Updated: Wanda Tate family home incurs $35,000 damage from Monday’s fire

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — (Updated Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.) A fire destroyed the home of Wanda Tate at 2223 E. Lincoln Monday afternoon. The Wellington Police Department is estimating the damage at $35,000.Wellington Fire Chief Tim Hay said a grease fire in the kitchen caused the house at the Hamel addition in southeast Wellington to eventually be engulfed in flames. At about 4 p.m. Hay said a family member was heating the oven to cook fish and temporarily left the kitchen. When the person returned the kitchen cabinets and wall surface were on fire.“There were three or four people in the house at the time,” Hay said. “They escaped unharmed.”At 4:12 p.m. 12 firefighters from the Wellington, Mayfield and Belle Plaine Fire Departments arrived on the scene at the East Lincoln home at the Hamel addition in southeast Wellington and found the one-story house with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the home.As firefighters began their attack through the front door, flames extended through the door and front windows.They worked their way through the home. The fire had extended into the attic and a hole had to be cut in the side of the house to apply water into the attic area.During the operation an unnamed firefighter fell from a ladder and received an injury to the foot. He was taken to Sumner Regional Medical Center and released. Hay said a hose line may have knocked the ladder down for which the firefighter was perched at the time.The fire was declared under control at 5:57 p.m. The firefighters eventually left the scene at 6:37 p.m.It was a hectic day for emergency personnel. During the incident, firefighters also responded to two medical calls and the transfer was referred to Belle Plaine EMS.There was extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home. Hay said he did not know if the house was salvageable, but at the minimum it will take extensive repairs. The home was uninsured.The American Red Cross is assisting the family.“They are staying with family,” Hay said of Tate and her family members, who were uprooted due to the fire.People can log onto http://www.gofundme.com/ew5vuc to make a donation.On the website it states:“Our mother/grandmother Wanda has tragically lost her home and all of her beloved possessions in a fire that destroyed all she had. Please stand with our family as we begin the process of rebuilding and providing for her financial needs during this difficult time. She has been our strength for countless years, now it is our turn to be hers. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.Many blessings,The Tate Family” House fire at 2223 E. Lincoln Ave.Family and friends look on as WFD fighters put out the blaze.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Anonymous · 307 weeks ago A fund account has been set up to help her rebuild. http://www.gofundme.com/ew5vuc Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Jay · 307 weeks ago I may be a bit biased bc this is my grandmother and one of the most remarkable, and influential people in my life. It truly hurts to see this wonderful lady go thru the pain and agony of losing everything. Grandma (Wanda) raised her children, grandchildren, some greats and a few great greats at this location. I know god will never put her thru anything you she can’t handle but she is in desperate need of assistance. If there is anything this community can do to help it would be greatly be appreciated. Grandma has lost everything so anything helps, it’s truly not just about money. If you are interested in donating home items you can contact my at [email protected] We are here for you grandma, love you much, your favorite, g-son! Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down concerned · 307 weeks ago The Mission Trift Shop in Wellington is willing to have her come in and get clothes, dishes, and other things she might need. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Lili Clark · 307 weeks ago Wanda…I too went through the experience of a house fire. I know very well what you are going through and my heart goes out to you. Praise God that the angels guided all the people out of the house so that no one got hurt or killed. May God give you strength during this very difficult time. Love, Lil Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Local Citizen · 307 weeks ago How and where can a person make a household donation? My wife and I have a spare sofa that could be used if Wanda would like it. It is not new but still has some use. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down aaronploss 53p · 275 weeks ago I hope she is doing better, is there any updates? Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Musa Bility Dodges US$190,800 Tax Payment Again

