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Letter to the Editor

Dear Board Members, Respectfully, I am requesting to be placed on the Childress City Council agenda dated Oct. 23, 2021, to discuss my interest in becoming the Lake Manager for Childress Angler’s and Sportsman Club. I am a current member of the Childress Angler’s and Sportsman Club in good standing, and have been for many…

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The 501, Is there really a Tanya?

By Hanaba Munn Welch   Is there any hope for scammers? I like to think so. Consider Tanya. I’d tell you her last name, but just in case she really is asking only $1,200 for a low-mileage 2006 Acura that really is her car, I don’t want to slander her. Maybe Tanya really went through…

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Eleanor Roosevelt topic at Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter meeting

CHILDRESS — Eleanor Roosevelt was described as “the most influential woman of the 20th Century” in a book review given by Lila Hoobler at the October meeting of the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG). Hoobler’s review of the book “A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Woman” by…

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The 501: Don’t let the pews take over

By Hanaba Munn Welch If life gets dull, switch pews. Yep, I made a new friend at church. More about him later. Nope, I wasn’t in my regular pew. Strangely enough, it’s thanks to a very irregular pew scenario that I know anything at all about my great-grandfather John. When you’re born in 1816 and…

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Where is the ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ cont.

By Harvey Jones Editor’s note: We recently received a letter about the “Where is the ‘Heartbreak Hotel’” articles from some avid readers. We forwarded it to Mr. Harvey Jones and would like to share his response. I’m not sure whether to call this a correction or a clarification, but the letter to the editor from…

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To carhop or to teach?

By Hananba Munn Welch   Substitute teachers are in high demand. The pay is good. I think I’d rather be a Sonic carhop. An Amarillo ISD help wanted sign is circulating on Facebook. Substitute teachers make $132 or $137 a day. The extra five bucks is for anyone with a college degree. There you have…

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Dear Mother Nature…

By Gabby Barber How can I better appreciate your beauty? The Earth is beautiful, and that beauty is personal, peaceful and educational. William Wordsworth encourages us to explore Earth’s wisdom with his quote, “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” Nothing could ever measure up to the living art of…

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Blindfolded Turkish keyboarding

By Hanaba Munn Welch   If you learned to type long ago on a non-electric Remington with blank green keys, you’re ready for whatever. Go ahead. Buy a used laptop from overseas. Just don’t look at the keyboard. That’s why you took typing. To learn not to look. My laptop has a Turkish keyboard. I’m…

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Gathering bois d’arc trivia

By Hanaba Munn Welch   Everything is searchable. Not everything is findable. Don’t quote me. I’m misusing the word “searchable.” I’m still right. You can search for anything, but sometimes you won’t find it, not even via the internet. My new hobby is gathering non-internet knowledge. A book in the works. Unfortunately, as soon as…

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‘Round About Adventures, Pt. 2: Gone a wandering

By Ann King   Last week, I decided to go for a hike up a trail I hadn’t explored before. I got a late start, near to 11:30, but time didn’t matter as I didn’t have a particular destination in mind. I walked past the turn off to Cinder Hill into a new forest. A…

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