Dogs Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Oz Einstein

first_imgOz Einstein, 11, a Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu mix is looking for someone 6-feet-away to throw the squeaky toy he got from Pet Pangaea to him. Oz Einstein is lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. Oz Einstein is a member of the Karyl Ann and Kenneth Armbruster family who adopted him from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in 2010. Courtesy photolast_img

Planning Locally to Navigate Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis

first_imgThe Borough is partaking in that planning process by examining their job openings. Navarre said in his borough update that anytime changes are proposed in tax structures, there will likely be community push-back however it is a necessary discussion in fiscally strained times. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough is in good shape financially according to Mayor Mike Navarre in his annual borough update; nevertheless, he says local and state agencies must plan their way through Alaska’s current fiscal crisis in order to avoid an economic crisis, which is harder to deal with. Mayor Navarre asks that Kenai Peninsula residents also communicate their desire for a state fiscal plan via letters or emails to Alaskan Legislators before they enter the next legislative budget cycle. At this time there are no proposals to raise or change property tax codes. In 2014, 84% of the General Fund Revenues collected by the Borough were from property and sales taxes. Mayor Navarre: “We have people who retire or leave, leave employment at the borough for a number of reasons and what we’ve asked our directors to do within their departments is when they have vacant positions, don’t just assume that they’re going to be filled, let’s take a look at it, analyze a need for it like what their responsibilities are and make a determination about whether or not it could be combined into another job or whether it’s necessary to replace that position.”  As we’ve been reporting, the Borough is also examining how to lower local healthcare costs through a task force and conducting a complete tax code overhaul in order to examine revenues. Any recommendations from either the Healthcare Task Force or administrators working on the tax overhaul will have to be approved by the Borough Assembly.last_img read more

Margaret Thompson, 84, Wellington: Feb. 16, 1935 – Dec. 29, 2019

first_imgMargaret A. Thompson, age 84, longtime Wellington resident, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.Margaret A. (Dry) Thompson was born on February 16, 1935 in Mountain Home, AR to Melton A. Dry and Minnie Ethel (Weeks) Dry.Margaret married Delbert J. Thompson on March 13, 1952 in Huntsville, AR.  Delbert preceded her in death in 2002.Margaret worked for many years in the burr shop at Plessey Welco.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Delbert; brother, Raymond Dry; and sister, Virginia Scobee.Survivors include her brother, Ralph Dry and his wife April of Wellington, KS; sisters, Gladys Wharton and her husband Milton of Belle Plaine, KS and Velma McCloud and her husband Stanley of Columbus, KS; sister-in-law, Diana Dry of Wellington, KS; and several nieces and nephews.Private Family Services will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Rome, KS.  Pastor James Wharton will officiate.In honoring Margaret’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation.A memorial has been established in Margaret’s name with CASA in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more