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      Tuesday,                                       City will help rebuild tennis courts
     March 30, 2004                                         By VERONICA MONIER                       “I don’t think anybody was as surprised        to get the right maintenance techniques so     There is the possibility that up to $2,500
                                                       The Norton City Council is going to         as I was to find that there was a good base      that the courts will last for the full five    of the $6,750 will come from a grant
         Norton, Kansas                              give part of the money needed to fix the      (at the courts),” he said. “It really opens a    years.                                         called Adopt-A-Court.
                                                     Norton tennis courts.                         lot of possibilities.                               “There’s a strong show of support here        In other business, the council:
     Home of Bill Johnson                              Tests done by the Kansas Department           “I think the city and the school board         for this,” he said.                              • Set a public hearing for the city/county
                                                     of Transportation showed that the courts      and everyone else involved need to show             It is estimated that the repairs to the     airport’s apron project on Wednesday,

          Briefly                                    had a good base and the city’s Finance
                                                     Committee recommended that the city go
                                                     ahead with the project, said Councilman
                                                                                                   their gratitude to the department of trans-
                                                                                                   portation for testing the courts.”
                                                                                                     Mr. Hawks said the city needs to get
                                                                                                                                                    courts will cost about $13,500.
                                                                                                                                                       The city and the Norton School Board
                                                                                                                                                    will both give $3,375 with the remaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                   April 7, at a time chosen by the Norton
                                                                                                                                                                                                   County commissioners.

Juniors, seniors                                     Jerry Hawks at Monday’s special session.      together with the school and contractors         $6,750 coming from the community.

to party Saturday
  “Reflections of the Sea” is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   looks at
theme for Norton Community
High School’s Junior-Senior Prom,
set for Saturday.
  The promenade starts at 6 p.m.
in the school gymnasium followed

                                                                                                                                                                                                   clean up
by the banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jason
Jones will be the speaker.
  The dance will follow the ban-
quet with the crowning of king
and queen at 11 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                         By CYNTHIA HAYNES
  The public is invited to view the                                                                                                                                                                    Norton County commissioners are
decorations from 1-3 p.m. and the                                                                                                                                                                  planning a spring cleanup but are worried
crowning ceremony.                                                                                                                                                                                 about both the costs and what to do with
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the trash that will come in.

Bridge tourney                                                                                                                                                                                         The last time the county had a general
                                                                                                                                                                                                   cleanup was in 2002, Solid Waste Super-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   visor Curt Archibald said.

planned in April                                                                                                                                                                                       At that time the county took in 8.84 tons
                                                                                                                                                                                                   of household waste, 88.64 tons of con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   struction and demolition material and
  The annual Norton National                                                                                                                                                                       33.8 tons of metal.
Bridge Tournament will be Thurs-                                                                                                                                                                       The county can get rid of the metal and
day, April 15, April 22 and April 29                                                                                                                                                               has a pit for the construction and demoli-
at the Norton American Legion.                                                                                                                                                                     tion material but the household waste
  All bridge players are invited.                                                                                                                                                                  would have to go to the Phillips County
Players will enter as teams and will                                                                                                                                                               landfill.
play the three evenings together.                                                                                                                                                                      The cost of taking trash to the Phillips
  Contact Mary Jane Wahlmeier                                                                                                                                                                      County landfill is $68 per ton.
for information at (785) 877-                                                                                                                                                                          Commissioner John Miller estimated
3141,                                                                                                                                                                        that there could be 10 tons or $680 worth
or 314 N. Brown, Norton, 67654.                                                                                                                                                                    of additional trash.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Commissioner Dean Kruse said he was
                                                                                                                                                                                                   more worried about the reaction from
Booster club                                                                                                                                                                                       Phillips County, which has been taking
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Norton’s trash as a favor to the county
                                                     Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper T. L. Hileman,                          Expo and Norton County Wellness Fair. Over 500                          until the Norton landfill is authorized by
to meet Wednesday                                    right, and Howard Schemper talk about safety is-                      people browsed the booths on display at the an-                         the state.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Archibald said that people are sav-
  The Norton Blue Jay Booster                        sues Saturday afternoon at the KQNK Hi Plains                         nual event. — Telegram photo by Veronica Monier
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing their stuff for a county-wide cleanup.
Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on                                                                                                                                                                         “As soon as we put it in the paper —

