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"Oldest thriving town in the Panhandler' 50 007040 ISSN 1048-817000 Thursday, December 22, 1994 Vol 5, Number 51 Sims Sworn In As D.A. for l OOth [Judicial District on December 15th, 1994, Randall C. Sims of Wellington was sworn into office as District Attorney of the 100th Judicial District. The ceremony was held in the courtroom of the Seventh Court of Appeals with Chief Justice Charles Reynolds administering the oath of office. "Chief Justice Reynolds has previously served as District Judge of the 100th Judicial District and is a highly respected member of the judiciary across this state. I consider myself most fortunate to have had him ad- ml,ister to me the oaths as an attorney, assistant county attorney, assistant district attorney, and now as district attorney" Sims said. Sims won the Democratic Primary in March of this year and was unopposed in the general election held in November. Since the election was to fill the unexpired for district attorney, Sims could take over before the first of the year. As District Attorney, Sims will be responsible for the prosecution of felony offenses in Carson, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, and Hall counties. '%Ve are open for business and ready to get to work!" Sims said. The main office is located in the Childress County Courthouse. The mailing address is Courthouse, Box 14, Childres Texas 79201, and the phone number is 817-937-8017. There will be satellite offices in each of the county courthouses as we do our weekly rotation throughout the district. 1 CLARENI)ON SCHOLARSHIP IECIPIENT- Brent Graham of Claren- don (second from left) was among 31 South Plains College students who mlwere recognized as recipients of scholarships from the South Plains lf Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute during a luncheon held at the college 'l%ursday. Also pictured are Raymon Padllla of Plainview, Jared Simpson of Amarillo and Todd Box of Electre. Since 1970, a total of i 660 students have attended South Plains College with an API scholarship. (SPC Photo) Safety Encouraged Dur00 1995 New Year's holiday period, all available Department of Public Safety Troopers will be on patrol in an effort to reduce, both by their presence and actions, violations that could lead to accidents. It is only through the help and cooperation of the motoring public, by their self- compliance, that the needed reduction of death and destruction can be realized. The Troopers of the Department of Public Safety are urging all motorists that if you are going to a party this New Year's Eve to plan your trips ahead. Take that designated driver with you. Remember, if you drink, don't drive, if you drive, don't drink. If you are hosting a party during this holiday period, be a responsible host and don't p alcoholic beverages on people. Have more to drink than alcohol, such as soft drinks and fruit drinks. Above all don't let a person drive away from your party after he has had too much to drink. The Texas Department of Public Safety wants everyone to enjoy the holiday period, but don't make the same mistake that so many have made by saying, It will never happen to me", because it can. Have a safe, healthy, and happy New Year. Christmas Dinner Planned rHrkey & Dressing, Baked am & All The Trimmings. Free Annual Christmas Dinner. Hilltop Restaurant, Christmas Day 11: a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don't sit home alone. Come out and enjoy a good meal and lots of fun. There will be no charge for this meal. Donations will be accepted and given to the Veterans Memorial. Everyone welcome. New Years Eve Party Planned AnNeW Years Eve party has planned for December 31,1994. Junior High will be in the Band Hall 7.'00 p.m.-12: am. and the High School will be in the Old Gym 8.'00 p.m.-L-00 am. Fantastic fun w/food, drinks, and Bubbly at Midnight. Proceeds gem to the Spring Band Trip. Admission will be $30. RANDALL SIMS L Judge Attends Seminar [udge Jimmy B. Johnson, was certified at a recent 20-hour Justice of ' Wthe Peace Seminar held Dec. 7, 8, & 9, 1994, in Tyler, Texas. The seminar was sponsored by the Justice of the Peace and Constable Associa- tion and is conducted by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, head- quartered at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. The seminar is one of many held state wide to allow Justices of the peace to meet their Continuing Judicial Education requirements as set forth in Article 27.005 of the Texas Government Code. Judges selected areas of study that closely matched their court activity. Topics covered included: New Penal Code Review, Juvenile Law, Forcible Entry and Detainer, Traffic Law, Inquests, Small Claim Procedure, Criminal Trial Procedure, Contempt, Bond Set- tinge Magistrate Duties, Criminal Law Issues, Good Judging Techniques, Clerldess Court Management, Media Relations, Code of Judicial Conduct. New Program Developed Receives Scholarship LeveUand - A Clarendon resident was recognized as a recipient of a scholarship from the South Plains Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute during the annual API Scholarship Luncheon recently held at South Plains College. Brent Graham of Clarendon was one of 31 students who were recog- nized during the luncheon, which was held in the Sundown Room of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Don and Sybil "" rrington Cancer Center have approved an agreement to jointly provide cancer program services to children in the Panhandle region. The Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center will provide an annual grant to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to provide partial support to the Pediatric Oncology Medical Program in Amarillo, Texas. Harrington Cancer Center and Texas Tech will work jointly in education programs, patient and family support resources, and areas for fund development. Texas Tech will continue to operate the Pediatric Oncology program in its expanded facilities in