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THE CANADIAN RECORD
THDRSDAY IS APRIL 2004
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
ONCE AGAIN THE ANNUAL Easter Egg Huntwas a total success,
Everyone who donated money, prizes, eggs, discounts and public-
ity. The Abraham Memorial Home for the eggs they stuffed and do-
nated. The Magic Dragon MotorcycleClub and Friends for their help
in stuffing and hiding the eggs. Thanks to my wonderful family for all
that you do each year to help me get ready for the hunt. And I have
to Thank God for keeping the weather dry so we could put a smile on
every child's face. And a big thanks to the parents for bringing your
children out to hunt for eggs. I hope they had fun.
I have a "special thank you" to my "Secret Friend." The bunnies
you left at my home and office were so cute. You were very sweet and
sneaky to have done that for me. Maybe someday you will slip up and
I will know who you are.
Thanks everyone for everything you did this year'. See you next
EMS calls for volunteers
AS MARY SITS by her husband's side, she
is worried that he may not be alive by the
time the ambulance arrives. Bill has heart
problems. In fact, he was to travel to the doc-
tor the next day for a check up. But his heart
problems will not wait. He is having a heart
attack tonight. The problem is that Bill and
Mary live in a community that does not have
ambulance services. It is a small town of
about 3,792 people. Their town is a wonderful place to live as long as
you do not need Emergency Medical Services.
The pain in Bill's chest is becoming worse. The nearest ambulance
is 30 miles away and the nearest hospital is 60 miles away. The small
community does own an ambulance, but they have no one left in town
that is trained to provide the Emergency Medical (.'are needed to
provide the service.
This is a problem the Texas Panhandle faces now. Unlike law
enforcement and fire protection, EMS is not considered an essential
In the Texas Panhandle, some smaller communities are losing
their ambulance services due to lack of funding, lack of available
training, or just lack of time.
As an EMS provider, you see the best and worst of all situations.
EMS isn't something that everyone is able to do. Living in a small
rural Texas Panhandle community, you often know the person you
are caring for, and as a volunteer, the demands on your time can be
overwhelming. But for every bad call, there are the calls that you look
at and say, "I have made a difference." It is a difference that changes
peoples' lives. There is nothing more gratifying than being able to say
those four words. They are very powerful.
EMS training is intense at times, but the overall outcome of what
you become and the service that you provide to your family, friends,
neighbors, and to strangers will change your life forever. There is
training available in your community. You just have to want to make a
difference.. Becoming an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) is a
great way to support your community and volunteer your time.
As such, EMS providers area-wide want the state to make EMS
an Essential Service, required by law to be provided, by counties just
like the fire department and law enforcement. The Hemphill County
EMS urge community support by seeking signatures from and pro-
viding information to local community members.
PANHANDLE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE
SYSTEM AND HEMPHILL COUNTY EMS
Please contact the Hemphill County EMS, 1020 S. Fourth Street,
Canadian, TX 79014, (806) 323-6422, ext. 282.
Old Truth. New Truth
am Truth, s/i/2003
George W. Bush: "Major combat opera-
tions in Iraq have ended."
Hew Truth, 4/10/2004
George W. Bush: "Coalition forces are
conducting a multi-city offensive."
Old Truth, 6/21/2003
George W. Bush: "We are determined to
discover the true extent of Saddam Hussein's
weapons programs, no matter how long it
Hew Truth, 2/10/2004
David Kay: There is no point in continuing
to hunt for arms that "really did not exist."
Old Truth, 10/20/2001
Don Rumsfeld: "Terrorism is an act where-
by innocent people are involved and killed."
Hew Truth, 4/11/204
Iraq Body Count: "Civilian deaths in Iraq
mission pass 10,000."
Old Truth, 8/15/2003
Bush Administration: We have abandoned
the idea of giving the U.N. an expanded role in
the occupation of Iraq. (Intel-national Herald-
Hew Truth, 9/27/2003
Bush Administration: The presidentdecided
yesterday to seek a multinational force for Iraq
under a United Nations mandate and to call on
the world body to play a major role in forming a
new Iraqi government. (Baltimore Sun)
Old Truth, 7/13/03
Don Rumsfeld: "It seems to me that the
numbers of U.S. forces are unlikely to go up."
New Truth, 4/8/2004
International Herald Tribune: The Penta^
gonsaid today that there would be abig increase
in the number of American troops in Iraq.
am Truth, 2BBI-2002
Condoleeza Rice: "We could not have
imagined" that terrorists would use aircraft
as weapons by piloting them into buildings.
Hew Truth, 1/2004
Condoleeza Rice: "I could not have imag-
ined" that terrorists would use aircraft as
weapons by piloting them into buildings.
Old Truth Redux, 3/22/2004
Condoleeza Rice.: "We received no intelli-
gence that terrorists were preparing to attack
the homeland using airplanes as missiles,"
New Truth Redux, 4/11/2004
Presidential Daily Briefing: "Bin Laden
Determined to Attack Inside US."
Old Truth Redux Redux, 4/11/2004
George W. Bush: "I never saw any intel-
ligence that indicated there was going to be
an attaek on America."
Old Truth, 2/0/2003
Colin Powell: Iraq has built mobile germ
weapons labs on rail cars and trucks capable
of producing enough deadly agent in a month
"to kill thousands and thousands of people."
New Truth: 4/3/2004
Colin Powell: "Now it appears not to be the
ease, that it (the intelligence for germ weap-
ons labs) was solid."
Old Truth, 0/18/2003
General Ray Odierno: "We are seeing
military activity throughout our zone, but I
really qualify it as militarily insignificant."-
Hew Truth, 4/9/2004
Colin Powell: The recent rise in U.S. casual-
ties is "disquieting" and coalition allies are "un-
der the most difficult set of circumstances."
Old Truth, on8/2003
Don Rumsfeld: "In those regions where
pockets of dead-enders are trying to recon-
stitute, Gen. Franks and his team are rooting
them out. In short, the coalition is making
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Brown, Laurie Ezzell. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 2004, newspaper, April 15, 2004; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth220625/m1/3/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.