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The Clarendon Press, June 14, Page 4 RUSSELL ABBOTT of Pampa caught this 23-pound string of channel cat over the weekend while fishing on Greenbelt Lake. Fishing is at its best now days at Greenbelt. Mr, and Mrs. Bob Pittmanand son, Jeff, of Bedford, visit- ed with his aunt, Mrs. Mildred Hendrlx, last Friday after- noon Something Fishy 00Reltgt0us Just about every week now reportscome in about someone  catching some large crappie. Most of these are caught more or less accidentally on a trotline in 10 to 15 feet of water. There are enough of these being caught now to indicate there are a large number of large Crappie in Greenbelt Lake. One of these days, someone is going to start looking real hard to find these schoolsofbigCrappie, and when they fine them, they're going to have a field day. The latest re- port we had on these was from up Kelly Creek. In general fishing has remained pretty steady this past week. No real big bass were brought in, but several were weighed in up to 5 lbs. The bass seem to have finished their spawn, and have moved out into deeper water. Most reports are at depths of 10 to 15 ft. deep. Lots of yarling bass are now being caught, mostly on minnows. According to reports, there will be a re-stocking of black bass in Greenbelt Lake sometime this week. Don't know the size of the stockers, but will be glad to get whatever they are. BY LEE ANN PALMER Clarendon, is a very busy place to live. There are church activities, country club affairs, bridge events and several women's club proects going year round. Size has a lot to do with the number of social functions a town has. And, in comparison to it's population our town most certainly is socially oriented. Good times and projects for funds for one city need or another often frequent the public notices and newspaper announcements. Lee Roy Johnson of Clarendon continues to rack in the big Channel Cat on his trotline. One day this past week he weigh- ed in a 9 1/2 lbs., a 5 3/4 lb. anda21/21b. Channel. He also had a 7 1/2 lb. Pike. Carl Geyer of Clarendon, fishing with his brother from Wichita Falls, caught 9 Channels the other day on rod and reel that averaged over 3 Ibs. each. There were lots of people enjoying the lake this past weekend So far, this past week was the biggest on the lake this year. The water is Just right for swimming and skiing, so don't let any pretty day get by without taking advantage of it. Just had a report that Jan Man, daughter of the Jim Man's of Amarlllo, caught a 1 1/2 lb. hlb-bred Perch. Perch fish- lng should pick up real good now with the water warming up the way it is. RONNIE NULL and CLARENCE HAMILTON of the Clarendon College Sportsman Club release a bunch of bass in the natural lake which will be the home for the Seven Cities floating amphitheatre. The fish are part of the Sportsman Club project. The club is working with Seven Cities, Inc. on the park project. (Press Photo by Will Low,) Area communities thriving with activities ee*o*eoooeeet.oot et too oQo ..Go J..- o-or ereB'" You're getting older. Your,ply, "I know it, but donq anybody." People face the fact of growing old in ways. Some deny that they are any older. Others are ed of their age and upon asking, if you get a reply, they always 29. Yet others will let you know right off that age is none of your business even though everybody  look and see the inevitable. Others grow older not stopping to become Idle and useless, but ever their knowledge, and horizon, and usefulness. There is something about growing older that just to sllp upon you. All of a sudden you are older and yourself exclaiming, "Where have the years flown for the future and build our castles in the air onl that they vanish away as the cloud, The Bible gives us instruction about this, telling us to llve today; we haven't learned this trick. We plan the future God when we ought to say, "If the Lord will, we and do this or that" (James 4:15). That'sright, "If will, we shall live..." Those who live right dont have so much trouble with getting older. They are like t elderly person of whom Job spoke: "Thou shaR co e thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in h season." (Job 5:26). Like the corn, having done its J0 growing, maturing, and usefulness, and that for else; so the person who lived right and unselfishly to his grave happy, content, "in a full age." There is never an age to quit. Of course we come to a t when we have to change types of work our llves, but there never comes an age when we have right to take out on living and doing for God and individual who has tried to live his llfe right with and his fellow man, comes to old age full of fruit. He still bring forth fruit in old age" (ps. 92:12-15). God of the elderly bringing forth fruit in old knows nothing about this attitude, "Well, I've done mlnes let someone else do now." God says that growing older! Its added responsibility, and R seems that the get, the more responsible we become to God, men and society (Ps. 92:14). However, there are other area communities with thriving the evening. 