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Massey Named New CHS Principal
Head Coach Joe Oliver Resigns
Contributing Writer
CLIFTON — Trustees of Clif-
ton Independent School District
met for over four hours Satur-
day before electing to hire Ron-
nie Massey as new principal of
Cliflon High School.
School superintendent
Richard Liardon told The
Record the board had received
44 applicants for the position
which was vacated March 17
with the resignation of Joe
Bryan. Board members had nar-
rowed the field down to six by
Saturday and interviewed three
of those Saturday morning.
A motion to hire Massey as
new principal was made by
trustee Gerald Baker with Kay
Winn giving the second. Voting
in favor of the motion were
Baker, Winn, Clarence Fields,
and Merle Belcher. Board
members Bob West, Phil Rober-
son, and Connie Lundberg voted
against the motion.
Roberson then made a motion
that the board give full support
to Massey in his new position.
The motion carried unani-
Massey came to Clifton in
1975 from Victoria where he
coached and taught accelerated
government and American
history. He received his
Bachelor of Science and Educa-
tion from Abilene Christian
University in 1972, and his
Master of Education from
Prairie View A&M in 1975. He
completed training for his mid-
management certification at
Tarleton State University in
Massey taught three or four
different subjects at Clifton
before being named high school
counselor in 1980. He served in
that capacity until 1985, when
he was named assistant
Following the arrest and in-
dictment of principal Joe Bryan
for the Oct. 15,1985 murder of
his wife Mickey, Massey stepped
in to fill the principal duties. He
has been serving unofficially in
that position since then.
Liardon said that teacher con-
tracts generally run from July
1 to June 30 of each year. He
said it is not known when
Massey will officially take over
as principal, but board members
will discuss the issue at the May
19 meeting.
During the Saturday meeting,
Liardon also presented to the
board the resignation of head
coach Joe Oliver. Liardon said
See MASSEY, Page 4A
Ronnie Massey
The Clifton Record
MAY 15, 1986
VOL. 91, NO. 20
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Chamber Banquet Set For
Texas Safari This Thursday
Senator Boh Glasgow
CLIFTON — The 15th annual
Clifton Chamber of Commerce
Banquet will be held Thursday,
May 15, at Texas Safari, accor-
ding to Chamber President Bob
Ticket price is $10 each and
includes a drive-through of the
wildlife park.
The banquet will begin at 7
p.m., with persons wishing to
see the park arriving prior to
banquet time.
Theme for the evening will be
western with casual attire
Keynote speaker for the event
will be State Senator Bob
Glasgow, who was elected to the
Texas Senate from the 22nd
Senatorial District in 1980 and
again in 1982.
Cited as an “instant
superstar" by Texas Business
magazine, Glasgow’s legislative
record included the passage of
40 bills that he sponsored dur-
ing his first session. This rank-
ed him first among freshmen
legislators and seventh among
the 181 senators and represen-
tatives. His second session
reflects his sponsorship and
passage of some 61 bills, rank
ing him third in the 68th
Glasgow, a former District At-
torney, has carried numerous
measures strengthening the
Texas criminal laws such as an
oral confessions bill, legislation
to suspend a driver’s license
Clifton Sales Tax Rebate Shows
Steady Financial Growth For City
AUSTIN - State Comptroller
Bob Bullock Friday sent checks
totaling $ 108.1 million in local
sales tax to the 1,015 cities that
levy the one percent city tax.
Of this amount, the City of
Clifton received a May check of
$23,983.75, which compares to a
May check of $22,071 66 last
year. So far this year, Clifton
has received sales tax rebate
payments of $77,628.37, which
is 13.56 percent higher than the
to date total of $68,357.59
received by the city last year at
this time
As a whole, cities in Bosque
County are averaging greater
rebate payments than were
received last year at this time,
with the to-date percentage 8.48
percent higher than last year’s.
May checks represent taxes
collected on sales made in
March and reported to the Com-
ptroller by April 20.
The accompanying chart lists
the net payment this period for
Bosque County cities, the 1986
payments to date, and the per-
cent of change from or over last
year (to-date).
Net Payment ’86 Payments % Change
This Period
To Date
(To Date)
CranflHa Gap
VilUu ftlitla
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Walnut Springs
upon habitual violation of traf-
fic laws, a measure providing
penalties for the manufacture
and delivery of imitation con-
trolled substances, a bill
creating the offense of tamper-
ing with food or drugs and pro-
viding for capital punishment
for murder committed under
this offense, a series of bills
relating to oil field theft, and a
measure enhancing the
penalties for rape, among
The Senator was born on Feb.
28, 1942, in Eastland County.
He grew up in Stephenville and
graduated from the local high
school. After serving three years
in the U.S. Army, he attended
Tarleton State University
where he received a BA degree
in 1967.
