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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 10, 1977, Burnet, Texas
At c of c banquet Friday night Conter p. 0. Box is3�, dollj3. Texas 75235 inc. Xxx outstanding citizen to be named Burnet a superlatives for the year of 1976, the outstanding citizen the outstanding chamber of Commerce committee chairman and the outstanding Farmer and rancher will be recognized at the annual Burnet chamber of Commerce banquet Friday feb. 11 at 7 . Tickets for the dinner and ceremony to be held at the elementary school can be purchased from the chamber of Commerce for $7,50 per person. A committee of seven representatives of local clubs and organizations was chosen to make the selection for the recipient of the outstanding citizen award. Pen Chat club president Charlotte Smith kiwanis club president Hardy Whit Field rotary president Alvin noted Lions club president Woody Hud Man. Epsilon i sorority member Mary Ann Benton and representatives from the Burnet Volunteer fire department and chamber of Commerce will serve on the committee. Lewis r. Timberlake a native of Stamford will be the guest speaker at the banquet and 1977 chamber president Jerry Cozby will be officially inducted along with the other recently elected officers and directors. Cozby will be installed As chamber of Commerce president. Roy Murray will be formally installed As first vice president and Herman Braley As second vice president. James Herbort George Puckett Herman Braley and Charles Brinkley will be recognized As new directors for the chamber. Timberlake who will speak to the guests at the banquet entered the life insurance business at the age of 24 and quickly became a million Dollar a year Salesman. Within seven years he became president of his company and during his first three years As president the company s sales Rose from $6 million per year to $72 million per year. In 1969. Lewis resigned from the insurance com Pany to accept the presidency of decision dynamics whose International Headquarters is in Austin. Decision dynamics is a corporation pioneering the develop ment of human potential and offers programs in sales management Reading speech and psychological testing. One of Lewis programs was selected by the u s Navy recruiting command to be used to provide sales training for its 6.000 recruits Lewis is also the owner of Timberlake and associates a partner in Southwest agencies inc., As Well As holding elective Board memberships in various Cor pore Lions. Among the Many honors he has received. Lewis had been named in outstanding Young men in the United states. Leading men in America. Who s who in the South and Southwest one of five outstanding Young texans one of the men of achievement in Texas. City employees receive raise Burnett thirty one City employees at except City manager Jack Tippit received across the Board raises effective feb. I 1977, in a unanimous vote of the Burnet City Council tuesday night. The salary increases will Cost taxpayers about $20,000 annually. Salaried employees received $50 per month raises and hourly employees were granted 29 cents per hour increases. A the City budget will be in no difficulty a Tippit told the Council in recommending the salary hikes. The Burnet count Council okays i ill0iin Airport Fahimy Law a i i Chi i i by Joan Puckett under the proposal the a a own the bulk 8sip we i 110 a Burnett burnetts municipal providing Only Tbs spec Toa thursday edition a vol. 104 no.11 february 10,1977 7 sections 54 pages Taylor files for school Board by Marty Primeau Burnett describing himself As a just a Plain old country boy who believes you can go a Long Way if you learn the Basic skills and apply yourself 100 percent a incumbent trustee Gene Taylor of Bertram announced tuesday that he will seek re election to the Burnet school Board. A i can hardly believe that the one year term i am now serving has passed so quickly Quot said Taylor who is filling the unexpired term vacated by Ken Warden. The 38-year old rancher and contractor added that the past year has not been All fun a but it has been an enjoyable experience a and he also served on the Bertram school Board for five years before that District consolidated with Burnet. Taylor feels the number one priority facing the school Board is expanding the elementary school facilities v shout raising taxes. A we Haw lore kids than space a Taylor Aid and he believes the improvements can be made with available funds and a Small Bond Issue if necessary. In a statement to the press Taylor explained Quot everyone is just about taxed to death now in one form or another. What i am for is better management of present funds and continued growth of our present tax base not More he added Quot our budget is in sound shape and we Are