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501

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The Womans Department Club, once a vital civic club, organized in 1902
and the building was built
in 1928. It features a ballroom with a stage and once
hosted USO dances and a
multitude of local events.
Many older Childress
residents have an interest
in the building because it
played an important part in
their youth.
The building was in need
of repair when Bishop purchased it with the vision of
the new winery in mind.
I tried to do minimal
work to the building structurally to keep the original integrity, Bishop said.
When you come in, youll
know its a family vineyard.
Other items the winery
features include pieces from
local artists, cheeses from
Paula Lamberts Mozzarella Company in Dallas, Cliff
Johnsons artisan breads and
tasteful gifts.
The 501 Winery, which
has a full kitchen, will be
hosting its first major
event, Uncorked, on June
13. The event, sponsored
by the Childress Womens
League, is a fund raiser for
the club and will feature the
music of Jacob Novak.
Hours of operation for
The 501 Winery are Tuesday-Friday from 10:30
a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday
from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. It
is closed Sunday and Monday.
Events can be booked by
calling 940-937-8155 during regular hours.

DODSON
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Carrier List
Childress - Alvin
(940) 475-1465

Hollis - Jonathan
(580) 381-0598

Memphis - Tamara
(806) 206-9529

Wellington - Jeff
(940) 585-1143

HMS

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marketplace. The trust provides funds for equipment,
infrastructure, leadership
and professional development to implement and

advance integration of
technology into classroom
instruction.
OETT
grants
help
schools acquire the newest educational technologies, like tablets, interactive
whiteboards and laptops,
as well as train educators
on how to operate and integrate these technologies
into classroom learning.
Each of this years grantee
schools will receive $40,000
to purchase new technology
equipment and $25,000 for
professional teacher development training.
The 22 schools receiving
grants are: Adas Washington Grade Center, Amber Pocasset Elementary
School, Bartlesvilles Central Middle School, Bethany High School, Central
High Elementary School,
Clintons Nance Elementary School, Deer Creek
High School, Dewey Elementary School, Edmonds
Westfield
Elementary
School, Fort Towson High
School, Greenville Elementary School, Haworth Jr.
High School, Hollis Middle School, Hydro-Eakly
Middle School, McAlesters
Edmond Doyle Elementary School, McAlesters
Will Rogers Elementary
School, Moores Fisher Elementary School, Morrison
Elementary School, Oklahoma Citys Santa Fe South
Charter School, Stratford
Elementary School, Union
City High School and Yukons Independence Elementary School.
OETT is creating longterm change for the benefit
of Oklahomas students,
said Dr. Phil Berkenbile,
OETT Board of Trustees
chair. A total of 229 Oklahoma schools have received
OETT grants since they
were first awarded in 2003,
and OETT grants have impacted technology in the
classrooms of more than
92,000 students. Additionally, more than 8,350 teachers, principals, superintendents and administrators
have received professional
development training to assist students with the new
technology. These educators have been trained on
the best practices of highachieving schools and integrating technology into
classroom curriculum.
OETT was established
in 2001 as a result of an
agreement between thenattorney general Drew Edmondson and AT&T Oklahoma during the companys
transition to a modern form
of regulation. As part of the
agreement, AT&T contributed $30 million to OETT.
The trust has distributed almost $17.5 million to date.
The Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust
continues to provide cutting edge technology and
engaging learning opportunities for students in our
state, said Steve Hahn,
AT&T Oklahoma president. AT&T is proud to
partner with OETT in this
endeavor to serve schools,
teachers and kids.
OETT is administered by
Communities Foundation of
Oklahoma and professional
development is coordinated
through the University of
Oklahomas K20 Center.
For additional information,
visit www.oett.org.

Anti-predator
bill signed
Special to The Sun

AUSTIN Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill


344 (Huffman, R-Houston; Dale, R-Cedar Park) to take effect
September 1, 2015. SB 344 makes online solicitation of a minor
a punishable offense. Governor Abbott issued the following statement upon signing the bill:
It is regrettable that this bill is necessary. In 2013, the Court
of Criminal Appeals barred the State from prosecuting a public
school choir teacher named John Christopher Lo for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old former student. In doing
so, the Court inexplicably held that the First Amendment protects
Los sexually explicit communications to a minor. The Court of
Criminal Appeals was wrong on the law, and its decision has dangerous consequences for Texas children. Under our current court
system, however, this bill is all that the Court of Criminal Appeals
ruling enables the Legislature to do to protect our children from
dangerous predators. This law will, however, provide law enforcement and prosecutors more tools to combat online predators.