1970 marked the founding date for Brice's social lives, too. They may not boast a population like their meetings. mother city, but none-the-less they are an active group of The Ashtola people follow in close suit with their Brice people, peers. They, too, hold monthly 42 parties and dinners. For Rural villages like Chamberlain, Goldston, Martin, Good- their gathering grounds, the old high school building serves night, Ashtola, Howardwick, Lelia Lake or Brice all have excellently. special community gatherings at least once each month and For over 26 years the Ashiolians have been potlucking it the more thriving ones assemble twice monthly, and dealing those 42 hands. Their yearly barbeque is held Lella Lake community members have an every other Sat- in August and the one ice cream supper is usually scheduled urday night pot luck supper during the winter months, for the third week of July. The devoted and hard-working then for summer they take full advantage of their outdoor ladies of the needle club serve as this area's organizers. grill and barbeque chickens. Headquarters for their feast s is The granddaddy of the "minute metropolitans", Goochiight, the former Lelia Lake school building. After the dinner hour built a brand new co m reunify center in 1965. Before this corn- you'll most likely find this sporting bunch involved in a reunify project was taken to task the every fourth week fierce volleyball match, or, if there were just too many good Tuesday night meals were located in private homes or supper delicacies, a fast game of '42'. Sometimes the Lelia school house. Lakers enjoy a change from the ordinary and collect around In earlier years, before the population began to decline the piano for a light 'n' lively song lest. two couples each served as co-hosts. However, more re- Community officers who are responsible for organizing cently the job has fallen to willing volunteers. To add a these supper socials are president, Lacy Noble and his bright note to the setting, Goodnight is having a pick up in board members C. C. Airs, R. O. Nelson, George Shields, attendance to its feeds. Former residents now living in Earl Shields, Ronald Castner and Wiley Reynolds. Lelia Claude or Clarendon and some from even longer distances Yes, growing older has its problems, its Lake er get-togethers have been going since 1940. enjoy making conslstant appearances. ............. ......  ......................... ' sloweYep; butthe mzl shotflgrov trOnger Charmberlain residents call their community parties As do some of the fellow villages, Go&inight features the .... stronger and more beautiful; the life more fruitful summer ice cream suppers. Martin Isplagued with the same crisis as Goldston  a rapid decline in residency. It's only been close to five years ago since these country clans held their regular quilting bees and dinners in the church fellowship hall and separate homes. Though still trying to survive and be known as one of the close knit communities Martinpresently centers most of it's social functions around the industrious little church Still quite alive and thriving, the Martin Baptist Church has followers from Claxendon and Lelia Lake as well as right- at-home disciples. Howardwick, the newest (but rapidly maturing) little town not to be out done, also has the monthly social. Their func- tions are for community improvement projects, such as the upcoming June 9 cake walk for the new tennis courts. Highly sophisticated forits age, this "bloom town" finish- ed it's community center in 1969. Serving on the coordinator's board this season are Mrs. Norma Corgill, Mrs. Helen Hendrix and Margret Berry. Cora Bland and Kee Bacon comprise the planning sub-com- mittee. As previously stated, a town's volume determines it's number of social activities. Clarendon indeed is busy, in- volved and very socially inclined. However in retaliation, when comparing Clarendon's people get-together ratio to her "suburb's" population, party statistics the "inside places in the road" (so to speak) are the real society tsl! Insurance cosls less Ihan Covered Dish Dinners and they assemble every first and third Fridays of each month. For their meeting headquarters, the Chamberlainltes had the former Sam