The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 16, 1989 Page: 1 of 38
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It’s Habit Forming: Hornets Again In Playoffs
Tulia Gridders Test Childress Friday In Amarillo
WANTED: EVERYBODY’S SUPPORT
"Wc need everybody's support Friday night,”
said the Hornet cheerleaders, who expressed
appreciation for the strong fan support during
the Dimmitt game.
Bi-district booster ribbons will be available
Thursday evening and Friday from cheerleaders
and all day Friday at Tulia High School. They
also are scheduled to be available at The Tulia
Herald and some other businesses on Friday.
The bi-district booster ribbons arc priced at 75
"We're basically where we set our sights at
the start of the season... .to be in the playoffs,"
Coach L. G. Wilson said early this week as the
Hornet gridders prepare for their Friday night
bi-district class with the Childress Bobcats.
Kickoff at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo is
scheduled for 8 p.m.
"This is our bowl game," added Coach
Wilson. Although he and his gridders obviously
would have preferred to hdve been District 2-
3A's top seed, "we're happy to be in the play-
After bowing to Floydada in the district
opener, the Maroon and White won four con-
secutive outings to advance.
Qualifying for the football playoffs has be-
come a tradition for Tulia High footballers in
recent years. This is the third consecutive year
and fourth lime in the past five campaigns that
the Hornets have advanced.
The Hornets and their coaches realize full
well that they will have to play the role of giant-
killed if they are to get past powerhouse Chil-
dress and advance to the area round. The Bob-
cats, champions of District 1-3A, bring a ster-
ling 9-1 record into the Friday encounter.
They are "extremely big" and "have an excep-
tionally good defensive team" which has al-
lowed only 69 points in 10 outings, an average
of 6.9 points per contest.
Although the Bobcats have a potent offense,
"the great strength of Childress is in their de-
fense," Coach Wilson said. The noseguard,
Orlando Strait, is a 6’8", 260 pound senior "and
he can move." Another "outstanding lineman"
is tackle Ben Trent, also a 260 pound senior.
Childress also has "two outstanding (inside)
linebackers" in 161 pound junior Steve Schu-
barth and 175 pound senior Mark Mercer.
"They are real strong against the run," the
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PRE-GAME TICKET SALES
Pre-game ticket sales for the Homcts-Chil-
dress bi-district game will continue in the Tulia
High School principal's office until early Friday
afternoon. They are priced $4 for adults and $3
for students. All tickets will fce $4 at the gate.
As the "home team," Tulia fans will occupy
the west side of the stadium. The Hornets are to
wear their "home" maroon jerseys.
Fans driving to the game can take the Ross
Street exit north in Amarillo and turn right onto
Tenth Street, which leads to Dick Bivins Sta-
dium. Grand Street also leads to the stadium.
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Statewide Poll, The Lady
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* * * COVERING SWISHER COUNTY LIKE THE SUNSHINE * * *
VOL. 81, NO. 46 TWO SECTIONS THE TULIA (Swisher County) HERALD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1989
Artist's Conception Of The Swisher County Criminal Detention Facility
Prison Groundbreaking Monday Morning
"A special invitation is extended to all Swisher
County residents" to attend the 10 a.m. Monday
groundbreaking ceremony at the Swisher County
Criminal detention center. The site is on the north side
of State Highway 86, approxiamtely three-quarters of
a mile west of Interstate 27 in Tulia.
Delivering the keynote address will be former
Texas Governor Mark White. The groundbreaking
follows his talk.
"I think the success of the project thus far demon-
strates persistence and cooperation to make things
happen for our county in the face of a tough economy
and setbacks or rejections of previous projects," said
Swisher County Judge Jay Johnson.
"After not being accepted for a state-operated facil-
ity, the experience that the county gained made this
facility a reality," the judge added.
Ed Harris, president of the Greater Swisher County
Industrial Foundation, is scheduled to extend the
welcome, and Dub Ambum will voice the invocation.
Judge Johnson, who will emcee the brief ceremony, is
to recognize guests and speakers.
Patrick Graham, president of N-Group Securities,
will have remarks before Gov. White is introduced.
