5-14-08 - Grizzly Detail by yaoyufang


									                   THIS SATURDAY: Kid fish at Veterans Park 8-12 a.m.; Mayor’s Forum 8:30 a.m. WS City Hall

                                                                                                                        Volume 2 No. 47 May 14, 2008

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                    Serving West Fort Worth, White Settlement and the Entire WSISD
                   White Settlement City News
                     City Council Meeting
                       Tuesday, May 13
                                                                       Fort Worth passes 150 million dollar bond;
Council works through several
                                                                       White Settlement elects new councilman,
pieces of business last night                                          run-off election scheduled for mayor position;
                                                                       WSISD gains one new member on board of trustees
                                                                       By Cheryl Posey
                                                                                                             Candidate                early votes won           May 10 votes won                 total votes won
                                                                           West Point residents and
                                                                       other residents of the City          WSISD School
                                                                       of Fort Worth approved               Board Election
                                                                       proposition 1 on the ballot this     Lori Ball                  370 (64.35%)                 521 (58.67%)                     891 (60.90%)
                                                                       past Saturday, a 150 million         Todd Hatcher               205 (35.65%)                 367 (41.33%)                     572 (39.10%)
                                                                       dollar bond proposal that will
                                                                       target roadway infrastructure         White Settlement
                                                                       improvements in the city, such as     City Council
                                                                       the widening of Chapel Creek at
                                                                       the I-30 bridge that is currently
                                                                       underway.                             Gunnar Rasmussen 182 (40.18%)                          197 (33.16%)                     379 (36.20%)
  Mayor Ouzts presents the 2008 Community Spirit Award to                  The proposal passed 7,744
  representatives of Chesapeake Energy for the role they played in                                           Gene Hatcher     251 (55.41%)                          365 (61.45%)                     616 (58.83%)
                                                                       votes for, to 3,558 against. Only
  helping several underprivileged Brewer seniors participate in        3.55 percent of registered voters     Robin Allen       20 (4.42%)                            32 (5.39%)                       52 (4.97%)
  prom.                                                                voted on this proposal.
                                                                                                           White Settlement
                                                                           With the tremendous growth
By A.C. Hall                        trauma surgeons in the area,
                                                                       in the city over the past few       Mayor Election
                                    but this study will be the first
                                                                       years, traffic has increased in      Danny Anderson              62 (13.48%)                   56 (9.30%)                      118 (11.11%)
                                    time the saline is used “in the
                                                                       neighborhoods and main arterial
 I  n their meeting last night      field” by paramedics. The
                                    saline will be used on patients
                                                                       streets causing traffic snarls
                                                                                                           Jerry Burns                 203 (44.13%)                 312 (51.83%)                     515 (48.49%)
the White Settlement City                                              as commuters make their way         James Ouzts                 195 (42.39%)                 234 (38.87%)                     429 (40.40%)
Council addressed a big             who are in a trauma state with
                                                                       to and from work and school
issue regarding the leasing         either excessive blood loss or
                                                                       each day. As a result, Fort          for two major bridge projects,       that earmarked $15 million in        took place 5 and Melissa Brown
of properties to Chesapeake         severe head injury. These
                                                                       Worth’s Transportation and           the West Seventh Street Bridge       unrestricted gas well revenues       kept place 6. Both of these
Exploration with Chesapeake         types of severe trauma injuries
                                                                       Public Works Department has          and three new Trinity River          from drilling on city-owned          candidates for the board had no
offering $15,389 per net            are often caused by car wrecks.
                                                                       identified $635.7 million dollars     Vision bridges on Henderson,         property.                            opponents.
mineral acre. City Manager            Since this is a blind study
                                                                       worth of existing arterial road      North Main and White                    Many suggestions for the              A run-off election for Mayor
Jimmy Burnett presented some        and trauma patients are not
                                                                       needs citywide, which includes       Settlement Road.                     use of this bond money came          of White Settlement will be held
preliminary numbers that            in a state to give consent
                                                                       about 74 major roadways. The             While $150 million               from citizen input at town hall      between Jerry Burns and James
showed the city would stand         to participate, the FDA is
                                                                       newly approved 2008 bond             may seem like a large sum            meetings, area school districts,     Ouzts on June 14, if the council
to make around 1.5 million          requiring MedStar to notify
                                                                       program will provide 81 million      of money, many street                neighborhood associations            approves this date in a special
dollars from this agreement.        the cities in which they are
                                                                       dollars toward these road            improvements in Fort Worth,          and the city council members         meeting to be held this Friday at
  There was some confusion          doing the study. MedStar
                                                                       projects.                            including neighborhood street        themselves.                          7 p.m. A candidate must receive
on the part of council member       representatives and other
                                                                           Other road projects              improvements, will come                 Voters in the White               at least 51% of the vote to be
Gunnar Rasmussen on what            medical experts were on hand
                                                                       included in the 2008 bond            from the 2004 bond program,          Settlement I.S.D. voted to keep      declared a winner in a race. City
exactly the council was             to share information about the
                                                                       program include $33 million in       certificates of obligation            board member Lori Ball, who          Council candidate Gene Hatcher
authorizing the city manager        study to the council, but there
                                                                       improvement to neighborhood          approved by the council in 2007,     beat Todd Hatcher for place 7 on     will replace Gunnar Rasmussen for
to do, and indicated he wasn’t      was no action required on the
                                                                       streets and 22.2 million dollars     and a resolution adopted recently    the board of trustees. Ben Davis     place 1 on the W.S. City Council.
sure the council should             part of the city council.
approve a lease that they had         Councilman Gunnar

                                                                       ‘Golf on the range’
not seen. It was explained that     Rasmussen asked if there
this action would allow the         was a standard resolution or
city manager to begin working       notification that the council
with Chesapeake to draw up          needed to publish in local
the final lease, not enter the       papers, or if it wasn’t required
city into one currently. A
motion passed unanimously
                                    if there was one that they
                                    should publish simply to           Leonard offers upscale experience to local golfers
allowing the city manager to        inform citizens. Council
move forward with negotiating       member Don Smith referenced        By Ben Posey                                      the new 4000 square foot golf shop
the lease with Chesapeake.          a brochure about the study                                                           that could easily be mistaken for
  In another order of business,     that the council members had           Fore! That’s right golf fans. It’s time       a ranch house castle if surrounded
the council listened to a           received and asked if that was     to get ready for that once a year golf            by a few cows and horses. But
presentation by MedStar             something that could be made       tournament in Fort Worth. The Crowne              no roughing it here! This new
Ambulance Services regarding        available to the public. The       Plaza Invitational at Colonial is coming May      building doubles the size of the old
a trial study of Hypertonic         MedStar representative offered     19 – 25. I could probably best describe it as     clubhouse and sports a ton of new
Saline, which is a more             both a print and electronic        the best golf playin’, people watchin’, social    equipment for the golf enthusiast.
concentrated IV solution            version that could be made         event of the year.                                The old clubhouse was demolished
than regular saline. This is        available to the city and               But it does more than just raise money       to make room for a new 3-tiered,
a blind study, meaning that         citizens.                          for charity. It puts a fire in us to go out and    7200 square foot practice green.
responding paramedics will             The next order of business      swing a stick or two ourselves. Have you              “This new addition
not know if they are using          was a public hearing regarding     moved those boxes in the garage yet and           compliments the 10,000 square
the standard saline or the          mid year revisions to the          found that set of dusty golf clubs? My son,       foot bent grass putting green and
new Hypertonic Saline. This         operating budget for the           daughter and I have and my wife came home         6,000 square foot chipping and
Hypertonic Saline is                current fiscal year which           with a set of clubs too! In fact, we’ve been      pitching green already in place,”
currently used by several                                              at it since watching Trevor Immelman (the         said Blondell.
                                  See City Council page 6              129th ranked player on the PGA tour) win              Want to practice some driving?
                                                                       The Masters. Go Underdog!                         How about hitting off one of the
                                                                           So where do you go to get the kinks           largest tee boxes around? 300 yards
 Do you                                                                worked out and give those youngsters an           long by 150 yards wide in size,
                                                                       opportunity to develop a love for the game?       the tiff Bermuda field is divided
 use                                                                   There are lots of choices but none nicer that     into 64 mini tee box stations to
 Facebook?                                                             one driving range that sits right in our own      accommodate a house full of
 MySpace?                                                              backyard. That’s right, I’m talking about         golfers. The tee boxes are rotated
                                                                       Leonard Golf Links, “Golf on the Range.”
 Social                                                                    Manager Steve Blondell is excited about             See Leonard page 6               Leonard Golf Links manager Steve Blondell invites you
                                                                                                                                                                in to see the new clubhouse and changes to the facilities.
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Page 2 Wednesday, May 14, 2008                                                                         West Side News                                                               The               Detail

Chamber of Commerce discusses                                                                                                  New postage
upcoming events at monthly meeting                                                                                             prices take Spaghetti benefit supper TONIGHT
By A.C. Hall                         more. The chamber will be

