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Page 2 ANNOUNCES NEWEST Edition to their staff DARLENE FOSTER Men - Women - Chiidmn Walk ins Welcome Call for Appointment Tuesday - Friday Late Appotmnm Avahble 322 S. KEARNEY CLARENDON, TEXAS 874-2431 HIGH SCHOOL E FR/00IL LIFE CE]ITER CofC Hamburgem, Chll & Cokm Provldedl ILllL.CllgllLll,llLC, llLgl LglIIIIIILilLIILflLIIIt': I; lartuou :t Check It Out by Mary Beth Nelson Oil, Taxes, and Cats: A His- tory Of The DeVitt Famity And The Mallet Ranch by David J. Murrah has been recently received at Bur- ton Memorial La'brarywith compli- ments of the CH and the Helen Jones Foundation in Lubbock, Texas. According to a notice received with the book, it was given to the library "in appreciation of the dedicated librarians and their library patrons who continually seek to enhance knowledge and pleasure through books." The Mallet Ranch, which in- cludes 50,000 acres of pastures; 5,000 acres of Farm land; and more than 1,000 oil wells, is located in the southwestern quarter of Hockley County, and was established in 1895 by David M. DeVitt. The author interestingly relates events from the time when the DeVitt brothers were sheepmen with a flock of more than 3,500 sheep in Midland County. Information con- cerning their journalism experien- ces, railway companies, and real es- tate ventures before gradually moving into the cattle business and oil stock purchases are also ac- knowledged. The book reveals worthwhile causes in LUbbock and the South Plains in which millions of dollars poured annually form the enormity of wealth from the Mallet Ranch. After the death of D.M. De- Vitt, age 78, Christine, his oldest daughter, was determined to con- tinue the cattle business and handle the ranch which she did, regardless of a stormy decade of many con- fl;cts. She is described in the book as obstinate, tough, caring, clever, spendthrift, generous, smart, and "just plain onery". She exhibited all of these characteristics at various time.s. Oil, taxes and cats/ Is there really a connection between these three subjects? You'll agree that Mr. Murrah did an excellent job of the combination in his book. It's an understatement to say that Chris- title was "just fond" of cats when you read about the houses she bought, especially, to shelter over @ ,  ,  ,%, , ,-,* '*v.  .... , Motor Company Special Of The Week 1994 Chev. S-10 Extended Cab Pickup -4.3 V6, Auto Trans, SL Pkg. w/Power Windows, Power Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Mag. wheels, Red & Silver Customized paint, 47 K. w/Bucket Seats. Reduced to$13,500.00 1989 Mercury Sable - 4 Door Sedan - V6, Auto Tram, Pwr. Windows, Power Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Nice Car at a Modest Price of Only $3950.00 1987 GMC Suburban- Nice older Vehicle for Family Use, All Power, Power and Air, W/350 V-8 and Auto Trans. Two-tone Blue $5995.00 1985 Pontiac Parissiane - 4 Door Sedan - Nice older Sedan at the remarkably LOW Price of only $1 750.00. 100 of the feline animals. It was stated that the first half of century of the Mallet Ranch's existence was predominantly cattle, and during the second half century, oil began to equal cattle in importance, thus, the reason for the word, "oil", in the tide. As far as the inclusion of the word, "taxes',....well, that's just something you'll need to read and form your own opinion. Why not check it out? Wedding Vows Exchanged Christie Ann Helms and Chan- cy Ouinn Cruse were united in marriage on Saturday, Septem- ber 3rd, 1994 with Brother Gerald Bedwell, Church of Christ pastor of Plainview officiating. Christie is the daughter of Larry and Lura Helms of Claren- don. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Moore of Clarendon. