The Clifton Record (Clifton, Tex.), Vol. 96, No. 34, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 21, 1991 Page: 4 of 22
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THE CUFTON RECORD, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21. mi. PAGE 4A
Cookoff, lac., a i
i Camp Jobs
Kids, lac* tabs the recipient of the
John Mare, located s few miioo oast
rawiptwg foeilitiw for children who
art physically impaired or chroni-
cally or terminally ill.
An auction will bo bold at the
llaridian Civic Center on Friday,
Aug. S*. at 7J0 p.m There will bo
art, livestock, antique*. hunting
trips, sad merchandise donated by
local merchants, artists, farmers,
and ranchers, offired at the auction,
which is the main fund-raieer event
of the cookoff.
Other highlights of the weekend
include a dance Friday, Aug. 23, be-
ginning at 9 pm, a parade Satur
day at 10 a.m., arts and crafts
hmwlia food tmnriia, children * rides,
a horseshoe tournament, and apo-
dal attraction called Cow Patty
Bingo, which, according to Tad Der-
ryberry, spokesman for the event,
“must be aeon to be believed!”
A qwoal appearance will be made
by Mias Texas, Rhonda Rene’ Mar
neon, and entertainment will be
provided on the central stage by lo-
cal bands and performers. Sprats,
entertainment, and media personal
ities will compete in their own
'‘Celebrity Cookoff” as an added at-
traction to the day’s events.
Said Derry berry, the “National
Championship Barbecue Cookoff
offers a fun weekend for the entire
family, and a chance to help some
very special kids.”
MERIDIAN - AU cattle brands
must be re registered for a 10-year-
period affective Aug. 31 or thereafter,
according to Bosque County Clerk
Patsy Owen Miss.
The renewal foe is five dollars, ac-
cording to County Clerk Miss. Her
office at the county courthouse han-
dles registration details.
By WILLIAM T. IORDAN
GUYTON RECORD ASSOCMTV IDfTpA a t
- 1 MERIDIAN — Bosque County Cau1
miasioners' Court, at its Aug. 19 ses-
sion at the county courthouse,
received and filed information from
Judge James E. Morgan on a tem-
porary parttime position. No oourt ac-
tion was necessary.
Morgan, judge of the 220th Judicial
District Court, advised the commis-
sioners that Tammy Bsssent is trans-
ferring files and records of the 220th
Community Supervision and Correc-
tions Department in its Comanche
office to die computer system, so that
foil use of the system can begin Sept.
1. Bessent will be paid bimonthly at
16 an hour, unless later amended by
a court order, Judge Morgan ex-
HILL8BORO - Through the
cooperation of Bosque County Com-
missioners, CAUSE, Inc. will distrib-
ute USDA commodities as follows in
Boeque County during the remainder
Tuesday, Aug. 27-Morgan at the
Community Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m.;
and Walnut Springs, at the City An-
nex, 34 p.m.
Anyone whose white eligibility card
is dated August 1990 or before must
visit a CAUSE, Inc. office before Aug.
23,1991, to-be recertified to receive
SBA Makes Disaster
Loans Available For
DALLAS — A Small Business Ad-
ministration (SBA) Economic Injury
Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration was
made in January 1991 for agriculture-
dependent business in several Texas
The declaration resulted from
agricultural losses due to drought and
excessive heat during the 1990 crop
year, and excessive rainfall and tor-
nadoes between July IS, and July 22,
A1 thought farmers and ranchers are
not eligible to apply for these loans,
small business concerns without
credit elsewhere and small agricultur-
al cooperatives without credit else-
where dependent on these farmers
and ranchers are eligible. Nurseries
are also eligible to apply if they have
been affected by drought.
According to Jamas S. Reed, District
Director for SBA, businesses located
in Boeque, Coryell, Hamilton, Hill,
Limestone, and McLennan counties
have until Aug. 26, 1991 to file an
EIDL application. Eligible business
seeking loan information and applies-
tions may call toll-free,
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE COOKOFF
Schedule of Events
MO AML Gales Open
M0-10:30 Wortham String Benders "Blue Grew Band* Stage
9 45 Chicken Breas) Turn In
1040 Parade River Street •
1140-11:30 Ooggera, Michelle s Academy ot Dance. Stage >
1140 Celebrity Cookoff Begins i
11:15 Pork Riba Turn In
11:30-12:30 Mariachi Jalisco featuring Grade Negrete Stag*
12.45 Beef Brisket Turn In
140 Horse Shoe Tournament Lions Park
1 30 Miss Texas. Rhonda Rene' Morrison Stag*
240 Bollo Bros. Waco Band Stage
2:15 Pinto Beans Turn In
2:30 Celebrity Cookoff Winner Announced
3:00 Richard Norton as Elvis Stag*
3:30 Cow Patty Bingo
540 Winners Announced and Awards Given
840 Oid Timers Rodeo Arena Hwy. 6
Meridian Has Plans For
Naming One-Way Streets
MERIDIAN - The City Council is
considering limiting traffic on two
streets and parts ot another road to
one-way during school hours. Affect-
ed by the plan would be Second and
Third Sts. and portions of A St.
