Bus Contract Awarded To Second Low Bidder When First Withdraws
The Roy C. Davidson Co. of Boise withdrew its school bus bid after being awarded a contract to supply a 54-passenger bus for the Kuna School District. Mrs. Alma Pethtel, clerk, reports. After the contract was awarded it was discovered that the cost of delivery had not been included. The school board reviewed other bids submitted and gave the contract to the second low bidder, the International Harvester Co. of Boise. The company will supply an international bus with a Wayne body. Cost of the bus with trade-in will be $4715. The bus will replace a 1951 model that has fully depreciated, Mrs. Pethtel said.
Happy Hour 4-H, Club Plans Mothers’ Lunch
The Happy Hour 4-H club held a meeting Tuesday at the home of Linda Patchin and made more plans for a mother’s luncheon, which will be held, May 28 at 7:30 pm in the Bowmont Community Hall. Kathy Gunning, Jill Moon and Jean Zimmerman showed some of the projects they have completed in their arts and crafts class. The club members have met the past two Saturdays preparing the program for their mothers’ luncheon and making gifts for their mothers. There will be another workshop this week at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Freeman.
The Melba Herald
Summer Workers Fill Melba Labor Camp
Melba’s labor camp began to fill up last week with the camp’s quota of 85 workers being filled with the arrival of more workers on Tuesday most of the workers came from Texas. The beet work, which is the first work to use Mexican Labor, has not yet started, so most of the laborers were at loose ends on Wednesday. With the exception of a few odd jobs, getting settles in their summer home is about all the activity at the labor camp.
Community Auction Committee Buys Resuscitator for Use by Fire Department
The Melba Community Auction executives committee announced this week that they have purchased a resuscitator, inhalator and aspirator with auction funds. The committee met last week at the Darrell Stidmon home, together with Clen Friddle, Chairman of the Rural Fire District and Frank Howell of the Star line equipment company of Boise. The purchase, which amounted to $325, will be kept on the Melba Fire Truck, to be used by anyone needing it for emergency aid. It will be available for contacting the post office, fire station, drug store or Shelley Bishop. The equipment, which is portable, has two tanks with twenty minutes supply of oxygen in each tank. In two weeks it is hoped to have a second machine to be kept on the rural truck. At this meeting, other hospital equipment, with a total cost of $375 was purchased. A wheel chair, a hospital bed and an over bed table were added to the growing supply of sick room equipment available to Melba and neighboring communities. The purchase makes a total of four wheel chairs, two hospital beds and two over the bed tables of this equipment, at present two wheel chairs and crutches and the new equipment are available to anyone needing them