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i]]1 40 "Oldest thriving town in the Panhandle!" ISPS 947040 ISSN 1048-8170 Thursday, January 6, 1993 Vol 5, Number 1 JAMES T. SHELTON Sew Tower For Claren- I I In a continuhg effort to pro- vide the best serv  wm expand coverage with the comple- tion of new cell sites in Borger and Clarendon, Texas by the middle of wa fint  d1994. lthepmS0 ]obson  : Im It been eommitted tO providing a"completed constrUalma el a cmtemer0 with the mint advanced ew cell site in Graver as of Tues- day, December 28. This cell site will rovide coverage to Hansford -ounty and improve coverage Ong Highway 136 and Highway Dodson Cellular Systems in ampa, Gruver Cellular and Cel- elar Communications will be the Dodson representative in this area. Dobson Cellular Systems, ong with it's sister company, of- h rs nearly 40,000 square miles of ome coverage, 23 cell sites, and six tores conveniently located 0aroughout the Texas Panhandle d western Oklahoma. Customers avering in these areas have access [o these local stores in case they are n need of assistance or they may imply dial "611". ;)ffice Location Changes Onita Sanders has announced that she has moved the loca- ion of her Real Estate Office from lvy 287 E. to 720 S. McClefiand. telecommunications and the WILLIAM M.("MAC" RNERRY- Republican caa- te forthe U.S. House of Reiwe- seatatives for the 13th eengru- Sioaul district. Thornberry I00eception Set Voters are invited to an House to meet Mac try, Republican candidate or b.S. Congress, at the Churn- Shelwn To Run For DA J,m00, T. Shelton formally announces his fding as a Democratic can- didate for the 100th Judicial District Attorney. Shelton has served as the 100th Judicial District Attorney since September 27, 1993, after being appointed by Governor Ann Richards to replace David McCoy. McCoy was appointed 100th District Judge to fdl the unexpired term of retiring Judge John T. Forbis. Prior to becoming District Attorney, Shelton was Assistant District Attorney under David McCoy, as well as Donley County Attorney Pro Tem. Shelton and his family have rived in Clarendon since 1984, when he first returned to the area to practice law. Shelton was born and raised in Childress and married the former Cindy Trolringer of Pampa. They are the parents of Lindsey, 11, Taylor, 9, and Lauren 1-1/2. Shelton has rived and maintained a private law practice in Clarendon since August, 1984. "After graduating from law school in 1983, I always knew that I would move back and five dose to my home of Childress. My wife and I have rived in Clarendon for over nine years and this is the area we have chosen to raise our three children. The counties making up the 100th Judicial District-Car- son, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall-are great places to rive. It is my belief that fair, effective, and judicial prosecution of criminals con- tribut to making a co.mmunity a nice place to rive and raise families. I have over six years experience prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases as County Attorney Pro Tem, Assistant District Attorney, and District Attorney. My desire is to continue to serve the people of this area as District Attorney for many years and carry out the duties of that offtce to the best of my abilities." Economy Holds Steady highest level of quality service and customer satisfaction. As cellular technology continues to be one of the most versatile sources of com- munication, so will Dobson con- tinue to explore all avenues of ex- pamion for its customers. xas' economy is steady to owly improving. December hies TaX  were up 5.6 per cent atatewlde. The State Comp- troller gates that "Employment in T overall is continuing to ex- reflectin8 a 1.9 percent rise n October 1992 and Oc- tober 1993." The figures are released in December over receipts sent to Austin in Novem- ber, but represent sales taxes col- lected in October. Donley County was up by 2.15 per cent for the year-to-date App00ns Taken For Energy Assistance dle Community Service has announced that they are now taking applications for the Cuprehenaive Energy Assistance Pro- gram (CEAP). This program helps with heating costs during the coldest winter nmnt When you come by the Panhandle Community Services office in the co .m00om in fonowi00 doo00en- tation with you: Proof of income; and a twelve month history of your heating costa. There is an 800 n in the telephone book if you use Lene Star Natural Gas, or if you use butane, you can obtain a history of your heating tests from them. Level of income, source of income, size of family, and age of family members is considered when determining whether or not the family qualifies. There are several different ways of assisting families, so if you are not sure whether or not you would be eligible, get your proof of income and a twelve month history of your heating coats and come by the PCS office in the old courthouse in Oaremdon. For yore convenience and their, applicatinns will be taken on Tnes- days, Wednesdays and Thursdaya don Cone00 Activity Cen- tea" on Sunday, January 9, 1994, from 2.'00 to 3".30 p.m. William McOelhm (ac") Thornberry, a fifth generation Texan, wns born in Clarendon, Donley County, Texas ia 1958 where his fmayis involved in farm- Mac w raised m the family nmch aud anendud publk w, hooh in Clareudou. He atteuded Tens Tech University in  and graduated with a degree in history and a minor in polakal sckaee. Thornberry also graduated from the University of Tram School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of Teeas. 