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Page 6 m Valentine's Day is Friday, February 14. We can help you express m words what's in your heart with one of our Hallmark cards. Come in soon because Valen-"time" is running out. .. I I , Russell Stover n Pangburn's ' ndy Hea ' " " " .'. rts : Mllhonalres | , 8 Oz. ! 1 Oz. Pkg. ': 49 $2 49 : ... | iiiii IIBI iiiii iiill IIID IIIll i IIIID IIIB mR' till IIIll IIII IIIII  lill Inll IIIo IIm IIIII       Valentine's Day left you speechless? We have Hallmark Valentine cards to help you express in words what you feel in your heart. | Caress . Soap , 2 Pack 4.75 Oz. $179 ...... I | | |||||||||||1||1|||||||||||| Vaseline 00Intensive Care -olger's-- Coffee 1Lb. 7Oz. 00299 qhrtles rtoons Video Reg. $14.88 1995 1 Pack If they're worth remembenng they re worth a Hallmark Valentine? We have valentines for friends and family, randkids to grandparents - even an exceptional teacher - and romantic valentines for that special person. Come in soon and see our display of Valentine cards and gifts. Flour Sack Towels $249 The Clartnlmn Jews Check It Out by Mary Beth Nelson Ae you a person who likes to ary yur reading pleasure with different types of literature? After reading so much fiction, would you like to find a good piece of non-fictional writing just to change the pace for awhile? ffso, a two-volume book series enfifled Orphan Train Riders." Their Own Stories may hold the exceptional in- terest you're looking for, especially since some of these Orphan Train riders came right through Donley County at one time. Until Mary Linn Bills, librarian, showed these books to me, I wasn't even aware of Orphan Trains crossing our country with their precious "cargo". When we think of the last half of the nineteenth century, the Civil War or the Industrial Revolution may first come to mind. Even though orphan trains were still in existence during the early 1930% the years, 1854-1899, are also known as the "Orphan Train Era". The idea of an Orphan Train conceived by two New York mini- sters, Charles Loring Brace and Van Buren Van Arsdale, was to take homeless children from the city to the country where help was needed on farms and in small rural villages. But it was a gentleman named Charles R. Fry who headed the Children's Aid Society in New York that really laid out the groundwork for a"placing-ont" sys- tem for children in homes with loving families, eager to accept and provide them with enough security that they might enjoy a decent life with hope for the future. Mr. Fry's work was so remarkable that I plan to give more details of his extraor- dinary life in my next article. His was a life devoted entirely to ehildren--a life which could only be described with words such as humility and dedicafion. He was, truly, a courageous and earing man. Until recently, it seems that information about the orphan trains has been rather vague except to those who were riders or their relatives. While doing research for a 1986 county history book, Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson came across the amazing fact that 150,000 children were involved in this era. . As soon as dm discovered this fas- cinating piece of history, she began contacting every source she could think of for assistance in locating orphan train riders or their rein- fives. After her organization of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America (OTHSA) in 1987, letters and press releases for information were mailed from which she began receiving responses. In 1992, the Orphan Train Riders Research Center was opened. The Orphan Train books in Burton Memorial Library contain approximately 70 true stories re- lated by Orphan Train riders and their relatives, and compiled by Mrs. Johnson. The stories are in- teresting, heartwarming, some sad, some happy. I wouldn't attempt to review any of them for you because there's no way I could convey the emotions of those who contributed their own stories. It's very possible that you are acquainted with or have a relative who rode an Orphan Train. Per- haps you were a rider, yourself. Maybe you would like to contribute your own story. I know our readers would find it interesting. If so, I can be contacted at my home (2532), Burton Memorial Library, or the Clarendon News office. I hope you'll read my next ar- ticle concerning Mr. Charles R. Fry whose outstanding work with thousands of children had an enor- mous effect on America's mid-west area. In the