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Seminole Sentinel (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Seminole, Texas Engineer says it could go much higher Airport Cost figure flys Over $800,000 figure Gaines county a proposed Airport which at one Point was to have Cost about $500,000, could very Well reach the $1 million Mark it was revealed thursday during a meeting with the projects Engineer. Ken Esmond partner in Freese Nichols and Esmond told the commissioners court that year old figures show the project would Cost $860,000 and a you can probably add another 8 per cent for increased construction since mini views by Roy Mcqueen Ole Dayton says a you can t fool All the people All the time but some politicians figure that once every four years is Good we were delighted to see an Extension of the chamber a cleanup Campaign As this years cleanup drive is one of the most successful Ever. Numerous clubs and organizations have been Busy working on some pretty ambitious projects. We just need to keep the momentum up for a while longer. Early monday morning summer vacation will officially be Over for some 2,100 Seminole school students and their teachers. Although classes actually Are starting almost a week later than last year. Everyone agrees it was a Short summer. The number of folks out of town the past two weeks has been Large As families attempt to get in a Short vacation before the first school Bell rings. It s also just a couple of weeks until the opening football game and the prospects of another exciting football season Are Good. There have been some surprises for the indians this year and we look for the indians to again be in the thick of the District 2-aaa race Hobbs Friday nights scrimmage opponent is always a Good test for the tribe and the thing that has impressed us most about the indians in Early season has been the offensive line. Season tickets go on Sale monday to the general Public and with tile prospects of a Good season we suggest you get them Early. Since the Advent of women a lib our society has acquired some new words and concepts chairpersons congressperson spokespersons Etc. We recently saw a reference to the Grandfather clause which is a generally accepted term for exempting a person from some new ruling based on prior performance or experience. The new reference called it the grand person clause. We thought that was perhaps the top of the ridiculous until we heard about a Midwest University see views Page 2 Peanut meeting slated a Peanut production meeting sponsored by the Gaines county Extension service will be held tuesday aug. 31 at the Gaines county civic building. The noon luncheon sponsored by Gaines county farm Supply and de Leon Peanut company will feature talks by a Peanut specialist and an economist with Texas a amp a University. Or. Lei land Tripp Peanut specialist and or. James Denton economist will discuss Peanut production nutgrass control Cost of splits on the farm drying herbicide damage and provide an update on the Peanut program production Cost. The meeting is geared to Peanut production in Gaines county according to Extension service personnel these figures were Esmond told the court that there has been about a 45 per cent increase in the Cost of the project since it was started in 1972. That increase he said is mainly through the construction Industry. However proposed changes in Cost sharing of the project at the Federal level could still give the county a million Dollar Airport for Only $50,000, according to county judge Marcus Crow. The change being proposed is to increase the Federal governments share of the project from 75 per cent to 90 per cent leaving Gaines county with Only to per cent to come up with. The Texas aeronautics commission also will assist in the funding up to $50,000. The engineering fee on the project will be 6e> per cent or about $52,000, based on an $860,000 Cost projection. The Airport originally started out four years ago As a $500,000 project then climbed to $586,000 by 1974. The $860,000 estimate was put together a year ago. Some of the major expense items in the estimate Are $252,545 for Complete work on a North South runway $53,277 for a taxi Way network $50,676 for the air plane parking apron the $120,000 for the land Purchase and $25,300 for runway lighting. Esmond reviewed the project with the court and indicated the 1975 estimate still might need additional figures to cover a non directional radio Beacon the land on which to set the Beacon additional attorney costs for negotiating the Mineral rights to the Airport land and additional funds for lowering several pipelines and electrical lines. A there Are no frills or extras in this Esmond said. A everything we have put into the plans Are necessities and it would be pretty hard to Cut anything out. Many of the guidelines Are set by the Federal aviation administration and we have to go by the court decided by a 3-1 vote to change the engineers obligation to the project from March i 1977 to six months after the approval of the Grant by the Faa. Commissioner Gail Barnett for the third time voted against the Airport project. In other business the commissioners set the Seminole school districts tax rate at $1.40 As recommended by the school Board earlier this month. Indians trip eagles 2-0 in Friday night scrimmage the Seminole indians trimmed Hobbs 2-0 Friday night in the seasons first scrimmage but coach Claude Chappell said a weekend of studying the game films would Tell the real Story. A we came off the Ball real Well and we saw a lot of Speed in the Backfield that we Haven to seen in a Long time a he said after his team had prevailed Over the larger eagles. A but we be got it on film and now we will just have to do some studying to see where our work needs to be seminoles first test with outside Competition revealed Promise in some spots and Early season weaknesses in others. One of the Long suits was the running game where the indians moved relentlessly a against the Large Eagle defense. Seminole s defense also showed Promise against the run to the inside and out. But had trouble defending against the pass on several occasions. Fullback Craig Curry tipping the Scales at close to 190, scored seminoles first touchdown when he rammed around left end for 15 Yards on the tribes second offensive series. Seminole was unable to penetrate beyond the Hobbs 15 on their first series although a 25-Yard scamper by newcomer Les Green and a 20-Yard pass reception by Chip Chappell from Scott Jameson provided big gainers. Seminoles pass defense faltered on Hobbs first Possession and tilt1 eagles hit for 55 Yards on Lubbock Estacada Transfer Les Green skirts left end Enro Ute to a Good