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Copperas Cove Press (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Copperas Cove, Texas A in this Issue free to guide Erma Bombok a Ann Landers Jack ilium and in moral Ochs a ass of the weather could t have been nicer As 310 seniors lined up to receive their diplomas from Copperas Cove High school Friday night at 8 . In bulldog stadium. Four top students were singled out As the first recipients of the coveted Lucile and or. Clements scholarship on the basis of Scholastic and leadership abilities. Those receiving the scholarships were class of 1977 salutatorian Rozanne Hernandez who maintained a 96.0 average and has been Active in band and Art while in High school. Miss Hernandez also was the recipient of the band boosters scholarship. Treva Evans. Victor Bretting and Sarah Mickan were the other cements winners. The Clements scholarships Are Worth a total of $2,000 each payable at $500 per semester for four semesters. The graduates May attend any institution of higher learning either academic or vocational accredited by the Southern association of College and school or the Texas education association. The class of 1977 entered the stadium accompanied by the processional. A pomp and circumstances As performed by the proud new generation band under the direction of Bill Marocco Copperas Cove High school band director. Veronica Crawford senior class Hall of Famer and named to who a who Quot a a among High school students gave the invocation. Gass salutatorian. Miss Hernandez gave the welcoming address Umi Kenneth Paul Fleischer Dale valedictorian challenged the Gass of 1977 to a go out into the world acce Tive the responsibilities of adulthood realizing that our parents have prepared us to face the world As Fleischer will be leaving Copperas Cove in july to attend the . Army military Academy at West Point . He was also along with miss Evans named senior class favorite was named with miss Evans and miss Hernandez to the senior class Hall Ai Fame to who a who and maintained a 98.9 average during his senior year. Mrs. Davie Lee Maples a member of the Clements scholarship selection committee awarded the scholarships during the commencement exercises. High school principal Glynn Powell assisted by superintendent of schools Leland Frase and Lonnie b. Walker president of the Copperas Cove Independent school Board of trustees and Mel Cunningham senior class Counselor handed out the diplomas. The Benediction following the exercises was Given by miss Evans. The recessional the triumphal March from a a Aida was also performed by the chs band. Super summer subscription sweepstakes underway it was a Perek t of evening the weather soft warm and sunny. have been nicer As the class of 1977 of Copperas Cove High school began forming Friday night in bulldog stadium for commencement exercises. As the More than 300 graduates lined up parents family members friends and neighbors shown in the background waited to hear their special graduates name called. Press photo by Larry Letzer 10-year sentence for Cove woman never forgot Copperas Cove his Birthplace there was Only the school House on Avenue e. Which took care of the educational needs of then Small town Copperas Cove. In endowing Copperas Cove with the $1000.000 Lucile and . Cements scholarship fund last Winter. Cements told the school trustees he wanted to return to Copperas Cove some measure of his love and appreciation to the place he was reared. Cements was asked to stand Friday prior to the naming of the four recipients of the scholarships. Press photo by Larry Letzer Ai Kenneth Fleischer valedictorian As the Copperas Cove High school graduate lass of 1977. With the highest Grade Point average. Kenneth Fleischer in his address to the class pointed out the importance of parents role in preparing their children tor adulthood. Fleischer s message to the class Visenti ally asked that All live up to goals each would set for himself on the basis the preparation begun for them by concerned and Loving parents. Press photo by Larry i Eter. Of a a Dpi Surowi Ozanne Hernandez salutatorian miss Hernandez a very popular member of the Gass of 1977, not Only was named salutatorian on the basis of her excellent grades but she also was recipient of one of the first awards of the Lucile and r Clements $2,000 scholarships in addition miss Hernandez received a $500 band boosters scholarship during awards night last week. Press photo by Lam Letzer Linda Gail doctor 26, of Copperas Cove was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of her husband Gerry a. Doctor. 20. Which occurred on july i 1976 in Copperas Cove. District attorney Robert Cummings said the jury spent about 30 minutes deliberating guilt or innocence and took an hour and a half to decide on punishment. Mrs. Doctor had produced six witnesses in an attempt to gain probation of the sentence. While testifying tuesday morning. Mrs. Doctor said that she had the gun in her purse and that it accidentally discharged when her husband pushed her out the door of a House at 1111 South Lith Street in Copperas Cove. She said she and her husband had been arguing. Kenneth Williams a witness for the state also testified that the couple had been arguing just before the shooting. Mary Alice Ricketts the defendants sister was called by the state to testify. She said that mrs. Doctor went to the Ricketts Home and gave her the gun after the shooting. Selection of a jury for the trial w As completed monday morning. Testimony began monday afternoon and was completed at 1 40 . Tuesday when presiding judge Byron Mcclellan excused the jury for the rest of the Day while the charge was being prepared. Members of the jury were hex gales Charles Cobern Delbert Fullingim Wanda remedies mrs Jimmy Craig. Weldon Schneider and Noel Grisham All of Copperas Cove. Billy Landua and John Paul Hickey of Gatesville Stanley pc veto of Oglesby. Alice Adams of Evant and Floyd Hancock of the Grove the jury assessed mrs. Doctor the maximum penalty for conviction of a third degree felony. She was sentenced to to years confinement in the Texas department of corrections. Attorneys for mrs. Doctor will Appeal the verdict according to Cummings who prosecuted the Case. City utilities