Today Cedar Hill (Duncanville, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 17, 2000 Page: 2 of 14
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Pag© 2"C©dar Hill Today*Thursday, August 17,2000
SI for Kids takes BSW field trip
By MATT DALRYMPLE
Southwest Center Mall played host to a sports carnival
Aug. 9 with the visit of the second annual Sports Illustrated
for Kids Roadtrip.
The festivities were part of a nationwide three-month
tour put on by the magazine featuring activities that tested
various athletic skills of the children and adults that partici-
A number of virtual reality games were set up inside an
18-wheeler brought by die company working on the camp,
Market Source of Cranbury, N.J.
Tour manager Christian Valtos said that the tum-out in
Duncanville was excellent.
“Compared to other events that we’ve had,” Valtos said,
“this is a pretty good amount (of people).”
Valtos attributed the good tum-out to several daycares
that brought their children to the mall on buses, something
that had not happened anywhere else. The event was also
visible from Camp Wisdom, another fact that helped get
the word out about the activities.
“Along with the daycares we have people who are dri-
ving down the street and see us out here. They think it
might be a fun thing to check out,” Valtos said.
Activities outside that could be seen from the street were
a basketball shoot-out, a football throw, a soccer kick, tee-
ball batting accuracy game and a tennis game in which con-
testants tried to knock down as many boxes of Wheaties as
Inside the semi-truck were the high-tech games that
included video games, a racing game, a jump-testing
machine and a game that allowed people to call one of the
greatest moments in sports history from the chair of a
Valtos believes that the event appealed to all members
of the family, not just the young ones.
“Everyone who comes will have fun,” Valtos promised.
“Our events are fun for people of every age. It’s fim for the
After reading about the event in the newspaper,
Duncanville resident Anthony Bonilla saw what was going
on from the street and decided that it was something his
child would enjoy.
“This is great how they have this set up,” Bonilla said.
“My kid loves sports, so he’s having a real good time. I
think all the kids here are having fun.”
Children were enjoying themselves, 11 year old Andrew
“I’m having a lot of fun,” Crosse said. “I hope they come back
The bottom line for Valtos and the Market Source team was to
get the word out about how Sports Illustrated for Kids cares about
getting children involved in athletic activities.
Today photo by DAVID WILFONG
Sporst Illustrated for Kids Roadtrip came to Southwest Center
Mall last week. (Above) Joshua Taylor, 9, (front) and Marquise
Coleman, 12, test their soccer strategy in the interactive gam-
ing booth. (At right) Zauuavia Bluitt, 7, gets into interactive
baseball with the assistance of staff member Korita Walker.
Senior center seeks volunteers
The Cedar Hill Senior Center has been
contacted by the RSVP program to provide 6-
8 volunteers for a KERA pledge drive broad-
cast on Wednesday August 23, from 9:30 a.m.
to 1:30pm. The RSVP van will pick the volun-
teers up at the Center at 9 a.m.
Center members participated two or three
years ago and said it was a lot of fun. Give the
center a call to can lend a hand.
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Cedar Hill
Police and Fire Departments visit with center
members, sharing information on safety at
home as well as the cautionary measures to
take to prevent being scammed. A light lunch
will be served at 11:30 a.m. Participants are
welcome to come early for bingo at 9:30 a.m.
or stay afterwards for social bridge at 12:30
Participants do need to call to register
attendance for the lunch though. We look for-
ward to seeing you!
People have asked for line dance classes
for quite awhile, and now we can offer them.
The classes will be held on Friday mornings at
10 a.m., beginning Sept. 1. The fee will be just
S3 per class. Our instructor, Judy, has taught
at other centers, and we welcome her exper-
tise. The class will be open to beginners as
well as the more experienced, with an after
session for the more advanced dancers. Call to
register, so she can make her plans appropri-
If by chance the answering machine picks
up for any of these events, leave a name and
phone number and the event you are calling
about. Someone from the center will get back
to you to confirm your call. The phone num-
ber at the center is 972-291-5353._
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“We are hoping that when they go into leg-
islative session next summer, that they will
either extend that program or consider a high-
er cap for some benefit,” Gainer said.
“They will probably do something (next
year), but there is no guarantee of that.”
For now, the districts are determining how
to best spend their newly acquired wealth.
“This is good for us,” said Richard
Matkin, assistant superintendent for business
and operations for Duncanville ISD. “These
funds will go toward keeping our tax rate for
debt the same as last year, instead of imple-
menting an increase. We are able to maintain
the debt tax rate even though our payments
That school district would have had to uti-
lize reserve funds to accommodate the
increased debt payment caused by the suc-
cessful 1998 bond election. The rate was sup-
posed to have increased as much as five cents.
By using the funds to buy down the newer
debt, not considered in awarding these funds,
the district said it can maintain its debt service
tax and stave off raising it for this year at
“We had hoped that we would get enough
relief to lower the tax by three or four cents,
but we could not,” Dr. Jerry Cook, DISD
Cook is appealing to the state to reinterpret
the way funds are considered, to help lower
the tax rate a few more cents.