                                                     Expo, wellness fair draw crowd
Wednesday in the high school                                                                                                                                                                       everything goes out,” he said. “We need
Cafeteria.                                                                                                                                                                                         it (a cleanup). Theyll keep saving it (trash)
  Norton Track Coach Bruce                                                                                                                                                                         until we have one.”
Graber and Golf Coach David                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Miller suggested that the county
Stover will give the fans previews                     More than 500 people showed up to           Larry Brown Collectibles, D and C Cre-              Representatives from the Norton             only accept metal and contruction debris
of the 2004 season which begin                       browse through the booths at the KQNK         ations, Town and Country Home Im-                County Health Department, Safe Kids            — things it can handle. He suggested that
with Norton Invitationals on                         Hi Plains Expo and the Norton County          provement of Salina, Jackrabbit Service          Coalition, Kansas Highway Patrol,              regular household trash be charged like
Friday.                                              Wellness Fair at the Norton National          and Quicklube, Kellie’s, Norton Area             Norton County Emergency Medical Ser-           always. That way, he said, people could
  Refreshments will be served.                       Guard Armory this weekend.                    Chamber of Commerce, Jams Sessions               vice, Norton County Hospital, Med Link         clean up without the county getting every
  All fans of Norton Community                         “It (the Expo) is a great opportunity for   Mobile Music, National Guard Armory              Mobility, Midwest Transplant Network,          bit of everything.
High School sports are invited.                      everybody to come see what’s new for          Recruiting, Norton County Rural Fire             Valley Hope Association, Take Off                  He told Mr. Archibald that it will be up
                                                     their homes, inside and out,” said Marvin     Department, and the radio station.               Pounds Sensibly, High Plains Mental            to his people at the landfill to enforce the

          Weather                                    Matchett with KQNK Radio.
                                                       Businesses with booths at the Expo in-
                                                     cluded Prairie Land Electric, Olliff-
                                                                                                     The Norton County Wellness Fair,
                                                                                                   which was held on Saturday, also had a
                                                                                                   good crowd.
                                                                                                                                                    Health, Norton Andbe Home, Hospice,
                                                                                                                                                    Norton County Farm Bureau, and the
                                                                                                                                                    Norton County office of K-State Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   rules with no exceptions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Archibald also said that the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                   has received a permit to accept yard
Forecast:                                            Boeve Furniture Store of Phillipsburg,
                                                     Prairie Builders of Lenora, Julie
                                                                                                     “It’s been steady all day,” said multi-
                                                                                                   county Extension Agent Tranda Watts
                                                                                                                                                    search and Extension manned the booths
                                                                                                                                                    at the Wellness Fair.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   wastes. He said that he had applied for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   permit last May and has been accepting
                                                     Baughman with Pampered Chef, Rural            Saturday afternoon about the crowd.                 “Considering all the activities to choose   grass clippings even without the permit
  Tonight — Mostly clear with lows in                                                                                                                                                              because there was no place for people to
the mid 20s. Wednesday — Mostly                      Telephone/Nex-Tech, Richard Frakes              “It’s good they have this. We try to           from last weekend,” said Mr. Matchett,
                                                     with Absolutely Nuts, Mortensen Com-          make it as good as possible so people will       “we really appreciate all of the people who    put them and he didn’t want them in the
sunny with highs in the mid 60s.
                                                     puter Service, Hot Shots Photography,         want to come out.”                               came to the Expo.”                                     (Continued on Page 5)
Wednesday Night — Mostly clear with
lows in the lower 30s. Thursday —
Mostly sunny in the morning then
becoming cloudy with highs in the 60s.
                                                                                                   Woman to celebrate                                                                              Overworked
Howell report:                                                                                                                                                                                     ambulance crew
Monday ....................... High 80, Low 62
Saturday .......................High 70, Low 34
                                                                                                   100 years on Saturday                                                                           seeks more help
              .15 of an inch of precipitation                                                              By CAROLYN PLOTTS                       1940s he started the Mobil gas tank ser-
                                                                                                      In just a couple of days, Gladys E.          vice. He operated that business until he           The ambulance crews have been over-
Sunday ........................ High 66, Low 35
                                                                                                   Moody Phillips Letcher will celebrate           retired.                                        worked and Acting Ambulance Director
Monday ........................High 60, Low 31                                                     her 100th birthday.                                Besides caring for their own two chil-
              .10 of an inch of precipitation                                                                                                                                                      Andy Nielsen would like another emer-
                                                                                                      She was born on Easter Sunday, April         dren, the Phillipses provided a home            gency medical technician on staff.
Week ago .....................High 64, Low 40                                                      3, 1904, in Norton County, the 13th child       and care to many children whose par-
Month ago .................. High 47, Low 31                                                                                                                                                          So far this year the ambulance has made
                                                                                                   of homesteaders, Fred and Anna                  ents were patients at the Norton Tuber-         105 runs, 78 of them since Jan. 13. Of
Year ago .......................High 47, Low 25                                                    (Magner) Moody.                                 culosis Sanitarium.
March precipitation .......................... .57                                                                                                                                                 those, Mr. Nielsen went on 67 and emer-
                                                                                                      Like a lot of pioneer families, the             Sometimes, babies were brought to            gency medical technician Ruth Schillig
Year-to-date precipitation ............... 2.67                                                    Moodys lived, for a time, in a sod house        the Phillips home only hours old to pro-
 (Readings taken at the Paul and Pat Howell farm                                                                                                                                                   went on 58.
                                                                                                   before building a home five miles south         tect them from exposure to the dreaded             On Monday he went to the Norton
   10 Miles North and 1/3 Mile East of Norton)
                                                                                                   of Norton. The house is no longer stand-        disease.                                        County commissioners with his request.

