Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1990 Page: 1 of 12
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cher County News
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1990
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Archer County political leaders are
hoping for a good turnout of voters on
Primary Election Day, Tuesday,
March 13 at the 23 polling places
which will be open for both Demo-
cratic and Republican voters.
County Tax Collector Teresa Mar-
tin has reported that 5,088 county resi-
dents have been registered to vote.
The 13 Democratic and 10 Repub-
lican boxes will be open from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
Democratic voting booth locations
and precinct numbers are:
1. Holliday Activity Center
2. Bowman Community Building
3. Scotland KC Hall
4. Windthorst KC Hall
5. Archer City City Hall (for south-
east city residents)
6. Tax Office, courthouse (for south-
west city residents)
7. Megargel City Hall
8. Commissioners Court Room, Ar-
cher City (for north side Archer City
9. Dundee Methodist Church
10. Lakeside City City Hall
11. Terrapin Box
12. Lake Creek Chapel
13. Lake Kickapoo Fire Station
The Republicans will have ten poll-
ing places open. They are:
1. Holliday City Hall
2. & 12. Bowman Community Cen-
ter (combined with Lake Creek box)
3. Scotland Knights of Columbus
4. Windthorst Knights of Colum-
5. Archer Law Enforcement Annex
(for southeast Archer City residents)
6. & 11. (S.W. Archer City resi-
dents and Terrapin combined) District
7. Megargel, Old Post office build-
ing, Main St.
8. Archer Activity Building (voters
of north Archer City)
9. & 13. Combined Mankins Bap-
tist Church (voters of Dundee, Man-
kins, Lake Kickapoo)
10. Lakeside City Fire Station, 41
Absentee voting is underway in the
office of County Clerk Jane Adams
until today, Thursday, March 8.
In the Democratic primary, the larg-
est selection of candidates are in the
Governors and the Commissioner of
Agricluture race. Seven candidates
each in the governor and the commis-
sioner of agricluture race will draw the
In the race for District Judge, 97th
district, three men are actively in pur-
suit of the judgeship. They are Jack
Lovette, Bowie; Roger Towery, Henri-
etta and Roger Williams, Nocona.
Two local men are seeking the post
of Archer County judge on the Demo-
cratic ballot. They are Max "Boe"
Wood and Paul Wylie, Jr.
District and County Clerk Jane
Adams and County Treasurer Betty
Tamo are unopposed on the primary
ballot, as is Leroy Addison for the
post of Constable, Precinct #2.
Competition between Justice of
Peace, Precinct #2 incumbent Bettye
O. Tanner and Ben Ezzell is drawing
interest for that position, as is J.P.
Precinct #1 race between incumbent
Pee Wee Hutson and Billie Burks.
Candidates for Commissioner of
Precinct 2 include incumbent James
E. Berend, Virgil Patton, and James
R. "Jim" Wolf. Precinct 4 Commis-
sioner Duward W. Stone is being
opposed by Merle Bowen.
Larry Grauerholz is unopposed for
the post of county Democratic chair-
The Democrats will have three pro-
positions on the ballot. These are:
1. The legislature and the supreme
court shoud not limit the right of cit-
izens to demand a trial by jury of their
peer in either civil or criminal cases.
2. The elected legislature, not an
appointed federal judge, should main-
tain Texan's right to nominate and and
elect judges instead of creating an
appointed judiciary. The Legislative
plan should include the nomination
and election of urban district judges
from districts with smaller popula-
3. The legislature should adopt
comprehensive insurance reform legis-
lation to eliminate price fixing, cause
an immediate rollback of insurance
rates, and require insurance companies
to engage in good faith and fair deal-
ing with policyholders.
On the Republican ballot seven are
seeking the governor's office. Most
other state races are unopposed or two
candidates at the most.
County races are drawing the most
interest with two candidates for the
office of county judge. These'are Jack
Parkey and Bill Sharon.
Jo Jentsch is unopposed for the off-
ice of County Clerk and in Commis-
sioner Precinct #2 Richard Prideaux is
candidate for County Commissioner.