Low, house re- modeled. During the hot weather, the covered dish dinners turn to an ice cream supper,lwhich really makes a more enjoyable evening for the ladies: (How miserable it is to stand over a red-hot stove all morning long while the thermometer steadily climbs outsidel) This years officers responsible for the suppers are president, R. R. Dingier; vice-president, Mrs. tL D. Lindley; secretary, Mrs. A. B. Ivey and Mrs. Bob Williams, report- er. For a break from the desserts and sweets they also have an annual barbeque in mid-summer. These casualcome-as- you-are affairs date back to 1956 for this community. Although the once-popular Goldston used to hold monthly 42 games and meals, they still try to keep a close contact with each other and their outside responslblities. However, years before 1960, when the events where forced to cease due to lack of citizenry, the Goldston dinners were held at the school house and local homes. Get-togethers at Brice are monthly events. Since there is no community center the residents usually congregate in each other*s homes. To even the hosting duties out as fair- ly as possible, the township follows an alphabetical list. 42 enthusiasts to the hilt, theBriceites indulge in tourna- ments which offer prizes to both high and low scorers for of Correct. Insurance to protect furs, Jewelry, coin and stamp collections, artworks and sporting goods usually costs considerably less than 1% ov value. Such 'floater po- licies' cover loss, theft or accidental da- mage, both on and off the premises. WALT KhlORPP PH. 874-3.521 Tim O May we suggest you travel FIRST CLASS by Impala or Caprice? There is a dignity to growing old for the person who lived by God's standard, who sys, "The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be the way of righteousness" (Prov. 16:3). Gray to a person if that person has lived right and ing older has its responsibility in the sight of God but its honor and dignity. The elderly are to be dignity and respect, as fathers in the land, according to Bible. They are to be called "Mr. and Mrs." and be ed with "YesSir" and "No Sir." According to the Bible, | hair is a crown of glory, a badge to be respected emblem to be honored. AS we grow older, God expects us to grow in spiritual beauty, wisdom, fruitfulness and The older we get the more we should know the more we should be able to pass on that coming up; and the closer we should live to the Lord. older we get the more responsible we should the more faithful to God we should become; and unselfish we should become toward our fellow man. We do not know what God has planned For all His children in His land. But it seems to hurt when He calls today, Calls them back to Heaven to stay. For we've just started in life our love to give, We pray to God please let them live. But they were a gift from Heaven one day, And God has the right to take away. God has plans up above For all the children that He loves. He calls the special ones today Back to Heaven to laugh and play And this we know all the love we gave God forever in eternity will save. In this to them God will give A second chance in eternity to live Johanie Rattan Review of Medicare g" for Claude hospital use When the Armstrong County Medical Center July, a number of the patients who use the clinic will 1 sons who are eligible for medicare. A review of gram might be of interest to those persons. Medicare will pay a portion of the medical people 65 or over or people 62 if they are disabled. will pay 80% of an eligible recipients medical the recipients will have to pay 20% or the expenses deemed unnecessary by the program.  sons on medicare will pay the first $60 of medical they have in any one year. Patients using medicare should take their each time they visit a doctor. Having the 1 number appear on medicare forms exactly as it i medicare card is quite necessary. Medicare forms should be signed on a person's to the doctor even if subsequent visits are the same ailment. Any medical expenses must be reportedwithin or medicare will pay no portion of the expenses It should be remembered that medicare was never ed to pay all medical expenses. Ambulance service expenses can only care recipients if an emergency was involved or the ambulance transportation. I: ! Phone 8 74-3 511 3rd and Sully Clarendon, Texas ALDERSON CHEV'ROLET In Mem ful because of its experiences. Give your time and to spiritual beauty because when phy fail, you will need something better to which to anchor soul. So God declares: "The hoary head is a crown of be found in the way of righteousaess', (Prov.16:31). TM was right when he said, "Come grow old along with best is yet to be..."