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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.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

 With the assistance of a $97,500 grant from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, matched in kind with labor and equipment from the City of Dalhart, the trails available at Rita Blanca Lake have grown.
    Walking, running, riding a horse or exercising the dog is more than enjoyable out at the lake.  With 8.2 miles of trails, the walker or outdoor enthusiast can spend hours sightseeing and communing with nature.   

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School Board, the board members, Superintendent David Foote and school principals discussed the advantages of the flex day schedule, which occurred for the first time during the 2009/10 school year.  The group agreed that the benefits outweighed the “growing pains” of getting used to the new schedule, and they unanimously stated that they look forward to continuing the schedule in the future.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    When a man becomes a father, he takes on many new responsibilities and roles.  The many new hats he must wear ensure that his children will grow up happy, well adjusted and secure.  Without the many roles that a father takes on a child may feel abandoned, insecure or insignificant.

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By NATHAN FRENCH

    The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District has been at the forefront of progress but has remained steadfast on the values that have been left by Richard Coon.   The dignity of each person who comes to DHCHS for care is imperative.  The benevolence of its founder and the values he left to DHCHS many years ago are still instilled today.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    A walking or driving tour through Dalhart quickly uncovers some of Dalhart’s most treasured features, its city parks.  The parks include the little league and softball fields as well as Rita Blanca Lake.

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From Boy to Man to Dad

    A mom never forgets that moment when the doctor announces, “It’s a boy!”  That little bundle, placed in her arms, becomes the focus of years of loving, discipline, joy and sometimes disappointment.  She wonders if he will ever outgrow his childhood; what kind of man will he become, what kind of dad?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Commissioners for both Dallam and Hartley Counties voted unanimously on Monday to join the Panhandle Rural Transportation Planning Organization (PRPO), a new sub-organization with a specialized purpose.
During their regular monthly meetings held on June 14, both groups of Commissioners signed resolutions to join the PRPO.  The 17 county member organization will allow for input by county leaders into TxDOT decisions.  

 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Late Sunday evening a storm rolled through Dalhart that was reminiscent of late January, when hundreds of tree branches and limbs were knocked down all over the area.  Once again, area residents and city employees are chopping wood and chipping debris.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Pedal Pushers Garden Club held their Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 12.  A large group of garden enthusiasts and admirers left on a bus from the Dalhart Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. to a breezy and cool morning.

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    Question:  My husband and I live on property that has no public roadway.  We have always driven on the private roadway that is at the front of our property.  The private roadway takes us to a county road.  Recently the owner of the private roadway has threatened to block our access to the county road, and says that we can’t use the road because there is nothing in the property records granting us the right to use the roadway.  Can our neighbor block our way to the county road or are we landlocked?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A Dalhart man riding a motorcycle was involved in an accident with a semi truck on Tuesday, June 8.  The accident occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Highway 87 near 5th Street in Dalhart.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Community members now have an opportunity to report misconduct or non-compliance by registered sex offenders.  The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program (SORT) has two interactive resources to report registered sex offenders who may be out of compliance with their registration requirements.