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Clarendon, Texas
November 21, 1973     The Clarendon Enterprise
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November 21, 1973

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I L;;  %'i The Clarendon Press, November 21, Page2 Engagement announced Mrs. George Lessly Russell Jr. of Ozona, Texas, has announced the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Kathy Lynn, to William Marion [BiUy] Cross IV. Cross is the son of Mr, and Mrs. Wmiam Marion Cress 111 of Denton, Texas, and the grandson of Mrs. D. T. Smallwood of Clarendon. Miss Russell is a 1970 gTaduate of Ozona High School and a 1973 graduate of Texas Woman's University in Denton. Cross is a 1966 graduate of Childress High School and attended Clarendon Junior College and West Texas State University, and is presently employed by Texas Telephone and Telegraph in Fairfield, Texas. The couple will be married February 23 in the Ozona United Methodist Church in Ozona. I \\; ! Thanksgiving services set Wednesday night A Community Thanksgiving Service will be held tonight, November 21, at 7:30 at the First Baptist Church of Clarendon. Speaker for the services will be the Rev. Albert Yarborough, from the St. Mark Baptist Church of Clarendon. Welcoming services will be given by Rev. R.L. Leeder, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Clarendon. Also giving a welcome will be Dr. James Brandon, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Other ministers participating in the services will be Rev. Pettigrew Hamilton of the St. John Baptist Episcopal Church in Clarendon and Kathryn Pigg, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Hedley. Music will be provided by the Spiritual Soul Seeker Singers of Lubbock, and Garry Bowen will be music leader. Kern Ptgr director of the college band, will play the piano and Mrs. Jesse Adams, the First Baptist Church's organist, will provide the organ music. All participating pastors are members of the Donley County Ministerial Alliance, an organization that annually sponsors the Thanksgiving service. Rev. Leeder is the president of the organization. The service is a tradition in Clarendon, with the ministerial alliance sponsoring services on Easter and Thanksgiving. John Spurgeon rites held Funeral services for John Ithiel (Mack) Spurgeon, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Dr. James O. Brandon. pastor, officiating. Burial was in Citizens' Cemetery in Clarendon under direction of Murphy Funeral Home. Mr. Spurgeon was a retired plumber who owned a plumbing shop in Clarendon 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World. Born in McKinney, Mr. Spurgeon aoved to Donley County in 1917. He died at his home Sunday morning. Survivors include his wife, Thella; three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Hicks of Clarendon, and Mrs. J. L. Hopkins and Mrs. R. L. (Bob) Hutson, both of Van Vleck; one son, Norris of Amarillo; one brother, Elmer of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. .,. .... { ! :::;::;::.:+ ; ::: : : ::/ For Friends and Family... Home and Hearthside... Be Grateful! Pause in the midst of the fun and the feasting ... reflect for a moment or two.., and count up the things you're glad about. Probably they re the same throngs that inspired the Pilgrim Fathers: food, fellowship, and a sense of carung, shanng and purpose. THE FARME R S STATE B, K TRUST COMPANY 3808 NOV'73 M.P. $7 Wedding scheduled St. Paul Methodist Church of Amarillo will be the scene of a January 4, 1974, weddln8/or Alllsen Diane Murff and Donnle Lynn Connally. Her parents, Mrs. Shirley Murff of 3315 Eddy, Amarillo, and Mike Murff of 4216 Garland in Amarillo are making the announcement. Parents of the bridegreom-to-be are Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Connally of 4002 Tucson in Amarillo. Both the bride-elect and her fiance are students at Amarillo College. Miss Murff is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Murff, Brice Route, Clarendon, and the great-granddaughter of Mrs. J. A. Holland. Thanksgiving story Throughout the United States Thanksgiving Day--the Thursday in November--is a legal holiday. It is a time for reunions and bountiful dinners and for giving thanks blessings of the past year. Originally it was a harvest The harvest festival is one of the oldest and most of celebrations known to mankind. Our Thanks however, began in America. It commemorates a celebration in 1621 which was held after the first New harvest. The Pilgrims had come ashore from the December 21, 1620. The winter had been about half of the original band survived. Fortunately was good. There were 20 acres of the strange Indian which the Indians had furnished seeds. There were and plenty of meat. Governor William Bradford sent men to hunt for fowl. They brought back enough wild turkeys to last a week. Fishermen brought in cod Indian hunters contributed five deer. Ninety Indians, chief Massasoit, feasted with the colonists for three The date of the feast is not known. Bradford history 'Of Pllmoth Plantation' that on September set out in a small boat for Massachusetts Bay to trade Indians. The harvest was gathered in after they feast must have occurred before December 1 I. It was in a letter written on that date by Edward Winslow to a friend in England. There is also no record that the feast was "thanksgiving." Appointing special days for giving thanks was a custom of the Puritans, but day was two years later, in 1623. Then the Pilgrims day of thanksgiving" for rain that ended a terrible Thanksgiving days following harvests later came celebrated throughout the New England colonies but on and varying dates. Later the custom was kept proclamations of state governor. TIXAll A$$OII School Menu Nov. 26- 30 Monday Oven-fried steak with gravy Creamed potatoes Seasoned green beans Batter bread, butter Applesauce Milk Tuesday Chicken with rice Glzed carrots English peas Hot rolls-butter Jelly Milk Wednesday Pinto beans Cole slaw Sliced onions AND Panhandle Press Associatiota West Texas Press The Clarendon Press is published semi-weekly every the year, at 204 South Kenruey Street in Clarendon, 79226 The Clarendon Preu is entered as second chum U. S. Post Office, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Second class] is paid at U. S. Post Office, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Mailing address in P. O. Box 1110, Clarendon, Subscription rate in Donley County is $4.50 per year. tlon rates outside the county are $5.50. The Clarendon Press was established on May 1, Clarendon, Texas. The Clarendon Press Is a publication. W. Dean Singleton is owner and Any erroneous reflection upon the character of any firm appearing in these columns wm be gl=ny and corrected upon being brought to the attention of the The Press prints the news as it happens, and not as happen. The Singing Beebe family:' be at the Assembly of Church at 5th and November 25 through Clarendon, Texas e, Phone OS.BURN ,,,.,,.,. Cornbread ,*b  ,.eot = . =, Strawberry shortcake Z at/.IRp p.m. eacll nlgllt. Milk will-- b in " e s gmg, preaching, Thursday Corndogs Blackeyed peas prayer for the sick. Also FBrUutltrelad rn demonstration of the 2[ Milk Friday matic renewal. Rev. R. Sloppy joe on bun Lettuce & tomatoes Leeder, pastor9 invites ( i:ptpit pudding to come. NOW ONLY 3 cycles with special c9ol-down for Permnent Press fabrics 2 washing speeds 5 water temp I selections 2 load size water levels MagmMx filter traps tint - Super SURGILATOR" agitator Buys both beauties Furniture &