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Seminole Sentinel (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Seminole, Texas Microfilm Center p 0 Box 45436 Dallas Texas 7< the Seminole Sentinel Seminole Gaines county Texas lists 489-400 i4pages sunday november 21, 1982maidens into state finals 10,000 behind last year Bale count reaches 43,000 Ideal weather conditions Over the past to Days have kept Gaines county a 25 gins running at full capacity and pushed the years Cotton Bale count to Over 43,000. The weekly Sentinel Bale county conducted Friday showed the 25 by Marshall Day it in t Nhat you know that counts. It s what you think of in tilt. Two completely unrelated articles in a daily newspaper this week caught our attention one involving the death sentence or Lack of it and the other involving the Multi million Dollar space suits that failed to function when our astronauts were on their shuttle voyage. Neither Are related in any Way but it was some certain food tor thought. The levying of a life sentence in the murder of an 8-year-old girl from Kermit this past summer was just another typical example of w hat our courts Are coming to. The Man convicted of the murder took the life of a child along with that of the child smother but was never even considered for a death penalty. The reason a faulty indictment that alleged murder instead of capital murder. The Laws have become so twisted in favor of the criminal that any Little thing is grounds enough for freeing the criminal. And if his attorney can to get it done in the trial there Are countless appeals processes that can drag on for years. Its a slap in the face for Justice. Another prime example is the infamous a Hillside stranglers a Case in California. That jury has been hearing testimony for la months already and they Haven to even gotten to the prosecution witnesses. They said it will take another four or five months before the trial is completed and possibly a couple of months of deliberation by the jury before the most expensive trial in the history of the nation is concluded. The other item the space suits were another example of this nations slumping productivity. I can almost guarantee that if someone gave me $2 million each for a space suit and All the time in the world to work on it i think i could come up with something that worked at least one time. Perhaps the solution to both problems the death sentence and the space suits is to continue to make the suits like those that failed and Send All those convicted capital murder folks up in a shuttle while the wheels of Justice grind slowly on their appeals. Farmers prayer As Farmers and ranchers dear god give us the Wisdom and patience to understand Why a Pound of Tbone Steak at $2 is High but a 3-ounce cocktail at $2.20 is not. And a 50 cent Coke at a Ball game is cheap but the 20 cent Glass of milk at breakfast is inflationary. And lord help us to understand Why $5 for a ticket to the picture see pm Page 2 gins had handled a total of 43,571 Bales of Cotton. This compares to 53,741 for the same Day a year ago when the record shattering Cotton crop got into full production. The comparisons Mark the first time this years total has been behind that of last year. The county has an estimated 350,000 acres of Cotton planted this year compared to 443,000 a year ago when the county produced Well Over 300,000 Bales of Cotton. Light to moderate showers roamed the High Plains recently ahead of a slow moving cold front. Harvesting of 1982 s Cotton crop slowed some areas on the High Plains resumed Harvest quickly according to Mack Bennett area director for Usdan a marketing services office at Lubbock the Lubbock office classed 44,000 samples during the week ended nov. La for a seasons total of 85,500 this compares with 60,000 classes by the same Date last year Bennett said predominant grades were Grade 42 at 40 per cent Grade 32 was 38 per cent and Grade 41 accounted for 7 per cent. About 6 per cent was reduced one Grade because of bark and 6 per cent for grass. Predominant Staples were Staple 30 at 30 per cent Staple 31 was 38 per cent and Staple 32 amounted to 14 per cent for an average of 30.6 thirty seconds of an Inch. Micron ire 35-49 was 85 per cent 33-34 was six per cent 30-32 was 6 per cent and 27-29 was 2 per cent for an average of 39. Breaking strength averaged 24,6 Grams per Tex High Plains Cotton trading was slow to inactive until after midweek growers sold Small new crop lots of mostly grades 42 and higher Staples 30-32, Mike 35-49 at even to too Points Over 1982 commodity credit loan rates. Equities of 1981-loan Cotton brought growers $5 to $20 per Bale mostly $10 to $15. Light demand improved slightly. Gins paid growers $60 to $90 per ton for cottonseed mostly $75 to $80. Commodity credit Cotton Loans during november will be disbursed at 9.75 per cent the lowest rate since the 1979-crop when the rate was 9 per cent. Battle toughened Seminole turned Cotullas first appearance in the state volleyball tournament into a Nightmare Friday As they spotted them to a 1-0 game Lead then bounced Back to claim the next two games and thus set up another in a Long line of confrontations with Arch rival Kountze in saturdays finals. Seminole which has been in the state tournament seven times in the past la years had to rally to make the final two this year. Kountze meanwhile breezed into the finals with a relatively easy 15-7,15-9 w in Over Van. Seminoles journey to the finals was not As smooth As they would have liked it but just the fact they made it was another Mark of the teams character. The saturday finals were scheduled for 11 20 a m. In historic Gregory gym on the University of Texas Campus in school musical at chamber meeting the Seminole High school drama department presented its play a babes in arms a a musical comedy during a three night run last thursday Friday and saturday. The musical featuring a cast of 38 students was presented at the High school Little theatre. Sentinel photo Austin. Seminole and Kountze have met three times in the state tournament Over the past four years and Seminole has yet to win against the Lionette. In fact Seminole has never gotten past two games in any of the previous meetings with the Kountze squad. Seminole went into the finals ranked no 2 in the state in class aaa while Kountze held Down the no. I ranking. Seminoles come Back Frida it afternoon was almost a replay of the regional finals the previous weekend when they spotted no. 5 ranked Perryton to a 1-0 Lead fell behind in the second game by a Large margin then bounced Back to claim the second and third games. Cotulla stunned the Maidens of coach Lynda Jackson by jumping to a Quick 5-0 Lead in the opening game. They built their Lead to 13-5 before Seminole started a rally that saw Carol Johnson reel off five straight Points that pulled the locals to within two at 13-11. However Cotulla served for their final two to claim the 15-11 win. The second game saw the Maidens drop to a 6-0 deficit before they were Able to come Back they chipped away at the Cotulla Lead and