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Wellington Leader (Newspaper) - May 17, 2001, Wellington, Texas a 20 Pages plus inserts Volume For Ninetytwo Years a Builder in Collingsworth County Texas 79095 May 50 Cents Number 45 Area classes of 2001 to graduate in May ceremonies WHS Valedictorian Nikki Sims SHS Valedictorian Valedictorian Lana Wallendorff WHS Salutatorian Amy SHS Salutatorian Sunni Jo Stages Hedley will graduate a total of 56 seniors in three ceremonies in Samnorwood High School will graduate six May v at 8 Valedictorian for SHS is Jill with a grade She is the daughter of Larry Salutatorian is Sunni Jo Stages with a grade She is the daughter of John Hedley High School will graduate twelve May at 8 in the Hedley Valedictorian for HHS is Lana Wallendorff with a four year She is the for HHS is Rachel Rachel has a 94364 four year She is the daughter of Travis and Tonja Wellington High School will graduate thirtyeight May at in the high school The WHS graduation processional will begin at followed by the The 2001 salutatory will be given by Amy is the daughter of Eddie and Kami of Following the presentation of valedictorian of HHS Salutatorian Rachel Bennett thb Nikki will give the valedictory Nikki is the daughter of Richard and Jane WHS Principal Danny Chisum will present the graduating senior class to Superintendent Carl Taylor and members of the school board who will assist in presenting the A portion of the senior video will be shown and the senior class will close with the school song followed by the Also included in the top ten WHS graduates Erin Kendra Eric Tanner and Jason board hears reports on grants and DEC hires personnel Wellington Independent School District Board of Education met in regular May tip review various agenda items and hear reports of various grants and the DEC Superintendent Carl Taylor reported that the recent DEC District Efficiency and Compliance visit from Texas Education Agency went Out of a of 251 indicators WISD received only four Taylor said that it will be 45 days before an official report is received butthe DEC team leader stated that this was like receiving an WISD has received a TIF grant making available for high school technology and available for elementary Title and technology monies are available for technology upgrades in junor WISD has also been awarded a TIE grant to be used for a video conferencing site for WISD lap top computers and teacher also reported that of federal money was received through the Title VI program this school These funds were used to provide a teacher in This was a successful program resulting in reduced class size for In other agenda board members Joe and Betsy Lemons were administered the oath of office and the members voted to leave the board officers as they are and to elect them by After coming out of closed session to discuss the minutes from the previous meeting were approved and on Taylors Jeff Sherman was hired as ag teacher and Chris Continued on Page 2 f Attention parents This is a reminder from General Hospital to parents who leave their children with family members or friends for summer vacation or actually for any period of Make sure that you send with the signed and notarized medical power of It can be a hand written or prepared but it has to be signed by the guardian and The document should state that you are giving to the person or persons who has your child the legal power of attorney to make medical decisions in your absence for the named on the This document allows the named person or persons to get medical attention for the in the absence of the Medical facilities or physicians cannot legally administer care to minors unattended by parents without this This can be a City Council discusses various ongoing projects Reserved graduation seating Wellington High School has announced that due to the larger crowds that have attended the graduation ceremonies the last few years and to parents and grandparents of graduates having to each senior will receive six reserved tickets for the May If the student does not need six scats they arc being asked to turn in the extra tickets to Linda Brewer or Jane by Friday noon at the high Anyone including family members of graduates not in their reserved seats by will lose their seat to others who are Wellington City Council met in regular May to discuss various agenda items and to hold two public hearings concerning the curfew ordinance and the visitors center to be built on Highway In the public hearing for the curfew ordinance Collingsworth County Sheriff Rusty Lee discussed the benefits of the ordinance for our Holly Wynn also stated that she was in support of the The curfew ordinance was readopted In the public hearing for the proposed visitors center to be built on Highway City Manager Jon Sessions reviewed the design and plans with the He stated that the applications will be turned in next month to the Texas Department of Transportation and that the projects will be awarded in November This is a project with a 20 percent Sessions reported that he had overwhelming support from the community as a In the agenda items Sam McGill and Robert Powell look the statement of elected officer and oath of office Councilman Willie Gragson was appointed Mayor for a one year term minutes from previous meeting and bills in the amount of were Wellington Volunteer Firemen Jeff Langford and Larry Wright discussed