             Prayer                                                                                ing but a nephew, Donald Moody, still
                                                                                                   lives on the farm.
                                                                                                      Mrs. Moody graduated from Norton
                                                                                                                                                      She was baptized in the Norton Chris-
                                                                                                                                                   tian Church as a young girl and contin-
                                                                                                                                                   ued to be an active member of the con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      While the commissioners were sympa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   thetic, they wanted to know if the trend to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   more and more runs will continue or if the
                                                                                                   Community High School and then                  gregation for many years.                       first of 2004 has been an anomaly.
   Lord, when trouble comes, give us
                                                                                                   taught country school for several years.           Following her husband’s death,                  The crews have made 37 more runs this
your peace that “passes all understand-                                                               On May 15, 1925, she married George          Gladys decided to try something differ-
ing.” (See Phil. 4:7.) Help us to know                                                                                                                                                             year than last, Mr. Nielsen said. There
                                                                                                   Phillips.                                       ent.                                            have been more vehicle accidents and
that it’s okay for us not to understand                                                               They lived in Norton where he                   In 1968, she accepted the position
all the “whys” and “hows.” Thank you.                                                                                                                                                              quite a few heart attacks.
                                                       Gladys Letcher                              worked for Peerless Flour Mill. In the                 (Continued on Page 5)
Amen                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Continued on Page 5)
                                                                                                                       Tuesday, March 30, 2004                    THE NORTON TELEGRAM                                         Page 5

                                                                                                                       Sanford and his owner Gary Matson, Norton, took a trip to the Countryside Vet Clinic
                                                                                                                       to get vaccinated for rabies during the Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday afternoon.
                                                                                                                       Jewell and her owner Sara Davis, Norton, (above) were at the vet’s office a short time
                                                                                                                       later to get a city license from Animal Control Officer Sherry Hickman, which were
                                                                                                                       also available during the clinic.         — Telegram photos by Veronica Monier

