Amarillo area Our Town briefs for the week of Sept. 25, 2022 – Amarillo Globe-News

A friend is trying to help family locate one of the dogs owned by a Florida woman, who died in a one-vehicle crash earlier this month near Childress. The dog was one of two pets in the vehicle at the time of the crash and is now missing.
“Today my friend got into a car accident in US 287, 8 miles northwest of Childress Texas and she did not survive, her dog which I gave to her was with her and ran out of the car…he is a male Beagle 1.5 Years old. Please if you know anything and can help me find him let me know, my friend was moving from Miami to Colorado, we are devastated and we want to find our dog, his name is Max and he has a red collar with his name and AKC Reunite ID, he also has a microchip,” a Facebook post reads at https://www.facebook.com/groups/229261740466652/permalink/5679159292143509/.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sept. 18, a Miami, Florida couple was heading northwest on US-287 in a 2004 Ford Expedition while towing a U-Haul trailer. The trailer began to fishtail causing the driver, 57-year-old, Gladys Roath, to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle and the trailer entered a skid and traveled into the center median causing both to roll over. The vehicle came to a rest upside down, while the trailer came to a rest on its side, still attached to the vehicle.
Gladys Roath was pronounced deceased at the scene. While the passenger, 58-year-old, Alan Roath of Miami, Florida, was taken to Childress Regional Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.
According to the post, they are willing to give a reward to whoever finds the missing dog. The post says the accident happened closer to County Road 2, just east of Dr. Carter’s place and closer to the Childress County Line 12 miles west.
As part of its annual “Save Me With a Seat” campaign, the Texas Department of Transportation is traveling across the state with an interactive digital truck to bring attention to the fact that 46% of all car seats are being misused as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To educate parents and caregivers about child car seat safety, TxDOT’s campaign coincides with National Child Passenger Safety Week, which occurred Sept. 18-24.
The local event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9 to 9:30 a.m. at TxDOT Amarillo District Headquarters, 5715 Canyon Dr., in the parking lot of the main building in Amarillo.
In 2021, 78 children younger than 8 years old died in traffic crashes in Texas, and 22 of those were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Among children ages 8-12 in 2021, 36 died in traffic crashes, with 13 of them unrestrained at the time of the crash.
To sign up for a car seat check, visit www.safemewithaseat.org
Young learners will be shocked as they explore how science isn’t scary on Oct. 7 and 10. They will send ghosts flying through the air, watch in awe as we make worms dance, and much more at this not-too-spooky day camp
The Discovery Center is now hosting day camps on AISD school holidays to provide educational and exciting child care as an extension of their highly successful Camp Discovery series. Spooktacular Day Camps will include amazing demos, epic experiments, explorer-approved creations to take home, hands-on learning with educators and more. Spots are limited and registration is now open at DHDC.org.
Cost ranges from $20 to $50, and pre-care and after-care options are available.
The first Saturday of each month the Texas Panhandle War Memorial hosts a one-hour lecture/seminar on topics related to military history. These lecture/seminars, which are free and open to the public, are held at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Center, 4111 S. Georgia, at 1:30 p.m.
Snacks are available to the attendees. The lecture/seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Mary E. Bivins Foundation.
The next lecture/seminar will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 presented by Darlene Smith, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She has a personal lineage of a patriot that fought in the Revolutionary War. The DAR commissioned the statue of the WWI Doughboy “Ready” that was recently moved from Elwood Park to the War Memorial. “Ready” has quite a history of his own that reflects the love of our veterans in Amarillo. Darlene will speak on the history of DAR and its purpose which involves the value of monuments and the educational value of a statue such as “Ready”.
Take advantage of the memorial’s new hours on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tour their military history museum, test your knowledge in our high-tech Education Center with five computer kiosks displaying information about 11 U. S. wars, and visit their outdoor displays including a Huey helicopter, supersonic jet fighter/bomber, a piece of the USS Arizona deck and superstructure, and our monuments to over 1,550 Panhandle residents who gave their lives in wars.
Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to tour the museum is free for veterans; adults are $5, children and students $2. For more information, call 806-350-8387, follow them on Facebook and/or visit their website, www.TexasPanhandleWarMemorial.com .
CANYON — Five West Texas A&M University faculty members will celebrate the recent publications of their books in a special event Sept. 27.
The Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities Book Release Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Shell, 1519 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Each author will read a short excerpt of their work at the event, which also will include drinks, appetizers and desserts. Books will be on sale, as well.
Featured books and authors include:
• Dr. Timothy Bowman, “You Will Never Be One of Us: A Teacher, A Texas Town and the Rural Roots of Radical Conservatism”;
• Dr. Ryan Brooks, “Liberalism and American Literature in the Clinton Era”;
• Dr. Kimberly Hieb, “Andreas Hofer: Ver Sacrum Seu Flores Music (Salzburg 1677), Parts 1 and 2”; and
• Roos and Dr. Amy Von Lintel, “Three Women Artists: Expanding Abstract Expressionism in the American West.”
Forthcoming books by other faculty members in the College will cover subjects as diverse as art stories of the Texas Panhandle, the Indianapolis Speedway and rock band Iron Maiden.
CANYON — West Texas A&M University Theatre are presenting a production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy celebrating the intense, awkward and adorably odd competitors of the titular bee.
The musical, by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre inside the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and non-WT students, and free for WT students, faculty and staff with a Buff Gold Card.
Peyton Hastings, a sophomore musical theatre major from Sundown, who Olive Ostrovsky, and Natalie Lawson, a senior theater performance major from Canyon, plays Marcy Park. In addition to Hastings and Lawson, cast members include Zachary Todd, a senior musical theatre major from Flower Mound, as Chip Tolentino; Noa Sorrell, a sophomore musical theatre major from Southlake, who plays Logianne Schwartzandgrubeniere; JP Lay, a freshman acting major from San Antonio, who plays Leaf Coneybear; RJ Flud, a senior musical theatre major from Midland, who plays William Barfée; Hunter Schineller, a senior musical theatre major from Tempe, Arizona, who plays Rona Lisa Perretti; Aidan Tsichlis, a senior musical theatre major from Plano, who plays Douglas Planch; and Michael Olinger, a senior musical theatre major from Pearland, who plays Mitch Mahoney.
Understudies are Abigail Martin, a junior musical theatre major from Amarillo; and Camila Gutierrez, a freshman musical theatre major from Palm Desert, California.
CANYON — Sacred 17th-century music by a Baroque composer is now accessible to the world, thanks to the research of a West Texas A&M University musicologist.
Dr. Kimberly Hieb, associate professor of music in WT’s School of Music in the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities, published two volumes of scores by Andreas Hofer, a church composer who worked in Salzburg, Austria, in the 1600s. “Andreas Hofer: Ver sacrum seu flores music,” which translates to “Sacred Spring or Musical Flowers,” celebrates a series of Catholic feasts.
This is the first modern musical edition of these compositions, which survive today only in centuries’ old partbooks — individual books of music for each instrument or voice, rather than being transcribed into one combined score, per modern tradition — in Salzburg and the picturesque Bavarian town Ottobeuren, Germany, Hieb said. Hieb, whose research was funded in part by a WTAMU Foundation faculty development grant, has traveled to Austria and Germany for several years to transcribe Hofer’s music from the original sources.
The books are available from publisher A-R Editions or on Amazon. WT’s Cornette Library has physical copies as well as access to PDFs via Recent Research in Music Online.
Hieb recently was named the new host for High Plains Public Radio’s “Classical Music Amarillo,” which broadcasts at noon Sundays, with an encore broadcast at 7 p.m. Thursdays.

source

Leave a Comment