... • approved an ordinance "i . establishing the rental agree- • Williams of  ment for use of Iecklein, Hood " electric transformer Park, and park pavilions by Public Works Commissi0n onpool admission • approved an ordinance Delta Y in the ,:;ity planning spring cleanup The city's director of public works announced Monday that the citywide spring cleanup would be held May 17 and 18. Bob Baldwin made the announcement at Monday's meeting of the city council. He said advertisements including information about the cleanup are being run in the newspa- per. All items to be picked up must be left at curbside prior to 6 a.m. May 17. If any items are left at the curb after May 18, the city will issue nuisance • Eagle Scout project depends on you Continued from IA The books will be distrib- uted to the appropriate school libraries. Monetary donations are also gladly accepted, and will be used only for purchas- ing new library books or school supplies. "I know we have a lot of budget cuts at the school, and that's where the idea sprang from," Halinar said. "I wanted my Eagle project to benefit the community in a direct way, and it made sense for me to do something that could help address the growing needs of our schools. Every little bit helps, you know." Participating donors are asked to have their bags out- side the front door of their homes by 9 a.m. this Saturday. Fliers containing more information about Halinar's bike ride to raise funds for AIDS False alarm at courthouse by May 14, and is seeking donors. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, her charity, serves 120,000 individuals a year who are impacted by HIV or AIDS. It is a non:profit, community- based organization that reach- es over 1.5 million other indi- viduals through community outreach, advocacy efforts, treatment publications, pre- vention campaigns, and the Web. For more information about Berry's bike ride for AIDS or to become a sponsor, visit www. aidslifecycle.org/1224 on the Internet. The Steelville Fire Department investigated a call at the courthouse Monday morning, but it turned out to be a false alarm. The courthouse was emptied following reports of smoke on the second floor of the building, after the furnace kicked on. With office workers and the entire circuit court, in session at the time of the report, wait- ing on the courthouse steps, firemen investigated the call. It was determined to be a faulty furnace, which was pro- ducing a burning smell but no smoke. There was no threat of actual fire. By Chris Case Assistant Editor A former Cuba resident is taking part in a major California fund-raiser to help fight AIDS. From June 6 through June 12, Brandy Berry will ride her bicycle 585 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of the AIDS Life Cycle ride. There will be about 2,000 riders taking part in the run, which will benefit the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The 1994 graduate of Cuba High School, now living in Portland, Ore., hopes to raise at least $2,500. Currently she has raised $845 as she contin- ues a spring training regimen to prepare her for the grueling tour. Her training has her riding up to 150 miles per week to build endurance for the extended, weeklong ride. "Two of my passions in life are traveling and cycling. This year I discovered a wonderful way to combine these passions and also help others to follow their passions in life," explained Berry. She is required to raise a minimum of $2,500 for AIDS "Scouting for Education" proj- ect are distributed throughout Cuba. The project will be reviewed for final approval before Halinar qualifies for Eagle advancement. 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