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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Police Chief, Gary Sinclair in conjunction with the Dalhart Texan is launching a graphic arts contest.
Recently the Dalhart Police Department has purchased two new black Chevrolet Tahoes. The vehicles will be driven by Chief Sinclair and Captain Robert Stout. The new vehicles have not been “rigged out,” that’s police talk for adding radios, lights and other components needed for law enforcement vehicles, nor have the vehicles been “stripped,” this means identifying logos have been placed on the vehicles that denotes them as emergency response personnel.

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By JIM RAY

Recently I stumbled upon the writings of Amy Schniederjan, entitled “And We Had Rita Blanca Canyon.”  Wow, did that bring back memories.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Earlier this month, Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor citation of driving on the wrong side of the road. Potter County Justice of the Peace, Debbie Horn signed the paperwork accepting the plea on February 9, 2012.  In most cases of child restraint citations, a defendant would be able to meet the burden of proof for the affirmative defense. The Potter County Justice of the Peace agreed to dismiss the charges in exchange for the defendant’s completion of a safety restraint education course.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The United States Postal service could be calculating financial losses at over 18 billion dollars a year by 2015. The USPS wants to charge more for postage, more for services, and to suspend Saturday delivery, all of these have been hashed over prior to the recent release of information and the January 2012 postage increase. The 50 cent stamp would represent an 11 percent increase in postal rates.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Texan launched a photo contest for area children to benefit the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center. Parents and grandparents were encouraged to submit photos of their children and grandchildren. While all of the children are absolutely adorable, only one could win.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

What started out as a stolen vehicle report on Saturday, February 12, 2012 turned into a high speed chase on Valentine’s Day.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves played nearly flawless basketball in the first quarter racing out to a 20-10 lead on their way to a dominating 63-39 victory to claim a bi-district championship trophy.  
The team eliminated their turnovers in the first quarter and Karley White was deadly from the three point line as she made three- three point shots without a miss to ignite the Dalhart crowd.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Members of the Dalhart City Council approved measures that could save the city approximately $160,000 over the next 10 years by calling in the bonds from 2002 used to finance upgrades to Dalhart’s sewer and water system. The plan is to replace the original Certificate of Obligation Bonds with Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

St. James Episcopal Church will host its 34th Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall at 801 Denver Avenue.
The very first crowd pleasing pancake event was February 27, 1978, and the event just keeps getting bigger and better every year. Old tales have it that in the beginning the annual suppers were a little rough, but you would never believe it once you’ve tasted this culinary delight. The ECW money-making secret recipe helps fund local projects and missionary work throughout the Diocese and the world. That’s what makes it so successful. When you combine the very best pancakes you’ll ever put in your mouth with a great cause, well, there you go—instant success.

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He’s still workin’ on me

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

With the dawn of January 1, 2012, I did what many Americans do on that day; I made a New Year’s resolution.  My plan was to get organized.  My husband snickered each time I stated my 2012 goal.  I mean, just because I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl, why couldn’t I pull this off?  Could it be that since we have lived here a year already and I complain about not being able to find things, he might be skeptical?

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves wasted no time in asserting their dominance over Perryton, taking the lead early.
In the first three minutes James Harris had two blocks. Perryton had no one that could match up with the “Dalhart Big Men.”  On the negative side, DaVonte Burks picked up two fouls with only three minutes passed in the game.  Channing Allen gave the Wolves the first lead of 6-4 while Zach Richardson added a long two point shot for the Wolves, who were off to a good start.  Dalhart led 15 -13 at the end of the first quarter.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Valentine’s Day notoriety is love, rose, romance and rendezvous, but it’s Black Friday to the floral industry. Local florists will sell thousands of roses in one single day, and the poor fellows that forgot or didn’t order in time were scrambling around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Valentine’s Day is the most economically vibrant for all florists across the country.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dallam County Commissioners’ Court met at the courthouse on Monday, February 13 for a regular meeting. Agenda items included: Current bills; Minutes of previous meeting; financial reports; Reports and requests from personnel; Appoint two board members to Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District; Bi-county bills.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A routine traffic stop on Friday, February 10, 2012 at approximately 1:30 p.m. by Dallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Meacham led to an afternoon of hide and seek. Dallam Hartley County law enforcement and 911 dispatchers worked in sync to apprehend the individuals quickly.  
Deputy Meachum stopped a Nissan sedan for a speeding. When the deputy started across the median to approach the occupants of the Nissan, the driver, Antonia Garcia, jumped and fled the vehicle. Garcia having the lead on Deputy Meachum ran into to local farmer’s field on Highway 102 (North Sedan). Meachum returned to the vehicle and spoke with the two females inside. An elderly lady in the rear seat was not involved in the stop or what followed. The passenger in the front seat, April Stout, was detained for identification purposes at that time.

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The Dalhart Lady Wolves softball team participated in scrimmages held this past weekend at three Amarillo locations. Nine teams from Lubbock, Amarillo, Bushland, Dalhart and Stinnett were involved,with each team playing two, hour and a half long games.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

If LOVE means never having to say you’re sorry, then why does Hallmark Corporation make billions off of cards that express not only how much you love someone, but the I’m sorry for hurting you, I’m sorry your cat’s sick, I’m sorry I ran over your dogwood tree and I’m sorry for almost anything anyone could possibly do or say to someone else card?

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Cold and flu season is no longer around the corner….IT’S HERE!  There are a few myths you can quash right from the start: Being cold will not cause a cold, green mucous from the nose does not always mean that you need antibiotics, and taking a nutritional supplement, while it may help keep you generally healthy when taken in part with a healthy diet and lifestyle, probably won’t keep you from getting sick.  
“We [Dalhart] have confirmed cases of the flu,” Mickie Pritchett, Infection Control Director at DHCHD, said. “It is recommended, because of the late arrival [of the flu] that those people who received the flu vaccine in the fall get a booster.”

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves were short-handed Tuesday night for their final district game in Pampa. Two players were left in Dalhart with flu-like symptoms. The remainder of the Lady Wolves was present, but many members of the team were feeling the effects of the vicious flu bug that has recently taken hold in the area. The Lady Wolves played like they felt. The team was lethargic in the first quarter.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Over one hundred years ago, John Dawson and his brothers roamed the Rita Blanca Canyon, digging caves and catching rabbits, collecting eagle eggs and camping out under the stars while watching the sun “set a blaze of glory in the west.” In the many years following, the canyon has become one of the main hubs of activity for the Dalhart area as town leaders led initiatives in the 30’s and 40’s to see it become a lake resort and a prime location for the XIT rodeo. Furthermore, it has become a place for the young kids to play ball and romp on the playgrounds, and most recently, it has transformed into a haven for walkers and cyclists alike, all the while keeping a hold on the rugged, natural beauty that is the very foundation of its intrigue and mystery.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dallam/Hartley county 911 dispatchers received a call about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, regarding a trailer fire. The caller, Jr. Frische, told dispatchers the location was approximately five to six miles west on FM 1727 (South Sedan). It was unknown if the fifth wheel trailer was occupied, and Frische indicated the doors were locked.