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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Brownfield, Texas Sunday s Southwest Micro publishing 2627 e. Yandeau or. Al pasotx79903 14 pages plus supplement 35� uses 067-880 volume 85, no. 44advance through the 90 believe in of Kristy Hock j june 3, 1990 on their Way to summer arms outstretched faces beaming colonial Heights last Day of school no doubt anticipating the Host of summer elementary youngsters pour through the exit doors on the activities that await them. Photo by Janna Forbes 30 years in Brownfield Niles retiring from 36-year career by Kelly Sinclair news co editor Quot kids still get excited about learning and that a neat. That s Why we re Here to get them excited and educated Quot said Fern Niles elementary curriculum and appraisal director for Brownfield is. After 39 years in the Field of education--36 of them in Brown Field she is retiring. Niles born and raised in Oklahoma came to Brownfield from Wellington where she and her husband Clifford a Brownfield administrator who is also retiring started their teaching careers. She was graduated with a Bachelor s degree from southwestern Oklahoma state University in Weatherford okla., and obtained a masters degree from West Texas state University in Canyon. Through taking mid management courses at Texas tech she earned her certification for administration. Niles began her education career in Brownfield teaching third and fourth graders music then when colonial Heights elementary opened she taught third Grade later first Grade. After Oak Grove elementary opened Niles again made a transition this time to teaching second Grade. In 1966, More changes came. Quot that s when the government got More involved in education and title i got started. I taught remedial Reading for grades k through six Quot she recalled. Niles indicated that in 1980 she became director of Federal programs administered at bid Quot then came this Job which i be held for six years. I started at the Bottom and worked my Way said Niles Quot i be had so much fun with my jobs Over the years. I guess i be enjoyed All of Niles duties have been wide ranging gifted talented programs remedial programs including summer bilingual classes for Kinder inside today. Fern Niles obituaries pm. 3 Xyz . 3 edit amp . 6 Plains Honor Rolls pm. 8 sports pcs. 9, 13 amp 14 five cubs named to 3-aaa All District five Brownfield High school baseball players received All District honors As the team was released Early this week. The quartet on the first team consists of senior outfielder Lupe Davila senior Pitcher Eddy Garza senior Catcher Gerald Gonzales and Sophomore infielder Andy Martinez. Senior Junior Rodriguez was named honorable mention. The cubs finished 12-10 and 2-4 for fourth in the District. Davila led the team in hitting with a .468 batting average in Home runs with four and in Bis with 20. He also had four doubles along the Way and seven stolen bases. Despite spending a Good percentage of the year on the Junior varsity Martinez hit like a Quot wildebeest he hit .391 with to Bis. He also had a double and stole four bases. Gonzales closed out his bus see 14 Garten and first Grade pupils and summer school for first through third graders behind in Reading and or math. About the summer school she remarked Quot it s a four week program where we try to play catch up. Its great for the kids. We try to make it lots of fun but also make sure a lot of learning is going for nine years she steered the adult education program. Quot it gives you a Good feeling that you re helping these people obtain their . So Many of these people Are sincere they work hard at it Quot she said. As elementary curriculum director she tries to Quot help teachers with their instruction selecting textbooks for the appropriate Grade see 2 May Rains fall below average although Terry county received Over an Inch of rain for May the total was Well below what the Texas almanac says the county should be getting. A total of 1.05 inches fell but the average for May in Terry county is 2.53 inches. Most of that rain along with some Hail fell on the second. The precipitation total for that Date was .92 of an Inch. The other .13 of an Inch fell on the third. A Trace was recorded on the 30th. As for the highs the Mercury reached into the 90 s 11 of the 31 Days. That included a 98 Reading on the 26th. In the lows the thermometer dropped into the 30 s once. That was on the fourth when a 39 Reading was recorded. It represented the Low. The Low maximum was 50�?T on the third. The High minimum was 18 degrees higher at 67 on the 25th and 26th. Exchange student changes her mind about stay in City by John Hasselmeier news co editor author s note this is the part one of a two part Story about Vivianne Macedo a brazilian Exchange student who is staying in Brownfield with Steve and Bonnie Metcalf and family. She s in America through the youth for understanding program. When Vivianne Macedo first came to Brownfield the brazilian Exchange