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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 2, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Sweepstake honors were awarded the Burnet High school choir last tuesday at the Region 18 Uil choral Competition in Austin. This was the choirs first sweepstakes award. A monday edition a Moreno resigns sheriffs office by Richard Moree Burnet Burnet county Ftp Uty Steven Moreno has resigned from the sheriff s department sheriff Wallace Ridden told the bulletin late Friday. Riddell said Moreno turned in a letter of resignation dated april 28, listing Quot the rising increase in the Cost of living and personal obligations to his family Quot As reasons for resigning. Moreno s resignation was Aff Active May to Riddell said. Quot in the past seven months it has been my pleasure to serve under you As a Deputy sheriff for Burnet county Moreno stated in his letter to Ridden. Moreno added that Quot it had been a pleasure working under the direction of sheriff Riddell and that he would always cherish the fact that he had worked under the Man who has become a legend in Burnet county and the state of Riddell told the bulletin that Quot Moreno had made a pretty Good hand Quot adding Quot i told him he could Fust turn in the car and take the weekend off if he wanted to a Moreno a former Burnet City patrolman ran unsuccessfully Al the april 2 Burnet City Council race. He created much interest in the race since he was a county Deputy at the time and according to an opinion of the state attorney general could not have served on the Council had he been elected and held is Job As a Deputy. Ridden said Moreno did not disclose his future plane and the Buletin was unable to reach him for comment late Friday roaring 20�?Ts style show picture coverage Page p vol. 104 no. 32 2 sections 12 pages i 0 for a i b i 13 in i of a co i to or x to 7 the Burnet county bulletin housing authority becomes reality by Richard Moree Bertram a the City of Bertram housing authority thursday became a reality. During a special called meeting of the Bertram City Council four members of the newly appointed housing authority convened for the purpose of passing a Resolution to bring the housing authority into official being Ana to elect officers. Bertram mayor Kenneth Odi Orne adjourned the called City Council meeting briefly so that the housing authority members could Call their meeting to order and take the necessary action to become official. Everett Smith attorney for the City of Bertram guided housing authority members Frank Dun can Wanda Warden Billy d. Smith and David Maldonado or. Through the Reading and passing landowners trustees to discuss evaluations by Gail Breed Burnet a Rural landowners will meet tuesday with Burnet school Board members at 7 30 . To discuss tax evaluation once More. The meeting is to be held in superintendent Robert Wilkin s office. A committee of landowners plan to question whether the increased tax evaluations planned by the Board Are necessary. Landowners May also inquire about trimming school operational costs to ease tax burdens. Although tax rates will not increase the value of the land taxed will increase an average 150 per cent. Class i land valued at $58.46 an acre would increase in taxable value to $75 an acre. Class la land valued at $53.85 an acre would increase in value to $150 an acre and class Iii land valued at $50 an acre would be valued at $125 an acre. The class ill and Iii designations apply to undeveloped land outside the City limits. Although there is an exemption for land that produces at least 51 per cent of the owner s income landowners in the Burnet school District fear it May not apply to them As they have outside incomes. Supt. Wilkin maintains that tax valuations in the area have always been Low. A governor s office assessment of taxable value in the District is five times higher than that on the tax Roll he said. Tourist association slates meeting a Page a7 Burnet elementary Field b4 Beauty contest deadline a3 of the resolutions specifying the rules and regulations that will govern the authority. Housing authority Board Mem Ber Fidelia Salinas was not present. The members elected Frank Duncan As their chairman and Billy d. Smith As vice chairman. Wanda Warden was elected to serve As Secretary on a temporary basis. She is to serve As Secretary until an executive director can be hired. According to housing authority bylaws the executive director is to also serve As Secretary. The Board voted to conduct regular meetings on a quarterly basis which will be the fourth thursday of the last month of each Quarter. Those months will be March june september and january. The old Bertram elementary school building was selected As their regular meeting place with 7 . Set As the official meeting time. Mayor Odiorne suggested to the members that John Melton executive director of the Burnet housing authority be contacted about Quot possibly serving in the capacity of executive director for the Bertram housing he indicated that Melton could possibly serve both towns should no conflict arise. Odiorne also stated that the Bertram City Council