collecting a very Good percentage of another goal Taylor would like the Board to pursue is to offer a broader vocational education program. Marble Falls graduate hired As new coach Marble Falls following a lengthy executive session the Marble Falls school Board hired a head football coach and approved 39 contracts for the teaching staff for the 1977-78 school year at their regular meeting monday night. George a. Nelson a 1965 graduate of Marble Falls High school where he lettered in football basketball track and baseball will be the new head football coach and athletic director. Nelson who was the Captain of the football team in his senior year and 1965 state Champion pole vaulter is presently the head coach in Sierra Blanca and has been coaching High school for eight years in Texas and Florida. See related Story on sports Page the trustees accepted the resignation of Gary Bullion first assistant High school coach who also taught biology and physical education. School Board policy requires that the first assistant coach submit his resignation when the head coach leaves his position. Carole Voight Junior mathematics teacher resigned effective feb. 18 for personal reasons and the Board hired Paul Ronhaar to take her place for the remainder of the 1976 77 school year. Two teachers aides were hired for the migrant program and superintendent Charles Hundley said 100 students in Marble Falls have been designated As being eligible for this federally funded program. He added that the new aides Janice Biddy and Judith Fields will be working primarily with students who Are behind in their classroom work. Hundley said the Federal program allows for one teacher and one aide and although the school District was unable to find a qualified teacher this he Hopes to have a fully certified migrant teacher for the 1977-78 school year. Contracts for All of the teachers in the Marble Falls school District were renewed As recommended by their immediate supervisors and each teacher received the length of contract he or she was eligible for. Those hired were Michael Atkinson Michaelyn Atkinson Norma Carolyn Beck Drew Bridges Sharleen Bullion Galen Dilworth Joann Dilworth Charlie Doyal Phillip Endicott Donna Feuge Sandra Flippin Gary Gibbons sue Graham Barbara Gray. Harry Herbst Nancy Herrington Patricia Hundley Mildred Jette Emily Jones Ruth Laird Gus Lechow Cynthia Lengefeld James Nick Miller Elizabeth Monette Patsy Mcdonald o Neal related Story Page i Martha Nesrsta Vivian Carol Pope Jinger continued in Page a2 Cowan files for re election Burnett Burnet City Alderman Derell Cowan announced tuesday night that he will seek re election to the Council april 2. Alderman Richard Sanders whose term also expires this year said he had not yet definitely decided whether to run again. Mayor o l. Kassawa a term of office is also drawing to a close but he told the bulletin following the Council meeting that he did not yet wish to announce his plans. Quot i am certainly in favor of higher education the More Tbs better but everyone cannot be a doctor or Engineer Quot Taylor said. Quot i still think our school system can do a better Job of preparing students to go out and earn a living and i Hope to see this happen in the near As for the proposed athletic stadium Taylor said Quot i d like to see a better facility and i Hope the Booster club can come up with enough Money to fund the he added that he would nil approve a Bond Issue at this time Quot until we see what the Booster club can come up with but he feels that in the next two to three years the Issue will come to a vote Quot i m not even sure that this is what everyone wants a Taylor said Quot we must continue to upgrade our teaching techniques and our Campus he noted that the personnel situation has been Quot a lot quieter since the end of the 1976 school year after we made some changes a referring to the Board s action to replace High school principal Harry Heickman and a teacher Darrell Montgomery. Responding to a statement by incumbent candidate Sally Williams who is running for place one that the support of the superintendent will be an Issue in the election Taylor said Quot six out of seven of the trustees support Wilkin. I feel he is a pretty Good administrator and an awfully Good manager at the financial a lifelong resident of Bertram Taylor and his wife Ann have two children in Burnet schools a Cheryl a High school freshman and Justin who is in the fifth Grade. Houston rom receives Library furniture contract done to forget. Burnet chamber of Commerce feb. Ii annual banquet 7 pm Burnet elementary school featuring speaker Lewis Timberlake announcing burners outstanding citizen tickets will be on Sale at the door Burnet a the Burnet county commissioners court in a special meeting monday feb. 