BY GINA KEATING | EDITOR
The City of Olney took delivery of two pieces of heavy equipment that will aid the Public Works Department in keeping water lines open and in tearing down about 50 houses that are slated for demolition in the coming year.
Preserving Olney’s heritage
Jim Myers is a farmer. He just sowed his sixty-third consecutive wheat crop. He is 84 years of age. Jim rode on the tractor with his grandfather, Joe Barton, when he was a young child. He liked the smell of plowed earth. After graduating from Olney High School, Jim attended Baylor University for three semesters. He then moved back to Olney, ready to get on with his chosen profession, which was farming.
Several years ago when all of my children were small, I hired a sweet woman in town to help me get my house ready for a Christmas party. She wanted to come over and look at the house before deciding how much this job was worth to her. And something about that thought just completely freaked me out. I cleaned and decorated and desperately led her away from the closed laundry room door: “Oh, that’s just the laundry room. You won’t have to worry about anything in there.” When she rang the doorbell, I was so tempted to say, “Oh, hello, I had forgotten you were coming. Why, yes, our house always looks like no children live here.”