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Wellington Leader (Newspaper) - June 14, 2007, Wellington, Texas COLLINGSWORTH RURAL HEALTH CLINIC 100715th Street 447-5311 Collingsworth Pharmacy Tom RPH 447-1184 Prescription renewal e-mail com ton Lead 8 pages plus insert For Ninety-Seven Years a Builder in Collingsworth County Collingsworth Texas 79095 June 14,2007 75 Cents Number 50 Booker T. reunion Friday through Sunday is the Booker T. Washington Alumni and Association School Events start riday at the Bura Handley Community a parade will be held at 11 a.m. along with an awards banquet and gospel concert A reunion worship service is scheduled for Sunday at 10:30 memorial service is also set for Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Booker T. Washington School Ritz still accepting hometown recipes The School Theater Arts Department is still seeking Send them in by e-mail to the Wellington The students are enjoying reading the as well as the stories that Ritz goers are We would ove to hear from Wellington tennis camp next week With the assistance of the Wellington tennis the Altus Tennis Association will sponsor a youth tennis camp the week of June 18-22 at me Wellington tennis - * The camp will of A class for beginning students who are at east nine years of age or are entering fourth grade will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. A10 a.m. class will conclude at 11:30 a.m. The 10 a.m. class is for junior high and high school students who competed on Wellington's tennis team in the school Cost of the camp is per no family will pay over Participation will not be denied due to lack of it is important that every student haye their own The camp will be supervised by Altus High School tennis Jesse He will be assisted by current and former tennis players He would also welcome help from WHS players with the 9 a.m. 1 the 10 a.m. I would like to see our Altus and Wellington kids practice and playing Stovall said is an excellent tennis and I believe our kids are would be mutually beneficial for our kids to hit said Stovall asks that interested parties contact him at com. with names ages of He may also be reached at Leader summer office hours Wellington Leader will begin new summer office hours this The only change in the regular hours that the Leader will be closed Fridays until Sorting Aug. 24 the leader resume Friday 9&m, to Steak music highlight annual rodeo By Payton Kane Correspondent Collingsworth County's most exciting event of the summer is only three weeks Due to much planning and preparation the Wellington Rodeo Association's Fifth Annual Fourth of July to be held July 5-7, should prove to be the most exciting and entertaining event The events preceding Saturday's festivities will most certainly be a great entertainment beginning with the slack performance starting at 8 a.m. July 4, followed by the regular rodeo performances on Thursday and July 5 and 6 starting at 7:30 p.m. A dance to the sound of Agave will follow Friday's The main event will be held on July 7. The first 500 spectators on Saturday will receive a steak entrance to the as well as admission to the dance music of Jason Boland and The Stragglers for only $ 10 per compliments of the Wellington Rodeo The steak dinner will be catered by the Bar H Dude Ranch of Clarendon and will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. This will only be available to the first 500 There will also be special dinner entertainment by local Payton Kane and Abby This is certain to be an enjoyable The rodeo will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Scott Grover will make his fourth appearance announcing all three The stock contractor for this year's events is Alien who will most certainly provide quality stock for an exciting three This annual event always attracts the nation's most talented and ambitious battling it out for the top spot in each Saturday night's rodeo will conclude with an impressive fireworks would encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this year's The Wellington Rodeo Association's along with the support of local have devoted much time and effort into making this the most successful Fourth of July Rodeo Wellington has hosted thus says Linda WRA If interested in participating in the traditional rodeo please contact the McCloy Rodeo Company 733-2073. If interested in mutton junior or purchasing advance please contact the Wellington City Office at 447-2544. A Clean Sweep Almost 100 area volunteers spent their Saturday helping haul off appliances and other types of garbage to the City of Wellington land fill as part of the Community Pride The project targeted cleaning up alleys and yards in More than 25 trucks and trailers were used that day to haul more than 200 loads of material to the land City and county vehicles were also used Saturday along with the help of civic clubs and monetary donations from local businesses and Above and the and unload brush along with other Left and Wellington Lions Club members serve breakfast to volunteers as they get organized into V SISD tabs new leader Gary Auld been named the lone finalist for the post of superintendent for Samnorwood Independent School Auld was named the lone finalist at a Samnorwood board of trustees meeting Monday a 21 waiting period required by the state is in meaning the earliest Auld can be officially named superintendent is July 2. Most Auld has served as an elementary school principal for the school He has also served as an administrator in and he also has been a coach and teacher in Auld is originally from Okla. Shawn accepted a position with Quanah Independent School District as high school resigning his post of Samnorwood Superintendent at the end of the 2006-2007 school Samnorwood is also in the hunt for a new principal after Margaret Wood announced she would not return for the 2007-2008 school New group formed to operate Ritz Theater Under the guidance of Historic a new entity called Wellington Ritz Inc. was formed on June 5 to operate the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Wellington once it opens later this Amy Henard has been named president of the She will lead a board of directors that will oversee the daily operations of the Joining her on the leadership team are Frances Schmidt as vice Jamie Johnson as and Katherine Reeves as board Directors are Lynn Chad Yates Parker and Dian will request 501(c)(3) tax exemption status from the Internal Revenue Until that exemption is Historic Wellington will continue to act as the fundraising arm of the Historic Wellington launched the Ritz Theatre restoration project in 2001. Sizable gifts from anonymous sources have enabled the group to completely rebuild what was a ruined and acquire the former Lewis Grocery building to the north for additional San Antonio architect Killis designed the new construction to mirror the mission revival architectural details of the Much of the work is and Historic Wellington expects the building to be ready by the end of July or early The Wellington Economic Development Corp. owns the which will be leased back to Plans call for weekly movie showings and frequent live The Ritz also will be a satellite of the Center for Continued on Page 6 The Ritz Theater in downtown Wellington is nearing The inside of the theater now includes new new walls and lots Photo by Kirby Campbell The Law Office of Luke Inman A General Law Practice Firm small town choice for the Rolling 910 West Avenue Wellington 447-0055 Carroll's Flowers & Gifts Jf Larry's Greenhouse m\4 1001 East Avenue Wellington 447-2878 or 447-2563 mm FTD located on Highway 83 Summer 3 p.m. - 9 Sunday through Friday Sunday Homemade Ice Cream New Iced Cappuccino French Amaretto & Irish Cream
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