County gets yard waste permit PITCH TOURNAMENT                                                                                 By JAKE DURHAM                    The gong rang to start the action   there was a noticeable amount of
    (Continued from Page 1)             and the rural electric company will     time.
county’s ditches.                       remove the ones in the lines.             • Held a 15-minute closed ses-          In like a Lion, out like a Lamb,    on round four and the bidders          good luck charms which just hap-
   Commission Chairman Leroy               • Heard that most of the signs are   sion with Acting Ambulance Di-         the famous characteristic of the       seemed to be in a more reserved        pened to appear as well as some
Lang agreed.                            up for the county road between          rector Andy Nielsen, Emergency         month of March, and as the Faith-      mode. Hat Man and the Shark bot-       controlled breathing exercises tak-
   “You have to handle them all         Hill City and Lenora. With sum-         Medical Technician Ruth Schillig       ful gathered for the annual March      tomed out on round four as the         ing place. You could hear the cards
fairly,” he said.                       mer highway construction, Mr.           and County Attorney Doug               tournament, it had all of the char-    action got more complex, the Red       fall as the shuffling got underway
   In other business, the commis-       Brannan said this road will be get-     Sebelius to discuss non-elected        acteristics for a good showing.        Neck and the Black Hat Kid took        and the bidding seemed calculated
sioners:                                ting more traffic.                      personnel.                                There was plenty to talk about as   the high round honors but it was       and under control. As the tallies
   • Talked to Joe Mindrup, who            • Held a 15-minute closed ses-         • Discussed a tornado drill that     the local grapplers had conquered      Bug Man and the Exterminator           were turned and scores recorded,
farms northeast of New Almelo,          sion with James Kaue, the               was to occur at 5:30 p.m. with         the field and in remarkable fash-      who charged back into the lead.        the lead seemed to change with
about Chinese elms growing into         county’s attorney in Topeka,            Emergency Preparedness Coordi-         ion had brought home the State         Down but not out, Hat Man and the      every new posting, but as the last
power lines and a ditch near his        about a Supreme Court case in-          nator Alvin Mapes.                     Championship trophy, the first in      Shark recouped with the honors on      score was added, it was Bug Man
place.                                  volving the commissioners and             • Held a 10-minute closed ses-       over thirty years. A job well done.    round five but Bug Man and the         and the Exterminator who carried
   Road and Bridge Supervisor           confined animal regulations. The        sion to discuss attorney-client           March Madness had set in with       Exterminator, turning in solid         the field. It had been a long hard
Tom Brannan said he’d get the           commissioners are expecting to          privilege.                             the college ranks and, needless to     scores, prevailed with the lead.       fight and the victors had been in
trees in the ditch sprayed and he       hear the court’s opinion at any                                                say, that alone creates its own        There was a cluster of high marks      the running on many occasions.
                                                                                                                       madness as everyone is frozen to       on round six as there was a three      They accepted their accolades
                                                                                                                       the tube from start to finish. The     way tie for the honors which went      with dignity and vowed to return

Ambulance crews stay on the run                                                                                        Northern Tier Gang was renewing
                                                                                                                       old acquaintances as the Ladies
                                                                                                                       from Lyle were demonstrating the
                                                                                                                                                              to the Red Devil team from the
                                                                                                                                                              west by the skins game ruling. The
                                                                                                                                                              second break was declared and, as
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to defend their newly won title.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Top ten teams in order were: 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jerry Darling and Lynn Thiele; 2.
    (Continued from Page 1)             Nielsen said, there are almost al-      Commissioner John Miller asked.        latest in Line Dancing, The Poet,      everyone surveyed the tote board,      Todd and Doyle Brooks; 3. Leone
   The commissioners wondered if        ways at least three emergency             Ms. Schillig said it wasn’t so       weaving his magic, held the            Hat Man and the Shark were in a        Purton and Dewaine Stapp; 5.
they needed to advertise the posi-      medical technicians on board            much the runs as the other things      Grandmothers in a trance, while        dead heat for the lead with the        Dave Sheley and Pat Donovan; 5.
tion or if they could just look         along with the driver so that           that needed to be done, including      the Pilgrims from the East were        Muddy River Boys as the lead con-      Tony Hildebrand and Larry Har-
through the job applications they       shouldn’t ever be a problem if the      maintenance, equipment checks,         demonstrating the finer points of      tinued to swing back and forth.        man; 6. Barry Madden and Trent
received when they hired Ms.            county hires a younger person.          billing and paperwork.                 the game of Knock.                        There was much strategy taking      Richmond; 7. Ed and Cynthia
Schillig, Norton’s other full-time        The county has 18 volunteer             In his report Mr. Nielsen said          Everyone seemed to be interact-     place during the break as the usu-     Glennemeier; 8. Coy Christy and
emergency medical technician.           emergency medical technicians,          that he and Ms. Schillig will be       ing in some way except the Coy-        ally volatile seventh and eighth       John Hildebrand; 9. Mary Jane
   One of those interested in the job   who will take calls.                    putting in overtime just to deal       ote Kings who were sizing up the       rounds were coming up. Those           Wahlmeier and Norm Walter; 10.
is just turning 19, Mr. Nielsen said.     However, these people have            with checking files from Jan. 2002     competition from the west corner       low on the board would force the       Ed and Kathleen Berlier. Winning
County regulations preclude any-        other jobs and are not always           through Nov. 1.                        of the room. The intensity of the      action in a do-or-die effort which,    score by Darling and Thiele was
one under 21 from driving an            available to be on call.                                                       situation was getting better as time   needless to say, could have            119 points for an average of 11.9
emergency vehicle. However, Mr.           “Are you getting burned out?”                                                went by but the clock on the wall      counter effects on those on or near    points per round.
                                                                                                                       was nearing seven and, as usual,       the top of the board, forcing com-        High round scorers were: Coy

