Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 14, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 2, 2001 Page: 1 of 14
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( Volume 95, Number 14
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for District Court
Approximately 400 residents have • Bearden, Lake Stone, Raymond
been called as prospective jurors in Aldape, Alicia Dempsey, Hughy
106* District Court at the Gaines Couch, Nadine Kidd, Benito Cortez,
County Courthouse Dec. 10 Pearl Smith, Robert Alvarado, Nancy
beginning at 9 a.m. Newton, Susana Banman, Erima
As of presstime, three civil cases Ramirez, Kaye Fisher, Juan
were set to be heard, David Blake Klippenstein, Vicente Saavedra,
Haynes vs. Aero Clinic, Inc. and Lex Margarita Flores, Guadalupe Torres,
Hinds; Matilda Smith vs. Orian Kelly Sheri Payne, Mary Dolloff,
Hazle; and Kitchell T. Collins, Raymonda Casarez, Margaretha
individually and as adminstrator of Friesen, Mark Cain, Cindy Black,
the estate of Peggy Collins vs. Rosemary Wolfe and Connie Wieler.
Kenncjth Weir Neill. The first two Also, Robert Landrum,. Lewis
cases were scheduled for the week of Whitfield, Gregory Hughes, Hilda
Dec. 10, with the third case Garza, Mary Padilla, Lynda
scheduled the following week, using sturguess, Natividad Mendoza, Jesus
the same jury pool. Araiza, Yvetta Allen, Janis Lowrie,
Although It came about a month short of Christmas, the snow that began falling on Tuesday, November 27, and continued
through the night created a winter wonderland and blanketed the area with a coat of white. The yard ornaments, amid the
Seminole residents called include, Emily Ensor Wilma Carter, Jeremy blanket of snow, at the home of Janie and Roland Espinoza seemed to emphasize the upcoming holiday season. The
--- - - - 7 ’ yard featured Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa on a sleigh, Santa on horseback, and Santa climbing a ladder in search of a
chimney with his elves dose behind. An array of polnsettias and candy canes added to the festive scene.
Hollis Crumpler, Richard Parker, Milloy, Cecilia Flores, Billy Spears,
Donald Hunter, John Black, Ena Robert Dillin, Nette Fehr, Elvira
Hobdy, Michael Flippen, Mark Komelsen, Abe Loewen, Refugia
Sanchez, Martha Torres, Elizabeth Venegas, William Hewett and Jacob
Klassea, John McCleskey, Donna Docfksen.
James, Gayle Bush, Cabel
McDonald, Angel Kelly, Kay Gady,
Ibis Camero, Haskell Yandell, Hollis
Bates, Klass Banman, Jeri Hatley,
Mary. Neal, Johan Siemens and
Also, Frank Reyes, Gary Johnson,
Norma McCormick, Kathleen David Alonzo, Manuela Marquez,
Pettyjohn, Mary Conner, Miguel Aganetha Fehr, Todd Shain, Tommy
Also, Francisco Romero, Thomas
Simmons, Patricio Diaz, Brenda
Salm, Melvin Kinnison, Calvin
Farris, Elias Sanchez, Natividad
Alarcon, Sandra Torres, Maria Vela,
Season's first winter blast,
yields 2"-3" snowfall...COLD
The season’s first winter blast
Jessica Robledo, Kreig Blount, Janie swooped into the Seminole and
Moore, Jose Garcia, Bill Barron,
Blanco, Leslie Parker, Frank Ratliff,
Jr., Martin Elizondo, Denton
Baucum, Abraham Rempel, Gerhard
Klassen, Martha Combs, Wanda
Mason, Jesse * Greenfield, Lanora
Whitfield, Maria Martens, Tina
Schmitt, Therese Silvemale, Martha
Jackson, Donna King, Eliseo Curiel,
Jr., Elizabeth Loewen, Genaro
Briones, Cathy Harris, Henry
Stanley, Lena Peters, Mary Friesen,
James Shirley, David Davila and
Also, Maria Bradley, Ronald
Greenroad, Shirley Kubecka, Annie
Anderson and Tray Threet.
Also, Kathleen Holcomb, Jose
Jaquez, Margaretha Wiebe, Elizabeth
Peters, Leathea Williams, Comia
Almager, John Wiebe, Jesus
Quevedo, Levi Blackmon, Vicki
Baker, Cody Shipley, Sandra McGill,
Dolores Rivera, Israel Perez,
Aganetha Wall, Warren Boyer,
Robert Celander, Rene Guerrero, Jr.,
Joann Shrum, Billy Welch, Maria
Olivas, Eliesabeth Giesbrecht,
Charles Lambert, Derek Petty, Jason
Perry, Paul Elam, Jose Espino, Juan
See JURY, Page 2
to meet Monday
County continues oil production lead
Gaines County area overnight Thursday morning the mercury
Tuesday and local residents woke up dipped even lower to 16 degrees, and
to their first sub-freezing morning never got above 26 for the day, but
Wednesday to find 2"-3" of snow with calmer winds it didn’t feel as
covering the ground. cold. Friday morning, the low
Wednesday morning, John temperature was 18 degrees, but by
Moffatt, who records local weather afternoon it had warmed up to 44
The Seminole school board will fOT the U.S. Weather Service, read 19 degrees, with most of the snow
meet in special session this Monday, degree on his official thermometer, melted.
