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August 11, 1994 My husband t insensitive to my believe he is wining to better ff I can teach him how I different from him. Can you communicate my needs to DR. DOBSON: First, let me l you how not to handle this as- Do not resort to what I call "bludgeoning techni- which includes an endless of nagging, pleading, complaining and accus- Here's an example of how sounds to an ex- has come home : Won't put down that newspaper, minutes of that too to ask? You never seem to about my feelings, anyway. has it been since we went dinner? Even if we did, ' take the newspaper "I'll tell you George. Some- I think you don't care about and the kids anymore. If once, once, would show a little and understanding, I "would Obviously, that is not the get George's attention. In- should look for oppor- to teach your husband moments of closeness and . That instruction re- the proper timing, setting aanner to be effective. 1. Timing: Select a moment your husband is typically pleasant. Per- will occur immediately evening meal, or when the out at night, or in the of the morning. The worst time of the day is the first 60 minutes after he arrived home from work-yet is the usual combat hour. Don't HeAley School about to begin. This is a of events to help the stu- arents get ready for that ere-registration will be on Friday, August 5th from am. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 ttntil 41.J30 p.m. Students entering Hedley for the first time should birth certificate, immuniza- records and a social security or an address so these things School starts on Thursday, 11th at 8:O0 am. Back to be Tuesday, p.m. This will be ;ral meeting with all the students, and parents in then parents will be to visit classrooms. Reglstra- Will begin after this meeting. students will run through a schedule and refreshments in the cafeteria. Grade School Supply List 1st Grade 12 marked with ini- 1pkg. pencil glue, 1 box Kleenex, 1 Baptist begin after Labor Day. ,classes will start 6 and the Monday- will start Sep- calendar days of public Classes meet 9-12 noon. enrollment packets in the office anyday 9-3, fill out return the first four sheets, or 23 mothers in the classroom. shot record. cost is $'26.45 which insurance, Weekly and materials. Monthly for Monday, Wednesday, is Monthly tuition Thursday is $40.O0. are still openings for four Id Monday, Wednesday, Call Allene Leathers at for more information. lumber into such a heavy debate without giving it proper planning and forethought, taking advantage of every opportunity for the success of the effort. 2, Setting: The ideal situa- tion is to ask your husband to take you on an overnight or weekend trip to a pleasant area. If it isn't possible to get away, the next best alternative is to obtain a baby-sitter and go out to breakfast or dinner alone. If that is out of the question, then select a time at home when the children are occupied and the phone can be taken off the hook. Generally speaking, how- ever, the farther you can get him from home, with its cares and problems and stresses, the better your chance will be to achieve genuine communication. 3. Manner: It is extremely important that your husband does not view your conversation as a per- sonal attack. We are all equipped with emotional defenses which rise to our aid when we are being vilified. Don't trigger those defense mechanisms. Instead, your manner should be warm, loving and supportive as possible under the circumstances. Let it be known that you are at- tempting to interpret your needs and desires, while his emo- tional state into consideration. Postpone the conversation if he is under unusual stress from his work, or if he isn't feeling well, or if he has recently been stung by circumstan- ces and events. Then when the timing, set- ting and manner converge to produce a moment of opportunity, express your deep feelings as effec- tively as possible. And like every good Boy Scout, be prepared. QUESTION: Do you think children between the ages of live and 10 should be allowed to listen to rock music on the radio? DR. DOBSON: No. Rock music is an expression of an adoles- cent culture. The words of teenagers' songs deal with dating, broken hearts, drug usage and love-love- love. This is just what you don't want your 7-year-old thinking about. Instead, his world of excite- ment should consist of adventure books, Disney-type productions and family activities--camping, fishing, sporting events, games, etc. On the other hand, it is un- wise to appear dictatorial and op- pressive in such matters. I would suggest that you keep your preteen so involved with wholesome ac- tivities that he does not need to dream of the days to come. These questions and answers are excerpted from the book, Dr. Dobson Answers Your Ouestions. Dr. Dobson is presidcnt of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the home. Correspondence to Dr. Dob- son should be addressed to: Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. (c), 1982, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. i i i| Senior Citizens Menu Thursday - Fish Sticks, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli Au Gratin, Tossed Salad, Straw- berry Pie w/Topping, Bread and Coffee, Tea or Milk Friday - Smothered Steak, Cream Potatoes, Har- vard Beets, Cabbage, Apple &7 Raisin Salad, Apricots, Biscuit and Coffee, Tea or Milk Monday Chicken Strips, Cream Potato, Peas and Carrots, Waldorf Salad, Ice Cream w/Cookies, Wheat Roll and Coffee, Tea or Milk Tuesday - Mexican Pile On, Rice, Pinto Beans, Tossed Salad, Nite Cap Dessert, Tor- tilla Chips and Coffee, Tea or Milk Wednesday - Pork Frit- ter, Corn Dressing, Turnip Greens, Rosy Applesauce, Carrot Cake, Wheat Roll and Coffee, Tea or Milk Calendar Of Events Thursday - Exercise 11 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Games 12:30 - 3 p.m.; Board of Director's Meeting 6 p.m. Friday - Exercise 11 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Games 12:30 - 3 p.m. Monday - Exercise 11 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Games 12:30 - 3 p.m.; Dance Practice 7 - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Exercise 11 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Games 12:30 - 3 p.