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20 "1 IOiOI t 947O4O ISSN 1048-8170 "Oldest thriving town in the PanhandleV Thursday, January 27, 1994 Vol 5, Number 4 Purchases Property Near Lelia Ia00e Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is pleased to announce the purchase of 530 acre property near Lelia Lake known to local residents as Taylor Lakes. The property is located in Donley County dmately 5 1/2 miles southeast of Clarendon or approximately 1/4 miles northwest of Lelia Lake on U.S. 287. [ be managed by TPWD's Wildlife Branch as a unit of the Playa Lakes Wildlife Management Area. The Playa Lakes Wildlife Management area now consists of three units: Armstrong Playa and the Dimmitt in Castro County and the new Taylor Lakes Unit. According to Jim Ray, TPWD's Regional Waterfowl st and Area Manager of the Playa Lakes WMA, the prominent features of the Taylor Lakes Unit are three al lakes pins other "wet areas as well as typical Rolling Plains habitats. "The three lakes," Ray said, "have z en recognized by biologists, hunters and bird watchers as important to a variety of wildlife, especially ducks geese, and occasionally swans." TPWD's Wildlife Management Areas are managed to protect and enhance Texas' natural resources, allow and demonstration and to provide for public use where appropriate. According to Ray, the Taylor provide a quality place for all of these. According to Ray, the Taylor Lakes acquisition is special because it will serve as one of the focal points for Lakes Joint Venture as part of the prestigious North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The North American Waterfowl Management Plan is a continent-wide, cooperative effort of federal and : agencies, and private interests dedicated enhancement of waterfowl numbers and wetland habitats. The Plays formed as a cooperation effort of these interests to address issues in that area known as of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. The TPWD and the Playa Lakes Joint Venture will dedicate the Taylor Lakes acquisition on February 1, at 4.-OO Deal/cat/on P/armed Map to Taylor Lakes Unit Amarillo Dedication Site NORTH IH 40 (EAST) TO OKLAHOMA CITY RANKED Clarendon Beys leaped to mt m4i4  on Tuesday and a 6.$-$1 win over  mt Friday. Tim JV Boys did not have a game. Pheb by Da" itomm = Degrees have officially con- erl l on 92 master's candidates and 336 bac- degree candidates at A&M University. t ommen- ercise December 17 at Cal Farley Coliseum of the Civic Center. LJndergraduates with an ! grade point average of 3.50 recognized as honor 68% of local ='- were paid by the end of Taxes not paid on or r31 will incur penalty interest at-the rate of 7% if paid t. The amount increases I month thereafter until the tax This notice is a reminder to have not paid their 1993 cut office costs, taxpayers during in February to those who owe 1993 taxes at that time. not paid by July 1 will an additional 15% collectm gradnates and were elijg,le to w .ear. gold honor cords at tits ceremonies. The three levels of recognition are Cure Lauds (3.50- 3.75), tnaa Cam tede (3.75- 3.89) and Summa Cure Lauds (3.904.00). WTAMU's graduating class represents six states and 56 cities and towns in Texas. Students graduating were: Cynthia M. Hewett of Clarendon, Numing and Tonita L. Stefantos of Amarillo, Accoenti Workshop Set There win be an Medicare and medicare supplement infer- mational workshop on Wednesday, February 2,1994 at 1".30 p.m. atthe Donley County Senior Citizens. In- formation regarding current chin- ges in Medicate as well as sup- plemental insurance policies will be discussed. This workshop is being conducted by V'dcki Lamum of the Donley County Rural Health Clinic and Dave Potti of Hadan and Brown Insurance Agency of Amarillo. S/nging Schedu/ed Th uin eapt Churchwm hav their fth Smday Singing. January 30 at I p.m. Hwy Claude Taylor Lakes are located app. 66 miles SE of Amarillo on HWY 287. Persons attending the dedication should travel east on IH 40 to the Hwy 287 intersection and then take HWY 287 south thru the small towns of Taylor Claude and Clarendon. The Lakes are located on on the south side of 287 at the edge of the small town of Lelia Lake. TPWD pickups will be parked at the exit roads. vler tad Unit, Pttya  WUd.te Managmeat krea S, mda In conjunction with the winter meeting of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture Management Board scheduled for February 1-3, 1994, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is holding a land dedication ceremony to announce the recent acquisition of the 530 acres tract known as Taylor Lakes. The property is located in south central Doniey County just south of US Hwy. 287, about 66 miles east of Amarillo. 2.00 p.m. - Begin to Gather at the fifth Season West Hotel in Amarillo, located at 1-40 and Coulter Avenue. 2:30 pJn. - The group will leave by vehicle for the dedication site. 400 p.m. - Iksin  ceremo .... 