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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - January 6, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Conter ire. Xxx Lee by i Ike is county roads by Charmain Narris Burnet county a Blanket of ice covered Many of the roads highways and Bridges throughout the county during the new year s weekend and the ice and hazardous conditions have been blamed for Many of the Auto accidents saturday and sunday. At 10 09 . Saturday the Burnet police received a Call on a three vehicle Accident at the 500 Block of Lamon Street in Burnet. Officer Ellery Cowan answered the Call. A 1975 Plymouth driven by Bret Maverick Burton 17, of Burnet was parked on the wrong Side of Lamon Street facing West then a 1971 Ford station Wagon driven by William Irvin Pell 19. Of Burnet Slid on the icy Road and struck the front Section of the Plymouth. In a matter of minutes a 1968 Oldsmobile driven by George Raymond Hisler 19, of Burnet rounded the Corner East on Lamon and Slid into the rear of the Plymouth. No injuries were reported and bad weather was named for con two wrecks were reported on saturday night City Marshall Tributino Factor in the Accident. The River Bridge in Marble Falls Reinhard Reed said. The Burnet thursday y edition Al a to. 104 no. 2 january 6, 1977 4 sections 26 pages at 7 15 saturday a 1971 Oldsmobile driven by Thomas Collier of Marble Falls was travelling South on Hwy. 281 when he hit a Slick Patch of ice on the Bridge and crashed into the guard rail no other vehicle was involved and Colver escaped injury then at 7 30 . Saturday Carlton Smith of round Mountain was driving a 1966 Ford South on Hwy 281 when Gary Huffman of Marble Falls hit a Slick spot on the Bridge and Slid into the southbound Lane hitting the Smith vehicle. Both parties suffered minor lacerations and abrasions. Department of Public safety officer Johnny Despain said that from 7 . Saturday until 2 . Sunday he and sheriff s deputies were kept Busy checking Auto accidents on the county s highways. Quot at least 50 cars were out in the bar ditches a Despain said Quot but most of them went on of they could rather than reporting an Accident at 12 10 . Sunday Despain worked an Accident on Hwy. 281 North toward Lampasas in which the Driver of a White freight liner owned by Preston milk company of Burkburnett was hospitalized. Thomas c. Rushing of Burkburnett was driving the tractor trailer truck when he lost control on a Patch of ice and turned Over in a bar ditch 7 2/10 Miles South of Lampasas Rushing was transported to Rollin Brook Hospital in Lampasas and treated for minor injuries. He was released the following Day. Quot the roads in Burnet county especially Hwy 281 North were a solid Sheet of ice Quot Despain said Quot there were so Many people sliding into the ditches that we Couin t work them All. During the evening saturday at least 13 vehicles Slid into the ditches along Hwy. 29 Between Bertram and Burnet but most were helped by motorists. No major accidents or serious injuries were reported although Sheppard Hospital administrator Bob Lively reported that the Hospital emergency room treated More than 20 people who suffered injuries in weather related accidents Over the weekend. Stock show Sale set at fair barn by Chuck Dean Burnet county More than fifty entrants Are competing in this weekend s 11th annual livestock show and auction Sale at the fair barn in Burnet. Many of the animals will be sold in the auction at 1 . Saturday. Nature s artistry nature As an artist at work creates Beautiful displays of design and pattern As she makes our paths More dangerous. Hurrying Home saturday night after Days of work and nights of frolic Many were caught in natures icy path a and forced to reconsider our destinies. One cannot help but partake of the Beauty in ice on a Hill country landscape in the grass and shrubbery around our Homes on in the honeycomb design of a Chicken wire Fence. Strange in t it How god works to keep us appreciative even As he makes our lives uncomfortable would we have it any other Way inside Coffee drinkers reflect on possible substitutes is routes pries sear to $3 per Pogo by county High school basketball teams begin District. Son Pago of 1976 construction in Burnet tops $1.3 million see Page cd Deer Hunting season ands on dismal Page cd last year s livestock show and Sale Drew heavy support from the county and produced Revenue totalling $52,146.45. This year s proceeds Are expected to exceed last year s. Over 750 animals Are entered in the show prior to the weighing in. In the different categories Are 64 steers 33 turkeys 73 pens of broilers 36 pens of rabbits 141 lambs and 209 hogs. Only members of a Burnet county 4-h club or Fra and Pha students at Burnet and Marble Falls Are eligible to enter. The weigh in procedure begins at 7 . Friday. All categories except Breeding cattle and fat steers will be judged at 1 . That afternoon. The steers and Breeding cattle and bake show entries will be judged saturday morning starting at 8 . Then the exciting auction begins. Last year s grand Champion steer owned by Angela Daniel weighed 1,120 pounds and was bought by ramp a ranch for $1.90 a Pound or $2,128. Vickie Ebeling s Reserve grand Champion steer weighed 950 pounds and was bought by sheriff Wallace Riddell for $712,50. Darrell Naumann s Champion Turkey went for $300 to first state Bank. The grand Champion Lamb raised by Dennis Green was sold to . Fancher for $225.50. This year the grand Champion and Reserve grand Champion steer Lamb and hog will receive $25 and $10 prize Money respectively. Burnet county Ohl Clef f worn in saturday woman refuses to pay Pec it looks As if at least one person has successfully withheld their fuel adjustment charge without having their electricity turned off. For one month anyway. Protesting the High electric rates mrs e