00woAed for Cos- Sresman Tom Leelller from, L083 to 1985, then as Chief-of-Staff for congreme00 I00rry Combe.t from 1985 to 1988. He knows how the prou00 worh. I ! I Potter Co. I "1 [ I i 1 6 Panhandle Grmad W#ter Conrvatlon Dtslrtct No, 3 Directm- Precincts Panhandle Ground Water District To Hold Elections D00ector Precincts No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6, Of Panhandle Ground Water Conservation District No. 3, will hold elections on January 15, 1994. One director will be elected from each precinct to serve a four-year term. The Board of Directors is responsible for legal, financial and business matters of the District. Additionally, Directors are responsible for the approval or denial of apprications for water well permits and agricultural water conservation equipment loans. Those firing for the positions are: Precinct 2, Frank Simms; Precinct 4, Charles Bowers; and Precinct 6, Jim Thompson. e. The' figures for the  .... per cent Childress was up I1,91 per were off slightly, but Hedley does cent and 7.96 per cent, respectively. not report on a short-term basis, which may influence the figures. For the City of Clarendon, October sales were down 11.7 per cent, but the year-to-date figures were up 2.67 per cent. Armstrong County (Claude) was off 11.72 in October receipts, but up 11.27 for YTD. Briscoe County was up 25.18 per cent and 11.33 per cent. Carson County slipped 8.75 per cent in the month, but improved for the year to 15.69 Collingsworth County in- creased their tax rate, so their figures are not comparable. The same is true of Pampa and Mem- phis. Canadian stumbled 5.14 per cent short-term, but edged ahead 3.17 per cent YTD. Motley County suffered a 34.15 per cent decline in October sales, but still managed a positive 8.23 per cent for the year through tenth month. Wheeler grew 5.43 and 5.67 per cent. Potter and Rudall Counties gained in both periods, 5.69/8.49 per cent and 1.47 per cenU5.36 per cent in each case. Many state economists ex- pect the figures for November sales to bounce back from the October hesitation. While it is not "scientific" or statistical, many Clarendon mer- chants report that 1993 was a good year. Area business people generally appear optimistic about 1994. Set Senior Citizens Dance is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11,1994 at the Community Building on North Ayers street in Clarendon from 7 to 10 p.m. Jim and Ruby wR! be spinning good country mnsic. Admission is $2.00 per person. Everyone is invited. Registration Rnle Set KINDERGARTNERS  Clarendon Elementary visit the Medleal Cen. tel" and spread Christmas cheer. New Generation Takes Over Business Ciiff m., Jr., is taking over Alexander Used Cars, effective January 3. The business will retain the name that has been an institution in Clarendon for many years. They will continue in the same location. "We will continue to operate the paint and body shop," said the younger Alexander. He plans to follow the same lmiieks that made his father successful in the business. Clifford Alexander, Jr., and his wife have recently moved back from Rialto, California. They have two at heine. Clifford Senior is retiring. His wife, Ann, says, "He will be busy for several year with 'Honey Do's' that he has put oa hold until now." CTmmp/on Emp/o00ees Announced Tha Ch.p Comce of Olsten Kimberly Quality Care has met and is proud to an- munce that Ladell Maxwell, RN hm been selected u the Employee Of The Year. Ladell is ommitted i iii to providing q|mllty care, by giving the best of her, elf to her clients, other caregivers and Olsten Kim- berly Quality Care. Ladell is a true asset to the word nurse and to Home Health Care. Her skills as a nurse are tremendous and wall used. Ladell is a true advocate to Home Health Care in the community of Wel- lington and Hollis. Ladell's work is very com- mendable and appreciated and a big thanks goes out to her for all her good work. Cont'd on It. 6. the scheduled public hearing on December 15, 1993, the Board of Directors of Panhandle Ground Water Conser- vation District No. 3 adopted a new well registration rule. This rule re- quires registration for all wells drilled in the District after February 1, 1994, that produce or will produce water for all nonper- mired uses, including wells drilled for monit purposes. For the complete rule, please refer to the legal notice in this newspaper, or you may call the PGWCD office at 883-2501, to have a copy of the rule mailed to you. Graham Graduates Stacy Graham of Clarendon, Texas graduated from the University of North Texas during Fall commencemenL cereJnonies on Saturday, December 18, 1993. Graham received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Promotion. Parents of the new graduate are Jack and Audrey Hall of Clarendon, Texas. With more than 27,000 students, the University of North Texas is the fourth largest university in the state. UNT is the largest and most com- prehensive university in the North Texas region with more than 130 under- graduate and graduate degree programs.