Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1995 Page: 1 of 16
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On a serene
was born in
We join one
and all in a
the glory of
Kills Holliday Man
Craig Eugene Turner of Holliday
was killed late Wednesday, December
13, when he was struck by an automo-
bile on U.S. 82.
Turner was hit by a westbound
1984 Ford Crown Victoria driven by
Billy Lee Phillips, 60, of Holliday as
Turner was walking west on 82 near
the middle of the outside lane.
According to DPS personnel, the
accident occurred about 11:30 p.m.
one-half mile east of Holliday just
inside the Wichita County line.
Turner, who was wearing dark cloth-
ing, had gotten out of a vehicle and
was walking toward Holliday.
Funeral services for Turner were
held Saturday in Holliday.
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HHS Students Named All-Region
The following Holliday High School
students were selected for the A-AA-
AAA All Region Band following try-
outs at Jim Ned High School on Satur-
day, November 18th: Lacy Win-
kleblack-flute; April Bowen-flute;
Amanda Briggs-clarinet; Clinton
^ Halloway-clarinet; Sarah Hogue-
clarinet; Chad Brackeen-saxophone;
Daniel Willis-trumpet; James
O'Brien-french horn; Leah McCoy-
french horn; Steven Mailer-trom-
bone; Lance Scarbrough-trombone
and Derek Scarbrough-tuba.
These students will participate in a
clinic and concert at a later date.
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Eleven Days Left To
Be Twice As Nice
With 11 days to go, the Twice as
Nice Campaign of the Archer
County Veterans’ Memorial
Committee is still $2395.68 short
of the $5,000 mark to get the
matching funds available.
Donations to the Veterans’
Memorial Fund should be mailed to
P.O. Box 877, Archer City, TX
76351 or delivered to 201 South
Center, Archer City. Many people
have responded in the past two
weeks with brick purchases for
Christmas gifts, bricks with their
club and business names on them,
and donations both large and small.
The Veterans’ Memorial Committee
hopes to conclude its fund raising
activities this month and begin the
building project in January. For
more information calll 574-2489.
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LIGHTS-LIGHTS-LIGHTS. The Archer County Courthouse is indica-
tive of the Chirstmas Spirit that fills the air in Archer County this year.
The Archer Chamber of Commerce has added new decorations to the
courthouse lawn, and homes, businesses, and churches throughout the
county are all aglow
with holiday lights and bounty And Cities To Close For Holidays
Offices for the City of Archer and
Archer County, including the Ap-
praisal District, will be closed Mon-
day, December 25 and Tuesday, De-
cember 26 in observance of the Christ-
The City of Holliday will be closed
Monday, December 25 and Tuesday,
December 26 in observance of the
Christmas holidays. Garbage pickup
for the south side of the city will be
Wednesday, December 27 and Thurs-
day, December 28 for the north side.
The City will also be closed on New
Years Day, Monday, January 1,1996.
Garbage pickup for the south side of
Holliday will be on Tuesday, January
2, and Wednesday, January 3 for the
north side pickup.
For public works emergencies dur-
ing the holiday and weekends, citi-
zens may call the City pager number
851-3133. By leaving a name and
telephone number, an employee on
duty will return the call.
Operation Motorcide Begins Friday
I’M SANTA CLAUS. Jim
Bob Crowley and Gary Bee-
singer size each other up in
’’Rough Night At The North
Pole’’...the latest production
of the Picture Show Players of
Archer City. The play was
warmly received by audi-
ences in Wichita Falls, Ar-
cher City, OIney, and Thorn-
berry. A special performance
was given for ACISD students
Monday afternoon. Members
of the cast and crew for
"Rough Night", directed by
Ben Lobpries, included: (L-
R) Top-Donna Sullivan,
Crowley, Lindsay Sullivan,
Suni Hoffman, Thomas Hare,
and Jay Stewart. Center-
Lobpries and Beesinger.
Front-LaShell Deshong. Not
The Department of Public Safety's
Operation Motorcide will be in effect
for the Christmas and New Year's
The DPS estimates that as many as
35 people could lose their lives in
traffic accidents this Christmas holi-
day - from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22,
through midnight Monday, Dec. 25.
The New Year's reporting period
begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and
continues through midnight Monday,
A C Bands Present
The bands of Archer City Schools
presented • their Christmas Concert
Sunday afternoon in the ACHS Audi-
The elementary 5th grade band
played A Moazart Melody :Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Christmas Star; Up on
the Housetop; Jolly Old St. Nicholas;
and Jingle Bells.
The middle school 6th and 7th grade
band presented Jurassic Park, Cum-
berland Gap, Jingle Bell Rock, Silver
Bells, and Holiday Cheers.
The Wildcat Concert Band pre-
sented Christma Prologue (Christmas
fanfare based on "Adeste Fidels");
The Christmas Song; Angels We
Have Heard on High (as recorded by
Mannheim Steamroller); White
Christmas; and Have Yourself a
Merry Little Christmas.
Jan. l. The DPS estimates as many as
40 fatalities during that period.
The DPS Public Information Office
will issue statewide traffic fatality
reports once a day. Statistics will be
released at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sun-
day and Monday of both holiday
weekends. Final counts will be re-
leased at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The infor-
mation will be given directly to wire
and broadcast services.
A recorded sound bite from assistant
DPS Director Dudly Thomas will be
available via voice mail leading up to
the Christmas holiday period. The
phone number is 512-424-2606.
Recorded summaries will be available
each day for radio and other media by
calling the same number.
For Archer City
The annual Archer City Holiday
Basketball Touranment will be held
December 28,29, and 30 in the Archer
City gymnasium. Eight teams will
compete in the girls division with
seven teams currenlty signed up for
the boys bracket.
Action will begtin at 9:00 a.m. each
day. Teams and brackets for the tour-
nament will be published in next
week's issue of the Archer County
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to you call
Box 877, Archer
City, TX 76351
Dec. 11 - Dec. 17
Readings taken daily at 6 p.m. in AC.
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Lobpries, F. Mike. Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1995, newspaper, December 21, 1995; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth825609/m1/1/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.