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In this presentation, Dagger provided a series of and research on how curricula have become in- disconnected from our information-based He notes the nation's fas- with test scores and how traditional curriculum does an iob of preparing today's of the skills and they need, but lacks to the workplace and ig- lifelong learning. Schools continue to be ends in and This series will continue next School Presentation." : make plans to view or tape viewing these very rograms. To Distributed will be dis- Friday, October 21 :3aren- and From 8:30 am. to 10:00 in Hedley. Set Band Boosters will meet October 18th, at P.m., in the Band HalL Please attend this meeting. Set Chamber of is sponsoring first Leaders Con- Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Donley Senior Cit:_tTeus Center. community leader is en- eourt attentr: + ....... ++" The goals'of this conference will be to: 1. Establish better com- munications among local groups and organizations. 2. Discover common goals. 3. Plan joint projects. 4. Encourage each other and help each other. 4. Encourage each other and help each other. Cooperation means more pulling power. Unity of purpose is pleasant and profitable. Make your community a better place to fivel Broncos play Canadian, I October 14, at Canadlan, I game time Is 7".30 p.m. [ Area Girls Scouts Gear Up For Troop Year The Girl Scouts are preparing for another troop year of fun and friends. Texas Plains Girls Scout Council is now registering girls ages 5-17 and recruiting adult volunteers. Girl Scout Membership dues are $6 annually and financial assistance is available. Girl Scouting offers a wide range of activities such as troop camping, career exploration, art adventures and community service projects. Through Girl Scouting's Contemporary Program, girls develop serf-esteem, make new friends, and become a vital part of their community. "Clarendon Girl Scouts have so much fun learning about the world around them," say Girl Scout Volunteer Denise Bertrand. "We encourage every girl in Clarendon to join." Adult leaders are also en- couraged to register as +Girl Scout members and can serve girl scout- ing in several capacities. Girl Scout Troop Leaders, consultants and guests speakers are just some of the many volunteer pos'ons available to both women and men. For additional infom.fiO about Girl Scouting, please contact, Denise Bertrand at 874-2846 or The Texas Plains Girl Scout Court- dl at 1-800-687-GIRL. With nearly 3.5 million mem- bers, Girl Scouts of U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. Its sole focus is to meet the special needs of girls from diverse racial, ethnic, socioecomic, and religious back- ground. Texas Plains Girl Scout Council serves more than 3,000 girls in 17 counties. Young Eagles Day At Historic Chfldress Airport Historic Chadr00 Airport, former location of a WWII bomber training site, will be the location of a regional "Young Eagles" fly-in. Mem- bers of area E.A.A. chapters will be presented on October 22, from 10:00 am. until3.q)0 p.m. to give children ages eight to seventeen, flights in various aircraft, For many of these kids, it will be their first flight in an airplane. For all, the event should be a great adventure. The mission of the Young Eagles Program is to provide a free-of- charge and meaningful flight experience for one million people, primarily youngsters, by the year 2003-the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight and the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Aircraft Association (E). There are a number of objectives in the Young Eagle Program. Young people will have an opportunity to gain new perspectives on their community, their lives and the world they live in as they fly high above their city on a brief round-trip adventure. Additionally, the program hopes to make young people aware of the many career possibilities provided by aviation. Participants will gain knowledge of what they may need to do in order to become an aviator, pilots who donate their time and aircraft will place strong emphasis on staying in school, continuing higher education and pilots will also encourage youngsters to pursue goals. By involving young people in the program, the EAA hopes to also address the possible shortage of military and commercial pilots, which is projected to occur by the year 20. EAA volunteer pilots will donate their time and aircraft, many of which cost $40 to $50 per hour to operate and maintain. During the Childress event, each pilot may accumulate eight to ten hours on their aircraft as they provide the free rides and travel across country to and from Childress from outlaying areas. The actual expense for volunteer pilots may cost approximately $400. Local civic organizations are encouraged to help defray some costs by providing lunch for participating pilots or by con- tributing to a fuel fund. If the event is well received by visiting pilots and regional visitors, the experience may offer an opportunity to expand and enhance other airport/aviation events in the future. Cont'd on p. 8 Education Is A Lifestyle I.it interesting how the children from some families excel in school e the children from other families sometimes struggle? While this generalization is not always the case, it often happens this way. Why is this the case? The emphasis that the family places on school achievement, study oade, completion of homework, involvement in ac- dett00 m directly 00aces the stude00's se00ess in school That is why it is said, "Education is a fife style." Phil Bare.field, school superintendent of CLarendon ISD, stated that his staff is very intexe, ged in parental involvement in the education of local students. "This involvement goes far beyond parent visits to the school and teacher conferences. We feel parental support of students in the home is much more important. When parents are truly involved in their children's education on a daily basis, we see students that are motivated, care about how they do at school, and generally achieve at a higher level We seldom see children become school dropouts from families where parents arc involved on a daily basis." When parents show a daily interest in how