  The White Settlement Area
                                     holding a chili cook-off on the
                                     second day of the event. There
                                                                                                                               effect         The Grace Baptist Church Children’s Ministry is
                                                                                                                                           hosting a Spaghetti Supper TONIGHT, Wednesday,
Chamber of Commerce                  are also booths available for                                                        The price for a one-          May 14th, from 5 PM-6:30 PM in the Family Center
held their monthly general           businesses interested in setting up                                              ounce First-Class stamp           to benefit Joselyn Gallegos and her family. Cost for
membership meeting Tuesday           at the festival.                                                                 increased from 41 to 42
afternoon at Ryan’s Steak House.       Janet Pruett also briefly
                                                                                                                                                        the meal is $10 per adult and $5 for kids under 12.
                                                                                                                      cents this past Monday.
The meeting host this month was      mentioned three events coming                                                    Prices for other mailing
                                                                                                                                                        All proceeds will assist the Gallegos family with their
Safe Haven, an organization that     up on May 17 which are the                                                       services, such as Standard        medical expenses.
provides services and shelter for    senior services parking lot sale,                                                Mail, Periodicals, Package
women in need.                       the pride commission clean            Services (including single-piece Parcel Post), and Special Services will
  Council President Janet Pruett     sweep which will allow citizens to    also changed. The Forever Stamp now costs 42 cents as well.
took the members through their
agenda which included plans
for two big fall events. The first
                                     drop off bulk items and trash at
                                     the municipal complex, and also
                                     the spring kid fish that will be
                                                                               “The Postal Service developed the Forever Stamp for consumers
                                                                           to ease the transition during price changes,” said Postmaster General            Thumbs up
                                                                           John Potter.
is the White Settlement Day
Parade, which now has been set
for the day after Homecoming,
                                     held at Veterans Park.
                                      The speaker this month was
                                     Brandy Ayers from Safe Haven.
                                                                              The Postal Service has sold 5 billion Forever Stamps since the
                                                                           launch last April and plans to have an additional 5 billion in stock to
                                                                           meet the expected demand before the May price change.
                                                                                                                                                                            Thumbs down
October 11. The chamber will         She spoke about some of the               For More postal information, go to www.usps.com                                   Wow….. This community never ceases to amaze
have parade applications available   services that the group offers,                                                                                     us! Due to your heartfelt and generous donations, you made
soon and they are also seeking       but the focus of her speech was a                                                                                   it possible for 60 young ladies and young men to attend the
volunteers to assist the parade.     new program that Safe Haven has                                                                                     Brewer High School 2008 Senior Class Prom. Our counseling
  The second event discussed is
a new event being hosted by the
                                     started entitled Safe Community.
                                     The company is focusing on
                                                                                                       Rhyan                                             department collected approximately one hundred ninety gowns
                                                                                                                                                         from enthusiastic community members and from several caring
City of White Settlement called
Settlers Days. This two day event
                                     White Settlement and Haltom
                                     City with this new program
                                                                                                  Lynn Duddington                                        Texas Christian University sororities. As a result, twenty-five
                                                                                                                                                         young ladies chose that special dress from these donations.
                                                                                                                                                             Once we outfitted these young ladies, we pondered “What
will be held on Oct. 17 and 18       designed to empower citizens             It is with much pride and joy that we introduce to you Rhyan Lynn          about our guys?” With only two weeks before the Prom and 35
and will feature a wide variety      to help identify issues within        Duddington. She was born on February 14, 2008 at 11:15 p.m. She               young men to outfit, we again emailed our WSISD employees
of events. Several streets near      the city and then work with the       weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her proud               asking for monetary donations. In past years, typically on a case
the municipal complex of the         program to fix them.                   parents are Pacer and Jennifer Duddington of White Settlement. G              by case basis, numerous teachers unselfishly, often anonymously,
city will be shut down as citizens     After awarding door prizes the      randparents are Doug and Maricela Craven and Rhonda St.Pierre of              assist these students in need.
enjoy live music, re-enactments,     meeting was adjourned.                White Settlement. Her Great-Grandparents are Chelo and Ramiro                     Our request - especially due to the relentless and tenacious
races, games, crafts, food and                                             Rabago of North Fort Worth and Dick and Linda Duddington of                   work of Mrs. Judy Bogomal, our WSISD Family Resource
                                                                                                                                                         Liaison - spread far and wide beyond the walls of the WSISD.
                                                                           White Settlement.
                                                                                                                                                         Judy quickly contacted our community businesses as well as
Mayor’s Forum this Saturday morning                                                                                                                      several individuals. Within a five day period, enough funds were
                                                                                                                                                         raised to provide tuxedos and boutonnières for our 35 young
                                                                                                                                                         men. THANK YOU!
    Mayor’s Public Forum             one with the Mayor and Staff                                                                                            The Brewer High school counseling staff wholeheartedly
on Saturday, May 17 at City          to discuss any topic or matter.                                                                                     extends our appreciation and gratitude for each donation
Hall from 8:30am – 11:00am.          Coffee and refreshments are                                                                                         contributed by all WSISD employees and each individual in
Forums are come & go, open to        provided. Included will be a                                                                                        our community. We would also like to recognize the following
all residents and businesses of      status report of the on-going                                                                                       community businesses for their donations:
White Settlement, and provide        street improvement projects.                                                                                        Albertsons                          H & R Block
an opportunity to meet one on                                                                                                                            Century 21 – Whitehill and          Mary Poppins
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                                                                                                                                                         Chesapeake Gas                      Neal Suzuki
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Youth golf clinic and concert                                                                                                                            Dillon’s Florist                    S+ P Income Tax
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Page 3 Wednesday, May 14, 2008                                                                  NEWS AND VIEWS                                                                                   The                  Detail

   What does your Internet resumé say about you?                                                                                                                        Congratulations!
  By Christine Hurd                                        •    Wall comments: Again, even if your           research, college admissions officers are also
                                                                profile is set to private, organizations      beginning to act on anonymous tips about
       With the advent of the widespread use                    can view posts you have made on              an applicant’s Facebook page. According
  of social networking sites such as Facebook                   other people’s walls. For example,           to a recent study by the University of
  and Myspace, employers, college admissions                    posing on somebody’s site that               Connecticut, over 21% of admission offices
  officers and Greek organizations are now                       you’re “glad the boss is sick with           admitted to searching social networking sites.
  making hiring and admissions decision based                   pneumonia. He deserves it for                Although it is not a widespread phenomenon
  on profile photos, comments, and blog posts.                   working everyone so hard,” may               yet, it could mean the difference between
                                                                seem like harmless venting, but it           acceptance and denial if one is in a wait-list
  Examples of Internet information                              can lead to firing as well as difficulties     situation. Fraternities and sororities also
  organizations can view:                                       getting a good reference later.              screen potential applicants during rush.
                                                           •    Google search results: To see what a              The most troubling aspect of so much
       •     E-mail address: If you provide an                  quick search can do, type your name          information available on the Internet is the
             e-mail address on a resume, make                   in quotes (e.g. “John Doe”) and go           fact that someone can libel you and face
             sure your address as well as your                  through the first three or so pages. If       no repercussions. Because of the lack of
             signature is appropriate. Messages                 there is a less-than-flattering result that   communications restrictions, even if someone
             signed with “Joe Smith --- The                     could seriously damage your chance           calls you an inappropriate name he cannot
             champion drinker of Aledo” or a                    of being hired, private companies            be sued or fined. On many sites, personal
             screen name of “stripdancer2332”                   will gladly create and “bump up”             information is not required or can easily be
             will not create the air of                         positive results to hide your flaws.          made up, so anonymous comments can be
             professionalism companies desire.             •    Blog posts: While sites like                 posted. Unfortunately, an employer can come
       •     Facebook photos: With the tag system               Livejournal can provide an outlet            across such a post and might prefer to hire
             on Facebook, (users can identify                   for pent-up emotions, this is the            someone with no negative results rather than              Bud and Irma Meeks will be celebrating
             people in photos they post with a                  most potentially damaging venue.             someone who many say negative things about.                  their 60th Wedding Anniversary
             link to that person’s site) an employer            Anything that insults, mocks, or                 Sadly, there is little one can do to prevent
             or officer can view embarrassing                    ridicules a group can be viewed as           such slander, but one can take the initiative              Wednesday, May 21st. They have four
             photos even if your own profile is set              a liability at a company. Almost             to delete anything on his/her site or a
             on private. This not only includes                 any organization would rather have           friends’ that might be viewed as negative.               grown children and have been residents of
             drunken party photos but also photos               a dull ,hard-working employee or             If worst comes to worst, on Feb. 29, 2008
             that indicate you have extreme                     student than a fiery demagogue.               Facebook made it possible to contact it                       White Settlement since 1961.
             political or religious values (ex. an                                                           directly about deleting accounts permanently.
             anarchist symbol in the background).        In addition to the recent trend of employer

                                        A visit to the Holy Land
                                       Dub Skeem is the pen name for Alfred A. (Bud) Meeks. Mr. Meeks was             Empty your pockets. Hold your             dinner! James, a very good friend       and many different kinds of raw
                                       born in the country about eight miles west of the town of Hamilton, Texas.     arms out.” We went through that           of mine, was my roommate. He            vegetables (cucumbers, olives,
                                       With the exception of about two years, he was reared in Hamilton County.       process at all three check points.        is some years younger than I and        tomatoes, onions and the like). If
                                       When World War II started, he, along with his parents and sister, move             At one of these places a man          a world traveler, thank goodness.       we wanted hot bread we had to
                                       to Venice, California where he finished high school and got a B.A. from         asked me if the head came off             He was a big help to me during          cut a slice from a large loaf and
                                       George Pepperdine College. After several years in Alabama, California,         my walking cane. “I guess so,”            the entire tour.                        toast it ourselves. (I am sad to say
                                       and Oklahoma, Bud moved with his family to White Settlement in 1961.           I replied, “but I’ve never had                In order to get to the dining       there were no buttered biscuits at
                                       Bud and his wife Irma have four children, all of whom have graduated           it off.” He grabbed the cane              room from our room it was               the breakfast table.)
                                       from Brewer High School. Bud and Irma have lived in the same house for         and took off with it. In a few            necessary to walk down three                For dinner we had a different
By Dub Skeem                                                                                                          minutes he brought it back with           different halls to the elevator.        kind of meat, some potatoes, and
                                       almost forty years.
                                                                                                                      the head separated from the               After getting to the proper floor,       the raw vegetables left over from
   On May 1, 2007, I along                                                                                            cane. “Why didn’t you put it              we walked some more to get              breakfast. “I never ate so many
with some friends from Fort            another plane to Tel Aviv, Israel.     getting to Frankfurt, so we had
                                       The flight to Frankfort was a           to hurry getting in line to board       back together,” I questioned him,         to where the food was. By the           cucumbers in my life!” James
Worth, joined a tour group                                                                                            “You took it apart.” He either            time we got to the eating place,        told me. Some of the rest of us
bound for Jerusalem, Israel. This      non-stop flight lasting about ten       the plane to Tel Aviv. Before
                                       hours. That’s a long time to sit       we could get on the plane to            didn’t hear me or ignored me and          we must have walked a mile. If          certainly agreed with him.
group was composed of people                                                                                          I was glad.                               I wasn’t hungry when I left my              We did enjoy our trip and
from Texas, Alaska, Colorado           in one seat, being able to walk in     Israel, we had to go through
                                       the aisle only occasionally, with      three check points where we were             After the check points we            room, I was by the time I saw the       visited many historical sites that
and various other places in the                                                                                       were finally able to board the             food.                                   tour groups must visit when in
United States.                         hardly enough room to stretch          searched for weapons, drugs, and
                                       your legs. Of course you can read      contraband. It went something           plane to Tel Aviv. At Tel Aviv we             While we were in Jerusalem          Jerusalem. So many that visiting
   We boarded a plane at Dallas-                                                                                      got a bus to take us to our hotel         we ate breakfast and dinner             all is not possible on just one
Fort Worth International Airport       some, or take a nap. Or watch          like this.
                                       the clouds out the window.                “Put your bag in the x-ray. Pull     in Jerusalem. We were then able           and slept in the same hotel.
that would take us to Frankfort,                                                                                                                                                                               See Holy Land page 6
                                           Our plane was a little late        your shoes off. Pull your belt off.     to clean up and rest for a while          For breakfast we had meat (not
Germany, where we were to catch                                                                                       before we went to supper, I mean          pork), eggs (scrambled or boiled)

