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I Cruz services for Eli 24 days, were held am. on Thursday, April 28, in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley Pastor of Baptist Church in officiating. Interment In Rowe Cemetery by Directors, Inc. The child died at 7:05 a.m. on ;day, April 23, 1994 in Texas Hospital in He was born March 30, Cruz-Billeda and Marisol 3f Hereford. Survivors include his parents; Caleb Cruz and Alan April 28, 1994 " S Mildred Housden of Clarendon; two sons, Melvin Housden of Houston, Texas, Kenneth Housden of Odessa, Texas; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews. Casket bearers were Jack Eads, Eddy Eads, Johnny Davis, Larry Davis, Jimmy Johnson, and Weldon Steen. Honorary bearers were members of Clarendon VFW Post 7782. The family requests that memorials be to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity. grandparents, Jose paternal grandmother, I of Mexico. Earvin Housden services for Orville , age 75, were on Tuesday, April Church Truman Ledbetter, Pas- officiating. Interment was in Cemetery with arrange- under the direction of Inc. Mr. Housden died at 1:00 on April 24, 1994 at Clarendon follow- illness. He was born 11, 1918 in Schooldon, and was married to r on Novcm- 1939 at Lelia Lake, Texas. a resident of Claren- 1926 to 1866 when he , to Bryan and then returned in 1983. He had for 20 years as the Water Superintendent for the retirement in a US Army veteran of IL and was a member VFW Post 7782 Bryan American Legion was also a member of the Rifle Association and a Survivors include his Vergii Trtdtt McPherson ITneral services for Vergil ruitt McPherson, age 78, were held at 10.@0 am. on Tuesday, April 26, 1994 in the First Baptist Church in Hedley with Rev. Lewis Ellis, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lefors and Rev. Bruce Howard, Pastor, otiicting. Inter- meat was in Rowe Cemetery in HeAley with arrangements under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon. Mr. McPherson died at 5:14 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 1994 in High Plains Baptist Hospital in Amarillo following a short illness. He was born April 4, 1916 in Bray, Texas and was married to Opal Frances Hess on November 17, 1935 at Memphis. He had lived in Hedley most of his life where he was a farmer and rancher and owner of the Ver-Wyn Motel He was also a former Deputy Sheriff in Potter and Donley Counties. He was a member of the Hedley Masonic Lodge, the Hedley Lions Club, the Hedley Senior C'aizeus Association, and was on the Board of Directors for the Greenbelt Water Authority. He was a mem- ber of the First Baptist Church in Hedley. Survivors include his wife, Opal McPherson of Hedley; four daughters, Carolyn Kirkland of Amarillo, Kathy Blackwell of Com- anche, Oklahoma, Beverly Mc- Pherson of Amarillo, Becky Ed- monson of Springfield, Missouri; his twin sister, Verlin McCracken of Pampa; a brother, W.E. Mc- Pherson of Amarillo; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. ;bt Clartntmn _tws Casket bears were Shannon Burns, Shawn Burns, Dennis Trent, phiillp Wiggins, Alvie Clay, and Jim Taylor. Honorary bearers were For- rest Morton, Don Blanks, John Stiles, Bill Carson, Buddy Lamber- son, and Jack hrwens. The family requests that memorials be to Heey First Bap- tist Church or Hedley Senior C'ltizeus Association. Betty Jean Baker tteral services for Betty Jean Baker, age 62, were held Monday at 11:00 am. in the Chapel of Fh, st Baptist Church in Plainview with Dr. Travis Hart, pastor, of- ficiating. Graveside services were held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with Rev. Truman Led- better, pastor of the Fh'st Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating. Arrangement were under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home. Mrs. Baker, born in Claren- don, graduated in 1949 from Clarendon High School She mar- fled Hayden W. Baker in 1949 at Lefor. He died in 1988. She lived in Washburn, Memphis and Childress before returning in 1957 to Clarendon. She moved in 1964 to Texline and in 1974 to Plainview. She worked in the nursery at First Baptist Church of Clarendon. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarendon. Survivors include two sons, Gary Baker of Amarillo and Gale Baker of Austin; her mother, Nora Decker of Clarendon, five grandchildren; and a great grandson. The family request memorials be to Hospice of the Plains. Minding Your Own Business by Don Taylor BETTER BUSINESS WRITING good business letter can win Aalnew customer, line up a job interview or make a friend for life. It can create a positive impression on the reader and make us appear competent, articulate and profes- sional. On the other hand, bad busi- ness correspondence can blow a deal, destroy a good image and cost us money. Why, then, are so many bad or mediocre business letters written? I believe there are three reasons: 1) We don't care, 2) we feel too busy to compose good let- ters, or 3) we don't know the basics of effective written communica- tion. The majority of us probably fall into the last two categories. We care about our business image but are busy and haven't developed good writing sins. Because of our hectic pace, we need a simple method of learn- ing and remembering the basics of effective business writing. With that thought in mind, we developed the WRITE method. WRITE is an acronym in which each letter serves to remind us of one of five elements of good business writing. The W reminds you to ask "wh3f you are writing the letter. Each piece of business correspon- dence should have a purpose and an objective. What do you want the letter to do? Thank a customer? Schedule an appointment? Resolve a problem? Inform the reader of your services or products? If your objective is un- clear, the reader may discard the letter or delay action on it. The "R" reminds you to get "right to the point." Begin with the person's name and title, spelled correctly. Next, get right to the subject in the first paragraph. A good opening paragraph captures the reader's interest and shows why the letter is important. The "I" in the "WRITE" method stands for qdentif key in- formation. If referring to an order, use the invoice number and date. If you are writing a response, include the date of the originalletter. Ifyou mention a third party, give enough information to ensure that the reader will know to whom you refer. For example, write "Mr. Wil- liam Jones of the ABC Company," instead of "Mr. Jones." Letters that lack key informa- tion are a major cause of delays and the need for additional com- munication. When you give your readers all of the facts, it is easier for them to give you the desired results. Be sure to answer any q.uestious that were raised in pre- wous correspondence. A busy per- son wants to get the entire picture in the first reading. The  should remind you to write llke you "talk." Use natural, everyday language. Typically, busi- ness letters take on a strange and cold formality. They are often filled with jargon and pompous phrases. Don't assume that the more you write, the more intel- ligent you sound. A trite, wordy letter can produce the opposite ef- fect. Each letter should communi- cate with the reader in simple, straight- forward terms. With a lit- fie practice, you will be surprised at how simply you can state important points. The "E" represents "editing" and "ending." Edit letters carefully. Eliminate misspelled words, im- proper grammar and excess words. For example, "eliminate any and all words believed to be irrelevant or thought to be unneeessary  can be edited to "eliminate unnecessary words." Devise a pleasant wayto con- clude your letters. If you are re- questing an action, restate it in friendly terms in the dosing para- Page 5 graph. The reader should know ex- actly what you expect of him or her by the end of the letter. Try the WRITE method on your next few business letters. You may find that you are writing less and enjoying it more. The real proof, however, will be in the results. You will accomplish your goals and experience fewer com- munication foul-ups. You may write to Don Taylor in care of "Minding Your Own Business," PO Box 67, Amarillo, Texas "/9105. Little League Team Photos will be taken at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 30 th at the City Park duflng the League Cookout Orders need to be placed at that timet Bask: Package: $10.19 Billy Wilson Corey Fields Chris Holland Danny McCampell James King Stacey Alexander Citlali Menchaca Elizabeth McAnear Lorenzo Moore/Alt. Jeremy Hick/Alt. 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