donating the old pumper to the Dodson Volunteer Fire Department with the Councilmen agreed as long a Dodson agreed to maintain and operate the They also discussed selling the red the chiefs suburban and the ambulance that was donated to the fire department by the EMS and to purchase a 1984 4x4 suburban from Fire The council Sessions stated that only the vehicles with titles in the Wellington Volunteer Fire Departments name may be sold without going out for any vehicles listed in the City of Wellingtons name must be advertised and sold by sealed Sessions discussed street paving projects with the He stated that we were in the process of seal coating approximately 50 blocks and shooting ten blocks of new streets this Local citizen Hotly Wynn asked the council to consider paving approximately 250 in front of 1703 and 1705 Sessions stated that he had several paving projects scheduled for this fall and he would like to include Wynns paving at this lime as well as some others scattered over Council Dana Bell was to the Wellington Economic Development Corporation for a three year term to expire June clay bids were reviewed and was awarded to H H Environmental in the amount of per ton or The is for the sewer plant A resolution was adopted authorizing the City of Wellington to make improvement to Marian Airpark runway and designated Sessions to execute all necessary The quarterly investment report and the financial statement were reviewed by the council and In the City Managers Sessions discussed various ongoing projects with the council including seal coating of city sewer plant project and the rodeo Sessions stated that they were wailing on pier designs QJ D Engineering for the show barn and that as soon as these were completed they would begin constructing the concrete Attending the meeting were Willie Gragson acting as Mayor Sam Robert Kevin and Durk Also attending were City Manager Jon City Secretary Sheriff Rusty members Jeff Langford and Larry Holly Doris Stallings and Henry of wwy that ifa EMS open house May 20 May 2026 is designated as Emergency Medical System EMS Activities are being planned to educate the public about EMS and its appropriate which is injury prevention and how to respond to a medical Also the emphasis will be to reach potential new members and stress the importance of strong public support for the local The public is invited to open house May 20 at the Ambulance Station behind Collingsworth General Hospital from to Rolling Plains Emmaus Community meeting May 21 Rolling Plains Emmaus Community will hold a monthly meeting at Wellington First United Methodist Church May The evening will begin at 6 with Babe with a meal and fellowship at Worship service will bo at Please plan to Woodard speaks on tuition fees May 21 Despite all the gloomy predictions about escalating college is hppe for Texas Us culled the Texas Tomorrow a prepaid college program that allows you to pay for college tu Mays Tomorrow Fund provides coverage for million and no mailer huw much on Page 2 Auxiliary announce plans for Buddy Poppy Memorial Day May has been designated as Buddy Poppy The members of the Glynn Moore VFW Ladies Auxiliary and volunteers will be located on the square at Pharmacy and Parsons Drug Store from 9 to 5 with the symbolic red Businesses will also have the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile The men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom that this county enjoys should be honored and This is the reason that citizens participate in the wearing of the poppies that are available throughout America just before the observance of Memorial The poppies are not but are exchanged for These donations will aid and assist not only the disabled and needy service personnel and but also the widows and orphans of deceased The nations disabled veterans arc the responsibility of all After more than half a the Poppy still brings its message of hope to those who have borne the blunt of Let us all show our respect and concern for Americans veterans by wearing a poppy May during the weekend and on Memorial May Be sure 10 attend the Memorial Day service lluu will be held ut the War Memorial on the said a The Auxiliary will serve their usual breakfast ihe Post on Memorial Day for members who i T visited the county cemeteries to place a flag on the graves of the deceased veterans and the poppy covered crosses that are placed on the graves of the deceased members of the Beth attends conference in Dallas Beth administrator of General and Wanda recently attended the Southwest Conference of Rural and Community Hospitals in The three day sponsored by the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals featured educational programs on operational and regulatory With all the challenges facing small hospitals in we must take every opportunity to understand the issues that impact Caison TORCH is an advocate all during the year for rural hospitals across the They supply us with information about they lobby for our cause in the state legislature and with and they are he first group we go to when we need help with a new problem or Caison said that constant education because healthcare is changing so Just about the lime we get one problem solved and one challenge we are faced with new issues hat must be she Membership in TORCH and the annual Conference of Rural and w Page 2 A v
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