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47040 ISSN 1048-8i"/0 "Oldest thriving town in the Panhandlel" 50 Thursday, December 15, 1994 Vol 5, Number 50 Lelia Lake School For Sale by Phil Barefield The Lel/a Lake School property will be sold through a sealed bid process according to Clarendon CISD superintendent, Phil Barefield. Bids will be accepted in the supertntendent's office until 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 1995. Clarendon CISD realized that ownership of the property had reverted to the district after receiving inquiries about possible sale of the property by interested persons. By law, upon the consolidation of the Lelia Lake and Clarendon school districts in 1961, property owned by Lelia Lake School District became the property of Clarendon Consolidated Independent School District. The Clarendon CISD conveyed ownership of the Lel/a Lake School site to the Lella Lake Commtm/ty Center in 1962 with a reverter clause. This clause returned the building and one acre tract to Clarendon CISD if after one year the Lelia Lake Community Center stopped using the property. Clarendon CISD decided to place the property for sale for several reasons: 1. Return the property to the tax role. 2. Reduce possible liability to the district. 3. Return the site to active use for other purpose. 4. Prevent further deterioration of the facility. 5. Respond to inquiries about sale of the property. Bids should be mailed to: Phil Barefield, Superintendent, Clarendon CISD, P.O. Box 610, Clarendon, Texas 79226. Please mark envelop "School Bid". Ut/00 Ass/stance Offered' ,phandle Community Service will once again be taking applications for utility assistance for the winter months, beginning in January, 1995. It will not do any good to try to apply before that date because the funds will not be available before thenI l While you are waiting for time to apply, you need to contact the gas company (or the butane company) that services your area, and the electric company. Please ask each of these companies to mail to you a history of your energy usage for the twelve months of 1994. It will be necessary that you have these in hand, plus current (for past 30 days) proof of income. DonIey County residents will need to bring the above mentioned items to the offices of Panhandle Community Services at 416 S. Kearney in Clarendon. Carlene Hollar, Center Cxmrdinator, will take applications on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Please call 806-874-2573 to schedule an appointment to save waiting time. Pantex To Hold Public Meeting The u.s. Department of energy's Pantex Plant invites area residents to attend its monthly public meeting, 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, 1994, at the Sunset Convention Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., in Amarillo. Topies to be discussed include: * A survey of surrounding land use within a 50-mile radius of Pantex for inclusion in the PantexPlant Environmental Impact Statement currently being developed; * Site landfill investigations which are a part of Pantex Plant's ongoing environmental restoration program; * A Draft Site Treatment Plan covering proposed methods for treat- ing mixed wastes generated at the site. Covered Dish Dinner Set Thwille Howardwick Community have their covered dish Christmas Dinner, Friday, Decem- ber 16, at 6".30 p.m. Howardwick City Hall. There will be Turkey and Dressing, Ham, and all the trimmings. Santa Claus will be there. Parents or Grandparents be sure to bring their gift to Santa, so he can give them to the kid. Everyone is invited to attend. Christmas Dinner Planned rce 10th Annual Free hristmas Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Christmas Day, at the Hilltop Restaurant in Clarendon. Donations will be accepted and given to charity. Don't sit home alone, come join everyone at the Hilltop Restaurant. PutaCardin the Newspaper Fbr a great many years, many usinesses and some in- dividuals have put a Christmas greeting in Clarendon's newspaper. That tradition will continue this season. TSTC Studies New Jobs Atudy by Perryman Consultants, for Texas State Technical College rojects 81,000 new jobs in the Panhandle area. That is an increase of 27 per cent by 2010, or an annual rate of 1.5 per cent. In addition, there will be 175,000 replacements needed for existing jobs. The study focused particularly on the types of jobs that will be available between now and 2010. TSTC is trying to tailor its/nstruction