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Page 6 Senior Citizens News O n October 25,1994, the Don- ley County Senior Citizens Center had their October Birthday/Anniversary Supper. Forty-four people attended. Carol McClellan, Pauline Jones, Clara Mae Carter, and Murle Butts were recognized for having October birthdays. Lela Whitehead won a meal ticket for a week of free meals at the Center. Nell Derr won nine covered coat hangers made and donated by Louise Dickinson. Cora Hamilton won a box of stationary. Rodney Smith, a Clarendon High School sophomore, sang several gospel songs for them. His mother, Gloria Smith, and his aunt, Ann Alexander, accompanied him on some of the songs. Douley County Senior Citizens board of directors attending were recognized: Fred Riley, Billy Powell, and Bob Me- Combs. Candidates currently run- Steve Carriker's Record on Fighting Crime Voted to build 75,000 more prison beds Doubled the time violent criminals spend behind bars Steve Carriker's Law Enforcement Endorsements Wichita Falls Police Assn. Jones County Peace Officers Assn. Sherman Police Officers Assn. Combined Law Enforcement Assn. of TX Steve Carriker's Record on Health Care Passed the law that created 278 health clinics in Rural Texas, including 27 in Senate District 30. Steve Carriker's Career: Farmer and Public Servant Endorsed by major newspapers: Wichita Falls Times-Record-News Amarillo Globe-Times Abilene Reporter-News ning for the 1995 board of directors who attended were recognized: Murle Butts, Dolly Cole, Pat Me- Combs, Thelma Rudder, and Lawrence Whitehead. Kimberly Quality Care donated cherry and apple pies for dessert for the sup- per. The pies were delicious. Absentee voting for the board of directors began 10-27-94. Election Day is Nov. 7, 1994, with polls open from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Membership in Donley Coun- ty Senior Citizens is a requirement for voting. The Center is still selling tick- ets on a beautiful Christmas center- piece to be given away November 23, and the TV ticket sales will go on until December 15. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00 on both the centerpiece and the TV. The Senior Citizens Center wants to let the volunteers for the month of October know how very much they are appreciated. The volunteers are essential in the operation of the home delivery pro- gram, fund raisers, and the health programs at the Center. They are: ;bt lartnllou 21tWJ; Ann Btmyan, Jean Baten, Thelma Behrens, Helen Catoe, Lee Cas- key, Anna Gay Ceniceros, Dolly Cole, Ilene Davidson, Elizabeth EI- lerbrook, Sharon Grady, Bill and Judy Hodges, Avos Henderson, Cora Hamilton, Bob Kidd, Pat Me- Combs, Cermet Rhodes, Thelma Rudder, Zell Sarsfied, Mike and Margie Suiter, Betty Thomas, Freida Tucker, Ricci Tunnell, Eda Wallin, Ellie Wilkinson, and Karen Wortham. The Center also ap- preciates the board of directors who volunteer their time each month to keep the Center operat- ing. They are: Fred Riley, presi- dent, Bob Kidd, vice-president, Onita Thomas, secretary, Billy Powell, Bob McCombs, Wanda Smith, Bill Hodges, and Wesley Thomas. The Donley County Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Day meal will be served on November 17, 1994. Oct. Memorials: In memory of Mark Shults from Clara M. Hammond; in memory of Shelby Bell from Onita Thomas. Oct. Facility Use: Senior Citizens Dance Club. Reminders: Monday, November 7, Election Day at DCSC and Senior Citizens Dance Club; Thursday, Nov. 10, Board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. hg News By Zachary Wilcox, Cea-ag Amarillo Farm And Ranch Show Held Whtn the 10th anniversary of e Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show opens the doors of the Civic center on November 29, producers and agribusinessman alike can expect an exposition that's nearly 30% larger than any previous year. Featuring over 825 total booths, the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show's growth is the result of the addition of a 20,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled, temporary outdoor pavilion accommodating nearly 100 new exhibits, the utilization of Civic Center meeting rooms as new exhibit space, and the marked increase in exhibit demand by manufacturers and suppliers servicing the agribusi- hess community. Benefits to attending agribusinessman, in addition to size, include a host of new product introductions and greater variety. Slated for introduction in Amaril- lo are the John Deere 7450 cotton stripper and 8000 Series tractors, Sunflower model 9430 Folding Grain Drill, and the Caterpillar Challenger 45. There's also a new Extra-Long Chili Cheese Dog Combo! Hot dog! Get an Extra-Long Chili Cheese Dog, fries and a soft drink for just $2.59! But hurry, it's only here for a limited time...at Dairy Queen . On Sale at Dairy Queen* October 17-30, ! 