Amarillo. All personnel and services will be under the direction of Texas Tech and the program will be open to all children needing the services of the Pediatric Oncology staff. Inpatient services will continue to provided in the Children's Wing at Northwest Texas Health Systems and the Harrington Cancer Center will provide radiation oncology services. Student Center. The name of the program will be Texas Tech University Health The SouthPlainsChapter of theAmericanPetroleumInstitutebegan Science Center and the Don and S ybil Harrington Cancer Center contributing to South Plains College in 1970, when two students in Children's Cancer program. Math/Engineering Department were selected to receive scholarships. Its contributions to the college since then have totaled $208,500, l""""UtUm, Ass/sta00e including a check for $8,500 which Charlie Miller, co- chairman of the API scholarship committee, presented to South Plains College president Dr. Gary McDaniel during the luncheon. That generosity has allowed 660 College with a scholarship. Handy Man- Helper Sale Set TBhe Clarendon High School ronco Band is having a handy man helper sell. These CHS band member will help do odd- jobs around your home, such as rake leaves, wash your car, etc. This is to help them earn money for a band trip to San Antonio in 1995 to the Blue Bonnet Band Fes- tival. If interested in having these band students do some work for yon, please contact one of the fol- lowing students or you may con- tact Connie McAnear at 8743161 and she will contact one of these students. Fran Alexander - 874-2360;, Clarissa Smith - 874-2360, Clem- mie Smith - 874,2360; Rodney Smith - 874-2360, Kasi & Aaron Ashcraft - 874-3631; Amanda Barley - 874-5150;, Andrea Bruce - 874-3450; Kathy Bryley - 874- 2253; Sabrina Burrow - 874-2078; Melisse Campbell - 874-3268; Patti Cencerios - 2667; Tiffanly DeWitt - 874-2764; Lindsey - 874-2354; Mandy & Stephanie JOHN HENSON was the lucky winner of the 20" Zenith color television that was given away by the Donley County Senior Citizen, Taursday night. tiom JolmI students to attend South Plains Floyd - 874-2653; Chandra Ford - 874-2287; Billi Hamilton - 874- 5098; Haley & BJ. Hamilton - 874- 3314; James & Mary Hoggatt - 856-5222; Kasi Keown - 874-3723; Keith Kidd - 874-2467; Stephane LeJan - 874-5009;, Jason Lee - 874- 21.;, Nikki Lumpkin - 874-2297; Dawn McAnear- 874-3161; Danny McCampbell - 874-5012; Citlalli Menchaca - 874-3665; Jenny Roberts - 874-3476; Marian Seale - 874-2308; Jeremy Shelly - 874- 2553; Heather Shields - 874-3884; Ronnie Tabor - 874-3231; Shelley Tongate - 874-2448; Amanda Weatherton -874-2253; Evan Wil- liams -874-2414; Kim & Christina Wootten 874-2688; Tyrell Wor- tham - 874-2082; Scott Bivens - 874-3914; Darcy Cates - 874-3242; Lynn Hearn - 874-3289; Michael McKinney - 874-3897; Jennifer Parker - 874-2427; Samara Shields - 874-5004; Richard Corder - 874- 2261; Kim Stavenhagen - 874- 2822; Mark Barefield - 874-5009; Louis Ellerbrook - 874-5045; Beth Barbee - 874-2575; Robert Bertrand - 874-2846; Missie Butts - 874-3829;, Somer Harper - 856- 5367; Wade James - 874-2776; Josh Mondragon - 874-2320; Christina Schwertner - 874-254, Ben & Leath Vorheis - 874-2418; Lisa & Kelly Laxson - 874-5128; Amanda Ward - 874-3918; Adrian Dunn - 874-2882; April Hommel - 874-2657. fopr utilidle Community Service will once again be taking applications ty assistance for the winter montl beginning in Janum3,, 1995. It will not do any gmd to try to apply before that date beeam the funds will not be available before thl 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. Donley County residents will need to bring the above mentioned items to the offices of Panhandle Community Services at 416 S. Kearney in Clarendon. Carlene HoHar, Center Coordimtor, will take applimtiom on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. Please call 806-874-2573 to schedule an appointment to save waiting time. JANCIE MELTON was recently named Senior Princess of Cherokee County Hish School, Centre, Alabama. Jancle Is a Senior at CCHS where she is an active member of the annual staff, a Peer Counselor and has been chosen to participate in an academic decathlon this coming March. Dobson Cellular Gives Money To Charity l'obson Cellular Systems rently presented a check for $14,305 to aJRouald McDonald Children s Charities of Texas as the result of a two-month fund-raising campaign. I I I I I II Early Deadline The Clarendon News will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26, 1994 for the Christmas Holidays. Deadline for the December 29th paper is Thursday, December 22, 1994. From September 15-Novem- ber 15, Dobson Cellul offered a free cellular phone with a donation of $25 or more to the Ronald Mc- Donald Children's Charkies. Cus- tomers simply stopped by Dobson Cellular Systems and made their donations. Upon credit approval and a one-year service agreement, donors received a fr Motorola H Classic portable cellular phone. According to Rob McVean, Jr. of the RMCC Amarillo Chap- ter, "The partnership between Dobson Cellular Systems and Ronald McDonald Children's Charities was the most successful fund-raiser for this chapter. RMCC overwhelmingly ap- preciates the generosity of Dobson Cellular and their loyal clientele. Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, one of the largest children's charities in the United States, was established in 1984 in memory of Ray A. Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corpora- tion. RMCC offers many grants to help young people. These grants fallin the area of: education and the arts, health care and medical re- search andcivil and social services. The cornerstone of the children's charities, is the Rona]d: McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away- from-home for families with hospitalized children. There are over 150 Ronald Mc- '"Donald Houses in nine counties around the world including one in Amarillo. Candlelight Service Set The win be havi00 a ca00.a0000t service at 7 p.m. on Christm Eve, December 24th.