The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 89, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 16, 1978 Page: 4 of 24
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3Hs £a*aJia* RECORD
CANADIAN. HEMPHILL CO.. TEXAS
THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 1978
At Memorial Howe
Buddy Hobdy, a member of the Board of
Directors of the Abraham Memorial Home
since January of 1972, was born and raised in
Canadian, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M.
Hobdy. He has one brother, Tom, also of
Buddy attended Canadian schools and
West Texas State College in Canyon.
In 1947 he returned to Canadian to work in
his father's business, the Hobdy Motor
Company. His father had started in the car
dealer business in 1920-21 when he worked
for Charlie Tubb. Then he and Joe B. Reid
became partners in the car business until
1927. From 1927 to 1933 Mr. Hobdy had a
Chrysler-Plymouth dealership, then in 1933 it
became the Ford Agency.
After Tom Hobdy completed his schooling
he, too, returned to join his father and
brother in the Ford dealership. Mr. Hobdy
died in 1972 and his sons continued the
business. Hobdy Motor Company also has a
third Hobdv, Buddy's son, Bill.
Buddy and his wife. Betty, have five
children. Debbie Thrasher, and Bill Hobdy of
Canadian, Jody Purser of Amarillo, Kim
Morgan of San Diego, California and Amy
Hobdy. a seventh grader in Canadian Middle
School. They also boast of five grandchildren
and two expected arrivals.
Buddy and Betty are members of the First
Baptist Church. Buddy is also a member of
several years standing of the Canadian
Volunteer Fire Department. He is also an
enthusiastic golfer and thoroughly enjoys
Canadian's new Municipal Golf Course. He
enjoys watching football on T.V. and hunting
and fishing when he has time for them.
Buddy is one of the reliable local fund
raisers and has helped with many projects of
this kind over the years. Although fund
raising is not an official duty of a member of
the Abraham Home Board, Buddy has helped
to raise many thousands of dollars for the
Home. He also continues to work diligently
on the oil royalty pool to benefit the nursing
home. He is not only a good car salesman, but
will be happy to help anyone in Canadian
understand about the royalty pool and how to
get signed up on it.
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Charles Morehead took his
mother, Mrs. Vera Morehead to
Amarillo for medical treatment
early this week.
Nancy Wilson has been a
patient at High Plains Baptist
Hospital this week.
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Jackson appointed to
County Attorney post
William J- Jackson has
accepted appointment as
Hemphill County Attorney to
fill the unexpired term of Floyd
Holder jr.. who resigned on
The appointment, made by
the Commissioners Court
Monday, is until the next
general election. Salary was set
at $1,000 per month, effective
Jackson had formerly served
as count) attorney, but had
been out of the office for
several years. Floyd Holder,
who came here as a partner in
the Jackson law firm, was
elected to the office in 1976,
succeeding Joe Hayes.
Holder resigned in January
when he moved to Lubbock to
join a Lubbock law firm.
Win. J. JACKSON
Citizen of the year
for the annual Man and Woman
of the Year awards are being
accepted by the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce.
The recommendations should
;nclude specific accomplish
mt-nts of the individual being
recommended for the honor and
may Im- mailed or brought to
the Chamber of Commerce
office, in sealed envelopes. A
secret committee will make the
selections, which will be
announced at the annual
Chamber of Commerce banquet
to be held in March.
Previously the awards have
b«*en made to the following
Canadian citizens. Mabel Teas
and Krbin Crowell 11963). Sybil
Wilson and Malouf Abraham
<19641. Palma Morris and John
Wilkinson 11965), Maudaline
Hutton and A.B. Talley (1966).
f leo Isaacs and Tom Abraham
'1967|, Polly Tubb and Ben
Kaell H968I. Rachel Snyder
and Ivan Conklin U969), Bessie
Webb and Klmer Sparks 11970),
Blossom Newell and E.H.
Morris <19711, Sally Brainard
and Jim Waterfield !9*j
Libby Barker and Hush Snyor
11973). Phyllis I)auk,'hcrlv iY.
Joe Br««ck 1197-1'. Nmi*
Sanders and A S Jarkwc
(1975) and Sandy Watcrf**:
and Carl Jahnel '1976'
burned in rig
fire at Glazier
Dwight Douthit. ...
seriously burned in a ri? fire
Wednesday afternoon. Feb-
ruary 8. near Glazier
Douthit. an employee of
burned on the hands, face iwi
legs in a flash fire which
erupted as he was usin? a torch
in an attempt to thaw a fro s
pipe on the rig. He was burned
when he attempted to ex
tinguish the blaze.
The Canadian Volunteer hire
Department answered a call to
the blaze, but the fire was out
by the time firemen arrived
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Ezzell, Ben. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 89, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 16, 1978, newspaper, February 16, 1978; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth136527/m1/4/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.