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Another Tale from an Old Timer                                                                                                                              THE IDLE AMERICAN
                                                                                                                                                                                              Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury
                                       Old Timer Is
                                                                                                                                                            Nap Time on a Sunday
                                       Yanked Away From                                                                                                     Dr. Newbury is a speaker and author in the Metroplex. He welcomes
                                                                                                                                                            inquiries and comments. Email: newbury@speakerdoc.com Call: 817-
                                       A Musical Career                                                                                                     447-3872. Website: www.speakerdoc.com
                                       piano student playing a recently      the applause was tremendous.
                                                                                                                                                             the ushers by name, asked him to     place miraculously appeared. Pete
                                       learned composition, a talented       This gave me confidence and I
                                                                                                                                                             voice the offertory prayer. There    looked up again, saying, “Never
                                       harmonica player, a singing           quickly came back with another                                                  was a noticeable pause before        mind, Lord. I found one by
                                       group or a short play enacted by      old time song.                                                                  “Joe” cleared his throat, then       myself.”….
                                                                                                                          Senior adults of Arlington’s
                                       a few ambitious students. Noble              My confidence kept rising                                                managed to get out a few hushed              Some of the most repeated
                                                                                                                    Tate Springs Baptist Church
                                       Whitfield was a good harmonica         and I almost imagined myself           filed to the fellowship hall for         words--four, in fact: “I pass to      church stories concern funerals.
Norris Chambers and his wife Ella
                                       player and he readily volunteered     a great singer. I kept returning       a luncheon following Sunday             Henry,” he said.                                 The conclusion of one
have lived in White Settlement over
                                       to do a couple of songs, Connie       with an encore. After about the        morning services a while back.              The next three ushers uttered     graveside service coincided with
60 years. They have raised a family                                                                                                                         the same four words as they           a tremendous burst of thunder
                                       was taking piano lessons and she      fifth number while presenting               Upwards of 200 signed up for
here and have been active in school,                                                                                                                        “passed” to Robert, Charles and       accompanied by a distant
                                       was anxious to show her progress,     my crowd-pleasing bow I felt           the feast, followed by a program,
city and community activities and                                                                                                                           Milton. The latter passed the “hot    lightning bolt and more rumbling
                                       Sally was into acrobatics and she     someone grasp me by the arm            then a benediction voiced by
organizations and still enjoy being                                                                                                                         potato” back to the preacher.         thunder.
                                       wanted to do a few stunts on          and lead me off the stage. I wasn’t    Pastor Bart McDonald.
among the world’s best people.                                                                                             It was 1:30 p.m., and the             “Call for voiced prayers only       The little old widower nudged
                                       the stage and Nedra was taking        led to the back room, but right
                                                                                                                    parson might now wish he had            from folks you know will pray         the pastor, saying, “Well, she’s
                                       a private class called “expression”   down the three steps into the                                                  and not pass,” Dr. Coleman            there.”…
    Way back when I was in about       and was very willing to do her        auditorium. The program stopper        let well enough alone with a final
                                                                                                                    “amen.”…                                instructed….                               It’s but a hop/skip/jump from
the fifth grade and about the same      rendition of a poem. Clifton and      was my sister!                                                                        “Uh-oh’s” involving prayer     country church stories to weekday
                                                                                                                       But no. He had a final question,
time I got my first typewriter, I       another boy kept telling me to do            My sister was a first grade                                              remind Dr. Coleman of another         chuckles that pop up regularly in
                                                                                                                    posed with a smile: “How many
got my first banjo. It was a cheapie    some banjo playing. Clifton even      teacher there and she had endured      of you intend to go home and            foul-up worthy of many chuckles       small town America, often down at
from a junk store in town and          spoke out loud to the teacher.        all she could tolerate of my singing   enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon           in the faculty lounge.                the feed store. At one such store, a
cost a whole two dollars. I had                 “Miss Nunnaly,” he said,     debut. “That is enough,” she said.     nap?” Most hands went up; Jim              A middle-aged Vietnam veteran      youngster, home from college after
wanted a musical instrument for        “Norris plays the banjo real good!    I meekly found a seat and sat          Behringer’s hand didn’t.                whose experience was long in the      his first year there, is working at
quite a while and a banjo was on       We ought to get him up there!”        down, holding my banjo.                     “I thought you enjoy a nap         military and short in the ways of     the loading dock. The lad is happy
the top of the list because my dad           She asked me if I would be      The applause I got when being          every day,” Rev. McDonald said.         Sunday school, joined a men’s         to have a summer job.
                                                                                                                        “You’re right, preacher,” piped     class. Soon, the teacher asked him        As he loads a truck with feed,
said he played one when he was a       on the program. I agreed to do it     taken off the stage was even
                                                                                                                    up Jim’s friend, Larry Carter, “But     to dismiss the class.                 the customer surveys clouds
youngster. He still knew a few old     but soon began to wonder if I had     louder than that I had received                                                   His response, in a commanding      gathering overhead. “Them are
favorite tunes like Leather Britches   made a good choice. I worried         while performing. I guess I was        he doesn’t need two, and he got a
                                                                                                                    good one during the sermon.”…           voice:      “All     right,   men.    serious clouds, young man,” the
and Get Along Home Cindy.              about it the whole week-end and       embarrassed but I’m sure I didn’t                                              Dismissed!”…                          farmer says.
                                                                                                                          Lucien Coleman, long-time
     In a few days I had learned       when Monday morning dawned            feel as bad about it as she did.                                                   Many’s the time that folks with           “Sir, I mean no disrespect,
                                                                                                                    preacher and retired seminary
to pick out some tunes from the        bright and clear I carried my old           Looking back now I can see       prof, has offered tips by the tons to   no speaking parts at church and       but I must disagree with you,”
records we had for our old wind-       banjo to school. Everybody stared     how she must have felt seeing          preachers in training. “Particularly    who don’t get there often make        the student counters. “I’ve been
up phonograph. My first one             and pointed as I walked across the    her little brother make such a         in the early going, ‘do church’ the     promises they don’t expect to keep.   studying meteorology in college,
was Papa’s Billy Goat, then came       school yard and into our room. I      fool of himself before the whole       way they’ve always done it,” he         One man, call him “Pete,” is an       and I am certain that these are not
Golden Slippers, Wreck of the Old      stood the musical instrument in a     school. She probably should have       advised.                                excellent example. He’s in a sweat,   Sirius clouds, but are Cumulus
97, Little Brown Jug and a few         corner. It was a real curiosity and   removed me sooner.                              Dr. Coleman remembers          having circled the block several      clouds instead.”…
                                                                                                                    countless        times         when     times looking for a parking space.          “I admit, son, that I’ve never
others of that caliber. I guess my     students in all three grades had to        And what hurt me just as bad,
                                                                                                                    “unannounced alterations” to “the       He’s due at an important meeting      been to college,” the farmer
biggest mistake was thinking that      go by and examine it. Some even       or even a little worse, was what                                               and is on the cusp of being late.     responds. “But a man can know
I was a singer. I sang all of these    went so far as to plunk on the        Carl said to me at recess.             way they did church” went awry.
                                                                                                                          One, for example, occurred               Looking up to heaven, he       stuff without college, and I know
old songs with good volume. I          strings.                                 “Norris, we just kept applauding                                            prays, “Lord, have mercy on me! If    about clouds.
                                                                                                                    when a young preacher substituted
suspect that the quality of the               Soon we marched up the         you back so we wouldn’t have to                                                you’ll just give me a parking place         There ain’t but two kinds of
                                                                                                                    for the long-time pastor at a small
sound was not top notch but            stairs to the auditorium and we       go back to classes!”                   country church. When it was time        right now, I’ll go to church every    clouds--clouds that are serious,
Clifton and a few others thought       performers went to the little room    I have thought about this episode      to take the offering, four ushers       Sunday from now on, and I’ll give     and clouds that ain’t.
it was great. Clifton even began to    behind the stage while everyone       for many years and have tried          came forward…..                         up whiskey and gambling.”                     And them moving in here
talk of getting a guitar.              else seated themselves in the         hard to determine if there was             The sub, remembering one of            At that very moment, a parking     today are serious clouds.”
       Our school had a student        large viewing area. After three or    any fun in it. Remind me to tell
assembly upstairs in the auditorium    four acts it became time for me       you about the time our band,
every Monday morning and               to perform. I took my old long        the Jolly Farm Boys, played over
the program presentation was           necked banjo and strolled out on      the radio station in Brady – they
assigned to a different teacher each
week. When our teacher, Miss
Nunnaly, was given the job she
                                       the stage. There was immediate
                                       applause from the audience. This
                                       was the first time a banjo player
                                                                             liked us there. They liked us over
                                                                             the Dublin station and a couple
                                                                             of us did all right over a Mexican
                                                                                                                         West Freeway Church of Christ
began to see what our room could       had presented himself as an           station.
offer in the way of entertainment.
Entertainment usually consisted
of someone reciting a poem, a
                                       entertainer. With my loud raspy
                                       voice I sang Papa’s Billy Goat. I
                                       finished and bowed politely. Again
                                                                                 Maybe this first experience was
                                                                             what musicians refer to as “Paying
                                                                             your dues!” I guess it was FUN!
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 Pop Culture                  with A.C. Hall
                                                                           A.C. at the movies!
                                     Let them know                                                                       Speed Racer: An early summer gem
                                                                              When you spend every Friday in         hard decisions and race not only       look into some of the most
                                          I spoke a few weeks ago about    the theater watching new releases         for sport, but for his very life.      thrilling action sequences you’ll
                                      how I’ve been reading more books     and several nights throughout the              Yeah, yeah, it doesn’t sound      ever see and you’ve already got
                                      lately, and how I was very glad to   week watching movies on DVD,              all that amazing, I know. And          all the reason you need to see
                                      be doing so again. Getting away      it’s hard to find yourself truly           I’m quite sure that you all            this film.
                                      from the computer screen and         inspired or amazed by something           remember the cartoon, which was               However, the movie had
                                      the television and losing myself     in a film. Speed Racer is a movie          ridiculously cheesy and ultimately     more than that going for it,
                                      in some great fiction is always       that, quite honestly, I wasn’t            annoying to most of us. It all         with a story that is surprisingly
A.C. Hall graduated from Brewer                                            looking forward to. It seemed             adds up into a movie that just had     deep. It’s told in a refreshingly
                                      a wonderful experience, and I
High School in 1999 and has been                                           to be a forgettable entry into a          nothing in it that got me excited.     interesting way, with inventive
writing ever since. His work has been always find myself thankful to        summer movie season that was              Seeing the heavily computer            flashbacks,       cuts,    jumps,
featured in several anthologies and   the author who created the book.
                                                                           sure to be full of much better            generated film in the trailers just     and other neat storytelling
comic books over the past few years.  Most people who are readers
A.C. has written and released his own have a high appreciation of the      films. But now I’m not so sure.            made it seem like a strange, hyper-    techniques that you almost never
books as well. Keep up with A.C. and authors who write good books,              Based on the cartoon of the          fast movie with very little depth.     see. Add on the surprisingly
buy his books by visiting www.achall.                                      same name, Speed Racer is a               But, having now seen it, I have to     great acting by Emile Hirsch
net.                                  so my question for you this week     fantastical tale of a family of           say that the trailers do this film      as Speed Racer, Scott Porter as
                                      is, why don’t you tell the authors   racers in a unique over the top           no justice, and that Speed Racer       Rex Racer, and John Goodman,
themselves how much you enjoy their work?                                  world.     The main character,            absolutely blew me away.               Susan Surandon, and Matthew
      As a low level, aspiring, very moderately read novelist/fiction       Speed Racer, is following in his               The first thing you have to        Fox and you’ve got a movie that       on. At the worst, your kids will
author myself, I can’t tell you how much it means when people send         big brother’s footsteps as he takes       understand about this movie is         was just flat out amazing.             love it and you’ll have seen one
me feedback about my books or stories that they’ve read. Writing,          part in thrilling races that are like     that it is truly visually unique.           THE VERDICT: There’s a           of the most original films created
more so than any other undertaking I can think of, is a truly lonely       something out of a videogame.             In this day and age it’s nearly        chance that Speed Racer isn’t for     in the past decade. At the best
profession. For me, it’s 11 at night until 3 in the morning, sitting in    Of course it’s not long before a          impossible to do something             everyone. The movie is almost         you’ll agree with me that this is
                                                                           corrupt corporation that controls         that is totally original, but the      overwhelmingly unique and             an absolute triumph of a film that
the dark at my desk. Writing a novel is a lengthy, time consuming,
                                                                           racing comes sniffing around,              Wachowski brothers (best known         might be too much for people          just may be one of the best we see
draining, lonely pursuit, and while it feels indescribably amazing to
                                                                           promising to make Speed and his           for their Matrix trilogy) have         who don’t enjoy things outside        all summer. There’s no doubt in
complete one, it’s really not until you hear from someone who’s read                                                                                                                              my mind that when it comes to
                                                                           family miserable since they refuse        created an insanely vibrant world      the norm. However, with a
it. They’ve gone through the journey with you at that point, and           to partner with the corporation.          that is unlike anything you’ve         family friendly PG rating, this is    Speed Racer you should “SEE IT
I’ve been truly touched by the people who have responded to me             Speed is forced to make some              ever seen before. Add that great       the perfect movie to take a chance    NOW.”
after they’ve read one of my books or short story collections.
     But, you say, there’s a difference between emailing a lowly, self
                                                                                                                                                                        Wesley weighs in on IronMan
publishing author such as A.C. Hall and emailing a professionally,
nationally published author. And I would respectfully disagree.
I finished a novel a few nights ago, went to the webpage of the
author that was printed in the back of the book, used a link to
                                                                           THE WAY I SEE IT BY WESLEY KITE
                                                                                                                          But in latest film in this genre   his life. However, the terrorists     Spiderman movies, but if you
email the author and tell him how much I enjoyed his work, and
                                                                                                                     that was based upon the Marvel         force Tony and Yinsen to reproduce    look at the Hulks, the Daredevils,
had received an email response from him within an hour. The same                                                     Comic of the same name, Iron Man       the new destructive Jericho missile   The Fantastic Fours, the X-Men,
thing happened to a friend of mine a few weeks ago.                                                                  was very refreshing. In the movie,     Tony was demonstrating from           by comparison, well, there’s no
      But what about the big names? John Grisham, Dean Koontz,                                                       Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)         parts of other weapons.               comparison.
and gasp, even Stephen King? Well, granted, the chances of them                                                      is the CEO of Stark Industries             Instead, Tony decides to build           This movie was refreshing
sending you a personal response within an hour probably isn’t very                                                   which produces advanced weapon         a suit of armor with Yinsen’s help.   and I just loved it. Really the only
high. But no matter how big a writer gets, they still go through the                                                 systems for the U.S. military.         The suit gives Tony the strength      negative thing I can say about
same process to write a book. Like I said above, it’s long and tough                                                 Tony’s father started the company      and protection to be able to escape   it was that some of the scenes, a
and you’re on your own throughout it. I can’t imagine that hearing                                                   after WWII, and after his death        the terrorists. Back in America,      very, very few of the scenes, are
from a fan would ever get old, even for the biggest authors of our                                                   Tony inherited the company,            Tony builds a better suit of armor    dragged out.
time.                                                                                                                worth billions. Tony lives the life    which gives him superhuman                But other than that this film is
                                                                           Wesley Kite is an eighth grader at
                                                                                                                     of a hard-drinking, rich ladies’       strength with the ability to fly.      pretty much perfect. It’s definitely
     Last week I marveled over how Youtube is changing how we can          Brewer Middle School. He enjoys
                                                                                                                     man, but he is also a genius who       With the help of his personal         worth a night out at the movies.
look at politicians and elections. This week is another love letter to     playing in the band, reading,
                                                                                                                     has invented many high-tech items      assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth       The violence is broad and in
the Internet. It’s an amazing age we live in that I can finish a book,      playing keyboard, gaming and, of
                                                                                                                     for the company.                       Paltrow) and Air Force Lieut.         some parts brutal. There is some
and two hours later have had a conversation with the guy who wrote         course, going to the movies with his
                                                                                                                           Tony flies to Afghanistan to      Colonel Jim Rhodes (Terrence          suggestive content as well., so leave
it via email. If you’ve read something that moved you or that you          friends. Welcome back, Wesley.
                                                                                                                     demonstrate a new weapons test to      Howard), Tony vows to protect         the little ones at home. (Not by
enjoyed, take the time to tell the author so. In my mind, it’s the              Okay let’s face it. There are        the United States Air Force. On his    the world as Iron Man.                themselves of course.) I’d also like
least I can do to repay them for the amazing things they create and        a lot of horrible superhero films          way back to his plane, his convoy                 This movie was sheer       to say kudos on the special effects
share.                                                                     such as The Hulk, to Daredevil,           is attacked by terrorists, and Tony    entertainment. That’s all there       as they were very convincing.
     Got a question, comment, criticism, or just want to talk about Pop    and let’s not forget the 1980 film         is wounded by a Stark Industries       is to it. It has a perfect balance        This film is a great way to kick
Culture or life in general? A.C. welcomes any and all email and can be     Flash Gordon whose only positive          missile. Tony is captured and held     of comedy and action and was          off the summer. Make sure you
reached at freejenkins@gmail.com                                           quality is the fact Queen did the         hostage in a cave with Yinsen          finally a great Marvel film.            SEE IT IN THEATERS, 4 1/2
                                                                           soundtrack.                               (Shaun Toub), a doctor who saves       Don’t get me wrong, I loved the       out of 5 stars.