had surveyed the need for a housing development such As would be governed by the housing authority. He reported that Quot nearly 30 citizens of Bertram expressed an interest in such Quot your biggest problem might be in locating land for the development Quot he told the Board he also advised that reports indicated that housing for the elderly should be located separately from that of family units. Quot this has worked Best for other cities Quot he said. The authority agreed to set priorities and Quot take them a 33-year old male step at a immediate priorities established by the authority include Contact ing John Melton maintaining Contact with Mike harms of the Texas housing development corporation who according to the authority will be involved in the construction of the proposed housing units for Bertram and contacting Raleigh Elliott of the Community action Agency head quartered in Georgetown to discuss procedures used in obtaining Low income busing developments. Odiorne stated that Bertram Quot will probably begin with 8 or to units Quot in reconvening the Council meeting Odiorne told the new housing authority officers that the housing authority of be an asset to Bertram but will take a lot of hard work on everyone s death ruled possible suicide Burnet a Young Man visit ing with his Cousin was found dead in his automobile wednes Day afternoon in Deer Springs subdivision. No official ruling in the death was available Friday afternoon pending results of several tests performed in Austin according to Justice of the peace pc. Kincheloe. Kincheloe said however that a note was found with the body indicating suicide. Dead is Clifton Dwain East 33. He was visiting his Cousin Mike East Box 236 Hwy. 29 a according to officials of Clements funeral Home where the body was taken. East an electronics technician born in Austin was the son of Herald and Grace East according to Clements records. His Cousin is the Only survivor known to the funeral Home. Kincheloe said it is possible a ruling on exact cause of death will be made today. Deputy sheriff Steve Moreno said East s body was found in a station Wagon about 12 30 wednesday afternoon and that the Man had been dead More than twelve hours. Choir wins sweepstakes Burnet student injured in fall under school bus Burnet Burnet seventh grader Scot Kerns fell under the wheel of a school bus wednes Day afternoon and suffered cuts which required stitches and abrasions along the left Side of his body. The bus wheel did not however pass Over the Young sters body and officials at Sheppard memorial Hospital were ready to release Scot to his Mother Dorothy Kerns late last week. Mrs. Kerns said Scot would not return immediately to school but the doctors have not indicated How Long he will be out. Intermediate school principal Johnny Smith said the bus driven by Lucille Adams was approach my the loading zone when a couple of the students ran out Quot to be first on the the children Are supposed to stay behind a yellow line painted on the parking lot until the bus has come to a Complete Stop Smith said. The yellow lines were painted on the parking lot last year arid have been used during this school year. Smith said. Apparently the gears of the bus were not engaged because instead of running Over the boy the bus dragged him Quot six to eight feet Quot Smith said. Young Kerns a member of the intermediate school band suffer and cuts and abrasions Over most of the left Side of his body mrs Kerns said. Kerns has been living at Buckner ranch and has attended Burnet schools for two years his Mother said. Burnet the smallest choir competing in Region 18 Uil choral Competition last week in Austin was the choir from Burn rat but that group of High schooners headed Home with the biggest Honor. The Burnet High school choir came Back with the first sweepstakes award in its history. The choir received first division ratings in sight singing and in concert and received the Superior trophy. Competition took place in St. Martin s Luthern Church in Austin tuesday. The choir your shining eyes Quot and a spiritual Quot dig my grave Quot in concert. Sight singing Competition involves performing a place of music that is unfamiliar to members of the choir. The group is Given six minutes to study the music before performing it both Cappella and with a com pan Mien t. No other performances were awarded division i ratings in both sight singing and concert events. Band to travel to Louisiana Burnet Burnet High school band members will take a chartered bus tomorrow to Lake Charles Louisiana to compete in the contraband Days festival. Band director Lewis Phelps said this is the first time Burnet band members have competed in the Louisiana contest. Bands from Louisiana tonnes see and Arkansas will a competing As Wail As Banda from Texas Phelps said. Trop. Lies win be awarded to contest winners he said a fiend must choose two of three contests at the contrib d Days festival. Burnet chose concert and Parade contest. The third Competition is March ing. Phelps band director at Burnet for four years will take 72 band members with him to Louisiana he said
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