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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 28, 1977, Burnet, Texas
4<% t i re Noa p. La of i a in Granite Shoals inc o cd Psi i i 13 h2 a commissioners approve alcohol option vote Burnet Burnet county commissioners voted monday to approve a local option election to legalize the Sale of alcoholic beverages in Granite Shoals. The election will be held at the fire Hall May 21. With voting hours from 7 . Until 7 . Presiding judge will be Stanley h. Oser. The petition presented to commissioners requesting the election was signed by 87 qualified voters of Granite Shoals. Those 87 signatures represent at least 35 per cent of the qualified voters As determined from a local Bond election in Granite Shoals in november 1975. The ballots will give voters two choices for or against the Sale of All alcoholic beverages including the Sale of mixed drinks. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the election. Commissioners also accepted the resignation of Justice of the peace Francis Farquhar. Judge Farquhar s resignation is effective May 1. In a letter to commissioners judge Farquhar said Quot my two and half years As Justice of the peace have been Gratifying even though not always pleasant. I would not be resigning if i did not feel that because of my physical condition i cannot perform the duties of office As i feel they should be commissioners voted unanimously to accept judge Farquhar s resignation. County attorney Gene Stratton wrote a letter to commissioners that resubmitted his request for a desk transcribing unit. The commissioners again denied Stratton s request for the equipment which would Cost approximately $325, according to Stratton s letter. Stratton also requested maintenance plans for the transcribing unit and for a portable dictation unit owned by Stratton. Stratton is using the dictation unit As county attorney. The two maintenance plans would add up to $83.00, according to the figures presented in Stratton s letter. Commissioners were Una i Moue in their decision to deny Stratton s request. Precinct 1 commissioner Howard e. Clements made a motion to allocate $10,000.00 to each precinct s paving fund and commissioners agreed unanimously. In Otner action commissioners agreed to buy a new car for the county sheriff s department. Merkle Williams Chevrolet Olds made the Only bid offering a 1977 Chevrolet Impala four door car for $5407.36. Commissioners added tinted Glass to the bid and will pay a total of $5462.03 for the new car. Commissioners also opened bids from triple k printing and office Supply and from Damp a printing for a Legal size filing Cabinet for the District clerk s office. The triple k bid offered one four drawer Metal Cabinet for $130.00, $1.15 less than the Damp a printing bid and commissioners accepted the smaller bid. Another bid reviewed and accepted by commissioners was for the shelving and counter display cases of the old Kuykendall drugstore. Garrett Wilkinson of Bertram offered $200.00 for the fixtures and commissioners accepted. Howdy Roo activities planned Howdy Roo sheriff Mark Fox iwo Tori Ltd in tables in Burnet county sheriff Wallace Riddell monday at Tho Marble fads Howdy Roo comma tee s noon meeting at the City Park. Howdy Reo sheriff Fox attempted the arrest sheriff Ridden after Riddell came to Check out the group s activities. Red fire truck and All the committee Mot to finalize plans for the May 7-8 Howdy Roo festivities to be held at the Marble Falls City Park. See Page by for More photos. New faces smile at bulletin office Burnet the bulletin has gained some new faces and some familiar bulletin faces have moved to new places in the organization. Added to the bulletin staff Are Wade a. Warren 33, and Gail Breed 24. Warren joins the bulletin As general manager after 5 years of publishing newspapers in West Texas most recently the Brownfield news and a total of 10 years in the newspaper Field. He attended Texas tech in Lubbock. Warren and his family live in Sunset Hills. Both originally from Odessa Texas Warren and his wife Carolyn Are members of the methodist Church. Virgil Moore Iii general manager of the bulletin the past eight months is moving to Breckinridge Texas to join a family Enterprise. The Breckinridge american is published by Moore s father who has asked his son to become vice president in charge of advertising. Mrs. Breed will take Over duties As general reporter with Charmain Harris leaving the news department of the bulletin to join advertising. Mrs. Harris