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TilE Oi!10 COUN1T TIMES, IIARTFORD, KENTUCKY, MARCH 30, 1978, PAGE 20 Farmers in Ohio County are eligible for federal emergency loans to cover crop losses caused by rain, wind and hailstorms last summer. Loans of up to $250,000 covering actual loss are repayable at a 3 percent interest rate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Home Administration FmHA), Farmers with losses that exceed $250,000 may borrow additional funds at a 5 percent interest rate. Additional financing for production purposes or for making major adjustments in farming operations, will be made a higher interest rate. In addition, farmers in Ohio County may apply for loans to cover damages to farm home and service buildings in that county. These loans are repayable at varying rates of in- terest; one percent on the first $10,000 borrowed, 3 percent on any portion of the loan between $10,000 and $40,000 and 5 percent on any additional amount greater than $40,000. Applicants must show that credit is not available to them from local commercial lenders, Farmers in Ohio County may file at the FmHA office, Spinks Building, I I 3 Center Street, Hartford, Kentucky 42347. Loans for physical losses are authorized until April 25, 1978, and for production losses until October 27, 1978, (~.nlinued from Page I ville. The possible four-laning of U.S. 231 between Beaver Dam and Hartford also was discussed. The council was told that such a project would require the full cooperation of both ,Hartford and Beaver Dam, along with the county government. Six streets scheduled for paving this summer include Barnes from East Third Street north, Barnes from East First Street north, PAllcrest Drive from Ridgecrest north, a portion of Reynolds Street, Veller Drive, and Broad Street in Twin Hills sub- division. A NEW NOTE THE Another large truck but the dust or, rather, mud last Wednesday in front of the Ohio County Middle School. it was the second tractor-trailer rig to overturn in that immediate area within a two-week period. State Trooper Wayne Neal was not available for details of the accident. There were no injuries. South Central Bell's proposal to charge customers who make ex- cessive use of directory assistance has gained approval from the Ken- tucky Public Service Commission. The plan will go into effect May 1, 1978. The Commission slightly modified Bell's originial proposal, but the elements of the plan are similar. The plan includes: A monthly allowance of five directory assistance calls per main telephone before charges would begin; A 20 cent charge for each local directory assistance call made after the fifth one in a monthly billing period; A 30 cents per line cut in local monthly telephone rates for all South Central Bell subscribers in Kentucky, and A toll offset provision. A 20 per cent charge for each call to long distance DEPOSIT BY THE IOTH EARN FROM THEI$T 6 YEAR SAVINGS CERTIFICATE ~5,000 MINIMUM 8.06% YIELD IF INTEREST IS COMPOUNDED " SAVINGS THE 1ST HOME FEDERAL WAY 7.79% Daily Compounding on ALL Saving Plans Where For All Your Tomorrows You Can Begin Today By Inter- est On Certificate Accounts Being Compounded Or Receiving Checks Quarterly Or Monthly. IF fNTEREST ,5 COMPOUNDEr 6.98% 4 YEAR SAVINGS $~,000 O0 MINIMUM CERTIFICATE IF INTEREST I$ COMPOUNDED 6.72% 2'/~ YEAR SAVINGS $ LOOO O0 CERTIFICATE M*NIMU~ IF INTEREST ~$ COMPOUNDED 5.92% 1 YEAR $1,00000 SAVINGS MINIMUM PER V'EAR CE~TIFICATF atmo$~ ev t~ ~oo, 90 DAY PREMIMUM $100 O0 NOTICE MINIMUM PASSBOOK (f INTEREST ~$ COMPOUNDED PER ~EAe 5.39% SS 0o FL'EXIBLE PASSBOOK ~t~JMU~ " New Certificate Provides Fot A Costly Plnalty in Cote Of Early Withdrawal. i ~.~; "THINK ~'i]'~-||~' 1$T HOME FEDERAL I ST" FIRST HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 53i I%c,leric;~ Sir,el. ()~c,~l r KY 3205 Frederica St Owensboro, Ky. directory assistance within Kentucky would be offset (cancelled) by each in-state long distance call made from the customer's phone during the same month. Paul D. McCandless, chief executive for South Central Bell's Kentucky operations, said the company was pleased with the commission's decision, and he characterized the PSC's approval as clearly in the interest of Kentucky's would be taking steps to make sure all its customers understand the new directory assistance plan. "The details of the plan will be spelled out in an insert with your next telephone bill," Lature said. Also, South Central Bell has planned an advertising program to explain the directory assistance plan to the public. consumers. B "Now, the majority of Kentuckians . those who call directory assistance infrequently - will no longer have to pay the bills for those who use the service a great deal," McCandiess said. Bell studies show that 90 percent of all directory auistance calls are made by just one third of the com- pany's subscribers. Roughly 80 percent of the 200,000 directory assistance requests made each day in Kentucky are for num- bers that are listed in telephone directories. "It's clear that charge for directory assistance use can usually be avoided if people just look up numbers," said Lature, Bell's local manager. "In fact, in Cincinnati, where a similar directory assistance plan has been in effect for three years, 94 percent of the subscribers have avoided charges for directory assistance use in any given month since the plan began," he said. As people begin to look up numbers to avoid the 20 cent charge, directory assistance calls should drop significantly. Reducing the number of calls will save the company - telephone users - money, Lature said. "With these savings we'll be able to cut local telephone rates 30 cents a month, and savings in the future will help keep telephone rates down," he said. The individual line residence rates will drop to .30 cents when the plan goes into effect. Lature pointed out some other features of the plan. On each call to directory assistance, you'll be able to request two numbers. People with visual or physical handicaps that prevent them from using a telephone directory will be