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Page 2 Ag News Jeanene Sinclair, CEA-HE THE FIB.SW DAY OF SCHOOL Starting school is difficult for many children and even har- rier for some parents. Parents worry about the safety and reaction of children. They wonder how their child will feel They feel sad, anxious, lonely and --maybe --just a little bit old. 00GENE bt Clartnbon .f2eWg Feeigs of sadness and is at school the first few days. Think worry  child&apos;s first days about all the tasks you have been of -Bt[on, but these wanting to do but haven'tad the sugons etp, you get time. Make a list. Ifare at throdl![. " bf separ keep tie" , '!    from ' ..... It , if you keep a photograph of your child on your office desk, for example, plan meetings to keep you out of your office. * Make sure yon can be reached. Be sure you have provided phone numbers where you can be reached in an emergen- help to discuss your feelings with fihends or other parents who have a child in school. Talk about how they felt when their children went to school for the first time. Ask how they have adjusted to the school routing. * Plan busy days. Time drags if it is not filled up. Plan chores to occupy your time while your child MESSER ,0, Paramoum Amarillo, Texas 79109 (806) 358-8888 1-800-299-5566 Fax (806) 359-0473 STAN GARLAND New/Used Sales Leasing NOTICE Sam Hill's Bar B-Q Will Be Closed For Vacation August 21 thru August 29 cy in case the school needs to call you for some reason. That way you can rest assured that you will know about any problems if they arise. If you don't hear from the school, it means your child is getting along just fine. * Plan a special treat for your child's return. When your child returns at the end of the day, you will want to spend time with him or her. Plan a special treat based on your child's interest. It might be a cookies - and - milk break, a walk outside or a time to sing and read together. Just remember that you child will be tired and excited after the first days of school, so don't plan anything too demanding. * Give yourself permission to care. Don't tell yourself you "shouldn't" feel the wayyou do. Let yourself worry a little and feel sad. Missing your child and worrying about him or her shows you care. Former Residents Attend Reunion Legal Matters F!orence Evans, Carol Evans Powell, from Carthage, Texas, and Carl Evans, former resi- dents of Ashtola, were in Claren- don and attended the Ashtola Reunion Sunday. They reported that everyone had a good time. Meet Proof of the Difference Dobson -- iiii -- ii ii -- -- Kenneth Banks, another satisfied customer of Dobson Cellular Systems. -- JH  -- -- by Texas Attorney General Dan Morales SCHOOLS AND POLICE: PARTNERS AGAINST CRIME Imagine this. Two gangs have a street fight and are arrested by local police. The next day, the rival gang members sit in the same classroom. Not only might teachers and school ad- ministrators be unaware of the ex- plosive situation, the police are prohibited by law from informing them. It used to be that way in our state. An outdated law prevented law enforcement authorities from reporting to a school the informa- tion that one or more students had committed a serious crime and could pose a threat to the school environmenL A New Ianv Last year, the state legisla- ture passed a law amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. The law, which took effect September 1, 1993, states that law enforce- ment agencies could inform school superintendents of the arrest or detention of one of their students for a serious or violent crime. But somewhere between the passage and the implementation of the bill, the intent of the law was misinterpreted. Some people had the mistaken impression that the law was meant only to allow the release of the name of a student to the schools- the nature of the crime or offense had to remain confidential. Knowledge of the names of the students-and nothing more- would be of minimal help to super- intendents in their struggle to pro- vide a safe environment for their students. In response to a request from the Nueces County District Attorney, my office issued an At- torney General's Opinion to clear up any confusion about the matter. School officials have the right to know the names of stu- dents arrested for serious crimes and/or offenses. Furthermore, police can tell educators the na- ture and severity of those crimes. Armed with this knowledge, teachers and school ad- ministrators should have a better chance of defusing potentially ex- plosive situations. I For Kenneth Banks of Pampa, his cellular phone has always been a timesaver. Fortunately for him on April 30, 1993 it was a lifesaver as well. Kenneth's Story. With clients for his landscape