The Gatesville Messenger and Star-Forum from Gatesville, Texas on March 22, 1984 · Page 3
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Gatesville, Texas
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Thursday, March 22, 1984
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THE QATESVILLE MESSENGER, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 19M PAGE 3-A : A 1 I. i.i Messenger Records Seven New Readers LIGHTING UP . One 100 wan light bulb produces more light than two 60 watt bulbs, with about 17 percent less energy consumed CIVIL WAR WEAPON FOUND HERE A rust-crusted relic that has been Identified aa a pistol from Civil War days was found in the wall of a 115-year-old Gatesvllle boose James K. (Baddy) PoweD recently had dismantled. Powell Is pictured above with the weapon, which was uncovered by a workman and which Is believed to be a '51 Navy Colt cap-and-ball, single-action six-shooter designed In 1850 by Samuel Colt and sold to Wth Union and Confederate officers daring the War Between the States. The house, located on a hill overlooking Hwy. 36 In Gateavllle's southeastern outskirts, was the home of Powell's great-grandfather, James Naylor Powell, a pioneer settler In Central Texas who moved to Gatesvllle from Waco with his family In the late 1860's after serving In the Confederate Army daring the Civil War. Powell assumes that his great-grandfather carried the pistol daring his soldiering days, then stashed it in the wall of hit newly-ballt Gatesvllle home for safekeeping. ' James Naylor PoweD died in 1905. Weatherization Kits Available For Aged Needy, Disabled Joe Richards Jr., Gatesville district manager for Texas-New Mexico Power Company, has announced a company-sponsored program to provide qualified customers with home weatherization kits. The Help for the Aged Needy and Disabled (H.A.N.D.) Program was developed to meet the needs of individuals who are unable to purchase the necessary materials to properly winterize their homes, Richards explained, and Texas-New Meaxico Power Company will provide the weatherization kits without cost. To qualify for the home weatherization kit, an individual must be a residential customer of Texas-New Mexico Power Company and be at least 62 years old, retired or physically disabled. The 'Senior Center of Gatesville will be the sole distributor of the home weatherization kits. Richards said Senior Center members have indicated they will install the weatherization kits for qualified applicants. The home weatherization kit includes four plastic storm windows, 17 feet of V-seal weatherstripping, 36 inches of self-adhesive door sweep, 30 feet of rope caulk, eight electrical switch foam insulators, and one roll of clear weatherstrip tape. Any aged needy and disabled customer of Texas-New Mexico Power Company in. Gatesville who is interested in participating in H.A.N.D. Program should contact Patricia Lindkvist at the Gatesville Senior Center, phone 865-8234. Twenty-four Messenger readers renewed their subscriptions to Coryell County's mainstay newspaper during the week of March 12-16. During the same period, seven new subscriptions were receivedvIhoseSubscribing were: NEWt Paula Grissom, Killeen; Rodney Lusk, Rt. 4, Gatesville; Mrs. F. B. Moore, Hamilton; Mrs. Jerry Hawk, Rt. 2, Gatesville; Luther Chitwood, Pearl Rt., Gatesville; Ethel Pruner, Gatesville; Mrs. Tom Scott, Heiden-heimer. RENEWAL! A. B. Graham, Rt. 1, Purmela; John Westbrook III, gatesville; Robert Jansen, Rt. 1, Evant; Elsie Wittie, Gatesville; Carrie Bland, Gatesville; James Reid Powell, Gatesville; Carolyn Zook, Gatesville; Three-Quarter Way House, MHMR, Gatesville; Bland Kerby, Crawford; Quince Davidson Jr., DeSoto; James S. Fincher, Gatesville; Joe Broadway, Temple. Bill Lawrence, Rt. 1, Gatesville; Freddie Wolff, Rt. 1, Gatesville; Mrs. Lonnie Richter. Gatesville; Mrs. John Ballard Rites Held Monday Services for Travis Ballard, 64, of Copperas Cove were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Scott's Funeral Chapel in Gatesville. Rev. Schultz and Rev. Don Johnson conducted the rites, and burial was in the Pearl Cemetery. Mr. Ballard died Saturday in a Killeen hospital. He had lived in Copperas Cove 33 years and was employed by the Copperas Cove Independent School District. He joined the school staff after retiring from civil service work at Fort Hood in 1975. Born July 2, 1919, in Gatesville, he was the son of Mrs. Lillie Ballard and the late William Tully Ballard and was reared at Pearl. He married the former Betty Freeman on March 15, 1941. Mr. Ballard served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Copperas Cove. Survivors. include his wife; one son, Keith Ballard of Austin; a daughter, Sherry Ballard of Austin; his mother, Mrs. Lillie Ballard of Copperas Cove; one brother, Wayne Ballard of Dallas; and five grandchildren. Pallbearers for Mr. Ballard's funeral were Bertis Ballard, Eugene Murrah, Don Ballard, Earl Gandy, J. C. Ballard and Dan Murrah. 