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Beilue: From building WWII bombs to crocheting hats, it’s all in a day’s work
amarillo.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:30:26 +0000

The hands that once helped assemble 250-pound bombs at Pantex Plant during World War II do something all together different 70 years later.

The hands that pulled cotton, drove a tractor, drove a grain truck and then put a meal on the table as a farmer’s wife are still busy.

Mildred Snider turned 96 Saturday, and it’s not so much the birthday gifts she might receive, but the gifts she’s about to give. It’s taken her hands about a year to finish, but these things take time.

“I just enjoy helping other people,” she said, “doing things for other people.”

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Texas officials: 1 killed, 7 hurt in cheerleader bus crash
star-telegram.com / Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:07:02 CST
A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when a semitrailer crashed into a bus carrying a group of West Texas high school cheerleaders, authorities said Saturday. The … Click to Continue »


Heartfelt and handmade: Find unique gifts crafted right here
amarillo.com / Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:30:36 +0000

The Texas Panhandle doesn’t suffer from a dearth of locally produced items. As substantial as Black Friday savings may have been, some of the best holiday gifts come from next door.

From custom cowboy boots to doggie bow ties to historic automobiles, this gift guide has items for every adult and every budget. You’ll find oddities too bizarre to mass-produce and personalized items for the family member who likes things to be just right.

Buying local gifts keeps money flowing into neighbors’ pockets and shows far-off family members what they’re missing.

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