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::i i/:i i.,.l o 7 !:. l !i: : ,, /' - 7 ....   ' Clarendon: Oldest THRIVING Town in the Panhandle! 40 RP5 947040 ISSN 1048-8170 lms.Fund tablished Friends of Eddy Helms have es- tablished a fund at the First ;auk and Trust to help pay past and pcoming medical expenses. !veryone is invited to contribute. Helms is scheduled to have a idney transplant as soon as a aitable organ can be located. 1 Medical expenses have been luge, even though a fraction has [ten covered by medical insurance | |1111 LEANNE HOWELL was recently promoted to Shift Manager at the Mcdonald's Restaurant located at Western St. and 1-40 in Amarillo, Texas. Lemme is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tucker. She is married to James F. Howell II!, soa of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Howell of Clarendon. ASC Committee Announced Bobby F. Lindsey was re- elected to the Donley County ASC Committee for a three year term. James R. Graham and Con- uie Havens are the first and second alternates respectively. The County Committee for 1992 will be Roy Lee Helms, Bobby F. Lindsey and Earl Shields. The County Office would like to thank all the can- didates and ahto to those of you who voted in the local election. Driving Course Dllefensive Driving course be held at Clarendon on Saturday, January 11, It will meet from 8:00 a.m. to p.m. in room 101. The fee is Please contact Clarendon at 1-806-874-3571 for fur- information. Upon comple- x, participants will for a 10% discount on insurance or dismissal violation. All dismissals traffic violatiom must be ap- Accepting Applications Dedicated to Fair and Impartial Reporting Thursday, January 9, 1992 Burglar Hits Hedley Bank Hedley started the year with excitement. Some one tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal early in the morning of January 1. About 10:30 p.m. on January 1, something set off the alarm in the Community State Bank of Hedley,Texas. The security company notified Ethelyn Grady, dispatcher at the Sheriff's office. DPS officer Dan Haw- thorne, who was in the vicinity, responded to the alarm almost immediately. Hawthorne found the glass door on the south side of the bank was broken in. He stayed at the scene awaiting the arrival of other officers. While Hawthorne waited, a young male in blue jeans and a blue jean jacket broke the glass in the front door and fled with the officer in pursuit. In the heavy darkness, the suspect eluded the officer. Law enforcement officers then sealed off the community of Hedley. They mobilized the Hedley Volunteer Fire Department, to join Constable Blackie Johnson. The Hall County sheriffs department sent deputies, Estelline sent a city policeman and Faylon Watson, security officer for Lake Greenbelt responded to the call. They were quickly joined by Gary Hunt, of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, Gary Henderson, Texas Ranger from Pampa, and Doug Wright investigator for the District Attorney's office. (Claude also dispatched lawmen, but they did not arrive until later.) The Donley County Sheriff's Department sent deputies Jake Longan, Charles Blackburn and Butch Blackburn, as well as reserve deputies Larry Taylor, Kelly Hill and Mike Spier. Within a half hour of the alarm, Sheriff Jimmy Thompson and Con- stable Blackie Johnson apprehended the suspect as he fled west on Rail- road Street in Hedley. At the time he was ap- prehended, the suspect was bleed- ing from cuts he suffered when he ran through the glass of the front door of the bank. Phil Vargas, EMS Technician, administered first aid for cuts on the face and hands, before deputies Shade and Spier carried the suspect to Northwest Texas Hospital in Anmrillo. The young man was in the Clarendon jail by 11:00 p.m. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Ann Kennedy in Hedley on charges of burglary of a building. Bond was set at $100,000. The fugitive turned out to be Jaime Avalos, 20, of Pampa, Texas. He took $12 from the bank and a pocket-full of candy. He is charged with a Second Degree Felony punishable with 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a free not to exceed $10,000. Bronco Mothers Meet The Bronco mothers will have a meeting Monday, January 20th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Dairy Oucon. Meeting Scheduled after 50's will meet Satur- day January 11, 1992 at the Senior Citizens Center. Bring a covered dish and come join us. We will play games before and after lunch. "A " " ppfications for emergency farm loam for losses caused by droughts, freeze, tornado and hail between January 1, 1991 and June 6, 1991, and continuing, are now being accepted at the Farmers Home Administration (FmI-IA) office located in Clarendon," FmHA County Supervisor Jacqueline Morgan said toady. Armstrong, Donley and Gray Counties are three of twenty-six in Texas recently named by Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter as eligible for loans to cover part of actual production losses resulting from the drought, freeze, tornado and hail. Ms. Morgan said farmers may be eligible for loans of up to 80 per cent of their actual losses or the operating loan needed to continue in or $500,000, whichever is less. For farmers unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders, the interest is 4.5 per cent. "As a general rule, a farmer must have suffered at least a 30 per cent loss of production to be eligible for an FmHA emergency loan," Morgan said. Farmers participating in the PIK or Federal Crop Insurance pro- m figure in proceeds from those programs in determining their loss. "Applications for loans under this emergency designation will be accepted until August 10, 1992 but farmers should apply as soon as possible. Delays in applying could create backlogs in processing and , over into the new farming season," Morgan said. is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is authorized to provide disaster emergency loans to recognized farmers work at and rely on farming for a substantial part of their living. is extended to individual farmers who are U.S. citizens, and to corporations or cooperatives in which U.S. citizens a majority interest. The FmHA office in Clarendon is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FARMER: THE DIARY ILLIAM G. DeLOACH, 64, from Texas A&M Press. Scheduled Lake will hold a com- supper at the Lelia Center will be 11, at 7:00 A Plains Farmer Tells His Story In DeLoach's lifetime life on the Plains changed. Farm families