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www.ClarendonOnline.com Sin" Da =e: 75 2 t gra nec 4D hoh anc 6Ci rate mot 7 P ovel All th rep 1 School nco fans seats. nembers banquet 0 1 service up next , fall in er.  Enterprise g edition/ Pep Rally to be held for Broncs Thursday A Pep Rally will be held this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Bronco Gym to boost the varsity boys as they prepare travel to Lev- elland this week for the Regional Tournament. Everyone is encouraged to come out and back the Broncst Evangelist Gage to speak in Hedley Evangelist Rick Gage, who held a "Go Tell" crusade in Clarendon a few years ago, will be speaking this Sunday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hedley. Rick is the son of Freddie Gage, a leading Southern Baptist evangelist for many years. He has spoken all over the country at his "Go Tell" crusades and runs a "Go Tell" youth camp that attracts thousands of students for summer camp activities and teaching. The public is welcome to attend this special service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and the service at I 1 a.m. Also, the FBC Hedley Senior Citizen's Honor Banquet will be Tuesday, March 9, beginning at 6 p.m. in the FBC Fellowship Hall. All Donley County senior citizens and their friends are welcome. 'Texas' performers to be at Ritz Theatre The sounds of Palo Duro Canyon will breeze into the Ritz Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, as "Young Country" and sing- ers from the famous outdoor musical "Texas" bring to life the folk music of Panhandle pioneers. Sunday's show is another offering of the "Live at the Ritz" concert series that has showcased various musical styles from opera to swing music since the season opened last fall in the restored Ritz Theatre in Wellington. Tickets for this performance may be purchased for $10 when the doors open at I p.m. Shot clinic Mar. 9 The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold an Immunization Clinic Sched- ule, March 9, 2010, at the TDSHS office at Five Medical Drive. The clinic will be open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Chamber banquet to be this Saturday The Clarendon Donley County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet will be held this Saturday, March 6, at the Clarendon College Bairfield Activity Center. Social hour will be held from 6 - 6:30 p.m, the dinner and 2009 awards will be held from 6:30 - 8:80 p.m. Health fair date set The Donley County Health Fair will be held March 25 from 8:30+to 2 p.m. in the Baiflield Activity Center at Clarendon Col- lege. For more information, call Leonard Haynes at 806-282-7680. e q" E C I.+AREIND ON THE CLARENDON NEWS& 1 THE DONLEY COUNTY LEADER ....................... AUTO**MIXED ADC 750 EXPIRES: SMALL TOWN PAPERS 5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 98136-1208 II,h,l,,I,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,I,,h,,hl,ll,,,I,,ll 03.04.2010 The Texas Panhandle's First Newspaper Established 1878. Owens gets party nod for JP 3&4 Members of the Broncos basketball team rally around their Quarter Finals trophy Monday night. ENTERPRISE PHOTO/ROGER ESTLACK Colleen Owens received the Democratic nod for Justice of the Peace in Precincts 3&4. A total of 164 voted in Tues- day's Democratic Party primary. Republican numbers were much higher, but final Republican num- bers were not available late Tues- day night. In the only locally contested race on the Democratic ticket, Owens defeated Wright, 69 to 40, and will face Republican Denise Bertrand the General Election this fall. Donley County Democrats liked Bill White over Frouk Shami, 110 - 10. Unopposed local candidates on the Democratic ballot included County Judge Jack Hall (144), County/District Clerk Fay Vargas (140), Pet. l&2 Justice of the Peace Connie Havens (48), Pet. 4 Commissioner candidate Brad Dalton (16), and Party Chair Jean Taylor (76). Republican who were unop- posed locally included US Rep. Mac Thornberry, County Treasurer Wanda Smith, Pet. 3&4 Justice of the Peace candidate Denise Ber- trand, County/District Clerk can- didate Janette Gail Wagner Cox, and Party Chairman Tom Stander. Broncs win Quarter-Finals title By Sandy Anderberg Great things come around every once in a while and in the case