Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 119, No. 99, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 13, 2001 Page: 2 of 20

PAGE 2A • FOLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,200
from page 1
, Commissioners approved a re-
quest from the law enforcement
agencies to submit applications for
grant funds for the purchase of
video and audio equipment to com-
ply with Senate Bill 1074, the ra-
cial profiling bill. If the grant is
received, it would provide $144,000
to purchase 32 cameras to go in the
sheriffs department vehicles.
Also approved was action pertain-
ing to the bid to purchase 11 sher-
iffs department patrol vehicles with
the trade-in of used vehicles. Nelson
said the vehicles will be purchased
from Philpot Ford of Port Neches,
the low bidder.
Terms of the South'and Park
lease assumption were larified by
commisstflpeo, reflect ng the lease
running o«l on Die.; l. 2002.
Commissioners appnved a re-
quest from the Livingston Specialty
Merchants’ Guild regarding the in-
stallation of Christmas lights on
county-owned buildings.
In other activity, commissioners
approved rescheduling its Dec. 23
meeting to Dec. 19 at 9 a.m.
Although commissioners were
scheduled to set guidelines and pro-
cedures for a bilingual incentive
program, the item was tabled as the
information is not yet complete.
During informational reports
from elected officials and depart-
ment heads, County Clerk Barbara
Middleton recognized Marilyn
Adams and Doris Clift, employees
in her office who recently attended
the Bureau of Vital Statistics An-
nual Conference in Austin. While
there, the women were presented the
Five Star Vital Registration Award
for the Polk County Gerk’s office.
This is the fourth consecutive year
the office has received the award.
Sheriff Billy Ray Nelson reported
that he received information from
the Texas Association of Counties
that they will be bringing a driving
simulator to town in January to
work with the sheriffs departmeir
and the county commissioners’
crews.
Precinct 4 Commissioner R.R.
“Dick” Hubert thanked Marcia
Cook for her work in compiling ja
book about the county, saying,
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen
since I’ve been here."
Dr. Herman Hendrix, interim pas-
tor of First Baptist Church of Cor-
rigan, opened the meeting with
prayer.
Other business included approval
Nearly 40 entries in parade
LIVINGSTON L Following it
the line-up for Saturday night's
Lighted Christmas .Parade. The pa-
rade begins at 6 p.m.
Livingston firemen, color guard.
Livingston High School Band.
Backyard Oasis, float
Beech Creek Assembly of God,
children's choir float.
First National Bank, float.
State Rep Dan Ellis.
The Gospel Barnes Singers,
walking choir.
Miss Polk County 2001.
2002 Miss Polk County contest-
ants, truck and float.
First Baptist Church, float.
Pineywood Cruisers, antique cars.
Activities abound
from page 1
Numerous demonstrations are
planned, including an arrowhead-
maker at LaDiDa; china painting by
Wilma Lee Ogletree at Especially
For You; pottery-making at Good
Golly Miss Molly's; frame-making
at Custom Frame Shop; a spinner
and weaver at Unique Mall; paint-
ing by Nell Franklin at Courthouse
Whistlestop Cafe; and a quitter at
Downtown Treasures.
A special treat is planned by the
Livingston Junior High School
drama students under the direction
of Mary Beth Wood. The students
will put on an animated Christinas
Toyland, with facets of it located at
various merchants.
A Jack-in-the-box will be at Heri-
tage Park; elves making toys wilt
be at the Mistrot Building; toy sol-
diers will be marching in front of
Unique Mall and the Courthouse
Whistlestop Cafe; a music box
with grandma, grandpa and balleri-
nas will be at Heritage Park, Espe-
cially. For You and Good Golly
Miss Molly’s.
Donation boxes wrapped in angel
paper will be located at the various
stops, where the guild is collecting
donations to benefit the Angel Tree
Program, a program that provides
Christmas gifts for children of in-
mates
Although the guild started a
movement to outline the downtown
buildings in lights, weather has
precluded that event for this year.
