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Burkburnett Informer Star (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Burkburnett, Texas Inside. Dogs hosting big tourney this week Quot Burkburnett number one advertising Media Quot Subj tub Vett volume 92 nfo/?me/7 More than a newspaper a Wichita county legend since 1908. Burkburnett Wichita county Texas 76354 thursday december 9,1999 50 cents 14 pages no. 19 on proposed annexation City Council Calls election at a special meeting last week Burkburnett City commissioners set a Date of Jan. 15,2000 for a municipal election which Willet Carminc the Fate of a proposal by the City to Annex property South and Southeast of town. In setting the election the Council fulfilled a requirement in the City a charter. It stipulates that the proposed incorporation of property by the City be approved in an election involving the Community a citizens and qualified voters that reside in or own property in the arca targeted for annexation. The property the City Hopes to Annex extends South to an cast West line entered by the 1-44 rest Stop. Its far West Border is 600 feet West of Highway 369 Back North to the current City limit sign. To the cast the line ends just cast of Highway 240 and runs North along Ashton Road to Gilbert Creek which will serve As the City limit Barrier to the Southeast. Property North of Gilbert Creek that is not now incorporated is not included in the annexation proposal. Burkburnett City manager Mike Siye said that approval of the proposed annexation will keep the property from falling into the extra territorial jurisdiction Etc of Wichita Falls. A it is expected that numbers from the 2000 census will allow Wichita Falls to increase its Etc from three to five Miles a Slye said. A if we done to approve this proposal Well lose our one mile Etc to the South Southwest and Southeast of the proposed annexation areas. Its really in our Best interest to Annex the property and keep it under our control. We Hope voters will support our Early voting for the election will be dec. 29 through Jan. La at Burkburnett City Hall. A map detailing the property the City Hopes to Annex is available for viewing at City Hall. Lighted Parade to be held Friday to feature Over 50 entries the Burkburnett chamber of Commerce will be accepting entries for its annual lighted Christmas Parade until the close of business this thursday. The Parade is set for Friday dec. To. Line up of participants and decorated entries will begin at 5 . Along Davey drive. The procession is scheduled to begin its journey North on Avenue d to downtown Burkburnett at 6 . Once it reaches East third Street the Parade will proceed West through the downtown area. The Parade route will end on the West Side of the third Street Railroad crossing in front of the offices of the Coc and Burkburnett development corporations. You choose the Campus online purchases to Benefit local schools in an Effort to raise additional funds Burkburnett Independent school District has joined forces with , the largest internet fundraiser for schools to encourage friends and families to make a difference by simply doing their shopping online through . Each time a shopper makes a Purchase through shopping mall up to 20 percent of the sales will Benefit Burkburnett High school Burkburnett Junior High John g. Hardin Elc Mcnairy school . Evans elementary school or John g. Tower elementary school a at no additional Cost to the shopper or the school. When shoppers visit for the first time a a school search Box appears on their computer screen where they Cancun tar any Burkburnett is Campus name As their shopping beneficiary. Once registered users arc led Back to the shopping Page where they can shop 24 hours a Day seven Days a week at nearly 150 stores such As , and Tower records. Users chosen school will appear on their computers screen while they shop to remind them of die school that will Benefit from their purchases. Participating schools will receive a quarterly report and a Check for a percentage of purchases made during that time period. A we arc excited to provide schools nationwide with a proven Means to raise additional funds a said Karen Schultz vice president k-12 operations at school pop . is the Leader in online fundraisers for schools and has the potential to make a big difference in fundraising a the fundraising potential of this partnership is enormous a said Danny Taylor superintendent of Burkburnett Independent school District. A we could raise thousands of Dol jars Over the course of a year for our schools through , by simply asking our friends and families to make their online purchases through .�?� based in Menlo Park calif., is the number one fundraising Solus Ion for k-12 schools serving More than 11,000 schools nationwide. enables anyone with internet Access to contribute funds to their favorite school through shopping rebates at nearly 150 online retailers. is closely affiliated with leading National education groups including the National association of secondary school principals. also enjoys corporate support partnerships with Cisco Auto desk Hewlett Packard Hitachi sri and Bechtel where their employees arc encouraged to Purchase through to support specific schools. I am a earns congressional award medal Burkburnett High school Sophomore Ryan Jeffrey Smith was the recipient of the Bronze congressional award medal during a ceremony last thurs Day at Sheppard air Force base. Smith is the son of sgt. Jeffrey Smith and Cathy Smith. Is staff photo by Jef Bromley As of tuesday afternoon Over 50 entries had been confirmed for the event. The Only stipulation for entries is that they be a a lighted and follow a Christmas theme. The chamber also asks