The Dublin Progress (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 23, 1988 Page: 1 of 22
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Vol. 100 No. 44
The Dublin Pr
Dublin’s newspaper since 1888
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AI CKO FILM CO.
P.O. bOX 816423
Wednesday, March 23, 1988
Clown Entertains At Celebration—This clown was busy making balloon
sculptures Saturday as he entertained children surrounding him at the St.
Patrick’s Celebration. The clowns also participated in the annual St.
Patrick’s Celebration. For additional photos, see pages four and five.
(Progress Staff Photo)
Today is last day
to file for election
Incumbents are the only candidates
in the Dublin and Lingleville School
Board and Dublin City Council
Dale Young has filed for Dublin Ci-
ty Councilman Ward 2 and Gary
James is a candidate for City Coun-
cilman Ward 3.
Incumbents Travis Barnes, Larry
Gibson and John Cowan are can-
didates for the three open seats in the
Dublin School Board election.
Incumbents Charles Whitefield,
Larry Bays and Glen Armstrong are
candidates in the Lingleville School
/ Candidates in all three races have
until 5 p.m. March 23 to file for a
place on the ballots.
Individuals wishing to run for
Dublin City Council can apply for a
place on the ballot at Dublin City
Open city council seats are those
currently held by Rodney Armstrong,
Ward 1; Dale Young, Ward 2; Gary
James, Ward 3; and Jerry Barnes,
Candidates for Lingleville School
Board should file for office at the
Lingleville School Superintendent’s
Individuals wishing to run for
Dublin School Board should file for of-
fice at the Dublin School Superinten-
The three elections will be held
May 7 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Absentee voting by appearance
begins April 18 and ends May 3 at 5
Air Force Band local
concert set Thursday
The Dimensions in Blue will be ap-
pearing in the Clyde H. Wells Fine
Arts Auditorium Thursday at 7:30
The special concert is sponsored by
the Stephenville Empire-Tribune and
Tarleton State University.
As the oldest specialty group in the
United States Air Force Band of the
West, the Dimensions in Blue con-
tinues to generate a unique excite-
ment while performing its dynamic
brand of contemporary
The 20 top-notch musicians per-
form an average of 160 performances
annually, entertaining over 800,000
people and logging over 20,000 miles
of travel each year.
Shows include a variety of musical
moods ranging from the singing band
sounds of Woody Herman, Stan
Keaton and Maynard Ferguson, to
the mellow sounds of A1 Jarreau.
Concerts provide a musical trip
through time from Glenn Miller, to
the rock and roll years of the '50s, to
the contemporary times of Chick Cor-
ea. The band provides something for
everyone, young and old.
The Dimensions in Blue perform in
high schools, colleges, and media-
sponsored tours throughout Texas,
Oklahoma, New Mexico and Loui-
siana and has received such ac-
colades as featured performers at the
Texas Jazz Festival, the Texas Band-
masters Convention, the Tri-State
Music Festival, Radio KRTU’s Studio
21 live broadcast and the Fiesta in
Blue activities in San Antonio.
Thursday’s performance is free
and open to the public..
Mark Allison named
Mark Allison was selected as the
1906 Outstanding Resident Conserva-
tion Farmer fm-Zone 1 of the Soil Con-
He was presented the award by Ed
Leatherwood March 14 at a banquet
held at PAR Country Club at Lake
Allison, his wife Lori and their
daughter Sarah live on a 300 acre
Comanche County farm just north of
Gustine. They purchased their farm
in 1904. They also lease SO adjoining
Their 500 acre fanning operation
consists of irrigated peanuts and
coastal hay production. A 30 head
cow/calf operation is also included in
St. Patrick's Celebration
Warm weather brings good crowd
Progress Managing Editor
Warm temperatures and bright
sunshine brought a large crowd to the
1988 St. Patrick’s Celebration last
Although official figures were not
available at press time Monday,
Dublin Chief of Police David Johnson
said he estimated more than 1,000
people attended the celebration
Activities started Friday night with
the Miss Dublin pageants.
Deanna Jones was crowned Miss
Dublin 1988. She was also presented
the Miss Congeniality Award. Jill
Pate was first runner-up and Missy
Way was second runner-up. Anne
Marie Morton was third runner-up
and Angela Timmens was selected as
Named Junior Miss Dublin 1988
was Katie Cozart. DeAndra Hodges
was selected as first runner-up and
second runner-up was Roxanne
Mathis. Suzanne Fletcher was
selected as third runner-up and Kim
Ratliff was named fourth runner-up.
