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To THE EDITOR & You Democrats elect attorney as party chair
Garry Mauro, who ran unsuccess- rie Dog Town Fork of the Red River,
Kids make mistakes, adults (4) make stupid decisions fully for governor in 1998, lost another
election when the State Democratic
State Capitol two Panhandle streams, were not in-
cluded in the new law.
This is in no way intended as a per- Administration would like to do. Deal is between him and his supervisors. Executive Committee met last week to
elect a new chair.
Highlights Cheers, it's flu season...
sonal attack on Ms. Maldonado's opin- with it! It happened. Also, he would not have been injured, The Texas Department of Health is
San Marcos attorney Charles By Mike Cox
ion published in the Oct. 16 issue of This should bother our students and (thankfully, not seriously), by a law reporting above-normal influenza
Soechting defeated the former land Texas Press Association
the Eagle Lake Headlight's "Letters to they will learn from it. They're intelli- abiding citizen. Instead, an adult mak- cases in the state, an indication that the
ing a stupid decision injured him. In commissioner in the Saturday election.
the Editor", because I have never met gent kids and it will not scar them for flu season is starting early. Peak activ-
life. It should also bother any respon- 20 years with the fire department and The vote count was 34-23 on the sec- mission approves rules implementing
her, but in response to some of her ity is always in Jan. and Feb.
sible adult trying to teach values to our ambulance, I have seen too many in- ond ballot. the legislation.
questions I felt compelled to write. "Get a flu shot," Commissioner of
young adults of tomorrow. stances resulting from people drinking Soechting replaces Molly Beth
Yes, as a kid I made lots of mis- Health Eduardo Sanchez said. "That's
Yes, Coach Roark has not been con- and driving. Hmmm... I wonder if Malcolm, who resigned after five years No driving in rivers after Jan. 1...
takes, and as an adult I have made some the first line of defense."
victed of anything, but the administra- Coach Roark knew it was a violation as party chair. He will have to run again A prohibition against driving in a
bad decisions. So I am in no way per- Since it takes about two weeks for
of District Policy to load beer into a for a full two-year term at the party's river sounds like an oxymoron, but af-'
fect. I have references to support that! tion should keep him on suspension un- the vaccine to become effective, the
til the outcome of the trial. Two weeks district owned vehicle? Did he also not state convention in June. ter the first of the year, it will be against
This is a big deal! It could also have sooner the better in getting a shot. This
is an insult to people who care. know that it was a violation of policy Until then, with no Democrats in the law in Texas to operate a motor
been a tragedy. Thank God it wasn't year's vaccine offers protection against
The officer involved in this incident as well as a state law to consume alco- statewide office and Republicans in vehicle in the riverbed of a navigable
worse. The media just brought it to A/Panama, A/New Caledonia and B/
is responsible for his own safety. Pro- hol in that vehicle as well as on school control of both houses of the Legisla- stream.
light, instead of sweeping it under the Hong Kong flu strains.
cedure during questioning of a subject property at a school function-in a ture, Soechting has his work cut out for The law was passed during the
rug like the Rice High School District More information on flu shots is
DRUG FREE ZONE! If not, it seems him. regular session to deal with the envi-
"Right now, we're about as low as available at www.tdh.state.tx.us or call
like the other three so called adults that ronmental damage being done by all- 1-800-252-9152.
people trust to teach our young people you can go," he said in a speech last terrain vehicles and other off-road ve-
VIDEO-2-GO everyday should have! Nothing has
been done, much less said about them.
More truck lanes likely...
hicles in the state's riverbeds. •
Violations of this addition to the
Parks and Wildlife Code will be Class
Teachers of the Year...
Ellen Herbert, a high school art and
Advanced Placement art history
Will be passing out CANDY They chose to flee from the scene with
Coach Roark. When an 18-wheeler and an auto- C misdemeanors punishable by a fine teacher at Longview High School in
Mr. Gott's decision to reinstate mobile crash, especially at highway up to $500. Those convicted of subse- Longview Independent School Dis-
and serving PUNCH and COOKIES Jo Coach Roark sends a conflicting mes- speeds, the outcome usually isn't good.
Two bills passed during the regular
quent offenses could face suffer fines
and jail time.
trict, and Kyann McMillie, a first-grade
teacher at Canutillo Elementary School
sage to our kids...
