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Page 4 Social Security News by Jim Talbot End Of Year Reminders As the end of the year ap- proaches, there are certain Social Security related matters you should know about. If you have a child age one or older who doesn't have a Social Security number, make sure you get one before you file your tax return next year. The law requires you to list a Social Security number on your tax return for all dependents over age one. If you changed your name this year (through marriage, divorce, or any other reason), make sure your new name is listed on your Social Security card and in Social Security records. If you don't do this, there may be problems posting your earnings to Social Security's files. (This could reduce your future Social Security benefits.) Also, the Internal Revenue Service may have problems processing you tax return. If you're getting Social Security benefits and you moved year, make sure we have your correct address. (Sometimes people who have their checks sent directly to their bank forget to tell us about a change in their mailing address.) It's important we have your correct address because early next year we're going to send you a form that shows the total benefits you received in 1993. You may need this form for income tax or other purpose. If you receive Social Security and work, remember that you can earn more money in 1994 before your benefits are reduced. If you're under 65, you can earn up to $8,040 next year with no reduction in benefits. If your 65 to 69, you can earn up to $11,160 in 1994 with no reduction. If you're 70 or older, there is no limit on your earnings. If you receive benefits and worked inn 193, you need to report your earnings to Social Security be April 15,1994. The 1993 limits were $7,680 for people under 65 and $10.560 for people 65- 69. . LAND&SEA ; ; PETS ; . , Fish . (Saltwater & Fresh) eo : , Pet Supplies ., : , Birds o (Domestic, Handraised) o *o ,Foods *o Science Diet 0 0 Nutro Max o 0 The Clarenbon _ews operation Lifesaver Urges 0000ution At Crossings Winter brings expectations of'blue northers," festivals and gatherings of holiday celebration. Winter, however, is also the season when vehicle-train crashes significantly increase in Texas and the natiom In each of the past ten years, December and January have been the months with the highest number of highway-rail grade crossing crashes, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). This sharp increase deviates from other types of highway collisions which most fre- quently occur during the summer, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "The increase in vehicle-train crash frequency during these months may be attributed to more severe weather conditions, decreased daylight hours, holiday traffic, increased drunk driving, but it's hard to attribute to one factor," said Thomas D. Simpson, president of Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a national non-profit, public education program dedicated to reducing crashe injuries and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings. "Vehicle-train crashes are notably different than other accidents involving motor vehicles in that they are eleven times more likely to result in a fatality. Vehicle-train crashes are almost always preventable," said Simpson. Every 90 minutes, on the average, a vehicle and train collide some- where in the U.S. Last yoar there were 579 people killed and 1,975 injured in 4,910 grade crossing crashes according to the FRA. Texas ranks number one in the nation for vehicle-train crashes. Last year there were 486 crashes which resulted in 59 fatalities and 196 injuries. This year doesn't promise to be any better for Texas. FRA's preliminary statistics for the first six months of 1993 indicate a five percent increase in vehicle-train crashes and a 60 percent increase in fatalities in Texas com- pared to the same period in 1992. Texas Operation Lifesaver urges all motorists to follow these safety tips to prevent highway-rail grade crossing crashes: Hedley Senior Citizens Menu January 6-12 Thursday:. Steak & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Toss Salad, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Wheat Roll, Milk, Tea, Coffee Friday. Bar-B-Q Pork Pats, Baked Beans, Cream Style Corn, Potato Salad, Plum Cobbler, Roll, Milk, Tea, Coffee Thursday, January 6, lurs ' * Never attempt to beat a train through the crossing. Lose! * Do not get trapped on a crossing. Proceed through if you are sure you can dear the entire track. * Expect a train on any track at any time. * Look for a second train when crossing multiple tracks. * Get out of your