The Paris News from Paris, Texas on March 17, 1985 · Page 10
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Paris, Texas
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10A Th* Paris N«w*. Sun.. March 17, 1965 Regional Roundup Valley Notebook By David W«st«rfl«ld, regional editor Clarksville Application forms, available at Red River General Hospital, for the Odessa Burrow Pannell Scholarship must be received by 3 p.m. April 1. Nursing students who are permanent residents of Red River County may apply for the $150 scholarship to an R.N. student and $75 scholarship to an L.V.N. student currently enrolled in a nursing program. Applicants must be available for personal interviews, if requested. Applications go to Irene Bryant, Red River General Hospital, P.O. Drawer 1270, Clarksville, Texas 75426. Scholarships will be announced May 8. The Clarksville Lions Club is sponsoring two performances of the Carson and Barnes Circus here at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. The circus grounds wUl be on East Main Street on the lot across from Harvey Bros. Bogata An Alzheimer's Disease awareness program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the chapel of the Red River Haven Nursing Home. The public is encouraged to attend. Alzheimer's Disease, an irreversible brain disorder with no known cause or cure, afflicts more than two million Americans. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Blossom The St. Jude Children's Hospital bike-a-thon here has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, with the riders meeting at the First Baptist Church. Those interested in riding or in sponsoring riders can contact Lillian Garrett at 982-5248. Deport A community-wide music service has been planned at the Deport Methodist Church for Palm Sunday, March 31. Rehearsals are being held at the church at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Honey Grove An immunization clinic sponsored by the Texas Department of Health will begin at the Honey Grove Elementary School at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18. The Honey Grove Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Hall-Voyer Foundation Center. The program will be on "Planting and the Use of Harbs." Detroit The Detroit Future Homemakers of America and the Young Homemakers will have their annual style show and talent contest at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in the school cafeteria. Prizes will be given for three age groups in the talent contest. Anyone interested in entering the contest should contact Evelyn Miller at Detroit Schools before March 18. Commerce Tickets are now on sale for the annual East Texas State University Accounting Awards Banquet scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. The featured speaker will be Dr. Sam Cochran, ETSU psychology director. Additional information can be obtained by calling (214) 886-5659. Tyler Thousands of visitors are expected at the 1985 Azalea and Spring Flower Trail March 23-31, when more than 75 residents on a five-mile trail open their gardens for viewing. Visitors can begin the Trail on the courthouse square, where the Chamber of Commerce will have an information booth. The fifth annual Heritage on Tour is planned for March 29-31 with the theme "The 1930s: Blooms, Booms and Brick Streets." during which visitors can take walking and carriage tours of the historical residential district in Tyler. For more information, contact the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 390, Tyler, Texas 75710; (214) 592-1661. If you have an item of interest for this column, please send it to David Westerfield, The Paris News, P.O. Box 1078, Paris, Texas, 75460, or call 1-214-785-8744, extension 37, Monday through Friday. SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS — The North Lamar U.I.L. literary team won the sweepstakes trophy recently at a meet in Quitman. Team members are, left to right, front row: Heather Earls, Liskin Swint, Andrea Izzo, Cherie Bright, Erin Swint, Kristi Harris, Tenri LaRue, Karen Carr; in the back row are Rodney Franklin, Adam Routon, John Whitten, Tod Landis, Kenneth Shirley, John Robert Brown and Dale Loughmiller. (Staff photo by David Westerfield) N. Lamar literary team wins trophy The North Lamar U.I.L. literary team captured the prized sweepstakes trophy recently at the Quitman Senior High Invitational Meet, accumulating a total of 96 points. Individual winners from North Lamar were Liskin Swint, second in number sense and science; Adam Routon, first in calculator and fourth in number sense; Kristi Harris, first in spelling; Kenneth Shirley, fifth in spelling; Rodney Franklin, fourth in calculator; Dale Loughmiller, fifth in calculator; Tod Landis, first in science; Andrea Izzo, fifth in prose and sixth in feature writing; Heather Earls, sixth in prose; John Robert Brown, first in persuasive speaking; Erin Swint, second in persuasive speaking; John Whitten, fourth in headlines; Cherie Bright, third in poetry; and Ten LaRue, third in spelling. In order to retain possession of the traveling sweepstakes trophy, the North Lamar literary team must journey to Quitman for the next two years and win the meets there. Students from Bailey Junior High participated in a practice U.I.L. literary tournament in Quitman, finishing second to Quitman Junior High. The tournament in- cluded several new events for junior high students, such as science, calculator and social studies. Individual winners from Bailey were seventh graders Lorin Swint, Mark Davis, Samantha Cunningham, Nikki Rodgers, Melissa Smyers, Adrian Booker, Shannon Smith, Misty Perkins, Lori Yerby and Jimmy Johnson. Eighth grade winners included Chad Johnson, Mark Caldwell, Rachel Harris, Mandy Myrick, Shanna Arnold, Sherry Nichols, Mitchell White, Michael Pentecost and Amy Hudson. Students from two enemy nations peacefully share same dorm room By MATT CURRY Wichita Falls Times WICHITA FALLS. Texas <AP) While the neighboring countries of Iran and Iraq are locked in a bitter struggle on the other side of the world, two natives of those countries are coexisting peacefully at Midwestern State University. But more than sharing the same campus, they have gone a step further and share the same living area. Kevin Stouse, 22, of Esfhan, Iran, and Doraid Hana, 21, of Baghdad, Iraq, have been roommates at MSU's Pierce Hall since fall "It sounds strange to some people when they first hear it, but the anger between the two countries is not between the people It's bet ween the governments," said Stouse, who came to the UniJwJ State in 1979. Hana agreed. "Iraq is considered an Arabian country, so the people are really the same. It is the governments that get involved in the war Lots of people in my country refused to go to the war," said Hana, a resident of the United States since 1981. Although they have different opinions about their own countries, the two said they share feelings about the war. •'We share the same view about the war. I don't agree with what my country does," Stouse said. "Iran claims Iraq started the war, and Iraq claims Iran started the war. I agree with my country, and I really like my government. But I don't like the war," said Hana. While Hana intends to return to his country to pursue a career in radiology, Stouse cannot return. "I can't go back because I'm a minority in my country. People of my religion are treated like the Jews were with Hitler," said Stmise. a Bahai. 