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In the midst of chaos, order

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The Greek philosopher Aristotle, said, “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” What was true 2,300 years ago for ancient Greece held true locally this week as neighbors and church groups pulled together in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and an epic ice and snowstorm to help their community and show appreciation to frontline healthcare providers and staff. From one end of Hemphill County to another, linemen worked day and night to restore power; cowboys worked to care for livestock; neighbors checked on neighbors; and being blessed with more than our fair share of arboreal splendor, there were massive downed limbs and trees to deal with as the weather cleared.
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Rotarians get the latest on Mesa View Senior Living

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If you haven’t driven by the brand new, almost-finished, nursing home, let us pique your curiosity. Mesa View Senior Living flips traditional nursing homes on their heads, through its physical environment, philosophy of care, and workforce model. Hemphill County Hospital District will be one of the first “household model” nursing homes built from the ground-up in Texas.
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Fall Foliage Festival 2020

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Near perfect weather was the icing on the cake for this year’s jubilant Fall Foliage Festival. The legions of visitors who always flock to this corner of the Panhandle every third weekend in October in search of the elusive turning of fall foliage, once again arrived in droves. Canadian’s colorful canopy of cottonwoods created the perfect ambiance to welcome guests to our own celebration of the season.