vehicle if it stalls on a crossing and call 911 attempt to restart your vehicle if you can post a lookout to approaching trains. * Never drive around crossing gates when they are down. To' activated crossing gates is both illegal and deadly! * Be aware trains cannot stop quickly. Even though the engineer may see you in a crossing, it can take up to one and stop once the emergency brakes are applied. "This winter - and always - remember four simple words, approaching grade crossings - Look, Listen Deadh'ne Nears B  in Armo Car- son, Collingworth, Donley, Gray, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Roberts and Wheeler Counties have until January 18, 1994, to file applications for low-interest dis- aster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA's Economic Injury Dis. aster Loans are available for busi- nesses dependent on farmers and ranchers sustaining crop losses from excessive snow which oe- Ill a Osburn Appliance and Rabbit's Appliance Service We service all of appliances cuffed November 23,1992 February 17, 1993. Farmers ranchers are not eligible for SBA loans. Applications and ther information can be by calling the SBA toll-free 800-366-6303 or TDD 4688 for the hearing impaired. These loans are intendedL assist businesses in o ff, .tting wo ing capital losses whiFh they s['" fered as a result of the snow red ing the crop income of the a farmers and ranchers. Small bd qPt nesses claiming to have been ph -" caUy injured by the snow are tviti eligible. O o O O Bo & Willi Bozarth i Monday. Chicken appliances for sale 1936 Civic Circle  Strips, Tator Tots, Glazed with one-year warrranty DArE w,v m to PRoem (Wolflin Square) Amarillo, TX 79109 O [ 0 (806) 352-4371 O There are  s[ I [ AmIcanHead l WI AssOcIatiOn  / + Carrots, Fruit Salad, Ap- MON 27 73 40 plesauce Cake, Wheat Roll, TUE 28 47 23 Milk, Tea, Coffee WED 29 34 19 Tuesday. Steak & TitUR 30 55 20 Gravy, Baked Potato, Green FRI 31 59 24 Beans, Cabbage- Pineapple SAT I 63 24 Salad. Peach Cobbler, Roll, Milk, Tea, Coffee buy used appliances. SUN 2 61 29 Wednesday. Taco's, Pinto Bean, Carrot-Raisin Phone 874-3632 To'rAt.,mom'm .ee Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Corn  319 S. Kearney TOT/MOYRAGO 1.37 TOTMJYEAR Muffin, Milk, Tea, Coffee F .00 Calendar of Events  TOT/1 YR AGO 1.37 Thursday: Games 1-3 B.B. "Rabbit" Osburn p.m. Friday. Games 1-3 p.m., I P'm" Hear Aid Testmg i : H q %.. .... J : Is Happy To Announce : N e a New Price rot : -Ye SCREEN00G : t From the Staff at +Qs 6 p:m. Mmm, ..ammnnnuaaaunnnnrnnnnnniuunfWnt/Unnl.|munnnmamnnq,'_ Gmes i:3 p.m., Musical 6 p.m. Tuesday. Boardmeeting --------- uiq =oo 1993, . a+ T'+-p+ ++ , k-4 "'" '-Y ', '. +.-+ .J kva 1+ +o+,,++ n Clartnbon 00ewa Boots From the brand you trust. II I  • • • • omomuo • • nfll A'ITII'I'I'IIkIIM'lll I'SAl I ' =,.=.=.=.....=.=....-= ...o..... • • ..=.=.=o..= • • =o....=.=.=.=.=.. ,j .I'U , rur I I] bll.I James Owens . i a Leather Goods  . . . [ 1 (817} 937-6371 EXT, 114 , t miss what s happening f MONDAY- FIIIDAY ' . in Donley County in 1994... l,: I n r" everhad • o l Includes Radiologlcal Interpretation  m t  ,,,, • nn ' ' DIAL-A-RIDE ' I I_ . , i  7 II [ Subsorxbe to: I' on m ;t Clarendon JtW ! Do you live in Clarendon or Donley, Arrnstr g,l 1 ' , I Briscoe or Hall County? m n P.O. Box 1110 . li ' c00=ao=, +x " If so, Dial-A-Ride Is available to youl | : out-of-County: = :pc: ye. l | n • In Donley County: $16.50 per year 1+’':: / -Whatis Dia!:A-Ride? i n /1 :-+:'/ ..... ' Specialized "curb to curb" transportation service for the general public. JJ n II-l -Where can it take me? | II "Please send the newsp=per to me at:..." l tl It will take you anywhere you want to go in Clarendon, Donley, Armstrong, i I t tl t t il s,., Hall County, or Amarillo. N m { [t----jl_ll -What if l am in a wheelchair? | I i1 t_lt upon request, handieapl>.. accessib, e vehicles are avai,abte, vth dri+ara I I . Name: ............................................ •/1 [ '"'_. / who are trained to transport persons with disabilities. Medical Transporlationl Ill \\;t, lA..Sl\\;/ a.dapprovedMedimi, tra.wortation takes prio"+ over other tYPes o+ mps.i I Address: ................. • ........ ' .................. |  \\;€1.':.'\1 -How much does it cost? l ! o : --"  • Cxt • Ste" Zi n I \\;. $. .\\;, 50€a one wayuip in Clarendon, or, I • ]/ .............................. 10: .......... 27 5 € a mile outside Clarendon city limits Minimum $3 00 one way trip ,- I (Callofficeforinformationonreducedfees) ml Iii "--.-" -Whodo ca,? l | l ,or Call Panhandle Transit, 874-2573. II m n A lubi'lion Ol I 115 . 1 p.....Go c*m..+t '+ (Tdp should be scheduled 24 hours in advance) n , _..