In Precinct #4, C.L. (Cliff) Hitch-
cock is candidate for that commis-
F.K. (Katy) Singletary is unop-
posed for the position of Republican
Terrapin Voters Approve Organist Of 60 Years
Olney Hospital District
A taxing district in the Olney and
Newcastle school districts was author-
ized by a majority of the voters in the
Olney, Newcastle and Terrapin voting
precincts during a special election held
The new district will help finance
the Olney Hamilton Hospital which
has lost about $1 million over the
past five years.
Terrapin voters, who reside in the
Olney school district registered 34
votes for the creation of the district
and seven against. Olney voters went
1,075 for and 140 against and New-
castle was 56 for and 236 against.
Total vote was 1,165 for and 383
Pat Horn, hospital administrator,
stated that plans were underway to call
an election, possibly on May 5, to
elect a hospital board of directors.
Candidates Speak Out
By Ruby Robertson
Nineteen candidates for public offi-
ces in Archer County were given an
opportunity to "campaign" to a capa-
city crowd Friday evening in the
American Legion Hall, Archer City.
The Archer County Taxpayers Asso-
ciation sponsored the candidate speak-
ing, followed by a cake auction and
social hour. Jimmy P. Horany,
president of the North Texas Tax-
payers League, was emcee for the
event and introduced the candidates in
both Democratic and Republican part-
ies who will be on the March 13
He also presented Archer County
Democratic chairmanLarry Grauerholz
and Republican chairman, Katie
Singletary, who spoke briefly in the
opening of the program.
Candidates were introduced in the
order as listed in the Archer County
News political calendar.
The three candidates for 97th
District Court Judge are all Demo-
crats. The district includes Archer,
Montague and Clay Counties. The
men are Roger Towery, Henrietta;
Roger Williams, Nocona and Jack
Four candidates are seeking the post
of Archer County Judge. Max "Boe"
Wood and Paul O. Wylie, Jr. are both
Democrats. Jack Parkey of the Dundee-
Holliday area and Bill Sharon of
Lakeside City are Republicans.
Incumbents Jane Adams, county
clerk and treasurer Betty Tarno are
unopposed on the Democratic ballot.
Republican Jo Jentsch, also unop-
posed on the Republican primary for
county clerk will face Adams in the
Commissioner Precinct #2 James
Berend faces Virgil Patton and James
R. (Jim) Wolf in the Democratic pri-
mary. Republican Richard Prideaux
faces the winner in the general elec-
tion in November.
In Commissioner Precinct #4,
incumbent Duward Stone and Merle
Bowen are the Demoratic candidates.
The winner will face Cliff Hitchcock
in the November election.
Incumbent Justice of the Peace,
Precinct #1 H.L. "Pee Wee" Hutson
and Billy R. Burks are candidates for
that position. Both are Democrats and
Archer City residents.
Holliday Democrat Bettye O.
Tanner, J.P. for Precinct #2 is seeking
re-election and was the concluding
speaker among the candidates, who
each spoke briefly giving personal
information and goals of what each
hoped to accomplish.
Emcee Jimmy P. Horany then
conducted an auction of a dozen cakes
taxpayer members had donated. The
food was then added to the refreshment
table for the social hour.
Congressman, 13th District, Bill
Sarpalius was represented by his aide,
Interest in the local primary elec-
tions was high among the people pre-
sent. One major item brought out by
candidate Prideaux was the possibility
of installing the unit system of the
use of county road machinery, which
would be located in a central building
with the work coordinated under one
Horany read the names of guber-
natorial candidates Clayton Williams
and Agriculture Commissioner Rick
Perry, State Rep. Charles Finnell and
called for representatives to speak, but
none were present.
Mrs. Katie Lerner
Mrs. Katie Lemcr was honored and
presented a plaque recently by St.
Mary's Music Ministry and Parish in
recognition of sixty years of dedicated
service to God and Church. Mrs.
Lerner served as church organist from
1919 to 1979. The 85-year old Mrs.
Lerner has been a member of
Mary's church all her life. She and the
late Joe Lerner were married in 1936.
They had three daughters, Rosalie
Schenk and Betty Schroeder both of
Windthorst and Mary Ann Utt of
Carrolton. She also has 15 grand-
children and 17 great-grandchildren.
