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Clifton, Texas 76634 VOL. 110, NO. 20 — FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005
Council Okays School Paving Request
By Nathan Diebenow
CLIFTON — The Clifton City Council approved
the allocation of funds to cooperate with the Bosque
County Commissioners’ Court and the Clifton Inde-
pendent School District on a paving project intended
to assay traffic at Clifton High School next fall.
The City will buy the materials, which cost about
$10,000. The County is to provide a chip seal coat-
ing. This is all in conjunction and dependent on the
school and county working together on chip sealing
their parking lots, said City Administrator Jerry
“This is not an “overlay” asphalting, and there-
fore will not smooth out all the bumps, but it is one-
fourth to one-fifth the cost and will preserve and
extend the life of the streets,” he said.
There are three proposed paving areas: North Av-
enue Q from FM 3220 to the intersection with Maple;
Olsen Blvd from Avenue Q to Key Avenue; and Key
Avenue in front of the middle school.
City Administrator Golden recommended that
the council agree to participate in order to seize
the opportunity fix roads in need of repair with
Memorial Day Service
May 30 At Cemetery
CLIFTON — The annual Memorial Day memorial
services will be held this Monday, May 30. Hosted by
Veterans of Foreign Wars Clifton Post #8553 and
American Legion Clifton Post #322, the ceremony
begins at 9 a.m. in Clifton Cemetery on Highway 6,
just soutji of Clifton.
Walter May, VFW chaplain, will give the invoca-
tion, followed by an addr ess by Dr. Charles Rice, pas-
tor of Zion United Church in Womack. A 21-gun salute
\ral conclude the ceremony.
»A noon meal will be served at the VFW post home,
ahd all veterans and their family members are in-
URed to attend.
-£ln the event of inclement weather, the services will
be held at the VFW post home.
For more information about the service, contact
the Legion at (254) 675-8782 or the VFW post home
an interested party. Solid Waste Contract
The motion called for a budget amendment to the The council approved the renewal of a five-year
reserve funds to pay for the paving costs. ** contact with Waste Management Inc. for the City’s
Henderson Sets New
State Pole Vaulting Record
HALI HENDERSON set a new state record in the Class AA girls’ pole vault last Friday, vaulting 117”,
breaking her previous state record set last year. For more photos and a feature on Henderson, see the
sports section in this edition of The Record. —photo courtesy of Aiiison pyssen
solid waste disposal services. Waste Management
will continue regular service in Clifton with two
crews and trucks picking up trash on Tuesdays and
The new agreement also includes Waste Manage-
ment giving $1,000 in annual CISD scholarships and
$500 in annual City special projects.
Waste Management received the contract over ri-
val IESI Corporation. The city staff had no clear rec-
ommendation. “It’s a shame someone’s gong to have
to lose and win,” said City Administrator Jerry
• See COUNCIL, Page 2
CISD School Board
Seats New Members,
Retains Current Officers
By David Anderson
CLIFTON — The Clifton Independent School
District’s Board of Trustees welcomed two new
members and one returning trustee at its regular
session this past Monday evening. Newly-elected
members Vicki Gloff and Ronald Dowden and re-
elected incumbent Jim Canuteson were issued their
oaths of office following canvassing of the May 7 bal-
Winning three-year terms on the school board
were incumbent Canuteson with 181 votes, and board
newcomers Gloff (222) and Dowden (138). The board
then re-elected by acclamation its three current of-
ficers to one-year terms. President John Erickson,
Vice-President Ronnie Massey, and Secretary' Lany
Musselman will continue in those capacities.
The board then considered a proposal for board
training and a program that Superintendent Greg
Stone said he hopes will “promote a new level of
trust” between the board and the district’s adminis-
trators, allowing for a “freer exchange of ideas”
where “true information sharing can take place.”
“My goal is for the school board and the adminis-
tration to almost be seen as one,” Stone said. He
• See SCHOOL BOARD, Page 3
Werlinger Earns CHS Valedictorian Honor,
Dowden Named Class Of ’05 Salutatorian
— Baccalaureate Sunday; Commencement Set May 27—
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Eric Werlinger Wayland Dowden
CHS Valedictorian CHS Salutatorian
Plans Three Summer
Programs For Kids
CLIFTON — Summer fun for children
soon begins with three of the Bosque
Conservatory’s most popular programs.
