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									Page 18B — VAN ZANDT NEWS, Sunday, July 31,2005

County Commissioners Hold Special Animal Shelter Needs Adopted Families
Meeting To Honor Retiring Employee By Sheila Kunkk
                                   Staff Writer
                                                                                                                      GRAND SALINE—The
   By Wilbur Callaway                received a gift certificate from his   sonnel training at $600 a year.         Grand Saline Animal Shelter
   Correspondent                     Precinct 2 co-workers, and was         Sheriff Pat Burnett explained it        has adopted out 12 of the ani-
   CANTON—In addition to             honored by a large number of           was for background checks of his        mals that were featured in the
looking at the county's financial    friends and citizens during a re-      office personnel.                       Van Zandt News.
problems in a workshop Tuesday       ception in the courthouse.                —tabled adopting "Optional             the Shelter is located in
morning, the Van Zandt County           In other action, the commis-        Group Term Life" insurance              downtown Grand Saline at 498
Commissioners Court held a spe-      sioners:                               through Texas County & District         South East Pacific Street.
cial session and honored one of         —dispensed with reading of the      Retirement System, and also               The shelter is open from 8
its outgoing county employees.       minutes of June 30, July 5,12 and      tabled 2006 plan rates until Van        a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
   J.L. Peace, a long-time me-       14 meetings.                           Zandt County Treasurer Judy             Donald Wilhite is the animal
chanic in Precinct 2, was given a       —approved paying the county         Peoples contacts retirement offi-       control officer and runs the
beautiful plaque for his 10 years    bills as presented.                    cials to come to the court for a pre-   shelter. He can be contacted at
and four months of service to the       —set the next court meeting for     sentation.                              (903) 962-6905 or (903) 355-
county by Precinct 2 Commis-         1:30 p.m. Monday, August 8,               —approved putting out for bids       4204.
sioner David Risner.                 since the county-wide disaster         for a position as "designated rep-        Three, dogs are featured this                                                                                                        Photo by Sheila Kuitick
  "We are sure going to miss drill is scheduled all day August              resentative" for proposals of ser-      week. A male and female yel-                                                                                     This male and female yellow
him," Risner said. "If he told you 9.                                       vices pertaining to on-site sewage      low terrier mix and a female                                                                                     terrier mix are available for
a rooster dips snuff, I bet you         —approved the monthly               disposal systems.                       back and white mix.                                                                                              adoption at the Grand Saline •
could find a snuff can under the records submitted by various de-              —approved budget amend-                 The adoption fee for the ani-                                                                                 Animal Shelter.
rooster's arm."                      partments of county government         ments for Precinct 4 Commis-            mals is $20.
  Preacc, a resident of Canton for to be entered as a matter of record.     sioner Ron Carroll (transfer
47 years, was scheduled to spend        —approved a bond for reserve        $6,000 from Road & Bridge to
                                                                                                                      The Grand Saline shelter be-
                                                                                                                    gan operation in March after                                                                                             Do Not
his last day on the job Friday, July deputy sheriff William R. Bass.        fuel costs); Precinct 1 JP Don          the completion of their new fa-
29.                                     —renewed the annual contract        Kirkpatrick (transfer $110 from         cility.
   In addition to his plaque, Peace with TCLEDDS for access to per-         office supplies to office equip-                                                                                           I'htiltt by Shcilci Kiinick
                                                                            ment); DPS officer Jeff Wimberly                                                             Three dogs arc currently avail-
                                                                            ($200 for film development); and                                                             able for adoption at the Grand
                                                                            Precinct 1 Commissioner Ricky                                                                Saline Animal Shelter. This fe-
                                                                            LaPrade (transfer $2,500 from                                                                male black and white mix dog
                                                                            Road & Bridge to machinery).                                                                 is approximately a year old.
                                                                               —approved acceptance of Pri-
                                                                            vate Road 6208 in Sycamore
                                                                            Hills Subdivision as>a county
                                                                            maintained road. Precinct 2 Com-
                                                                            missioner David Risner said the
                                                                            road "is in good shape."
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Precinct 2 County Commissioner David Risner, left, presents a                                                                                                                         of Edgewood on Hwy. 80.
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