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The Paris News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1991, Paris, Texas The Paris News Tuesday September 17 1991 A PJC offers adult basic classes Adults needing to learn to read or to improve skills in reading writing or mathematics are in vited to participate in adult basic education classes offered at Paris Junior College according to Janie Bonham instructor Students are taught on an indi vidual basis Classes are held be tween 8 and 3 Monday through Thursday Evening clas Auction item This original painting titled Southern Hideaway by artist Dorothy Wardlow will be among the major auc tion items at the Paris Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction Thursday night at the Paris Golf and Country Club The doors will open at 6 for viewing the auction items and the dinner begins at 7 Jackson may try again in 1992 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Jesse Jack son said Monday he is giving his most serious consideration to a third presidential race next year and that other Democratic candi dates had little chance of winning over his supporters Jackson said he had put a deal to host a CNN public affairs show on hold because of requests from supporters that he rethink his 1992 plans He said he would meet with backers during trips in the next several weeks The civil rights leader said the fact that he won 7 million votes in his 1988 campaign twice his 1984 total was evidence a third run would not be a political mistake If you keep growing you should keep Jackson said Virginia Gov L Douglas Wil der the nations first black elected governor entered the race last week and his success depends on attracting black voters Jacksons core support group Iowa Sen Tom Harkm is targeting the liberal and labor activists who provided Jack sons biggest source of new votes in 1988 Jackson said he saw these and other candidates as Democratic allies but said he was convinced they could not win over his suppor ters Economic index rises By The Associated Press AUSTIN The Texas economy is continuing to re cover at a faster pace than the nation as a whole State Comptroller John Sharp said The Index of Texas Lead ing Economic Indicators rose 4 percent between July 1990 and July 1991 while the comparable national index remained 5 percent below its July 1990 level Sharp said Monday The set of Texas economic indicators known as the Lone Star were deve loped by the comptrollers office Among climbing factors were a 12 percent annual rise in housing permits Paris native receives Santa Fe Opera award Jay Hunter Morris graduate of Paris High School and Paris Ju nior College has received the Outstanding Apprentice Award for the second year at the Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe Morris is a second year artist in residence at the Julliard School of music in New York recently named a national finalist in the metropolitan opera audi tions where he performed at the New York Met He is currently performing with the Canadian Opera Co in Tor onto Canada He is the son of Mr and Mrs1 Bud Beckett and the late Jack Hunter Morris He received a bachelor of music education from Baylor University in Waco and a masters degree of vocal performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas Morris and his wife the former JAY MORRIS receives second consecutive award from Santa Fe Opera Margot Gismondi reside in New York City Ifourea heck of a lot better off with a hometown hank Nobody cures for you like your hometown community banker After all were one of you Your success in this communiry is paramount to us as it will reflect in our own success More jobs greater economic diversification and overall a better place for us to live work and raise our families And thats what business with your locally owned community bank really means Lets keep our money working right here at it belongs In recognition of Texas Commu nity Banking week September 1521 1991 Lamar national Bank 200 SOUTH COLLEGIATfc D PARIS TEXAS aes are held between 6 and 9 Monday through Thursday There is no class fee Adults ages 16 and older are gi ven the opportunity to learn to read or to receive help in gram mar spelling vocabulary and mathematics Also offered are general education development GED classes for those preparing for the test to receive a high school equivalency diploma GED tests are given on Wednes day and Thursday mornings A mi nimum age of 18 is required to qualify for the GED test which costs For more information on the adult basic education classes call Janie Bonham at 7849424 For GED test information call Bar bara Thomas at 7849426 Continuing ed classes offered A variety of continuing educa tion classes will be offered Sept 30 through Oct 5 according to Bob bie White director of the Paris Ju nior College Continuing Education Department Defensive driving taught by Brad Bankhead will be held from 6 to 10 Monday and Tuesday Sept 30 and Oct 1 The course in cludes topics sitch as the practice of defensive driving how to avoid a collision the art of passing and be ing passed and the defensive driv Direct plans homecoming The Direct homecoming will be held Saturday Oct 5 at the Direct Fire Department Activities will begin with fellowshisp at 10 A catered barbecue lunch will be served from to 1 with a cost of per plate and child ren under 5 free Entertainment will be provided from 12 and a business meeting and the award ing of trophies will follow Those attending are asked to bring a dessert ing attitude Fee for the course is An activity director update course will be held from 8 to 5 Tuesday Oct 1 New rules and regulations in structuring ac tivities will be addressed Fee is An occupational Spanish course offered in Sulphur Springs will be held from every Tuesday for five conse cutive weeks beginning Oct 1 The course will cover selected vocabul ary of technical terms pronuncia tions and basic structures that can be used by workers in various fields in onthejob situations Fee is A cardiopulmonary resuscita tion CPU decertification course is scheduled for 6 to 10 Wednes day Oct 2 Taught by Kathy Gooding this course is an annual update and review course for cur rent CPR certified card holders Successful demonstration of skills is required Fee is A recordkeeping for small busi ness course is offered from to 9 Monday and Thursday for four consecutive weeks The first class is Oct 3 Taught by Gary An nis the course will include how to set up a recordkeeping system for a small business post entries to journals prepare a trial balance profit and loss statement and tax returns All state and federal forms are provided along with numerous handouts from the State Comptrollers office and the Internal Revenue Service Fee is A calligraphy course will be held from 9 to Sa turday Oct 5 Learn the art of beautiful writing with the quick and easy Ken Brown method that requires no artistic ability Calli graphy markers instruction book let parchment tracing and practice papers are provided Fee is For information on these and other continuing education clas ses call 7849447 or 7849445 James A Garfield 20th presi dent of the United States was shot by a mentally disturbed office seeker Charles J Guiteau while entering a railroad station in Washington July 2 1881 Mnmber FDIG NOTICE OF COMPARABLE TAX RATES AND REVENUES The legislature has enacted a statute on school funding to comply with a court mandate enforcing the state constitution Under prior statutes SB 1 the tax rate for last year provides per student in state and local revenues Under this statute SB 351 that same rate now provides per student in state and local revenues State law only requires a minimum tax rate of for county education districts State law does not require a school district to adopt additional taxes Neither does state law require a school district to adopt a tax rate that maximizes the receipt of state funds The board of trustees of the Roxton School District hereby gives notice that it is considering the adoption of a tax rate of 4622 that will provide per student in state and local revenues ;