offices dosed memorial Day Copperas Cove City employees will be spending the last Day of a four Day weekend off the Job on monday in Observance of memorial Day. A spokesman at City Hall said that no trash would be picked up on monday but that the monday schedule would be the Only one affected. Those who have monday collections would be picked up on the thursday. The next regular Day. Lone Star Gas company Texas Power and Light and Centel will also be closed. The Copperas Cove Post office likewise will be observing the Holiday and will not service City and Rural routes on monday. However according to postmaster Craft Harrison Post office boxes will be serviced As Well As special delivery mail. The Courtesy Box on Avenue e will be collected at 3 . Monday for processing of out of town mail Only. Most of the stores in Copperas Cove will be open for business and the Copperas Cove swimming Pool will be open from i to 6 . For the general Public. From 6 to 8 . The Pool will be open for adults Only. For golfing enthusiasts a two Day 36-Hole tourney kicks off at i . Today with play scheduled to go 18 holes today with the final 18 holes on tap monday. The tourney at the City Golf course is being sponsored by the City Parks and recreation department and will award prizes to the top three foursomes. The veterans of foreign wars Post 857 of Copperas Cove will by conducting graveside services in the Copperas Cove cemetery at the grave of Olin Forrest Smith for whom the Post was named the commemoration will begin at la , monday the Post Uil hold open House follow my the services. Want to win a or a trip to Acapulco How about a new Curtis Mathis color to there san unbelievable list of prizes coming to a a grand total of $10,000 for the taking. Prizes Are offered to anybody Over the age of 13 who wants to get out and meet the neighbors by Selling subscriptions to the Cove press. The top to persons Selling the Roost subscriptions will be the winners of the top to prizes. All persons Selling subscriptions who do not place in the top to will receive Cash awards. Prizes Are As follows grand prize will be the winners Choice of a 1977 Chevy Chevetta from Connell Chevrolet of Copperas Cove a 1977 Pontiac Astre from Bak Pontiac a 1977 Ford Pinto from Cove Ford or a 1977 Mercury Bobcat from Billy Young Lincoln Mercury. Now building on Hwy. 190 East in Copperas Cove. Second prize will be a trip for two to Acapulco Mexico for four Days and three nights Courtesy of Rio airways a and Friendly travel service. 203 Bast Avenue a in Killeen. Our couple will enjoy the Sun and fun and night life of the worlds number one tourist it qty third prize a 1977 Curtis it tons color to set from aaa bectricr2l2 South main downtown Copperas Cove fourth prize a 1977 to Jet motorcycle from Honda of Kyj hem 300 East Highway 190. Fifth prize an electro phonic stereo am pm multiplex radio with flu anyone wishing to enter the jfc977 super summer subscription sweepstakes May sign up of the front office desk at the Cove press 115 to feature 8-track ape recorder piece and four Channel a Beau Tifful Pecan Wood console from Gibson a discount Center Cove Terrace. In Copperas Cove. Sixth prize. $200 grocery shopping sprees. $100 from h e b. And $100 from food fare of Copperas Cove. Seventh prize a 197"7 atan-k-350 40-Channel cd radio from cd land. 1527 e. Hwy. 190, Copperas Cove. Eighth prize the interest on St million dollars for one Day from Cove state Bank of Copperas Cove. Ninth prize a boys 10-spced bicycle from winns of Copperas Cove. Tenth prize a girl s bicycle from Western Auto of Copperas Cove. East Avenue e. Downtown Copperas Cove. Contestants will receive an instruction packet and id card upon registration at the front desk. Prizes will be awarded on a Point system. The contest is already underway. So enter now Cut off Date is july is. 1977 at 5 . The winners will be announced in the sunday. July 17 Issue of the Cove press. Entry is limited to one member per family but All immediate members of the family May assist in setting subscriptions. Point totals will be published each sunday Issue along with the top to standings in the contest. Everybody is invited to participate. This contest with grand prizes like the proverbial pot of Gold. T will sweep Copperas Cove with lots of Jan and excitement Cove press employees and their families arc ineligible. Subscriptions May be sold throughout our area including Copperas love. Fort Hood Killeen and Lampasas anyone subscribing in Belt Coryell or Lampasas counties will be offered special subscription Rales As an added incentive. With a Little interest and extended Effort this summer could win it Gnu a . A trip or Ane one of the valuable prizes. Come Register now the Cove press is Home delivered by your Friendly paper Carrier on thursdays and sundaes mornings in the Cove area and dire to mailed outside the City. We re Worth Reading Parade of Homes the 1977 Parade of Homes is currently underway in the Cen Tuple and the newest building techniques decors and styles can be seen in the Twenty seven Homes entered in this scar s sponsored by the Home builders association of Killeen. Copperas Cove and Harker Heights the display will continue through today and tomorrow and will reopen for the Public on june 4th and 5th. Copperas Cove has several Homes on display in the Spanish Oaks addition such As. A the Charger. A la Belle Maison Quot a a Happy House. A a i he Wellington Quot the heritage and a triple a the people please Home services located just West of Cost on pm and the to vue do i charolais a Dixie l Une on Hughes Mountain a vol be show n by pm Vav est subdivision. Poller and my a ten. Developers Dot a mph. Moten of Copperas use is the i Quot president of the Hnie builders association. Homes displayed in the Killeen urea arc easy living at i win it Avn. A the Oaks at no 2 Green Oaks a Casa de Baja Al 2 13 i knt. A Maisons at 2"ti&Quot Reed i us a Beth at >2 Reed Inch Santa at 2203 Dover and Ai my Moss in to Harker Heights ii Munu hide a the i twin and country at a hit Cedar Oak a the great in a i Ai 704 c Edar Oak. A i n i cd a i it too Cedar Oak. To Box hot in 121 Murk Road. Ila t to Dihedral i Oso i h truths and a i a i i. T i liar t Lak

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