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947O40 ISSN 1048-8170 Thursday, August 18, 1994 Volume 5, Number 33 Deadlines FeaturedBusinessoftheWeek deadline for display dassifled ads, and is at 5.'00 p.m. on [ondays. No Ads Or opy Will Be Taken The Phone. deadline for photos Friday at 12.00 noon. Pictures Will Be Ac- On Mondays. Social tst Tuesday night, the Club, Bronco and Colt Mothers held a The Broncos Night" at the Stadium. Coach Allison all of the players along rather coaching staff members the managers. Afterwards, enjoyed free ice-cream chance to talk to the and coaches. Coach Allison states, "Well it went real well, I was number of people The Broncos are still practic- !hard for the season that lies getting prepared for scrimmage. "Ptac- t slow, but it's going about as go right now. We're to get all the kids in the We're trying to do liUle things fight, we just and eventually ccidents happen at school just as do at home. The parents need aware that the school is not for student accidents that during school including sports ac- Phil Barefield, Clarendon stated that provides supplemental insurance for students they are at school or par- in school sponsored ac- "The school accident in- s is only a secon- by Shelley Tonsure wk feured business is the Grocery Store located at 118 Kearney, at the stop light in Downtown Oarendon. The Grocery Store is home owned and operated by Jack & Shirley Clifford and Brit & Virginia Patten Brit and V'trginia have been married seven years and began working at the store in 1986. They have two children, Abby age four and Diane age one. Virginia is the Clarendon Merchants Association President. W.T. Clifford moved to Clarendon in 1908 with his children, including Walter Oifford, the father of Jack and Fred Clifford, so they could attend Clarendon College. In 1914, Walter started the business, and this summer his great grandson, John Ray Clifford was the sacker, making it four generations of Cliffords working in the Grocery Store here in Clarendon. James Watts has worked at the store for 15 years as butcher, Janie Hill has worked there for 8 years as cashier, and James Burleson has worked there for 30 years. With the friendly atmosphere and the old hard word floors, The Grocery Store brings a unique and distinctive look to Clarendon. They offer fresh produce, fresh meat cut daily, a deft with cooked meats, fruit trays and vegetable trays, and hand dipped ice-eream cones. Jack states, "Only two things remain from the old establi.hment, and that's Clayton Mann and the fan over the marketl" Virginia states, "I would not ever be happy if I didn't work at the Grocery Store. This is my life, I grew up in it. I think our economy is getting better and we welcome all the new people in town." dary, supplemental poli that sel- dom pays 100% of the accident costs," barefield commented. He continued, "Parents are respon- sible for the medical costs of stu- dents accidents even when they happen at school or during a school sponsored activity. This has been established by state law and court cases. The school is only trying to help out on these costs by providing supplemental insurance. In order to avoid misunderstanding about parent respousibility for the costs of medi- cad treatment when students are in- jured at school, the district win be sending a notice home with each student when school starts. "We want to avoid any misunderatand- ing about the school's respon- sibUity for the medical treatment of student injuries. All treatment is billed to the parents. We file on the school accident insurance, how- ever it often only pays a small per- cent ofthe costs. Parents need to be aware of this from the beginning of the year." ff parents have primary health insurance, the school's in- surance will pay as a supplement after the primary insurance has .paid its part. If a parent has no msuranee, the school's insurance will pay only the limits listed on the policy. "There are strict limits on what this policy will pay," Barefield commented. Parents are also offered the opportunity to purchase a 24-hour accident policy on their children as well as supplemental dental in- surance. "The cost of this insurance is relatively low but the benefits are definitely limited. It certainly beats having no insurance at all," Barefield stated. The additional in- surance is at the parents option and cost. Policies Announced School Board has meet and the following policies have been approved for the following year in Clarendon Jr. High SchooL These I4 strictly enforced this schoolyear. emmed shorts of an appropriate length may be worn from the first through October 1. Appropriate length is defined as the :shorts (about 4inches above the knee). Bike shorts, soccer daisy dukes are just a few of the examples of attire. If the student body respects this dress code in the fall, extend this privilege from April 1 until the last day of Ornaments in, on, or around the ears of male students or around s'mdeut worn during imtruetiomal day is lmuhlbited. 7th, and 8th Graders can pick up schedules, Wednesday or at the Junior High Prinicpal's Secretaries Office. CISD Makes Rules For Athletic Events In order to provide a safer, more responst'ble situation at athletic events in the district, Clarendon CISD announced the following policy for students at- tending athletic events this year. Students in Grade 6 and below must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult to attend athletic events at Clarendon CISD. Students must be accom- panied by a resp0mible adult when lea "ring an athletic event. Other- ihe student must pay an ad- mission charge to return to the event. Student spectators that ex- pelled from an athletic event may not attend other events in that same sport for the remainder of the season. The district asks for the cooperation of the students and parents in making attendance at atldetie events a safe, enjoyable ex- perience for everyone. "Bronco Scrimmages Quanah - Thursday, Aug. 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bronco Stadium. Wheeler - Friday, Aug. 