Monday, July 24th, 2017


Resignations shake up Howardwick board

Three Howardwick city officials have resigned and a fourth official quit but returned in the wake of last Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Sources tell the Enterprise that comments from about 20 members of the public got out of hand towards the end of the July 11 meeting, prompting Mayor Mike Rowland to resign on the spot and Code Enforcement Officer Will Jordan to toss his badge on a... [Read more]

CC to begin CDL course in Clarendon

Clarendon College is launching a new Commercial Driver’s License certification program this fall. The program will focus on basic driving skills, material handling equipment, basic maneuvers such as backing, docking, and handling; and safety measures.  Students will be taught to drive on various terrains, including city and country roads, and practice driving during both day and night time frames. “We... [Read more]

Financing moves forward for Mulkey, pool

A financing option to help fund the Mulkey Theatre multi-use event venue and Clarendon’s water recreation project continued to move forward during last Thursday’s meeting of the city council. Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution to obtain professional services with the financing, and Drew Whitington of Government Capital Corporation addressed the council about borrowing $1 million for the... [Read more]

Tolbert pursuing acting dream

Tolbert pursuing acting dream

A Clarendon native is spreading his wings in the entertainment business with recent opportunities in the television and motion picture world. Kenneth Lee Tolbert, a 2010 graduate of Clarendon High School, recently worked as an extra and stunt double in next year’s sci-fi movie “Battle Angel” directed by James Cameron, and he also has a leading role as Reece in next year’s thriller, “Beyond... [Read more]

CC to build on success in next plan

The future of Clarendon College will soon be taking shape as officials there begin working on the institution’s next strategic plan. The “One College, One Vision” strategy implemented by President Robert Riza in 2014 had seven individual initiatives, and all have either been completed or are ongoing. “We’ve had a very successful plan and a very successful three years,” Dr. Riza said. “Now... [Read more]

County approves deputy cameras

Donley County Commissioners approved two purchases to benefit   the sheriff’s department during their regular meeting Monday. At the request of Sheriff Butch Blackburn, the county approved spending $1,124 for a back-up radio system. County Judge John Howard said the back-up radio will allow law enforcement to continue to communicate if the department’s primary radio goes down. The commissioners’... [Read more]

Bit Ranch wins COEA rodeo

The Bit Ranch took top honors for the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association’s annual Ranch Rodeo during the 140th annual Saints’ Roost Celebration, June 30 and July 1. Bit Ranch’s scores beat out 19 other local and regional teams as working cowboys put their skills to the test.  The team was made up of Tate Bennett, Teal Bennett, Trey Rusk, Bray Bennett, and Brody Bennett. Finck Cattle... [Read more]

Local youths attend 4-H Power Camp

FLOYDADA – About 90 youth from the Panhandle and South Plains districts attended the annual Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp June 30-July 2 at the Plains Baptist Encampment near Floydada. Among those attending was Donley County 4-H member Tanner Burch. Donley County 4-H member Tanner Burch (second from right) along with about 90 other 4-H youth from the Panhandle and South Plaines attended the annual Xcel... [Read more]

Franks competing in rodeo finals

SHAWNEE – Cole Franks of Clarendon is competing this week in the 25th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 9-14 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Franks is participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win his share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. Franks will join more than 800 of the top high... [Read more]