The ides was proposed at the Coun-
cil's Aug. 12 meeting by Superinten-
dent of Schools Johnnie Hauerland of
the Meridian Independent School Dis-
trict The purpose would be to ease
motor vehicle traffic congestion and
to improve safety conditions.
City Secretary Marie Garland said
that a public hearing would be neces-
sary, sines the proposed ordinance
would allow finea to be imposed on
thoee violating its provisions. Coun-
cil members indicated that they in-
tend to proceed with tha plan.
WALNUT SPRING8 - Tha city has
offered to sell its 1986 Dodge Diplo-
mat four-door police,cruiser to the
City ot Meridian tor from 12,300 to
12,600. Meridian city officials are ex-
pected to inspect the vehicle to deter-
min* if they ere interested in buying
The City Council recently suspend-
ed the employment of former Police
Chief Arnold Hall because of the ci-
ty’s financial problems. The county
sheriff’s department has sines been
providing Walnut Springs with law
Water Superintendent Steve Robin-
son told the Council it its Aug. 16
meeting that he had corrected eight
of 10 complaints made by the Texas
Department of Health (TDH) concern-
ing the municipal water system. Two
of the problems mentioned in a letter
from Oran Buchner, ssaistant region-
al director, environmental and con-
sumer health protection, TDH, should
be cleared within 46 days, Supt.
Responding to a proposal from the
Walnut Springs Lions Club, the Coun-
cil expressed willingness to transfer
municipally-owned land situated be-
tween the city’s Katy Park and a
residential area to tha club. In return,
the club would provide a baseball field
at that site.
Tha city seeks to receive 16 percent
of proceeds from concession sales
made at that location. The Council is
awaiting a response from tha Lions
In other business, tha Council
renewed a 26-year franchise agree
ment for gas service with Lone Star
Gee Co. Georg* Marin of Clifton, the
-firm's eras manager, presented ths
contract for signing.
The Council rejected a request from
Texas-New Mexico Power Co. for an
electric power rate increase.
Tabled by the Council was a resig-
nation submitted by Mayor Pro Tem
Karen Whitehead, who is relocating.
The Council decided to let her duties
as mayor pro tem concurrently with
the expiration of her Council term,
since she had not sought re-election
to the Council.
Mayor Pro Tem Whitehead swore in
Doris Fenn as the city’s new mayor.
Mayor Fenn will complete the unex-
pired term of farmer Mayor John
McDowell, who resigned June 12.
The Council will chooee a new
mayor pro tem at its next session,
scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.
22, at City Hall.
Also on the agenda will be the
swearing in of Mildred Morrison, who
was elected as a write-in candidate to
fill the unexpired term of Councilman
Max Does, who reaignad June IS.
Morrison, who was out of town, was
unable to attend tha Aug. 16 Council
meeting to receive her oath of office.
ENJOYING A TEA PARTY at Rose Hill Ter-
race in Meridian recently were (back, from left)
Rachael Mauldin, Ashley Pareone, Rachel Nie-
bet, Katy Howard, and Wendy Mauldin; and
(front, from left) Donya Allen, Sarah Mauldin,
Sheila Hunt, Lee Ann Childers, and Christ!
—Stall Photo By Terri Barron
Don Blair of Mission Cable TV of
Rockdale, the firm which supplies cs
ble television service to Meridian, an
swered questions from consumers
concerning rates and services at the
Aug. 12 meeting. Council members
also responded to eitiaen inquiries
about the system.
The Council authorised the city to
sell a used Dodge Ram Charger police
department petrol car and a used fire
truck. The first reading of an or-
dinance authorising annexation wi-
thin the city limits of a 0.669-acre
tract cm which Rafter D Builders Sup-
ply, Inc., is located, took place. The se-
cond reading was scheduled to have
taken place at a public hearing ,iug.
19 at City Hall.
Meridian ISD’s Trustees
Hire Three For Faculty
Walnut Springs May Sell
Police Car To Meridian
MERIDIAN - Three faculty mem-
bers, including a coach, were em-
ployed by the Meridian Independent
School District Board of Trustee* at
its Aug. 18 meeting.
Hired war* Roberta Foster of
Clifton, sixth grads; Sarah Jarrell of
Hico, second grade, and Garry Bartee
of DeLeon, who will teach high school
biology and be assistant football
coach, and head coach of boys' basket-
ball and baseball. Vicky Erickson's
resignation as second grade teacher
was accepted by the board.
School meal prices will remain un-
changed for the coming school year,
tha trustees decided. The price sched-
Breakfast: Students, K-12,60 oents;
adults; 80 cents, and reduced price, 30
Lunch: Students, K-6, 91.06; 7-12,
91.20; adults, 91.60, and reduced
price, 40 cents.
Superintendent of School* Johnnie
Hauerland was authorised by the
board to prepare specification* and
seek bide for installing a new gym-
Under the district’* amended dress
code, as adopted by the board, stu-
dent* may still wear shorts at school
during August, September, October,
April, and May. Tha shorts must be
a loose-fitting, walking type.
