The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 102, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 19, 1997 Page: 2 of 30
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The Clifton Record
Wednesday, feb. 19,1997
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before they em get charged with an
If a minor fails to attend the course
wfaea ordered to, or fads to pass die
coarse, he will lose Ms drivers license.
If he doesn't have one, the court cap
stop hip from getting one, James
'Parents may want to accompany a
minor child to the course, or even sit
in on the course with the child,"
Johnson said. “We only want to help
the familyfo any way we can. If we can
save just one life, then the course is
James also added that the court may
now order a parent to attend with a
child, if the judge feels that it would
be beneficial to the parent.
The course is completed with two
three-hour classes and an exit inter-
view, Johnson said. Currently, the
classes are being *held in the annex
room at losque County Bank in Merid-
The dass schedule is currently set as
Feb. 10,6 to 9 pjn.
Feb. 15,9 a.m. to noon.
March 10,6 to 9 p.m.
March IS, 9 a.m. to noon.
May 12.6 to 9 pan.
May 17,9 a.m. to noon.
July 7,6 to 9 p.m.
July 12,9 am. to noon.
For more infonnatioi. on the course,
contact Johnson at (817) 675-3915 or
James at (817)675-8939. ‘
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ment that the architects are working
with the; teachers concerning areas
the educators feel need attention.
“Wheti our communities pull to-
gether like we did with the school
bond, it’s not just the school. It’s the
dries, the organizations, and the chil-
dren. We thank you for your support,”
added Clifton ISD School Board Presi-
dent Bill Murdoch.
Chamber President Am Cosper rec-
ognized ieveral new Chamber mem-
bers at the luncheon, induding:
• Keith Blanton, who will be mov-
ing his family to Clifton to open an
Edward D. Jones office.
• Chamber Friends members Brad
Newsom, lCT.’s Window Cleaning,
and Facility Works.
• Associate members Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Schafer and Dr. Dan A. Gal-
Cosper noted that while all Cham-
ber luncheons have been booked for
1997, ideas for speakers and pro-
grams are needed. He urged Cham-
ber members to contact Office
Manager Tjydy Sheffield with sug-
gestions. He also .noted that on,/ a
few After Hours Socials remain
unbooked for 1997.
The next Chamber luncheon is
Wednesday, March 12, at 12 noon.'
Watch The Cufton Record for more
details as the meeting approaches.
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position of police officer. Childress
told the Council that extensive back-
ground checks are in progress on all
three candidates, and that the most
qualified will most likely be hired. •
An overview of an audit of the
City's financial actions during Fiscal
Year 1996 was presented at last
week’s session. The auditing firm of
Riggs and Company, Waco, informed
the Council that, in its opinion, the
report was “clean and unqualified,
with no exceptions to point out.”
The auditors noted that the city
runs a good operation, and called city
employees “a pleasure to work with.” ’
Mayor Truman Blum'fold the ‘
Cdundl that a new c^y mechanic has
been hired, and starts work Feb. 17.
Todd Prosser, formerly with Chemi-
cal Lime, takes the position vacated
by George W. Lanmon, who retired
from the City late last year.
The mayor gave copies of
Hamilton’s economic development
corporation articles of incorporation
to use as a guide in setting up Clifton’s
board. The corporation will oversee
disbursement of funds received
through sales tax revenues generated
after passage of the Vi-cent sales tax
initiative by dty voters in January.
Mayor Blum, City Secretary M.E.
(Bqtty) Barton, and Alderman Walter
May were scheduled to visit waste-
water treatment plants in Atlanta and
Winnsboro late last week. Mayor
Bldm said (he City has received good
feedback after a recent visit to the Rio
Vista plant, which is similar to what
Clifton is looking at installing. The Rio
Vista plant is lower in cost to build
and operate compared to other types
of plants. Blum said.
The next regular session of the City
Council is Tuesday, March 11, at 7
p.m., at City Hall.
MERIOIAN LINES UP FOR CHIU - At the annual Meridian Volunteer
Fire Department's ch* supper, folks cam* ready to eat *oM and a« the
twin's' in support of the local volunteer department.
- rs«to e» Cw<H Moulwn
FIREMEN KEPT BUSY SERVING UP THE 'HOT STUFF* - Instead of
fighting fires, the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department, ‘started a few*
during its annual chi supper held recently in the fire station. The men
offered both a mild and a 'super not' version chi at the supper. ,
- Staff mm» ty Carol Mariu*
Bo||ue Cities, Scriooti
Slate May 3 Elections
Supt. Bateman Offered
3-Year MISD Contract
Symank, Marsh, Patterson To Stay On
MERIDIAN—During regular session
of the Meridian Independent School
District Board of Trustees, Superinten-
dent Kenneth Bateman received the
offer of a three-year contract following
die unanimous vote of the board.
Following recommendations made
by Bateman, contracts were also offered
to High School Principal Brooks Sy-
mank for one year, Elementary School
Principal Ruth Marsh for two years, and
Athletic Director Damon Patter&n for
The trustees unanimously approved
the District Improvement Council’s rec-
ommended Statement of Philosophy,
Mission Statement, and District Goals.