exempt from any directory assistance charges. They can get an exception certificate by calling the telephone company's business office. Directory assistance calls made from phone booths, by ,hospital patients, and by hotel and motel guests will not be included in the plan. Lature said the telephone company April 15-17 are the dates set for a proposed Spring Festival to be jointly sponsored by the Hartford Promotion Committee and the Ohio County Jaycees. The schedule include a carnival, barbershop quartet music and a square dance. Stores will remain open late in order to accommodate shop- pers in town for, the festival. .:.:.:.: :::.eL~ A KPA Award Winning Column With the snow gone and not likely to return for another year, our thoughts turn to things like cleaning the yard, painting the house, and getting everything in readiness for the annual garden. In springs past, this humble hopeful for a happy harvest has expounded on his ability to grow the prettiest plants and reap the smallest return. Very soon now I will again muster enough courage and strength to step behind a tiller to make ready the good earth for new life. And like in years past, it will be a struggle to near- death. My first encounter with a tiller came in May of 1974. The memory of it remains keen because partsof my body refuse to heal. A re-run of that classic battle follows: "Will this tiller break ground that has never been broken before?" I asked the man at the rental store. "It sure will!" he replied with a degree of knowledge that would make Aristotle look like a school dropout. "You mean to tell me it will break ground that has never been broken plus having about a four-inch thickness of bermuda sod?" I inquired. ' "Oh," the store owner said, "it will be a little work but this baby will get the job done." Driven by that outpouring of assurance and my wife's demand for a home garden, I took the machine. Most of you, perhaps, have never come to grips with a garden tiller and you, indeed, are the lucky ones. Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary defines the word tiller as a "cultivator." McBride's 1974 Dictionary defines the word tiller as a "killer of man a mechanical animal of destruction the first cousin of a jackhammer a mean machine and a chiropractor's dream come Those are some of the you can say about a tiller, things defy description and of God. "Take a spade and break section so the tiller will be a start," the genius at said. He also told his write up the rental ticket returned with the machine. He apparently had good believe the monster would me to return that it beat me into the ground. I very nearly did. As I think back to that days ago I am convinced was spared only that I forced to endure the pain of hands, twisted arms, and a back and bloody knees. Never before in my 42 earth have I been so manhandled. Never before experienced a bitter taste of farmers of old had to they toiled behind a horse Never again do I want a bitter taste of what farmerS i had to endure when they That tiller took me made sweat gush from my five-horse motor cursed me determination and the added insult to injury by clumps of dirt and grass fevered face. The tiller trembled . . . trembled and I trembled. bone in my body cried out but the machine refused Perhaps it best could be a public execution born demand for a garden from life will spring. If blood and sweat and serve as fertilizer we just the best garden known to rosS. Applications are now being ac- cepted, and an examination will be given to establish a register of eligibles from which future substitute rural carrier of record vacancies in the Beaver Dam Post Office will be filled. All interested persons who meet the requirements for this position are urged to apply There are no experience or training requirements in the substitute rural carrier of record examination. Ap- plicants must take a written test which consists of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions and computations. Sample questions will be sent when applicants are notified of date, time, and place of examination. The entire examination will take approximately 3a4 hours. Applicants will be rated on the written test on a scale of 100. To be eligible, they will be required to attain a rating of at least 70. Applicants must be physically qualified to perform efficiently the duties of this position. The requirements for distant vision is 20- 30 (Snellen) in the better eye and at least 20-50 (Snell n) in the other eye, with or without corrective lenses. Applicants must also be able to read small print, and have good hearing. Hernia will disqualify an applicant for appointment. An eligible selected for appointed must have a valid state driver's licenses and a safe driving record. All substitute rural carriers must furnish and maintain at their own ex- pense vehicle equipment necessary for the prompt handling of the mail, but they are given an equipment maintenance allowance based on the daily mileage schedule, or a minimum allowance per day, whichever is greater. Applicants must have reached their eighteenth birthday on the date of filing application. This age limit does not apply to persons entitled to veteran preferance. There is no maximum age limit. All applicants must be the United States of allegiance to the United America, or be noncitizens been accorded permanent alien status in the United Substitute rural assigned to perform the regular rural carrier of the which the substitute has designated during the regular rural carrier. Such may occur as the result of days off, leave, illness, services and other reasons. Substitute rural carrier salary range from $48.00 depending on the len character of the route. Interested persons application card, PS Form the postmaster at the Post Office. This form is this office. Applications must be before 4:00 p.m April 5, Two donors take their turns last Friday at a blood-collection center set up in the Beaver Dam report of the amount collected was available Wednesday. However, wives of Jaycees donated others donating were treated to free food at the Pizza Hut.