the child did at school each day, children understand that education is impor- tant to the parent, and it becomes important to the child. Parents that read to their children, limit television viewing, attend events that involve their children, and keep check on their children's achievement provide a foun- dation for school success for their children. Maintaining a life style that nurtures learning is vital to the education process. III Deadline Wae deadline fer display ads, lussifled ads, aad copy Is Moadays at $ p.  dead- line for photos Is Fridays at 12.'00 noon. CHS To Receive Award larendon High School will Creceive a non-monetai'y award from the Texas Successful Schools Award System (TSSAS) for the 1993-1994 school year. A Recognized Status Certificate of Acknowledgment for academic performance on The supplemental college admissions testing (SAT and/or ACT) indicator will be awarded January 30,1995. Of 1.339 campuses eligible for considera- tion statewide, only 396 campuses met standards under the 1993-94 TSSAS and accountability systems for the Recognized Status sup- plemental acknowledgment. The award ceremony willbe January 30, 1995 with invitations being mailed in mid\\;-December 1994. Con- gratulations to the students, teachers, admlnitration, board, and community on the testing per- formance accomplishment. Dagas Of School Meeting Th m contion of Texas Association of School Boards took place in Dallas on Sew tember 30 through October 2. Members of the Clarendon ISD .School Board attending this meet- tug were: Lynne Williams, EI- monette Biveng Dan Hall and Joe I.emley along with school superin- tendent, Phil Barefield. The group reported very in- formative and interesting meetings on a variety of current educational topics. With over 10,000 in atten- dance, local members were able to benefit by visiting with others from all over the state. Being informed on orent trends, regulations and issues assists the board and ad- ministration in making informed decisions. Double Punishment For Some DWI Crimes On September 1, just in time for the dangerous Labor Day weekend, law enforcement officers began enforcing laws that doubled the punishment for a number of driving while intoxicated crimes. The laws are part of the revised penal code that was passed be the 73rd Teams Legislature last May, and in many cases, mark the toughest increase in DWI punish- merits in ten years. Here is a list of some of the most important+chan- ges: Offenders who kill someone in a DWI crash willnow be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and face up to 20 years in prison. Under tl old law, such offenders could only'be sentenced t o 10 years. Offenders who serionsly in- jure someone in a DWI crash will now be charged with Intoxication Assault and face up to 10 years in prison. Under the old law, causing serious bodily injury in a DWI Coned on p. 6 f AERIAL VIEW of Childreas's Historic Airport, location of a regional Young Eagles fly-in. Christian Congregation Commits to Mission Work I n a business meeting attended by virtually the entire congregation, the First Christian Church reaffirmed its commitment to support a mission effort. The meeting took place in the basement of the church building on Sunday night, October 9. The church decided a month before to make a more concerted effort in foreign evangelism. This initial step dedicates ten percent of the congregation's budget to work overseas, probably in the geographical area that was formerly Soviet Union. But this is just a first step. "Our ultimate goal is to spend more on others than we spend on ourselves," said Everett Stevens, minister for the congregation. Those sentiments are widely shared in the group. Like most churches, this congregation of Christians spent the majority of their budget on a minister who works within the congregation, on utilit/es and on the building. The new goal focuses instead on serving others, especially in evangelism and benevolence. The new goal will not be realized overnight. It is a long-range commitment. The opportunities are vast. "Russia has 275 million souls," said David Lowrie, a member of the congregation, "it covers 11 time zones. And the people are hungry for God." There is a sense of urgency, as well Christians must act while the opportunity is available. The next few weeks will be spent researching and planning. The group expects to have several special sessions on Friday nights to hear speakers who have been to Russia. There will also be some special teachers for the Sunday morning services.. ...... The coagregattnvites all Chrls to share in the Lord's Supper each Sunday morning at 10:45. Dallas Site Of School Meeting The annual convention of the Texas Association of School Boards took place in Dallas on September 30 through October 2. Members of the Clarendon ISD School Board attending this meeting were: Lynne Wil- fian Elmonette Bivens, Dan Hall and Joe Lemley along with school superintendent, Phil Barefield. The group reported very informative and interesting meetings on a variety of current educational topics. With over 10,000 in attendance, local members were able to benefit by visiting with others from all over the state. Being informed on current trends, regulations and issues assists the board and administration in making informed decisions. Fealured Business of the Week by Shelley Tongate weeks featured business is Petty's Antiques, located at 222 S. Kearney. The store has been open since last October, and is owned and operated by Dennis, Ruth, Lester & Shirley Petty. Dennis and Ruth have two children, Ashley age 5 and Ryan age 7. Dennis also works at Petty's Texaco, and Ruth is an LVN and works for Dr. Gilkey. Ruth has always collected antiques, and finally had the chance to open an antique store here in Clarendon. Petty's Antiques carries a wide variety of old antiques such as Depression Glass, old dolls, and various pottmy. Dennis enjoys having the store in Clarendon and feels that antique stores draw a lot of attention to the town, which helps the economy. He states, "It's a lot of fun and we enjoy serving the people of Clarendon and the surrounding areasl" FFATURED BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Pettys Antiques