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   Winters Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 19, 1975, Winters, Texas                                 tDínlm (£nktpxmc  volume seventy-one  winters,texas 79567 friday, december 19,1975  price 15 cents  NUMBB141  AWARDS—Randall Conner, second from left, and Dr. Jimmy Smith, third from left, received special recognition at the annual Christmas dinner of the Winters Young Farmers organization Monday evening. Presenting the a-wards were Charles Await, left, vo-ag teacher in  Winters High School and advisor for the organization, and Stanley Blackwell, right, vo-ag teacher and advisor for the Young Farmers. Conner, who is president of the Young Farmers for 1976, was recognized as the Outstanding Young Farmer for 1975. Dr. Smith, veterina  rian, was recognized as the Outstanding Agribusiness man for 1975. They received engraved plaques from the Young Farmers organization.  Band Members To State  Two members of the Winters High School Blizzard Band advanced to try outs for the State Band, following selection to the All-Region Band and the Area Band in try outs in Brownwood Friday. ' Six members of the band were selected for the All-Region Band.  Shelia Mathis and Randy Drake  qualified for Area Band, entitling them to go to Austin in January to try out for All-State Band. Randy is the first freshman in Winters High School to qualify for State Band try outs, at least in many years.  Named to the All-Region Band were Cathy Colburn, flute; Shelia Mathis, clarinet; Jeanene Hoppe, clarinet; Fran  relaxed DONOR-No wonder Mike Hill appears so relaxed aa aome of the life's blood is drained from his arm-he is being attended by three pretty young ladies working with Blood Services of San Angekt. Hie .Winters Jaycees sponsored the bkwd donor drive here Monday, but business was slow~at about four in the afternoon, only three donors had come  -in. Donors and members of their immediate families will be assured of bkMd, if needed, during the next six months, sponsoring Jaycees said, by donating bkiod. In the picture are, ekickwise, Silbui Molina, Debbie Fambrough and Wanda Harris, aU of San Angek>. Also 4vorking with the bkwd unit was Ed Winger of Blood Services, San Angelo.  Hoppe, clarinet: Randy Drake, trumpet; and Steve Esquivel, trumpet. Teresa Wright was named first alternate, flute.  On Saturday following the Brown-wood try outs, the AU-Region Band had an eight-hour rehearsal and presented a concert Saturday evening, under direction of Harris Brimson, director of bands at Angelo State University.  Other band members in the Brownwood try outs were Toni Hambright, Cody Hord, Becky De La Cruz. David Clark, Randy Davis and Becky McKnight.  Council Sets '76 Salaries  The Winters City Councü Monday night set salaries for elected city officials for 1976, in compliance with State statute. Statute specifies that salaries for elected officials must be determined during December of the year previous to the effective year.  The mayor's salary was set at $50.00 per month, plus $25.00 for each regular meeting and $15.00 for each called . meeting.  Salaries for aldermen were set at $25.00 for each regular meeting, and $15.00 for each called meeting.  The Council meets regularly twice a month.  In other action, the Council authorized installation of a telephone at the City Airport, at no cost to the City.  Council also was informed by Mayor Homer Hodge that minimum wage for city employees, effective January 1, 1976, would be $2.20 per hour instead of $2.10 per hour.  Work Days Set To Prepare For Stock Show  To give everyone concerned time to make plans to participate, the Winters Livestock Association has announced dates for work days at the livestock barns to prepare facilities for the annual Junk>r Livestock Show, scheduled fw January 12.  January 7 and 8 have been set aside for the special work days, and all members and others interested in the show have been urged to make their plans in order to be available to hdp get the bama and area ready for Uie show.  Rent Housing Construction Has Started  Actual construction on the long-awaited project to provide additional rental housing in Winters began last week. It is expected that the project will be completed within 90 days.  The two-section, twelve-unit project is being built by the Bright Company of Fort Worth, as a private enterprise venture. The company will administer and maintain the rental housing.  Start of construction is the climax of many months work and study, first by the Winters Rental Housing Develop  ment Corp., a non-profit corporation, and then the Bright Company. The non-profit corporation was organized about three years ago by local businessmen and individuals who were attempting to ease the housing shortage in Winters. When the private company showed an interest in the project, all plans were turned over to them.  Twelve units are being built in the area north of Huffman House, adjacent to the low-rent housing project of the Winters Housing Authority.  Church Choir WiU Present C ant at a  Schook Close For Holidays  Classes in Winters Public Schools will be dismissed Friday, December 19, at 2:30 for the Christmas hoUdays. Buses will make regular runs.  Classes will be resumed on schedule Monday. January 5.  Winters To Help Pay For Police TT Network  Because Winters police have used the teletype wire service leased by Ballinger a reported 14.2 percent of the time the service is in use. Winters City CouncU Monday night authorized a payment to Ballinger of $150.00 per month, plus $13.50 per month toward actual lease expenses.  The teletype service in the Ballinger Police Department is connected to the State network. The police use the network to obtain information on car registration and other law information used in law enforcement.  The City of Winters had been asked to pay a proportionate share of the expense of the teletype wire lease, effective Dec. 1. 1975. In return, the teletype service will be available to the Winters Police Department on a 24-hour basis, it was said. In the past, the . service has been available only during certain times of the day. With the arrangement approved by the City CouncU this week. Ballinger will keep someone on duty 24 hours a day to handle the teletype traffic, it was explained.  There will be no teletype facilities in the Winters Police Department, however. Police will contact the Ballinger Police Department by radio, and in turn Ballinger will use the wire service to obtain requested information.  It is understood that the County of Runneb also will pay a part of the lease and «^ration expenses of the teletype service.  VFW Children's ChiiBtmas Party DeGeiiiberl9  Winters Post 9193. Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Ladies Auxilialry, will host a Christmas party for members' children under 12 years of age. at the Post Home. Friday. December 19. at 7 p.m.  All ehiklren of members are invited to attend this Christmas party.  The 25-voice choir of St. John's Lutheran Church will present their annual Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 21, at 10:40 a.m. at the church.  Under the directorship of Erwin Henniger, the choir will sing "The Chorus In the Skies," a Christmas Cantata by Fred B. Holton.  The music to be sung introduces well-known Christmas carols, such a.-"0 Little Town of Bethlehem," in various combinations of choir, solo and duet voices.  Many members of St. John's choir have been singing together for several decades, but there also are some younger singers in the group.  Miss Emma Henniger, who has been church organist for more than 30 years,  will be organ accompanist for the cantata.  The public is invited to attend this Christmas Cantata.  School Tax Office Open December 31  The tax office of Winters Independent School District will be open Wednesday, December 31, for the convenience of taxpayers who wish to pay their 1975 taxes before the end of the year.  This will be the only day during the Christmas holiday season the tax office will be open.  The Public Schools will observe the holidays from December 19 until January 5.  GROUND WORK-Workmen installing I new tw apartment project being coBstmeted in   

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