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Teacher for 49 years, going for 50

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By Zelda Beth Lang

John B. Harris, former Dalhart resident has been teaching band and elementary music in Hartley, where he now lives. He is in his forty-ninth year of teaching, not all in Hartley and said he is going for his fiftieth year of teaching next year, the 2014-2015 school year, and then he plans to retire.

Asked if that was for sure and he said it was. He said he did not know of anyone that is in their 49th year of teaching, and he loves every minute of it.

Harris retired in May 2006, but went back to the Hartley School in August that year for half a day, he said, but now he is there eight hours as he has a bus route.

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