pickup during Friday nights scrimmage with the Hobbs eagles. The indians came out on top in the season s first scrimmage 2-0, and will meet Lamesa s Golden tornadoes this Friday in their second and final test before the Start of the regular season. Sentinel photo late september set for Swine flu shots vaccinations against a predicted Swine flu out break this fall Are tentatively scheduled to begin late next month according to Bonnie Heath South Plains county health dept nurse. Doctors and nurses have been gearing for the mass vaccination program for several months and mrs. Heath said receipt of the vaccine is now scheduled for mid to late september. It will take about to Days from the receipt of the vaccine to get the vaccination program underway. The vaccinations will not be Given in doctors offices according to mrs. Heath although local doctors have indicated they Are backing the program. The shots will be Given free of charge to persons who wish to take them. The schedule now is for the vaccinations to be Given at the Gaines county civic building. Volunteers to handle the paperwork involved Are being sought by mrs. Heath and anyone interested in assisting can Contact the health department at the courthouse. Nurses interested in assisting with the vaccination program should Contact Dinah Perkins at 758-2032. Specifics on the vaccination program will be announced As soon As possible after receipt of the vaccine mrs. Heath said. Two passes and made it inside the Seminole 10-Yard line before the Seminole defense again thwarted the run. Seminole s first offensive series w As a list of 20 plays specifically called by coach Chappell for the purpose of getting the execution on film. The second series however was an attempt to move the Ball and it started off right with a 15-Yard Gallop by tailback Johnny Hill. Greg Allen who suffered a shoulder injury in the scrimmage also made several Good runs in the second series and hauled in a 60-Yard pass from Jameson. That drive was halted inside the 5-Yard line. The tribe was taken Back to their own 30 under the scrimmage guidelines. And started another offensive series. That drive w As aided by a 15-Yard pass reception by Chappell and a 35-yarder to Randall Stennett while Curry got the final Call for the 15-Yard Trot. Hobbs second offensive series did Little to help the Indian ranks As four players left the game with varying injuries. However All returned except Allen who spent Hie night on the Bench with his shoulder in an ice pack. Chappell said Early indications were that Allen suffered an in jury to his Collarbone and could see indians Page 2 v. My Nim of in 2 ii in Olio pages 15 cents tax included vol. 69 Seminole Gaines county Texas sunday August 22, 1976 no. 85 until sept. 8 shut off delayed two weeks a last minute decision by Northern natural Gas temporarily halted a Gas shut off in this area that would have affected More than 200 Farmers during a critical watering period. Officials from West Texas Gas and Pioneer natural Gas both local companies who get some of their Gas from Northern revealed thursday that negotiations Between the three companies on postponing the aug. 23 shut off was approved by the supplier. Charles Fulkerson District manager for Pioneer natural Gas in Brownfield said he was notified Friday by Northern natural Gas that the shut off Date had been extended two weeks to sept. 8. Floyd Young District manager for West Texas Gas in Seminole said he received the same information Friday. He said the three companies had been negotiating a delay in the shut off and although the two local companies were seeking a longer delay the extra two weeks will give Farmers a Chance to finish up their watering. A we alerted Northern natural to the problems the Farmers would be encountering this time of year with a shut off and they agreed to the postponement until sept. 8,�?� Fulkerson said. Some 200 local customers of we est Texas and some 35 local customers of Pioneer were notified last week of the intentions of Northern natural to begin maintenance work on the Supply line that serves the two companies. The work was scheduled to begin monday and continue for at least 21 Days thereby forcing the Farmers and homeowners to find an alternate see delay Page 2 monday Marks Start of new school year an estimated 2,000 students Are expected to see their summer vacation screech to a halt monday when Seminole schools begin their 1976-77 year. School officials Are anticipating about the same number of students As showed up last year on the first Day. The 1975 figure was 1,948 and the figure is expected to be about the same this year when classes begin at 9 . School hours will remain the same As last year with classes beginning at 9 . In All buildings. Teachers will report at 8 40 . Kindergarten and first Grade students at the primary and Vej. Young campuses will attend school Only a half Day the first week of school. Students in the first two grades of those schools will report at the Normal time and will be dismissed at 11 25 . Parents who wish May pick up their children at 11 25, or for those who live in Rural areas the children will be kept by the teachers until the buses run at 4 . Parents Are reminded that tilt Early dismissal applies Only to the first week of school. After the first week grades kindergarten through third will dismiss at 3 25 . While grades fourth through eighth will dismiss at 4 . High school students will be dismissed at 3 25 . Except on wednes Days and fridays when there Are football games. On those two Days dismissal will come at it . The school cafeteria will be in operation beginning the first a of school. Engineers City to discuss water tank the Seminole City Council will meet with its water improvement project Engineer monday to discuss the overhead water storage tank problem that has left the City with a new tank but unable to use it. Ken Esmond of the engineering firm of Freese Nichols amp Esmond will meet with the Council at its regular meeting monday night beginning at 7 of clock. The company a Engineer who supervised the project last year. Wade Howell also is expected to accompany Esmond to the meeting. The City has been unable to use the 300,000 gallon water storage tank in Southwest Seminole because when it is filled with water it Over flows the other tanks in town. Howell told the Council several months ago that Altitude valve must be installed to allow the Nev tank to fill completely without Over flowing the other tanks. Thi Cost he said must be borne by the City although there was som question by the Council As t whether the City was eve adequately informed of the situation. See City Page 2

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