Hemphill County 4-H’ers and youth from 20 Texas Panhandle counties competed individually in the District 1 food show sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Tri-State Fairground’s Rex Baxter building in Amarillo on Oct. 20.
Friday the 13th will bring only good omens for fans of the Wildcat Band as CHS musicians present “Once Upon a Starry Night” at Wildcat stadium beginning at 7 pm. Bring your mask, socially distance from everyone, and prepare to be wowed by the show that garnered all 1s at the district marching contest.
Despite channeling beast mode on the court, Canadian’s Lady Cat basketball team are as tenderhearted as kittens when it comes to members of our community who may be food insecure. A canned-food drive initiated two Saturdays ago by the players involved their friends, moms, and two local church’s food pantries, and netted over 3,000 canned goods.
Thank you for your service! The observance of Veterans Day this week is a reminder of past divisions in the world and the men and women sacrificed by nations. Veterans Day was created to observe the anniversary of World War I, the war to end all wars, in which an unthinkable 20 million people died and 21 million were wounded. The conflict was so brutal, no one could imagine that such a war would ever happen again. But it did. World War II started a mere 21 years later, and 3 percent of the world’s population (70-85 million) died.
Hemphill County 4-Hers and youth from 20 Texas Panhandle counties gathered at Amarillo’ Tri-State Fairground’s Rex Baxter Building on Oct. 20-21 to compete in the District 1 Food Competitions sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The Canadian Wildcat Marching Band earned Division I ratings at the UIL marching competition, Saturday, Oct. 31 at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. Their “Once Upon a Starry Night” show featuring rock music of Coldplay and the lullaby “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ tells the story of a young girl awakening in a dream and learning to navigate her new world.
IT’S OVER. Election 2020 is behind us, and we have eight weeks left before we can say goodbye to a truly awful year. The pandemic will still be with us next year. So will political rancor. We at least have hope that a vaccine will put an end to the coronavirus. There won’t be a vaccine that will heal the red/blue political divide. The best we can hope for is that families and friends can restore harmony to their relationships. Whether or not our candidates won or lost, we all need to repair relationships damaged by political differences.
2020 changes keep coming. First, there was extended early voting. Now, we’re going to have extended early holiday shopping—starting next week. The latest departure from tradition is Black Friday. The usual crowded doorbuster day after Thanksgiving when millions of shoppers wait in line for bargains will be different this year.
STILLWATER, Okla.—Hemphill County students were recently honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships are part of the more than $1.8 million that students will receive from the college and its academic departments.