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Chamber celebrates new business startup

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Chamber of Commerce representatives gathered around noon Friday for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to welcome Temporarily Yours, a new business established by Dawn Dial to fill the temporary staffing needs of local businesses. With 35 years of experience in office, clerical, and administrative settings, Dial said she is prepared to boost the staffing needs of business owners for either one-time projects; single-day, last-minute fill-ins; or to address temporary employee absences. Dial has no fixed office, so the ribbon-cutting was held at the Canadian Visitors’ Center. Chamber representatives present for the event were Sherye Talley, Sherry Timmons, Dawn and Joe Dial, Barry Hosford, Jackie McPherson, and Michelle Rowden. Temporarily Yours can be reached by phone or text at 806.217.0158.
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McAfee brings awareness to COVID scams

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Laurie McAfee is a licensed social worker who currently works for the Area Agency on Aging. She is also a master trainer for Matter of Balance (fall prevention classes) and a certified benefits counselor. She has received additional training from the Senior Medicare Patrol in Houston. Laurie educates groups in the top-26 counties of the Panhandle on preventing Medicare fraud and abuse, as well as on Medicare savings programs and preventative services.
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Abby Isom is Lion’s Club Sweetheart

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The Canadian Lions Club Sweetheart, Abby Isom, participated in the District 2-T1 Queen Contest held Jan. 22-23 at Lake Tanglewood. The “Sweethearts” are selected by each local club from the senior class to serve a one-year term. Sweethearts attend the weekly meetings and serve, along with Lions members, in the various fundraising and service projects supported by the clubs.
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What’s Cookin’ in Canadian

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My sister-in-law, Mary Jane, sent me her mother’s (we all called her Bah) Date Muffin recipe. She explained that rural cooks in West Texas always keep a supply of dates on hand because of their long shelf life. Dates last three months at room temperature, between six-12 months in the fridge, and 12-plus months (for years!) in the freezer. There were always dates in the house to be used for cakes, cookies, candy, stuffed dates, and these delicious date muffins. She added the glaze when she baked mini muffins and would serve them to friends who came for coffee. These date muffins are really elegant—a cut above bran, blueberry, banana, and all the rest. Very Bah!
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Newman Memorial offers February cardiac specials

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February is Healthy Heart Month, and Shattuck, Oklahoma’s Newman Memorial is offering three clinical specials this month as affordable ways for residents of this area to get proactive about their heart health. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 805,000 Americans have heart attacks each year. In addition, about 647,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year—that’s one in every four deaths. Three key risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. About half of Americans have at least one of these risk factors (47 percent).