The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 118, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 2008 Page: 20 of 36
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THURSDAY 1 "7 APRIL 2DDB
THE CANADIAN RECORD
Just as we in Hemphill County needed to be aware not long ago of the
probability that many of the stately trees along our highways were sched-
uled to be cut down, tree lovers in California are waging a fight to save the
Giant Sequoias along their coastline.
The fight to save the Giant Sequoia began more than a century ago
when John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, referred to those trees as "the
greatest of living giants". Muir recognized that the unfettered logging of
the Giant Sequoias was driving the tree toward extinction. Muir launched
a battle to ensure their safety. The drive culminated in a partial victory
when the Sequoia National Park was established in 1890.
Sadly, more than half of the groves, with two-thirds of the surviving
Giant Sequoias, were left out of the new national park. Then in the 1980s
the Forest Service began clear-cutting those remaining groves, in an at-
tempt to aid in the germination of new Sequoias.
Unless we have seen them in person, it is hard to visualize the size of these
trees. They are the most massive trees on the planet, commonly growing to
259 feet. Some of the living trees have been around for 3,500 years, making
them the oldest organisms on earth. And they are home to a number of im-
periled species, including the California Spotted owl and the Pacific fisher.
The groves of Giant Sequoias are unique and fragile ecosystems.
Last August, a federal judge ruled that the Bush Administration's controversial plan to al-
low commercial logging i n Giant Sequoia National Monument is illegal. It was a victory for the
Sierra Club and all who have worked very hard for the victory.
It is hard to believe, but the Bush Administration is still refusing to give up on its logging
scheme. They have turned to powerful pro-logging allies in Congress to allow the logging to
No matter how long it takes, the Sierra Club, with its John Muir Society at the forefront,
will fight to protect the rreplaceable Giant Sequoia National Monument—a living treasure
that holds some of the oldest organisms on our planet.
We can help. Write your concerns about the Giant Sequoias to the Sierra Club at 85 Second
Street, Second Floor, San Francisco CA 94105 or e-mail to www.sierraclub.org.
California is far away, but things which happen there should be of concern to us.
This could be the surest way to protect the Giant Sequoias. Write today!
Ruby Thompson hosts Arts & Crafts Club
The Arts and Crafts Club met Monday, April 14, at the Church of Christ Fellow-
ship Hall with Ruby Thompson as hostess. Katherine Rusk called the meeting to order.
Those attending were Beulah Ivie, Katherine Rusk, Gladene Swires, Joyce Thomas,
and Ruby Thompson. Those showing crafts were Beulah Ivie - an A&M quilt; Kath-
erine Rusk - an owl counted-cross stitch picture; Gladene Swires - an iris folding pic-
ture; Joyce Thomas - a fleece throw; and Ruby Thompson - a plastic canvas rabbit box.
Refreshments of turkey and ham sandwiches, chips, vegetables, friendship bread and
peach tea were served. The club will hold a luncheon meeting at the Canadian Restau-
rant on May 12.
The Winding Ways Quilt, by Jennifer
Chiaverini. Newcomers nto the circle
of quilters share the original members'
struggles to bal-
ance their creative
lives with their
their work and
by Susan Wittig
Albert. With her
and her husband
determined to nvestigate the circum-
stances of her father's death, herbalist
China Bayles joins in to uncover the truth,
but she and McQuaid discover that Miles
may be hiding more secrets than he is
willing to reveal.
The Death Dealer, by Heather Gra-
ham. As a killer obsessed by Poe's maca-
bre tales selects his victims from mem-
bers of a literary society devoted to the
master writer, author Genevieve O'Brien,
fearing that her mother will be next, en-
lists the aid of P.I. Joe Connolly to stop the
Grave Justice, by Glen Ebisch.
Degrees of Separation, by Sue Henry.
After several years spent recovering
from a devastating knee injury, cham-
pion musher Jessie Arnold is working to
get back into shape for the Iditarod, but
when she stumbles upon a corpse during a
practice run down a local trail, she is side-
tracked by the hunt for a killer.
Buckingham Palace Gardens, by
Anne Perry. When scandal threatens the
monarchy after a female guest turns up
dead following one of the debauched stag
parties of Edward, the Prince of Wales,
the Palace calls in Thomas Pitt of the
Special Branch to solve the murder with
Falling for Rachel & Convincing Alex:
Two Classic Stanislaski Stories, by Nora
Why Good People Do Bad Things, by
Debbie Ford. The author of Dark Side
of the Light Chas-
ATTHE HEMPHILL COUNTY LIBRARY
ers and Spiritual
fies the forces
that cause people
to commit acts of
a guide that coun-
sels readers on how
to make choices in accordance with true
goals and values.
The Christmas Blessing, by Donna Van-
Liere. A sequel to The Christmas Shoes fol-
lows Nathan Andrew's medical school edu-
cation, an endeavor that helps him to learn
unexpected lessons about faith, giving, and
sacrifice and brings him to the side of a ter-
minally ill young woman.
Blood Dreams, by Kay Hooper. When
the daughter of a powerful U.S. senator
becomes the latest victim of a serial killer,
FBI agent Noah Bishop and his Special
Crimes Unit must join forces with a rogue
civilian agency, originally founded by
Bishop, to stop the maniac.
The Reagan Diaries, by Ronald Rea-
gan. Edited by Douglas Brinkley. His-
toric and deeply revealing, these are the
personal diaries kept by Ronald Rea-
gan during his time n the White House
Blue Heaven, by C. J. Box. Fleeing the
killers whom they witnessed committing
murder, twelve-year-old Annie and her
younger brother William escape into the
Idaho woods, pursued by the murderers
and a group of dirty cops seeking to pre-
vent the youngsters from revealing what
Bridal shower honors Rachel
Bass and Camden Dorris
honoring Rachel Bass and Camden Dorris
was held Sunday, April 13, at the Church
of Christ Fellowship Hall n Canadian.
The couple will marry on May 24,
The table decorations featured the
couple's chosen colors of black, white, and
a touch of pink.
Black and white enamel antique pots
and pans were randomly placed on the
table with black and white polka dotted
fabric draped around them.
Black wooden plaques with the words,
"Love, Joy, and Family" leaned on and
around the pots. The punch and cake were
served from this table.
Honored guests were Mark and Kristi
Dorris of Canadian, the groom-elect's par-
ents, Rodney and Greta Bass of Wheeler,
the bride-elect's parents, Mrs. Benny
Karr of Borger, the groom-elect's grand-
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Meryl Barnett of
Borger, the bride-elect's grandparents
and Lynsey and Kailyn Barbee of Pampa,
Also attending were many church
members and family friends.
Cassie Rash assisted the couple in
Hostesses were DeeDee Lynch, Kay
Dyess, Jane Rivers, Cindy Moore, Becky
Reid, Kelly English, Melinda Hedgecoke,
I nda Thrasher, Katie Hufstedler, Cassie
Rash, Heather Sawyer, and Julie Barbee
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Brown, Laurie Ezzell. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 118, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 2008, newspaper, April 17, 2008; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth252700/m1/20/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.