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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Brownfield, Texas Page 2, Brownfield news sunday june 3,1990 a like one retirement party Jack Hodges for 17 years a Brownfield is bus Driver James Willis bid assistant to the superintendent for business and Roy Ervin for 20 years b1sd transportation supervisor were honoured with a retirement party thursday at the bus barn. Also pictured Are several other bus Drivers and their families. Photo by j Anna Forbes United Way officers these will be the officers for the 1990-91 United Way of Terry county. From left to right Jim Hobbs treasurer Rodney Keeton first vice president and Larry owed president. Rodney Warren second vice president is not Way installs 1990 officer slate officers for the 1990-91 Terry county United Way Campaign were elected at a Board meeting last Friday at the Brownfield chamber of Commerce. Larry Yowell will be the president Rodney Keeton the first vice president Rodney Warren the second vice president and Jim Hobbs the treasurer. Elective members of the Board include in addition to these four Are Bob Cannon representing Goodpastur Sandra Baker for Brownfield state Bank Jay Andrews Meadow Jackie Burris Wellman and Randy Simpson Union. Yowell represents Larry s chemical Keeton first National Bank Warren sonic drive in and Hobbs Ozark Maho Ning. Representatives of participating agencies who Are on the Board include Dick Fletcher Good Fellows Max Rodolph salvation army and Betty Bullard american red Cross. Elayne Farrar will represent the american association of University women. There will also be representation from the service clubs. Sex offi Cio members include the county judge the three mayors in the county Brownfield Meadow and Wellman the four Terry county school superintendents the United Way of Terry county past president the presidents of the local service clubs Optimist noon Lions evening Lions and kiwanis the news and radio station takers ruled eligible for Stamps a recent decision by state officials has opened the Way for food stamp recipients to do temporary work for the census Bureau without losing their Federal benefits. The decision affects people who receive Ardc Aid for families with dependent children and people who receive food Stamps. The announcement was made by the . Department of agriculture. The family support administration of health and human services another Agency of the government has authorized a plan that allows those receiving Ardc to also work for the census without losing their benefits. Both exemptions Are in effect from March i aug. 31. Officials encourage those receiving food Stamps or Ardc to consider Short term employment As census takers. To inquire about temporary employment with the census Bureau Contact the nearest census District office or the Texas employment commission. The Kickoff luncheon has been slated for october to. Before elections were held past president Kelly Moore announced that quarterly disbursements were set for july and another in october. Moore added that last year s Campaign was t one of the Best and the budget and admissions committee needed to take a hard look in setting figures for the next Campaign. After the election Moore had a few More words to say. Quot i would like to congratulate Larry for taking the Job and thanks for your the Board s help Quot Moore said. Quot i enjoyed doing Wellman is releases teams test results results of the recent teams test at Wellman is have been released with All tested classes surpassing the statewide average in All but three categories. Teams Texas educational assessment of minimum skills tests math Reading and writing abilities. Ninety six percent of the tested Wisd students demonstrated Mastery of math while 94 percent passed the Reading test and 86 percent performed up to expectations on the writing test. One Hundred percent of the students in grades five nine and 11 passed the math test with Only one student in Grade three and one student in Grade seven not demonstrating Mastery. In Reading too percent of the students in grades five seven nine and 11 passed. On the writing Section i x percent of the students in Grade seven passed while 93 percent of the students in grades five and nine demonstrated Mastery. Parents who wish to consult with school officials about their children a performance on teams or any other standardized tests Are encouraged to Contact school Counselor Judy Cagle principal Don Paris or their child s teacher. Results Are As follows third Grade Wcllman-93 percent math 69 percent Reading and 56 percent writing. Stalewide-91 percent math 85 percent Reading and la percent writing. Fifth Grade Wellman-100 percent math too percen Reading and 93 percent writing. Statewide-90 percent math 87 percent Reading 82 percent writing. Seventh Grade Wellman-88 percent math too percent Reading and too percent writing. Statcwide--91 percent math 89 percent Reading and 86 percent writing. Ninth Grade Wellman too percent math too percent Reading and 93 percent writing. Statewidc-86 percent math 82 percent Reading and 70 percent writing. Eleventh Grade Wellman-100 percent math and too percent language arts. Statewide figures not available. What happens if i pull this string a Wellman High school graduates Tabby Moorhead left and Jayson Llin House Center appear to be checking out the strings on their Caps before graduation tuesday