      OPEN:                                                                Top Ten Greatest



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                                                                           By Wesley Kite
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                                                                              This is a follow-up to a list of top
                                                                           ten movie quotes of all time that I
                                                                           wrote a few months ago. I like Top
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                                                                           my lists are not scientific, and all
       Groups Welcome - FREE Admission                                     of my lists are based upon my own          Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is set                 Seen a movie that you want to sound off
                                                                           opinion and not by popular vote.           to continue the film franchise based on                  on? Agree or disagree with one of our movie
                                                                              Wesley’s Top Ten Greatest Bands         the beloved C. S. Lewis books of the same               reviews? Make your voice known by sending
                                                                           of all Time                                name. If you still haven’t seen Iron Man                us a comment at grizzlydetail.com and you
                                                                            10. The Police
                                                                            9. Pink Floyd
                                                                                                                      or Speed Racer, the first two great films of              just may see your opinion in print!
                                                                            8. Creedence Clearwater Revival
                                                                             7. Bruce Springsteen and the East
                                                                           Street Band
                                                                            6. The Eagles
                                                                            5. The Rolling Stones
                                                                            4. Led Zeppelin
                                                                            3. Journey
                                                                            2. The Beatles
                                                                              And the number 1 greatest band
                                                                           of all time is

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Leonard                                     continued from front...                                                    Holy Land                               continued from pg 3

