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Wednesday, July 2, 1997

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Anson school board to consider construction bids

ANSON - School board members will meet Monday to accept or reject one of the six bids submitted Tuesday for construction at the high school.

The low bid submitted Tuesday came from CSS, Inc., of Gates- ville for $2,077,460. The school's architect had estimated the cost to be $1.9 million.

The school plans to build a new auditorium/band hall complex. The complex will be built with reserve funds and no bond issue will be needed.

A Depression-era auditorium was demolished earlier this year amid protests from some resi- dents in order to make room for the new complex.

Brownwood MHMR hires new director

BROWNWOOD - A native of Iran who formerly worked at the Mental Health-Mental Retardation Center of Brownwood will return as executive director.

After a search of more than six months, trustees selected Ghasem Nahvipour, 36, from more than 60 applicants for the job, according to trustee Wanda Ragsdale of Coleman.

She said Nahvipour was di- rector of child and adolescent services at the Brownwood MH-MR Center from May 1992 to September 1993 when he left to work in Tarrant County. He will begin his new duties Aug. 1, Ragsdale said.

Cisco pair busted in Eastland on drug charges

CISCO - Two Cisco residents are in jail following their arrest at an Eastland motel Monday night on drug charges.

Sandra Elizabeth Gray, 30, was placed in Eastland County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Her bond was set at $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Jack Graham and she remains in jail.

Her husband, Rockey, was ar- rested on warrants from Taylor County. Eastland Police Chief Cecil Funderburgh said when Gray makes bond in Taylor County, he will face possession charges in Eastland County, the same as his wife.

Funderburgh said that after Eastland policeman Gene Rus- sell obtained information, the Ramada Inn was put under sur- veillance and the arrests were made.

Officers found less than 28 grams of what is believed to be a controlled substance. Several items of drug paraphernalia also were found, Funderburgh said.

Arrest of students may slow drug flow on TSTC campus

SWEETWATER - Nolan County authorities believe the arrest of three Texas State Technical College students Monday night will reduce the marijuana traffic on the local campus.

Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant at a house in Roscoe and also stopped a car believed to be used in transporting contraband.

A small amount of what is believed to be marijuana was found inside the house and in the vehicle. The drugs are being tested.

Sheriff Donnie Rannefeld said more than $1,200 in cash was also confiscated during the arrests.

Charged with felony possession of marijuana were William Eric Gill, 27, and Matthew John Rid- geway, 23, both of Big Spring, and Kelly Jerald Hearin, 23, of Colorado City. Hearin was ar- rested in the residence, the other two in a vehicle, the sheriff said.

Rannefeld said the investigation is continuing and may lead to further charges. He added he believes all three of the suspects were selling drugs at TSTC.

"We feel like we made a major dent in the marijuana supply going to the campus," the sheriff said.

Winters man to become Roscoe postmaster

ROSCOE - Garry D. Goff has been appointed Roscoe postmaster and will move his family here from Winters this month.

Goff began his postal career as a clerk-carrier at Winters in 1985 and has served as officer in charge in Winters and Wel- lington. He has been postmaster in Wingate for the past four years.

A native of San Angelo, he graduated from San Angelo School of Nursing in 1978. He was a volunteer fireman, Little League coach and city coun- cilman in Winters.

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