The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 123, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 2013 Page: 35 of 40
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THE CANADIAN RECORD
THURSDAY 28 MARCH ZC13
Agriculture movement reunion to
record farmers’ stories for history
Many in the agricultural community re-
member the American Agriculture Move-
ment of the late 1970s, including the dramatic
tractorcade to Washington, D.C. The individu-
als that created and executed this grassroots
lobbying movement came from communities
all across the nation. The American Museum
of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, is hosting a
reunion of AAM participants and their fami-
lies June 12-13, 2013 to capture their stories
for future generations. It’s an amazing piece of
agricultural and American democracy history,
and the story should be preserved.
The reunion, which is a partnership of the
museum and the Southwest Collection at Tex-
as Tech and numerous volunteers, will allow
participants to reminisce while their memories
are preserved on film and audio recordings.
The event began with an idea by Davon
Cook, daughter of AAM member Dan Taylor
from Ropesville. Cook explains, “Many people
from my community were very active in AAM.
I vaguely remember the events as a child but
more recently, I used to sit around the cotton
gin office listening to them tell the fascinat-
ing stories of their experiences. I kept think-
ing someone should be recording this. Unfor-
tunately, several of those folks have already
passed on, but I want to make sure we capture
it now before it’s too late.”
The video and audio memories are intended
to be used for several purposes in the future.
First, the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech
is an archive that preserves history for future
historical research. Andy Wilkinson of the
Southwest Collection has already interviewed
some AAM participants.
Second, the American Museum of Agricul-
ture hopes to build an exhibit on AAM in the
coming years. They have already gathered
some artifacts from West Texas participants in
the movement. According to Museum Director
Lacee Hoelting, “No museum is complete with-
out an exhibit that highlights the spirit of the
American farmer, and AM A is excited to tell the
story of the American Agriculture Movement.”
And finally, Davon Cook would like to even-
tually end up with a DVD of some of the footage
for families to enjoy. “My dream would be to
attract a documentary producer to this story.
That may be shooting high. But at the very
least I want to make sure our families end up
with something to tell the stories to our kids.”
Ifyou (ora family member) were involved in the
American Agriculture Movement, you are invited!
Taylor says, “This only works if people show up!
We want it to be a fun time to see old friends and
tell stories. We’ll have some suggestions for key
events during 1977-1979 to cover, but the content
will be largely driven by who is there.”
This reunion is targeted at participants
from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado,
and Kansas, but folks are welcome from other
states also. Cook explains, “We’re publicizing
in the area close to Lubbock, but we’re also in
touch with some members in other states, and
we’d love for anyone else to come.” Cook also
stresses that participants in any AAM events,
even if they did not participate in the D.C. trac-
torcade, are encouraged to attend.
The event will start the morning of June
12 at the National Ranching Heritage Center
in Lubbock, with a social that evening at the
American Museum of Agriculture. The second
day, June 13, will be held at Dan Taylor’s farm
east of Ropesville. There will be a $ 40 registra-
tion cost solely to cover meals for the two days.
More detailed information is available at www.
agriculturehistory.org/aam or by contacting
Davon Cook at email@example.com or
970-344-7238. Organizers strongly encourage
pre-registration. “We don’t know whether to
expect 30 or 100, so please register by using
the website or phone,” Cook requests.
COWPOKES By Ace Reid
‘Yep, after lookin’ at this, I guess all we get outta
livin’ is life.”
CANADIAN FEEDYARDS, INC.
