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"Oldest thriving town in the Panhandle!" 947O4O ISSN 104800170 Thursday, March 10, 1994 0nley Economy t in Areal the State Comptroller, Donley County reported by far the largest economic growth any county in the area. Sales Tax receipts for Donley County were up 22.65 percent over the February And they were up 20.92 percent for the Year-to-Date figures. was up 23.21 percent for February, up 16.71 for YTD. Hedley was up 27.66 percent and 27.66 . Howardwick was up 11.63 percent for February, up 54.10 percent for the first two months end represent sales tax money forwarded to Austin for January sales. ,. State Comptroller John Sharp said, "Local sales tax rebates for January and February are ' than 10 percent ahead of the first two months of 1993. Employment in the state is continuing its a 1.9 percent increase over February 1993." prosperity is spotty, both in the Panhandle and throughout Texas. County (Claude) was off -9.02 percent for the month and declined -23.23 YTD. Briscoe ) Improved + 12.61 percent for February, + 14.20 percent YTD. Carson County slipped -6.79 percent; Skellytown was up slightly, but Groom, Panhandle and White Deer all posted negatives '/I). does pay for Chlldress County, or at least the prison is paying. Childress receipts zipped up +16.24 for the month, and + 13.94 percent YTD. County (Wellington), long a sad spot in the area economy, bounded back by +6.49 and a cause for rejoicing not only in Collingsworth County, but in Hall and Donely, as welL percentage, but its figures were skewed by a sales tax rate increase in Memphis, market in the county. However, it appears that there was real growth in Donley's neighbor to the East, a ruminate upon with satisfaction. Anything that helps one county (Collingsworth, Donley also helps its neighbors. (Cottle county), whose recent economic history is rather grim, spurted up +13.97 percent and news was good news. Gray (Lefors, McLean and Pampa) eroded, -11.02 for the month. deflated by -19.90 and -4.44. Motley county settled by -3.85 percent and -0.91. (Amarillo, aka Ragtown) rose slightly by +5.29 percent for February and +13.48 YTD. south Amarillo) climbed + 18.68 percent and + 14.12 percent. fiami) perked up: + 12.70 and + 13.79. Wheeler suffered a loss of-20.95 and -9.83 percent Statewide pattern was generally good, the reports varied widely from one locale to another. The I to those of one 1993.,, $6.3 million, an 8.7 percent increase above the $5.8 million delivered to the city in grew. San Antonio Improved slightly. Houston was essentially unchanged, as was Dallas, although area lead the state in adding jobs. El Paso added new jobs at a rate of a little over 1 percent, slower rate. towns throughout Texas turned in figures as mixed as the Panhandle. However, the smaller areas to be more volatile than the larger ones. il  HOWELL was reeently promoted to Assistant Manager at the Restaurant, located at Western Street. and 1-40 In Amarillo, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JIm Tucker. She is married Howell II1, son of Dr. and Mrs. lh-ank Howell of Clarendon. Variety Show Scheduled On Monday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. the Junior Class of Hed- Icy High School will host the school's second annual "Spring Fling" variety show on its cafetorium. Admission will be by donation at the door. The show will consist of various acts per- formed by students from kinder- garten on up to the grand finals playlet performed by all of the Juniors and Seniors. This year the juniors and seniors have chosen Roomers by Jerome McDonough. This feature is a hilarious comedy everyone will enjoy as much, if not more, than the melodrama they performed last year. Throughout the evening, homemade pies and cakes brought by all the high school students will be auctioned and a concession stand will be operating. All proceeds from this evening will be used to fund the annual Jr-Sr Prom for emergency farm loans for losses caused by hail and which occurred on July 6, 1993 are being accepted at the Admlnitration (FmHA) office located in Clarendon, Supervisor, Jacqneline E. Morgan, said today. counties are two of six in Texas recently cover from the disaster. be eligible for loans of up to 80 percent losses or the operating loan needed to continue in business whichever is less. For farmers unable to obtain credit from the interest is 4_5 percent. a farmer must have suffered at least 30 percent loss be eligible for an FmHA emergency loan," Ms. Morgan in the PIK or Federal Crop Insurance program to figure in proceeds from those programs in determining their for loans under this emergency designation will be until October 17, 1994 but farmers should apply as soon as applying could create backlogs in processing and pos- farming season," Morgan said. a'edit agency of the US. Department of Agriculture. It is disaster emergency loans to recognized farmers who rely on farming for a substantial part of their riving. Eligibility to individual farmers who are U.S. citizens and to farming corporations or cooperatives in which U.S. citizens hold a in Clarendon is open from 8:00 to 12.'00 and 1:00 Friday. Vol 5, Number 10 Sign Up Now for Elections Citizens who would like to be a candidate for local office need to sign up soon. The sign-up period for most local offices is from February 22 to March 23. There will be three Alder- men positions up for election at City HaiL The college will hold an election for three Regents' regular terms and one unexpired term. The County will elect two Com- missioners, county Judge, county Treasurer, Clerk, and two Justices of the Peace. Clarendon