meantime, Mary Lima and Mary Green are ready to show you the Orphan Train books which contain a wealth of interest that will "tug at your heartstrings". Why not check it out? Grand Jury Indicts Nine The Grand Jury met in Claren- don on January 24, 1994, resulting with the following indict- ments: Raymond Edward Winkle, Amador Leal, David Ray Flicks, and Edward Eugene Dawkins for DWI; Jerry Lucero for retaliation; Buddy Harris and Francis Harris for aggravated assault; Sherry Smith Carter for burglary of habita- tion and a building. Revoked probation: Sherry Smith Carter, sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Corrections; Raymond Ballard, sentenced to four years in the Texas Department of Corrections. County Meets Honorable Commissioner's Court met in regular session open to the public this lOth day of January, 1994, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner's courtroom of the Courthouse annex. County Judge W.R. Christal, presiding, calling this session of Court to order with Commissioner Pet.#l, Steve R- Eynolds; Commissioner Pet.#?., C.W. Cornell; Commissioner Pet.#3, Ronny Hill; Commissioner Pet.#4, W'dli R. Chamberlain; Fay Vargas, County/District Clerk, and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Commissioner's Court; and Wanda Smith, County Treasurer. The following business was tramncte& 1,,CU  to order. 2. Accept or reject any supple- ments to agenda: None were needed. 3.Reading of the minutes of the previous session. Motion by William Chamberlain and seconded by Steve Reynolds to ac- cept the minutes of regular session of Dece 13, 1993, and Called session of December 27, 1993, as read in open Court. All voted for; none against. 4. Audit and pay bills for the month of December. Mo- tion by C.W. Comell and seconded by William Chamberlain to order all bills paid that have been audited and approved by the Court. All voted for; none against. 5. See visitors: Viola Graham-dumping trash, Pet. #l-she asked for the Court's help to keep people from dumping trash on her land. No mo- tion made. Mary Lima Bills-library- no court action. Harold Lindley- road-did not show. Thursday, February 3, Office reports: C.W. Cornell and sect Ronny Hill to approve reports submitted by JPpct. #2 Jimmy Johnson, JP pet, #4 Ann Kennedy, Treal Wanda Smith, Judge-W.R. tad, Sheriff-Jimmy Assessor- Colh Lindiey, voted for; none against. 7. Grievance Committee: C.W. Comer and seconded t liana Chamberlain to nine from outside the All vot3ed for; none Names drawn by Mays, Vicki Tamplen, Stephens, Dan Seae, Randy Helen Ann Parker, Eugene Hommel, Motion by Steve seconded by C.W. Comer point the above list to serve 1994 Grievance voted for; none against. Other Business: 1. roads for 911 presented way Department in called on December 27, 1993. Judge W.R. Christal by Steve REynolds to presentation of 911 presented by the ment in Called session 27, 1993. All voted for; against. 2. Ratify Farmers Home Loan Bank #628563-- 12/27/93 Federal National Mortgage -receipt #765746--8/12/96. by Ronny Hill and C.W. Comell to fion and authorize Judge to sign "Resolution for tion" and/or Securities pledged and Trust by Bank voted for; none against. 3. inventory sheets to No court action. 4. surance cards for court action. 55. Discuss printer for Judges' office. received:l. row carraige-$350.00 $506.25; Citizens brand $296.25, wide-S435.00. printer for JP Brother IBM- $1487.50. 2. Pansonic narrow-S400.00, $520.00; laser for JP Motion by C.W. Cornel cept Ekleberry's price Panosonic wide dot matrix All voted for; none by C.W. ComeR to purchase laser from Eldeberry for JP Johnson at the price of William Ronny Hill for the sion of Court: 6. Open typewriter at 1;00 p.m. received: Church of Christ, Becky Jackson, $20.00. C.W. Comell and Steve Reynolds to typewriter to the Church of for the price of $50.00. All for;, none against. 7. Renew  motion for raising $15,000.00. Motion by nell and seconded by Reynolds that the Donley Commissioners' Court price in which the County take bids from $10 $15,000.00. All voted for against. 8. Letters to the court action on any letters. cuss the vacancy in the office, salary, etc. Motion Cornell and seconded Reynolds if Donley County new Home Demonstration starting salary wiR be at budget figure and in six raise it 5% to the present salary. All voted for; none 9. Adjourn subject to call: bySteve C.W. Comell to adjourn sion of Court. All voted against. Illll Staoenhagen Video 220 Kearney 874-5081