October 24, 2007 Edition

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HHS to present Rails and Roots

Hoxie High School will present Hoxie: Rails and Roots on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rails and Roots is a celebration of the heritage of Hoxie that students in sixth through 12th grade have researched and produced.

Events include a showing of a recorded oral history of Hoxie. Anyone wishing to record their memories of Hoxie's past can also be recorded on that day. The histories will be saved on CD in the library for future use.

Other planned events include multiple showings of the documentary, "Hoxie: The First Stand," an art exhibition of drawings and paintings of historical buildings both past and present, a timeline of events from the founding of Hoxie until the present, a Military Hall of Honor paying tribute to those with Hoxie roots who have served in the armed forces, a museum of Hoxie artifacts, a display of photographs of old Hoxie and a model of the Missouri Pacific depot and roundhouse.

Rug hooking will also be demonstrated and displayed, as will quilting. There will be old-fashioned games and events including a cake walk.

"We would like everyone in the community to help us celebrate Hoxie: Rails and Roots. If anyone has some photographs they would like on display, we will scan them at the school. We need photographs of Hoxie from the very beginning to the present," said Carrie Mae Snapp, A+ Coordinator. "Don't let your generation be left out!"

Anyone who has a family member they would like to be included in the Military Hall of Honor should contact the high school. Photographs will be scanned for display and information about time and branch of service recorded. Photographs in military dress are preferred but not required.

"We would like to have photographs going all the way back to the Civil War if we can find them," said Bill Hackworth, a teacher at HHS.

A Hoxie pictorial calendar, T-shirts and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Snapp or Charlie Powell, assistant principal, at 886-4254.

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