Selected as Little Miss Dublin 1968
was Jacklyn McNutt. Minde Harbin
was named first runner-up and Katie
Morton was selected as second
runner-up. D’Nai McClatchy was
named third runner-up and Tasha
Campbell was fourth runner-up. Best
escort was Justin Sojourner.
Honored for Most Ticket Sales were
Tasha Campbell, first; Tyler Tuck,
second; and Susan Jones, third.
Jo Smallwood was named Senior
Ms. Dublin and Louise Gunn was
Saturday morning activities began
with the annual parade. There was
100 entries in the downtown parade,
which lasted 45 minutes.
Winners are as follows:
Horse Drawn Vehicles: Jack
Gerhart, first; Hugh Spraques, se-
cond; Jim’s Cabinet Shop, third.
Riding Clubs: Comanche County
4-H Rough Riders, first; Dublin
Riding Gub, second; Erath County
Sheriff’s Posse, third.
Individual Riders: Gary Henry and
Bubba, first; Mr. and Mrs. Hines, se-
cond; J. J. Murphy, third.
Best of Parade: Indian Float Tia-
Piah Society, first; Comanche Peak
Mountain Men and Dublin Nursing
Center, honorable mention.
Queen’s Cars: Angela Timmens,
Most Irish; Joyce Crabtree, Moat
Beautiful; Susan Jones, Mqst
Decorated Cars: Kawaai Clark,
first; Dublin Historical Society, se-
cond; Dublin TOPS Gub, third.
Commercial: Comanche Peak
Mountain Men, first; Pizza Place,
Qvic: DeLeon Peach and Melon
Festibal, first; Miss Comanche,
Commercial: Dublin Nursing
Center, first; Harris Methodist
Dublin and Stephenville, second;
First National Bank and Leather-
wood Insurance firetruck, third
Gvic: Dublin Chamber of Com-
merce, first; Dublin Riding Gub, se-
cond; Little Miss, third.
Antique Cars: Leonard Swafford of
DeLeon Comanche County Car Gub,
first; E. A. Blanchard of Stephenville
Lions Gub, second; Frank Dean of
Stephenville Lions Gub, third.
Pets and Children: Tonya Yates,
Other contest winners are as
Macky and Brandon Thedford of
Gustine, first; Brooks Symank of
Meridian and Jeff Gaston of Arl-
ington, second; Chalky Mathews and
Cliff Bartlett of Gustine, third.
First Contest: Jesse Miller of
Second Contest: Chalky Mathews
of Gustine tied with Wayne Black of
Irish Stew Cook-Off
This year’s stew cook-off had 10 en-
tries. Judges were John and Jean
Gallagher of San Francisco, Calif,
and Chris Paschal of Lingleville.
J. Richard Fowlkes of Dallas took
first place honors for having the best
stew. Fowlkes, an architect, was
entered as The Designing Gourmet.
Second place went to Sargent In-
surance Agency. Stephenville Bank
and Trust, The Stew Pots, were third
Showmanship winner was Dublin
Laundry with Wash water Stew. Stew
cookers were Mary Beauchamp,
Joann Glenn, Jackie Phillips, Nancy
Jewell and Jerry Mast.
Red Haired Contest
Most Natural Red Hair: Brandi
Harris, first; Melissa Jewell, second;
Marcus Wall, third.
Most Bottled Red Hair: Juanita
Sauceda, first, second and third.
Shortest Red Hair: Crystal
Williams, first; Marcie Warner, se-
cond; Jeffrey Kennedy, third.
Curliest Red Hair: Travis Ken-
nedy, first; Tesha Linn, second;
Kelley Stephens, third.
Longest Red Hair: Tesha Linn,
first; Teresa Wall, second; Brenda
Most Unique Red: Cathy Knoll,
first; Roxanne Elmore, second;
Stephanie Leach, third.
Most Irish: Muriel King, first;
Melissa Jewell, second; Cathy Knoll,
Dublin Couple Wins Additional Pot Of Gold—Jim Leatherwood, president of First National Bank of Dublin,
presents the third Pot of Gold to Vivian Huse, left, and James Huse. They won an American Eagle Gold coin and a
collector can of LepreKORN from Sikes Movieland. The couple also won the second pot of gold last week. They are
owners of Huse Telephone in Dublin.
(Progress Staff Photo)
Conger to be junior high principal
Baker Conger has been hired as
principal of Dublin Junior High
Dublin School Board made the deci-
sion at a meeting held March 15. Con-
ger has been a teacher/coach with
the Dublin Independent School
District for the past two years.
