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The Clarendon Enterprise October 27, 2016 Texas 4-H'ers donate school supplies to Louisia AMARILLO- The flood waters have receded in Louisiana, but the needs haven't, and Texas Panhandle 4-H'ers are answering a call for school supplies. Louisiana 4-H put out a call in August to all its southern counterparts, saying, "many school- aged youth were in the midst of plan- ning for their school year when the flooding occurred," and have since spent time cleaning their homes and rebuilding their lives. Dr. Toby Lepley, assistant state director for Texas 4-H Youth Devel- opment in College Station, said Texas 4-H'ers have come together to help those affected. Dr. Janet Fox, Louisiana State University department head, 4-H youth development, said she is hum- bled to know that Extension staff, 4-H'ers and 4-H volunteers from across the state of Texas have come together to help in their time of need. "Let me extend my sincere thanks to our Texas colleagues, 4-H members and 4-H volunteers for your support during the flood," Fox said. "The outpouring of sup- port for our Louisiana 4-H youth is very much appreciated. As youth are having to deal with being displaced, split school schedules and availabil- ity of school supplies, Texas A&M AgriLife 4-H programs have heeded the call and have given unselfishly." Support for the Louisiana flood victims through the collection of school supplies has included 1,787 youth and adult workers contribut- ing 1,483 volunteer hours to collect $4,379 in donations and care pack- ages valued at more than $5,500. Lepley said 375 large bundles have The Donley County 4-H performed oneof our community service "helping hands motion" projects, by sending school supplies to the Louisiana flood victims. Many 4-Hers in Donley County donated tons of supplies including, binders, pencils, crayons, markers, pencil holders, folders, journals, and much more. COURTESY LANEY GATES been collected for shipment so far. would have taken for each county to The project will end Oct. 31. ship'the supplies to Louisiana. Some of that collection has "Nobody had really factored already made its way to Louisiana. that cost into the process," she said. As a part of their One Day 4-H That's when Misti lvins, a project this year, the counties of secretary in the AgriLife Extension Hemphill, Gray, Armstrong, Moore, office in Moore County who has Donley and Ochiltree in the Texas family in Louisiana, volunteered to Panhandle began gathering school make the trip. She left Oct. 16 to supplies, getting donations from 4-H make the almost 850-mile one-way families and supporting stores, trip to Baton Rouge to deliver the Texas 4-H, which is adminis- gathered items from the Texas Pan- trated by the Texas A&M AgriLife handle. Extension Service, celebrated One Ivins said she had intended Day 4-H on Oct. 8. to just load the supplies from all Carolyn Prill-Bennett, AgriLife five counties in her vehicle, but it Extension family and consumer sci- wouldn't all fit, so she loaded it up in ences agent in Moore County, said the 4-H program's enclosed trailer. while the counties were glad to make "I was just going to put it in the school supply drive a part of their my pickup with shrink-wrapped One Day 4-H efforts, they were not boxes," Ivins said. "When we got it expecting the $200 shipping cost it all loaded, it was just piled too high; na flood victims I couldn't go like that. So I took the trailer." She said the 1,200 pounds of school supplies included binders, backpacks, notebook paper, pens, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, library books, flash cards, pencil boxes, folders, spirals, protractors, math workbooks - "everything you would see on your child's school supply list." There were also items for the teachers - tape, scissors, markers, paper clips, stickers and much more. And there was almost $500 in cash donations. "I don't know if anybody really realizes how big of an impact this little project makes," Ivins said from Louisiana. She said many people lost their jobs when the buildings went under water. Houses and vehicles were underwater, jobs were gone, there was no money to buy school sup- plies, and even Walmart was under- water, so really there weren't any supplies to be bought. "The schools down here, some are still gutted with mold in them. They've lost entire libraries of books...their desks...very little was salvageable. It happened right at the time kids were supposed to start school. "They started several weeks late and in many cases they started back in make-shift school houses with no supplies for the teachers or students. I wish people could see the impact of what this community service project does. It helps get those kids back on track and going again. "This just makes my soul happy," she said. Class A CDL Drivers Needed Dedicated round trip to California, Home I/I/eeklyl S ! 