Con- solidated Independent School District will elect two Trustees. The Hospital District will have four Director's positions up before the voters. Public-spirited individuals who would like to serve in any of the above capacities should sign up at the entity that will be holding the election for that slot,/.e., to sign up for Alderman, go to City Hall; to sign up for Trustee, go to the school Administration Build- ing. to be held on May 14, 1994. Please come out and join the festivities and support the Prom and students of HeAley School Clarendon Priest Retires DISCOURAGE STAMFORD PLAYERS watch as Clarendon lays up two more points. The Broncos has an outstanding season. Broncos Wrap Up Successful Season The Clarendon Broncos played Hale Center, Tuesday, March 1,1994, in Amarillo at Tascosa Activity Center and beat them by a score of 63 - 49, in the area playoffs. Clarendon's defense was a great factor in the game. The broncos advanced to the Regional I-2A tournament at Abilene. Clarendon in the playoffs for the first time since 1982 improved to 28-3 with the win. Scoring for the Broncos were Corey Fields with 21 points, Danny McCampbell with 16 points, Billy W'dson with 12 points, Greg collins with 9 points, Chad Campbell with 3 points, Lorenzo Moore with 2 points with Chris Holland and Casey Alexander assisting in a very defen- sive bafigame. Clarendon held Hale Center to three points in the second quarter and outscored the Owls 25-5 over the final 9".38 of the first half to take a 26- 17 point lead at halftime. The Broncos traveled to Abilene where they played Stamford, Friday night, March 4th, at Moody Coliseum, and defeated them by a score of 71-65 to reach the 1-2A Regional finals. In the fourth quarter, Clarendon's defense made eight steals and forced twelve turnovers, wh/ch wasa verybig contributor to the win. Scoring for the Broncos were Corey Fields with 24 points, Danny McCampbell with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Billy W'dson with 14 points, Lorenzo Moore with 11 points, and Chad Campbell with 8 points. Also phying, were Jeremy Hicks and Chris Holland. Grog Collins was injured just minutes after the game started and did not get to play. On Saturday afternoon, March 5, fifth ranked Shallowater defeatel the sixth ranked Clarendon Broncos by a score of 75-58. The Broncos finished their season at 29-4. Clarendon was seeking their first regional title since 1970. Shallowater converted nine turnovers in the first quarter into 13 points and 28 turnovers into 22 points for the game. Scoring for the Broncos were Danny McCampbell, Billy W'dson, and Corey Fields, each with 16 points, Lorenzo Moore with 8 points, and Chad Campbell with 2 points. Also playing we, re Chris Holland, Jeremy Hicks and Casey Alexander. Although the Broncos lost this game, they have definitely had a winning season and everyone is very proud of them. Good hw.k to you Broncos in your upcoming track season. Let's go all the way to Statel F Amarmather j. Arotd Cart the third oldest priest serving the Diocese of o has retired as Pastor of St. Mary's Church. Father Carlson s retirement was effective February 28. Father Carlson, who turned 80 on February 25, had been pastor of St. Mary's since October 15,1981. St. Mary's is the oldest church in the diocese, having been founded in 1890. Father Carlson was born in 1914 and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Amarillo on May 1,1948 atSt. V'dbiana Cathedralin Los Angeles by Bishop Francis McIntyre. On September i of that year, he was appointed financial secretary of the diocese and on October 7, was ap- pointed assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Cathedral He received on other appointment that year, as on October 14, he was named'assistant chancellor of the diocese, director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and director of the Holy Childhood Association for the diocese. Father Carlson held all these positions until June 1, 1950. On May 2,1975, he was named administrator of St. Mary's Church in Clarendon and took care of both Groom and Clarendon until he was named pastor in Clarendon on October 1981. Father Terry Burke, director of the Morning Star Hostel/Mark Schupp Center, Amarillo, and Catholic Chaplain of High Plains Baptist Hospital, Northwest Texas Hospital and Family Hospital Center, all of Amarillo, became pastor of the parish March 1. Cont'd on p, 3. New Logo Wan00.d The Clarendon Chamber of rce announ a con- test, a new logo with a Western Heritage motif. There readers are invited to submit a sketch with a by-00se. Eatr00 wm be judged by the Chamber board. Deadline will be July 1, 1994. The winner will receive a $50 award at the Chamber of Commerce banquet in Septem- ber of 1994. Immunization Clinic Set THhe Texas Department of ealth is offering a im- munization clinic, March 21 from 9-12 and 1-4 p.m. at the Texas Department of Health Office at the Medical Center, Highway 70 North. The clinic is offering vac- cines that give protection against several childhood diseases. Protec- tion is against Pofio, Diphtheria, Lock Jaw (Tetanus), Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Measles, Rubella, Mumps, and HIB (Haemophilus Inflnenzae Type B). The Texas Department of Healthis charging money to help with the cost of keeping the clinic opera The amount of money charged is based on family income and size, and the ability to pay. REMINDER ! Clean-up day at the Baseball fields, Saturday, March 12 at 9 n.m. i Weather Permi rtg EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASS-Ba row, Zaa  l)Utlay Smith, SlCa Peres, Calvin Edwards. Frout row, Thad  tlm or Leeper, Braddriek MeCampbelL Not