Trick-or-Treaters who come by Let's see. One way of looking at the
situation could be...If you can "get
session this spring, Senate Bill 514 and
House Bill 1208, authorize the Depart-
The new law will not totally pre-
vent off-road enthusiasts from bounc-
in the Canutillo Independent School
District near El Paso, have been named
ment of Transportation and county ing along riverbeds. Cities, counties or the Texas Teachers of the Year for
Halloween Night! away" maybe it won't be nearly as bad
as being arrested on the spot with evi- governments to restrict travel lanes by
class of vehicles. In other words, with
river authorities may create local river
access plans allowing motor vehicles
Herbert was named Texas Second-
dence on you. In leaving the scene
Coach Roark was lucky no one else TxDOT approval, county governments in certain areas. ary Teacher of the Year, while
was in his way. Let's not forget it was may designate truck-only lanes for in- The Parks and Wildlife Department McMillie was named .Texas Elemen-
The Cooked half time and there could have been
other people in that stadium parking
lot. This not only endangered the lives
creased safety. (Municipal govern-
ments already have that authority.)
Watch for more truck-only lanes as
also was directed to develop plans to
create motor vehicle recreation sites in
areas other than riverbeds.
tary Teacher of the Year. Herbert also
was selected to be Texas' representa-
tive in the National Teacher of the Year
Goose Saloon of others but also endangered Rice
School district. If Coach Roark had
been involved in an accident after
drinking and then fleeing from an of-
soon as the Texas Transportation Com-
Let's Look Back.
Also, the Canadian River and Prai- Program.
at The Farris Hotel
HUNTING SEASON HOURS:
ficer, I don't think an "I'm sorry, I
won't do this again" would exactly
cover it. This would have left the dis-
trict open to litigation for many years
24 & 48 YEARS AGO JJ
Monday-Saturdays to come.
I, along with others in our commu-
George Sumer won the Ducks Un-
Oct. 2 at her home...
The Business Club of Rice High
cated on Prairie Street...
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Causey of
4 p.m. to Close nity support the Raiders, school activi- limited Jimmy Reel Award at the Rice School elected Robby Cook at its Karachi, Pakistan, are the proud par-
ties and fund raisers. We are proud of Belt Ducks Unlimited Dinner... president... ents of a son they have named Gor-
Join Us For... our students and employees for their The Red Cross Chapter of Colorado Lois Mills, Heritage House Admin- don Temple Causey. Mrs. Chas. W.
Happy Hour: 4 to 6 p.m. dedication to the education of our
young adults and their devotion to their
County elected Mrs. R.R. Thomas as
istrator, was honored with the National
Living Centers Administrator of the
Causey of Eagle Lake is the grand-
mother of Gordon Temple...
jobs. But we will NOT tolerate behav- Graveside services were held for Year award. It is the company's high- Mrs. E.W. Estlinbaum, Mrs. Joe
ior that is detrimental to that goaL^Zero infant Kelly Jo Anderson Sept. 23 in est recognition of individual achieve- Lee McCreary and Mrs. L.C. Zwer-
Tolerance!!! The Administration Nada... ment... nemann completed their training as
Miss Lisa Lynn Mahalitc and On Oct. 5, a surprise party was held Den Mothers...
THIS IS D.Q. COUNTRY SPECIAL should take a long hard loojc at Coach
Roark, consider the serious nature of Thierry Wayne Hoffman was united in the home of Mrs. Jeno Hargrove Rella Faye Smith of Oklahoma
the charges, both of them which I am in marriage in a beautiful ceremony at for Winston Nelson in honor of his and Vernon Alvin Peterson Jr., son
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada Armed Service Training... of V.A. Peterson of Tulsa and Mrs. E.
4 PC Chicken told are felonies.
This has embarrassed the students, Sept. 22...
Friends and loved ones were deeply
Miss Tracy Gertson, bride-elect of
Kelly Jobe, was complimented with a
Hansen of Eagle Lake, announced
their engagement and approaching
faculty, some board members and the
Basket community; and if he is convicted,
there is life and continued school spirit
(See Mistakes, Page 3)
saddened to learn of the sudden death
of Mrs. M.E (Frances) Campbell on
Tupperware Shower Sept. 27 in the
home of Mrs. Debbie Jobe...
Roger Montemayor, son of Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Montemayor of Eagle ABOUT TOWN...
Combo Let's work together
I had a long talk with members of mistakes that are made, we need to help
Lake, successfully completed the Air-
borne School of the Texas National
•Pat and Len Matula were involved
in an auto accident last Wednesday,
Oct. 22. Their car, in which they were
Offer good from Nov. 3 to Nov. 16, 2003. Eagle Lake Special Officer Bill
various organizations about Chamber each other correct them. Sometimes Chavis and wife, Louvenia, attended also transporting their daughter and
New Hours: of Commerce issues and the availabil- there are personal circumstances that the Texas Peace Officers' Association granddaughter (Shannon and Addie),
Sunday thru Thursday Friday & Saturday ity of City Council when trying to get cloud our judgment. I'm sure no one meeting... flipped about three times, according to
information. I'm an open-minded per- is guilt free when it comes to this. Mr. & Mrs. Alton N. Nelsen of information we received.