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grady and the late J.W. Helms of Clarendon. Chancy is the son of Donnie and Judy Cruse of Flomot. His mater- hal grandparents are Elizabeth Pitts and the late Douglas Pitts of Lovington, New Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Ray and Tommie Jo Cruse of Flomot. He is the great grandson of Dana Browning of Turkey. The 5:30 p.m. ceremony was held south of Clarendon at Sandy Camp, Flying U-Bar Ranch. The wedding site was a cottonwood tree estimated to be in excess of 1130 years old located in a small dear- hag. The bride arrived with her father in a horse drawn buggy owned and driven by Jenks Boston. The bride given in marriage by her mother and father, wore a floor length white satin gown created especially for her by her maternal grandmother, Mrs. LD. Moore of Clarendon. Beneath her bridal bouquet Christie carried a lace covered white Ble with a blue handkerchief inside belonging to the groom's maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts of Lovington, New Mexico. Mrs. Pitts carried the same Bible at her wedding as did her daughter and mother of the Groom and her daughter, sister of the groom, Mrs. Brad "Regina" Seward, of Goldwaith, Texas. The bride's jewelry was a blue sapphire pen- dant and matching ear studs bor- rowed from her friend Mrs. Jim "Susie" Shadle. for good luck the bride has a 1994 penny in her shoe. Septembe Lrsda Thursday 22, Berni Standing with the bride as Matron of Honor was her sister Mrs. Tim"Karen" Foster of Silver- ton. Bridesmaids were Jodi Kidd and Elizabeth McAnear both of Clarendon. The bride's niece, Elizabeth Renee Foster of Silver- ton preceded her down the aisle as flower girl. The bride's nephew Jesse Wade Foster of Silverton after being awaken from a late and much needed nap decided upon seeing the some 200 family and friends that he didn't feel up to car- tying the rings down the aisle. Standing with the groom as Best Man and Groomsmen were his brothers, Brand Cruse, Roegan Cruse, and Talon Cruse all of Flomot. Jim Shadie set the mood for the ceremony as he sang "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", theme song from the movie, "The Lion King" as the wedding party entered. Just before the rings were exchanged her sang the Joshua Kadison song "Beautiful in My Eyes" as the bride and groom faced each other. During this beautiful song a butterfly fluttered back and forth between the bride and groom once landing just above her bou- quet. As the wedding party exited and made their way to the recep- tion tables Jim sang the John Berry song, "Your Love Amazes Me". After cutting the cake and making a toast to each other the bride and invited their guests to join them for cake and punch. Serv- ing at the bride's table were Carrie Shields and Shonda Phillips. The groom's table was attended by groom's sister Mrs. Brad Seward and cousin, Monica Clifton. After the photos were done the bride threw her bouquet and the groom threw her garter. They then made their way back to the buggy amid a shower of bird seeds and were driven to their ear. After a honeymoon in Eagle's Nest, New Mexico they returned to their home at 6405 Arden Road #141, Amaril- lo, Texas. Chancy and Christie and their fmilles wish to thank all of those who attended the wedding whether in person or in thought and MRS. CHANCEY CRUSE psor _.a!)am edl She prayer. They also wish to egla by a special "Thank You" to TJ. 1111956 a mar and Bobby Boston fotJaFsor beautiful wedding site, to the Tne:ma ley County Senior Citizens ed Pe Clarendon Volunteer Fire ISu r ment, the Clarendon V.F.W. thter and Kade Matthews for 1( chars, to Je and Tandy ", for the buggy and Dandy anauap s RO Ranch chuck wagon, t(. si';1 and Susie Shadle for the beaelm music and all the running they, d ( to Tammy Johnston and p.. :1 son for taking; the wedding pia'.l and the Donald Shields and -k__3 Clifton for video taping the, ] tivities. The love and good  rs from all made this day wand0 God Bless all of you. Meetings Scheduled The Bronco Booster Club meet every Monday at 71  at the field house. The Brol need your support, so please F ), r Bobble Royal Home Phone 874-.3374 Poor Boys Antiques Box 1168 Phone 806-874-2233 o (, Texas 7S22S Kenny's Barber Shop ,rmxt to Owenr, BooI.) We apprlKiale you: bus.nose 110 S. 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