of the Bronco basketball team that 'every once in a while' has been 16 years. The last time Clarendon partici- pated in a Regional Basketball Tour- nament was in 1994 and Monday night at Randall High School, the Broncos fought off Stratford and bought their ticket to the Regional game, which will be held this Friday in Levelland. The win was great for the play- ers and the many fans in attendance. And what was even better, several of the players from that 1994 Regional Finalist Team were on hand to cheer on this young group of players and watch them do exactly what they did. That's what Clarendon basket- ball is all about. The Broncos (22-5) did not disappoint in their determination to defeat a very physical Elk team and began the game with intensity. Thirty-two minutes after the tip, the Broncos proved they could battle and earned the 69-62 win. It was a showcase for the three- point shot and there were lots of them. Brayden Phillips connected on four, Justin Shillings hit three, and Johnny Gaines made good on two. Those 27 points boosted the Broncos to the win and stopped the 16-year Regional Tournament drought. Stratford tried to answer, but the Broncos were quick to answer right back and hit crucial shots to maintain their lead. The Elks were able to tie the game at 49 all at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but th+t did not stop the Broncos from thi ir goal. Big men Tre Brown and Mike Cr amp toughened up inside and the Br 9ncos put an end to any comeback att ,mpt by the Elks. Johnny Gaines, Tr Brown, and Brayden Phillips fin shed in double figures to lead the Br ncos to the win. "I thought our guys did a tre- mc :ndous job of executing our game ph n against Stratford," coach Clint C01ey said. "We really tried to pick up the tempo and turn it into a fast paced game, and I think for the most part we were able to do that. We knew how strong and physical they were, but I think our guys are just as strong really, as well as fast, so we just tried to use that to our advantage. "We hit nine three's in the ball- game and that certainly didn't hurt either. I'm just so proud of the way our guys handled themselves in the game. I think they do things with a lot of class and that's a credit to them." Coley also said fan'participa- tion was a great asset for the Bron- cos. "We appreciate the crowd once again and hope we can get a big group down for the Regional Tour- ney. It is great to see everyone come out and support these kids. We have had better crowds than the opponent, and I can tell you that makes a big, big difference in a game." Scoring: Gaines 20, Brown 15, Phillips 12, Justin Shillings 9, Stephino McCampbell 5, Mike Crump 5, Jadon Thornton 2, and 67-52 Friday night at Randall High. Chris Crump 1. It was another hard-fought Last week, the Broncos were game for the Broncos, bt/t the), able to advance by defeating Cros- jumped out to the early lead, which byton in the Bi-District game 48-39. The game was fairly even the entire time until the fourth quarter when the Broncos pulled away. "I was extremely proud of the way our bench stepped up," Coley said. "We've been relying on sev- eral people all year long and that night was no different. Justin Shil- lings and Brayden Phillips came in and did a great job keeping us in the game." Scoring: Gaines 16, Shil- lings 10, Phillips 6, McCampbell 4, Thornton 4, Brown 4, C. Crump 3, and M. Crump 1. The Broncos were named Area Champs when they defeated Wheeler put them in a rhythm that lasted the entire game. "I was really proud of our guys Friday night," Coley said. "They came out ready to play from the opening tip. We were aggressive and attacked all night long." Scoring: Gaines 21, Brown 15, Phillips 10, Shillings 5, McCamp- bell 5, C. Crump 5, M. Crump 4, and Thornton 2. The Broncos will play Sea- graves in Levelland on the campus of South Plains College at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. Please come and support the Broncos in the Regional Tournament and cheer them on to a trip to Austin! Coach Clint Coley outlines a'play during the Area Championship game last Friday night in Ammarillo. ENTERPRISE PHOTO/ROGER ESTLACK Results of the three-way race for the GOP nomination for Com- missioner Pet. 4 between Dan Sawyer, Joe Hall, and Bill Spier were likewise