so that fresh turf is available                                                                                        tour. There’s Mount Moriah,            opening. The stone is not there,           Hezekiah became Judah’s
for every golfer and it takes                                                                                          where Solomon built a temple to        but there is evidence that there       twelfth king in 726 B.C. During
approximately a 30-day cycle to                                                                                        God, and the wailing wall, where       was one.                               his reign Sennacherib, head
move through the 45,000 square                                                                                         Jews come to weep and pray for             Above and to the right of          of the Assyrian Army, invaded
yards of turf.                                                                                                         their nation and the coming of         the tomb there are some caves          Judah. Hezekiah, fearing a siege
    “It’s amazing how fast the turf                                                                                    the messiah. Some of the Jews          in the face of the cliff. When         of Jerusalem and the loss of some
grows back in. We have a great                                                                                         used to write their prayers on         viewed from a particular angle,        of its water supply, had a tunnel
grounds crew here,” Blondell                                                                                           paper and put them in cracks in        these caves look like the eye and      cut through solid rock from the
said.                                                                                                                  the wall, probably some still do.      nose sockets of a skull. There is      Pool of Siloam, inside the city
    If you haven’t lived in the area                                                                                       There’s the “Dome of the           room on top of the cliff for three     wall to Gihon Spring outside the
very long, you might not know                                                                                          Rock,” and the museum which            crosses. Is this where Jesus was       city wall.
some of the rich Fort Worth                                                                                            contains some of the “Dead Sea         crucified? The people who have              One crew of workmen began
History that goes along with                                                                                           Scrolls.” You can visit the “Pool      control of this garden and tomb        work at the Pool of Siloam,
Leonard Golf Links. You’ll have                                                                                        of Soliam” where the blind man         advertise it as the place where the    working toward Gihon. Another
to go all the way back to 1918                                                                                         washed the clay from                                                                    crew started work at the
when Marvin Leonard opened                                                                                             his eyes and could                                                                      spring working toward
a small store in Fort Worth                                                                                            see, and The “Upper                                                                     Siloam. When the two
that sold groceries and then                                                                                           Room” where it is                                                                       crews met, they lacked
partnered up with his brother                                                                                          claimed that Jesus ate                                                                  about four feet meeting
Obie to create Leonard Brothers                                                                                        the “Last Supper” with                                                                  “head on.” Each crew
Department Store that became                                                                                           his disciples. There are                                                                could hear the voices
a Saturday shopping event for            Club Fitting Professional Steve Russell discusses data obtained from a        many more, but there                                                                    of the other crew. They
people across the state. In May of device that measures speed swing, ball angle and ball rotation with client          are two that are of                                                                     had only to dig out the
1994, Marty Leonard, a life-long John Vicknair, a systems engineer at Lockheed.                                        special interest that I                                                                 rock between them and
golfer herself, opened Leonard                                                                                         would like to describe                                                                  water flowed through
Golf Links. Many of the antique                                   So what is all that other construction still going   in more detail.                                                                         the tunnel.
                                                              on in that area you ask? Not known to many                                                                                                           This was an amazing
tractors and implements located on the range came                                                                        The Garden
from the Leonard Farm. In 1997, Leonard sold the              residents in the area, the Nike Golf Research and                                                                                                feat in itself, but when
                                                              Development facility is located right next door to       Tomb. This place
property to an investment firm where it changed                                                                         is probably visited by                                                                   you think that the
                                                              Leonard Golf Links. Not open to the public, this                                     Pool of Siloam in Israel                                     crew was working from
ownership several times over the next 4 years. In                                                                      more people than any
2001, Marty Leonard purchased the property back               facility contains Lasers, cameras and computers                                                                                                   Siloam had to gradually
                                                              (even a so-called Iron Byron) that analyze every         other tourist site in
where “Golf on the Range” began its trek forward.                                                                      Jerusalem. The garden has many                                                           elevate their part of the
   The facility offers                                                                                                 olive trees --- almost enough to        body of Jesus was buried when it      tunnel (sort of like going uphill)
custom club fitting                                                                                                     keep the place shaded, many             was taken from the cross. This        and the crew working toward
by Steve Russell, who                                                                                                  kinds of flowers, and shrubs of          may be true, but there is another     Siloam had to gradually lower
has worked on staff                                                                                                    various kinds. There are tables         place that makes the same claim.      their part (like going downhill) it
since 2003. All the                                                                                                    and benches where one may sit              Another site that interested       is even more amazing.
major manufacturers                                                                                                    and meditate or read, or a group        me was Hezekiah’s Tunnel.                 The tunnel is still there. It
have a specialized                                                                                                     may have a devotion.                    King David was the second             is about six hundred yards long,
club fitting program                                                                                                        This garden is at the base of a     king of Israel. He captured the       and it averages two and one-
that accurately fits                                                                                                    limestone cliff. A tomb has been Jebusite City of Jerusalem and               half feet wide, and six feet high.
shaft length, flex,                                                                                                     carved out of the limestone --- a       make it the capital city of Israel.   Some of the people on our tour
grip size and head                                                                                                     tomb large enough for more than When the kingdom divided,                     walked through it. I didn’t! I’m
angle to each person’s                                                                                                 one body. There is a track in           part of the kingdom retained the      afraid of close places.
posture, height and                                                                                                    front of the tomb where a large         name “Israel” and part was called         A tour of Israel is a great way
flexibility. Russell                                                                                                    stone could be rolled to close the      “Judah.” Jerusalem was then the       to spend a few days’ vacation, but
says he likes the fact                                                                                                                                         capital of Judah.                     I wouldn’t want to live there.
that he can take
a golfer out onto
the tee box and let
them hit a variety
                           Sixty-Four tee boxes are used to accommodate the many golfers that practice at
                           Leonard Golf Links. A covered tee area is also available for inclement weather.
                                                                                                                       City Council                                   continued from front cover
                                                                                                                       ends on Sept. 30. Before beginning the hearing,              The City of White Settlement Public Works
of clubs and see for       Hallide lights give golfers the chance to hit in the evening.
                                                                                                                       Assistant City Manager Don Ives gave a report on           Director Randy Brown brought the next item of
themselves what
                                                                                                                       the budget to date. The highlight of that report was       business before the council which was a possible
flight pattern the ball
                                                              angle of the stance and stroke of a golfer. Here they    that the collected sales taxes are running 5% higher       amendment to the building regulations of the city.
takes versus hitting into a hitting net.
                                                              develop the clubs of the future and keep the Nike        than last year, with the city on track to collect over     The purpose of the amendment was written as
    “It allows the golfer to truly feel and see how a
                                                              Team Players custom fitted to perfection. They are        2 million dollars for this fiscal year.                     being “to clarify the requirements for the condition
custom club affects their game,” says Russell.
                                                              currently building several putting and chipping           Some of the budget amendments that were                   of less than fifty percent of value and more than
    Professional instruction is also available at
                                                              greens that will be used in the testing of clubs and     being asked for were to cover insurance costs, a           fifty percent of value and also the criteria for setting
Leonard Golf Links. Almost a half dozen teaching
                                                              equipment. You never know, some Nike Team                wire welder tool that is broken beyond repair,             value.” This is in regard to a building that needs
professionals conduct ladies’ clinics, junior clinics,
                                                              Players might be spotted out and about on that           and higher than projected gas prices. There were           repairs that surpass more than fifty percent of the
short game clinics, full swing clinics and individual
                                                              special corner of West Fort Worth.                       some Economic Development Corporation budget               value to the property. If a building is damaged to
                                                                                                                       amendments mentioned, three of which were for              this degree, this would allow the city to make an
                                                                                                                       the purchase of parcels of land and the fourth             order for the building to be repaired or demolished.
                                                                                                                       regarding the cost to assist a new hotel on the I-         This would help keep buildings and properties from

