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AC’S Chalk it Up Contest Entry Time! @ AC'S Chalk it Up Contest
Jun 12 all-day

AC’S Chalk it Up Sidewalk Contest will be held at AC’s Washington Street Campus July 31st. Chalk It Up is an award-winning collaboration between AC and Panhandle PBS and has a history of attracting artwork from artists of all ages.

Entrants will be assigned eight foot squares on which to create their masterpieces (knee pads advisable).

The artists can register as individuals or teams of up to four, will create their works on AC’S Oeschger Family Mall. The competition runs from 8 AM to noon.

Entries accepted until July 20th. To enter:  www.info.actx.edu/chalkitup

National Loving Day @ National Loving Day
Jun 12 all-day

Each year, National Loving Day on June 12th commemorates the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving vs. Virginia. This decision struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. The ruling cited, “There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the equal protection clause.” In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage.
Childhood friends, Mildred and Richard, met when she was 11, and he was 17. Over the years, they began courting. In 1958, when Mildred turned 18, the couple married in Washington and returned to their hometown north of Richmond. However, two weeks later, authorities arrested the couple. Mildred and Richard did not realize the state of Virginia viewed interracial marriage as illegal. The Lovings pleaded guilty, and to avoid jail time, they agreed to leave Virginia.
While living in Washington D.C., the Loving’s started legal action by writing to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy referred the case on to the American Civil Liberties Union. The Warren Court unanimously ruled in their favor, and the Loving’s returned to their Virginia home, where they resided with their three children.

National Red Rose Day @ National Red Rose Day
Jun 12 all-day

Each year on June 12th, people in the United States recognize National Red Rose Day. It honors the flower that is a symbol of love and romance, the red rose. The June birth flower is also the rose.
Red roses were used in many early cultures as decorations in wedding ceremonies and wedding attire. It was through this practice that, over the years, the red rose became known as a symbol of love and romance. The tradition of giving red roses as the strongest message of love is still practiced today.
Red roses offer more than the message of love. They are also known for their fragrance and are cultivated for perfumes as well as brewing healing teas. They also come in a wide variety of cultivars. From low growing shrubs with dainty blossoms to long-stemmed robust plants, roses offer deep scarlet’s and bright berry colored reds.
In June, red roses are in bloom in flower gardens across the United States, and their beauty and sweet scent fill the air with happiness.

National Rosé Day @ National Rosé Day
Jun 12 all-day

National Rosé Day on the second Saturday in June each year recognizes a wine that complements many dishes. Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines. A rosé wine will also be lighter in color than red wine, deeper in color than white wine. The pink color of rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration. There are also rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling, with different intensities of sweetness levels and dryness.

Women Veterans Day @ Women Veterans Day
Jun 12 all-day

Women Veterans Day

Women Veterans Day is observed on Saturday, June 12 in the United States, a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, passed in 1948.  This act granted women the right to serve as permanent, regular members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the recently formed Air Force at that time.  The date is not recognized nationally, but is recognized by a number of states, either through legislation or proclamation, and organizations. The State of Texas acknowledges and honors the work of women in the United States Armed Forces and recognizes the unique challenges that they have faced.

Women struggled to formally serve their country in the American Revolutionary War. They were forbidden to serve, but did so against the law.  Women also served as spies during the Revolutionary War. Women took an active role in alerting American troops to enemy movement, carried messages, and even transported contraband.

Although females were forbidden to join the military at the time, more than 400 women still served as secret Soldiers in the Civil War. It was relatively easy for them to pass through the recruiter’s station, since few questions were asked – as long as one looked the part.

Upwards of 25,000 American women between the ages of 21 and 69 served overseas during World War I. They began going in August of 1914—at first singly or with a few companions, later with service organizations, and lastly at the request of the U.S. government. Although the largest number were nurses, women served in numerous other capacities – from administrators and secretaries to telephone operators and architects.

Although the idea of women in the Army other than the Army Nurse Corps was not completely abandoned following World War I, it was not until the threat of world war loomed again that renewed interest was given to this issue. With the rumblings of World War II on the horizon, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts states, “I was resolved that our women would not again serve with the Army without the same protection the men got.” Consequently, the creation of the Women’s Army Corps was one of the most dramatic gender-changing events in American history.

Women stepped up to perform an array of critical Army jobs in order “to free a man to fight.” They worked in hundreds of fields such as military intelligence, cryptography, parachute rigging, maintenance and supply, to name a few. Additionally, more than 60,000 Army Nurses served around the world and more than 1,000 women flew aircraft for the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots.

Women in the Vietnam War served as soldiers, health workers, and in news-gathering capacities. Though relatively little official data exists about female Vietnam War veterans, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation estimates that approximately 11,000 military women were stationed in Vietnam during the conflict. Nearly all of them were volunteers, and 90 percent served as military nurses, though women also worked as physicians, air traffic controllers, intelligence officers, clerks and other positions in the U.S. Women’s Army Corps, U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines and the Army Medical Specialist Corps.

The Vietnam War, the elimination of the draft, and the rise of the feminist movement had a major impact on both the Women’s Army Corps and Army Nurse Corps. There was a renewed emphasis on parity and increased opportunity for women in uniform.

In the largest call up of women since World War II, over 24,000 women served in the Persian Gulf War, beginning in 1990. During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the focus was on the mission more than the gender of the troops. With the call up of Reserves, which was filled with women, the Army utilized women to their fullest potential. After the conflict, military leaders acknowledged that excluding women from the mission would have impacted combat readiness.

