Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 20, 2007 Page: 1 of 16
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2008 Archer County Jr. Livestock
and Home Economics Show just
around the corner
County fireworks ban lifted
by Travis Ball and Kathryn Carnes,
Archer County Extension Agents
Plans are underway for the 2008
Archer County Jr. Livestock Show,
January 4-5, 2008.
No single activity in Archer
County creates more interest, work
and preparation than the Archer
County Jr. Livestock and Home
Economics Project Show. People
from every part of Archer County
gather to watch the 4-H, FFA and
FCCLA chapters' youth exhibit their
projects. The livestock shows will
be held at the Archer County Jr.
Livestock Show Bam grounds, and
the home economics project show
will be exhibited at the Archer
Scotland-Windthorst VFW Me-
morial Post #2676 and its ladies
Auxiliary honored their First Place
and Runner Up Voice of Democ-
racy (VOD) Audio Essay scholar-
ship competition winners at their
December 10, 2007 meeting.
Emily Hoff, Windthorst High
School Senior, was honored as the
First Place recipient and received
a VOD plaque and a $200 college
scholarship award recognizing her
accomplishment. Emily is the
daughter of Tommy and Leann
County Activity Building
adjacent to the show bam grounds
in Archer City. The Premium Auc-
tion Sale of the youth livestock
projects will be held on Saturday
evening, January 5,2008 starting at
7 p.m. Todd Herring, Archer
County Jr. Livestock Show Board
President, invites everyone to come
out and support the Archer County
youth and states the show bam show
area is now heated for the comfort
of spectators and exhibitors. A com-
plete Archer County Jr. Livestock
Show schedule and exhibitor list-
ing will be posted in upcoming news
articles. For additional information
contact the Archer County Exten-
sion office at 940-574-4914.
Hoff of Windthorst.
The VOD Runner Up was Tanna
Sales, Windthorst High School Jun-
ior. She received the VOD plaque
and a $100 college scholarship
award. Tanna is the daughter of
Terry and Carol Sales of
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay
scholarship competition is designed
to give high school students the op-
portunity to voice their opinion on
America as they consider their com-
mitment to our nation's future.
Archer County Judge Gary
Beesinger has lifted the Fireworks
Ban for Archer County. As a re-
minder, Fireworks classified under
40 C.F.R. part 173.100 (r) (2) (10-
1-86 edition), as “skyrockets with
sticks” and “missiles with fins”
which were previously banned by
Archer County Commissioners
Court are now legal to sell in Ar-
cher County as a matter of law. The
drought index has dropped below
the 575 mark which is the guidance
used for banning certain fireworks
by the Texas Forest Service. All
types of fireworks are now autho-
rized to sell during the New Year’s
Citizens are encouraged to fol-
low all other applicable laws and
use common sense and safety pro-
cedures when discharging any type
of fireworks. Fireworks cannot be
discharged on public property
which includes the shoulder of the
road, nor can they be discharged
from private property without the
land owner’s permission.
As a reminder, the bum ban that
Archer County Commissioners
Court declared on outdoor burning
The following Windthorst foot-
ball boys gained honors in the Asso-
ciated Press All-state Team for the
2007 season: Brian Hoff, second
team kicker and Travis
Veitenheimer second team defen-
These players gained honors in
the Texas High School Coaches As-
sociation ACADEMIC All-state
Team for the 2007: Honorable Men-
tion: Weston Schlumpf; Second
Team: Jon Schreiber; and First
Team: Travis Veitenheimer.
and City offices
The Archer County Offices and
Archer City City Hall will be closed
on Monday and Tuesday, Decem-
ber 24 & 25, 2007 for Christmas.
The offices will also be closed
Monday and Tuesday, December 31
and January 1 for. New Year's.
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to everyone.
at the November 13, 2007 session
of Commissioners Court is still in
All outdoor burning is still pro-
hibited in the unincorporated areas
of the county unless the restrictions
are terminated earlier based on a
determination made by the Texas
Forest Service or Commissioners
Court. This bum ban does not pro-
hibit outdoor burning activities re-
lated to public health and safety
that are authorized by the Texas
Commission on Environmental
Quality for: (1) firefighter training:
(2) public utility, natural gas pipe-
line or mining operations; (3) plant-
ing or harvesting of agricultural
crops; or, (4) bums that are con-
ducted by a prescribed bum man-
ager certified under Section
153.048, Natural Resources Code,
and meet the standards of Section
153.047, Natural Resources Code.
Violation of this order is a class C
misdemeanor which carries a fine
not to exceed 500.00.
Any questions may be directed to
the Archer County Emergency
Management Office at (940) 574-
Six voting delegates from Archer
County Farm Bureau recently par-
ticipated in the 74th annual Texas
Farm Bureau convention Decem-
ber 1 -3, 2007 held in Waco.
They were Tom & Leann Hoff of
Windthorst, Richard & Robbie
Prideaux of Archer City, and Danny
& Donna Schenk of Scotland.
Policies directing the state's larg-
est farm organization were adopted
by more than 1200 delegates from
207 organized Farm Bureaus. Ap-
proved recommendations on na-
tional policies will advance to the
American Farm Bureau Federation
annual meeting to be held in Janu-
ary in Louisiana.
The Archer County News will go
to press early for the Christmas
week edition of the paper. Deadline
will be Friday, December 21, with
the paper printed on Monday, the
24th. Please have ALL submissions
to the office by 4 p.m. Friday.
Hoff and Sales receive
VOD AWARD WINNERS_
Pictured above (1 to r) are the VFW Voice of Democracy
essay scholarship winners with Caroline Anderle (Ladies
Auxiliary President) and Bill Vieth (Commander Post 2676).
Second from left is Tanna Sales, and 2nd from right is Emily
Hoff. photo by Jane Teichman
Beesinger, Ronnie 6-23-2008
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