The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1996 Page: 3 of 24
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THURSDAY I FEBRUARY 1996
List events in this
calendar by calling the
• Canadian Girl Scout Service Unit.
Call Shannon Meadows, 323-5426.
• Panhandle Transit, rural transpor-
tation service. Call collect, 24
hours in advance of need, 862-
• National Phone line to report Child
Abuse: I -800-4-A-Child (or 1-800-
• Drivers License testing, County
Courthouse every Wednesday,
2nd and 5th Tuesdays, 9-12, 1-4,
• Alcoholics Anonymous, Monday
nights, Courthouse basement, 8
p.m. Call 323-8033, 323-8221 or
323-8500. Al-Anon Thursday
nights 8 p.m. Courthouse base-
• Planned Parenthood, 419 Main,
12:30-5:30, weekdays except
• Tralee Crisis Center for Women,
call toll-free 1-800-658-2796,
• Sharing is Caring food pantry and
clothes closet. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1
p.m., 1st and Elsie. Donations
through local churches or directly.
• National Adoption Network, call
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, February I
• Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:00 p.m.,
• Solo and Ensemble Recital, Band
Hall, Begins 7.00 p.m.
Friday, February 2
• Lions Club, 12 Noon, Fire Hall
• Wildcat Varsity and JV Basketball
against Memphis, Begins 5:00
Saturday, February 3
• UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest,
West Texas A&M University -Can-
Sunday, February 4
• First Baptist Church, Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Morning Wor-
ship, I I a.m. Training Union, 6
p.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
• Central Baptist Church Sunday
School 10 a.m., Morning Worship
I I a.m., Evening Worship 6 p.m.
• Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Sunday Mass, I I a.m., CCD
Classes 10 a.m.
• Believers Covenant Sunday Wor-
ship, 10:30 a.m.
• First United Methodist Church,
Early Worship Service 8:30 a.m.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning
Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Wor-
ship 6:30 p.m.
• Assembly of God Christian Educa-
tion 10 a.m., Evening Worship,
• Pentecostal Church, Sunday
School, 10 a.m., Morning Worship
11 a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
• First Christian Church, Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Morning Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6
• First Presbyterian Church Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service
• Church of Christ, Sunday Bible
Class 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship
10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Class, 7
• Cornerstone Church Outreach,
WCTU Building (downstairs), 6
Monday, February 5
• Alcoholics Anonymous, Court-
house Basement, 8:00 p.m.
• Al-Anon, 8:00 p.m., Courthouse
• Al-Ateen, 8:00 p.m., Courthouse
• 7th & 8th Girls Basketball at Wel-
lington, 5:00 p.m.
• 7th & 8th Boys Basketball Against
Wellington, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6
• Town & Country Extension Club,
9:30 a.m., First Methodist Church
• Rotary Club, 12 Noon, WCTU
• Varsity and JV Basketball against
Panhandle, Begins 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7
• Drivers License Exam, 9:00 - 4:00,
• Panhandle Area Transit, 10.00 -
3:00, Contact Countyjudge for de-
• Sagebrush Painters, 10:00 a.m.,
Please call the Chamber
with your new meeting
schedules or special
events. Phone 323-6234.
Don’t forget to say “Thankyou”
to the businesses and individuals
who supported you at the
Hemphill County Junior Livestock Show & Sale.
To place a thankyou ad in The Canadian
Record, call 323-6461 by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Ads range in cost from $!2.00-$30.00 depending on number of words.
By Jim Hudson in The Perryton Herald
WEARS AGO I WAS INVOLVED in the Houston
| Livestock Show and Rodeo. Each year I either
helped put the event on or participated in the World
Championship Barbecue Cook-Off the week before
I was always amazed to see bankers, accountants,
lawyers, politicians and other citizens decked out in
western w’ear for the event. Though cow'boy hats and
boots are a common sight in our part of Texas, they
are a rare commodity in dowTitowm Houston.
One habit I have picked up over the years is
reading the local newspaper whenever I am out of
towm. The Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning
News had an interesting article to guide those who
are new7 to western apparel. It seems that some of the
attendees to local fat stock show’s were new to the
entire business and needed a little direction.
Most of the stuff I already knew. That you w’ere
supposed to wear a hat square on your head, not
cocked back. To adjust the hat, use the crowm, not the
Never lay a hat down on its brim. Instead, hang it
on a hat rack or balance it on its crown.
The writer even had the good sense to tell his
readers that most cow'boys are fairly fond of their
hats. Knocking a hat off the wearer’s head is just
grounds for fisticuffs at most honky tonks.
What fascinated me was the list of superstitions
followed by some rodeo cow'boys. It seems that they
have an aversion to the color yellow’.
The article related a tale about a bronc rider w’ho
withdrew from competition because he found a yel-
low7 string hanging from his pocket. Another story
w’as about a bull rider w’ho postponed his wedding
because the bride came to the altar in a yellow dress.
Anecdotes w’ere related about how' rodeo cowboys
become attached to a certain piece of clothing as their
talisman. One bull rider w'ore the same shirt for three
years until it was destroyed in a truck accident.
Another rodeo superstition new to me w’as about
peanuts. The rodeo professionals will break into a
cold sweat if they find out that someone has been
eating peanuts in front of the riding chutes.
There was also a caution to rodeo announcers. The
professional rodeo crowd has a firm belief that if the
announcer uses the w'ord “champion” anywhere in
the introduction of a rider, he will be bucked off.
I can understand how a person w’ho is about to sit
on a ton or so of bucking animal might want to believe
in a few superstitions for added luck. But, it is beyond
me how the bucking stock can share the same beliefs
and keep up their end of the bargain.
Horses and bulls are just not that smart.
Monday morning blessings
From the column “Deb’s Well In The Eagle Press”
Is I RAISE MY GARAGE DOOR this morning,
BBthe dawn greets me with a technicolor sky. There
is no frost on the ground, I notice, but puddles left
over from watering my flow’ers yesterday are frozen
over and bear Jack Frost’s signature imprint — ice
crystals in fanciful designs.
I stop at my neighbor's house to pick up an item
and look back at my home while I wait for her to come
to the door. The windows are dark in my home, the
house is asleep.
Standing guard at the rear of the house is the
cottonwood tree in full autumn glory. The only tree
in our neighborhood, my neighbor pointed out ear-
lier, dressed out in fall colors. I hadn’t noticed. Now
that I am aw’are of it, I take pride in it. Other trees
are hanging on to summer, the cottonwood leans into
Whether I face east, into the dawn, or whether I
face w’est, toward my home, I am impressed by a
huge ball of gold; one guarding my home, the other
guarding the earth, and each full of a glory all its own.
Here’s what’s next.
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Ezzell, Nancy & Brown, Laurie Ezzell. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 106, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1996, newspaper, February 1, 1996; Canadian, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth737305/m1/3/: accessed July 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.