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Bron- co Stadium. I WTU To Seek Review of Revenue WeSannt Texas Utilities Company ounced it will file a peti- tion with the Public Utility Com- mission ofTexas (PUCT) to start a process to review WTU's revenues, rule on proposed rate changes and implement lower interim electric o customers by 3.25%. The petition, to be filed around Aug, 25, will request that a review of WTU's revenues be con- ducted by the PUCT to determine if WTU's revenues should be ad- justed. The petition process inter- im rates until the PUCT can com- plete this review. Until a final PUCT order is implemented, interim charges to customers will be reduced by 3.25%, effective Oct. 1, 1994. "The action to initiate this Noted Veterinarian to Speak at Regional Seminar Carexasles E. Deyhie, Jr., DVM, Deyhle Veterinary Services, Clarendon, , will be a featured speaker at an upcoming seminar titled Vumaging Pasture Cattle for Maximum Profit." He will be speaking on the new Texas A&M Value added calf Management program. This special A&M program was developed to help ensure production of a high quality beef product and, ultimately, profitability for cattle producers. A member of the team that developed this program, Dr. Deyhle will review the proper management techniques to use before shipping calves to the feedyard. He will provide an overview of preshipment procedures proven to improve return in fed cattle. The seminar, which is free and open to cow/calf and stocker producers throughout the region, is sponsored by Roche Animal Nutri- tion and Health. In addition to Dr. Deyhle, four other speakers will make presentations at the event which is scheduled for August 29,1994, between 11.q30 a.m. and 4.q)0 p.m. at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. Dr. Matthew Cravey, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, will review the most recent results of the "Ranch to Rail" study. Mr. Jim Me.Adams, Spade Ranches, will present an overview of the "StandardiT Performance Analysis (SPA)" programs developed by the national Cattlemen's Association. Mr. Don McCasland, Wheeler Feed Yard, will focus on successful risk management approaches and Mr. Bill Weatherly, Nutrition Service Associates, will address the need for pasture nutrition programs. Producers wishing to register for the free program, which includes lunch, should call Roche Animal Nutrition and Health at 800-985-2253 by August 26, 1994. Superintendent of the Year Regional Winner Announced ABOVF,, is the lee aem sUmd and hone drawn  that in the parking lot of B&R Thriftway on August 11. Pree Cream were donated by Coke and Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Thomas Robertson, past superintendent of Hedley CISD, was one of fifteen Texas school administrators who were winners of nominations from their respective regional education service cents in the Superinten- dent of the Year (SOTY) program coordinated by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and sponsored by the Balfour Company. Over the past 10 years, the SOTY program has honored outstanding superinten- dents for achievement and excellence in public school administration. Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving the quality of education in their districts commitment to public support and involvement in education, ability to build good employee relations, and community service. Robertson and his wife, nancy have recently moved to Paradise where he has accepted the atration position in that school system. Fdling the va.cancyin the Hedley system is Philip Dodd, who comes to Hedley from the Terrell County ISD, Sander-n, Texas. I.ATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK; The Grocery Store review process by WTU is quite remarkable since some other electric utilities have recently in- creased rates," said Glenn Files, WTU president and chief execu- tive officer. WTU's customers have not experienced a base rate increase since 1987, even though the average overall cost of living has increased nearly 30% over that same period. "WTU, however, has effec- tively managed the business and, as a result, we have remained finan- cially stron Our strong financial position has allowed ns to be a key player with the communities we sere in '.nomic development ac- tmu"e00- Faes action we are announc- ing undersces our commitmem to the growth and prosperity of the communities we serve," he added. "Reasonable electric rates and rate options are important to our customers and to prospective customers. Therefore, WTU will use this process as an opportunity to introduce new rate options in response to market changes and modify or replace old rate options. These changes are necessary for wru to continue to be responsive to the changing marketplace and to meet the needs of our customers," Files added. "Our company has always had a commitment to ensuring that our rates are fair and that our cus- tomers are paying appropriate prices," he added. "After reviewing our current and projected financial results and after discussions with the PUCT and others, we are announcing this action. The action will ensure that our customers benefit from ac- tivities that have resulted in ef- ficiencies in our service to the cus- tomers," F'des added. "Also, a part of our commit- ment to ensure the benefits are passed to our customers in a timely manner, we are proposing to set the effective date for any revenue ad- justment and new rates imple- mented as Oct. 1, 1994, regardless of when the PUCT issues its final order, " Files added. "It is not clear at this time what the total amount of the overall base revenue change may be or what impact this overall base revenue change will have on cus- tomer bills. Those determinations will be made during hearings before the PUCT after a careful review of our financial numbers, the proposed rate changes and some assumptions made by the PUCT staff," Files added. "But the point is that the overall base revenue that WTU receives from its customers for the electricity could be lower than it is today,"  added. In addition to the PUCT review of utih'ty rates, a city may also review and analyze its electric utility rates under another formal proceed00 "We are proud of the strong relationships that we have with the communities we serve. It is from these types of relationships that we have been able to work together to benefit our customers," Files added. Bronco Booster Meeting Planned The Clarendon High School Bronco Boosters are having a brief meeting Thursday, August 18 after the scrimmage against Quannah. Band Booster Meeting Set The00e win he a BamtBoosters meeting, Tuesday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Band HaIL This meeting is for parents from 5th grade to High School This will be the first meeting of the new school year. It will be to plan the annual Homecoming Mexican Pile-On which will be Sept. 9. This is our main fund raiser ofthe year. The Band Boosters would like to encourage all parents or anyone else who wants to help with the Band to attend this meeting. Everyone is looking forward to a year of growth and exciting changes in the Band. Community Picnic Planned The Community of Howardwick will be having their second annual picnic in the- City Park on August 19 at 6:30 p.m.. If the weather does not permit, it will be held in the City Hail. Bring sandwiches, chips, dips, ice cream, cake or any finger foods. This will be a great oppor- tunity to meet your neighbor and make new friends. There are new residents who may not know the Friendship Club meets the 3rd Friday every month and is for the whole community. Hope to meet you there. Invitation Given you are invited to attend a reception to welcome the new Home Economics County Ex- tension Agent, Jeanene Sinclair, Thursday, August 18th from 3 - 5 p.m. Commodities To Be Given Commodities will be dis- tributed on Friday, August 19, 1994, at the Clarendon Center, beginning at 8:30 am. Hedley dis- tribution will also begin at 8:30 am., in the HeAley Senior Citizens Center.