The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 26, 1987 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Wednesday, August 26, 1987
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, August 26, 198? 9-A BCTA OFFICERS BAYTOWN CLASSROOM Teacher* AMOCiaUon officers for 1987-88 Include, front row from left, Sharon Armstrong, legislative chairperson; Sherry Smith, immediate past president; Norma Coyle, vice president; Glenda Tlner, professional rights and responsibilities chairperson; Elaine Hall, president; Gayla Townsend, president-elect; Stella Radie, teacher personal services chairperson; Laura Pledger/teacher education and professional standards chairperson; Doris Wilkinson, treasurer; Robin Payne, membership chairperson; Margaret Webb, social chairperson; Cindy Hlghtower, publicity chairperson; Carol Barrett, state legislative chairperson. Not pictured is Mary Ann Gaylord, election chairperson. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) SUN CLASSIFIED 422-8323 War veterans directory project of vet volunteers FREEPORT. Minn. (AP) — Ron McGinnis pulled his semi- trailer truck into St. Louis, hometown of an old Vietnam war buddy. He found a motel, a beer and a phone book, but he couldn't find Jim Boettcher. "1 must have called every Boettcher in the St. Louis phone book. And. of all names, wouldn't you know his wife's was Smith. So ! didn't even try." But McGinnis.'39. of Freeport. didn't give up his search for Boettcher and his other Army buddies In fact, he's not only looking for his own buddies, but everybody else's as well McGinnis wants to put together a directory of veterans' addresses and phone numbers. That \vay ; vets like him could keep in touch with each other "There's a bond there. We share something that others will never know," he said McGinnis formed Veteran's Directory. Inc. in January. He quit his trucking job about three months later to devote time to the project. He works out of an office in the back of his house, where he spends his days making telephone Calls, writing letters and preparing news releases. "We're looking for recognition at this point. We're here. We're not going to give up," he said. The "we" is McGinnis and five or six volunteers, whom he calls his board of directors. He admits he's the only full-time worker, and an unpaid one at that, running the operation on donations. Some vets have sent back the information needed to get their names in the directory. .McGinnis keeps them filed by state in his desk drawer. Before he's finished, he'll probably fill several filing cabinets, He estimates there are 2.5 million vets in the American Legion alone. And then there are the deceased vets and civilian war vets he'd like to include in the book. Not all correspondence has been positive. One letter-writer told McGinnis that other veterans' organizations provide directories. : But that didn't faze him. Sure, he says, you can find out someone's address when they were discharged. But it's next to impossible to find out where they've moved since. "Anybody who looks up my discharge address will see Woodson, Calif. But 1 haven't lived there for 12 years," he noted. McGinnis says he'd like to have about 100,000 names before publishing his first edition. He'll print other editions after the first book drums up more interest in the project. "It'll be one of those books you can keep on the coffee table, hopefully right next to the family Bible," McGinnis said. (The address of Veteran's Directory Inc. is P.O Box 171. Freeport. Minn.. 56331.) ULEE COLLEGE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON/ COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY JOB SEARCH CENTER, IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR ITS JTPA DISLOCATED WORKER PROJECT Individuals who have lost their jobs due to layoffs in oil-related, steel, agricultural and engineering jobs, as well as those affected by a plant or company closure, are eligible to participate. Interested individuals may apply at the following location and time: Lee College Technical-Vocational Building I Room 119 Friday, Aug. 28 9 a.m. Requirements: Please bring your social security card, a birth certificate or passport, proof of residence, a reduction in force letter from your employer, and an eligibility letter from the Texas Employment Commission. THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AT NO COST TO ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS. PARTICIPANTS MAY ATTEND LEE COLLEGE WITH BOOKS, TUITION, AND FEES PAID. For more information, call University of Houston 748-5408 Lee College 425-6302 1987 FOOTBALL CONTEST COMING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER I st Sponsored by TRAVEL AGENCY 427-04S7 BAYTOWNS OLDEST AND LARGEST TRAVEL AGENCY CONTINENTAL UP WHERE YOU BELONG Contest Rules * WtlKU WINNEtt ** ttwt* •*• frit* *M *Mf iiliiiiliij ttMf pwrkntar w**fc. A ft* brMb«r fwM It •(*• fat*4 M CMS! tMi tan M(T. In ttw •» «it *t • tfe, MM ml*mi't •rvwn frwfv • Mt. Swry Miy 1 WIMWT p9f priiv. ftr MM Urn. •M to * AN wrtrfet mm? 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