The Chamber of Commerce Presents
THE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH
McKinney’s Motor Co.
720 US 287 • PO Box 815
Clarendon, TX 79226
McKinney’s Body Shop was started in the summer of 1980 by Edward McKinney. After a week of the work piling up, Edward was joined by his brother Lynn McKinney and they split up the body repairs and paint needs. This went on for approximately 6 months before James McKinney (The father of Edward and Lynn) came to the boys with a proposal.
James was a current partner of J & J Autos with Jack Clifford at the time. He suggested that they should buy some cars and that he would sell them out of the front while the boys fixed and repaired them out of the back. After approximately 3 years, they closed the body shop down and went solely into the selling business. Five years later they incorporated and moved the business up the street a few blocks to a recently vacated ‘Pizza Box’ location, because it had a larger building and more frontage for the car lot, this was in approximately 1989.
The business went on with father and sons until the passing of James McKinney on May 16th, 1998. Another Generation joined in 2009 with the addition of Michael McKinney. Today the business continues to thrive thanks to the strong community support and family values that have taken the McKinneys through over 3 decades of business.
The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce is proud to have McKinney’s Motor Company as a Member of The Chamber, and we want to recognize Edward, Lynn and Michael, and all of the Employees that make McKinney’s the successful business that it is, for The City of Clarendon, TX and the surrounding area.
The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce gives a “BIG Thank You” to The McKinney Family for all they have done, and all they still do for our city.
MAN and WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Steve and Janet Carter
• They have given unselfishly, for many years for Christ’s Kids in Clarendon.
• They have the summer food program, which is daily for children who are at home while their parents work.
• They help with the Thanksgiving Meal each year, which is for the whole community.
• They work with the Angel tree, the Boy Scouts and many other activities we probably don’t even know about.
• They are active in the Church and in our Community!!
It is a pleasure to present these awards to Steve and Janet Carter.
We thank you, Steve and Janet and we love you!
Country Blue Bed and Breakfast is located at 618 S Parks in Clarendon, Texas. It is a comfortable 3 bedroom home with 2 Queen Bedrooms and one bedroom with 3 beds. It has a nice living room and dining room/kitchen area. Call and make reservations if you have an event you would like to attend in Clarendon. Prices are reasonable. 806-874-3937 or 806- 662-2544 Sue Leeper.
L & L Tax & Bookkeeping Service
L & L Tax & Bookkeeping Services had their Grand Opening on March 6, 2014. These ladies also hosted the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. We wish them well. They are located at 204 S Kearney Street. Lori Burns and Lana Ritchie 806-626-7812 or 806-277-0166
Saints’ Roost Museum is Now Open
SAINTS’ ROOST MUSEUM Housed in the 1910 Adair Hospital building, the Saints’ Roost Museum preserves the heritage of Donley County and the Texas Panhandle. Exhibits focus on local culture, including Native American artifacts and pioneer life with a special emphasis on the legendary Col. Charles Goodnight. MUSEUM GIFT SHOP Books, collectibles, and limited edition prints and postcards are available. ANNUAL EVENTS The Members Appreciation Dinner – Second Friday in June Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff – Fourth Saturday in September Museum Christmas Party – First Saturday in December
MEMBERSHIP Membership includes the Members-only free Barbecue each June, the Members-only dinner with the chuckwagon cooks each September, and a subscription to the annual newsletter. Dues are $25 and can be mailed to the Museum at the address below.
610 E. Harrington St. PO Box 781 • Clarendon, TX 79226 806-874-2746
What does “Saints’ Roost” mean?
When Clarendon was settled by Methodist colonists in 1878, alcohol and rowdiness were forbidden. Area cowboys, more accustomed to the Wild West, referred to the colony as where the saints roosted or more simply as “Saints’ Roost”.