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Today in history, Saturday, Oct. 25
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:34 +0000

■ On Oct. 25, 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was broadcast live on radio and television; during the session, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, just returned from Europe, reported on agreements signed in Paris on the future of West Germany. (To date, it’s the only presidential Cabinet meeting to be carried on radio and TV.)

■ In 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

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Calendar for Saturday Oct. 25, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:17:11 +0000

Entertainment

The Foxfire Experiment: 5 p.m. Amarillo Hut, 4201 Bushland Blvd. No cover. 806-576-3400.

Live music: 7 p.m. The Big Texan Steak Ranch Beer Garden, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000.

Kickshikers Band: 7 p.m VFW Post 1475, 1401 W. Eighth Ave. Cover. 806-373-3521.

Jon Brooks: 7:30 p.m. Part of High Plains Public Radio’s Living Room Concerts series. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested $10 donation. music@hppr.org.

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Word of the day for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:16:53 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

somber

■ som.ber

■ säm bər

Definition: (adj) very sad and serious

Example: “There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.”

— Cyril Connolly


Van de Putte plans Panhandle push
amarillo.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:47:57 +0000

AUSTIN — Don’t write off the Democratic ticket just yet. Although the most recent poll released Thursday shows Democrats Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio trailing their respective Republican rivals for governor and lieutenant governor, the two state senators continue running aggressive campaigns.

Van de Putte is on a 13-day statewide bus tour that includes a Lubbock rally on Sunday evening and two additional stops in the area on Monday, first a morning rally in Amarillo at 10 a.m. and then a 5:30 p.m. stop in Wichita Falls.

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Meeting about foster care, adoptions set
amarillo.com / Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:56:20 +0000

Buckner Children and Family Services is offering a look at the options surrounding foster care and adoptions.

It will host an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Buckner office at 1422 S. Tyler St., Suite 100.

“We ask that people RSVP, but it’s not required,” said Jorie Morrison, foster and adoptive home recruiter. “We have these on the first Monday every month.”

For information or to RSVP, contact Katie Groninger at 806-373-1474 or kgroninger@buckner.org.

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