Imagination Factory, a four-day art camp
for students that have completed 1st grade
through 5th grade, kicks off the summer on
J Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3,
with director Brenda Smith and teachers
Kathy Sales, Tana Pyssen, Sarah Russell
and Belinda Honea adding their expertise.
Past years’ have included such fun activi-
ties as making spin art T-shirts, windsocks,
candles, kites, creating pom-pom pets,
drama and vocal performances.
Camp options include full-day camp from
9-3:30 p.m., $75 for Conservatory members,
$85 for non-members; half-day camp from 9
-12 noon or 12:30 - 3:30, $45 for Conserva-
tory members, $55 for non-members. The
S ' camp fee includes enrollment, art supplies,
. and a daily snack.
CLIFTON — The Valedictorian of the Clif-
ton High School Graduating Class of 2005 is
Eric T. Werlinger, son of Dan and Mary
Werlinger. Wayland R. Dowden, son of Ron
and Nina Dowden, has been named the class
Werlinger will attend Texas A&M in the fall,
majoring in Political Science, with a minor in
Economics. He then plans to attend law
school, and eventually open a practice and
possibly go into public service.
Dowden will enter the University of Texas
at Dallas in the fall to study Electrical Engineer-
The senior class Baccalaureate Service will
be held this Sunday, May 22, starting at 7 p.m.
at TVinity Lutheran Church.
Commencement exercises are set for 8 p.m.
Friday, May 27, at Cub Stadium. All seniors who
plan to go through the CHS graduation cer-
emony will have a rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. that
Friday, also at the stadium. In case of inclem-
ent weather, the ceremony will be moved into
the CHS gymnasium.
Back by popular demand, the Flip-Flop
Workshop with instructor Megan Welch will
• See CONSERVATORY, Page 2
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THE STATE CAPITOL’S ROTUNDA was filled with the sounds of Clifton High School’s
two Jazz Bands last Friday afternoon, giving the legislators a welcome break from their
activities. The bands were Invited to perform by State Rep. Rob Orr.
— Stall Photo By David Andarson
SYTTENDE MAI CELEBRATION — Portraying Cleng Peerson was Niels
Bentsen, reading Peerson’s story as people placed flowers on Peerson’s
grave at the ninth annual Syttende Mai celebration last Saturday at Our
Savior's Lutheran Church and parish hall in Norse. See related feature
on the event inside..
— Photo By Allen Fisher
‘Day Of The Cub’ To Return
Monday At Clifton High School
CLIFTON — Clifton High
School will host the second an-
nual “Day of the Cub” Monday,
May 23, with activities planned at
the high school and Cub Stadium.
Events on tap include an awards
ceremony, a talent show, games
for all at the stadium, and a ham-
burger/hot dog lunch at 12 noon.
“Students are encouraged to
sign up in the high school office
for the talent show,” said spokes-
man Pat Murphree.
The school will be accepting
donations for the day’s festivities.
Hamburger patties, hot dogs,
cookies, drinks, buns, and fixings
(lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayon-
naise, ketchup, etc.), will be
“If you would like to donate
items, or can help with the various
activities, please contact Clifton
High School or come by the high
school office,” Murphree con-
Womack Lodge To Host Annual
Barbecue Dinner Saturday, May 21
WOMACK — Hermann Sons
Womack Lodget #135 will sponsor
its annual spring barbecue dinner
on Saturday, May 21, beginning at
6 p.m. at Womack Hall. Plates are
$7.50 including drinks and dessert.
The dinner menu features spe-
cial brisket and sausage barbecue
prepared by the “Womack Lodge
Barbecue Crew,” with beans, po-
tato salad, cole slaw, homemade
bread, and desserts, along with
coffee and tea.
“We invited everyone to come
and enjoy some good barbecue
• See WOMACK, Page 2
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