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by Vanita Blundell Will Be tu It makes you wonder how dogs have survived as long as they have. My dogs seem to be deli- cate sensitive allergy rid- den Most of you know that I am her company to ours. He would in the process of raising Greatgo out every morning and come Danes dogs. I am not convinced in every evening with her, and. that pure-bred dogs are as he slept right by the cow in the healthy as a plain o1' mutt. I think barn every night --until one fate- that it must be the money, ful day he did not come in one As I was growing up.we had evening. just plain o!' dogs who seem toWe had several dogs that met get along just fine -- well, that their demise by chasing cars and is not entirely true. I think that trucks. We had a wonderful bor- since they were either strays or der collie named Happy who got give-a-ways, we always knew ran over the county gravel truck. there were more where they comeI think that is was John Black who from. We did lose many dogs butwas the driver and he stopped I remember my growing up years and told us he was -~o sorry. We. by what dog we had. felt bad that he felt bad. We did have a few pure-bred It was a sad day, but if dogs dogs we had a cocker spaniel, insist on chasing vehicles it is rat terrier, and border collies, more than likely that is what is Dad had a habit of naming any going to happen. We lost a animal we had after the people couple of dogs that way. that we got them from unless weBut the dog I grew up with could come up with a better was a little mutt Vickie brought name Sometimes we named them home to me. I named him by the way they were colored orSnoopy. He lived until after I left marked -- Dottie, Blackie, home. Bobbie. We had one solid black He survived many difficul- border collie that Dad named, ties. He chased and killed chick- but that name is something we ens which was (and still is) a bad, do not say anymore as it is of-bad thing for a farm dog to do. fensive to a particular'group of My brother Virgil and my cousin, people: Johnny caught him in the act of We had several cows that killing a hen. They spanked him Dad had bought from Homer and threw him over the fence Reynolds and we called all of and broke his leg. Mom, Dad them Homer. and I were not at home at the My earliest memory of a dog time. was a little rat terrier we got her Virgil felt so awful about hurt- from Boz Richardson. We named ing the little chicken killer that her Pinkie because you could see they gave up their evening to her pink skin through her hair.take Snoop to Doe Allen and had We lost her when she came his leg set. It was not long until home with three punctures in her Snoopy pulled the cast off and sides- we guessed it was a hawkhe healed up just fine. Okay, so or other predatory bird he might have healed at little I was heart-broken when she crooked, but it never seemed to died. I had my singing debut the bother him. first and only time I sang at aBut he never chased another funeral. The funeral was at- chicken again. tended by only Dad and I. Dad Dad got a dog from Carl dug a hole to bury her and put Keesee. It was a black lab cross. her little body in a wheel barrow Dad ran over him with the pick and I followed behind singing up and horse trailer. If that was "Where Oh Where has my Little not bad enough the trailer was Dog Gone." I sang and Dad and loaded with cattle at the time. It I both cried as he plopped her in should have killed him but he the hole and covered her up. lived -- without a vet bill. How- That was my first experience with ever, life was not the same for death that I remember. Blackie. I have always felt that it is Years ago, our dogs were good for kids to have pets so lucky if they got vaccinated for they can have some idea of rabies. Now we worry about ev- death. I would hate to think that ery lump or bump they get. My the first time I knew of a fatality dogs have gone to the vet as would have been a dear friend much or more often than my kids or a family member, went to the doctor. I don't know We had one dog that took up about you, but maybe life really with the milk cow and preferredhas gone to the dogs. Death A newposition in the healthcare fie/d has opened up recently, the Nutrition Assistant Program. A Nutrition Assistant provides long-term care residents assistance with meals and fluid intake. The certification process is completed with 16 hours of classroom instruc- lion. We are excited to bring this new program and new op- portunities for employment to our community. Pioneer Lodge will be having a class July 13 and 14, 2006. If you are 14 years of age or