Local Democratic candidates attending the Friday night political rally in
Archer City included (1-r) Duward Stone, Virgil Patton, Jane Adams, Pee Wee
Hutson, Paul Wylie, Jr., Merle Bowen, Jim Wolf, Billie Burks, James Berend,
and Max "Boe" Wood. Not pictured-Betty Tarno and Bettye Tanner.
After a lengthy executive session
Monday, the Holliday School Board re-
newed contracts for elementary teach-
ers as recommended by Principal Larry
Palmer and Middle School teachers as
recommended by princiapl Jake Cot-
High School regular faculty con-
tracts were also renewed with certain
exceptions as recommended by Princi-
pal Bill Lee.
Superintendent Dan Owen reported
that the school would be seraching for
a head coach for girls' basketball. Re-
newal of.the band directors' contracts
Owen also gave a report on the
meeting of the American Association
of Superintendents and Administrators
held last week in San Francisco. He
said that the problems faced by Texas
schools is small compared to the law-
lessness and violence faced by teachers
in some areas. The high school drop-
out rate was common to all parts of
the country he said. Common prob-
lems discussed included year around
schools and finances. Other area admin-
istrators attending the sessions were
from Munday, City View and Wichita
The board called an election for two
school board members to be held May
5. Places for Mike Birdwell, Place 6
and Gerald O'Brien, Place 7 will be
filled. Filing for the positions is now
open and final date for filing is March
21. Absentee voting begins April 16
with the final voting date on May 1.
Pollings places will be open at Holl-
iday Activity Center; Dundee Metho-
dist Church; Bowman Community
Building; Lakeside City Municipal
building and Lake Kickapoo Fire
Station. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pat Holt was named absentee voting
In other action, the board approved
the selection of textbooks as approved
the the committee. The committee
members are Dan Owen, Stephen Ran-
som, Chester Jones, Karla Wallace,
Mary Ann White, Don Ward, Robin
Calhoun, James D. Leeth, Rexine
Hardin and Patsy Shawver.
Board approved payment of month-
ly bills totaling $45,745.90 for rou-
tine bills and $154,368 for payroll.
In the tax report, Superintendent
Owen reported 90% of the 1989 taxes
had been collected.
Board approved amendment to the
budget in the amount of $8,100 to
compensate for driver's education and
The tobacco policy was tabled as
was the school calendar.
AC To Test Sirens
Archer City Emergency Manage-
ment Coordinator, Mike Cavilt, has
announced that testing of the tornado
alert and warning sirens will lake place
Monday, March 12, at noon.
The test will not be conducted if
there is any threatening weather in the
Republicans in attendance at the rally included (1-r) C. L. (Cliff) Hitchcock,
Richard Prideaux, Bill Sharon, Jo Jentsch, and Jack Parkey.
Hi Lo Prec.
Monday 74 51
Tuesday 67 51 .05
Wednesday 59 36 1.25
Thursday 45 35
Friday 59 31
Saturday 65 34
Sunday 74 41
Readings taken at 6 p.m. daily in AC
(Contributions of $500.00 or more)
Archer Chamber of Commerce
Lions Club of Archer City
Louise & Bill Thomas
J.F. & Louise Gerron
Rex & Georgia Owen
Jimmy & Orlena Harvey
Frank & Dora Scott
First State Bank
Perkins & Cullum
Sue & Bingo Kinder
Roy A. & Juanita Morris
W. C. & Helen Young Estate
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (Rusty) Lindemann
Mr. & Mrs. D.D. Strange & Douglas
Jack & Ann Parkey
W.H. Taylor Estate
Arch & Louise Andrews
Cowan & McKinney
Dr. R. D. & Bonnie Schlomach
Church of Christ
Archer City PTA
Fred G. & Pamela Walsh
John & Billie Megahan
Archer City Dairy Queen N
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Robert McDonald Burkhart
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James Pleasant Hart &
Inez Hart Winans
Luther & Bernice Key
D.W. (Pete) Williams
Paul & Claudia Wylie
Annie Sturm Decker
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Dr. R.O. & Sophia Prideaux
Don G. Ikard
W. Juanita Morris
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