Childress makes
list of Best Public
Schools in Texas
By Ginger Wilson
The Red River Sun

CHILDRESS When the 2015 Niche Rankings of the towns


with the best public schools in Texas were released last week, Childress found themselves at number 29 on the list.
According to Niche, the rankings come from an overall assessment of the public education available at the town level. This takes
into account the grades of all the public school of the district(s)
that serve the area and weights each schools score by the number
of students the schools serves.
A research site, Niche blends community reviews with hard data
to help people explore what a place is really like. There were 3,964
towns who met the required qualifications, but only 2,550 were
ranked.
Borger was the only other Panhandle town to make the top 100,
coming in at number 58.
CISD Superintendent Rick Teran released a statement about
the ranking saying, Being recognized by the report is absolutely
awesome!Our being ranked 29th against all schools in the state
of Texas shows that our staff, community, and businesses have a
vested interest in our students success. He continued to say, We
have a school board who demands excellence and gives us the tools
to accomplish our goals. Our teachers have risen to the rigorous
demands of the current curriculum, and our students are working
hard to meet the challenge. Our instructional staff is one of the
best in the state. Ensuring that our students are prepared to be successful has been a priority as we have tweaked and adjusted the way
we teach and structure the curriculum, and now we are realizing
the rewards of all of our hard work.
Teran ended saying, Its exciting to begin the reap the harvest.
We alsorecently received state accountability scores which reiterate
the strength of our educational system.From extra-curriculasto
academics, Bobcatpride is alive and well!We continue to excel in
all areas, and I am humbled and proud to be a part of it. Itsdefinitely worth celebrating!
Other noteworthy news for Childress ISD, in a survey done by
third party My College Options, the 2015 seniors showed the following information:
Other noteworthy news: 36.4% of the seniors plan to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (Stem) career vs 31.2%
nationally and
51.2% will be first in their families to attend college. Of the seniors, 84.1 plan to attend a four year institution.

Corn: Summers
Sweet Gift
Yesterday, my sister gave me half
of the bag of fresh, sweet corn shed
purchased at the market. Corn is best
eaten as soon as possible after harvesting, as its sugar converts to starch.
To show my thanks, I husked all of
the corn. I decided Id use my share
in a variety of different ways: roasted
on the cob, as
creamed corn
and shelled
in
recipes
like my Zesty
Chicken With
Fresh Corn,
Baby Spinach
and Fettucine.
Corn
was
grown
by
N a t i v e
Americans
long before
the arrival of
Christopher
Columbus.
Over
thousands of years,
Native Americans used special cultivation methods to transform maize
into the domesticated plant and the
wide varieties of corn that we eat
today.
Sweet corn is sold by color, not variety. Our colors are white, yellow and
bi-color (white and yellow mixed).
Sweet corn has been bred to have
higher levels of natural sugars, one of
the reasons it is so popular.
Sweet corn is one of the few vegetables that is a good source of the kind
of slowly digested carbohydrate that
gives you long-lasting energy. It also
is an excellent source of dietary fiber,
and it contains vitamin C, along with

niacin and folate (two of the B group


vitamins). Its also a good source of
potassium, and can help balance the
bodys fluids if you eat salty foods.
Here are a few tips for selecting an
ear of corn:
Cobs should be fully filled, i.e.
covered in corn kernels
Kernels should be bright, plump
and show no signs of wrinkling
The leaves of the husk should be
intact, fresh, green and not spotted or
damaged
Cobs should be free of disease and
insects
Sweet corn should be free of any
foul odors.
Store corn in the husk in the vegetable crisper or in a plastic bag in the
refrigerator. Corn is best eaten within
one day of purchase, which is a good
excuse for eating one of summers
sweet gifts right away!

ZESTY CHICKEN WITH


PASTA AND FRESH CORN
12
3
4
2
1
1
1 1/2
1 1/2
4
4
1/4

ounces fettuccine (3/4 box)


tablespoons olive oil
boneless, skinless chicken
breasts (6 ounces each)
teaspoons ground cumin
teaspoon sweet paprika
teaspoon ground sage
teaspoons salt
teaspoons black pepper
green onions (white and
green parts, roots discarded),
cut into 1/4 inch pieces
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2
1/2
1

tablespoon flour
cup chicken broth
cup corn kernels (from 1 to 2
ears, or frozen)
cup half-and-half cream
cup grated Parmesan cheese
(1 ounce)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups baby spinach (1 1/2
ounces)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1. Cook pasta according to package
directions. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of
the oil in a large skillet over medium
heat. Season chicken on both sides
with cumin, paprika, sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
3. Cook chicken until golden brown
and cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes
per side. Transfer chicken to plate,
cover loosely to keep warm and set
aside.
4. Meanwhile, add remaining tablespoon of oil to pan. Add green onions,
garlic, red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook,
stirring occasionally, until garlic is
tender, 1 to 3 minutes. Add flour
and stir for 1 minute. Add chicken
broth and turn heat to high; stir until
well-combined and liquid thickens
slightly.
5. Turn heat down to low, and add
the corn. Simmer until corn is tender,
2 to 3 minutes. Stir in half and half.
6. Add pasta and 1/4 cup of the
Parmesan cheese, the nutmeg and
remaining 1/2 teaspoon each salt and
pepper, and toss to combine. Fold
in spinach. Top each serving with a
chicken breast. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Serve with
lemon wedges. Serves 4.
***
Angela Shelf Medearis is an
award-winning childrens author,
culinary historian and the author
of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic
Cookbook. Her website is www.
divapro.com. To see how-to videos,
recipes and much, much more, Like
Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen
Diva! on Facebook. Recipes may not
be reprinted without permission from
Angela Shelf Medearis.
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son Public Schools when