N-Group Securities, a Houston-based firm, is the
organizer of the detention centers in Swisher and five
other Texas counties.
National and state elected representatives and
guests from surrounding areas have been invited to the
"Swisher County Judge Jay Johnson, other county
officials and business leaders will break ground Nov.
20 on the 500-bed jail that will help solve the county
and state s jail overcrowding problem while injecting
millions of dollars into the area," according to the N-
The jail is expected to be completed by December
"Construction of the jail is being funded by the sale
of tax-excempt jail bonds to private investors", ex-
plained Graham. He added that "The county's newly
created jail facilities financing corporation will own
the facility. Pricor, based in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will
operate the jail."
The prison is being built by H. A. Lott Construction
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Holiday Open House In
Tulia Sunday Afternoon
Nine Tulia stores arc completing ar-
rangements for their traditional Holiday
Open House this Sunday afternoon. The
event is scheduled from 2 until 5 p. m.
These merchants invite friends and
customers to attend the Christmas Open
House event to view "all the new fall
styles, fashions, decorations and gift
items for this, the holiday season."
Refreshments will be served and
"everyone is welcome.”
Participating in the festive holiday
occasion are: The Sunshine Place, That
Special Occasion and Merle Norman
Studios, all located at 101 South Austin;
Memory Maker, 107 South Austin;
Tulia Floral, 133North Maxwell; Jerre's
Jewelry, 136 S. Maxwell.
Also, Under the Family Tree, 117
East Broadway; Friends & Neighbors,
134 West Broadway; Rainbow Floral,
North Highway 87; Ambum's Gifts &
Fashions, 119 East Broadway; and
Damron Shoes, 112 S. Maxwell.
Service Monday Night At
United Methodist Church
Mark Phelps, pastor of the Calvary
Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon
for the annual Community Thanksgiv-
ing Service next Monday evening. First
United Methodist Church will be the site
of the traditional event at 7 p.m.
A free-will offering will be taken for
the Good Shepherd Christian Outreach.
Participants in the service, in addition
to the Rev. Phelps, will be: Bessie
Bishop, pastor of the First Christian
Church; James Crowley, pastor of the
Church of God; Charles Davenport,
pastor of the First Baptist Church; Ernest
McGaughey, pastor of the First United
Methodist Church; Rex Nicholl, pastor
of the Catholic Church of the Holy
Spirit; and Joseph Schultz, pastor of the
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Musicians who are to be featured
include: Brad Holmes, ministcrof music
of First Baptist Church; Peggy Bush,
organist for First United Methodist
Church; Sue George, organist for First
Baptist Church; David and Kathy
Carroll Garrison, Lois McMullen,
Shirley Rhoads and Marshall Ebeling
are to be ushers.
Following the organ prelude by
Peggy Bush, the Rev. McGaughey is to
extend the welcome, and the Rev.
Schultz will speak about the Good Shep-
The call to worship will be led by the
Rev. Crowley, the congregation will
join in singing "To God Be The Glory,"
the Rev. Nicholl is to voice the invoca-
tion, another congregation number will
be "We Gather Together" and the Rev.
Davenport will read scripture.
Sanctuary choirs of First United
Methodist Church and First Baptist
Church arc to present the choral special,
"God Is Our Refuge." Holmes will direct
the special with Mrs. George the pianist
and the McEntyres being featured with
Following the sermon by the Rev.
Phelps, Holmes will present a vocal
solo, "How Great Thou Art," during the
giving of offerings for the Good Shep-
herd Christian Outreach. Persons at-
tending the Thanksgiving service will be
asked to bring their offerings to the front
and then return to their seats.
The congregation is to join in singing
"For The Beauty Of The Earth" before
the benediction by the Rev. Bishop. Mrs.
Bush will play the organ postlude.
By Wendell Tooley
I KNOW WHAT THEY'RE SAY-
ING at Coronado and Plainview High
Schools . . . ."Palo Duro and Amarillo
High played a tic game so they could
both go to the play-offs."
If Amarillo had won, Plainview
would have gone, if Palo Duro had won
Coronado would have been in the play-
offs. The Plainview Bulldogs are sitting
down there with a great 8-2 record and
"ain’t going anywhere."