Dairy son but I don't have to draw a conclu-
sion on the fact that the City Council
I'm asking everyone to please work
together for the good of Eagle Lake and
Blessing announced the engagement Pat had a lot of scrapes and embed-
979-234-3541 Queen is purposely neglecting the Chamber think of the person we are about to en-
and approaching marriage of their dau- ded glass fragments, but, thankfully,
Shannon and Addie were okay. We
ghter, Linda Diane, to David Miculka
We Now Accept Visa & Mastercard because of personal feelings toward counter. We are all God's children. ofGarwood... were told Len took the brunt of the im-
certain members. I hope I haven't offended anyone Mrs. Mary Listvan Hrachovy, pact and stayed overnight in the hos-
EAGLE LAKE DAIRY QUEEN Council does not have to like any-
one in the Chamber in order to work
with this message. If I have, I'm ex-
tremely sorry but I felt this must be
former resident of the Garwood area, pital, just in case,
100 Boothe Drive passed away Oct. 1 in a Waco hospital Len and Pat were seen at a local
with them for the good of Eagle Lake. said. at the age of 73. restaurant Saturday and said they were
I also feel that, to be a true leader, I've been told the City Council doing fine. That's one lucky group of
one must put their personal feelings meeting has been moved to Tuesday, Oct. 6,1955 people!
Pharmacy & Your Health aside and go that extra mile to see that
things get done whether it's for City
Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. I urge everyone to
go to this meeting to show how the
Les Zwernemann, owner of Shell
Service Station, suffered two gunshot
•Listed among the 12 candidates for
Homecoming King at Texas A&M-
Council, Commerce or any other or- people of Eagle Lake can work to- wounds in his leg. He was sweeping Kingsville is our own Brian Ford, a
ganization related to Eagle Lake. gether. the floor when the broom accidentally senior kinesiology major. The news
EAGLE LAKE DRUGSTORE Instead of pointing the blame for Barbara Class, Chamber Member hit the trigger of the gun laying on the release said he is representing the Resi-
dence Hall Association.
Steve K. Balas, RPh floor...
Young Jeff Frnka, 20-month-old
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Billy Briscoe celebrated his fourth
birthday with a party given by his
dition," said Chris Thacker, pastor of
The event will begin at 3 p.m. in
mother, Mrs. Monroe Briscoe, and his the church sanctuary. Following the
New Drugs Slow The Progression of MAKE FIRST VISIT FUN aunt, Miss Mary Frybert... program, everyone will be invited to
The American Academy of Pedi- At the end of the visit, plan regular T.W. Scott returned recently from the fellowship hall to view the exhib-
Rheumatoid Arthritis atric Dentistry recommends that chil- follow-up checkups for your child and a hunting trip to Alpine where he bag- its and enjoy the refreshments.
dren see a dentist by their first birth- remember that children get most of ged his limit of one antelope...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the immune system'attacks day. It may seem young, but we see their impressions from their parents. For more information, call the FBC
Mr. & Mrs. C.E. McNiel have fin- office at 234-2571; Sandra Benge, 234-
the joints. It usually starts with joints in the hands and feet. The result is so many 3 and 4-year-old kids with So set a good example! Clean your ished moving into their new home lo-
problems that could have been pre- teeth thoroughly at least once a day, 2795; or Margo Harrison, 234-5054.
pain, swelling, inflammation, and eventual destruction of the entire joint. vented. Going to the dentist for the brush after meals and snacks when-
Although it typically first occurs between 25 and 50 years of age, first time can be fun and productive - ever possible, eat wholesome foods,
rheumatoid arthritis can strike at any age.Treatment usually relieves the
symptoms in three out of four people.
if you prepare your child properly. visit your dentist regularly and most
Suggestions: Discuss the visit important - have a positive attitude
with your child without frightening about dental health.
Traditionally, pain medications have been the mainstay for treat-ment
him, making him or her aware of the Presented as a public service to
significance of the occasion for good promote better dentalhealth. From the
dental health. Think and talk about the office o/JOHN B. MYRES, D.D.S.,
of rheumatoid arthritis. The problem is that relieving pain may cover up
symptoms while the disease slowly progresses. Newer medicines are
becoming available that actually slow the disease process, thereby helping
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