Let’s start enjoying green vegetables                                                                                  there was one team short when a
                                                                                                                       couple dressed as Red Devils en-
                                                                                                                       tered through the south door in-
                                                                                                                                                              promising bidding situations.
                                                                                                                                                              With that in mind, the action re-
                                                                                                                                                              sumed as round seven got under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christy and John Hildebrand;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jerry Darling and Lynn Thiele;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bill Glennemeier and Darren
                                                                                lent source of vitamin C. Cabbage      quiring about the annual Bridge        way. The Northern Tier couple          McMullen; Tony Hildebrand and
   It’s that time of year to get the
garden tools ready and packets of
seeds bought. Rows of lettuce,
                                        Home ed                                 can be consumed raw or cooked.
                                                                                Buy cabbage that is evenly col-
                                                                                                                       Tournament. They were immedi-
                                                                                                                       ately given the final even number
                                                                                                                                                              captured the honors on round
                                                                                                                                                              seven but Hat Man and The Shark
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Larry Harman; Dave Sheley and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pat Donovan; Leone Purton and
                                                                                ored, not wilted, and heavy for its    as the Brown Eyed Girl hit the         prevailed with the lead.               Dewaine Stapp; Larry Griffin and
beans, peppers and more will soon       Tranda Watts,                           size.                                  gong with the instruction to begin        By now the intensity was cap-       Barbara Nelson; Doc Peterson and
be sprouting in backyard gardens.
Since March is here, why not en-          Extension                                A green fruit to consider is the
                                                                                avocado which is now consumed
                                                                                                                       and 56 settled in for an evening of
                                                                                                                       high level competition.
                                                                                                                                                              tured in total silence which was
                                                                                                                                                              broken by a cracking sound which
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Carl Neff. Double high round
                                                                                                                                                                                                     scorers were Tony Hildebrand and
joy some of those green goodies
                                          specialist                            throughout the year. Avocados             The Pushers immediately             was discovered to be Doctor            Larry Harman, and Leone Purton
                                                                                contain five grams of fat in each      kicked up the action as the bidding    Bones limbering up his knuckles        and Dewaine Stapp. Highest
   Asparagus is a favorite spring                                               one-fifth slice. Of the fat, three     reached a high level of intensity      as he carried round eight honors to    single round scorers were Jerry
vegetable. While delicious on its       Store the stalks upright with the       grams are monounsaturated fat.         with the brave and the bold in con-    the score keeper who now de-           Darling and Lynn Thiele with 22
own, it is also used in salads and      bottom ends in water or simply          They do not contain cholesterol or     trol and, as round one came to a       clared Bug Man and the Extermi-        points.
main dishes. Nutritionally, aspara-     wrap in a moist paper towel. Store      sodium. They are 60 percent            halt, the Muddy River Boys took        nator in the lead. As the ninth           Other teams not previously
gus is a good source of dietary fi-     asparagus in the refrigerator if not    higher in potassium than bananas.      the lead and declared “ten in a        round got underway, a catch-up         mentioned were: Brett Gallentine
ber and vitamins A, C, and B6.          eaten immediately. Cook aspara-         Avocados are also a good source        row”; however in short fashion,        break was declared for the end of      and Ed Braun; June Jolly and Mar-
Next to orange juice, it’s the sec-     gus until crisp-tender.                 of fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin E,       Bugman and the Exterminator re-        the round and, as the scores were      garet Magers; Kathryn Van Meter
ond best source of folic acid from        Cabbage is another popular            vitamin C and folate.                  minded them it wasn’t a game of        turned in, The Red Neck and the        and Juanita Eckhart; Jeannette
a whole food. It is naturally free of   spring vegetable. In March,                Ripen firm avocados in a paper      solitaire as they took the honors on   Black Hat Kid had made it a            Groothoff and Alice Chance; Julia
fat and cholesterol.                    corned beef and cabbage is popu-        bag at room temperature. Ripe          round two but the Muddy River          double as they swept the honors on     Roeder and Kay Harman; Merle
   Buy asparagus stalks that are        lar for a St. Patrick’s Day meal.       avocados can be stored in the re-      Boys retained the lead by the nar-     nine and found themselves in a         Taylor and Dick Hemphill; Ron
firm and uniform with closed tips.      Nutritionally, cabbage is an excel-     frigerator. They can be frozen as a    rowest of margins. From the back       three-way tie for the lead with The    and Sondra Kester; Barbara Mc-
                                                                                puree. Use ripe, softened fruit.       of the room came some sounds of        Hat Man and the Shark and Bug          Kie and Donna Millan; Paul

