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By ROBIN SCOTT

   Lucas Van Engen left from Fontana, CA on May 17 on his way to New York City.  He plans to arrive in the Big Apple on August 24, after finishing up a 3,300 mile trip at just seven miles per hour on a riding lawn mower.

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Summer is in full swing

By AARON GRAVES

    Summer is in full swing as the calendars are flipped from June to July. A look back at June 2010 and a look ahead at July prove that.
    June ended with an average high of 91.9 degrees, pretty much right on the mark for the past five years. We had five days that hit 100 degrees or more, the hottest being June 10th with a high of 102. Temperatures hit the 90 degree mark 14 days in June, with most of those being early in the month. Temperatures the past week have mainly been in the mid 80s. 

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    On a mission trip to Ukraine, I traveled in the back of a crowded pickup, seated on an upside-down five gallon bucket, to a remote village called Mizyakovskie-hooteri.  (I loved saying the name of that village!)  Our task would be tearing down an old pre-World War II barn made of clay mud, straw and wire.  It was a dirty, dusty job, but we poured ourselves into the work as the neighbors walked by, peering at the group of Americans working so diligently.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

After three years of trying to get a property on the north side of Dalhart cleaned up, the Dalhart City Council voted unanimously to file a lawsuit in District Court against the property owner, Harold Wilkinson, to be able to enter the property and clean it up. Mr. Wilkinson has been operating a recycling/salvage business on the property, which is zoned residential, since the 1970.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Members of the Dalhart Fire Department participated in hazardous materials (hazmat) training on Saturday, June 26.  The training took place out at the north co-op near TxDOT during some of the hottest temperatures to date for the area.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The DISD Career and Technology Department at Dalhart High School hosted a luncheon for community leaders.  The luncheon was set around a presentation about the upcoming classes for students.  Community leaders were invited to attend the luncheon and join in on a discussion and provide valuable input into the education of Dalhart’s youth.

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“Does my child have to attend school daily in pre-K?”

    Question:  Do I have to put my four year old in the head start program or a private pre-school, or can my child continue to stay home with me until it’s time to go to Kindergarten?  Does my child have to attend school daily in pre-K, or can I keep her home when I want to?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     In May, two recordings made of the Junior High Band were entered into a Regional competition and both received first place.  The recordings were then advanced to the State competition and have been entered in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) “Outstanding Performance Series” (OPS), a State Session. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Dalhart’s 2010 Relay For Life event brought out hundreds of people to Memorial Stadium in Dalhart Friday evening, including many survivors of cancer.  The event, themed, “Birthdays,” is held each year to honor cancer survivors and support each of them as they strive to reach another birthday.    This year’s event saw 19 teams walking around the Memorial Stadium track from 7:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  According to Stephanie Koehn, who coordinated the event with fellow committee members, four more teams participated this year than last year.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Move America Forward is the nation’s largest pro-troop organization based in Sacramento, CA.  The organization is dedicated to providing U.S. Troops overseas with care packages.  Funds needed for the care packages are raised in an annual Troop-A-Thon, a marathon event with celebrities, musicians and others who encourage support.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

It’s not unusual to see a combine maneuver Dalhart roadways, or a rider on horseback meander through city streets, but seeing a house “drive” through town is quite another story.  Yet a house and garage have both made their way from Texas Boulevard to their new home on Rock Island Avenue.

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    The Dallam- Hartley Veterans Memorial Association met recently to address the issue of needed repairs to the Memorial area in Veteran’s Park on 7th Street.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The management and employees of Sonic in Dalhart recently became semi-finalists in the Sonic Dr. Pepper Sonic Games that began in January.  As semi-finalists, the crew is included with the top scoring restaurants across the nation.  Soon, the top 300 stores nationwide will be named with a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games Finals. 

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A Special Place

    Maybe it was because I had been watching too much HGTV, or Nathan French transform some rooms into an unbelievable space, or, just not finding my niche since moving into our present home.  Whatever the cause, I have been unsettled and looking for a place to call my own.  After all, some people have “man-caves,” some people retreat to the bathroom to be alone and “think,” while others curl up in an old green chair and let the world go by.  

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By JONATHAN SCHERER

The ground was damp and mushy under my feet as I stepped beneath the dense growth of the forest. Down there under the tree canopy moisture was held in the soil, dead leaves of both deciduous and conifer origin creating a sensation of walking on a sponge.  It was cool and clammy in a sense, the air still that morning.  I’d left the cottage where I lived to venture my way through the forest to the top of a mountain that overlooked a great expanse of green.  It was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    On Friday, June 18, a motorcycle accident on Highway 87 North near the intersection of Denrock Avenue marked the fourth such accident in just over a two-week period. 
    The late afternoon accident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. when a Kawasaki motorcycle wrecked due to a mechanical malfunction.  Mechanical malfunction contributed to two of the motorcycle accidents that occurred recently and one wreck involving a pickup truck and a semi.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     During the regular meeting of the Dallam County Commissioners held on Monday, June 14, a unanimous decision was made by the commissioners for the county to join the Parker County Cooperative.  By signing the interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement, Dallam County will be able to take advantage of savings available to co-op members.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Local artist and member of the Dalhart Area Fine Arts Association (DAFAA), Barbara Dawkins, recently came away with the two prestigious awards during two different shows.
    Dawkins’ oil, “Seascape No. 2” earned first place in the oil medium division at the Amarillo Fine Arts Association show held in May, David Rindislbacker, MFA, juror.  The same oil took Best in Show on June 5 at the 21st Annual Tri-State AA Art Exhibition, held in Canyon, Kent Goodlifee, juror.

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“Am I entitled to a paid vacation by my employer?”

    Question:  Am I entitled to a paid vacation by my employer?  May I take my vacation anytime I want, rather than when my employer says I have to take the vacation?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Members and guests of Dalhart Consumers Fuel Association, Inc. were treated to a special guest speaker at their annual meeting held on Thursday, June 17 at Rita Blanca Coliseum.  “Big” John Harris of Channel 4 in Amarillo spoke during the meeting that included dinner and the auditor’s annual report.