unavailable at press time. This year's General Election wilt be held 'raesday,November 2. US Census launching rural count Hand Delivery of Census Questionnaire launches in rural Texas Many rural Texans will begin receiving their 2010 Census forms this week as trained Census work- ers begin the hand-delivery of a million questionnaires to house- holds without numbered street addresses and to those in other areas, such as the coastal areas ravaged by hurricanes and the colonias along the Texas-Mexico border. Census worlers hit the coun- try roads starting March 1 to begin the first major operation of the 2010 Census: the enumeration of an estimated 25 million rural residents across the country and almost 4 million in Texas. The operation runs through the month of March and marks the beginning of the 2010 Census questionnaire delivery. Although it will cover almost two-thirds of the geogra- phy of Texas, almost 90 percent of Texas' 8.2 million households will likely receive the Census question- nalre by mail, the least expensive City, college develop contested races Competitive races have devel -m oped at two of the seven local boards holding elections this spring as filing continues through next Monday. The City of Clarendon will hold an election to choose the three alder- men for two-year terms. Those posi- tions are currently held by Aldermen Tommy Hill, Kyle Davis, and Will Thompson. At press time on Tues- day, only Alderman Thompson had filed for re-election, and new can- didates so far are Jeff King, Jeremy Powell, and former alderman Terry Noble. The Clarendon College District has drawn four candidates for the three open positions on the Board of Regents. Incumbents Susie Shields, Charles Deyhle, and Ruth Robinson are joined by challenger Jerry Gage. Howardwick City Hall was clgsed for business Tuesday morn- ing as a primary polling location, sq information about who has or Ms not signed up to run for offices thbre was not available. Howardwick hats three positions up on its Board of Aldermen. The positions are cur- refldy held by Rod Donaldson and Tnis McMorries, and one is vacant following the recent resignation of LeAnn Cook. ] Hedley ISD has had only one cdndidate sign up for the three I . . pqSltlOnS available on its Board of I Trustees. Incumbent Karen Watt is running to serve the remainder of the unexpired term she was appointed to. Two full terms up for election this year are currently held by James Edward Potts and Troy Monroe. All the incumbents at the City of Hedley have filed for re-election and have not yet drawn any oppo- sition. Those seats are now held by Mayor Bruce Howard, i Leon Ward, Tonya Metcalf, Travis Thomas, and Lonnie Roby. t Likewise at Clarendon ISD, the ! three incumbents - Rolin Ellis, Jim Shelton, and Marvin Thompson - The Donley County Hospital District has three candidates for four positions so far. Incumbent Jeannie Owens has filed to run for her Place 5 hospital board seat, and Mark C. .White is seeking re-election to Place 6. Jan Farris has filed to run for Place 4, which is currently held by Greg Collins, who is reportedly not seek- ing re-election. The other open seat this year is held by Lori Howard at Place 7. All local offices are elected at- large, but hospital board candidates must sign up for a specific place. Sign up continues through are seeking re-election and are unop- March 8, 2010; and the elections will posed so far. be held Saturday, May 8. J mode of delivery, around the third week in March. "We're going to bring it right to your door" said Gabriel Sanchez, Dallas Regional Census Director. "It will either come in the mail or we are going to take the extra step of delivering it in person" In Texas, the so-called update enumeration will involve mobiliz- ing perhaps 6,000 enumerators and support staff to cover the four- week operation. They will deliver questionnaires to more than 1 mil- lion Texas households. Census Day is April 1, the day that the law requires you to be counted at the address where to live and sleep most of the time. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. + I.IIL "I" II I i I i I i I ill i "1+ ji i Ii.. i ] -- .. i I I I II Ill III IIII J- .... [ I I I I + I II I i I, i lllllllrmllm  ["e,r,, , i" ;'' ' "'""" "" ..... " f| - - - '11T[11; ' 4 I. i tl