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KIMBRA ANDERSON was named Junior Rodeo Queen Thursday night's junior rodeo. She was one of five entering the contest. It wasthe first junior queen in the celebration's history. (Press Photo) KENT presents Adam Risley a cash prize for being Oldest person present at last week'sOldSettlers Reunion. Photo by Will Lowe) Mitzi Cagle 's Brnnc Buster For another year, the fourth of July celebration has come and gone. It was a hot fourth, but everyone seemed to enjoy the festivities regardless of the heat. The parade was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00. The streets of downtown Clar- endon were lined with curious onlookers. There were almost as many out-of-town visitors present as there were local people. The rodeo queen contestants, last year's queen, var- ious local riding clubs, bicyclers and the like made up the an- nual fourth of July parade. Also held on the 4th was the first of four rodeo perfor- mances. The turn-out would have been mucy more success- ful if the weather had been better. Not many people enjoy watching a rodeo in rain. However, soon the rain subsided and by the time for the rodeo dance, the clouds had moved completely over. So, the celebration continued on through the early morning hours of Sunday, July 8. Rodeo performances were held each night with a dance on the slab immediately following. Friday night's dance was the best one. Johnny Bush was the enter- ruiner for the evening. The slab, which had been enlarged this year, was completely packed. Dancing room was a bit of a problem. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the dance, though. It was one of many "unforgettable experiences." At Saturday night's rodeo, the new queen was crowned. Deanna Baird was named Miss Congeniality and runner up. Sherri Altman was named first runner up. Chris Craft was crowned Queen by last year's queen Ronda Peoples. Congra- tulations to all! During the parade and the rest of the afternoon on Wednes- day, the CHS cheerleaders and drill team sponsored a con- cession stand. After a slow start, business picked up and the girls were kept pretty busy. The money made on the concession stand will be used by the drill team to pay debts. The cheerleaders will use their money for summer camp. mer camp. The cheerleaders and drill team have asked me to thank Chamberlain Motor Company for their kind donation. They gave the girls cups, spoons and napkins for the selling of ice cream. Western Skies Motel, the Clarendon Highway Department and the Clarendon Country Club dolmted the need- ed ice for the concession sta.d. They, too, are to be thanked. And, thanks to Mrs. Grady for her help all day Wednesday. All the donations and needed help were greatly appreciated. After a few delays, TerrySaye is on her way to New Jersey. Well, by now she is in the garden state, and having a wonder- ful time. Of course, Terry hated leaving her friends behind, but "long distance is the next-best thing." Terry also hated leaving "Yankee" in Texas, but he just got back from New Jersey and didn't want to make another trip. Besides, do they allow dogs on airplanes? Terry did take three things with her, however: Kim, Guy and her newest prize-posses- sion that fits snugly on her left ring finger. "Parting is such sweet sorry," isn't it, Shauna? Katrina Messer is always smiles, but just lately she has been running around with an ear-to-ear 24 hour grin. The cause is one Gary Bennett. He must be an awfully humorous personl Sandra Jochetz managed to leave Gruver over the boll- days and come celebrate with Clarendon. She is staying with Shauna and said she's having a great time. At least she's catching up on her reading and sleeping. Kim Lewellen from Childress spent the weekend with us. Her plans didn't go exactly as she wanted, however. Carrie Neal was home from OU, and Tommy Shields was home from Tech. There has been a brief argument going on in Clarendon lately. It is all about "a" New Testament, and apossible "shooting." For details and a progress report, see next week's BRONC BUSTER. Buddy keeps things going 0t IUddy Knorpp is the hub of the wheel that keeps the City Clarendon in motion. As city administrator he coordinates ' activities of the city's agencies such as the police Partment, water department and sanitation services. In dition he is the tax assessor for the city property tax .-" municipal court judge. In 1964 the mayor and aldermen of Clarendon drew up )  ordinance which created the position of city admini- afar who would report directly to them. In 1966 the Sltlon in City Hall was offered to Walter "Buddy" Knorpp tl he's been there since. z.Knorpp enjoys his job at the center of the city's organl- ) tlon. He knows Clarendon well and cares about it. Check- 'ton things around the town is one of his favorite activities. hlarendon is on its way up, according to Knorpp. It has . its low point as the economy changed and more land s required by an individual to make a living. People ...... : er it opens, are the kinds of growth that contribute to Vltlng a better envirnment" Knrpp feels that is whatBugbee and Colonel Goodnight were  i  , norpp, s roots in Clarendon grow very deep. His Grand- ther the first white  ' Knorpp and BlissBugbee were married here in 1900.  larendon was the birthplace of Iuddy Knorpp and at the :All Vh It was on one of those visits that ha met Margaret Kelly , u o he later married. When Knorpp decided to settle down  1939 he came to the family "headquarters" in Clar- "on  SUrancel ley hrough the years Knorpp has been involved in banking, County and SLate ranching. Bank.HeThe continueSinsurance as agency a director that he of ............ vtlSides Walt. Buddv and Margaret Knorpp have a aangnter, 'etl Rose of Abllene, and a son, Todd Knorpp, of Clarendon. ,nOrpp is an outspoken highly respected citizenof Clar-  # l ,,uon. He has done a great deal to keep the wheels that "ore Clarendon, rolling. Use the Classifieds LAWRENCE NEECE, manager of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, exhibits one of the new Panhandle Playground brochures just received by the chamber. One entire side of the brochure is devoted to Clarendon and Doniey County, and the other side is devoted to other points of interest in the Panhandle. The brochures will be distributed through 11 tourist bureaus in the state, and through local businesses. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) Last Wednesday was the Fourth of July. Area towns were having firework shows, rodeos, parades, all part of the tra- ditional Independence Day festivities. However, Goodnight was noting our country's birthday in a most unusual traditional fashionl With rainI That lovely wet stuff began falling around 6 p.m. and by the time we left for the rodeo, it hadn't let up at all. Our rain gauge registered over an inch and a tenth that night. Claude caught some of the moisture, but for reasons un- known they didn't get the quantity that fell in Goodnlght. Upon coming to work Monday morning, I noticed a fairly large thunder cloud. As it turned out, its bark was more than itsbite, as Just a brief sprinkle-shower fell. If you were Mrs. Cliff Mayben the chances of your ever wanting to see the sight of a kitchen again would be very slim. As coordinator for the Claude Twirling and Majorette Camp held last week, Mrs. Mayben served meals for future twirlers, teachers, and baton groups-totalling 15 to 20 daily! Girls from Groom, Shamrock, Clarendon, McLean, Pan- handle, Memphis, Silverton, Wheeler, Wellington and many other Panhandle towns began entering their "foster homes" last Sunday, July I. Monday through Friday, the girls and their instructors met and conducted class at the C.H.S. grounds. With the camp over and everyone back home, the town of Claude has pretty well returned to normal. How proud we are of Deanna Bairdl Not only did she place as second runner-up in the 1973 Saint's Roost Round-Up Rodeo Queen's contest, but her peers voted heras Miss Con- geniality. Thank you Goodnight for helping give ,,o,,r ,,irl" such a good showing. It's not too early to begin talk of the up-coming Caprock Round-Up-Claude's Summer Celebration. A barbeque, rodeo, dances, parade, old fiddlers contest and reunionwill highlight the celebration. Also highlighting this years holiday will be a Flea Market. Last years market met with such complete success that the Round-Up's organizers decided to have the sale-a-than during Claude's rodeo days. Happy birthday to you-Margie Stephens0n, Charly Murrell Tripplet, Buddy Karr, Brenda Arrant, Sharon Cope, Douglas Barey, Glenda Justiss, Karen Goodin, Denny Thomason, Mrs, R. G. Mldlin, Erma Lee Ttms, Rudolph Tucker, Olin Lam- bert, Mrs. J. R. Porter St, RobertCampbell, Ira Merrell and Julia Ann Thomason. The Jess Hundleys are very proud grandparents this week. They watched last Thursday night as their granddaughter, Teresa Moore, daughter of the Harold Moores received 1st runner-up honors in the Junior Rodeo Queen's contest. Jim Garland and Jim Jones represented Goodnight in the roping events during the rodeo last week. Ward Palmer tried his luck in the saddle bronc event and wild mare race. Happy anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brady, Mr. and Mrs. James Cope and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Butler. Claude rodeo and dance enthusiasts enjoying the Saint's Roost Round-Up were: Poodle Eddleman, Wes Reed. Pat Heckman, Rhonda Conrad, Janis and Fred Urly, the Don Davis clan, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Leggett, Jim Thompson, Kathi Eddleman and several others. THIS BUCKAROO dressed as a clown for last week's parade. (Press Photo) The Clarendon Press, July 12, 1973, Page 7 AROUND TOWN I didn't think I could possibly do it, but I did! I survived four days of the July 4th celebration. We took in the works from rodeo to dances. Brother Ward tried his hand with the saddle broncs and the wild mare race. Although he put up a good showing, he's Just not as pretty to look at as he was before his attemptsl Mr. and Mrs. HankHodges and son, Bob of Greenwood, Miss- issippi, were our guests from Tuesday until Friday. Thurs- day night Mother and Dad entertained numerous area couples with a sirloin steak supper in honor of the Hodge's visit. Everyone worked diligently all day thursday to get food, house and patio in ship-shape order. But no one worked as hard, or with more energetic devotion, than the working crews supervisor Bobl The Raleigh Adams hosted a houseful during Independence Day. The out-of-towners included Virginia Cooke, Betsy Troop, Mark Neff & Gary Adams of Amarillo. Coming from Shamrock was James Stavenhagen, and Paula Adams travel- led from Pampa. The Fred Chamberlains were in Dallas during last week. Jean reported no difference in the temperatures but, "the air-conditioning throughout the trip was excellent!" Most everyone in Claremion is watering his yard. Sprink- er systems of every form and fashion are sprinkling like crazy all over town. The Dick Delaneys played host to a houseful last week. Those there to