Ed Stafford resigned as junior high
principal and was re-employed to
teach junior high science. Also
resigning were Mary Walls, Dublin
High School English and Drama
teacher for 21 years; Randy Linn,
junior high resource teacher; and
Mary Kay Davis, junior high science
Derrell Thompson was employed
as elementary music teacher for the
remainder of the school year. Con-
tracts for the following teachers were
renewed for the 1968-89 school year:
Janice Ake, Mary Atkins, Linda
Autry, Rita Billingsley, Laree Blagg,
Anita Buchanan, Deborah Chambers,
Claude Cook, Mary Crouch, Rita
Crouch, Cynthia Davis, Juanita Dun-
can, James Easterling, Yvonne Ellis,
Deborah Everett, George Everett,
Allison grazes his cattle on wheat in
the winter and coastal bermuda in the
summer. He uses a crop rotation pro-
gram. Since 1985 Allison has built ap-
proximately 3,000 feet of waterways.
He is known for producting high
quality coastal bermuda sprigs. Dur-
ing the summed months Allison fer-
tilises, irrigates, cuts and bales the
hay every 25 to 30 days.
Mrs. Allison also cuts hay, digs
sprigs and move irrigation pipe.
Allison has installed approximately
8,200 feet of irrigation mainline and
sprinkler system. Through the irriga-
Hon pump, Allison injects chemicals
to the peanuts as needed for dfeseas®
an insect controt '
Outstanding Conservation Farmer—Ed Leatherwood, left, presents the
1908 Zone 1 Soil Conservation Service Outstanding Conservation Farmer
award to Mark and Lori Allison of Gustine. The award was presented at the
annual banquet March 14.
(Progress Staff Photo)
Lois Freeman, Annie Gibson, John
Grimland, Cheryl Hammer, Joy
Hammonds, Melinda Hammonds,
Velma Hampton, Ruby Harrison,
Karol Howell, Anna Hunter, Lucy
Isom, Jackie James,
Judy James, Fran Jumey, Celinda
Jurney, Janey Laquey, Effie
Leatherwood, Theresa Lemke, Karen
Lott, Letha Northcutt, Zelda Orr, II-
ean Prater, Danny Prater, Vikki
Sears, James Shipp, Vickie
Sparkman, Lynda Stafford,
Ellen Stephens, Vicky Stone, Vickie
Swain, Susan Templeton, Marilyn
Tuck, Hilda Underwood, Ann
Vaughn, Patricia Hirst-Wade, Judy
Warner, Judy White, Terri White,
Weldon Whitehead, Carol Woodlock,
Following two hours in executive
session, the board approved the
above faculty with a 6-0 vote. All
seven board members were present,
but board member Guy Hall did not
participate in the vote and did not sit
with the rest of the board.
In other action, the board hired ATI
Environmental Services of Dallas to
assist in getting in compliance with
federal regulations on asbestos.
“By Oct. 12,1988, they will inspect
all facilities, samples will be taken, a
management plan will be written and
training will be conducted for certain
personnel,” said Roy Neff,
superintendent of schools.
Neff announced there are 995
students enrolled in DISD with 545 in
elementary, 225 in junior high and 222
in high school.
With a 4-2-1 vote, the board approv-
ed an amended motion requisitioning
a 48 passenger school bus. The
original motion called for a
59-passenger bus. John Cowan and
Travis Barnes were opposed to the
action. Hall abstained.
By unanimous vote the board
clarified the organizational structure
and put the athletic director im-
mediately under the superintendent.
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final reading state board career lad-
By a 6-1 vote the board voted down
a proposal to make driver’s ed
available during the school day. Con-
nie Welch cast the opposing vote.
The board unanimously voted to
establish a policy to offer an honors
program in high school. The district
currently has a gifted and talented
program in kindergarten through
“Next year we will have gifted and
talented in kindergarten through
twelfth grade,” said Neff. “Gifted
and talented for high school students
will be the honors program.”
Neff reported taht a TEA com-
pliance monitoring visit found no
discrepencies in the High School
Vocational Education program.
“They will be writing us up because
we are not barrier-free for the han-
dicapped,” he said.
The board also adopted textbooks
for the 1988-89 school year; cast a
vote in the election of ESC/11 Board
of Directors; called for the school
board election; appointed Betty
Culpepper election judge; and
. adopted the 1968-89 school calendar.
It was reported that all board
members, except Gayle Zellers, had
completed their required training.
Zellers and Welch do not have to com-
plete their training until May, 1988.
by Charles W. Nelson
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Helm, Marie. The Dublin Progress (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 23, 1988, newspaper, March 23, 1988; Dublin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth762313/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dublin Public Library.