RRC adapts new recycling rules to enhance water conservation
AUSTIN—The Railroad Commission on Tuesday adopted new rules to encourage Tex-
as operators to continue their efforts at conserving water used in the hydraulic fractur-
ing process for oil and gas wells, even though hydraulic fracturing and total mining use
accounts for less than 1 percent of statewide water use, with irrigation, municipalities
and manufacturing making up state’s top three water consumers. Major changes ad-
opted to the Commission’s water recycling rules include eliminating the need for a Com-
mission recycling permit if operators are recycling fluid on their own leases or transfer-
ring their fluids to another operator’s lease for recycling. The changes adopted by the
Commission also clearly identify recycling permit application requirements and reflect
existing standard field conditions for recycling permits. The rule amendment also es-
tablishes five categories of commercial recycling permits to reflect industry practices in
the field: • On-lease commercial solid oil and gas waste recycling; • Off-lease or central-
ized commercial solid oil and gas waste recycling; ‘Stationary commercial solid oil and
gas waste recycling; • Off-lease commercial recycling of fluid; and • Stationary commer-
cial recycling of fluid. The changes to the rules also establish a tiered approach for the
reuse of treated fluid, including both authorized reuse of treated fluids in oil and gas op-
erations and provisions for reusing the fluid for other non-oilfield related uses. To learn
more about the new RRC rules, go online to www.rrc.state.tx.us. #13
AgriLife Extension to host wildfire safety program April 9 in Canyon
CANYON—With recent high winds and drought conditions, it’s imperative that land
owners and homeowners alike be knowledgeable of precautions and proper actions to
take in case of a wildfire outbreak, according to J.D. Ragland, Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension Service agent in Randall County. The AgriLife Extension office in Randall
County will be providing an educational program to address safety tips and action plans
necessary for family and property in the event a wildfire occurs. The program will be at
7:30 pm on April 9 at the Agri Life Extension office for Randall County, located at 200 N.
Brown Road in Canyon and is open to anyone interested. Program presenters will in-
clude Ragland as well as representatives from Texas A&M Forest Service. The cost will
be $10 per participant. This program will be held in conjunction with the annual Randall
County Noxious Weed District Meeting. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP
by April 5 to the AgriLife Extension office at 806.468.5543. #11
1 grass to tend
5 NFL Hall of Fame
6 all the judges of a
TX Ct. of Appeals:
7 TXism: “up _
8 TXism: “active as a
fox in a ___ house”
9 courses of travel
15 Comanche’s historic
16 in east Hildalgo Co.
19 TXism: "if__
21 medical pictures
22 TX film stunt pilot,
28 NE Fort Worth
30 TXism:“gota _
_ big as Texas”
32 TXism: "he’s _
36 this Clay was only
for death of JFK
37 infielder Caminiti
who played for
Astros & Rangers
38 "Old Yeller” actress
39 soft in the noggin?
41 original call letters
for Houston’s CW
TV station, KIAH
45 this Warren headed
46 Jason Witten pos.
47 Huntsville newspaper
48 gun rights gr. (abbr.)
49 South American
52 stuck in mud
53 Ivanhoe, TX named for
_ Walter Scott novel
54 Valley lake: El _
by Charley & Guy Orbison
Copyright 2013 by Orbison Bros.
started in Dallas:^
1 high tennis shot
2 cry of discovery
3 in Runnels Co.
4 TX baseball glove
8 one who chops
9 Fort Worth facility:
10 TXism: "drawing a
bead _ it”
11 Austin university
13 TX Heisman
14 bed board
15 TX country singer
16 TX Katherine
on “Who's the Boss?"
17 TX actor in the
“Mighty Ducks" films
18 this Marie was “a
little bit country”
20 TXism:''_ a
bull give milk?” (no)
22 TX soft drink (abbr.)
23 founder of giant
TX Belo media
24 Dallas sportscaster
25 TXism: “sharp as
34 TX’s “lone star"
has __ points
36 TXism: “let _
37 Dallas public TV &
40 Maureen O'
film: “Rio Grande”
26 former Ranger 43 bomb type
knuckleball pitcher, 44 this TX Lawson won
Charlie (1980-90) “Nashville Star"
28 this Lukas starred program in 2008
with TX Martin in 50 country singer,
“Leap of Faith" Haggard
31 sound of a boot 51 Darin of TX-filmed
hitting the floor “State Fair” (init.)
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