(The text of the three can be found in a
Plans for the new track were tabled
until a representative of Huckabee and
Associates could be present.
During administrative reports,
Bateman told trustees that the highway
department cannot do the signs for the
He also added that bids have been
received for the demolition of the old
administration building. 5 *
Marsh reported that UIL practice is
going well in the elementary school.
Symank told trustees that the Ffo-
tional Honor Society and Junior Honor
Society inductions had been held
In other business, trustees appro'
a May 3 school board election, die
utes of the previous meeting, payment
of bills, amendment of the budget, and
the financial statement.
The next regular session of the MISD
Board of Trustees will be held Maid
18, at 7:30 p.m., in the administration
building. * > in
Meridian ISD Trustees Approve Statement of !j
Philosophy, Mission Statement; DfsffrtttGoals'jl
MERIDIAN — During the Tuesday, Feb. 10, Meridian Independent School I
District Board of Trustees meeting, the following statements were unani- |
mously approved by the trustees.
The Meridian Independent School District believes tomorrow’s adults will
need to cope with a far more dynamic and global society than the one in
which they now function. To meet the needs of a changing global society,
our school system must challenge students to excel in academics and maxi-
mize their potential in their chosen studies. The MISD must provide the
highest quality education possible, an education which will include skills
necessary to lead productive lives in a future that is rapidly changing. Those
■Critical-thinking skills needed to reason through a problem logically and
to be active in discovering alternate solutions.
• Human-relations skills needed to resolve conflicts with minimal disrup-
tion and to enhance sensitivity to the general welfare of mankind.
• Personal skills necessary to cope with stress and to adapt to personal
and occupational changes in ways that will put individuate in control of
their lives. ,
•Technological skills needed to become an effective contributor in a chang-
MISD believes the schools are responsible for providing children with an
educational program based on excellence. The Meridian School system fur
ther believes parents and all school personnel have the responsibility of
collaboratively motivating and encouraging students to succeed as well as
to strive for excellence within themselves.
Through this working relationship between school and parent, an envi-
ronment will exist where students will be provided the opportunity to de-
velop the qualities necessary to flourish In society and to be the best they
The mission of Meridian ISD is to provide an orderly and safe environ-
ment and challenging curriculum for all students to learn social, academic,
and technological skills necessary to succeed in a changing and global soci-
ety. Each child will possess a positive self-concept, the desire to learn, and
the morals and ethics to become a productive citizen.
• By 2000, at least 90 percent of all students in each population (African
American, Hispanic, White, Economically Disadvantaged) will pass all sec-
tions of TAAS.
• By May, 2000, student attendance for all populations will increase to
97 percent; thereafter, it will be maintained or improved annually.
• By May, 2000, the annual dropout rate for grades 7-12 will be no greater
than one percent; thereafter, the.rate will be maintained or improved annu-
• By May, MOO, at least 70 percent of all students will takb either the
SAT or ACT. At least 35 percent will meet or exceed the state criteria.
MERIDIAN — Cities and indepen
, dent school districts in Bosque County
will be holding elections for council
members and trustees respectively, on
Opening date to file for any of the
seat*.was Monday, Feb. 17, and clos-
ing date to file will be March 19. For
load rules and regulations on filing for
positions, or for inforfhation on terms
of the positions, contact the local city
hall or school administration office.
Full terms on dty councils are for two
years and on school boards are three
years. Several partial unexpired terms
ire also appliable, as noted.
The following list includes positions
open for election this year:
Clifton City Council
• Truman Blum, mayor, two-year
• Walter May, alderman, two-year
• Joe Fiy, alderman, two-year team.
’ Clifton ISD
Board of Trustees
• Sam Wells, three-year term.
• Don Stenmark, three-year term.
Meridian City Council
• Bill Rasberry, mayor, two-year
• PHOTO CONTEST
Continued From Page One
The entry fee indudes lunch and a 157-
page special edition of “The Nikon
School handbook,” a $24.95 value.
A cash award will also be given to
the winner of the Popular Choice
Each entry should be labeled with
the photographer’s name, address,
phone number, and category. Persons
wanting photos returned should en-
close a stamped, self-addressed enve-
Entrants in the student competition
can enter up to five photos in their age
category: Elementary (K-5th), Middle
School (6th to 8th), and High School
(9th to 12th).
Photos will be on exhibit at the BC-
CFA from March 22 through April 19.
Student entries must have the
student’s name, address, school, home-
room teacher’s name, and grade listed
on the back of each photo. Include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to
have photos returned.
Entries in either competition can be
any size, and can be color or black-and-
Entries can be delivered to the BC-
f CFA office at 1701 West 9th Street,
Clifton, or mailed by March 1 to BC-
CFA Photo Club, P.O. Box 373, Clifton,
£ TX 76634.