Before you head out to Colonial week..                                                                                 30 access road with installing sewer lines to their
                                                                                                                       property. There were two new vehicles mentioned
                                                                                                                       in the amendments; One was a replacement for a
                                                                                                                       wrecked police vehicle that was ordered last year
                                                                                                                                                                                  falling into extremely substandard conditions. A
                                                                                                                                                                                  motion was made to approve this amendment and
                                                                                                                                                                                  it passed unanimously.
                                                                                                                                                                                    The next order of business was presented by
Check out these tips                                                                                                   but didn’t arrive until this fiscal year, and the other     Assistant City Manager Don Ives. It was a
Find Out When Your Favorite             your experience at the                  entrance/exit. If you must use a       a vacuum truck that was also ordered last year but         resolution that would allow the City of White
Players Tee Off                         tournament.                             communications device, please          wasn’t received until this year. There was also an         Settlement to be reimbursed for expenditures
                                                                                keep it turned off and limit its       ammunition order from the past fiscal year that has         incurred towards the Farmers Branch Flood
    Daily pairings will                 Daily Pairing Sheet and Course
                                                                                use to when you are in a golf          just now come in for the crime district.                   Reduction Project. This would allow the city
be posted on www.                       Map
                                                                                shop, hospitality area, or the          There was no one present who wished to speak on           to reimburse itself for expenses incurred on the
CrownePlazaInvitational.com                 Pick up a daily pairing sheet
                                                                                Crowne Plaza Lounge food court         this matter, so the public hearing was closed and          project before the bond money comes in. Council
as well as www.pgatour.com/             for a course map and standings,
                                                                                – well away from play on the golf      a motion was made by the council to approve the            member Rasmussen made a motion to approve this
tournaments/r021 .                      and to find out when the players
                                                                                course.                                mid year amendments as presented. This motion              resolution and it passed unanimously.
    Thursday and Friday pairings        tee off. Pairing sheets are available                                          passed unanimously.                                          The following agenda item also dealt with the
are determined on Tuesday before        near entrances and at selected          Golf Course Behavior/Spectator
                                                                                                                        Next, the council considered awarding a bid for           upcoming Farmers Branch project. It was to
the tournament begins, with             locations on the tournament             Etiquette
                                                                                                                       the Tarrant County Community Development                   possibly approve a resolution that would authorize
each golfer playing one day in          grounds. The map will help                  All the tournament
                                                                                                                       Block Grant Project, which this year is a project          the city’s consultants and staff to prepare for the
the morning and the other day           you locate concessions stands,          contestants are invited guests of
                                                                                                                       for sanitary sewer and water line replacement              issuance and sale of bonds. City Manager Jimmy
in the afternoon. Saturday and          restrooms, first aid stations, and       Colonial, and should be treated
                                                                                                                       for the 500 block of Parkside. There were nine             Burnett stated this would take about 45 to 60 days
Sunday pairings are based on a          other on-course services.               with courtesy and respect. As
                                                                                                                       bids received for the project, but the low bidding         to prepare, and Mayor Ouzts stated that this is also
player’s score, with the leaders            The professionals usually           the great Bobby Jones said, “In
                                                                                                                       company had no past history with work such as this         the amount of time it is going to take the corps of
teeing off last. Free daily pairing     play in threesomes on Thursday          golf, customs of etiquette and
                                                                                                                       and city staff instead recommended that the council        engineers to finalize the properties that will need to
sheets will also be available at the    and Friday and twosomes on the          decorum are just as important
                                                                                                                       accept the second lowest bid, which was made by            be bought out in the city. A motion was made to
tournament.                                                                     as rules governing play.” It is
                                                                                                                       Rogers Construction Company, a company that has            approve this resolution and it passed unanimously.
    Pro-am tee times                                                            appropriate for spectators to
                                                                                                                       done work for the city of White Settlement in the            The council adjourned into a closed door
for Monday and                                                                  applaud or cheer successful
                                                                                                                       past. The bid was for 168,385 dollars, of which the        executive session to deliberate the purchase,
Wednesday will also                                                             strokes by a player, but excessive
                                                                                                                       city would be responsible for 86 thousand dollars.         exchange, lease, or value of real property. When
be posted on the                                                                demonstrations are not
                                                                                                                       Councilman Don Smith made a motion to pass                 they reconvened in the council chambers the Mayor
website. There are no                                                           appropriate because of possible
                                                                                                                       the resolution that would accept this bid and this         stated that they had no action to take on this
pre-scheduled times                                                             effect on other competitors.
                                                                                                                       motion passed unanimously.                                 matter. With that the meeting was adjourned.
for practice rounds                                                             Spectators should never applaud
on Tuesday – players                                                            or cheer the misfortune or
come and go all day.                                                            misplay by a competitor.
Parking                                 weekends. Check the scoreboards
                                        when you arrive, to find out
                                                                                Spectators should remain
                                                                                quiet immediately prior to and
                                                                                                                             Your Community,                             Frontline
    Public park-and-shuttle lots                                                                                                Your Pa per
                                                                                throughout a player’s swing or
are available at nearby TCU
football stadium, off of Stadium
                                        who the leaders are and where
                                        they are on course. One way to          putt, withholding any reaction
                                                                                until a swing or putting stroke is
                                                                                                                                                                    Christian Fellowship
Drive, all week. For spectators         tell the players from the front
                                        or from a distance is to look for       completely finished.                    The Grizzly Detail
attending the Monday Pro-Am,                                                                                                                                       “About to Shake the world for Christ”
Youth Clinic or Tuesday practice        their caddies, who wear color-              If following a group or player
rounds on those two days, there         coded vests (with their player’s        from hole to hole, spectators
                                        name on the back). Each caddy           should remain still until all                                                                 Come and fellowship with us!
is no charge, and no admission
ticket required for the course.         in the group will have a different      players in that group have                  Subscribe Today!                                         Service times:
                                        color-trimmed vest. Next to each        completed their shots, or putts                                                                     Saturday 7 p.m.
    Beginning Wednesday
                                        group’s listing in the Pairings         on the green, and then move on
the parking charge is $10 per
                                        Sheet is an indicator of which          to the next shot or hole.                 Only $28 a year for                                 Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
vehicle, which includes the brief
                                        caddy is wearing which vest             Autograph Items                              mail service
five-minute shuttle ride. Also
                                        that day, so you can quickly                Posters and autograph items                                                                        810 S.Cherry Ln.
beginning Wednesday, the public
                                        determine which group or player
may park at nearby Farrington
                                        you are looking at.
                                                                                larger than 8” x 12” should not
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Field, off of University Drive,                                                 be brought to the tournament.
for $10 per vehicle, including          Phones                                  Clipboards are prohibited. On          phone or online at www.
the shuttle ride. There is an               Since cell phones are               tournament days, you should not           grizzlydetail.com                                        www.Frontlineftw.com
informational video on the              prohibited on the golf course at        ask a pro for his autograph until
shuttle that will help maximize         PGA TOUR events, a courtesy             after his round is completed.                                                    “A Place Where The Lights Are On 24-7”
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Fifth Six Weeks’ Honor Roll                                                                                    Tannahill Sixth Grader Attends Junior National
North Elementary                                                                                               Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.
First Grade                                                                  LIBERTY                                  Tannahill Intermediate
                                                                                                               School sixth grader Sam
                                                                                                                                                    about leadership by studying
                                                                                                                                                    the leaders of the past and by
Ivan Alfaro, Katelyn Carter, Allen Katie Cowley, Sydney Crosby, (Corban)
Erter, Kinsey Force, Tayler Hall, Conor Hammack, Billy Harned,             ELEMENTARY                          Gmuer recently attended the          focusing on social advocacy
Jordan Holecamp, Deyda Humphress, Nicolas Jairala, Ian Johnson,                                                Junior National Young Leaders        to make a positive impact in
Taylor Magana, Robert Martinez, Leah Meyers, Janet Oosub, Earnest          Ms. Janzen – 1L1                    Conference in Washington             their homes and communities.
Parks, Jordyn Phillips, Breonna Reed, Anabelle Sherill, David Smith,       Cody Bailey, Trevor Bridgewater,    D.C. His former teacher,             Through an examination of
Eric Thompson, Gabrieal Winters, Grady Kearby, Shawna Malugen,             Zachary Goodwin, Caden              Vickie Hanson, nominated             both different historical time
Norma Montelongo, Gracie Musick, Ashley Solis, Danielle Stuard, Louis      Kessler, Diana Velasquez            Gmuer for his academic merit         periods and characteristics of
Vandiver, Dylan Thomas, Richard Stewart, Meagan Sanders, Joshua                                                and leadership potential and         leadership, students gain a
Safewright, Akelia Pikes, Emma Pearson, Haley Jackson, Kelsey Hicks,       Ms. White – 1L2                     maturity.                            better understanding of what
Alyssa Estep, Caitlyn Dowis, Alejandra Briones, Sequoria Brewer, Kaylee    Israel Andrade, Mikala Clarson,            The conference offers         it takes to become an effective
George, Michael Harp, Sarah Santangelo, Kelsey Bushey, Yanique Hill,       Thomas      Dorosky,     Adam       mature, high-achieving sixth         leader.
Claudia Avila, Jesse Escamilla, Arnold Esparza, Alexia Liszt, Christian    Duncan, Joshua Hohnstreiter,        and seventh grade students               His parents are Chandi and
Ramirez, Bryce Ramsey, Zachary Sanchez                                     Mollie Molinar, Dylan Parham,       the opportunity to learn             Amanda Gmuer.
                                                                           Mattison     Parker,    Chalee
Second Grade                                                               Pittman, Madison Porter, Karla