to employment opportunities. The study projects that the largest growth area will be computer programmers with a 91.2 per cent projected growth. Commercial Art and Design, Engineering and Service Technidans, Medical and Health Care fields will also see significant growth. There will be a need for Machinists, also. There will also be a large increase in Technicians in fields like broadcasting and numerical controls. WRITERS CONFERENCE HELD DECEMBER 6,1994., All phases of Agriculture were conspicuous by their absence from expected expansion. According to the 1990 Census, less than 2 per cent of all jobs in the United States are in agriculture, and less than 10.93 percent Writers" Worlc00h00n of the jobs in this area were in agriculture. That percentage declined ff 7  lplle.B vmwdw continuously since 1900. It has declined since the 1994 Census, and is expected to continue declining, both in this area and throughout the by Mary Beth Nelson nation. In the Panhandle area there are far more jobs each in Sales, Clerical Tlm nks to Saints' Roost Writers group for bringing to Clarendon such Areas, Health Care than in all phases of Agriculture. an interesting and motivational workshop as Jodi Thomas' presen- The report states, "As the [job] market follows its course through ration at Clarendon College on December 6. the next few years, the availability of high-quality, technical educational Ms. Thomas has written short stories and articles, but now special- programs Will be a defining factor in the prospects for local business izes in romance writing. Five of her seven full length books are written activity. Several recent site selection processes such as those for the U.S. against a historical setting. Her next novel, due to be released in late 1995, operating facilities of two prominent German automobile manufacturers, promises much excitement in an Old Clarendon setting, have effectively and convincingly illustrated this pattern." Valuable ideas and methods necessary in professional writing were generously shared by this author. Basic elements which are required in Tog-Free Calling Now Available any type of writing were provided. It was obvious that those coming away from the workshop were encouraged and inspired to apply Ms. Thomas' Dodson Cellular Systems is now offering the advantage of having a beneficial writing knowledge and suggestions to each one's special field toll-free cellular phone number. Any Dodson customers who cur- of writing, rently have the 898 prefix, or customers that would like to change their It is hoped that more literary programs to encourage aspired writers' cellular number to the 898 prefix, can benefit from this new feature. will be made locally available. This is one of the goals of Clarendon's new Co-workers, family and friends calling from GTE landline telephones in Saints' Roost Writing group. Anyone interested in securing more infor- Claude, Clarendon, Groom, Panhandle, White Deer, Wellington, Booker marion concerning the group may do so by contacting Connee McAnear and Perrytonwill nowbe able to callDobson customers with the 898 cellular at 874-3242 and Virginia Christie at 874-3357. Your participation is prefix with no long distance charges. welcome. On December 14, people callin 8 from the GTE towns of Spearman, ,,, Hi88h Foiler and Darrouzett will also have the opportunity to place ............. toll-free calls. Early Deadline 1995, all Texas Panhandie Southwestern Bell telephone customers will be able to dial Dobson customers with the 898 prefix The Clarendon News will be closed ton-free. Friday, December 23 and Monday, Any Dobson customers that would like to have their mobil number changed to the 898 prefix can call Dobson Cellular Systems at 1-800-882. December 26, 1994 for the Christmas 44. Holidays. Deadline for the December veattheirdes..onfe- Thombel Visits 29th paper is Thursday, December 22, ly" The best thing we can do is to Jr. High 1994. ==t our attitudes, as we sit down behind the wheel of our vehicles Mac Thornberry, con- "' and as we fasten our safety belts, gressman.