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Wellington Leader (Newspaper) - January 25, 1996, Wellington, Texas 10 Pages plus inserts Volume For Years a Builder in Collingsworth County Collingsworth Texas 79095 January 50 Cents Number 29 Richard Sims elected new WSB president Just a little off the County Extension Agent Dale Dunlap clips a show steer in preparation for the steer judging and sale at the Collingsworth County Livestock Show and Sale which begins Saturday morning at in Wilson Arena north Activity will move to the Wellington High School yellow practice gym with the annual BBQ beginning promptly at and the sale following at Collingsworth 1996 Livestock Sale on Saturday The Board of Directors of Wellington State Bank announced the election of Richard Sims to the office of president Johnny Holton has been named Chairman of the We have been and are as always here to serve the community with every banking We look forward to serving you in the commented the new bank president Joining the Wellington State Bank in Sims has served in a variety of Named assistant vice president in he then served as vice president from 19871991 was named executive vice president in 1992 elected Chairman of the Board of in serving until his recent Richard Sims promotion to president of the financial institution that was formed in He has held various duties and responsibilities in these capacities that has prepared him to continue to serve the community where he was Salutatorian of the Wellington High School class of Sims graduated Cum Laude from West Texas State University in At WT he received the Outstanding Senior Award and various other recognitions and Although active in numerous he maintained a Patricia Jane Richardson of Memphis and Richard Sims were married They are the parents of four children 13 years old 11 years old 8 years old and 6 years Council sets election date taxes go to appraisal office Last minute preparations are reaching a near fever pitch as participants and planners check last minute details of the Collingsworth County Livestock BBQ and Premium Sale to be held The annual event will begin with the livestock show Jt the Wilson north of ton on Highway 83 commencing at The goat show will begin at with the lamb show at 10 the swine and the steer show at The BBQ dinner and Premium Show will be held at the Wellington High School Practice of loin and south beginning with the dinner at 5 The cost of the BBQ is for adults and for children 12 and Tickets are available at the door or from 4H and FFA members or at the County Extension The Premium Sale will begin at 6 All businesses and participate in the stock BBQ and Premium Sale by Virginia Robey News Editor City Council members met Jan 15 with two major items on the These were to set the date of the 1996 municipal election and to act on a change in city tax assessment and The date of the election will be May 4 when voters will choose a mayor and three council Those whose current terms expire are Mayor Gary Brewer and councilmen Lyndon Willie Gragson and Durk Crelia is in his 20th year on the having been elected in Gragson has served 18 as he was elected in Brewer was elected to the council in serving until August Upon the death of Mayor Milburn in August Brewer was appointed to serve until the next Under the Texas election Brewer ran for and was elected to serve for the remainder of unexpired term as At that Brewer was elected to his first full term sometimes called first elective Green was appointed to the council in August to serve until the next At that time he ran for and was elected to fill ran for and was elected to his first full In the tax the council approved a proposed contract with the Collingsworth County Tax Appraisal The tax office will assess and collect city taxes which are now collected in the city The council voted approval for City Secretary Nell McKinney to attend the annual election law seminar to be held February 1 and City Manager Jon Sessions discussed the financial Early in the minutes of the last meeting were approved and the council approved the payment of bills in the amount of Mayor Brewer presided and councilmen were Sam McGill and Robert Wayne Powell and City Secretary 1946 Quail Class plans reunion for April 1996 The 1946 Quail Class is planning a reunion for April They need the addresses for three classmates Josephine Nila Woodman Smith and Kelsie Anyone knowing the current address of these three is asked to call either Mildred Clay 8064472181 or write her at Box TX 79095 Ruby Dell Souder 806447 Wellington or write Barbara Wilson 1210 Rolling Cotton Growers Association representative Lindey Patton updates Collingsworth County farmers on the boll weevil eradication Collingsworth County farmers elect eradication program steering committee Over fifty area fanners filled Bura Handley Community Center at the boll weevil eradication meeting held Thursday January The meeting was sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Dale County Extension Agent introduced the principal speakers for the Lindey Patton of the Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association presented the group with information concerning the boll eradication program that could begin in the Fall of 1997 by majority the elected steering committees from the areas of our vote for the Designed to eliminate the boll weevil in 4 to 5 by maintenance to against the eradication program gives the producer hope in lowering higher increased land value and an overall economic boost for the community by eliminating the one pest in This is a program from the local to the state Once the state legislature authorizes the cotton growers vote in two One is to establish the eradication zone and elect a from that zone as a member of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication In the second growers indicated whether or not they are willing to be to the maximum amount listed on the ballot to fund the When both referenda are approved the program can It is then mandatory for all fanners in the zone to The first zone in Texas to pass both referenda was the Southern Roiling Plains zone in the Concho where eradication began in The Concho Valley has reported a 94 98 reduction in boll weevil numbers in only one says Since the trial program in 1978 in North Carolina and the program has expanded throughout North and South and A similar program was conducted in Arizona and adjacent areas of More than million acres in eight states are now producing cotton without the boll commented The meeting gave farmers a chance to ask many questions and in gain the much needed information to possibly begin the eradication Collingsworth County farmers elected the following representatives to the Northern Rolling Plains steering committee Andy Tony Jerry Joe Lynn and Danny Wischkaemper as The deadline for getting a picture of your favorite littlest sweetheart IP the Wellington Leader for the Valentine issue is January The cost is 1924 Study Club Lennie and club Lottie Lorene Jenkins and Mamie recently presented a check to the Collingsworth General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary to be used in the renovation of the Hospice Room at the Nancy hospital quality assurance pictured followed by Lottie Lorene auxiliary president Lottie Mamie holding contribution check Lennie Mary Esta Glenn and Dollie Mae Wilson attended the Work on hospice room at hospital has begun Efforts to provide the community with a hospice room in a hospital setting are under way at Collingsworth County General Hospital and should be ready for use within the nexi 60 Through initial supportive contributions given by the hospital 1924 Study Veterans of Foreign Wars and 1954 Study Club work has begun on the With a sunlit private bath and quiet corner the room provides an ideal In the rooms southeast corner affords the patients family close parking and convenient access to their loved Continued on Page 2
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