that no Santa a be entered As the organization has already made arrangements for Santa to appear again this year. A panel of six judges will award first second and third place prizes for the top entries in five categories. These include Riding club automobile tractor float and other. Participation in the Parade is free of charge. To enter or for additional information Contact the Coc office at 569-3304 no later than 4 . On thursday dec. 9. Begins census preparations a local librarian Linda Hibbard has been placed in charge of obtaining a Complete count for Burkburnett in this Spring s census 2000. Hibbard is in need of two volunteers to help with preparations to ensure that a Complete local count is achieved. Persons interested in helping May Contact Hibbard at 569-2991. Is staff photo by Jeff Bromley Volunteer help needed for census prep As the individual in charge of obtaining a Complete count of the Burkburnett citizenry for the . Census bureaus year2000 tally local librarian Linda Hibbard is anxious to begin her Mission. But she can to get the process underway in a satisfactory manner without the Aid of some additional manpower. Therefore Hibbard has issued a Call for Volunteer support. A right now i need two volunteers who have Lime available that they Are willing to dedicate toward educating citizens about the census and How important it is to All of us that everyone be counted a said Hibbard. She noted that now until mid March when census 2000 questionnaires arc delivered to local households is a Vigil organization and educational period that is key to obtaining a Complete and accurate census. A everything i need to get the Ball rolling has been supplied to me with the exception of a couple of enthusiastic volunteers a added Hibbard a Elf you re interested get in touch with my persons interested in assisting with the census 2000 Effort or wanting More details May Contact Hibbard at the Burkburnett Library at 940 569 2991. Burk High s Jeffrey Smith attains Honor congressional award medal at a ceremony last thursday night at Sheppard air Force base Burkburnett High school Sophomore Jeffrey Ryan Smith was named the Winner of the Bronze congressional award medal. The award is presented in the categories of Bronze Silver and Gold and recognizes Young people Ages 14 to 23 who design a set of goals for themselves and follow them through to completion. In the Case of Smith his quest in the non competitive Challenge to Carn the Bronze medal involved him producing a plan for volunteering and maintaining it for a period of at least seven months. Smith also became More physically fit and improved his mind in route Locarni no the award. From 1996 to the present Smith volunteered More than 3,000 hours at the s fab youth Center. He refereed organized games worked in the snack bar and supervised some of the hundreds of youngsters who visit the facility. Because he suffers from asthma s Midi had to fulfil the physical fitness requirement for the award in a manner that was challenging but comfortable to him. He undertook a walking program that has seen him go from covering a maximum distance of a half mile to walks of up to four in ills. Smith dedicated his award to his Friend Chris Madrigal who was killed at s fab last summer in an explosion of a soft drink canister at an outdoor Concession stand. The honoree said he was a Happy to get the award and grateful for All the people who have helped Smith added that he intends to begin Pursuit of both the Silver and Gold congressional medals once his Fain i i y relocates to new York Early next year. The Silver medal program lasts for a year while attaining the Gold medal involves a commitment of at least two years. Smith is the son of master sergeant Jeffrey Smith and Cathy Smith. After graduation from High school he plans to attend Syracuse University and pursue a degree in child development with the goal of managing a youth Center for underprivileged children. Police investigate stabbing incident authorities with Tho Burkburnett police department said tuesday that training session a Burkburnett Volunteer fire department personnel along with the City s stall of emergency medical technicians conducted morning and afternoon first responder training sessions last saturday with students from the Vajc emergency medical services programs. The vehicles used in the training were provided by Burden s Auto amp wrecker service. Is staff photo by jell Bromley no charges had been filed in connection with a stabbing that occurred during an argument Between two men last week. According to police Joe Mills 39, of Burkburnett was treated and released from a Wichita Falls Hospital after being transported to the facility by private vehicle shortly after the Friday night altercation. Authorities said Mills was arguing with a Man about 10 45 . When the Man stabbed him three limes in the Back. The incident took place in the 300 Block of Ellis Street. Wichita Falls police contacted the bad about the incident after they received a Call from a convenience store clerk who said a Man was Slabbed in Burkburnett. The notification from Wichita Falls came Friday night. The Case remained open As of press ii my tuesday. In other activity Over the past weeks reporting period local police arrested 34 year old Frank Alan Snyder of Burkburnett and charged him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle a suite jail felony. Bond was set at $10,000. Misdemeanour arrests included two for driving while intoxicated. There were also three minor motor vehicle mishaps investigated by bad personnel during the seven Day period. None of the accidents resulted in serious injury to Ute persons involved

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