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Page 2 Dear Editor: W ah economic times the way they are the financial condi- tion much of Texas is in, the average family is doing away with "extras" such as vacations. It is, therefore, especially wonderful that so many families in the Claren- don area have been able to ex- perience the customs and culture of an exotic, faraway country, by hoting a foreign high school stu- dent through the not for profit Academic Year in America pro- gram, sponsored by the AIFS FounOation. Teenagers aged 15-18 come to Texas each year, for 5-10 months, and attend Clarendon area high schools while living with American families. These young folks arrive with their own health insurance and spending money, and have at least three years of English instruction under their belts prior to their arrival in the United States. Texans have enjoyed fabulous extended vacations without leaving their own homes. Families, either with or without children, get the opportunity to choose a teenager who best fits in with their lifestyle. What a wonder- |am am m mam amam || | |m am mo |ummam um|| amlm | mumamam al am almm ||| mmmmmm| -- Offset & Letter Press Printing/ Office Furniture & Supplies cOo,, &  " 104 a. Kearney 874-2043 .... ) 0 0 bt lattub0n ttmf ful opportunity to share Texas's traditions and values, and receive so very much in return! Families who open their homes and their hearts to an exchange student gain an inside perspective into the cul- tures, values and traditions of another country, and also gain a friend for life. What a wonderful oppor- tunity for families, both with and without children, to share Texas's culture and lifestyle with a young ambassador from abroad, and receive so very much in return! As Regional Director for Texas, I ap- plaud the Clarendon area fmilles who have hosted this year, and en- courage interested families to con- tact me at 800-322-4678 ext. 5423. Ginny Molleturo Dear Editor: After watching the recent reyer confirmation hear- ings, my wife, a high school govern- ment teacher, raised an interesting question. Why do we allow strangers to control our lives?. Each year she quizzes her students on the names of our elected leaders. Apparently, few have problems recalling their mayor, state representative, senator, governor or president. Many can even list some county commissioners, city council mem- bers, and school board trustees. Yet, when it comes to naming mem- bers of the judiciary, there's generally nothing but silence. To test whether this lack of information was restricted to school students, I conducted my own little survey. The results were quite amazing.. Upon being asked to name at least three members of the Texas Supreme Court or Texas Court of Criminal Appeals most , We Want To Be Your Insurance Agent! iCome & Meet The F1i ,,n00lliest Staff lrL Tou0n! You'll Be Glad You Did! Keoin Thompson-Agent/Manager ChreMon Insurance Agency 310 S. Keame9 ChreMon, Tex (806)874-3506 (800)999-6145 revealing potential ruling. Thus, whether to strike down a school finance law, release a convicted murderer into our community, cre- ate new grounds to sue someone, interfere in the operation of the public schools and prisons, deprive parent's of their right to raise children, or do anything else is generally up to each judge's per- sonal view of the law. Admittedly, the inde- pendence courts' enjoy is impor- tant, but that very same inde- pendence creates a chance for abuse. So, the risk must be mini- mized. The easiest way of doing this is through the exercise of care in selecting judges. At the very least, we should find out who they are. The extent of their real ex- perience, legal intelligence, and in- tegrity are also important factors to investigate. Texans are wary nowadays of strangers. Unlike Issac, in the Bible, we shouldn't let people trick us into believing they are something they are not. Nor should we allow mangers to control our wallets, our taxes, our jobs, our famih'es, our homes and our freedom. Sincerely, Brian Qulnn 1722 Broadway Lubbock, Texas 79401 The Clarendon News welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are an important forum for airing opinions. But the paper is not responsible for their eoatent. Letters express the ophdons of the writers. The newspaper does not necessarily agree or disagree with any letter, nor does it vonda for the accuracy of any statemeat ia any letter. Randy Croslin, Doue Croslin & AMy Hicks Owners Watch For Our Gram Opening k Open House! Concerned School Staff Request adults, regardless of age, could not. Are you troubled about how Nor could they generally recall who  %'iolence, drugs, alcohol, and sat on their regional court of a W teen-age pregnancy are affecting peals or district and county courts, the schools? You need answers! This was truly disturbing Attend the 'Light In The Night' given the power judges wield. Ex- rally July 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the eluding the numerous lobbyists and courthouse lawn, Donley County. special interests involved, it takes Advertisement 21 senators, 76 representatives and one governor to make law, but only t----o I00kU : 1 importantly, judicial decisions es- S cape public debate or critique before they are rendered. Indeed, a judge is prohibited from so = z'd dYi'"alguta ce0al &re you ha "vmgproblems, orl metlffng or someone, ffyoh do,[ write to Ask Us/P.O. Box 1110, Clarendon Tx., 79226. All letters will be answered either by personal mail, or inthe newspaper. Youmay sign with a made-up name, but please include your real name and address, which will be kept con- fidential utmn request. J (ISNS 947040) is pub- lished weekly for $18.50 per year in Donley County and $22.0 per year out-of-county, by Robert C. W'dliams, dba The Clarendon Press, 105 S. Kearney, Clarendon, Texas 79226. Second-class postage paid at Clarendon, Texas 79226-1110. POSTMASTER: send address changes to: The Clarendon News, P.O. Box 1110, Clarendon, Texas 79226-1110. Classified ads are $5.00 for the first 15 words or less and 10 cents per word for each additional word. Boxes or special typograghy are extra. Open display rates are $3.60 per SAU column inch. Engagement, and anniversary pictures are $5.00 each. Pic- tures submitted for publica- tion should be picked up within 10 days after publica- tion. Deadlines for news and articles are normally Monday at 5:00 p.m. Pictures must be received by Friday at 12:00 noon. The deadline may be al-. tared for holidays. Any erroneous reflec- tion upon the character of any person or firm appearing in these columns will be gladly and promptly corrected upon being brought to the paper's attention. TI MEMBER 1994 TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION Thursday, July 21, LANA DIFFFENDERFER AND MARCUS LAMBERSON. Engagement Announced M s Kay Winter of Jacksboro and Mr. Paul Diffenderfer ( announce the engagement and approaching marriage of daughter, Lana Gayle Diffenderfer, to Marcus Lloyd Lamberson Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Lamberson of Jacksboro. The vows at 8:00 p.m., July 22 at 219 East Archer in Jacksboro. The Bride elect is a 1994 Jacksboro high school graduate. attending Weatherford Junior College in the faiL The Bridegroom is a 1993 Jacksboro high school graduate. employed with Beall Lime Service in Fort Worth. Marcus is the grandson of Mr. And Mrs. don. The time has come, the pain is here, the dirt won #de, but have no fear, cause" 00@@0@@ My, My, My, GoUyGee, You,d never guess who turned See the exciting movies everyone's talking about... Blank Check Dragon World Cabin Boy Assult At West Point What's Eating Gilbert Stavenhagen Vid 220 Kearney 874-5081