finally managed to tie it up at 9-9. Then the two squads see sawed Back and Forth to a 12-12 tie then a 13-13 tie before seminoles Shannon Mccullough served the final two to give the Maidens a 15-13 win. The final game however was a Complete blow out for the Maidens As they relied on the Strong serving of Lynn Molinar and Johnson to give them a very comfortable 14-0 Lead before the Cotulla squad was Able to get on the Board. However Mccullough served the final Point that put the Cotulla team away and sent the Maidens into the finals. Cotulla s stinging serves proved a problem for the Maidens throughout the first two games and it was t until the Middle of the second game that they finally solved the problem and started their rally. A i done to feel we played our see Maiden Page 2 building Park top Agenda two Long standing projects the proposed Park in Southwest Seminole and the construction of a new chamber building dominated county wide tax rebate is Down from last year county wide the City sales tax rebates Are Down 4.69 per cent compared to last year according to figures released this week from the state comptrollers office. And As has been the trend All year the City of Seagraves showed a sizable decrease in rebate Money while Seminole showed a slight increase. Seagraves shows a decrease of 22.38 per cent for the year compared to last years 11-month total while Seminole shows a 1.78 per cent increase. Seagraves has collected $57,681.22 during the first la months of this year compared to $74,310.41 for last year. Seminole has received $207,092.83 this year compared to $203,479.72 a year ago. For the month of november Seagraves received $10,115.09 compared to november of last year when the City received $9,885.86. Seminole received $32,547.63 this year compared to $30,597.60 last year. Again on a county wide basis the two cities have received a total of $264,774.05 this year compared to $277,790.13 last year for the 11-month period. The state comptrollers office sent $96.2 million to 967 Texas cities As their share of the i per cent City sales tax for november. The 1982 statewide total so far this year is up 9.3 per cent Over the 1981 total up through the same Date last year. This payment reflects taxable sales made in september and reported to the state by the end of october. The City sales tax is collected see rebate Page 2 the regular monthly Board meeting of the Seminole area chamber of Commerce held wednesday at the first National Bank. The directors agreed to pursue both projects vigorously in the coming year in an attempt to get them both either underway or completed. The Park in Southwest Seminole is a proposed City project that has gone largely untended Over the past two years because of financing it would take. The land was donated to the City nearly three years ago with a stipulation that it be developed into a City Park. Failure to develop the land in a specified time Frame will result in the forfeiture of the land Back to the previous owner . Forrest or. Of Lubbock a former businessman Here who owned dozens of acres in that area. There Are 14.53 acres dedicated to the Park project under the donation land program. The City had at one time planned jogging and exercise paths throughout the Park area but because of budget cuts that had to be eliminated in this years budget. The chamber directors indicated that some attempt at seeding the land and possibly planting Trees would be a Start in the right direction to development of the Park. The Issue of a new chamber office raised about a year ago has been stalled by inactivity for the past several months pending clarification of Legal Steps. Chamber president Doyle Fincher told the Board wednesday that he had checked with county attorney Joe Mcgill to see what the county could possibly do in financially assisting the chamber but was informed the county could not contribute Money to that Type of project. However Mcgill told Fincher the county could donate or Exchange some property with the City or Seminole area Industrial foundation and the Industrial foundation could erect a building and office Headquarters for itself and the chamber. The chamber sent officials to visit with the county commissioners several months ago and indicated they would like for the county to consider giving the land on the Southwest Corner of the Block where the Independence Center is located. That met with favourable reaction from the commissioners although at that time they were not sure of whether they could also contribute financial assistance to the project. Fincher said the county could through special legislation in Austin get a Bill passed that would enable the county to contribute financially to such a project but that would take a minimum of two years. In other business the chamber heard a report and reviewed a finished copy of the new brochures promoting Seminole. The brochures paid for by funds from the City of Seminole production credit association Lamesa Federal savings amp loan the Seminole Independent school District Seminole state National see Chamant Page 2 businesses to close doors thanksgiving band garners 6 state marching event the nations oldest Holiday thanksgiving will be observed locally As most businesses close up shop and take a one Day Holiday before the Christmas Rush. Most businesses will close on Only the Holiday itself thursday while several governmental agencies will observe a four Day weekend with workdays off on thursday and Friday. The Seminole Post office will close Only on thursday but will not offer As they sometimes do Holiday Box service. They will reopen for business on Friday. The Seminole schools will observe the Holiday with a four Day weekend with classes being dismissed wednesday afternoon and not resuming until the regular time on monday. Also getting a tour Day weekend will be the employees of the county and the City As they get thursday thru sunday off. The local financial institutions will be closed Only on thursday for the Holiday As will the majority of local businesses. The Seminole Sentinel will join those one Day closings and persons with news and advertising for the sunday nov. 28 Issue Are urged to get them in As soon As possible. The Seminole High school marching band under the direction of Mickey Owens received a division Iii rating at the state marching contest held last week in Austin. And while the band failed to receive a Superior rating at the contest it was just two tenths of a Point out of making a ii and just one Point behind the Littlefield band which was chosen As one of the top five bands in class aaa at the contest. The band departed for the three Day trip Early sunday morning and returned tuesday night. Quot the band did a really Fine Job at the state contest a Owens said upon their return. A their performance was i Felt much better than their performance at the regional contest in Lubbock. A however the judging at the state level really does get Tough rile Community has every right to be proud of this Tine group of Young

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