Monday, October 23rd, 2017

While candidates for county offices vie for public attention and several local boards are canceling their elections due to a lack of interest, one burning question is on the minds of Donley County voters… who will be the king? Twelve candidates have been volunteered to run for the exalted throne of King Turkey as part […]

Early voting by personal appearance starts next Monday in Democratic and Republican primary run-off elections. Democrats will select Ron Kirk or Victor Morales for the US Senate candidacy. Republicans will be deciding between Elizabeth Ray and Dale Wainwright for the State Supreme Court Place 2 candidacy, Tom Price and Tim Taft for the Court of […]

Clarendon College regents approved issuing $2.5 million in revenue bonds to build a new residence hall when they met last Thursday. The 20-year notes will be paid for with fees paid by students who live on campus. No fee increases are expected in relation to the bonds. Payments will begin on the note with the […]

Clarendon and Donley County are getting an assist from state and federal authorities in repairing flood damage from last spring and preventing similar damage in the future. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the US Department of Agriculture, and the state’s Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) will be providing funding for […]

Candidates for two local boards came out of the woodwork last Wednesday, bringing the total number of local entities with contested races this May to three. The City of Clarendon now has five candidates for three positions on the Board of Aldermen. Janice Knorpp and incumbent alderman Mark White joined Tommy Hill and incumbent Mac […]

Graveside services for William Oscar Butler, Jr., were held Friday, March 15, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Butler died March 12, 2002, in Encino, California.  He was born October 31, 1920, in Clarendon.  He served in the Army and was stationed at the Pampa […]

Funeral services for Violet Ollie McNabb, age 81, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2002, in the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon. Mrs. McNabb died Thursday, March 21, […]

Everyone was a winner when the results of local primary balloting were totaled last Tuesday night… but then no one had an opponent either. Turnout was light as 260 Donley County citizens voted in the Democratic Primary and 190 voted in the Republican Primary. The combined total represented less than 18 percent of local registered […]

Of seven local governments set to hold elections this year, the City of Howardwick was the only one to have a contested race as of Tuesday morning. With only one day left to sign up, the remaining six governments were reporting very little interest from local citizens. Filing for candidacy closed Wednesday, March 20. In […]

Community organizers met last Tuesday to begin making plans for the annual Saints’ Roost Celebration on July 4, 5, and 6. For the first time in several years, the main activities will be held on July Fourth, which falls on Thursday this year. The Craft Fair, the Old Settlers Reunion, and the Parade will all […]