-elect of the thir- Any o,- GED CIa toonth 00po'00o would like such a greeting should sses be a defensive driver. Defensive December 9,1994, at 2 p.m. to Mrs. notify the paper as soon as pos- Held Romans' sle. If you or your organization destination accident free. Class. The topicCareerwas InvestigatiOnon careers and wants a Christmas Card in The Be a good defensive driver; career choices. Clarendon News, please call CaRRie take care of yourself aad the other at (806)874-2259. GED Classes are being held driver as well Have a very merry Craft For New Years Eve Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. at Claren- Christmas and a happy holiday don Elementary room 109.Practice season. Party Planned tests are available and material to Open House Ch study. No fee. AnNeW Years Eve party has Adult Basic Education clas- Planned ]azarene Youth Crafts sale planned for December ses are included with GED for " has items to selL They will be 31, 1994. Junior High Hill be in the adult needing helpin areas of inter- The Clarendon Post Office located in front of -Fads Furniture -will hold their Open Store on Thursday for late night Band Hall 7.-00 p.m.-12:30 am. and est and need. the High School Hill be in the Old Home/Customer Appreciation shoppers. Day, Wednesday, December 21st Gym 8.'OO p.m.-l:00 a Fantc anue=,gm from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. fun w/food, drinks, and Bubbly at Everyone is invited to attend. Midnight. Proceeds goes to the Services Set Spring Band Trip. Admission Hill andlelight services win be Semester Exam Schedule.Fall 1994 be $3.00. "'held Christmas Evening, Commodities To begg at 7 p.m. at the First Wednesday, December 14,1994 (No Activity Period) Presbyterian Church in Claren- Be Given Away do-- You'll come! 1st Period 8:05-8:50 Carol-Grams Planned "ommodities will be dis- 2ud Period 8:54-9:39 Vtributed on Thursday, 3rd Period 9:43-10: 4th Period 10:.32-11:17 Cal12320 or leave a message at 3460 for a Card.Gram. They will sing December 15,1994 from S:30 a.m. DPSNews 5th Period11:21-11:50 Christmas Carols for the family or person of your choice. They will until 12 noon in the offices of Pan- also deliver a fresh baked goody (ie, bread, cakes, pies, cookies, fudge, handle Community Services, 416 . 6th Period 11:54-12:20 caramel corn, etc) and carol a few songs to shnt-im, elderly, friends, Kearney, Clarendon, and at the Ltmch 12:20-12:55 neighbors, or family. Donations for baked goods and carols Hill go to the Senior Citizens Center in Hedley, A available Troopers of the 7th Period Exam 12:55-2:10 from 8".30 until 10 am. Please note exas Department of Public 8th Period Exam 2:15-3:30 Nazarene Youth. Please call soon for appointments on Saturday and day/date change for this timeonlyl Safety will be working this Sunday evenings in December. Christmas holiday season and they Tanrsday, l)eemnl. 15,1994 TxDO T Seeks Applications wm drivers that are in excess of the ht PeriodEzam 8.'05-9:.20 Break 9:.20-9:.25 speed limit and those that drink 4th Period Exam 9:30-10:.45 Th T=as Department ofTransportation hasissued a request for applications to nonprofit organizations which while driving. Break 10:45-1ff.50 The troopers want you to 5th Period Exam 10".55-110 provide transportation services to elderly and/or disabled persons, or applications which might provide have a very merry Christmas and a equipment for eligible transporton programs. Lunch and Release 12:10 (Buses run at 1:00 p.m.) Applications are being requested for Section 16 grants which provide for eligible capital expenses to include haPPY holiday season, so please the replacement of buses, vans, trolleys, and other vehicles used to transport elderly and/or disabled perums. Also slow down a little, live a lot, if you Friday, Deceml 16, Lq94 tneluded are the purchases of vehicles for service expansions, purchase of radio equipment and necemmy aum'liary drink, don't drive and if you drive, don't drink. equipment. The funding is appropriated by the Federal Government under the Federal Transit Act. 2rid Period Exam 8.'05-9".20 Christmas is one of the most To be eligible for consideration, each proposal must include a completed Section 16 grant application, Break 9:.20-9:25 tuccemful completion of the pre-application interview and an on-site visit with the public transportation coot'- travelled holiday periods we have. 3rd Period Exam 9:.30-10:.45 dinator. Forms for organizations in the Childress District are available from Mrs. Tonya Cummins, 1700 Avenue The Texas Departnumt of Public Break 10:45-10".50 I NW,  Texas 79201-0900. She may be reached by telephone at (817) 937-2571. Safety wants to urge everyone 6th Period Exam 10".55-12:10 Written proposals must be received in Mrs. Cunnnins's ofru:e on or before January 16, 1995. traveling the streets and highways 12:10 Lunch and Release (Buses run at 1.-00 p.m.) to use extreme care, so that they