                                                                                                               BREWER MIDDLE SCHOOL NJHS 2008 INDUCTEES
Jaime Hernandez, Chyna Holloway, Tyler Kelly, Cali Benton, Michael         Renteria
Duncan, Colton Hayden, Rylee Miller, Tyler Seymour, Blake Shockey,
Andrea Soto, Jamie Blassingame, Alyssa Chism, Madaline Dunbar,             Ms. Wilde – 1L3
Balinda Lake, Kaitlyn Lambert, Patric Martin, Kyndell Mefford, Elizabeth   Savannah Crawford,       Trevor    7th Graders
Neel, Amber Worden, Cater Starr                                            Tkadlec                            Ables, Austyn Ray; Annis, Kristen Ranelle; Armstrong, Branden Lloyd; Ash, Jade Presley; Beavers, Rebecca
                                                                                                              Lynn; Blanco, Adriana Merced; Bradley, Alainee Ray; Brannum, Brandon Scott; Bruce, Ashlyn Brianna;
Third Grade                                                                Ms. Dorosky – 1L4                  Calhoun, Marisa Michelle; Campbell, Douglas Scott; Canady, Gareth Connor; Causey, Kayleigh Ranae;
Elizabeth Spears, Daniel Bowie, Brenden Cowley, Alyssa Wallis, Chris       Elvira    Cortes,       Adulfo     Clark, Andrew John; Corniel, Adian James; Cotton, Emily Michelle; Cox, Kaylee Nicole; Craft, Rebecca
Salts, Dylan Chan, Caelen Palmer, Kayla Johnson, Taryn Kearby, Bridget     Dominguez, Angel Dominguez,        Nicole; Davis, Katelyn Joy; Dewitt, Jennifer Nicole; Eldredge, Jonathan Glenn; Evans, Andrew; Franco,
Caston, Carma Farley, Eric Gurtner, Myrranda Harp, Caleb Walker            Keila Hernandez, Melissa           Stacy; Franklin, Brandon Lee; Goodnight, Madison Renae; Griffith, Garrett Ellis; Grissom Zechariah
                                                                           Infante, Melanie Meneses,          Ananias; Hammons, Gwendolyn Nicole; Herfeldt, Daniel Alexander; Hernandez, Adriana; Hill, David
Fourth Grade                                                               Karen Navarro, Yulisa Pimienta     Joseph; Holloway, Kirsten Ashley; Hooten, Jared Ray; Howard, Skyler Don; Huckabee, Amber Nicole;
Courtney Hoover, Mackenzie Phillips, Kinsey McGlasson, Kenzie                                                 Hughes, Spencer Samuel; Jackson, Kierra Enette; Jent, Shane Lee; Jividen, Sawyer Jarrett; Jones, Danyielle
Barnett, Stephen Mashburn, Taylor Hoover                                   Ms. Harris – 2L1                   Cheree; Juarez, Addison Antonio; Keesy, John Alex; Kern, William Logan; Khalid, Humza; Kim, Jin Wook;
                                                                           Lauren     Atkinson,    Jenna      Kirkelie, Taylor Na’Cole; Kromer, Timothy James; Lee, Jane J; Long, Hayliane Blythe; Lopez, Marissa
                                                                           Lightsey, Griselda Mendieta,
BLUE HAZE ELEMENTARY                                                       Victoria Montes, Davis Gowan,
                                                                                                              Marie; Lorance, Darby Lynn; Martinez, Lauren Aileen; Martinez, Phillip Brandon; McCarty, Morgan Cole;
                                                                                                              Mitchell, Gavin L; Montes, Luis Manuel; Neilson, Michael Thomas; Novick-Phillips, Sophia Nicole; Ortiz,
FIRST GRADE                                                                Christopher Trinidad, Madison      Megan Nicole; Parsons, Kevin James; Patterson, Joshua Blake; Phillips, Xavier Jamal; Pierce, Whittanie
Alexandria Cannon, Rockelle Surel, Alexi Tercero, Gabbi Bristow, Ben       Molinar                            Lashay; Pierson, Quenia Yenis; Quirarte, Abraham; Raka, Gentiana; Reed, Miranda Lynn; Reyes, Juan
Cooper, Lesley Perry, Emeleigh Sherrin, Connor Sims, Kathryn Stevens,                                         Erick; Reyes, Rebecca Itzel; Reynolds, Caitlyn Blair; Roberts, Lauren Brooke; Robles, Jose; Rome, Alexandria
Savanna Torres, Taylor Wilks, Lexie Williams, Taylor Bresnahan, Cindy      Ms. Harkrider – 2L2                Sierra; Salazar, Olivia Abigail; Scott, Nathan Bradley; Sedita, Tristan Evan; Senn, Jessica Leah; Shackleford,
Hernandez, Jordan Matous, Michelle Taylor, Kate Van Wyk, Tabitha           Zachary      Anable,      Lane     Skylar Monet; Shannon, Joshua Kyle; Shealey, Daja Corren; Shirley, Makayla Dawn; Simmons, Christopher
Youngblood, Hunter Thompson, Taylor Banda, Gissell Orozco, Aidan           Bridgewater, Garren Crow,          Jordan; Smiley, Zachary Ray; Smith, April Alline; Smith, Meagan Rachelle; Stemple, Katherine Ann;
Owens, Caden Primera, Andrew Schmidt, Colin Whitehead, Mimi                Shawn Hill, Carlitos Robertson,    Stewart, Hannah Catherine; Strickland, Cheryl Jean; Taylor, Alyssa Michele; Terrell, Aaliyah K; Thompson,
Coffey, Claudia Dressel, Gus Franklin, Robbie Gee, Makayla Maston,         Reece Woolsey                      Michael Lee; Trevino, Ashley; Trevino, Mariah Y; Vilaros, Dylan Reid; Walker, Matthew Drake; Wallaert,
Rylee Shook, Bryan Guthrie, Carson Ingram, Hanna Myetich, Emma                                                Allyson Renae; Waller, Harper Callyn; Weast, Kara Christine; Wellspeak, Marissa Hope; Wenzel, Ryan
Powell and Riley Waters                                                    Ms. Crow – 2L3                     Anthony; Wortham, Preston Ray; Yanez, Eden Alex
                                                                           Hayley Craig, Rylee Glennon,
SECOND GRADE                                                               Justin Hardin, Celie Joyner,       8th Graders
Nolan Alexander, Kathyrn Cameron, Jake Jennings, Kendall Menefee,          Cara Proctor, Madison Rogers,      Beavers, Kevin Austin; Jaquez, Selena Renae; Kelley, Justin Mitchell; Kooning, John Patrick; Lechuga,
Matthew Pelton, Kelli Rekieta, Payton Rothenberger, Zane Velasco,          Madison Thompson                   Beatriz; Mitchel, Nathaniel l; Neilson, Megan Christine; Ramirez, Shellsea Ann; Roberts, Ashton Paige;
Carter Cupp, Robbie Dotson, Tori Fortman, Tanner Melgar, Julie                                                Tovar, Esmeralda; Wright, Amber Ann
Nowlin, Cole Smith, Christopher Williams, Josh Adair, Lane Bevering,       Ms. Pace – 2L4
Christa Brown, Samantha Jasoni, Thaddeus Morris, Grace Sandstrum,          Calli Arnold, Lacie Cassady,       PRESIDENT: MARIA BELKNAP; VICE PRESIDENT:                           RHANNIE SURREL; SECRETARY:
Alyssa Gafford- Gaby, Raquel Guerrero, Veronica Hernandez, Devon           Jose Montes, Jocelyne Tello,       BRITTANY BOWERS; TREASURER: CIERRA MOORE
May, Devontae Roundtree, Jonathan Trevizo, Andrew Villacis, Devin          Alicia Zuinones
Brown, Jonathan Champion, Isabella Clark, Faith Earle, Andrew Fetsko,
Joseph Lopez, Haely Parsons, Ponder Parsons and Emma Tracy                 Ms. Gallagher – 3L1
                                                                           Adam Clair, Adriana Goodwin,
                                                                                                                                                      MONEY MATTERS
                                                                                                              When it Comes to Money, Mother Knows Best
THIRD GRADE                                                                Xander Southern, Tigerlilli
Nicholas Barker, Peyton Summerhill, Alexis Deane, Jacqueline Enriquez,     Wright
Hunter Schmidt, Parker Bagg, Makenna Blassingame, Nick Deatherage,
Haleigh Richardson, Marisa Sykes, Sydnie Belousek, Katelynn Clarke,        Ms. Blevins – 3L2
Hunter Ellis, Sidney Waters, Hannah King, Jonathan Lee, Timothy            Garrett    Bitters,    Anthony
                                                                                                              by Tanisha Warner, CCCS               do.” If you were not taught           a negative mark on your credit
Tanwongprasert and Alecia Sam                                              Charles, Daniel Fisher, Gabriela
                                                                                                              a division of Money Management        good financial habits growing         report.
                                                                                                              International                         up, start now. Good habits                 * “Don’t leave any crumbs
                                                                                                                                                    you learn now can be passed           on the counter.” Remember
Carson Barlows, Mitchell Bradley, Logan Kile, Britney Torres, Jacob        Ms. Wiseman – 3L3
                                                                                                                      Parents can make any          down to your children, starting       that every little bit counts.
Bradley, Sarah Cooper, James Holder, Kadyn Kirkpatrick, Tristen            Larry     Albin,   Christina
                                                                                                              moment a ‘teachable’ one, and         a new generation of financial         Place your spare change in a jar,
Morales, Nolan Summerhill, Daniel Amado, Emmalee Boomsma, Fury             Rodriquez, Ramsey Wells
                                                                                                              from day one, many parents            responsibility.                       along with any extra money that
Clark, Sarah Clark, Paisley Forbes, Michael Perryman, Erin Stewart,
                                                                                                              begin the process of transferring         * “Do I look like I am made       is above your regular monthly
Weston Crockett, Alena Frankis, David Gafford- Gaby, Michelle
                                                                                                              their wisdom and values to their      of money?” Studies show that          income, and deposit it into your
Gutierrez, Jevin Miller, Siara Sampson, Hayley Cole, Emma Craig,           Ms. Girten – 3L4
                                                                                                              children.                             over 70 percent of women              savings account monthly.
Lindsey Alexander, Sammy Bordow, Kloe Hepp, Nicholas Manske,               Austin Hansen, Lauren Lowry,
                                                                                                                     In fact, a recent study        consider themselves the primary            * “If everybody jumped off
Will Mobley, Caleb Primera and Jordan Trubenstein                          Astrid Parada, Ana Renteria,
                                                                                                              by     Money        Management        spender in their household, but       a cliff, would you?” You are
                                                                           Shelby Timms, Caylea Vessels
                                                                                                              International (MMI) found             don’t let this be the only thing      in control of your money, and
Eighth Graders Invited to Brewer                                           Ms. Miller – 3L5
                                                                                                              that approximately 48 percent         your children see you do. Make        your budget should be unique
High School Freshman Orientation                                           Trinity Gardiner, Cody Garrett,
                                                                                                              of consumers named parents
                                                                                                              as their primary teachers of
                                                                                                                                                    an effort to discuss saving, long-
                                                                                                                                                    term goals and budgeting with
                                                                                                                                                                                          to your personal needs and
                                                                                                                                                                                          lifestyle. Stick with it, regardless
                                                                           Braeden Hardin, Lillian James,
   Brewer High School invites next year’s freshmen to attend a freshmen                                       financial habits—the basics of        children so they learn there’s        of how others around you are
orientation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 in the auditorium.         Aryan Wilson
                                                                                                              spending and saving are learned       more to money than bills and          spending.
Students will have an opportunity to tour the building following an                                           at home long before they’re           shopping.                                 As much as it hurts to admit
informational meeting. The school is located at 1025 W. Loop 820           Ms. Grinalds – 4L1
                                                                                                              taught at school.                             * “If I catch you doing       it, your mother was right. Her
North in Fort Worth.                                                       Kaitlin    Helou,       Preston
                                                                                                                   Even though Mother’s Day         that one more time…” We’re            common sense tips, when
   For additional information, call 817.367.1250.                          Martinez, Vinit Shah
                                                                                                              has passed, apply some of mom’s       all guilty of using that “for         applied to your pocketbook,
                                                                                                              conventional wisdom to your           emergencies only” credit card         can lead to financial stability
                                                                           Ms. Valenzuela – 4L2
                                                                                                              financial    situation—coupled        on a selfish splurge, but have we     and success. After all, as Mother
                                                                           Stefany Dominguez
                                                                                                              with tips from the experts at         ever looked to see how much it        says, “You can do anything you
                                                                                                              MMI.                                  adds up? Track spending for 30        set your mind to.”
                                                                           Ms. Brooks – 4L3
                                                                                                                   • “Money doesn’t grow on         days to see just how much the
                                                                           Sandra Arroyo
                                                                                                              trees.” Think about how you           little stuff adds up in the end.        Tanisha Warner is a spokesperson
                                                                                                              spend your money, and don’t                 * “If you don’t do it now,      and       the     communications
                                                                           Ms. Clair – 4L4
                                                                                                              go beyond your means. Save            when are you going to do it?”         specialist for Consumer Credit
                                                                           Paige   Chasteen,      Kashmir
                                                                                                              any money left over at the end        Do not put off paying your bills.     Counseling Service (CCCS), a
                                                                                                              of the month—you never know           When you are late, you run the        division of Money Management
                                                                                                              when an unexpected expense            risk of extra service charges and     International. CCCS is the
                                                                                                              may arise.                            higher interest rates on your         nation’s largest non-profit, full
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                                                                            Spring Sports banquet

                                                                            honors athletes and coaches
                                                                            By A.C. Hall

                                                                             The smell of barbeque
                                                                            and the conversations of
                                                                            students, parents, coaches, and
                                                                            administrators filled the Brewer
                                                                            High School cafeteria this past
                                                                                                                certificates, plaques, and in some
                                                                                                                cases special team specific awards
                                                                                                                as the coaches shared memories
                                                                                                                and thoughts about their players
                                                                                                                and the seasons they had this
                                                                                                                 The sports recognized were
                                                                            Monday evening at the Spring        competitive cheer squad, girls
     P.O. Box 151342 Fort Worth, TX 76108                                   Sports Banquet. After everyone      basketball, boys basketball,
      (817) 690-6929 / FAX (817) 246-2627                                   was finished with their meals they   powerlifting, bowling, tennis,
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          e-mail: ben@grizzlydetail.com                                     where each sport was honored        girls track, boys track, softball,
    Post & Pay online at www.grizzlydetail.com                              on the stage. The coach of each     and baseball.
                                                                            team presented their players with
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 EXISTING customers?                                                         Above: Athletes and parents
                                       May 15th,16th,17th
                                                                             enjoy a catered meal from the
                                       8am to 5pm
                                                                             athletic booster club which
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                                       Oak Timber’s Senior
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   GENE THOMPSON                       Apartments
                                                                             ball team enjoys their time on
                                       is having a garage sale on Sat,
    & ASSOCIATES                                                             stage receiving awards.
                                       May 17th from 8am to noon.
     www.gtatx.com                              GARAGE SALE                  Middle Right: Boys soccer
                                                                             coach Ernie Holland speak-
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                                                                             ing about the strengths of his
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Citizen Police Academy Celebrates 2nd Graduating Class                                                                                                                                                Calendar of Events
By A.C. Hall