He married Deanna Carr of
Huckabay in 1965 and they
have three children, Delaina,
Holli, and Jody.
After graduating from
Tarleton, Glasgow entered the
University of Texas School of
Law and received his Juris Doc-
torate in 1970. While attending
See CHAMBER, Page 4A
Kim Erickson
Debra Brewer
Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named
At Clifton High School For 1986
CLIFTON — Kim Erickson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Vernon (Pat) Erickson, was
named valedictorian of Clif-
ton High School for 1986. She
attained a grade average of
96.5 for her four years in high
Named salutatorian was
Debra Brewer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Brewer.
Her four-year grade average
was 95.7.
Other honor students and
their grade averages were
Jeanie (Hord) Wright 95.34,
Gary Liardon 95.33, Kim
Robinson 94.51, Eric Morrow
94.25, Lisa Gouldman 92.98,
Marilyn Tyssen 91.59, Lisa
Speer 91.40, and Stephanie
Robins 91.32.
Baccalaureate services will
be held Sunday, May 25, with
commencement set for Fri-
day, May 30.
Federal Spending Major
Part Of Bosque Economy
Goodall-Witcher Hospital Foundation
To Celebrate 20th Anniversary June 29
CLIFTON - The Texas
Hospital Association reminds
communities across the state
that ‘‘Hospitals Make Healthy
Neighbors” during this year’s
celebration of Texas Hospital
Week. And in this sesquicenten-
nial year, it is appropriate to
reflect on the contributions of
hospitals to each community
and the state.
Bosque County’s own Goodall-
Witcher Hospital is no excep-
Bosque Jail Out Of Compliance
With Texas Jail Standards
MERIDIAN-Results of a re-
cent jail inspection were made
public at the Monday meeting of
the Bosque County Commis-
sioner’s Court. The results show
that the facility is now out of
compliance in several areas ac-
cording to Supervising Inspector
Bob Hearing of the Texas Com-
mission on Jail Standards.
The county jail is out of com-
pliance primarily because of Us
sue restrictions, an area the
county commissioner* are cur
rently working to alleviate The
court is investigating the
possibility of expanding the cur
rent facility to ease burdens
created by an increased average
prisoner population.
The jail standards report
listed six areas of non-
1. The jail design does not pro
vide adequate facilities for
segregation of different
classifications of inmates in ac-
cordance with the facility
classification plan.
2 The holding cell is being us-
ed as the trusty living quarters
instead of a holding cell.
3 The four single cells are not
See JAIL. Page 8A
tion. Founded in 1939, the
hospital has a long history of
community service.
The formation of the hospital
into the Goodall-Witcher
Hospital Foundation in 1966
hits a milestone this year as it
celebrates its 20th anniversary.
A special open house and com-
memorative ceremony are
planned for Sunday, June 29,
from 2-4 p.m. at the hospital.
The day’s activities will be open
to the public.
The celebration will focus on
the numerous contributions of
the hospital and the quality care
it provides to the citizens of Bos-
que and surrounding counties.
Among the hospital’s features
are clinic affiliation with physi-
cians specializing in internal
medicine, general surgery, and
family practice; ultra-modern
coronary and intensive care
units; a 24-hour emergency
room and ambulance service;
acute medical-surgical services;
obstetrical and newborn ser-
vices; and prepared childbirth
The hospital also offers a
home health agency; physical
and respiratory therapy depart
menta; a diagnostic laboratory;
radiologic services, nuclear
See 20TH. Page 8A
Freelance Writer
Special To The Clifton Record
federal spending in Bosque
County increased by 1.3 percent
from $41,185,000 in fiscal 1984
to $41,711,000 during fiscal
1985, according to a report
recently released by the Depart-
ment of Commerce. The federal
government’s fiscal 1985 began
on Oct. 1, 1984, and ended on
Sept. 30. 1985.
Direct federal spending na-
tionally increased from $731.2
billion in fiscal 1984 to $788.9
billion during fiscal 1985, or by
7.9 percent, while direct federal
spending in Texas increased by
12.3 percent.
Direct federal spending in-
cludes all expenditures made by
the federal government except
for federal loans and federally
guaranteed loans, interest
payments on the national debt,
foreign assistance programs,
and expenditures by the Postal
Service, the Central Intelligence
Agency, and the National
Security Agency.
Per capita (per person) direct
federal expenditures in Bosque
County were $2,954 during
fiscal 1985, having fallen from
$2,984 (or by 1 percent) since
fiscal 1984 Direct per capita
federal expenditures in Texas
during fiscal 1985 were $2,798,
or 7 4 percent more than in
See FEDERAL, Page 7A
Changes in Direct Federal Spending
Fiscal 1984 to Fiscal 1985
Bosque County
United States
4 6 8 10
Percentage Change
Par'Capita Fadera: Sptncng-Ftical ‘955
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