Woman prepares                                                                  Wash, peel and remove the pit.
                                                                                Puree the flesh. To prevent dark-
                                                                                ening, add 1 teaspoon ascorbic
                                                                                                                       cackling and scratching and, as the
                                                                                                                       Browned Eyed Girl hit the gong to
                                                                                                                       announce a break after round
                                                                                                                                                              Man and the Exterminator. The
                                                                                                                                                              Muddy River Boys were six points
                                                                                                                                                              down in fourth place and rounding
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Schultz and Lothar Fuerstenau;
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thelma and Dee Bushnell; Arnold
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Dorothy Zillinger; Eleanor
                                                                                acid or 3 tablespoons lemon juice      three, the Turkey Farmer and the       out the top five was the Solomon       Jensen and Joyce Sumner; Rusty

to celebrate 100 years                                                          per quart of puree or 1 tablespoon
                                                                                lemon juice per two avocados.
                                                                                Pack in a freezer container and
                                                                                                                       Chicken Plucker came forward
                                                                                                                       with the high round honors but a
                                                                                                                       close look at the tote board had Hat
                                                                                                                                                              River Duo.
                                                                                                                                                                 The next ten places were packed
                                                                                                                                                              in like sardines in a tin which made
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Goss and Jason Breiner; Duane
                                                                                                                                                                                                     McEwen and J.D. Daffer; Fig
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Millan and Dan Hazlett.
   (Continued from Page 1)                 To celebrate their mother’s          freeze. Use within four to five        Man and the Shark in the lead.         the outcome up for grabs as the           As the evening wore down, an
as house mother for the women’s         100th birthday, Mrs. Letcher’s          months.                                   Loud talk and a casual atmo-        Ladies Coalition made prepara-         Elvis tune could be heard in the
dormitory at Manhattan Christian        children, Esther Marie Headrick,           Avocado seeds are poisonous         sphere prevailed during the break      tions for a victory celebration. It    background as hands were re-
College.                                New Braunfels and Gale Phillips,        and should not be consumed.            as most everyone considered            had never been this close in the       played over again. A quick look at
  It was there she met the Rev.         Lynden, Wash., are asking her              If you have further nutrition re-   themselves in the thick of the race    history of the games and, once         the calendar showed the first Sun-
Stanley Letcher, a semi-retired         friends and family to shower her        lated questions, contact your Ex-      as only three points separated the     again, the tenth and final round       day in April to be the 4th, so come
preacher.                               with cards.                             tension office or e-mail twwatts-      top three placers and from there on    would determine the outcome.           early and sign in, the games start
  They married and Gladys ac-              Greetings will reach her at 3648                        down it was too tight to call.            As round ten got underway,          at 7 p.m.
companied him as he fulfilled           Prairie Park Drive, New
speaking engagements all across         Braunfels, Texas 78130.
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