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By ROBIN SCOTT

Rita Blanca Coliseum was packed with excited children on Sunday, December 19 for the 4th Annual Mary Bells Christmas for Kids.  The event is made possible each year through the generosity of local residents who provide the funding necessary to purchase hundreds of Christmas gifts for area children.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Area residents and businesses attended the 4th Annual Dallam/Hartley County Ag Appreciation Day on Thursday, December 16 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.  The day long event welcomed 40 to 50 producers and 125 guests.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

In just a few short months the new Memorial Stadium will rise from the empty field in front of the high school.  The state-of-the-art stadium will not only have ample seating and restrooms, but will include enough parking for everyone.

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“Can I be in some sort of legal trouble because of my Christmas decorations?”

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By AARON GRAVES

Snow began to fall early Friday morning and was continuing to drift down Friday afternoon. Dalhart had been forecast to receive between 4 to 6 inches, and the forecast was right on the dot.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
Several families joined in the fun and excitement of entering the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas lighting contest.  On Tuesday, December 14, the judges for the contest drove through town enjoying thousands of lights and creative themes.  The results of the contest are in and area residents are encouraged to drive about town in search of the area’s best.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Adrian Ruiz and Harper Scofield both made honorable mention for the All-State football team.  These two young men were just a couple of the 13 seniors that anchored Dalhart’s playoff run this year.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

The Dalhart City Council held their third and final reading of Ordinance 2010-24, which grants a 10-year franchise agreement to Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc., at their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 14. The new agreement will raise the current franchise fee charged to Rita Blanca Electric customers in the city limits of Dalhart from three percent to five percent of a customer’s total bill. The motion to approve the final reading was passed unanimously by the council. Councilman Kurtis Thomas, who voted against the ordinance on its previous two readings because he feels the franchise fee is unnecessary, was unable to attend Tuesday’s meeting.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Rotary Club helped make the annual HOSTS Christmas Party a joyful event this year.  Students in the HOSTS Reading Program attended along with their reading mentors at the Dalhart Intermediate School Cafeteria on Tuesday, December 14.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Hundreds of area children burst through the doors of their classrooms on Friday, December 17, on their way to celebrate the Christmas holiday.  As the local schools closed the youngsters bid ado until 2011.

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No Room, for them

By JUDI WIEGMAN

What is it about the Christmas story that brings us back again and again to tell it, read it and share it?  Is it the mystical part of Christmas that we like?  Is it the variety of characters in an almost “impossible” string of events that draws us and creates the wonder?  I wonder!

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By ROBIN SCOTT
The 4th Annual Mary Bell’s Christmas is nearly here and final touches are being made for the Christmas event of a lifetime.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Christmas holiday season is filled with shopping for that perfect gift, holiday parties and gatherings, holiday vacations and joyous moments unwrapping gifts beneath a Christmas tree.  The holidays are spent in a myriad of ways from candlelight services at church to serving up a turkey dinner for the family.

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Judge David Field presented commissioners Carl French for 12 years of service and Oscar Przilas for 22 years of service with an engraved pen for their many years of service to Dallam County residents.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Students from Dalhart Junior High School and Dalhart High School performed for friends and family during the annual Christmas concert held at the DHS Auditorium on Sunday, December 12.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

With prices sky high and resale values so low, the City of Dalhart decided to keep one of its older vehicles and find a new use for it.  Recycling the vehicle provides Dalhart with another vehicles well equipped to handle inclement weather without forking over any dollars.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
Question:  I am worried that I might have made trouble for myself.  I responded to an online blog and my comments, although true, weren’t very nice.  I felt bad almost immediately and was able to have my comment taken from the blog.  The person that I wrote about did read the comment and responded.  Nothing has happened and no one has said anything, but I am wondering if I could be in trouble for slander?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dallam and Hartley Counties Library expansion project enlarging the library continues and the end is in sight.  The walls have gone up and soon, the existing back wall will come down.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Members of Elk’s Lodge 2390 and Sherrie and Danny Doyle of B & G Muffler just sent out packages to seven U. S. Armed Forces members that will bring Christmas across an ocean and into their barracks.  The packages were made possible by the generosity of local businesses and individuals who make it a point to care for military troops serving in war zones.