       The White Settlement and Westworth Village joint citizen’s                                                                                                                                     Your guide to what’s going on in West Fort Worth,
police academy held a graduation ceremony for its second class this                                                                                                                                   White Settlement and the surrounding areas.
past Thursday at the Westworth Village municipal complex. Officer
Michelle Rayner from the WSPD and Melissa Westen from the WVPD
once again acted as the coordinaters for the academy for a class that                                                                                                                                 Friday 5-16-08
included the mayor of Westworth Village and his wife. The full list of                                                                                                                                WS Senior Services Council meeting 9:30 a.m. at
graduates was as follows:
     Cynthia Norcross, Robert Montgomery, Raymond Landy, Dotti                                                                                                                                        Senior Center
Swanzy, Rolande Young, Elizabeth Landy, Shirley Duncan, Lillian                                                                                                                                       Saturday 5-17-08
Davison, Terry Lehmann, Richard Lehmann, John Cavenah, Travis                                                                                                                                         Spring Kid’s Fish 8:00 a.m. at Veteran’s Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mayor’s forum 8:30 a.m. at City Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Services annual parking lot sale 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      – 3:00 p.m. at senior services parking lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clean Sweep at City Hall parking lot 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      – noon, citizens can drop off non hazardous bulk
                                                                                                                                                                                                      trash and debris items, show copy of water bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 5-20-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                      WS Pride Commission meeting, 7:00 p.m. at City
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday 5-21-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                      WS Board of Adjustments and Appeals meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7:00 p.m. at City Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday 5-22-08
Volunteers honored at Mall                                                                                               Watch Stats Drop with Strategy                                               WS EDC meeting 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
      Fort Worth ISD parent volunteers have logged some 460,000                                                                                                                                       Tuesday 5-27-08
hours of service this school year, valued by Independent Sector (www.                                                    to Reduce Crime Even More                                                    WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
independentsector.org) at about $8.9 million. To thank them for their
gift of service, the District will treat them like the STARS they are at a                                                                                                                            Tuesday 6-3-08
May 17 event to be held at Ridgmar Mall.                                                                                    The City of Fort Worth’s first-      conviction, recently expanded         WS Planning and Zoning meeting 7:00 a.m. at City
      Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Melody Johnson and television                                                        quarter crime statistics are out.      they type of offenses it will pay
                                                                                                                         Overall, they present a good news      for information on to include
meteorologist Jeff Jamison will be on hand to recognize the volunteers
and award door prizes. Volunteers also will receive store discounts from
                                                                                                                         story with a promise to get even       graffiti. Other anti-grafitti efforts   Thursday 6-5-08
                                                                                                                         better.                                include stepped up surveillance       WS Crime Board meeting 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
the mall, participating merchants and other local businesses.                                                                While the number of violent        and an education and mural
     Student groups will perform musicals and dance entertainment,                                                       crimes for the first quarter of         program for troubled youths.          Tuesday 6-10-08
merchants will present demonstrations and give away samples in the                                                       2008 is up, property crimes are            Bonus rewards of up to $250       WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
Macy’s court area of the mall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The mall                                                      down, bringing the city’s overall      also are available for tips on
will be open to the public during the event, but FWISD volunteers who                                                    crime rate to its lowest level since   gang and gun crimes. The new          Saturday 6-14-08
register will be able to take advantage of store discounts.                                                              the ‘80s.                              program, Gun & Gang Busters,          Runoff election
                                                                                                                             And Police Department              was launched by the Safe City
                                                                                                                         officials have a plan to drive          Commission which is supported
National bike to work day this                                                                                           down current crime stats even
                                                                                                                         more, moving Fort Worth closer
                                                                                                                                                                by the CCPD.
Friday                                                                                                                   to becoming one of the safest
                                                                                                                         large cities in America.
                                                                                                                                                                    Additional enforcement
                                                                                                                                                                efforts will start soon in the        Senior Citizen Corner
    This Friday is your chance to cut the high cost of gas, at least for                                                                                        three areas of the city that are
a day. Friday is National bike to work day and the City of Fort Worth                                                    Police Visibility                      experiencing the greatest increase     Your guide to meals and
is encouraging commuters to use this opportunity to break the habit                                                          During the summer months,          in violent crime. Additional           special events happening at
                                                                                                                         police officers assigned to the         police will be used to address
of driving a motorized vehicle to work. On-street bike routes and off-
                                                                                                                         school security initiative will be     assaults occurring at downtown         the White Settlement Senior
street bike routes are available to many parts of Fort Worth to get you                                                  reassigned to provide additional       area bars and to prevent theft,        Center.
to your place of employment. A map is available at www.fortworthgov.                                                     police visibility in violent crime     assault and robberies near the
org/tpw.                                                                                                                 target areas. Patrol also will         city’s night shelter and homeless     Monday 5-19
     For more information about the plan, Bike Fort Worth, call 817-                                                     be increased in beats with the         areas.                                Meal: chicken enchiladas,
392-6592 or 817-392-6734.                                                                                                highest amount of violent crime.       Technology                            Spanish rice, fiesta
                                                                                                                         Crime Prevention                           The police department
                                                                                                                             Efforts to reinforce the           is continually improving its          vegetables, fresh fruit          Thursday 5-22
Pets for Adoption                                                                                                        importance of the city’s crime
                                                                                                                         prevention programs also are
                                                                                                                                                                technology in an effort to more
                                                                                                                                                                effectively and efficiently combat
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 5-20                     Meal: Italian macaroni
                                                                                                                         well underway. Neighborho              crime. City Council recently          Meal: hamburger patty,           and beef, peas with red
     Adoptions held by the Westside                                                                                                                                                                   lettuce/tomato/onion,
                                                                                                                         od Police Officers (NPOs)and            approved participation in the                                          peppers, cabbage, white
Animal League on select Saturdays either at                                                                              Citizens On Patrol (COP)               Texas Data Exchange Program,          carrot slaw, ranch               bread, chocolate pudding
the WSPD parking lot or the Starbucks near                                                                               captains are working together to       which give the police department
                                                                                                                                                                                                      beans, hamburger bun,
                                                                                                                         re-energize neighborhood watch         access to submit queries and                                           Friday 5-23
                                                                                                                         programs. The goal is to bring         database searches on about 75%        strawberry gelatin               Meal: pork rib patty,
ASIA BLACK & WHITE                                       MAX What words come to                                          the program into communities           of all other Texas agencies crime     Wednesday 5-21                   baked pinto beans,
SUCH A SWEET YOUNG                                       mind when you look at this sweet                                where it has not existed before        data and jail data from across
                                                         goofy lovable dog? Happiness?                                   and increase participation in          the United States. Additionally,      Meal: grilled chicken            pineapple carrot salad,
KITTY!!!! Just darling. Please help
save this sweet, sweet little cat ...                    Then you would be right on each                                 neighborhoods where it already         negotiations are underway to          strips, chicken gravy,           hamburger bun, apple
                                                         count. This is a darling lovable,                               exists.                                secure an online crime mapping        whipped potatoes, mixed
                                                         lovable sweet guy.                                                                                                                                                            cobbler
                                                                                                                         Intervention                           website.
                                                                                                                            The Campus CrimeStoppers                                                  vegetables, wheat roll,          Event: Memorial day
                                                                                                                         program, which pays money for                                                peanut butter cookie             party
                                                                                                                         tips that leads to an arrest and

                                                                                                                           2008 White Settlement Pride Commission                                     The Cool Side of Spring Cleaning
                                                                                                                           Spring Clean Sweep this Saturday                                               As the world outside springs back to life from lying
                                                                                                                                                                                                      dormant all winter, you need assurance that your home’s
Animal Shelter Info                                          You may call the shelter at                                      2008 Spring Clean Sweep sponsored by the White Settlement               cooling system is working and in good condition.
                                                          817.246.1043. Please leave a                                    Pride Commission will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9:00                     To recover from winter – and prepare for summer – devote
   Shelter hours are Mon thru Sat                         message with your name and                                      a.m. to noon at the City Hall Employee Parking Lot located                  some energy to spring cleaning your heating and cooling
from 9:00am – 6:00pm and Sun                              return phone number and                                         at 225 Meadow Park Drive (on the corner of Meadow Park &                    system. Proper up-keep can increase a system’s efficiency and
from 10:00am – 2:00pm.                                    someone will contact you as soon                                Hannon).                                                                    decrease electricity bills.
If no one is at the shelter during                        as possible.                                                        Citizens can drop off non-hazardous material, bulk trash and                 “Spring cleaning is the perfect time to ensure your
these hours, please call dispatch                         If you do not hear back in 1-                                   debris items, including tires. Please bring a copy of your water            air conditioner is working in tip-top shape,” said Kelvin
                                                                                                                          bill. Let’s Keep White Settlement Clean! If you are interested in           Rogers, of the Aire Serv of Fort Worth franchise. “A properly
at 817.246.7070 and they will                             2 hours, please try again as
                                                                                                                          adopting a street please call City Hall for more information 817-           maintained unit will have increased efficiency and can
contact the Animal Control                                the officers may have been
Officer to meet you.                                       sidetracked by a call.                                                                                                                      decrease your energy bills because it’s not working as hard to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      keep you comfortable.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Follow this simple Aire Serv to-do list to keep your
       The Grizzly Obstacle                                                                                                                                                                           heating and cooling systems in excellent condition:
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Clean or replace air filters to help your A/C unit run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                more efficiently.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Open room vents – closing them can cause poor air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                flow. This can also cause the system to work harder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and possibly even breakdown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Remove shrubs, grass and leaves from the condenser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                coil and within two feet of your outside unit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Install a programmable thermostat – it automatically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                changes the temperature when home or away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Inspect and caulk windows and doors annually where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                needed. This can help your system to maintain a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                more even temperature.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Homeowners can hire a professional technician to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      perform a tune-up on their air conditioner, which includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      examining ductwork, checking the refrigerant level and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tightening the wiring connections. This is also a good time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      check your homes safety equipment to ensure your smoke and
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  Page 10/Wednesday, May 14, 2008                                                                 Sports Extra                                                                                                    The                    Detail

Bears get down to business in first spring scrimmage
By A.C. Hall                         always has a kind word and a        emphasizing quick set up and            were passing plays. Leading                      his quickness and vision as he                       of plays to be whistled dead as
                                     smile on his face, but on the       execution of plays.      Three          the first offense at quarterback                 escaped from rushing defenders                       the ball was hiked high over the
     Tempo was the word of the       football field he’s all business.   different offensive units took          was sophomore Jake Glover,                       and even escaped and created                         head of the other quarterbacks.
day this past Thursday at the         Sharr had the offenses running     turns on the field and the              who was the quarterback of the                   some long running gains with                            Despite the few issues that
first Brewer Bears spring football   on a 25 second play clock,          majority of plays practiced             junior varsity team last season.                 his quick feet.                                      were seen, the Brewer team
scrimmage. As the first plays                                                                                    He showed good accuracy                           Although it didn’t find its way                     looked impressive in what was
got under way it was clear that                                                                                  with his passes, which all                       into the first offense, a problem                    their first scrimmage after only
the new era of Brewer Football                                                                                   seemed to find their intended                    with the center to quarterback                       a week of spring practices under
had dawned. New head coach                                                                                       targets. Glover also displayed                   exchange did cause a number                          their new leader.
Paul Sharr has quickly become
known as an excited leader who

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