Auditions Held In Female Version Of ‘Odd Couple’
CLIFTON — The Bosque County
Conservatory of Fine Arts Tin Build-
ing Theatre has held open auditions
for the 1997 spring dinner theatre
production of Neil Simon’s classic
comedy. The Odd Couple.” The pro-
duction will be a female version of the
Tryouts were set for Saturday, Feb.
15, and Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m.,
in the Tin Building Theatre in Clifton,
located at 1701 West 9th Street. Per-
sons gee ting The Cufton Record’s
Wednesday edition on Tuesday may
still have time to make that night’s
Parts are available for six women of
various ages. Two men’s parts, with
ages preferably in their 30s, are also
Directing die play will be BCCFA
Theatre veterans Cheryll Compton and
Bryan Davis. For mote information, call
the BCCFA at (817) 675-3724.
Lakeside Village Firefighters Plan Luncheon, Supper
LAKESIDE VILLAGE - The Lakeside Village
Firefighters’ Association plans a Washington’s Birthday
spaghetti luncheon Saturday, Feb. 22. from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $1.50 for children
age six to 12, Children under age six eat free.
The meal is sponsored by the Lakeside Ladies’ Auxil-
Proceeds from the meal will benefit the fire department.
Tickets are available from department members and at
The February pot-luck supper is set for Thursday, Feb.
27, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 and a covered-
dish for adults, and $1 for children ages six to 12. Chil-
dren under six eat free.
rBoth meals will be served at the Lakeside Village Fire
For more information, contact Helen Snyder at (817)
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Other officers of the Meridian Indus-
trial Development Corporation board
• appointed Friday include Billy Kibler,
vice president, and Mark Williamson,
The board on Friday unanimously
approved two resolutions, as follows:
The Board of the Meridian Indus-
trial Development Corporation, by
unanimous vote of all members present
on this the 14th day of February, 1997,
hereby resolves to and does authorize
the release of all documents involving
the purchase of the Standard Meat fa-
cility from the Sara Lee Corporation by
the Meridian industrial Development
Corporation and the Subsequent sale
of said property by the Corporation to
Fernando Foods, Incorporation held by
die Meridian Abstract Company. This
authorization of release is to include
any and all contracts executed at any
timetai behalf of the Corporation, to-
getherewith all financial documents,
closing statements, and other docu-
ments in the possession of Meridian
Abstract Company relating to the above
transaction or any other transaction
involving the(Meridian Industrial De-
The second resolution reads as fd-
. The BoatcFof the Meridian Indus-
trial Development Corporation ...
hereby resolves to and does authorize
the release of all financial records re-
lating to said Corporation since its in-
ception which are held by the Bosque
County Bank. This authorization of re-
lease is to include the results and raw
data from any audit related to any
transaction involving the Corporation.
The above records are to be released
to Brad Newsom, the duly authorized
representative of the Meridian City
Both resolutions were signed by Law
and Williamspn, and notarized by Me-
ridian City Secretary Marie Garland on
In other business, the Board ap-
proved the minutes of the special meet-
ing of the Board on Feb. 3.
Board members in attendance at the
meeting included: Law, Kibler,
Williamson. Royce Hali, Mary Beth
McMahon. Don McMahon, and Ray
Others in attendance included
Newsom, Mayor Bill Rasberry, Coun-
cilman Jordan (Buddy) Brantley, and
• Jordan (Buddy) Brandey. two-year
• David Crockett, two-year term.
Board of Trustees
• Paul Muiphey, three-year term.
• Debbie Kibler, three-year term.
CranfiUs Gap City Council
. • Marc Johnson, mayor, two-year
• David Witte, alderman, two-year
• Barbara Epley, alderman, two-year
Cranfilb Gap ISD
Board of Trustees
• Jeff Rose, three-year term.
• Kathy Witte, three-year term.
Walnut Springs City Council
• Donnie Edwards, alderman, two-
• Gloria Saxon, alderman, two-year
Walnut Springs ISD
Board of Trustees
• Lonnie Halbert, three-year term.
• Mike Huffman, three-year term.
Morgan City Council
• Bill Ross, three-year term.
• Barbara Watkins; three-year term.
• Maddie Ruth Flick, two-year term,
• Marie Lawrence, one-year term,
Morgan ISD I
• Clinton Barber, one-year, unex-
• Dee Clark, three-year term.
•Gary Sowders, three-year term.
Valley Mill* City Council
• Howard Hillm, mayor, two-year
• Bill Lancaster, alderman, two-year
• T.P. Golden, alderman, two-year
Valley Mills ISD
Board of Trustees
• Dick Owens, three-year term.
• Greg Burt, three-year term.
• Tommy Morgan, three-year term.
Iredell City Council
• Rexie VanWinkle, two-year term.
• Pam VanWinkle, two-year term.
Board of Trustees
• Orren Linton, three-year term.
• Kristi Thomas, three-year term.
Board of Trustees v
• Douglas Runyon, three-year term.
• Paul Barton, three-year term.
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