night at the school auditorium. Carlos Moya right looks on with amusement. Macedo said. Quot they accept you in every Way like my family Here. Quot i want my sister to come Here Quot Macedo said. Quot it just depends on Macedo admitted that her Sisters experience had something to do with her becoming an Exchange student Quot she was a big influence because she had a Good time Quot Macedo said. Quot i said of yeah. That sounds very Good. Well let s go. Quot it was to have another vision of the world Quot Macedo said. Quot it was to grow not just depend so much on your family. It was to learn and make new friends. I wanted to Sec How the United states was and to learn More about myself. Quot it s like you do Best to realize How much you depend on something Quot Macedo said. Quot when you get away from everybody and you Sec of now it s your time to do everything by Macedo explained the process of her becoming an Exchange student. Quot there arc Many organizations with Exchange programs Quot Macedo said. Quot my sister went by you youth for understanding. I know Many people who went by that organization and i met Many people there who Are really Nice. Quot first we had to take an Oral English test Quot Macedo said. Quot they tape that test and ask Many things in past present and future to see if you have the basics to live in a country that Speaks English. Quot they Send the tape i think to great Britain Quot Macedo said. Quot then you wait for the answer to see if you passed or not Quot Macedo said. Quot i was accepted. Quot then i had to fill out some forms Quot Macedo said. Quot you had to put in your name your family s name your interests. Quot you need to write a letter to your Host family Quot Macedo said. Quot you need to put medical information. They ask about All the diseases you have had and allergies. It s a Long Long Long after she got her Quot Seal of approval a she then had to decide which country to go to. It did t take her Long. Quot you can choose the country you want to go to Quot Macedo said. Quot i chose the United however there was a change in state. Quot at first they sent me to Minnesota Quot Macedo said. Quot i said of my gosh. That s so cold. I m very sensitive to cold. Quot i asked them for a different state Quot Macedo said. Quot it took them a Long Long Long Long time and they sent me to Texas. I was very before coming to the states she first had to have an orientation. Quot we had three Days talking about How you should act Quot Macedo said. Quot they Don t Tell you need to do that and that and that. They just told you what was Good and for you not to expect Many things because you never know what was going to happen and not to have a big Shock. Quot they talked about High school and family Quot Macedo said. Quot they also encouraged us to try to have patience with something you arc not used to and if you have any trouble to talk to your family or your area one thing that greatly benefited her was that her sister did t Tell her that All of America was like West Virginia. Finding out about Brownfield before getting Here Wasny to easy. Quot i looked for Many things telling of Texas Quot Macedo said. Quot i looked everywhere for Brownfield but find any information. I just could find then there was the matter of getting Here. Quot when i was on the plane i thought of my gosh. That is so bicyclist injured Justin Cody Wooley nine of Brownfield was struck by a suburban driven by Judy Elaine Rumbough also of Brownfield on wednesday in the Hoo Block e. Hester. Taken by ambulance to Brownfield regional medical Center emergency room Wooley was transferred to Lubbock s methodist Hospital. The Hospital did not release details about Wooley a condition. According to a police spokesperson Wooley who was Riding his bicycle ran a Stop sign just prior to the Accident. No further details were available from the police department which is continuing an investigation of the Accident. Flat Quot Macedo said. Quot that was so different because where i live is near to the Beach and there s mountains sea and Many Trees. Quot i lived in a big City Quot Macedo said. Quot it was such a big contrast. When my family asked me what i thought about Here i said it s Fiat. They started laughing and i said what did i say in a sorry. It s really dry Here. Quot everything was so different Quot Macedo explained. Quot the language the people and the food. The weather was hot and it was Winter there in Brazil Quot food took some getting used to but apparently not much. Quot i had never eaten mexican food a Macedo said. Quot the first time i went to Taco Villa was like excuse me what is Good Here what a a Taco what a a Burrito it mexican food is spicy. Our food has a lot of spice but in different ways. Quot i gained Many pounds Quot Macedo said. Quot its More bread and fast food. Fast food is much More fattening than when you prepare a meal. A Quot All right that looks Good let s try this let s eat Quot Macedo said. Quot my Mother called on the phone i dear How Are you doing i want you to come Back Here very very very thin. Quot i said mom i m sorry but i be already gained weight Quot Macedo said. Quot All the time i was on the phone she was like How is your diet going a i said i try to but its hard. Quot when my sister came Back from West Virginia she also gained weight Quot Macedo explained. Quot when i left my mom said you Are not going to eat very much. Remember