994. qeg, TM Am. D.O. Corp. Tx, D.Q. Op. Coun. At participating Dairy Queen stores. Thursday, November 3, I! showcase on Ratite Breeding. The Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show is Tuesday, November 29 - Thursday, December I in the Amarillo Civic Center. Admission is free. Show hours are 10:00 - 6:00 daily. For show information call (612)894- 8007. For additional information contact Ethan Cartwright at 1- 800-827-8007. The Clarendon Nines welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are an Important forum for airing opinions. But the paper Is not respomlble for their e(mtenL Letters express the opinions of the writers. The newsimper does not necessarily agree or disagre with may letter, am" dees it vouch for the ot aay statement in any letter. Letters To The Editor Dear Editor, W e hold Congress as a body in very low esteem, but we al- most always think it's not our Congressman's fault. It's the other rascals up there in congress. The voters in other districts think the same thing. I guess that's why over 95% are re-elected over and over again. The voting pattern of our Texas Congressmen is becoming quite clear, especially when their votes are needed by the congres- sional leadership on major legisla- tion. The simple fact is, when the House leadership requires the Texas Democrat congressmen's vote they fall in line. They fear their leaders more than we voters. They think we are too stupid, or maybe we know and don't care, as long as they bring home the pork. I have a copy of a letter I would like to share with you, writ- ten by Richard E. Halverson, former Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Letter Several years ago there came to my attention a quote from a book written by Alexander Fraser Tytler, who lived at the end of the lgth century and the early part of the 19th (1748-1813). He wrote a book entitled, "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic". Amazing, is not. that the fol- lowing quotation from that book written about ancient democracy, long before American democracy had been really tested, is so timely. Tytler wrote: "A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of govern- ment. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasmy. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with a result that a democracy al- ways collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dic- tatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200years. These nations have progressed through the following sequences: From bondage to faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to from liberty to abundance; abundance to selfishness: fishness to complacency; complacency to apathy; apathy to dependency; from pendency back to bondage." In my ten years as Cha of the Senate, I cannot a time of greater among members of their staffs, or anger from the people." 200 years, "Loose policy; from apathy to ency" sounds familiar, doesn't! Maybe our form of doomed to failure, but I would to slow the process down as as possible. Many of you feel the same way. Have you noticed that gress exempts themselves those "great new laws" they passed for the rest of us. I you have heard the quote corrupts and total power totally". Our current Con proves that to be true. This is result of over 40 years of one rule and the power the leaders have given themselves other congressmen. There are many Congressmen becoming very simistic about their They have been advised to whatever it takes to They are told to run negative campaigns against opponents. Congressman palius must be taking judging from the T.V. cials I've seen. Floyd Ramsey Donley Co. Re Party Chairman Dear Editor, i n response to Mr. letter of Oct. 27, I would to ask him if he receives Cont'd on Senior Citizens Menu Nov. 3-9 Thursday:. ters, Macaroni & Carrots, Pear Half, Pudding w/Lemon Wheat Roll, Coffee, Te! Milk Friday:. Meatloaf, Peas, Apricots, Combread, Coffee, Tea Monday:. Grill Fried Steak w/Gravy, Potatoes, Broccoli, Salad, Cookies, Wheat Coffee, Tea, Milk Tuesday:. Spaghetti, Peas & Carrots Fruit Salad, Peanut Pie, Wheat Roll, Coffee, Milk Wednesday:. Lasagna, Green Beans, Corn, Tossed Salad, Nite Cap Salad, Roll, Coffee, Tea, Milk When England wanted to cut government waste, a Texan showed them how to trim the fat Cutting waste in government isn't easy. That's why, when members of Parliament wanted to make the British government more efficient, they consulted the recognized expert in America: Texas Comptroller John Sharp. Hardly a surprise, old chap. Since taking office in 1991, John Sharp and his Texas Performance Review team have set the standard for streamlining government agencies, taxpayers a documented $6.2 billion and helping Texas avoid a state income tax. And his reviews of Texas school districts have saved taxpayers more than $24 million. Now he's fighting to cut millions of dollars in welfare fraud and bureaucratic waste by abolishing paper food stamps, which are often and then traded for drugs. Sharp's plan is to replace food stamps with computerized security cards. No wonder U.S. News and World Report (1/4/94) says: ",John Sharp has become the mastermind behind a sweeping overhaul of the bureaucracy that has put Texas at the forefront of the nationwide effort to...root out waste." Yet, despite all the additional duties and initiatives taken on by the Comptroller's Office, Sharp still managed to reduce the number of his employees and return $9 million of his budget to the taxpayers. Of course, there's a lot more waste in Texas state just waiting to be cut, so the job is far from over. why we need to keep John Sharp on the job. JOHN.SHARP Democrat For  State Comptroller Paid for by T'ms for Joha Sharp, P.O. Box 236, Austin, "IX 7876-/, Greg Haman, Treasu r"