maintenance business scattered all along the route, the short drive from Pampa to Canadian is one he's made many times before. But this day, halfway there, a cold, dull pain began to shoot through his chest and arms. Thank goodness his difference-making 'business partner' -- a cellular phone and service from Dobson Cellular -- was in the front seat with him. "1 knew I was having a heart attack, so I pulled over and called 91 I," said Kenneth. "An ambulance was there in about ten minutes. Later, my doctor confirmed what I already knew: the cellular phone saved my life. " Affordable? You Bet Your Life! For Kenneth, his cellular phone -- and the peace of mind that comes with it --is worth every penny. "Before getting my phone, I used to think about the loss of time and business. Now, I think of the loss my family would feel if not for my Dobson cellular service." Real convenience and confidence. Now more than ever, you and your family need the Difference that only Dobson Cellular can make. TheDifferevceMahar. DOBSON Want to know more? Call 1-800-882-4154 and ask for your FREE Dobson Difference brochure! CELLULAR SYSTEMS Call 1-800-882-4154 today! Authorized Dobson Agents: n Met  e744e Thursday, August 18, Making our schools safe again We must again create an at- mosphere where students can go to school without fearing for their personal safety. Informed teachers can take steps to forestall further violence. Educators can be on the lookout for trouble, monitor hallways, and intervene by mediat- ing between rival students. School administrators need these and other effective tools to keep order in their facilities. Our office is proud to join this new police-school partner- ship. By working together we can make our schools safe again. Qu//t/ng C/ub Meets The Martin Quilting Club l with Gay Cole, August was enjoyed by all present. Those attending Edens, Ann Bunyan, Flos Reynolds, Verdie Tipton, Risley, Mary Lee Noble, Leeper, Pauline Koontz, Helms, guest Jo Wolty, Rose Watson and host Gay Cole. Training for FmHA Borrowers Begin Soon U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. PmHA, Temple, Tx. "Farm borrowers at Farmers Home Administration be receiving invaluable training in the near future," said George FmHA State Director. A new program, which was mandated United States Congress, will provide FmHA borrowers the receive financial and production training from approved vendors ing to Ellis. Financial training is mandatory for direct and guaranteed borrowers, and production training is contingent on recommendation. Production training may be waived ff the mittee believes the borrower is a proven farmer/rancher.. for the training went into effect on March 1, 1994. "The goal of the training program is to help the FmI-LA to graduate from Federal assistance," Ellis said. "Our number-one I at FmHA is to serve our customers by helping This training opportunity will build each borrower's in a very tough business." Three institutions have been approved to give the tralnin FmHA borrowers. These vendors include: East Texas State (ETSU), South Plains College, and Texas State Technical O'STC). ETSU will provide financial training through ag teachers. South Plains will provide financial trainin Junior and Community College System with technical assistance by the Extension Service. TSTC will provide production and training through its campus system. All three will provide a reach remote farmers and ranchers. Farmers/ranchers may choose any the borrower's needs, convenience, and cost consideration. Cost of training will be provided by the farmer/rancher, and is an expense under an FmHA loan plan. If anyone wishes to these institutions, you may do s at the following: ETSU - Dr. Larry Lingbeil at 9903-886-5379 South Plains - Ron Presley at 806-894-9611 x 328 TSTC - Bob Detlefsen at 81%86%3972 If you have questions concerning this or any other program by FmI-IA, please contact the FmHA County Office nearest you. Farmers Home Administration, as an E makes loans or grants to individuals or groups and guarantees loans or grants to individuals or groups and guarantees to laKlerswithtmt egard.toface, color, religion, sex, status, and handicap. Complaints of discrimination should be senl Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250. Kenny's r Shop (r',xt to Owens Bots) We spore<late you: bus,hess 110 S. Kearney Clsrodon. T.xns Tbt Clarenben .00ewa (ISNS 947040) is pub- lished weekly for $1850 per year in Donley County and $'22.50 per year out-of-county, by Robert C. Williams, dba The Clarendon Press, 105 S. Kearey, 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 e.a. Open display rates are $3.60 per SAU column 'inch. 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