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EDITOR’S NOTE:

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EDITOR’S NOTE:In 1918, Canadian’s Fourth of July rodeo was moved to Anvil Park Ranch near Canadian, where the photos on these pages were taken in the 1930s. The photos belong to the Ralph R. Doubleday Collection, and were provided to The Canadian Record by the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center (DRC), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Center houses the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s archival and photographic collections, institutional records and library. The Dickinson Research Center shares the Museum’s mission to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West through exhibitions, education, esearch, and publications. For those wishing to explore this rich history more thoroughly, the Dickinson Research Center is open to the public by appointment from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact askarchives@nationalcowboymuseum.org
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Early voting begins Monday; election officials step up safety measures at the voting booth

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Early voting in the July 14 Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections begins next Monday, June 29 and continues through Friday, July 10. All early voting ballots in both primaries will be cast at Hemphill County Courthouse, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.
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Checklist for Voters

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The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all voters in Texas. These minimum health protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.
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Celebrate a different kind of 4th of July in 2020

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The traffic winding into town Saturday may be a bit lighter, and the crowd on 6th Street may be thinner. The Smiley Johnson Band may not rock the courthouse lawn. The parade may be a bit shorter, and that meal that we start grazing on at breakfast, revisit at lunch, and hope still provides leftovers before the evening fireworks start…well, it may just be the old family favorites cooked out on the backyard grill.

Setting The Record straight

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A report in the June 18, 2020, edition of The Record stated incorrectly that the city of Canadian was facing a $125 million drop in property values. In fact, property values in Canadian are expected to drop to $125 million in 2020-21, down from just over $130 million in 2019-20. City Manager Joe Jarosek said this year’s $125,841,723 property valuation has not been certified, yet, as some of the property values are still being challenged in protest hearings. We apologize for the error and for any confusion it caused.—LEB
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The familiar sight of TxDOT

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The familiar sight of TxDOT’s safety orange cones and piles of gravel strategically located near the intersection of Cheyenne and Main Monday morning signaled the start of a two-day sealcoating project on Main Street, from Sixth to Cheyenne, and from Cheyenne to Kingman Street. The project briefly reduced access to some side streets along the route, but the convoy of TxDOT trucks efficiently finished the project and moved on. Facing falling appraisal values and a troubled local economy, city and county officials are evaluating whether or not to budget for their annual sealcoating projects, and if so, what else they will cut to pay for it. Depending on what they choose, it may be a while before other city and county roads get the same treatment.