They msy be no shorter than finger
tip length. Biker aborts or boxer
shorts may not be worn at school.
Aa recommended by Principal
Brooks Symank of Meridian High
School, tha trustees accepted an atten-
dance policy under which all student
absences due to illness will be consi-
dered unexcused unlem a physician’s
letter confirming sickness is present
ed by a student who has been absent.
In addition, all school work missed by
a student who has been absent must
be made up.
Supt. Hauerland informed board
members that the City Council was
cooperating with his recommenda-
tions that one-way traffic regulations
be established on some streets during
school hours. The superintendent said
that the changes would make condi-
tions safor for students and would im-
prove traffic flow.
Tha areas affected include Second
St., Third St., and sections of A St.
The Council plans to hold a public
hearing on the matter because it in-
tends that fines will be imposed on
thoee determined to have violated the
The district’s sick leave policy has
been extended by the trustee* to in-
clude all district personnel. Five days’
sick leave will be permitted.
A five-year vending machine con-
tract has bean awarded by the board
to Quality Snacks, Gatesville. Other
bidders were Tom’s Peanuts, Waco,
and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Waco.
Borden, Inc., Waco, will supply milk
for the school cafeteria for the current
school year, tha board voted. Mrs.
Baird's Bakeries, Inc., Waco, will fur-
nish bread, tha trustees agreed.
An updated grievance policy cover-
ing all district employees won board
acceptance. The trustees canvassed
votes east In tha Aug. 10 County Edu-
cation District 21 special election
The board will amend tha district's
1990- 91 budget end consider the
I p.m. ini
monthly moating is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, also in the
I budget at a special moating
at 7:80 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the
library. The trustees’ next
Birthday Tea Party
Honors Sheila Hunt
MERIDIAN - A birthday tee party
at Row Hill Terrace in Meridian was
the setting for the celebration of Mies
Sheila Hunt’s eighth birthday.
According to Mies Hunt's mother,
Georgann Hunt, Sheila has quit* an
imagination and has often told stones
of how eh* and bar pretend family
lived in the Odle houm. When Sheila
was imagining hero*If living in that
elegant and gracefol era, she would
call herwlf “Row.”
Mrs. Hunt gow on to eay that Shei-
la wee thrilled to learn that her prin-
cipal, James Hardin, had bought the
houw and had plans to have e
restaurant in it. She just couldn’t be-
lieve it when he named it Roe* Hill
Miw Hunt couldn’t wait to visit the
newly-remodeled home, and on Wed-
neoday, Aug. 14, bar dream came
true. Sheila was honored with a birth-
day tw party *t precisely 3:30 p.m. at
Row Hill Terrace. All the guests were
elegantly adorned with hats of lace
and flowers, dresses, gloves, jewels,
and high hwl*.
Upon arrival, Sheila met each guest
at the door, and invited them to sign
the registry. The guests were then es-
corted into the parlor to sit and chat
awaiting tea time.'
Tha guests were served lemonade,
heart shaped tea cakw with a row
decor, and cookiw on fin* china.
Rachael Niebet toasted the birthday
girl with a wish of everlasting friend-
ship, to which Sheila thankfully re-
plfod. The party guests were then
taken on a tour of Row Hill before
returning to open gift* in the parlor.
Gueeta at the tea party included
LwAnn Childere, Danya Allan, Katie
■one, Rachael Ni^fw^ldad
Howard, Christa 1
din, Sarah Mauldin,
’91 Lamb, Wool Referendum Set
MERIDIAN — A lamb and wool
referendum will be held Aug. 19-30,
at the Boeque County Agricultural
Stabilisation and Conservation Serv-
ice office in Meridian, according to G.
Odell Tuggle, CED.
If approved, deductions will be with-
held from shorn wool and unshorn
lamb payments fin* 1991 through 1996
to finance the advertising and wlw
promotions of shorn wool end unshorn
Persons who have had any interest,
for at least 30 days during 1990, as
owner of one or more six-month-old or
older shwp, will be eligible to vote.
Ballots will be mailed to all known
eligible voters, indicated Tuggle.
“Voted ballots may be returned to
the Boeque County ASCS Office in
person or by mail and must be post-
marked no later than Aug. 30,1991,”
ha wid. "If you do not receive a bal-
lot, you may vote in this office be-
tween Aug. 19 and Aug. 30.”
SUBSCRIBE TO THE RECORD!
■N A T I ONA L CHAMPIONSHIP
August 24,1991 — Meridian, Texas
$11,000 PRIZE MONEY & TROPHIES
Beef Brisket • Pork Ribs • Showmanship • Chicken Breast • Pinto Beans • Best Rig
I DANCE, Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m.
| PARADE, Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.
Benefitting Camp John Marc Myers
"Special Camp For Special Kids"
Arts & Crafts • Horseshoe Tournament
Celebrity Cookoff • Live Entertainment
Food Booths • Auction
For Information Call: (817) 435*6113 Of 435*2075
AUCTION FRIDAY. AUG. 23. 7:30 P.M.. MERIDIAN CIVIC CENTER
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