his family moved there in
1949. We had about four
filling stations here at one
time, and three grocery
stores, two cafes. We used
to have a big livestock auction years ago, and shipped
those cattle on boxcars on
the railroad.
Many were sad to see the
remnants of their beloved
community.
It just makes you sad to
see how its gone down. Every 160 acres had a family,
said Joyce Scott, who now
resides in Amarillo, Texas,
with her husband, Otis
Scott, also a Dodson graduate.
At 12 p.m., the participants sat down to a dinner
prepared by Leslie Ewing
and her children, Gunnar
and Kailee Ewing Lennox.
The family volunteered to
prepare the meal as Leslie was raised in Dodson,
but attended Wellington
Schools. Ewings parents,
Lynvel and Lameda Black,
graduated from Dodson
Schools.
Everybody in the room
was here when I was little,
so I remember them. We
used to go trick or treating,
we had parades, and there
were three or four churches
in town, and grocery stores,
she said. Its home.
Once dinner was finished
the students and alumni
participated in a special
memorial service. Bill Owens, Post commander of
the Wellington VFW Post
6439, recognized Dodson
residents who died during
WWII. It was 70 years ago
in 1945 that the war ended.
Service members recognized were Paul Birchfield,
Kenneth Farris, Walter
Hill, Elba Hunt, Truman
Lewis, Morgan Painter,
Harold Scott and Melvin
Thomason.
Family members present
also were honored.
Owens also recognized the
last living Dodson WWII
veterans, who were Calvin
Argo, Herschel Lewis, Otis
Scott, Bill Hatch, Arthur
Kane and Bob Copeland.
A lot of people today
have no idea what WWII
was all about, Owens said.
We recognized the veterans because its the 70th anniversary of the end of the
war, because were free.
Otis Scott was humbled
by the recognition.
I appreciate them, it was
nice. They put in a lot of
work, I thought it was real
nice of them to do that, he
said. Not only the veterans,
but everybody back then
was dedicated to winning
the war, at home or in the
service.
Once the memorial service finished, it was time
to say goodbye for another
year, and the ex-students
waded through the puddles
and streams along the main
street, the end of yet another Ex-Students Reunion
and a reminder of what
made Dodson such a special place.
I loved it. It makes you
miss all those that arent
here anymore, because there
are an awful lot gone, Joyce
Scott said.

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1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or


New Testament or neither?
2. What just and devout man held
the baby Jesus when Mary and Joseph
presented Him at the temple? Cyrenius, Ham, Simeon, Zara
3. Which of these books comes
before the other three in the Old Testament (KJV)? Nahum, Ecclesiastes,
Lamentations, Daniel
4. What sign sealed Gods promise
not to destroy the earth ever again by
a flood? Solar eclipse, Rainbow, Full
moon, Ocean wave
5. From Proverbs 29, what does the
fear of man bring? A snare, Redemption, Love of life, Death
6. Whose daughter found the infant
Moses in the river? David, Pharaoh,
Solomon, Timothy
ANSWERS: 1) New; 2) Simeon; 3)
Ecclesiastes; 4) Rainbow; 5) A snare;
6) Pharaoh
Comments? More Trivia? Visit
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May 25, 2015

Dodson Public Schools


have long been demolished,
leaving only a vivid memory in the minds of those
who attended. Only the
gym is left standing, constructed in 1954, the first
year the school had a basketball team. But the team
wouldnt last long, as the
final graduates of Dodson
High School received their
diplomas in 1969, consolidating with Wellington Independent School District
the following school year.
Dodson Elementary School
closed in 1972.
But they were already
holding reunions in 1957,
12 years before the school
closed, organized by the
Dodson Ex-Students Association. The organizers historically held the reunion
on Easter Weekend, but
eventually moved it to Memorial Day Weekend to offer former students an easier
opportunity to attend.
We have one every year
on Memorial Day Weekend so everybody will have
their weekend off to come,
Black said.
Alumni began meeting
at the reunion after 9 a.m.,
and took time to catch up
on what had happened in
their lives. One topic of
conversation was how much
Dodson had changed, as it
was once a bustling community at the edge of the
Texas Panhandle, featuring
many types of businesses
and community events.
We had a lot of people
living out here. These buildings out here were full, said
DeWayne Gollihare, Hollis,
who began attending Dod-