However, the guild hopes to do it
next Christmas. Guild member
James Marvin Isaac and his family
fronted the cost to purchase all of
the lights that would have been
used.
The guild is inviting families and
small groups to join in Christmas
caroling in the downtown area start-
ing at 3 p.m., prior to the lighted
Christmas parade which is slated for
6 p.m.
Everyone is invited and encour-
aged to come out and participate.
Flood policies increase
in Allison's aftermath
First Stale Bank, float
Texas Truck, truck and trailer.
Eastern Star Chapter 1139, float
Trinity River Assembly L.T. 2
Rainbow Girls, float.
Livingston Workforce Center,
pickup.
Texas Department of Transporta-
tion, float.
Sears Store, tractor pulling Sears
cart with children.
Girl Scout Troop No. 7308, Rye,
truck and trailer float-
People’s State Bank, auto.
Livingston High School BPA
Club, truck ^nd trailer float.
Timberwood Nursing and Reha-
bilitation, flbat.
Livingston Junior High seventh
and eighth grade cheerleaders, float.
Bethel Baptist Church, float.
God’s Precious Children, float.
Jake Dominy and Friends, bicy-
cles.
Rotary Club -- winners of Miss
Greater Livingston Pageant, truck
and trailer .
Chesswood Baptist Church, float.
Livingston ninth grade cheerlead-
ers, on fire truck.
Livingston FFA, float.
Fred Huff, truck and trailer float.
United States Air Force, minia-
ture jet.
Livingston Specialty Merchants
Guild, float.
Livingston Police Department,
float.
Milam House Bed and Breakfast,
horse and buggy.
Ezekial Henderson, four horses.
Cowboy City Texas “Wranglers,"
horse and carnage, stagecoach, and
more.
Santa arrives on fire truck.
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PARADE ROUTE - Shown above is the parade route for the lighted Christmas parade slated for
6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Livingston. The snowmen and Christmas trees mark places where
local artisans and craftsmen will be demonstrating their talents.'
Patrol vehicles to be purchased
of the budget amendments, jierson-
nel action forms, schedule of bills
and minutes of the Nov. 27 meet- counties points to a general aware-
ing. ness of the benefits of prevention
UVINOSTDN - A total of 289
flood insurance policies are in effect
in Polk County, four of which were
retted after Trtpttal Storm Allison,
according to tfre Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
In the aftermath of Allison, flood
awareness of property owners and
renters in Southeast Tew, espe-
cially in % Hwstoc area wire the
most rain fell, has increased dra-
matically, os.can be evidenced by
the number of flood insurance poli-
cies obtained in the affected coun-
ties following the disaster.
Back in May, before Tropical
Storm Allison struck Southeast
Texas, the 31 affected counties
(Polk County was included in the
disaster area declaration) had
234,708 flood insurance policies in
effect. September figures indicate
that the same counties had 299,836
flood policies. The National Flood
Insurance Program (NFIB) reported
that 63,148 new policies represent
an increase of 28 percent.
“If anything,” says Scott Wells,
federal coordinating officer for
FEMA. ‘Tropical Storm Allison
has emphasized the importance of
having flood insurance in order to
lessen the financial impact of a
flooding disaster. The dramatic in-
crease even in moderately affected
and preparation “This,” said Wells,
“is a responsible and positive step
against future flood damages."
As Butch Smith, state coordinat-
ing officer, Division of Emergency
Management, Texas Department of
Public Safety, indicated. ’Tropical
Storm Allison is a prime example
of the importance of flood insurance
coverage, regardless of the flood
zohe or the proximity to the flood
plkin, as an indispensable and af-
fordable first line of defense and as a
supplement to any assistance that
may be available. Futhermore,” said
Smith, “flood insurance claims arc
payable even when the flooding is
local and there has not been a fed-
eral disaster declaration.”
Flood insurance information is
available through local insurance
agents or through the National
Flood Insurance Program.
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