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic 10:30 - 12 noon Wednesday - Exercise 11 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.; Games 12:30 - 3 p.m.; Weight Watchers 5:30 - 6:30 count), 1 three ring notebook, notebook paper (wide ruled), $3.25 for Weekly Reader 4th Grade 1 Three Ring Notebook, notebook paper, 6 folders with brads, 1 spiral, pencils, red pencil, skinny markers, map colors, glue, 1 zippered school bag Everything needs to be labeled before school starts. small school box, paint shirt 2rid Grade Small School Box (not the large ones, our desks are small), Scissors, 1 small bottle Elmer's School Glue, Ruler with inches and centimeters, 24 count Crayolas, 1 pkg. #2 pencils, I large eraser 3rd Grade Small School Box (not the large ones), 6 #2 pencils, 24 count Crayolas, 12 inch ruler with inches & centimeters, scissors, 1 small. bottle Elmer's School Glue, 3 folders with brads and pockets, 1 large eraser, 1 spiral notebook (wide ruled), 2 boxes Kleenex (175 Time: 9:30 - 3:OO My clothes look more stylish for school after Greenbelt Cleaners cleaned and pressed them[ Clarendon Auto Supply 114 S. Kearney Clarenaon, Texas 874-2240 City Of Hope Page 5 PPW Announces Winners of Writing Contests lnhandle Professional Writers (PPW) announced winners of its 1994 writing contests on Saturday, August 6, at the annual Awards Luncheon held in conjunction with the Frontiers in Writing Conference at Amarillo College. A total of 99 entries were received from writers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and throughout Texas, said Lou Ann Garrett, PPW vice- president for contests. Winners in the Book-length Manuscript category were Jerry Craven of Amarillo, with Snake Mountain, 1st place, andArtist at the Jungle's Edge, 2nd place; Loretta Harrison of Amarillo, formerly of Clarendon, with The Perfect Disguise, 3rd place; Reba Hanks of Pampa with Cupid Detec- five, honorable mention, and Rochelle Lacy of Pampa with Dangerous Gu honorable mention. Carol Finch, creative writing teacher for Amarillo College's Community Service classes and marketing director for an Amarillo financial institution, served as judge. In the Wrlthag for Children Category, winners included Jenny A1- loway of Round Rock with "The Thief Who Danced for His Dinner," 1st place; Iron Cecil of Amarillo with "First Ride," 2nd; Magda DeSalme of San Antonio, with "Cherry Pie for Breakfast," 3rd; Katacha Diaz of Placitas, N.M.,with"Carisa's Star," honorable mention, and NancyBrack- ett of Shallowater with "Snow World," honorable mention. Contest judge was Carolyn Meyer of Denton, conference speaker and author of 40 children's and young adult books, six of which have been honored by the American Library Association as "Best Books for Young Adults." Article winners are Bill Russell of Clarendon with "Not Today, Mr. Death, Not Today," lst; Annette Naish of Austin with "The Human Condition," 2nd; Rex Denver Borough of Albuquerue with "Social Security Betrayal," 3rd; Norben Schlegel of Shamrock with "Parole Let- ter," honorable mention; and Ginger H. Edgar of Seminole with "Damn Good Cowboy," honorable mention. Articles judge was Donald Mace Williams, writing coach and columnist for The W'u:hita Eagle, former city editor of theAmar//lo Globe-News and author of the award-winning book Interlude in Umbarger. Short Story winners include Jerry Craven, Amarillo, with "The Skulls of Chiang Mai," 1st place, and "The Greatest name in Baseball," 2nd; R.T. Sprouts of Amarillo with "The Garden," 3rd, and "Imagine," honorable mention; and Coleta McNabb of Salado with "Late Spring," honorable mention. Dr. Pat Sullivan, former chairman of the English Department at West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M), judged the contest. Poetry winners were Susan Blake-Caldwell of Canyon with "Raindrops Fall Slow to Bring Fell Earth to Bear," lst; Joe Post of Lubbock with "Something in the Wind," 2nd; and Elaine W. Ledbetter of Pampa with "Unclaimed Heaven," 3rd. Honorable mention went to Paul R. Scanlin of Amarilio for "On Marriage" and to Made Hahn, Amarillo., for "Poem 2." Contest Judge was Marianne McNeil Logna, Amarillo poet and founder of several local writers programs. Back to School Special Zena Jeans 25% Off til 8/20194 Tanning Special Sessions for $20.00 Cash Checkoul OurGr00 i 00res 8131/94 i Smm=r ! Sale Continue= i Look=for No i ' The __ok In ,wings Downtown Clarendon 874-3335 III I [ I II Celebrity Softball Challenge '94 7:00 p.m. r.r-X00" I Wednesday, August 17, 1994 / CLINT BLACK TI NASHVII NETWORK. The Heart of Country Channel #17 Phone # 1-800-783-5731 BILLY RAY CYRUS