p. Shaw of Wimberly declared at a recent meeting of the Pedernales electric cooperative that she would not pay her electric Bill and gave the bulletin permission to Check with Pec to verify her claim. Quot did she pay we asked Bennie Fuelberg general manager of Pec. Fuelberg informed us that mrs. Shaw did indeed withhold her fuel adjustment charge of $6.71 for the month of november which has now risen to s7.38 with a late charge of 67 cents tacked on. A does she still have electricity we inquired. Pec s general manager assured us that lights Are still glowing in the Shaw household but they May not be next month. A we Don t go out and collect for less than to he Saki. Quot now if she does t pay it again next month then we will Send notice and go out to the House and try to collect of mrs Shaw still refuses to pay her electricity will be disconnected he added that although the Texas Public utilities commission Only specifies that a notice be sent to the customer Pec prefers to take a heavier role in convincing delinquent Bill payers to Settle their accounts. Mrs. Shaw appears to be a Lone crusader in her Sauee because Fuelberg said that to the beet of his knowledge no one else has withheld their payment. Autopsy shows monoxide poisoning editorial comment Burnet results of an autopsy ordered by precinct 3 Justice Chester Kincheloe when the bulletin pledges. Will you join us Trepus Are High far tin Burna county Stock show amt sate this Wooland Tho vont which gives of Burnat county youngsters an Opportunity to show thou animals in compute ton. The local county show and accompanying auction of Stock has Sot records in Tho amounts old thanks to Tho efforts of a Small hut growing group of Forward thinking businessman bore. Those progressive businessman had the desire to make the Burnot county Stock show and Solo Tho biggest one in the state Mone Wisa and they have seen this idea become an actuality. The bulletin applauds their efforts and pledges to again inks part in the successful suction saturday. Many Ether Burnot county Randoms business people and professional people could to taking part in this auction a and have a hand in encouraging our future far Mara. Bidding an and buying in animal a whether it he fear a hogs Lamb chickens or turkeys a we result in Soma of Tho Host siting you Over the Price per Pound it Rubeun Teoy late than what you d have to pay at Tho supermarket even when you hid a great Deal More than Tho floor Price. Tho a floor priest to Tho Price Tho producer can get for his animal on Tho open Market. It la Alto Tho Price you at Tho bidder and Purchase con sad it Tor. In other words it you pay 1.10 Par Pound Tor a Lamb on which Tho floor pries it 1 Par Pound you will actually Only pay 10 Conte Par Pound of you deckle not to Koto Tho animal. On a 100-Pound animal you d Only pay $10. That Price above the floor Price la considered a donation which is deductible. H you Uke Lamb though you re tar better off to hoop it., Causa even alter its your pries Par Pound will a lost than you d pay in Tho supermarket. Soma Goat Tor Bool and pork Kari poultry. It you Don t tool that you con single Anderly bid on and Purchase m animal you con go together with a neighbouring merchant or business associate and my together. The annual Burnet county Stock Shaw my sate should Continuo Tabo Tho Host moneymaking show St its kind in the Stele. We re proud that our local county youngsters Ore benefiting Tram Tho Community spirited efforts hours which Baya Modo it a Success. Most it us a City slickers probably Don t know that that show animals Mutt by Ted a Reelis mixture of Toad at the same time every Day. Tho expert Tell it that it they miso the proper time just one Day their animal is not Likely to place in Tho Competition. Our kids know this and White nutty at their friends Ore Elf swimming boating and generally enjoying them Solvet they Ore making to nor Load round it knowing that la they Don to they win have Leat Tho Battle next Wooland. They Pend Many Tong hour caring Tor teak show animal in rain atom Batt. Extreme cold my extreme Hoot a All through Tho year. They Alto. Incite Talty spend Mone throughout Tho year feeding and grooming their show animals than tee a floor pries Quot we bring them. Bidding on and buying the Animato to one Way a can make euro they Ara encouraged to continue. It what rests in them vividly that we Hora in Burnet county do Eon. 43 year old Rogar Pruitt Jonas of Burnet wee found dead in the camper covered bad of Bis 1978 Ford pick up truck Dac. 29, revealed that Jones died from Carbon monoxide poisoning. Kincheloe told the bulletin Quot although the blood tests from the department of Public safety Are not Complete it is Safe to say from the autopsy that a had from Carbon monoxide Poison an Austin pathologist or. C Dechenar . Performed the autopsy and submitted his findings to judge Kincheloe. Jones and his 16-year old son Roger Pruitt Jones ii camped out tuesday night in the truck on property owned by Pruitt located East of Burnet adjacent to the Green acres Mobile Home perk on Hwy. 29 East. Kincheloe said that Pruitt or. Told authorities that he and his father had lit a charcoal fire in a Metal Container around 11 . Tuesday near the pick up. They allowed the fire to Burn Down and around 3 . Wednesday they brought the bucket of hot coals into the camper for warmth the boy also told authorities that when he awoke around 11 30 . He Felt dizzy and that his hearing was distorted. When attempts to Wake his father failed the boy drove the truck to a Telephone Booth at Doyal spraining s used car lot on Hwy. 281 South and called for an ambulance and the up. Both Burnet county sheriff Wallace Ridden and Kincheloe agreed that there was no sign of foul play but Justice ordered an autopsy because there was no evident reason for the death
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