405 p.m. - Welcome to the area by rendon Chamber of Com- =ce/ce-el Conese 4:10 p.m. - Introductions and Comments by Joe Kramer, Chairman of the Playa Lakes Joint Venture 4.. p.m. - Keynote Remarks by Dr. Rndy Rosen, Director of Fmh and Wildlife, TPWD 4:30 p.m. - Comments by Plays Lakes Joint Venture Management Board Members: Jeff Haskins, US Fish and grddlife Service; David Wesley, Ducks unlimited; Linsey Patterson, phillips Petroleum NAMWMP 4:45 p.m. - Closing Comments by Vernon Bevill, Migratory Wildlife Program Director. Computer Shoncourse Offered The Tens Agricultural Exten- sion Service is offering a com- puter shortcourae in Quicken7 Felmmry 9-10. iclum7 is an in-  emyto me rec,nd Iep- m8 program that is widely used by agriceaural produeera In this twe day course participants use a case study to learn to use Quicken7 in a hands on setting Participants will enter transuct_ions in the register and write check screens. They will learn to catngorize by type of in- come and expense, to split and memorize transactions, and to develop meaningful reports. Tips for use will be discussed throughout the course. No prior computer experience is necessary. Registration fee is $75 for the two day course. The ragistra- tioa fee coven computer lease pay- ments and teaching materials for the course. Couples are en- couraged to attend and will be duesed only one registration fee if they share one computer. Resistrat/on will be limited to the first 14 participants to provide hands on experience for all par- ticpm The shortcourse wi be held at the Clarendon College Bazfield Building. Participants must re0=er by F I, by c the Donley County Extension Of- rice at 874-214L You must send a chexk when yon register to Box 682 Clarendon, Tx. 79226 to reserve your place in the course. Ifthere is not adequate participation the course will be canceled and the checks returned. I I I I To put your name on the Bronco Ad c 874-2259. I III II III I Ill Clarendon Lelia Lake k Ft, Worth Students Fare Wefl On Tests Students at Clarendon CISD performed above the state average on the state mandated In grade 3, students not only scored above the state average in every category, but increased their scores over the previous year's local levels. Math and reading scores were above the state goal of 90% of all students passing those section. Grade 7 also scored above the state average in all areas while scoring above the previous year's achievement tests at every level and local scores on the math and writ- in every =m tem i=iem. ............ Texas ent of Academic Grade 10 or EXIT Level stu- Skills (TAAS) results are  in the evahation of school These results infer that Clarendom stum arc leam =t at  tory or superior level Results are expressed in terms of the percent of students passing each part of the TAAS. Students in grades 3, 7, and 10 or EXIT Level took the TAAS in the 1992-93 school year. dents e.ceeded the state average in every area and surpassed the 90% state goal in reading and writing. EXIT  aiso increased over the previous year scores in each category. These statistics and other in- formation about the school district were included in the Academic Ex- cefience Indictor System (AEIS) Annual report as presented at the public hearing prior to the board meeting on Thursday, January 13. Copies of this report are available at the school, Clarendon Public Library, Chueadon City Hall, as well as beqg provided to the news media, Coaches Needed N GIRI played Canadian Tmsday, Junuary 8, bat did not get the ball thrmq the hoop quite as many tim as the Wiidmts dl&JV Girls wea26 polats to Canadimt's 2,5. See story on p. 4. Phete b/Dodmla brains. Order Trees Now The Donley County Soil & Water Conservation District is stiU taking orden for trees. Be- sides the larger trees, they are also offering the seedlings that they have had in the past. For a com- plete list of the trees available, please drop by the Soil Comerva- tion office at 4th & Sully. The Donley SWCD is a non- profit organization who's sole con- cern is the conservation of our natural remurc. SWCD is in no way in competition with the local nurseries. Trees are sold for wildlife snd windbreak protection. Ballet in Clarendon T ALone Star Ballet will be at Feb. 1, at 7.'00 p.m. at the High school Auditorium. Students Honored O-sephm attend a meeting Sunday, January 30 at 2 p.m. They  tobe out for the s at the nre Sta. tion. Scholarship 00lished eulished at First Bank & Trust of Clarendon in memory of A,J. Garland. The fonnden of this fund hope itwin grow in years to come. Anyone wishing to contribute to this memorial ean do so by con- tacti Jimmy L. Oarld, Box 947  Texas, 77Z26 or by can. ing (S06)874-3556 or Marion D. Garland, Box 60, Sunray, Texas 79086, phone number (806)948- One hundred eight-eight West Texas A&M University students were named to the ]Pmsint's List and 750 students earned mention on Given the Dean's List for the 1993 fall semester. Students earning Prmident's List recognition achieved a sere:met grade point average (GPA) of 3.850 (of a possible 4.0) or better with a minimum  lo=d of 12 aduate houri. The followia8 students were the"AB " S on the' List achieved GPA's of st kast 3.250 with a .m. or2 .adeql. ho.r Th st, dem  the De" ist were: Cberyl A. Bennett, Junior, majortn 8 in Read Kant L. Fox, enior, majpring in Generic Special Ed; George W. Howard IV, .Soomo., oring m Chemimz, Stacey J. James, Freshman, majoring Honor Roll that was given to The News last week: Jordem Zehr,  Grade; Kala Holland, 6th Grade; Claamka Ford, 8th Grade; Jas0u  8th Grade. Con- grmmai to th