see the remnants of the Saint's Roost Round- Up were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Delaney, Janice and Janelle of Amarillo who came last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wynn and Christie of Umbarger and their friends the James McElreaths, Doug and Heath of Canyon were com- pany for the Delaneys Friday throughSunday.The McElreaths and Wynns spent their spare time experiencing "pretty good luck" fishing at Greenbelt Lake. Molita's new sign. in front of the flower shop is up and completely finished. It certainly is attractive and does call quite a bit more attention than its predecessor. Mrs. John Oaks and daughter Mrs. Mary K. Blanton of Am- arillo and their special guest Trina Connolly of the Panama Canal Zone were guests of Mrs. Oaks' Clarendon daughter Mrs. Frank White, Jr. Friday. For a special treat the ladies took their Panama pal to lunch at Ruby Bromley's. The Ray Palmers spent the July 4th weekend in the cool of Aspen, Colorado. While her parents were absorbing the elegant Colorado mountains Susan was sampling German food at the Darouzette Festival. She was a guest in the Gra- ver Crumb home. The Chuck Deyhles had a small dinner party for their guests Dr. and Mrs. Ben K. Humphrey of Ruepert, Idaho, last Monday evening, July 2rid. The Humphreys are former Clarendon residents and during their short stay they were able to become reunited with several of their long-time friends and neighbors. Monday morning the two visited with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Risley. Gary Bennett of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., is presently enjoying the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Messer and daughter Katrina. Gary is en route to California to spend a while with his parents, Mrs. J. R. Batson has had her house full this past week. Those staying with her were nephew Mac of Amarillo, Mrs. H. R. King of Canyon and Mrs. Nelson Seago of Anson. The Mike McCleskys, Lisa & Brandon of Denton spent Friday through Sunday with Mrs. Batson. Mrs. King and her husband drove to Oklahoma City to visit with acquaintances there after Mrs. King had "got- ten a good visit in" with her Clarendon friends. The Bill Crafts hosted a patio party at the Craft Clarendon headquarters last Friday evening Just prior to the rodeo. For the supper refreshments Patti served ham'n cheese, tuna salad and cream cheese palm sandwiches, chips with dip and a most invigorating-to-the-taste buds fresh vege- table tray. Molly Ritter has been occupied these last few weeks work- ing on two oil paintings. I've already picked my favorite and can hardly wait for her to finishl Even during the 4th of July people get sick. The Guy Sib- leys are just now recuperating from their virus miseries. The Tex Selvidges had their nephew Jackie Haney and his friend Patti Carnes in for part of the celebration. The past two weeks the Schollenbarger family has been Sat- urdaY company for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Risley. Home for the "whing-ding" last week were Billie Neal and his friends, Mr. and Mrs. Bobble Garrett who participated in the rodeo, Ben Garrett, Lori Smith, daughter of the Bud Smiths and Laura Deane, all of Amarillo. Carrie was able to take a short break from Oklahoma University and help her older sister Nan Coneway and her mother, Mrs. Ruth Neal with the pleasantries of hostessing duties. Grandchildren A my and Josh served as valuable helpers to their grandmoth- er'. Congratulations to our newest reigning rodeo queen Chris Craft and her court Deanna Baird (who was also chosen as Miss Congeniality) and Sherri Altman. You three really looked great with your ribbons last Saturday night! There were some very proud and beaming expressions in the par- ents section of the stands'. A warm word of praise is sent to the first (we hope not last'.) junior rodeo queen, Kimbra Anderson and attendant Teresa Moore. Mrs. George Bullman had the "no vacancy" sign up over her home last weekend. Coming in for a mid-summer stay were: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bullman and son Joe of Bell, Calif., Monte and Carolyn Land of Breckenridge, the Steve Lands of Canyon and Mrs. Bullman's son George, also of Canyon. It was open house all during the "four-day frenzy" in the Bobby Boston home. Some of their friends from Amarillo and surrounding area coming to take part in the Saint's Roost Round-Up were Billy and Heather Gibbons of Dumas; Tommy Wagner, Hollis Russell, Rip Blackburn and companion Glenna, Mr. and Mrs. J. O'Brien, the U.J. Bostons, Mrs. Stanley Blackburn, Steve and Nicki Bryant, the Teddy Wag- hers and others. Betty really got to practice her "quantity cooking calculations." Thank heavens our country's birthday, is but once a year' 01d Settlers draw crowd The Old Settlers Reunion and Saint's Roost Fiddle Contest drew a capacity crowd Wednesday during the Saint's Roost Celebration. The two events were held jointly in the Mulkey Theatre. Singers opened the afternoon with Country and Western and Gospel singing. Ernest Kent, master of ceremonies, welcomed guests and got the show on the road. Judge R. E. Drennan was speaker for the event, He wel- comed visitors to the annual event. Adam Risley was recognized as the oldest BaRley County resident present. Several other recognitions were given. Prizes were given in each category. Prizes were furnished by Tunnell Pharmacy, The Clarendon Press, the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company and the Emmett O. Simmons Insurance Agency.