first_imgThe lawyer representing Musa Bility has again failed to appear before the Tax Court to complete the full payment of US$47,700, which constitutes 25% of US$190,800 tax due government.The money also includes 6 percent interest, according to the Tax Court at the Temple of Justice.Cllr. Theophilus Gould, representing Bility, was expected to appear at the court on October 24 to make final payment of the 25 percent tax debt, but to date Cllr. Gould is yet to do so.Interestingly, the Court is relenting to compel Bility to pay government’s legitimate tax. Bility is the owner of Gulf Trading and Srimex Enterprises and president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA).A similar request was made on August 6, 2012, when Bility’s lawyer assured the court that they were going to pay the amount of US$47,700 which constitutes 25 percent of the total judgment of US$190,800.He has paid US$25,000 out of the US$47,700.At the court hearing last week, Cllr. Gould again pleaded for October 24 to complete the payment of the remaining US$ 22,700.Pleading at the court hearing, Cllr. Gould  was heard saying ” Due to arrangements put in place to ensure payment is made on October 24, after which other appropriate measures will be taken to settle the full amount.”However, Cllr. Gould and Bility are yet to appear before the court to complete the 25 percent payment.Their latest action came as a result of a request by government lawyers praying the court to order the immediate closure of the company.In their request, government lawyers contend that because of Bility’s “blatant failure and refusal” to pay its legitimate tax dating from the court’s judgment in 2012 up to present, that his company face immediate closure.In 2012, the court declared the company liable (guilty) in the amount of US$180,000, after Bility admitted to evading tax payments for several years.The case started on May 3, 2010 when government filed a complaint against Gulf Trading and Srimex Enterprises, claiming that the company failed to pay overdue and outstanding   duties owed in the amount of US$180,000 including 6 percent interest.Bility admitted to the allegation and made stipulation on how he would pay the money.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Public Notice Reminder – Persons residing in the TCI on an Expired

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services is hereby reminding all persons that are currently in the Turks and Caicos Islands on an expired Visa that they are residing here unlawfully.   Such persons are encouraged to leave the country voluntarily as any such person found to be in the country illegally will be prosecuted under the law.The Ministry encourages all persons to avail themselves of the Turks and Caicos Islands Immigration Ordinance 2015 and Immigration Regulations 2016 or to call the Customer Service Quality Assurance Manager, Emilio Seymour on (649) 338-4114 or email himat [email protected] should you require any further information or have any questions or concerns.The Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services thanks the public for their cooperation in this regard.Press Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Special Central Police Observer to reach city today

first_imgKolkata: The state’s Special Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey will be reaching the city on Sunday. He will remain in the state till the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections and will be looking after the deployment of security forces.The Election Commission has decided to deploy 10 companies of the Central Forces for the first two phases of elections. Polls will be held in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar in the first phase on April 11 while the second phase will see elections in Darjeeling, Raiganj and Jalpaiguri on April 18. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”He (Vivek Dubey) will reach Kolkata at around 4.25 pm on Sunday and will remain in the state till completion of the elections. He will have his chamber at the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office,” said Sanjay Basu, additional CEO, Bengal. The 10 companies of the Central Forces that are deployed in North and South 24-Parganas, Murshidabad, Malda, North Dinajpur, East Midnapore, Birbhum, West Burdwan and Kolkata since March 16 would be used for the first two phases of elections on April 11 and 18 respectively in Alipurduar and Cooch Behar and Darjeeling, Raigunj and Jalpaiguri. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to sources in the Commission, one company each would be deployed in Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar. Presently, the Central Forces that are deployed in Kolkata, Birbhum and South 24-Parganas would be sent to these three districts of North Bengal for the first two phases. Along with this, one company of the Central Forces would be deployed in Barrackpore and Diamond Harbour each. One company that is presently deployed in North 24-Parganas would be sent to Barrackpore and among the two companies that are deployed in South 24-Parganas, one would be sent to North Bengal and the remaining one to Diamond Harbour. For the first phase of polls, seven nominations have been filed in Alipurduar (ST) seat and 11 in Cooch Behar. In the second phase, 12 nominations have been filed in Jalpaiguri (SC), 16 in Darjeeling and 14 in Raigunj.last_img read more