I have been doing lookups at the Ward County Archives for some time. I search the obituaries which have been indexed from 1935 to present, the Ward County History book published in 1977 ,the Monahans Cemetery Census book and the Farr Funeral Home records. I have been doing all this free of charge. I recently talked to the person responsible for running the archives and they have a county budget of $250.00 per year. The company which produces the microfilm charges $400.00 per year. I have decided that I must now ask a fee of $5.00 per customer which includes copies and postage. This will be turned over to the Historical Commissioon which runs the archives to help with their expenses. I hope this does not inconvenience anyone but I hope you see why I must do this. I am not making any profit on this, in fact I am still donating my time and will pay for copies and postage out of my own pocket. The $5.00 will go directly to the Historical Commission. Thanks so much for your understanding.
Kerry Acker firstname.lastname@example.org