7, accepted a $29,940 bid from a Houston firm for new Library furniture and fixtures approved payment of three Library construction Bills totalling approximately 130,000 and asked for bids for the Purchase of a 70 horsepower tractor and Mower. The court unanimously accepted the bid from the Library division of Mohawk Valley Community corporation of Houston for furniture and fixtures that include shelving desks chairs card Cata logs display cases Reading tables and study carrels. The furniture is scheduled for delivery within thirty Days after May i. The court approved payment of construction related Bills of $29,989 98 to general contractor Kenneth Brown $575 to Trinity testing laboratories and $250 to Library consultant David m Price. Total Cost of the new Library will be $255,149.06, according to architect Charles Croft. A 32 Day Extension period was added by the court to the contractor s deadline because of bad weather. In other business the court agreed to ask for bids to Purchase a 70 horsepower diesel tractor and a terrain King Mower for county use. The bids will be opened and one will be accepted at the court s meeting at 2 . On feb. 28 at their next meeting feb 14, the commissioners will decide whether or not to approve new pay raises for Library employees granted by the Burnet county Library Board the Library Board voted last week to raise the Library director s salary by 12 percent and to raise part time employee salaries to $2 75 an hour by Joan Puckett Burnet burners municipal Airport May become a viable Active partner for Progress if the City Council agrees to contract for a fixed base operator to locate permanently Here. President of . Aviation inc of Lampasas Jack King proposed a contract with the City calling for the construction of an 80 by 80-foot Metal building to be used As a shop facility at the Airport. Councilmen agreed unanimously on the proposition which includes building a $47,000 facility at the Airport and signing a 10-year lease with the company to provide services Security and maintenance at the Airport pending obtaining financial data on aviation and a satisfactory contract and lease agreement. A special Council meeting will be held within the week to act officially on the motion by Alderman Howard Benton. King and his brother in Law Joseph Tomme of Savannah ga., told the Council a we Are looking for a place to the company is seeking a new Home because a Large aircraft Plant recently opened in Savannah making it difficult to obtain employees for their aircraft repair business and because their parents who live in Texas Quot Nead us he explained that the company is committed to moving Quot probably to Texarkana or further King said both he and Tomme would be based in Burnet if the move is made and that they would probably move in three other families or hire local employees. Quot we can attract the business a King said. Quot were not worried about that. Every Large City in the state is overloaded on aircraft maintenance and once the plane owners know we re in Burnet come Here a under the proposal the City would build and own tha building providing Only the apace to . Aviation. The company will pay Utility Bills provide gasoline sales for aircraft handle hangar rental provide flight instruction provide air ambulance service minor maintenance to the Airport grounds and Security. They would serve a a Quot voice on the ground a explained City Airport commission chairman Harry Klandl who introduced King to tha Council. Quot they need a shop facility a need a fixed Baas operator a Klandl added. A explained that tha Airport committee hat checked into tha company s background and reputation and has Quot heard nothing but Good about following tha presentation residents attending tha meeting added support for the proposal. Quot it s a wonderful idea Quot local businessman Markle Williams said Quot i would Ilka to aaa tha Council consider it tha building tha City la being asked to build is a Quot Good venture Quot said Buai Naamen John Hoover. A we a Geed a aet end of anything happened to tha company tha Industrial foundation could probably Usa it a a meant to move an Industry to Burnet since they would not have to Walt for a building to a Quot the ability to Point to a viable Airport is valuable in attracting Industry Quot said newspaper publisher George Puckett. Also speaking in favor of tha proposal Ware Billy Pratt . Panther and Cheater Kincheloe. During discussion on tha matter Alderman Bill Wilcox suggested that since tha City also needs a shop facility the two might a combined and land where tha present City shop is located could be sold to help finance the venture. Alderman will act formally once City attorney Alvin Norad draws up tha contract. 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