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Eight more minutes. Adding eight minutes to the school day is what my local school district plans to do. The first day of school has been postponed until Sept. 9. But that’s as far as our school board has gotten in their plans to reopen school. Football, however, got a thumbsup from UIL to start practice on time Aug. 3, so one key component is in place.
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Deadline looms for Texas Prepaid Tuition for newborn enrollment

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AUSTIN—Texas families have through July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this academic year’s rates for all or some future tuition, and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Newborns are children younger than 1 year of age at the time of enrollment.
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How scared are you when it comes to catching COVID? Don’t worry. Your local Health department may be protecting you. A recent case in Kentucky involved a woman who decided to get tested for COVID before she visited her elderly mother in Michigan. The woman tested positive, but refused to sign papers stating she would quarantine for two weeks. What happened next demonstrates the power of the health department. Because she would not sign the quarantine agreement, she and her husband were fitted with an ankle monitor so law enforcement could keep track of her.
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Hemphill Co. 4-H awards $15,000 in scholarships to 2020 CHS graduates

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In the annual Hemphill County 4-H awards ceremony held at Jones Pavilion last Thursday, six members of the Canadian High School Class of 2020 were given $15,000 in scholarships. The scholarship recipients included Alex Smith, Carleigh Thompson, Kyler Mc-Clendon, Paige Perry, Cody Cooke, and Dissy Vargas.
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Free COVID-19 testing to begin Friday for WTAMU campus

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CANYON—Free COVID-19 testing for the West Texas A&M University campus community will begin Friday, July 24. Tests will be given by appointment between 9 am and 11 am in the Virgil Henson Activities Center. WT has set up a central location for the testing, which will consist of a simple, painless mouth swab monitored by trained personnel.
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Four CISD students are FCCLA national qualifiers

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Four members of Canadian ISD’s FCCLA program have qualified for the organization’s National Conference. 

Seniors Dissy Vargas and Kimberly Barragan earned a silver medal for their FCCLA Chapter Website project. 

Eighth-graders Presley Harper and Alicia Munoz earned a gold medal on their professional presentation, “Depression is Not Your Destiny.”