'We weren't being treated well, even with the Shah, But now people of the Bahai religion are being tor- it;r*5d and killed. It i» almost im- rx/ssibte for them to live there," he said. "My family — the way they live is totally different because they are not Moslems." Stouse said he came to the United States to further his education after the revolution closed Iranian schools. Hana, who also came to the United States to further his education, said minorities are treated well in Iraq. "I'm a minority in my country because I'm a Catholic Christian. We are treated very well," he said. Both said they have never argued about the war, but have "kidded around." "Sometimes he calls me an Arab," Hana said. The two have managed to get along so well, they said they may continue to room together. Both plan to live in Arlington. Stouse, who plans to graduate in May, said he will attend graduate school at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Hana said he will intern at an Arlington hospital Sherrer appointed to rules committee OKLAHOMA CITY - Speaker Jim Barker has appointed Dist. 19 State Rep. Gary Sherrer, D-Snow, to the Rules Committee of the State House of Representatives. The 30-member panel, comprised of leading state representatives, establishes overall House of Representatives policy on major statewide issues. Sherrer fills a vacancy created by the recent death of Rep. Don Johnson, D-Pawnee. "During his years as a state representative Rep. Sherrer has demonstrated a high degree of intelligence and skill as a legislator and a habit of working hard for the good of his district and of Oklahoma as a whole. He will be a great asset to the committee as it grapples with the complex and difficult issues confronting the House of Representatives," Barker said. Sherrer, who represents Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties and the southwestern corner of McCurtain County, said a seat on the Rules Committee will enhance his ability to get things done in the House. "The views of southeastern Oklahoma will now have much greater input when key decisions are made on important legislation," he said. The committee is currently considering legislation on a host of statewide issues, including financial disclosure/conflict of interest legislation concerning public officials, political campaign finance and reorganization of state government. The Rules Committee appointment is the second major post Sherrer has filled in the House of Representatives recently. HEARING TESTS SET FOR LAMAR COUNTY Anyone who has trouble hearing or understanding speech clearly is welcome to have a hearing test using current electronic equipment to determine if they have a correctable loss. Even people now wearing a hearing aid or those who may have been told nothing could be done for them should have a hearing test to find out if they are one of the many a hearing aid will help. The free hearing tests will be given at the Beltone Hearing Aid office listed below this week, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Call to arrange for an appointment in our- office. Adults Only. 100 N.w. 3RD Phone 784-8637 Paid Advertisement Paris, Texas "Have a TAX REFUND coming?" Ask about our Guarantee We can't promise everyone a refund, but if you've got one coming, we'll guarantee to find you the biggest refund or your return is free. H&R THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 1545 Clarksville wnuamsburg centre Paris, Texas Op«n 9 AM-6 PM Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Sat. Phone 214-785-8506 Appointments Available Can you believe this old shoedog will be 50 Tomorrow? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WES! <Dt unnu a Tour Paris Homes / arui /Come by our place -For, l« VJ^x ^^ i f. 1 y- Vommies and Williamsburg Centre 785-2701 Iwantthe most advanced medical treatment I can get: We all want the best health care for ourselves and our families. Yet we also know the cost of that care must be kept affordable. In recent years, new medical procedures have remarkably improved American life expectancy. And our quality of life as well. A person can return to work with an artificial hip. A severed hand can be rc- attachcd and restored. And, though the cost can reach a staggering $150,000, an organ as complex as the liver can be successfully transplanted. The miracles arc real. But the costs arc very high. The Questions posed can be wrenching. Do we limit access to the latest technology? Must we put a lid on all future progress? There arc no easy answers. To continue medical advances while containing costs, we must re-examine our expectations of our health care delivery system. All hospitals cannot offer all the latest technology. That means patients may have to wait longer for certain procedures or travel farther for certain kindsofcarc. Not all medical problems require every possible test or procedure. Physicians anil patients sometimes will have to make choices. Ultimately, we'll all have to decide what price we arc willing to pay for the medical technology we'd like to have available. We must seek ways to control expenses not by limiting progress, but by using costly.cquipment and technology wisely. The present cost trends in our nation's 6,000 hospitals arc encouraging. With help from lower inflation, the rate of increase in hospital expense;, slowed from 15.8 percent in 1981 to 10.1 percent in 1983. And in the first half of 1984, the annualizcd rate of increase was only 4.8 percent. As we deal with the cost pressures of advancing technology, one value must not change, however. Quality of care must not suffer. On that, hospitals stand firm. Only by working together—hospitals, physicians, patients, business and government—can we continue our progress while keeping high quality care accessible and affordable for everyone. If you share our concern, please share this message. Pass it along to someone who cares. And write for our latest economic data, "Hospital Trends: The Leading Indicators," to P.O. Box 5431, Dcpt. i o i, Chicago, 11.60695. "Medical technology is outrunning our ability to pay for it; HOSPITAL 785-4521 McCuistion Regional Medical Center Paris, Texas 785-7621

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