served As general reporter six months for the bulletin. Mrs. Breed studied journalism at North Texas state University in Denton Texas and is originally from fort Worth. She worked As regional news reporter for the Denton record chronicle while attending Etsu. After two months As general reporter for the bulletin Richard Moree has taken the reins As editor. Moree has a background of photographic and new writing experience that includes publication of his pictures in National magazines. Moree was staff writer and photographer for the Bastrop county times and served As county news editor with an area weekly. Moree was staff photographer for both the Texas Highway department travel division and the Texas Parks and wildlife department Magazine. The Burnet county bulletin i thursday Idmon i Zyol. 104 no. 31 4 sections 26 pages april 28,1977b county to observe senior citizens month Burnet Burnet county judge b. Pogue by proclamation has designated the month of May As senior citizen s month in Burnet county. Judge Pogue monday signed the proclamation and urged Quot All citizens to support and up left our senior citizens. Quot the citizens of Burnet county Are vitally interested in our senior citizens and recognize the importance of their vast contributions to our society Quot said judge Pogue. The proclamation also stated that Quot it is fitting that we make every Effort to see that our state swim meet to be held in Burnet Burnet the 12th annual High school boys and girls swimming and diving state invitational championships will take place in Burnet april 29-30 at the Burnet City swimming Pool. Burnet High school will be defending its class a state title while it. Stockton returns to defend their class aaa title. Burnet High swim coach Dawn Houy reports that More than 60 schools Are invited to the meet. Burnet s Bill Robertson who will be competing in the 100 and 200 Yard backstroke events at the upcoming aau Junior nationals Wilt be a High Light attraction to the meet. Swimming preliminaries Are scheduled for 3 . Friday with finals set for saturday morning. Diving preliminaries will Start saturday morning at 9 . With finals scheduled during the regular course of events. In the preliminaries each diver will execute three dives front Back and one optional dive. The six highest scores will enter the finals and will execute three More dives inward dive and two optional dives. All visiting coaches and officials Are invited to a Coffee and meeting at Camp longhorn Chow Hall at 7 30 . Saturday inc the senior citizens Are not neglected pored or otherwise left out of planning and participating in All phases of Community Quot May has been set aside to focus attention upon the great contributions made by our senior citizens and to give and citizens an Opportunity to express their thanks to those who have done so much for so Many through the years Quot judge Pogue added. Meeting with judge Pogue monday were leaders from several Active senior citizen organizations. Ben Burke president of the local chapter no 2289 of the american association of retired persons said that Harp was sponsoring the senior citizen month and is planning activities to celebrate the occasion. Other senior citizens instrumental in the planning Are Don Palmer president of the Highland lakes retired teachers association Claude Jennings president of National association of retired Federal employees chapter no 1422 and Maude White president of the senior citizens club. Don Palmer reminded All citizens thet Quot say Helio to a senior citizen Quot is their motto for senior citizen month. Bright new bulletin newsreels cart Milt Imi Tim in armr wik i Saty to fled la Ilia aaa Bright yell so new trac it. Bullit la Smiley a Juaa Diaz tests aaa of the aaa Cela a oersted Racks at the tatar Rasta Raat la buryat. Naas Stead capias of the Bull attn la the aaa Racks Alii a 28 cats instead of 18 cats due to a slag publish lag casts. Far the present hate subscripts rates Alii re Aiala the same according to Fiaaoga Puckett Pras Lysat of glue Beadet pub la slag company. Warn events scheduled ars boys 200 cd. Medley relay 200 cd. Freestyle 100 cd. Individual Medley 60 cd. Freestyle 1 meter diving 100 cd. Freestyle 60 cd. Butterfly 50 cd. Backstroke 60 cd. Breaststroke 200 cd. Freestyle relay girls 200 cd. Medley relay 200 cd. Freestyle 100 cd. Individual Medley 60 cd. Freestyle i meter diving 100 cd. Freestyle 60 cd. Butterfly 60 cd. Backstroke 60 cd. Breaststroke 200 cd. Freestyle relay
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