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50 94704O ISSN 1048-8170 First July 4th "Oldest thriving town in the Panhandle!" Thursday, June 30, 1994 Vol 5, Number 26 Annual Blood Drive Set Reprinted from Clarendon Press, Centennial Edition, June 29, 1978 1878, the little colony over on Salt Fork celebrated, for the first of July. At the dawn of morning 37 rounds of shots direction of William H. Wakefield. At 9 o'clock S.P. the raising of the flag, which was 10 by 20 feet. The was hoisted. At 11 a.m. Capt. Bedal, as marshall of the day, called the citizens where, in the cool breeze and sheltered from , they were appropriately entertained. The Declaration was then read by J.IX. Parks after which the assembly in a rousing chorus of"America." The Rev. V.A. Allan then spoke on the "Memory of the Day." After :was called upon to respond to the toast, "then after another song, Win. Lampton was respond to the toast, "Early Reminiscences of Frontier Life." After several short speeches from volunteers, all were invited to the House where a rich repast was in waiting, and of which all partook elressed themselves as well pleased with the doings of the day. FASHION APPAREL, featured business of the week, Co-Owner pictured : !:i!i! & Tangella Smith, emplyees at A&J'S Fashion featured business of the week. Of Week lley Tongate weeks featured business A&J'S Fashion Apparel. l%hion Apparel is owned Alexander and Judy aey decided to open the price apparel store." their attention on price (their customers grateful for that). ly and Ann decided when their inventory to include a small selection for men and children. They carry a larger selection of Ladies Fashions, ac- cessories and purses. They also carrya wide selection of hair acces- sories and other gift items. They would like to take this opportunity to thank all their customers from Clarendon and surrounding areas including Amarillo for their fine support. They opened the store November 8, 1993. They have not completed their first year in busi- ness, but are grateful for the sup- port that they have received from everyone. Their grandopening is still pending which they plan to have on their first year anniver- sary. Whether they advertise or not there is always a sale going on at A&J'S Fashion Apparel Ann enjoys day to day opera- tion of the store,especially assist- TREY CHAMBERLAIN, Bobble Thornberry & Kitty Weldaouer, from Coee Memorial Blood Center, displays the T-Shirt that will be given to everyone that donates blood. ing the customers. This aspect of the business isn't new to her, Clif- ford and Ann owned Alexander's Used Cars which has been in busi- ness for 20years. Beverly and Clif- ford Alexander Jr. has has taken over Alexander's Used Car since January 1994. They hope they can carry on another twenty years. Tt also owned Alexander's House which is now the Hilltop Care owned by Nlna Rid- dlespurger. Ann would like to thank everyone for SUlporting these businesses. They have six daughters in schooL LaShonda Smith, age 16, was 1993 Homecoming Queen. Tangelia Smith, age 15 will be in the 10th grade. Fran Alexander, age 15, will be in the 9th grade. Clarissa Smith, age 14, will also be in the 9th grade. Kim Alexander, age 13, will be in the 8th grade. Stephanie Smith, age 13, will be in the 8th grade, and is a cheerleader. All the girls enjoy basketball and track. They are members of the True Church of God In Christ. Judy Perkins who is now working Tues. & Fri. in Amarillo at Judy's Cut-n-Curl, 217 N. Buchanan. Judy is also in the beginning stages of a traveling sales mute. Judy enjoys the coor- dinating and diligently searching the markets for the best buys and quality so that they can pass the savings on to their customers. Judy moved to Clarendon in August 1993. Judy and the late James King have three clIdren, James King Jr., will be a senior in high school, and enjoys playing football and running track. Kim King is employed by Levi Straus. Tammie King is employed by Wal- Mart, both live in Amarillo. Judy has two beautiful granddaughters, Kourtney King, age 3, and Jasmine Ashley, 3 months old. Judy would also like to invite everyone to visit their new Kingdom HaIL Ann states "We not only offer many items, but also a sitting area for anyone who would like to drop by to visit and shop. You can have quality at affordable prices, this is the reason why people should shop at home. If we don't have what you want, we will be Danny Smith To Perform Aiarillo College Student, anny Smith will be par- . ticipating in the College's Summer Arts FestivaL Danny will be per- forming in two different plays, Company and A Midsummer Night's Drewn. Both plays will be performed thru the month of July. In Company, Danny will play the part of Peter. Company follows their anti-hero, Bachelor Robert as he makes his way through a series of encounters with April, the stewardess, Kathy, the girl who's going to marry someone else, Marta, the peculiar one, and those good and crazy people, his married friends. Company is for mature audiences only and can be seen July 13, 15, 17, 21, 24, & 28. In A Midsummer Night's ikeam, Danny will play Puck. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a delightful mixture of fantasy, bur- lesque, and earthly comedy. Its one of Shakespeare's happiest com- edies. You'll see mis-matched lovers, royalty, well-meaning but artless workmen, and woodland fairies. A Midsummer Night's Dream can be seen July 14, 16, 20, 23, 26, & 29. Danny is the son of Lige and Mart ha Smith of Clarendon, and is a Theatre Major at Amarillo Col- lege. I I progressing nicely and will be ready for inspection by the first of July. On Sunday afternoon July 3rd from 2 to5 p.m. They will be serving free ice cream and cookies. They are expecting a large crowd to visit the exhibits and enjoy one of Clarendon's finest attractions. This is the time for our annual membership drive. Your donation is always appreciated by the board of directors. Come out during the holidays and make this part of your July 4th celebration. Clarendon's museum is something for all of us to be proud of. happy to take suggestions, or even order what you want. Let us be your shopping store, the place where you not only get quality clothing, but friendly service. Museum Opens West The Memn s West g" "now open with new carpet and drapes plus a flne cowboy ex- hibit complete with a ranch wagon chuckbox. The Veterans display is I'es time for the 4th Annual Clarendon Summertime Blood Drive. This ar it will be on Friday, July 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Chamberlain Motor Co. All blood donors will again receive a special Clarendon Blood Donor T-Shirt, compliments of Chamberlain Motor Co., Donley State Bank and First Bank and Trust. Coffee Memorial Blood Center is asking everyone that is able; to give blood of Friday. "The 4th of July is a critical weekend and it is imperative that we maintain a safe, reliable supply of blood for the Panhandle area. We know that we can count on the Clarendon Community to come through for us once again this year", states Kitty Weidauer, Assistant Manager, Mobile Resources Department for Coffee Memorial Blood Center. The need for blood is so vital to so many. Blood cannot be manufac- tured in a laboratory, nor ordered from a gift catalog. The Blood Center, therefore, must seek it from the only place it exists --- the human body. You, as a blood donor, and others carry this marvelous gift of life within you and are the only source in procuring it for the injured and the ill. Blood is not a commodity that goes to the highest bidder. It is a life-saving fluid that is transfused only into the veins of those who need it the most. Coffee Memorial Blood Center provides the blood needs for Amaril- lo and forty-eight Panhandle communities. More than 400 pints of blood are needed weekly by patients in the 20 area hospitals the center serves. This number is incredible considering that less than 5 of every 100 persons donate blood. Physicians are scrutinizing and re-evaluating transfusion practices; the one-unit (whole blood) transfusion is a thing of the past, and more and more patients are recovering without receiving any blood. However, the continual discovery of new therapeutic uses creates the growing demand for blood and blood products. As long as there is llfe, there will be blood and a need for blood. Hundreds of Panhandle residents' lives rely on the kindness of volunteer blood donors who take one hour of certain days to give the "Gift of Life". If they don't, and people like you don't donate blood, it will not be there for anyone in need. Not for you! Not for anyone! After your blood is donated, it goes to the blood center laboratory for typing and testing. It is then labeled, stored at the proper refrigerated temperature, and distributed to area hospitals. Coffee Memorial Blood Center is licensed by the U.S. Food and Dru 8 Administration (FDA) and accredited by the Airican Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The FDA inspects the Blood Center at least annually to insure compliance with regulations established by FDA and mandated by federal law. These regulations are designed to assure the highest possible degree of safety of every unit of blood or blood product issued by the Blood Center for transfusion purposes. The AABB inspects the Blood Center every other year to insure compliance with the AABB Standards of Blood Centers and Transfusion Services which are internationally recognized as the most technically and scientifically thorough in existence. These standards are designed to assure the safety of blood and blood products as well as that of all blood donors. In addition, the Blood Center is now inspected by the Texas Depart- ment of Health to insure compliance with Clim'cal Laboratories Improve- merit Act administered by the U.S. Public Health Service. This final step is required for approval to participate as a Medicare provider. In addition to these regulations, standards and inspections, the Blood Center conducts a thorough internal Quafity Assurance Program and is constantly seeking improvements in the safety of both blood donors and blood products. It is our constant goal to provide the safest posm, ble blood products for on purposes to the people we strive to serve. We are so fortunate to have a community such as Clarendon that understands the importance of malntalnin a safe, tested supply of blood and is willing to support the effort. Each donor will get hot dogs, ice cream and that special "badge of courage", a Clarendon Blood Drive '94 T-Shirt sponsored by Chamberlain Motor Co., Donley County State Bank and Irn'st Bank and Trust. So. Clarendon. held save lives this 4th of July weekend! Fourth Of July Events F.day, July lst-Rodeo at 7:45 p.m. Open Air Dance 9 p.m til 1 am. to Single Tree. q, Saturday, July 2-Bicycle Parade from 10 to 11 a.m.; Depression LLh 11 a..m._Beaus & Cornbread 15 cents; Turtle Race 3 p.m at Heusons; at 7:45 p.m.; upen Air Dance 9 p.m. til 1 a.m. to Single Tree. Monday, July 4-Old Settlers Reunion 10:30 to 12.'00 am.; Al Morrah Shrine Club Barbecue 11 a.m until food is gone; Fiddlers Contest-Old Fashion Music ; Western Parade 2 p.m.; Country Craft Fair-All da Cowpatty Bingo; Rodeo 7:45 p.m.; Open Air Dance 9 p.m. to 1 &m. to Kracker Jack. July 1, 2 & 4 Trade Days Market-Highway 287 East. July I & 2 Sidewalk Sale-Downtown Main Street. PICTURED ABOVE, on the right is Texas Tech University College of Agrleultural Slenees and Natural Sdenees dean Sam Curl reeognidmg Shammou Myers as an AUie of the Month for the 1993-94 Sehoel Year.