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“We’re trying to show how the magazine looks at youth sports,”
Valtos said. “We want all kids to be able to enjoy (athletics) and
looking around here at all the kids faces, 1 think we’re doing that. I
certainly hope that we can come back next year.”
sion since the beginning, Dunnigan believes
that Crime Stoppers has grown astronomically
thanks to the response from the community.
“People really took advantage of this pro-
gram since it first started,” Dunnigan said.
“When people care about their communities
then they will do everything in their power to
try and make it a better place.”
Dunnigan said that there are no big
changes planned for the future other then the
fact he expect Crime Stoppers to continue to
“As long as there’s crime, there will still be
a need for this program,” Dunnigan said.
“This is such a proven-successful program
that I believe we haven’t seen it get as big as
it’s going to be. We hope that it can grow to
help many other communities.”
Rhodes gives Crime Stoppers a pat on the
back for making schools a better learning
“Crime Stoppers is, of course, a tool to
make our schools safer,” he said, “and I think
it is doing a good job.”
Ozanne Opens Orthopedic Practice in Cedar Hill
Dr. Stephen Ozanne opened an orthopedic surgery practice in Cedar Hill
on July 10, 2000. Dr Ozanne specializes in adult spinal disorders of the
neck and back. He also cares for general problems, such as injuries to the
shoulder, arms, hip, knees and legs. The new office is located in the
Lakeridge shopping center on Beltline Road, near the Cotton Patch Cafe.
Dr. Ozanne has practiced in the Dallas area since 1966 and is excited
about opening his own office. He completed his residency at Texas Tech
in Lubbock, Texas in 1990 and also participated in a spine surgery fel-
lowship program in San Diego. Prior to coming to the Dallas area, he
practiced in Kansas.
Country Day committee calls for volunteers
Dr. Ozanne brings special expertise in adult spinal surgery to the
Southwest Dallas area. He is on staff at Charlton Methodist, Southwest
Dallas, Lancaster, St Paul, Garland Community, and Doctor’s hospitals.
He accepts many insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and worker’s
Dr. Ozanne believes very strongly in conservative care and practices
thorough evaluation of his patients. His experienced office environment
feels more like a home, with a comfortable waiting area and hospitality
center for refreshments.
Dr. Ozanne believes in meeting the needs of the whole person. He has a
strong involvement in Christian mission work, both locally and abroad.
He offers a Tuesday night prayer and Bible study time in the office to
meet the needs of patients and others interested. Special classes are also
offered free of charge to meet a variety of needs in areas related to health
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00
pm. Tuesday the office is open from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm and on
Thursdays from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. Saturday hours will be available
alternate weeks from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The office phone number is
This year’s Country Day on the
Hill has added new events and kept
many local favorites to the Oct. 14
festival. Applications and informa-
tion are available for arts and crafts
vendors, food vendors and parade
To participate in any of the
events, contact the following peo-
Parade: Deanna Wright at 972-
291-7312, sponsor - Main Bank
9th Annual Chili Cook Off:
Christie Williams at 972-293-2604
Arts & Crafts Booths: Vicki
Watkins at Southwest Corner
Food Vendors: Rocky and
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Art Show: Rosie Welch at 972-
293-1998, sponsor - 1st Class
Baby Contest: Phyllis Stewart at
972-291-7844, sponsor - Baby
Street Dance: Matt McCormick
at 972-291-7817, sponsor - Allen
Beltsanders Drag Race: David
Jackson at 972-291-7121, sponsor -
Phillips Lumber Center
Horseshoes: Jason Graham at
972-723-3821, sponsor - First State
Bank of North Texas.
Methodist Church Fun Run:
Brian Muirhead at 972-271-1711,
sponsor - First United Methodist
Church of Cedar Hill, Missions
Pet Show: Dr. Shawn Ashley at
Lake Joe Pool Animal Clinic - 972-
Lions Club Fish Fry: Dr. Chris
Rose at Central Animal Clinic-
Two new events this year will
Country Kick’n - Boxing Bouts:
Becky Stivers or Abe Valdez at
972-299-0496, sponsor - Round
Washer Tossin’ Tournament:
Jimmie Ruth White at 972-291-
7582, needs a sponsor.
Additional sponsors and prize
donors are also needed; contact Ida
Patterson at Random Accents - 972-
As usual, there will be an “Old
Settlers Reunion” with bingo, food
and entertainment on Friday
evening, October 13. This event is
sponsored annually by the Cedar
Hill Historic District Association.
To participate in planning this
year’s Country Day on the Hill, join
the committee at the monthly meet-
ings on the third Thursday of each
month at 6 p.m. in the Cedar Hill
Chamber of Commerce, 300 W.
Houston St. If you have other ques-
tions, please contact Barbara
Hudson, publicity director, at 972-
291-8889 (business phone, please
leave a message) or fax no. 972-
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