student Wasny to exactly thrilled with the place. Quot my first week when i arrived Here i was so homesick Quot Macedo said. Quot i was crying and i was like a of my gosh. Why did i come a i was so confused. Quot there was nothing wrong with my family Quot Macedo said. Quot i was so embarrassed. Quot one Day when my family phoned i started crying Quot Macedo said. Quot i was like a of my gosh. What did i do a i was not used to however now that s she a been Here a while the bus Junior feels much better about things. Quot now in a much belter Quot Macedo said. Quot it does no to mean that i done to remember miss them her family but not As much. The beginning was very hard. Quot its pretty Good because its interesting to see How everybody lives and their Way of thinking Quot Macedo said. Quot i think that a a real different Macedo is the daughter of Zed Yii and Vanda Macedo of the Rio de Janiero suburb of Copacabana. Her father is a Federal tax inspector who works for the treasurer. Her older sister Vanessa is 18 and has also been an Exchange student Quot my sister was also an Exchange student about three years ago Quot Macedo said. Quot she lived in a suburb of Charleston West Virginia. I write letters to her family. Quot when you pass to be an Exchange student you live with the family it has to really be a family Quot see like 2 Vivianne Macedo paper n Ink by Lynn Brisendine school is Fine if you like the principal of the thing. There was a lot of celebrating going on at the various school campuses across town thursday. I was sitting waiting to taxi a few students who reside at my House and watched the students file out at both the High school and at intermediate. Many came out of both schools smiling giving High fives and just enjoying the feeling of vacation. Feelings Are what this week is All about. Terry county graduates have already crossed stages to receive their diplomas this week. And they Are due congratulations. Graduation from High school is a major step in anyone a life. It is an event filled with happiness satisfaction and a Little dread. These Young minds step into the world just As they leave the stage with diploma in hand. A Large part of their lives for Many years is behind them and this thought lingers. But another of anticipation of a future also mingles w Ith the pomp ceremony and speeches of the evening. Enjoy your accomplishments seniors. Folks of All Ages Are beginning to step out in the evenings and Early mornings walking the City streets and country lanes for exercise. It seems that you can spot individuals or couples stepping Down the roads at different speeds in both Day Light and dark. It is pleasant to see and those who Arent shaping up by walking get to feeling a Little guilty each time a couple is spotted. There is a problem however some of these folks seem to think they can just walk right Dow n the Middle of the Road and that is bad enough in Broad Day Light but it could be tragic after the Sun goes Down. Walking is a healthy activity. Getting run Down by a late evening Driver is not. Please walkers like care w Hen walking after dark. Wear something folks driving can spot at a distance and be attentive to oncoming traffic. Speaking of traffic problems those former students Are exercising their new found Freedom and they will be appearing All around town on foot and bicycle. So please watch for these Happy vacationers. The Media hype has been in full Force for several weeks about the Summit talks in Washington. And now that Gorbachev has made his appearance in our nations capital it has hit a frenzy. Gorbachev May Well be one of this country s rising celebrity superstars. His Appeal seems to rank with the music and sports stars. He is a foreigner who has captivated the american Public with Only a few non americans drawing As much interest in the past few decades. Perhaps Winston Churchill made a larger Impact with his american tour just after Wii. Or a four some from England that Drew the interest of the teenagers in the mid-60s, the beatles. Gorbachev should enjoy his celebrity status while he visits the . And other Western nations because if the news stories coming out of his Homeland Are to be believed he is not so popular in his own .s.r. Not Only that but it would seem that every time the russian president lands in the . An earthquake rumbles through his country. This is certainly a coincidence but Many citizens of his country Are convinced that the quakes Are due to the absence of their Leader. I sat before a to thursday at the noon hour and listened to a speech Gorbachev delivered at his Washington embassy. It was hard to follow and seemed to be More of an historical lecture than a policy statement it was filled with reprimands for past mistakes on both sides but it was Clear that the soviet president Felt that the United states had done its share of diplomatic waffling Over the decades. Of Well die to commentators will keep Busy for a while second guessing

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