over, and interested in working few hours per day, please call 582-2123. by Bob Greer Protection this Saturday will be the site of a king-sized sports event -- featuring small-sized boys and girls. Involved will be 12 teams from eight different towns. Probably 160 kids will take part. It's a real carnival of action: 24 games on two adjacent fields, with each squad playing twice. And every team entered will get to play 6nee on each ofthe two fields. What's all the action about? It's the yearly post-season tour- nament for area tee-ball players. Tonia Anconetani Former Coidwater resident Tonia Anconetani, 54, of Lub- bock, Tex died at her home Saturday, June 17. Born Dec. 21, 1951, in Cold- water, she'was the daughter of Stanley and Dorothy (Sooter) Deewall. She grew up in Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma, and at- tended Oklahoma State Univer- sity where she became a Chris- tian. She moved to San Antonio, Tex with The Navigators, a Christian organization. She met Bob Anconetani in San Antonio, and they married June 29, 1974. They moved to Lubbock the day after their wedding. Survivors include: her hus- band Bob, two daughters, Rachael and her husband Peter Younger of Los Angeles, Calif and Emily Anconetani of Dallas, Tex.; her father, Stanley and stepmother Betty Deewall, of Welch, Okla.; one sister Paulette McConnell of Little Rock, Ark; and one brother Bradley Deewall, of Halstead. She was preceded in death by her mother, and one brother, Scott Deewall. Funeral was Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Melonie Park Church in Lubbock with Rev. Roger Wisdom officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family suggests memo- rial donations to Joni and Friends, P.O. Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA 91376-3333. That is the first level of all for children just learning to play We game ofsoftbaU. No major league scouts will be on hand. But a "trainload" of proud parents, brothers, sisters, and the like will be on hand to cheer on their fa- vorites. Site of the yearly post-season tournament alternates around the different towns involved. Protection is the host this time. Tee-ball is for boys and girls of ages 5, 6, and 7. Protection has two adjacent ball fields. One is the regular field. The other is a smaller field, located just northwest of file other, Twenty-four games will be played on the two fields in about five hours. Games will be going on at the same time on both fields. Protection, Coldwater, Greensburg, and Ashland each will have two teams entered. Just one team each will compete from Kinsley, Bucklin, Mullin- ville, and Haviland in the big tour- ney. Chief of Police Darren Konrade and his wife Amy are directors of the meet. There's an "extra" for each family in- volved in the one-d@ event. Each kid in the meet, plus mem- bers of his family, will be allowed to swim in the municipal pool ~/idjacent to the ball diamond. That will be free of charge. "Please have your players and their families bring along their swimsuits," Mrs. Konrade said. "That's so they can take a dip inour pool from 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m." Amy also added this re- minder: "Please remember to bring along your lawn chairs for the families, and don't forget the sunscreen. We hope to make it a fun-filled day for all the kids and families involved." Games will be of 45 minutes length each -- or four innings: whichever comes first. No warm- ups will be taken by any of the squads, since the tournament will be running on a tight sched- ule. And no time will be allowed between games. Again: each team gets to play twice: win, 10se, or draw. And each will have one game on each oPthe two fields set up. Conces- sions will he available during the series of games which will last throughout the morning and on into the early afternoon. Here's the schedule of games on each of the two adjacent fields for Saturday's big tee-ball show: Big Field -- 8 a.m. - Protection No. 2 vs. Ashland No. 2. --8:45 a.m. - Haviland vs. Mullinville. --9:30 a.m. - Coldwater No. 2 vs. Greensburg No. 2. --10:15 a.m. - Protection No. 1 vs. Kinsley. --11 a.m.- AshlandNo. 1 vs. Greensburg No. 1. --11:45 a.m. - Coldwater No. 1 vs. Bucklin. Little Field --8 a.m. - Protection No. I vs. Ashland No. 1. --8:45 a.m. - Kinsley vs. Bucklin. --9:30 a.m. - Coldwater No. 1 vs. Greensburg No. 1. --10:15 a.m. - Protection No. 2 vs. Haviland. --11 a.m. - Ashland No. 2 vs. Greensburg No. 2. --11,45 a.m. - Coldwater No. 2 vs. Mullinville. Puzn~ Data to k'~ta Internet Service 582-2217 in Coldwater Good Neighbor. 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