The Stonewall Courier (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Page: 1 of 6
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HOME OF DANICE COCHRAN
THURSDAY, MAY 1,2014
Special to The Courier
Stonewall County and all nearby counties were
designated natural disaster areas on April 23, 2014,
making all qualified farm operators in the designated
areas eligible for low interest emergency (EM) loans
from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provided
eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible
counties have eight months from the date of the
declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their
actual losses. FSA will consider each loan application on
its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses,
security available and repayment ability. FSA has a
variety of programs, in addition to the EM loan program,
to help eligible farmers recover from adversity.
Additional programs available to assist farmers and
ranchers include the Emergency Conservation Program,
The Fivestock Forage Disaster Program (FFP), the
Fivestock Indemnity Program (FIP), the Emergency
Assistance for Fivestock, Honeybees, and Farm-
Raised Fish Program (EFAP), and the Tree Assistance
Program (TAP). Interested farmers may contact their
local USDA Service Centers for further information on
eligibility requirements and application procedures for
these and other programs.
Additional information is also available online
after 30 years
Linda Bradley/Stonewall County Courier
Stonewall Memorial Hospital Administrator Andy Kolb is
shown speaking about Danice Cochran, right.
By Linda Bradley
The Stonewall Courier
The Stonewall Memorial Hospital honored Danice
Cochran at a retirement party at Central Baptist Church
Cochran cooked daily meals for the hospital for 30
A large crowd of friends enjoyed a catered meal by
Shug’s Shack and several spoke to them about how
Cochran had been more than the cook by helping with
many other duties and always providing help when
Survival games slated
for Copper Breaks
For Stonewall County Courier
QUANAH — You may have watched “Survivor,” or
“The Hunger Games,” but can you survive the Copper
Breaks? You can take that challenge on Saturday, May
10, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Participants may compete individually or as a group
in a series of games which will challenge the mind and
body. Among the challenges, survivors will have to make
their own fishing rig and catch a fish, build a shelter,
navigate a trail, and hit a target with a throwing stick.
After the games, you can join in the Meet the
Fonghorns program at 2 p.m. and then you can relax
and take in the beauty of the breaks which you just
conquered or which just conquered you.
The Copper Breaks Survival Games and Meet the
Fonghorns are ongoing campsite programs offered to
park visitors free with regular park admission of $2 for
For more information on the Survival games, or other
park programs or facilities, contact the park daily during
business hours at 940-839-4331. Copper Breaks State
Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight
miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.
City employees have been busy cleaning property around town. The EDC, IDC and the City
of Aspermont are working together to clean property around town that has weeds, vacant
houses or any kind of debris. The project is a joint effort to clean up Aspermont to make it
more appealing to anyone interested in moving here or opening a business. Anyone wanting
to have their property cleaned by city employees, contact Martha Jones at the EDC/IDC office
at 620 S. Washington or call 940-989-3197
Gibson earns another
trip to Austin
By Geoff Baumgartner
The Stonewall Courier
SAN ANGEFO — Aspermont’s Fady
Hornet varsity track and field team
competed in the Regional Meet for
Region II last week and while several
teams were met with success, it was
Katie Gibson that will be advancing to
the State Meet, as she earned second
place in the shot put.
Head Coach Rebeka Bland was elated
that Katie Gibson would be moving on to
the State Meet, but sought to recognize
all of her athletes for their extended
efforts throughout the year.
“We had several girls in the final eight
in many events with the opportunity
to move on., said Bland. “Katie Gibson
will be going to state in the shot put for
her second year. We are super excited
for Katie and yet another opportunity
to compete at the State Track Meet.
She has spent countless hours working
toward this goal and we are all so excited
for her and the opportunity ahead of her.
She is very deserving of this honor. As
for all of the Fady Hornets, I could not
of asked for anything more. They gave
everything they had this weekend and
left if all on the track. They went to San
Angelo and competed extremely well.
We finished the season with several
personal bests and if it has to end, that is
how you want to do it.”
The UIF State Meet will be held in
Austin on May 9-10.
200 Meter Dash: Kasidy Polk, eighth
400 Meter Dash: Kasidy Polk, eight
1600 Meter Run: Idalis Marguia, 12th
100 Meter Hurdle: Emilea English,
4x100 Meter Relay: Polk, English,
Katarina Graham, and Shae Berry-
High Jump: Polk- fourth place,
English- sixth place.
Fong Jump: Shayla Hays-seventh
place, Polk-eighth place, English-11th
Triple Jump: Graham-12th place,
Shot Put: Katie Gibson, second place.
Discus: Amber Eason-14th place,
Events are listed free of charge
as a service by this newspaper for
nonprofit groups, civic organizations,
churches, schools and select
community events. Listings should
be submitted at least two weeks
in advance and will run as often
as possible through the date of
the event. News staff does not
guarantee placement of events.
Emailed submissions are preferred to
Men of Steel
All men and boys of Stonewall
County are invited to a free,
all-you-can-eat breakfast at
7:30 a.m. May 3rd at Swenson
Baptist Church. Men of Steel is a
ministry of the Stonewall County
Ministerial Alliance. Brother
Mickey Waggoner will bring God’s
Word for the Day.
Early Childhood & Pre-K
Aspermont Elementary has
scheduled Wednesday, May 7
from 1- 3 pm for Early Childhood/
Pre-K enrollment. Texas law
states that children who are 3
or 4 years of age on or before
September 1 may be eligible to
attend school based upon finance
and/or suspicion of physical,
mental or learning disabilities.
Any child who turns four years
old on or before September 1
is eligible to attend Pre-K at
Aspermont Elementary. If your
child has never been enrolled in
Aspermont Elementary School,
you will need to provide a copy
of your child’s Birth Certificate,
Social Security Card and current
Immunization Record. Please call
the elementary office if you have
any questions at 940-989-3323.
The Aspermont Chamber of
Commerce and FCCLA are having
their annual quilt show May 8
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
Community Center. For more
information, contact Stephania
Mullen at 940-989-3197 or Mary
Hagle at Aspermont High School.
The Old Glory Country Dance will
be from 7 to 10 p. m. May 8 at the
Old Glory Community Center. Live
band and refreshments. For more
information call Mittie Dunham
940-989-2966 or 989-2816.
Diabetic Support Group with
Jan Harris meets every second
Wednesday of the month in the
Aspermont library at 1:30 p.m.
For more information contact Jan
Harris at 940-989-3551 or Shirlene
Sikes at 940-988-4125.
SSC center rental
Stonewall Senior Citizen Center
is available for rent for any
occasion. Cost is $40 for half a
day, $70 for a full day, with a
refundable cleaning deposit of
$25. For information, call Linda
Shugart at the center, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Thursday, at
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Munday Nursing Center
sponsors a support group for
Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers,
family and friends at 12:30 p.m.
the second Tuesday of the month
in Fellowship Hall at Munday First
United Methodist Church. Bring a
sack lunch. Call Ronda Thompson
If you spot an error of fact,
contact the Stonewall Courier
office at 888-400-1083 or email
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Hodgin, Wayne. The Stonewall Courier (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 2014, newspaper, May 1, 2014; Childress, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth741340/m1/1/: accessed December 7, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.