Coming on the heels of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, the Department of Defense continued its effort to respond to challenges with changing missions and the use of women. In July 1994, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin rescinded the 1988 Risk Rule and issued a new “Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule,” directing that women were eligible to be assigned to all positions for which they qualified, except for units below brigade level whose primary mission is to engage the enemy in direct combat.

Between 1992 and 1999, the U.S. was called upon to respond to regional conflicts, natural disasters, and humanitarian crisis all over the world. In Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo, women were trained to cope with food riots, terrorist attacks, ethnic and clan conflicts, and peacekeeping. Their roles continued to be tested during these operations, although there seemed to be few questions about what women could or could not do and the value they added to the Army’s mission.

American women are serving in the U.S. military today in ways and numbers unthinkable a few decades ago.  They are now serving side-by-side with men and eligible to fill more than 80% of military jobs.  Women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan where no clear frontlines exist.  They drive Humvees and trucks, escort military convoys, serve as military police, even pilot helicopters and planes on the battlefield, all of it done under the very real and constant threat of attack.  Like men, many women of the U.S. Armed Services have by now served several tours in the war zones.

The Texas Panhandle War Memorial center would like to honor and thank these brave American women for their service and sacrifice to our country.  We salute you.

Perry Gilmore, PhD

Executive Director

Texas Panhandle War Memorial

4111 S. Georgia

Amarillo, TX 79110


Hutchinson County United Way Bass Tournament @ Hutchinson County United Way Bass Tournament
Jun 12 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 pm

Hutchinson County United Way



Lake Meredith

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Entry Fee – Cash or Company Check

$150 per two-person team

Includes entry into Biggest Fish

  • 4:30 AM       Registration Opens at SharKens Honeyhole

Live Wells checked at this time

  • 6:30 AM       First Cast – Shotgun Start
  • 1:30 PM       Weigh IN Opens for Early Weigh IN
  • 2:30 PM       Line IN
  • 3:00 PM       Draw for Raffle Prizes (Do not have to be present to win)
  • 4:00 PM       Weigh IN Closes

Raffle – Day’s Total Weight – $5 per pound (Must be present to win) 

1st – NOW $1,500 Sponsors: Lear Oil & Large Operating

2nd – NOW $1,000 sponsor: Orion & Large Operating

3rd – $500 sponsor: Tokai Carbon CB

4th – $250 Sponsor: Morton Lumber Co.

5th – 150 Sponsor: Sparklight

Biggest Bass – $500 Sponsor: CRL Pump & Supply

Various Raffle Items, BBQ & Roasted Corn For Sale

All proceeds benefit

Hutchinson County United Way

For more info contact julie@hcunitedway.org


**All team members must have possession of a valid Texas State fishing license at registration**

Lonestar Lions Club’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament @ Lonestar Lions Club's 28th Annual Golf Tournament
Jun 12 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Lonestar Lions Club’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament is this Saturday, June 12 at Comanche Trails Golf Course. A Hole in One wins you a “Road King Classic” from Tripp’s Harley Davidson! The entry fee is $360 per team. Registration starts at 7 a.m., shotgun start is at 8 a.m., and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact John Grist at 683-0384 and tell him Sonja sent you.  Learn more about our club and how we serve our community at www.lonestarlions.net.

Thank you!

Amarillo Community Market @ Amarillo Community Market
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Amarillo Community Market opens Saturday

Please invite your pardners to come and shop at the Amarillo Community Market on Saturday. Market hours are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  We will be at 1000 S. Polk, at the historic Bivins Mansion.


More than 100 vendors applied to market this year.  On Saturday, we’ll have about 60 vendors selling food, produce, art and crafts. Hope to see you there.


Free admission and free parking!

Beth Duke, Executive Director

Center City of Amarillo, Inc.

1000 S. Polk St.

Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 372-6744


Center City:  Amarillo Community Market @ Center City:  Amarillo Community Market
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Center City:  Amarillo Community Market

Our Market  will move back to 1000 S. Polk St. on the grounds of the Historic  Bivins Mansion starting June 5.  Amarillo Community Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30  p.m. every Saturday from June 5 to Sept. 11.

Amarillo Community Market continues to accept applications from food, produce, art and craft vendors for the sixth season of the Center City market. The deadline for vendor applications is Friday, April 30.  Interested vendors may apply online at www.amarillocommunitymarket.com

Amarillo Community Market is a project of Center City of Amarillo and located in the Amarillo Cultural District in downtown Amarillo.

Thank you for helping us share our good news!

Beth Duke, Executive Director

Center City of Amarillo, Inc.

1000 S. Polk St.

Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 372-6744


Car show to Benefit the Maverick Club @ Car show to Benefit the Maverick Club
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Car show to Benefit the Maverick Club

I am a member of the Krankers Kar Klub here in Amarillo.  We are having a car show this coming Saturday, June 12th at the Amarillo National Bank downtown to benefit the Maverick Club.  Entry is $20 and is open to all makes and models of cars, trucks, etc.

Admission is free for all to come and enjoy the show.  Also just to let everyone know that all the car clubs in Amarillo have shows to benefit charities.  It is such a blessing to do these.  We appreciate all who attend. Car show is this Saturday, June 12. Hours 9:00 to 2:00 pm.  Open to all makes and models, entry fee is $20.  Admission is FREE.  Proceeds benefit the Maverick Club.

Thank you,

> Krankers Kar Klub😀