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Seminole (Texas) Sentinel, Wednesday, October 1,2003, PAGE 3
Local Residents Miffed
Two Seminole High School auto tech students and their instructor attended the "SkillsUSA" Washington Leader-
ship Conference in Washington D.C. last week and met with Congressional representatives. Pictured are, from left,
Alvin Dueck, auto tech student; Randy Neugebauer, Congressman from the 19th Congressional District; Amanda
Peters, auto tech student; Linda Summer; and Bob Summer, SHS Auto Tech instructor.
Local Auto Tech Students, Instructor Visit
Washington, D.C., Meet with Neugebauer
Amanda Peters and Alvin
Dueck, auto tech students from
Seminole High School, along with
their instructor. Bob Summer, vis-
ited Washington, D.C. last week
representing TexasSkills USA at the
SkillsUSA Washington Leadership
They had the opportunity
to meet with Randy Neugebauer,
19th District Congressman and U.S.
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison as
part of the conference.
The five-day Washington
Leadership Conference is spon-
sored by SkillsUSA to provide stu-
dents an opportunity to demonstrate
their knowledge in the democratic
process. SkillsUSA has been suc-
cessful in developing these skills
in students of all ages and back-
grounds. The conference concen-
trates on advanced communication
skill, including working with the
news media and the inner working
SkillsUSA is a national
organization serving more than
266,000 high school and college
students who are enrolled in train-
ing programs in career and technol-
ogy and health occupations.
The organization em-
to Participate in
Bill Terry, a
in the National
ship Forum on
Defense, Intelligence and Di-
plomacy from October 14-19 in
Based upon his academic
achievement and interest in a ca-
reer related to national security,
Terry will join approximately 400
outstanding high school juniors
and seniors from across the United
States at the forum.
The NYLR/D1D curriculum
is based on actual world events,
allowing participants to learn from
the examples set by previous gen-
erations of leaders and encourag-
ing them to develop a perspective
and tendency unique to upcoming
generations of leaders.
Throughout the forum, stu-
dents will examine how the U.S.
plans for peace and prepared for
crisis, and will meet with leaders
from key agencies and institu-
Terry is the son of Brent and
Fay Terry of Seminole.
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phasizes respect for the dignity
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It promotes understanding of the
Julian Gonzales, Jr.
Rosary for Julian Gonzales Jr., 94, of Seminole, was recited at 7
p.m. Tuesday, September 30, at St. James Catholic Church of Seminole.
Funeral mass was celebrated today (Wednesday, October 1) at the same
church with Father Reynaldo Reyes officiating. Interment followed in the
Gaines County Cemetery under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of
He died Monday, September 29 in Seminole.
He was born December 13, 1908 in Alpine and was employed
with the City of Seminole until his retirement many years ago. He was
a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by
a brother, Chon Gonzales, in 1995, and a sister, Catharina Gonzales in
Survivors include a son, Adolpho Olazaba of San Antonio;
a sister-in-law, Luz Gonzales of Seminole; five grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and tnany nieces and nephews, including Thomas
of Abernathy, Adolpho and Freddy, both of Seminole, Gilbert of
Hobbs, New Mexico, David of Rowlett, Oscar of Lubbock, Beatrice
Vargas of Andrews and Helen Gonzales of Laredo.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Rose M. Harvey Ringwald
Services for Rose M. Harvey Ringwald, 88, of Abilene, the sister
of Naomi Morefield of Seminole, were held Tuesday, September 30, at 10
a.m. in the Elliot Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith in Abilene with the
Rev. Joe Prim officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Memorial Park under
the direction of Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home.
She died Saturday, September 27, at an Abilene care center.
She was bom June 15, 1915 in Red River County. She gradu-
ated from the Reunion School and moved to Abilene 30 years ago from
Plainview. She married Leroy Ringwald in Sulphur Springs on July 11,
1935. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church
in Abilene. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; a daughter
in 2003; her parents; and her sister-in-law.
Survivors include two sons, Roy Lee Ringwald and wife,
Barbara of Abilene and Jerry Don Ringwald and wife, Judy of North
Richland Hills; two daughters, Margaret Lou Campbell and husband
Joe of Abilene and Glenda Mull and husband William of Plainview; a
brother, Wesley Harvey of Blossom: two sisters, Naomi Morefield of
Seminole and Violet Thrner of Blossom; a sister-in-law, Helen Ring-
wald of Abilene; 12 grandchildren: and nine great-grandchildren.
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A conference committee of
the Texas House of Representatives
and Texas Senate is currently meeting
to draw new Congressional boundar-
ies in the state.
Both legislative bodies ap-
proved redistricting maps that were
different, thus tKe conference commit-
tee was formed.
It took three special legisla-
tive sessions to finally get both the
House and Senate measures passed,
at a cost estimated at over S4 million
First, some Democratic
House members left the state and
stayed in Oklahoma until the first
session was over, while Democratic
senators did the same thing during
the second session when they went to
In 2001, the legislature de-
cided not to consider redistricting,
opting instead to let the courts do it.
But, led by the Republican
majority in both bodies, the legislature
revisited the issue this year.
And. judging by the re-
action of some folks in Seminole,
they weren't happy about any of
Ray Keener of Energas
said he thought the sessions were
“a waste of money,” but also
chided the Democrats in both the
House and Senate.
“They (the Democrats)
should not have run of t',” he said
“They were elected to represent
their various citizens—not to run
out of state when things didn’t
go their way. They should have
faced the issues to start with and
it would have ended sooner.”
Mike Carter of Carter
and Company Irrigation said he
thought redisricting was already
m place and "they shouldn't have
had to do it again.”
Both Julian Gomez
of Gemini Sprinklers and Roy
Saldana, an employee of Gaines
County Precinct 2 felt the sessions
were "a waste of money" and added
that the money spent on the sessions
“could have been put to better use."
Seminole City Administra-
tor Tonimy Phillips put it this way.
"The courts did the redistricting
in 2001 after the legislature abdf
cated their responsibility. The issue*
should not have been revisited until
the next census (in 2010)."
Bill Prince of West Gaines
Seed and the Mayor of Seminole,
was very blunt on the issue.
He said. “If we ran the City
of Seminole like the state legislature-
runs their business, we (the city
council) would not be re-elected.”
Most of those same per-
sons were also concerned that
Gaines County might be “left out in
the cold" when new districts were
redraw n and the way they are set up
now is “best for the county."
free enterprise system and encour-
ages the development of patriotism
through democratic practices in the
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Fisher, David. Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 95, No. 101, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 1, 2003, newspaper, October 1, 2003; Seminole, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth804430/m1/3/: accessed January 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.