The Commemorative Air Force has arrived in Young County. On Saturday, April 20, a fly-in event was held at the Graham Airport. The event included World War 2 artifacts from the Robert E. Richeson Commemorative Air Force Cactus Squadron, as well as the only flyable Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver—which is a 1942 Navy dive bomber. Visitors of the event were able to fly in an N40121 Aircraft, which is a 1990 classic aircraft with a fixed wing single engine that holds two passenger seats. Visitors of the event were also able to drive in a 1944 World War 2 Jeep.
Barber shops hold a special place in American culture with the red, white and blue striped barber poles, and the straight razor shaves. They hold a nostalgic experience with the smell and cool burn of aftershave and the sound of the brush clinking in the shaving mug as it lathers up the cream for the next client. Traditional barber shops like these are a dying breed, but not here in Olney, Texas.
The City of Olney continues to work diligently to reclaim the unsightly properties around town that have long since given citizens a sore eye.
For the Olney High School One Act Play (OAP) competition this year, Olney chose the play, “Dark Road” written by Laura Lundgren Smith. Quoted from the playscript.com website, the play is about as follows, “ When Greta, a young girl living in Nazi Germany, reads that the nearby women’s concentration camp is hiring guards, she sees it as a chance to find her place in the world and provide for her sister Lise. But soon she learns the reality of her duties, and so too does she learn how to justify her crimes, heading further and further down the dark road laid by the Third Reich. Kind-hearted Lise is shocked at what her sister becomes, and though the two drift apart, their fates remain inextricably and dangerously linked. A powerful drama about the choices that allow evil to become ordinary.”