The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 83, No. 80, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 5, 1990 Page: 3 of 18
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Seminole (Texas) Sentinel, Sunday, August 5,1990, PAGE 3
'READING' WINNERS-Ben Campbell, left, and Ruth Luna,
display the prizes they won during the finale of the summer reading
club Wednesday at Gaines County Library. A total of 371 children
participated in the club and 125 received reading certificates.
(Sentinel Photo by Gene Gaines)
ARTHUR (ART) STEFFENS
Services for Arthur (Art) Steffens, 71, of Comanche, the father of
Robert Steffens of Seminole, were held at noon Saturday at the Hall and
Chancy Funeral Chapel of Comanche. Burial was in Gardens of
Memory in Comanche under direction of Hall and Chancy Funeral
He died at 3:55 a.m. Thursday at Comanche Community Hospital.
Mr. Steffans was born June 8,1919 in Hydro, OK and was a pumper
for Amoco Production Company at the Cedar Lake Field in Gaines
County for 38 years. He had also served in the City of Brownficld
Police Reserves for 12 years.
He had lived in Comanche four years and had served in the
Comanche County Sheriff's Reserves as Commander.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a
paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division, where he made 13 jumps in
the Phillipine Campaign.
He was married to Hazel Johnson, March 23,1949, in Buffalo, OK
and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In addition to his son here, survivors include his wife; a daughter,
Anna Wall of Irving; three brothers, Alvin of Boise, ID, Bernard of
Newcastle, OK, and Tommy Williams of Laramie, WY; four sisters,
Agnes Lewis of Oregon City, OR, Irene DcCapua of Columbus, OH,
Bernadine Rouf of Akron, OH, and Johanna Ross of Fair Oaks, CA;
four grandsons; and one step-granddaughter.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services for Gussie Houchin of Lubbock, the mother of Rayburn
Houchin of Seminole, were held at 2|>.m. Saturday in Resthaven
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cleve Haley, pastor of Oakwood
Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jim Jackson, pastor of
First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial
She died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Lubbock Methodist Hospital
following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Houchin was born in Brock and moved from Ladonia to
Lubbock in 1970. She was married to Roy Houchin Dec. 6, 1925, in
Paducah. He died in 1970. She was a former Sunday School teacher at
Ladonia's First Baptist Church and was a member of the Home
Demonstration Club and Oakwood Baptist Church. _
In addition to her son here, survivors include a daughter, Billie
Caudle of Lubbock; a sister, Grace Baker of Modesto, CA; five
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Phillip Houchin, Phil Houchin, Jack W. Allen,
Kenneth LcBlanc, Mark Caudle and Mike Caudle.
The family suggests memorials to Methodist Hospital's Hodges
Cancer Center, Oakwood Baptist Church building fund or Meals on
Services for Erma Gilmore, 79, of Seagraves, were held at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday in First Assembly of God Church of Seagraves, with the Rev.
L.D. Hinson, pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Seagraves Cemetery under direction of Connally
Funeral Home of Seagraves.
She died at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Permian General Hospital in
Andrews, after a brief illness.
She was born in Tremont, MS and moved to Seagraves in 1938. She
had worked for Liles and Grimes grocery stores and was a Methodist.
Survivors include a brother, Herman of Seagraves.
The Summer Reading Club at
Gaines County Library came to a
close Wednesday, as 100 persons
attended a "Grand Finale" party at
the library. Refreshments for the
event were served by the Seminole
Junior Study Club.
Special speaker was Richard
Dolenger, a narcotics investigator
from the Permian Basin Drug Task
Force, and his K-9 inspector,
This year's reading program drew
371 youngsters, with 125 of them
receiving reading certificates for
reading the required amount of
books. The library checked out over
9,500 books to children during the
two months of the program.
Each of the children receiving
certificates were presented pizza
coupons, while Ruth Luna, 8,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Baldo
Luna of Seminole was the winner
of a bicycle and Ben Campbell, 8,
the son of Mary and Greg Campbell
of Seminole won a skateboard.
Alternate winners were Vicki Ivy,
daughter of Paul and Cecilia Ivy,
and Lacce Navarro, daughter of
Lucio and Bennic Navarro.
Although the Reading Program
finished, youngsters are reminded
the library is still offering its
Summer Film Program until school
Shane Kinnison received the
master of divinity degree from
Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary during commencement
ceremonies July 13. Commence-
ment exercises were held at
Travis Avenue Baptist Church in
Ft. Worth, with President Russell
H. Dilday awarding degrees to
the 127 summer graduates.
Kinnison and his wife,
Stephanie, arc looking forward to
working and serving in Iraan
where Kinnison will be pastor of
the First Baptist Church. He will
officially assume the position on
August 19. While attending
seminary, Kinnison was associate
pastor and choir director of the
First Baptist Church in Roanoke
where he and his wife, Stephanie,
have resided since 1986.
He is the son of Jessie and
Mclvin Kinnison of Seminole.
Theological Seminary is
affiliated with the Southern
Baptist Convention and is the
largest theological school in the
world, training more than 5,000
each year for ministry.
Meet your new neighbors...
New residents of Seminole the
past week, according to water
connection applications at City
Matt Henson, 1004 NW I;
Frank Fricsen, 310 SW 3rd;
Danny Lamberth, 204 S1
Geronimo Cavazos, 507 SW
Fountain of Life Church, 107
'Dianc^Salinas, 613 SW 6th;
John Harms, 610 SW 9th.
In ancient Greece the lay*«f tree was considered sacred to the god
Apollo, patron of poets. Hence poets who won distinction were crowned
with a wreath of laurels.
The Seminole High School
band will begin summer
rehearsals Monday, August 6, at
8:30 a.m., announced band
director Terry Maxwell.
All High School band
members should attend, stated
Maxwell, and any students who
have withdrawn from band but
would like to rejoin are welcome
to come, also.
Maxwell stated he is very
excited to be affiliated with the
Seminole Independent School
District, and eager to get started.
"The situation looks great!" said
For the past three years,
Maxwell has been head band
director at Killeen. Under
Maxwell's leadership, the Killeen
band was named Outstanding
Band at the All-Amcrican Music
Festival in Orlando, Florida.
They also earned several first
division ratings at various
Prior to working in Killeen,
Maxwell was in Pecos for five
years as head band director. The
Pecos band earned the
opportunity to compete in the
State Marching Contest-*
and 1986. They earned seventh
place for State Honor Band
selection in 1987.
Maxwell, originally from
Denver, CO, is a graduate of
West Texas State University
where he earned his B.A. and
M.A. degrees. He and his fiance,
Jeannie Pujol of Killeen, are
making plans to marry later this
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Bet You Thought
An open house for the High
School Building Trades House
at 906 SW 7th St. will take place
from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Monday.
All persons are invited to
view the structure.
The Seminole High School
band will begin summer
rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. Monday
at the High School Band Hall.
According to new band
director Terry Maxwell, all high
school band members should
attend, and any students who
have withdrawn from band and
would like to rejoin arc also
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Fisher, David. The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 83, No. 80, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 5, 1990, newspaper, August 5, 1990; Seminole, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth440038/m1/3/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.