in 1914 were isolated. By 1964 they were as much in contact with world events as anyone else. Gradually newspapers, automobiles, rural mail carriers, telephones, rural electrification, radios, and television sets brought the world to the farmhouse. In 1914 farming was a labor-intensive occupation. Horses or mules still furnished most of the motive power, and plowing the south 40 required miles and miles of walking behind a single plowshare. By 1964, Diesel engines had replaced horse muscle and farming was mechanized. Irrigation reduced some of the uncertainty of raising crops, but increased the capital requirements of farming. Such trends do not sound particularly exciting when described in impersonal terms, but in the context of individual experience, they are the triumphs and failures that make life interesting. DeLoach was a likable man. He confided to his diary what he felt was important each day. His diary is interesting becanse the man was interested and interesting. He raised a family and recorded the joys and problems a family brings. DeLoach was active in his community and church and commented on the opportunites and problems as they arose. DeLoach left his diary to The Southwest Colrection at Texas Tech University. Janet M. Neugebauer edited it and added expanatory notes. Texas A&M University Press public, bed the work in late 1991. I Volume 3, Number 2 It's To Think Trees! Spring is .ar.ound the corner and that means it's time to Think Trees! As stated m the past, due to poor weather conditions this year, fewer trees are available. Latest inventory from both the Texas and Colorado Forestry show that sales have been brisk and therefore the stock available is quickly dwindling down. If you are thinking of planting any trees this year, please drop by or call the Douley County Soil Conservation office. Ill Computer Course Offered A n adult vocational computer literacy course will be taught at Claren- don College on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:20, January 9,16, and 23. The cost for the 10-hour course in $25. A textbook to accompany the class may be purchased if desired for $10. Pare Din, ey, B Depart- ment Chairperson, will be teaching the course. Students will receive a certmate showing that they have completed the 10 hours of instruction. The course is designed to familiarize adults with the terminology used with computers and to understand how the computers are used for personal and business purposes. During the 10 hours, students will also learn some guidelines in purchasing a computer. This is an excellent course for adults who have never used a computer and would like to learn enough to remove the fear of using a computer. This is not a hands-on type of class; however, computers  be used some during classtime to demonstrate different types of progras available. Other specific courses in using different programs, such as DOS, WordPerfect, and Lotus will be offered later in the semester for adult vocational or college credit. You may register for the class early or you may register between 5:00 and 6:00 on Thursday, January 9, before the first class begins. i Family members of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Estlack enjoyed Cbristmm Day in the home of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. David P-tm'mm, in Canyon, Texas at which time the above picture waa taken shmvlng five generations being present. Left to right: Jackie Patterson, James David Wilson, Marcy Wilson, Faye S. Bigdow, and Rudy Dell F_tlack. James David is the In'st male to enter the family circle. In 1914 William G. DeLoach started a diary. He continued that diary for fifty years, recording the day-to-day events of life on a farm on the Plains of the Texas Panhandle. His was an extraordinary account of an ordinary life, yet fascinating nonetheless. Medicare Casts Increase The "out of pocket" costs that Medicare beneficiaries pay for Medicare coverage are scheduled to increase as of January 1, 1992, according to Jim Talbot, Social Security manager in Amaril- lo. The basic medical insurance premium sometimes called "Part B" will increase by $1.90 from $29.90 to $31.80. However, the $100.00 Medicare medical in- surance deductible will remain un- changed, Talbot said. ql)eat[fer Tommie Saye, Coorative Winter Oburver for Ndl Wear Serrlee, Clmendm. Day/Dee..Hi Lo Prec. Mint. 30 S4 211 3147 29.04 Wed. 1 45 ,29 .lm Thin'.2 49 23 FrL 3 61 25 Sat. 4 62 29 Sa. $ 46 35 .11 Total/M .17 TotalP/r..78 Yrto Date .17 1 Yr. Ago .78 Healey to Show Livestock Cont'd on p. 3. Livestock Show In Works The Donley County Junior Livestock Show and Premium Auction will be held Saturday, January 18, 4-H and FFA members will be exhibiting their livestock projects that they have worked with so diligently with for the past several months. Their reward is participation in the county and major livestock shows. The show begins at 9:00 a.m., and will conclude with the Premium Sale at 7:00 p.m. The Buyers and Exhibitors Supper is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The Junior Livestock Association will furnish a free barbecue meal to potential buyers and their families. The meal will be prepared by Clarendon's own Frontier Barbecue (Steve tw). If you cannot attend, contact any officer of the association and they will be happy to place a bid for you or accept your donation. H00ey Jr. Livestock Show As- sociation will be holding ita local stock show Saturday, January 11, at 3:00 p.m. at the Hedley Fh'e Hall. Animals need to be unloaded by 10:00 a.m. for weigh in. Everyone please come out and sup- port our youth. For more informa- tion contact Lon Adams at 856- 5?,63. I1| I I I Immunizadons Offered The Te Department of Health will be offerlng an Im- munization Clinic which offers vao- cines that give protection against several childhood diseases, January 14th from 9-12 & 1-3 p.m. at the Texas Department of Health office at 300 S. Sully in Old Court- house, 2nd floor. Protection is against Polio, Diphtheria, Lock Jaw (Tetanus), Whooping ColJh (Pertussis), Measles, Rubella, Mumps, and HIB (Haemophilus lnfluenae  B). The Texas Department of Health is charging money to help with the cost of keeping the clinic open. The amount of money charged will be based on family in- come and size, and the ability to pay. ii III III I III F/rebe/00 to Meet There will be a Firebelle meet- ing, Tuesday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the fire station. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting. 911 __)