The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 118, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 2008 Page: 22 of 36

A Write fidia Sctyen,
IF WE ARE LUCKY in this life, most of us
have a person in our family who is the glue,
the rock, the provider, the security, the go-
to person. My Slice of Life this week is just
that person in her own family. Susan Lugo
moved to Canadian in June of1982. She is
the mother to five very lucky kids and six
grand/:ids. She is absolutely the bond that
holds the Vasquez family together.
I am sure that you have seen her
around town. She works four jobs—she
cooks for Our Fillin'Station and the Soda
Fountain and she also cleans for the Blue
Ridge andSunwest Offices and she is ever
grateful for the work.
She is thankful for each opportunity
given to her and for the respect and trust
each of her employers show to her.
Susan Lugo
Hard work is something she has done
her whole life. She grew up in a family of
migrant farm workers. She worked in the
fields hulling cotton from age nine to eigh-
This past year she has suffered. She has
walked a valley. She lost her best friend, part
of her soul. She lost her sweet Lou Lou, her
We raised our children together, she
lived with my family. She was always there
to lift me up when I was down.
Susan is a role model for the Hispanic
A couple encouraging families through music and ministry
In an age when families are
being shaken and torn apart,
this special "Heart to Heart"
Rally will Larry & Gloria
Lundstrom comes as a breath
of fresh air. They are a "real
couple" who will be address-
ing issues on the home and
relationships. Their unique
style and down-to-earth pre-
sentation of the Gospel,
combined with music,
humor, and ministry has
made them a "family favorite"
from coast to coast.
Abundant Life Church
310 Birch Street
Canadian, TX 79014
Sunday, April 20, 2008
10:45 A.m.
www.abundan tlifecanadian tx. org
female population. She has helped with
translation for many, as well as serving
as a midwife translator when a non-Eng-
lish speaking mother is giving birth. I
asked Susan what is the most important
lesson she has taught her children.
I have tried to teach my kids that
through hard work you can make it through
anything. Things don't come easy in life. I
also want them to be happy with what they
have, not what they don't.
What is the best part of being a Mom?
The best part of being a mom is becom-
ing a grandmother. You appreciate the
grandkids and they just melt your heart.
In a world where you see very few he-
roes, I can tell you we have one living
among us here in Canadian, Texas. You
will never hear her complain about her life.
She would give you her last piece of bread
if you were hungry; if she did not have any,
she would find something for you to eat.
One of my favorite quotes is "Be kind
for everyone you meet is fighting a hard
battle." -Unknown.
I know her road has been a long one
this past year, but you should know Susan
that Lou Lou is looking down and smil-
ing upon you and you will carry her spirit
and love within you all of your days.
You are the best!
Last Call for Texas Qi Iters!
AUSTIN—Don't miss your chance to enter
the Texas Department of Agriculture's 2008
quilt block competition. The contest is open to
everyone across the state. This year's theme,
"Toast a Rising Star," highlights Texas'
thriving and popular wine industry. As the
nation's fifth-largest wine producing state
with more than 220 family-owned vineyards
covering 3,700 acres, the Texas wine indus-
try contributes more than $1 billion annually
to the state's economy. Each contest partici-
pant will use Texas natural fibers—cotton,
wool and leather—to create a quilt block de-
sign that will be submitted to TDA. A pan-
el of judges will select the winning entries,
which will be pieced together into a quilt and
unveiled n TDA's Food and Fiber Pavilion at
the 2008 State Fair of Texas in September.
The quilt will become part of TDA's quilt col-
lection and traveling natural fiber exhibition.
To help defray the cost of the packets, postage
and travel and display of the quilt, a $12 dona-
tion for each participant packet is requested.
Only a handful of material packets remain,
so request yours today. The deadline for sub-
mitting a quilt block is June 5. The packets
contain the natural fiber fabrics to be used in
the design along with tips and techniques for
developing the block and more information
about the contest theme. To participate in the
2008 quilt block competition, call (877)99GO-
TEX or download a participant form by vis-
iting the Tips and More page at thi website: #16
River Valley
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Gift Shop
We've recently gotten some new books in
that should be good reads. Check them out in
our gift shop. The Courthouses of Texas, by
Mavis P. Kelsey Sr. and Donald H. Dyal. This
book should grab the attention of those who
like historical buildings and architecture.
The Texas Historical Commission's Historic
Courthouse Preservation Program is high-
lighted in this book and photographs of some
of the state's renovated courthouses are also
included. The Harvey Girls; Women Who
Opened the West, by Lesley Poling-Kempes.
This should be a really good read for those in-
terested n the Railroad, Fred Harvey's Har-
vey Houses and Harvey Girls. Canadian had
a Harvey House thus several Harvey Girls
ncluded the late Elizabeth Hazelwood, Alice
Garnas, and Rachel Kelly. Tascosa; Its Life
and Gaudy Times, by Frederick Nolan. This
books highlights the lawlessness of the Tas-
cosa area. If you like to read about outlaws,
this book is full of shady characters trying to
escape their dark pasts. Canadian Pioneers
such as Sheriff Tom McGee, the leader of the
Cowboy Str ike Tom Harris along with Texas
Ranger and Wheeler County Sheriff G.W.
Cap Arrington are described in this book full
of history.
Mother/Daughter Luncheon
Don't forget to mark your calendars for
our 2nd Annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon.
It should be a lot of fun with Texas Romance
author Jodi Thomas giving the program. Call
323-6549 for reservations. Seating is limited.
High School Art Show
Last week Ms. Weinmeister and Leo fin-
ished hanging all the art for the High School
Art Show. The art really looks great. The kids
did a wonderful job. We invite you to stop by
to view their works. A reception for the High
School Art Exhibit will be held Sunday, April
27th from 2 to 4 p.m. This reception will be
held here in the museum galley room and will
be sponsored by the Sagebrush Painters.
Please join us for refreshments.
2DDB Calendars
Stop by the Museum today to pick up your
$10 copy while supplies are still available.
For the Kids
Watercolor Class by Polly Tubb: June
17-20th; Summer Day Camp: June 24-27th
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m, closed
12-1 p.m.; Saturdays:l-3 p.m.
Contact Info
Phone (806)323-6548; Fax: (806)323-8993;
e-mail:, website:

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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. ( accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Hemphill County Library.