Quot for the first weeks i did no to eat very much Quot Macedo said. Quot i lost some weight. Sometimes i eat very much and sometimes i done to. It s not that i eat very much. Its what i then there was the language Factor. Quot As for the language Learned Many things but i still need to learn More Quot Macedo said. Quot i understand almost everything but i think it Wall take a Long Long Long Long time for me to not have any Quot i can t pronounce the the sound Quot Macedo said. Quot it just sounds terrible. I figure it just takes More time. Quot i have studied English for six years but it s completely different and you actually need to use eng list All the time and you need to dream in English and think in English and its up to you to learn it anyway Quot Macedo said. Quot if you Don t try you re not going to survive because you need to talk in English for every Macedo will continue her discussion of English in part two. one sure the program is in place As required by the Tea Texas education association. There s a lot that we have to comply about her position As appraisal director she explained Quot about four years ago Tea started an appraisal process for All teachers including the Carcer ladder. All teachers Are appraised by two people their supervisor the principal and another appraiser. I do the elementary appraisals k through appraisals include the Type of instruction taking place the Impact on the child the motivation that is there student control and the involvement of the students. Effective teaching is stressed said Niles. Quot the teacher May be teaching her heart out but if it s not soaking in with the kids then that s not what we re looking she indicated that the school system has avoided Many of the problems with the career ladder program other schools have encountered. Crediting superintendent Don Hindley she commented Quot he s helped keep the teachers informed about what s happening on the state level so it s not a continuing Niles remarked Quot we Haven t paid this year s Carcer ladder yet because of the controversy in Austin school tax Reform. We re having to wait on that. We Haven to added new people this year but of course we still have people from previous she explained that factors coming into play with Carcer ladder eligibility Are i. A High enough appraisal 2. Experience and 3. Adequate education above a bachelors degree. Her duties As an appraiser have allowed to continue in Contact with students. Quot i still enjoy them. I enjoy watching the kids and teachers in methods today Are much better much stronger Quot she said. Niles went on to reflect Quot it bothers me that sometimes with some parents there a a Lack of involvement. They re concerned but not involved enough in their kids there s a real satisfaction when you can see students one change she has noted Over the years is the decreasing amount of time teachers have for actual teaching due to increasing paperwork. Quot there s too Many requirements from the we still have some very dedicated effective teachers in our system Quot she said. Quot Over the years being associated with teachers students and administrators that has been the High Light. When you get to be with people and you enjoy what you re doing this is great Quot commented Niles. About Brownfield she stated Quot this was a Good Community to raise our be enjoyed it Here and we do plan to Niles and her husband have one daughter Nan Crowson a seventh Grade science teacher in Belton. Niles is Active at first United methodist Church having served As organist for 13 years until her resignation last fall. A member of the Delta Kappa Gamma chapter for women educators she is also a member of several professional organizations. She said that her Active lifestyle has not allowed for Many hobbies beside music adding Quot now that i m retiring i m going to find things that i d like to do. I d like to make a quilt. I be never done that. We had them at Home when i was growing up so that a one thing i know i want to said Niles Quot now that Well have free time Well possibly do some travelling. My husband s a Fisherman so Well fish travel and go to m sure it won t be a Boring Possession nets two Billy Dewayne Jones 28, of Brownfield was arrested by local police officers wednesday May 30, on charges of delivery of a controlled substance marijuana. Arrested in a separate Case wednesday was Gabriel Garza 28, of Brownfield who was charged with delivery of marijuana Possession of drug paraphernalia and Possession of a controlled substance marijuana. Daniel Soliz was arrested wednesday by officers for unlawfully carrying a weapon pistol and on a warrant from the Alice police department for . Stolen vehicle. On tuesday May 29, Scotty Lee Minyard 21, of Brownfield was arrested on a Lubbock county warrant for felony revocation of probation. Police Are investigating a Case of theft Over $750 at a residence in the 1200 Block of e. Ward. Several items of jewelry were reported taken. Legal notices reviewed the following is a summary of Legal notices running in this Issue a notice from the governing ambulance triad seeking bids for a be and unused ambulance unit. A notice from the internal Revenue service concerning a sealed bid is of property that has been seized for nonpayment of internal Revenue taxes. A notice from Brownfield is seeking bids for several materials Ai supplies. See 13

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