Dec. 3, at 7:30 a.m. in the board Strong, gusty winds further dropped The snowfall yielded .28" of
room of the school administration the chill factor down to the single moisture, bring the total to an even
building. digits. * 1" for the month of November.
First, the board will go into . _
executive session to consult with CnTlStfltUS PUTUUC tO Stttft dt 7*00 p.ttl.
their attorney regarding the lawsuit .
To accommodate the fifth grade -to meet at the football field parking
Christmas program, the annual lot between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. The
Seminole Area ’ Chamber of parade will leave the parking lot
Commerce Christmas parade promptly at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, has been moved to More information may be obtained
7 pm instead of the original starting by calling Shelby at the chamber
time of 6:30 p.m. office, 758-2352.
Participants in the parade are asked
filed against Hartford Insurance by
the school district Then, the board
will convene in open session to
consider approval of an insurance
settlement with Hartford.
Parents who wish to include
their child’s letter to Santa Claus
this Christmas should bring it to
the Sentinel office by 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 10 so it can be
included in the Christmas issue
Students at Seminole ISD have
already been informed and they
will compose their letters in
The annual Live Nativity
Scene at First Presbyterian
Church of Seminole will take
place Sunday, Dec. 9, from 7-9
p.m. on the west side of the
Church members and others will
participate in the scene.
Prior to the start of the event, a
soup supper will be held in the
Fellowship Hall of the church.
First Presbyterian Church of
Seminole will hold a candlelight
Christmas Eve Service Monday,
Dec. 24, at 8 p.m.
Persons of all denominations are
encouraged to attend and
participate in the service.
Seminole Ministerial Alliance
has launched its annual
‘Kidsteem’ project to provide
clothing and school supply
allowances to local needy
Tax-exempt donations may be
sent to Seminole Ministerial
Alliance, P. O. Box 74,
Seminole, TX 70360.
According to the monthly report place Yoakum—County,—which 624,819.
Bale count up to 145,636
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from the Texas Railroad
Commission, Gaines County once
again led the state in crude oil
Gaines County produced
2,632,323 barrels in September, the
latest reporting period, over a half-
million more barrels than second
reported 2,101,308 barrels.
Andrews County was third with
2,064,779; Hockley was fourth with
1,844,060; Ector was fifth with
1,763,121; Midland was sixth with
899,405; .Crane was seventh with
836,291; Pecos was eighth with
825,441; Upton was ninth with
753,842; and Scurry was 10* with
Texas preliminary September,
2001 crude oil production averaged
978333 barrels daily, down from the
1,046,274 barrels daily average of
The preliminary Texas crude oil
See OIL & GAS, Page 8
The cotton bale count in Gaines
County approached 150,000 for the
season, according to the weekly
Sentinel bale count.
A total of 11,172 bales were
ginned by the nine cotton gins
operating in the county this past
week, bringing the season total to
The Lamesa Cotton Classing office
classed 13,772 samples for the week
ending Nov. 22, bringing the season
total to 217,411 samples classed.
Color Grade Distribution for Grade
21 was 45.7 percent for the week and
38.7 percent for the season; Grade 11
was 28.3 percent for the week and
36.6 percent for die season; Grade 22
was 9.6 percent for the week and
10.4 percent for the season; and
Grade 12 was 3.1 percent for the
week and 5.6 percent for the season.
Length Distribution averaged
34.08 thirty-seconds for the week and
33.96 thirty-seconds for the season;
Length Uniformity averaged 81.04
percent for die week and 81.08
percent. for the season; Mike
Distribution averaged 43.9 percent
for the week and 45.4 percent for the
season; and Strength Distribution
averaged 28.79 grams per tex for the
week and 28.61 grams per tex for the
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prtvious 24 fiours.) «
Total rainfall for Nov. 1.00"
Total rainfall for 2001 .....9*90*
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Total rainfall Nov. ’OO.-.,,, 2,99“
Record Nov. Low, 1980
Average Nov, High
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Dow, M. Gene & Fisher, David. Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 14, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 2, 2001, newspaper, December 2, 2001; Seminole, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804371/m1/1/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.