300-S 1500/I/I/eek I year tractor-trailer exp. Late-model assigned tractors Medical, dental, life, vision, disability, 40 I k, paid vacations ~7 g 8 # Grahn three-time District Champion By Sandy Anderberg Clarendon's cross-country run- ners fought off strong winds and high heat in the District Cross-Coun- try Meet last Monday in Shamrock. Senior Bryce Grahn, who is a three- time District Champion, grabbed another district championship and will be headed to Lubbock to com- pete in the Regional Meet. Grahn's time of 18:11 was not a season or personal best, but he topped the field by almost a second and a half. Sophomore Gavin Word, who has been running hard all season, finished second behind Grahn with a time of 19:54. Kenny Overstreet finished eighth overall with a time of 21:47 and will be joining Grahn and Word in the Regional Meet, which will be held Saturday, October 29, in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park. The Bronco team finished second to Panhandle. Chris Bruce finished 14th with a time of 23:58, Tanner Burch was 17th at 24:26, and Clay Ward was 18th with a time of 24:59. Two junior varsity runners competed in the event, also. Tanner Channing was 7th and Brandon Santos was 8th. No times were available for the JV Broncos. The Lady Broncos ran as well, but did not have anyone secure a spot in the Regional Meet. Brandalyn Ellis ran 22nd with a time of 14:05 and Regan Allen was 31st at 15:19. Aliyah Hill was 32nd at 16:55 and Madi Gay was 34th with a time of 18:02. Hannah Howard was 35th with a time of 19:06 and Raynee Newsome was 36th with a finishing time of 20:13. Running for the junior varsity girls was Jensen Hatley 6th with a time of 15:58 and Briana Butler was 19th at 19:04. Berkeley Alexander was 21st at 19:21, Shaelyn Owiti was 22nd with a time of 19:35, and Hannah Hommel was 24th at 20:34. Golfer Steve Jarnagin shoots under age By Sandy Anderberg Any nice fall day, you will see golfer Steve Jamagin on the golf course. Last Wednesday, Jama- gin had a terrific game going in the 18-hole contest. When the round was over, Jar- nagin, who is 79 years young, had posted a score of 78 for the day to shoot one under his age. George Leathers, who played along with Jar- nagin, was able to witness the great accomplishment. There will be a Two-Person Polar Bear Tournament on Satur- day and Sunday, November 5-6, and entries are still being taken. The Clarendon Broncos 5th and 6th grade football team finished their season last Saturday with a perfect undefeated season. The Broncos beat Canadian in the championship game Saturday 26-0. COURTESY PHOTO The Clarendon Broncos 3rd and 4th grade football team finished their season last Saturday. ENTERPRISE PHOTO/TARA ALLRED New Indication for Arthritis Actemra, a rheumatoid arthritis medication, is currently being studied for the treatment of a condition called giant cell arteritis. In a clinical study, Actemra was compared with another medication used to treat this condition. When combined with a six-month steroid treatment plan, Actemra successfully maintained arteritis remission through one year. Actemra is an interleukin-6 inhibitor. It was created to block certain areas of the immune system that may cause inflammation. Common side effects of Actemra include coughing, diarrhea, and tiredness. Giant cell arteritis is a disorder caused by inflammation of medium and large-sized blood vessels. This condition commonly affects arteries near the temples along both sides of the head. When the arteries become inflamed, it decreases the amount of oxygen that reaches body tissues which may lead to symptoms of weight loss, headache, and neck pain. :S PHARMACY] Call 874-3554 or Toll Free 800-766-2089 Hwy 287 West C arendon, Texas J $5 per person. Gate profits to benefit Clarendon Girl Scout Troop 5245. Join us for Trunk or Tre and a Costume Contest! Register to Deb at (806)847-7292 II I : ....... 1 I l ....