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Allsup’s all-gone

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Those who christen their morning routine with a coffee and burrito from the south Allsup’s at Hobart and Second were greeted this morning with a demoralizing sight. The convenience store and gas station, which has operated in Canadian since 1975, has been boarded up completely.
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$0.13 can change the world

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Anna Booze introduced Bonnie Pendleton, Rotary District 5730 governor. Dr. Pendleton is a member of the Canyon Rotary Club and founded the Rotaract Club at West Texas A&M University. Rotaract is a Rotary Club for college-aged people. Bonnie is a 17- year Rotarian who joined Rotary to get to know people in her community and serve. She was club president in Canyon for Rotary’s centennial. Bonnie has worked closely with district youth, is involved with membership development, and is an active supporter of the Rotary Foundation. She also serves as district PolioPlus chair. Her experience with international programs; communications; professional and leadership development; and Rotary events, projects, and training greatly benefits our district.
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What's Cookin' in Canadian: Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

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Sue Tubb found this recipe at tasteofhome.com and had to give it a try. She was not disappointed, “Amazing flavor—definitely the pumpkin!” The recipe calls for canned pumpkin, but an equal amount of fresh would work as well. Split a small pumpkin, brush flesh with olive oil—placing flesh side down on baking sheet—and cook 350 degrees until soft. Since this recipe calls for cooked turkey, it would be a delicious use of your leftover Thanksgiving bird. Enjoy!
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River Valley Pioneer Museum | Canadian, Texas

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I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked, “Is the museum haunted?” or “Aren’t you scared working there?” or “Have you ever seen anything weird?” I always respond with, “No, I don’t think the museum is haunted, but I do believe that some artifacts have memories.” I have been with the museum almost four years now. I have come into work in the wee hours of the morning and have worked late several times. I have not seen a ghost, and most of the strange noises are from the building settling or shaking from the oversized loads passing by outside on Highway 60. Yet, I have had one, shall we call it, incident that I will share with you.
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American Pickers seeking filming locations in the area

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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History’s Channel’s hit documentary series American Pickers, are returning to Texas. American Pickers explores the fascinating world of antique “picking.” Since 2010, the series has followed Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.
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High Plains Food Bank, Spare partner to end Texas Panhandle food insecurity

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AMARILLO—Many families across the Texas Panhandle are just one emergency away from experiencing food insecurity and are reliant on food banks to access necessities. In response, High Plains Food Bank announced its partnership with Spare, a national nonprofit that is working to end food insecurity and aid families in crisis through its mobile app, ‘Spare Hunger,’ to help those in need.
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Red Steagall films series episode in Old Mobeetie

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American actor and musician, Red Steagall, filmed an episode for his television series, Somewhere West of Wall Street, at the Old Mobeetie Jail Museum in Old Mobeetie on Monday. Steagall, whose program focuses on the American West, invites viewers to ride along with him as he discovers the most interesting and historical landmarks and trailblazers of the West. In the episode that focuses on Mobeetie, the first town in the Texas Panhandle, the story begins with the establishment of a trading post to serve the buffalo hunters in the area and the formation of Fort Elliott by the army. It also touches on the formation and characters of The Mother City of the Panhandle, Mobeetie. That episode will appear in 2021 as the series begins its eighth season, on a date to be announced later. The series will be aired on RFD-TV, channel 345 on DIRECTV and 231 on Dish Network. Somewhere West of Wall Street appears Mondays at 8:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 6 am, both CST.
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Newman Memorial hospital offers special on mammogram screenings October 22-27

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Newman Memorial Hospital in Shattuck, Oklahoma, is offering a special on mammogram screenings. From Oct. 22 through Oct. 27, the hospital will offer a new special, “Mammograms and Massages.” All patients who receive a mammogram during this special will receive a 10-minute chair massage provided by the hospital’s licensed massage therapist.