3 P55 "A Jvf vsra Tum Ptpwlmut PuMIe SMy VOTE James Ross FOR SHERIFF OF CORYELL COUNTY in the May5th Democratic Primary Your Vote and Influence Will Be Appreciated Paid Pol. Ad. by Bobble Boss, Campaign Treasurer,. P.O. Gatesville, TX. 76528. Box 683, If yotfi understand how you receive electricity you may save money fen? $- -GO-GO The electric utility industry needs a tremendous amount of capital to build power plants and transmission end distribution facilities. Member cooperatives of the Brazos System borrow this money and then pay it back with interest over the approximately 35-year life of the facilities it bought. Your rates pay part of this debt as you use the system. Like taking a loan to buy a car, this is much more bearable than paying the entire cost at the beginning. How we are cutting costs We have been saving you money by delaying construction of plants and facilities. By pooling our power plants in the Texas Municipal Power Pool, we have Capital delayed constructing a lignite plant at least three years. By installing improved transmission meters which measure load to closer tolerances, we are delaying other construction through more precise planning.., j . How you can help To meet the needs of you and youf neighbors, we must have the power plants and transmission and distribution facilities to provide for your highest electricity usage. Make a habit of using less electricity during the summer peak-demand hours of late afternoon and early evening. We will be able to delay borrowing for construction. In the long term you will help us hold rates down. Hamilton County Electric Cooperative ASSOCIATION HAMILTON, TEXAS Member of The Brazos System jK For reprints of this series confacf. Frank Bushnet - Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. PO. Box 6296. rVaco, Texas 76706 P. Bone, Rt. 3, Gatesville; T. K. O'Neal, Chandler; Ben L. Roberts, Rt. 3, Gatesville; Mike Baize, Rt. 1, Copperas Cove; E. R. Rushton, Houston; L. L. Whatley, Pierce City, Mo.; David Williams, Brazoria; Thomas L. Jones, Round Rock; Daniel Flores. Leon Junction. Coryell Memorial Hospital Report NEW ARRIVALS A baby boy was born Sunday, March 18, at 10:25 p.m. to Stephen and Dana Philipp, Gatesville. THESE ARE PATIENTS Bud Arnold, Lois K. Ashby, Guy Clifford Bates, Bert Davis, Bessie J. Davis, Opal R. Dixon, Anna Lou Ford, Cesario B. Guerrero, Carl R. Keith, (Columbus) Raby Lazenby, Lu Dean Lilljedahl, Sally I. Lovell, Tom B. McGlothlin, Callie O. Martin, Molly Montgomery, Lillie Mae Necessary, Mary Ann Newton, Zula Estelle O'Neal, Jimmie Elsie Painter, Nadine Pettys, Danna De' Anne Philipp, Annette Powell, William Francis Powell, Kelly Feye Price, Harold. Rogers, Meva Taff, James M. Scott, Annie D. Taff. FARMERS RAtXIIERS Effective .!srch 1 6, formers end . renchsrs will bd required to have workers compensation insurance if they have one or more employees. Let Us Help You AUTO LIFE FIRE AGENTS: Doak Smith Mike Wynn Lynn Barnett With Your Workers Compensation Insurance TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE JIMMY GREEN, Agency Manager Gatesvllle, Texas 2605 S Hwy 36 Office Phone 817-865 7249 AGENTS: George Whiuker Lynn Beadle The Gatcsiiillc fflcs$cn9cr DANNY HUKEL, Publisher Published every Monday and Thursday by the Messenger Publishing Company, Inc., 116 South Sixth Street, Gatesvllle, Teiaa 76528. Subscription rates: $11.50 a year In Coryell County; $16.50 a year anywhere else In Texas; and $23.50 a year out of . state. Second class postage paid at Gatesville, Texaa. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Gatesville Messenger, P. O. Box 799, Gatesvllle, Texas 76528. Notice To The Public: Any error or erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, Ann or corporation which may appear In the columns of the Messenger and Star-Forum will be gladly corrected upon being brought to the attention of the management. SPECIAL SPRING SALE i! II I Ji 11 J 10'x.O' Storage Building Reg. 1 ,271 00 8'xl2' Storage Building Reg.76200 8'xir Greenhouse Reg. 1,229 $861 6'xlO' Storage Building Special Spring Price '399 Call now for a frM brochure DON'S AUTO SALES 2420 Main 845-9191 1 (BQDQDUDfVlIAEa ft vs r I t)(J i& a HI II 1. 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