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Wellington Leader (Newspaper) - February 21, 2002, Wellington, Texas 8 Pages plus inserts Volume For Ninetytwo Years a Builder in worth County Collingsworth Texas 79095 February 50 Cents Number 33 Many contributions made to WHS Give the 9ift f at by black students since 1965 blood drive March 18 The 1980 The won first place in district Several black cast members contributed to the Back I to Craig Kaylo Kevin Greg Charlotte Bamett and Karen Middle I Verita Sharee Bailey and Kandi Front I to Cheryl Lesa Johnson and Melanie When the 196465 school year began with the integration of students Washington to Wellington High it soon became evident that the school would benefit in many Contributions have been made by those students in the years One area that has benefited tremendously is In the spring of Mary Ingram broke the state high school girls discus record with a toss of She became the first of many black to excel at Among those was Robert Chambers in when wearing the Winged W ran the 400 meters in seconds to win first place in that event at the state UIL track and field meet in Austin in 94 degree heat and high This was the first year that the race had been run in meters so he set the James Junebug Thomas qualified for state the same year when he placed second in the regional meet in Odessa in the long The Rocket team won regional that year for the first In 1993 freshman Jason Mathis began his trips to Austin where he placed 5th on the 100 meter race with a time of He returned as a junior to win first in that race as well as first in the 200 a race he had not run until that He defeated a runner from who was the big Upon graduation Jason received scholarships in track and attended Cisco Junior College and Oklahoma Baptist Many other black athletes have achieved at Wellington High School in other such as Wesley McKnight who led the 1992 Rockets to the quarterfinals in Fans here will never forget the 1999 basketball team which was at the state This team included Shrubs and Lanny George Shrubs was later named to the first team Super Team by the Amarillo Many of these athletes earned scholarships to college with their Robert Teeny Powell played football first at Lubbock Christian College and later at Cameron College where he earned Hunnicutt played basketball at Clarendon College and at He is a recent graduate of Some of the others who played football at various colleges are James Mclntosh at Cameron and Carter Nash at Panhandle Dwayne Culpepper received a scholarship to Livin De Life cast Silvia Aunty Mammy and Verita Brer contributed to the plays area and regional Hunnicutt was named to the district Ail Star Cast and Simon was named to the AllStar Cast at the state level also received best actress award at the district Robert Chambers while wearing a Winged W won first place in the Half UIL track and field meet 1978 with a time of in ike Arizona State in Brandy Thomas received her associate degree at Clarendon College while playing basketball Wellington black students have not only succeeded in athletics but also in academic especially in speech and In 1981 the WHS UIL play Livin De won area and regional At the state contest Verita Simon received a medal as a member of the AllStar Both Simon and Silvia Hunnicutt had received such honors at the earlier Wanda Chambers was also a member of De Verita placed 4th that year at the state level in Prose Other black actors and actresses who were in the casts of winning plays were Glen Freddie Sharee Kaylo Kevin Dwayne James JoAnn Jana Reggie Jones and Jodi Continued on Page 2 Candidates may file for two seats on WISD school board Filings for the Wellington Independent School Board election began at 8 2002 and will extend though 5 March The tenns held by Jim and Dale Dunlap will be open for candidates These are three year Interested persons may file Monday through Thursday from 8 to noon and 1 to 4 and on Fridays from 8 to noon and 1 to 3 in the business office at Wellington Independent School District located at 609 15th If there are please call the business office at 447 Reunion for Quail Exes set March 30 The Quail Reunion will be held March 2002 in the Booster Club Building at Registration will begin at 5 with the meal served at The meal will be catered by Continued on Page 6 Republican Party adds polling places The Collingsworth County Republican Executive Committee met 2002 to finalize locations for polling places for the upcoming March 12 Republican General Primary Election and draw for places on the Republican General Primary Election The Republicans had consolidated all the precincts of the county in the past into one voting Continued on Page 5 The American Red Cross is reminding everyone that the spring season means many things to many It is a time of a time of new beginnings a time to spring to This organization suggests that one very meaningful way to do this is to give the gift of Wellington citizens can do just at the upcoming blood March 2002 at the WAC The event will be held from 2 to Imagine not being able to enjoy the beauty of said Daren Blood Drive Those of us who are healthy get to see the flowers feel the warmth of the spring sun and enjoy the beautiful spring By giving blood we can help someone else enjoy those things someone who may not be able to do so without a lifesaving blood Coats notes that when blood is donated with the American Red that likely the help goes to a fellow You can be helping someone youve never or you may be helping a friend or family Most you are sharing your gift of life with another human he Coats emphasizes the fact that one of three people will need blood at some point in their Chances are very good that you or someone you know will need blood Renew cattle brands by February 28 Jackie county clerk of Collingsworth wants cattlemen of the county to be aware that if they have not renewed their cattle brand this should be done by 2002 if they plan to keep their present March all brands that have not been renewed will become open brands for the general Johnson urged cattlemen to make sure they are not using an unregistered brand since to do this is a Class C Misdemeanor with a fine up to It is a lot cheaper to register the brand than to pay a she The recording fee is per per Additional locations filed at the initial filing will be per Continued on Page 2 EMS gains three paramedics more trained members Wellington Emergency Medical Service volunteers Tammy Jeff Thomas and Leslie Birkey have successful completed their paramedic Birkey has successful passed the slate written test and received her paramedic The ECA classes will finish this according to Eddy lead instructor for the Following the class students will be eligible to take the slate written test at a later School board extends principals contracts Wesley McKnight led the 1992 Rocket team to the quarterfinals in He also was named first team AllState running back in associated press class 2A offensive player of the year in 1991 and was named Oil Bowl 1992 offensive player of the Wellington Independent School District Board of Education met in regular to extend the contracts of Diane Don Kinsley and Danny Chisum and Athletic Director Kurt Ashmore one year through June In other business Superintendent Carl Taylor explained that special education procedures Eastern Panhandle Shared Services Arrangement Procedures Operating have been revised and recommended that the policies be A unanimous motion was approved to join other taxing entities in the sale of 44 tracts of real property with no minimum bid All bids will be subject to Continued on Pane 5 to overcome a illness or to recover from an he American Red Cross blood donors enjoy the good feelings that come when they celebrate life by donating and they also enjoy some very tangible All blood donors receive checks prior to The checkups include testing blood pulse and iron To donate one must be 17 years of age or weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good Donating blood only takes about an and Red Cross volunteers provide donors with cookies and refreshments Individuals interested in giving blood may call 1800 GIVE LIFE or 9378221 to schedule an appointment NEWS IN BRIEF Early voting for the Republican and Democratic Primary Election will begin 25 and continue through March The residents of Wellington Care Center will have the opportunity to vote at the center 26 from 3 to 5 Ballots to vote in this election by mail may be obtained by calling the county clerks office to request an application for a ballot to vote by This request must be received by County Clerk by March The telephone number is The annual Black History Program and dinner will be held at 7 23 in the North Park Community Guest speaker will be Notice to taxpayers There will be no second notices this year as a reminder that 2001 taxes are due and arc accruing penalty and Remember taxes are higher each month they are not If you have forgotten to please do so Contact Ann appraisal district and Rose Mary Collingsworth County tax for further Wellington Elementary PTO will hold a carnival fund raiser at the Wellington Activity Center The event will lake place from to Cub Scout Pack will hold their annual Blue and Gold Awards Banquet at 1 in the Salt Fork Conservation A potluck luncheon will be held with each family asked to bring meat dish and one other vegetable or salad Public Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair 25 through March Everyone is invited ID
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