ONE OF THE HORNETS’ BEST
QUARTERBACKS now lives here in
Tulia, Wade Littlefield. Some of you
may not know that Wade's wife is the
former Jcana Johnston, daughter of
Childress football coach Charlie
I called Jcana Tuesday morning and
tried to put her on the spot, "Jcana are
you gonna scream for the Hornets or
your father Friday night?" Since Jcana is
a former reporter for the Canyon News,
I knew she would be able to handle the
question. She replied, "the game is for
the players, not for my dad and me."
Congratulations to Wade and Jcana
on their new son!
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The annual Kiwanis Club pheasant
hunt is fast approaching and the club
needs more hunting land in order to
secure a lot of hunters this season.
Kiwanian Paul Slrouhal urges farm-
ers and ranchers who are interested in
helping the Kiwanis club through dona-
tions of hunting land should call him
now at The First National Bank or at his
home at 995-4327. *
You may also contact Bob Colson, Ed
Workman, R. B. Dawson or other Ki-
wanians who arc working on the project.
"This is a good opportunity for our
land owners to contribute to many wor-
thy organizations in our community ...
Incorrect Name Listed
On Criminal Charge
An article appearing in last week's
Herald listed an incorrect name on an
aggravated sexual assault indictment
handed down by the grand jury. The
individual indicted was Enrique
Guzman. The error was not committed
by cither the district clerk's office or The
.....simply by donating their land fora
couple of weeks a year," Strouhal told
Over $10,000 is made from the hunt
each year ... .most of it out-of-county
money, and it stays right here in Swisher
The money is shared with Tulia Satel-
lite Center, Tulia Day Nursery, Christ-
mas Love Fund, Boy Scouts, Meals on
Wheels, Cub Scouts, Swisher Memo-
rial, Senior Citizens, to name a few.
Strouhal said, "we prefer grain stalk
land, but the hunting has also been good
in CRP grass land."
Kiwanis Club Needs More
Land For Pheasant Hunting
Youth Center Possibility Increases
American Legion Building Proposed Site
Tulia’s quest for a youth center is "rapidly moving closer
to becoming a reality," organizers believe.
The plan took a giant step forward when the American
Legion and Auxiliary agreed to allow use of all but two
rooms of the post home, located in the 300 block of
Southeast Second Street, for the center. City and American
Legion officials met Monday with city attorney Steve
Rohde to discuss a long-term agreement.
The building, which has "a real nice hardwood floor,"
will need some renovation before being opened as a facility
for the community's younger set.
OFFERS TO HELP RECEIVED
"Lots of enthusiasm" is being expressed over the teen
center. Offers of materials and/or volunteer services to
make necessary renovations are already being received.
Businesses and organizations which wish to assist arc
asked to contact City Manager Marshall Shelton or Police
Chief Jimmy McCaslin.
Community residents will be given an opportunity to
donate or help finance furnishings.
Shelton foresees the possibility of the center opening
before the first of the year.
Organizers envision a governing board to adopt by-laws
and guidelines and oversee operation of the teen center. A
suggestion has been offered that both adults and youth
comprise this board.
The city manager believes that a "paid director" will be
necessary to operate the teen center. This matter was
discussed by the city council and administration dunng a
meeting last week.
Shelton is undertaking a feasibility study concerning the
possibility of the city employing a fulltime parks and
recreation director. "Normally it takes a community of
12,000 to 15,000 population to justify a fulltime parks and
recreation director," Shelton told The Herald, "but most of
these cities don’t have youth centers involved either."
Should City of Tulia decide to fill this position, the
individual would not only be in charge of the youth center
but would also likely head youth baseball and basketball
programs, the city swimming pool, arts and crafts activities
and oversee the city parks.
Activities and functions of the teen center would be
determined by the director and the board.
Shelton and McCaslin express appreciation to American
Legion and Auxiliary members for "seeing a need for a
gathering point for our community's youth and for provid-
ing a site for fulfilling that need. We appreciate their
concern and foresight.”
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Tooley, Wendell. The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 16, 1989, newspaper, November 16, 1989; Tulia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth507128/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Swisher County Library.