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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

As the 2012 Bi-County Junior Livestock Show approaches area youth are in high gear grooming, training and working with potential blue ribbon winners. Hundred’s of animals will be shown by exhibitors who have placed endless time into what they perceive has the perfect species of the breed they will register to show next week.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Local farmers and ranchers consigned more than one hundred items, varying from tractors and trucks to farm implements, to be auctioned on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. United Country/Alliance Auctioneers of Amarillo held the auction to help make way for newer equipment farmers will be purchasing this spring. The innovative style the internet has brought to the field made these items more valuable.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

On Thursday, January 5, 2012, Hartley County Sheriff Franky Scott was the first to arrive at the scene of an accident south of Channing. “I saw the tanker’s trailer tail lights going up and down in the ditch and I thought ‘Uh-Oh,’” he stated.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dalhart will have some big losers in the New Year, but who will be the biggest?
The 2012 New Year’s Biggest Loser Challenge is underway, and 100 local participants have made a commitment to drop weight and live a healthier life.
Contest coordinator Amy Gonzales, who is soon to obtain her Certified Personal Trainer designation, was inspired by her own weight loss challenge success with family and friends and decided to organize the concept on a larger scale.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves celebrated the start of the New Year with a victory over Stratford in their final tune-up before district play begins.  Jeana Sybesma the leading scorer for Dalhart got things started with a layup to give Dalhart the early lead 2-0, which Dalhart would never relinquish as they led the whole game.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Wolves travelled to Stratford and played good in streaks, but they also played bad in streaks.  Channing Allen gave Dalhart the lead 2-0, then Davonte added a free throw to make the score 3-2.  A good spin move and a jumper by Harris, made the score 5-4.  Channing sank a basket from 12 feet out to put the Wolves on top 7-6, and then Zach Richardson made a layup followed by a hook shot from James Harris.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In every community, in every state, hospital staff and news media anxiously await the arrival of their first baby of the New Year. Well, 2012 has Dalhart stumped. As of Friday, January 6, 2012 we had no New Year’s baby, not yet!  Texan staff members spoke with Coon Memorial Hospital Wednesday, January 4, 2012.  “I just checked this morning, no baby yet,” stated Glenda Cunningham, Marketing Director at Coon Memorial Hospital.
In a conversation in our office on Friday, January 6, 2012, Susan Clay, Publisher of the Dalhart Texan, explained, “It’s not unusual to go for a short time without a New Year’s baby.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Got a great shot of your baby or toddler showing off her dimples or his curls? How about standing up for the first time or eating his first bite of birthday cake? Prove it!  If you have the perfect shot of your kid doing something adorable, we want to see it!

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By LEANN PACHECO

The old Mission Theatre in Dalhart closed its doors for the last time in March of 2011.  The historic movie house was a hub of downtown activity for over one hundred years, serving as a gathering place and as a source of entertainment and news.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dallam and Hartley Counties are pleased to announce the 2012 Livestock Show will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2011 at Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart. Youth from Dallam and Hartley Counties will participate in the show and exhibit sheep, goats, rabbits, and cattle.  Many of the youth participants also participate in other livestock shows. Danea Parman will be participating this year as a high school senior. Parman was asked, “Do you have any advice for first year participants?” She answered, “Just have fun. This show is pretty laid back.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Weird trend: warm winter days are apparently making people in the South very happy to shell out big money to have their yards covered in fake snow. One company says it has “booked” more than 230 tons of the stuff for the month of December, with orders still coming in for January. This is up from 140 tons last winter. “It’s just absolutely exploded this year,” says the president of Ice Man. “We don’t know why.”

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Dreams, Directions and Detours

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

All that preparation; the gift and guest lists, decorating, shopping, traveling, fun, food and fellowship; history!  The tree has found its way to the recycle lot and leftovers are finding their way into cleverly disguised dishes so no one will say, “Ham again? Yuck!”  Yup, it’s over; Christmas 2011 is relegated to the memory bank. And I wonder; how many times during all the partying—how many times did we stop to reflect on His Birthday and the events so perfectly planned out by God?

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The State of Texas has been very proactive in continuing to provide support to military veterans and their families. A full homestead property tax exemption that was put into place in 2009 to assist totally disabled military veterans will be extended to their surviving spouses after January 1, 2012.

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Dalhart Texas, December 27, 2011 –Dallam County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Acting CED Katherine Cain, announced that county committee elections are over, the ballots are counted and the results are in…

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USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Salvador Salinas announced Jan. 13, 2012 as the first ranking cut-off period for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
“CSP gives conservation minded producers the ability to apply and build on their current stewardship efforts,” said Salinas.  “Farmers and ranchers actively engaged in natural resource conservation practices have the opportunity to earn financial rewards through CSP.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD & LEANN PACHECO

Dalhart said good-bye to some old friends, welcomed new babies, completed on-going construction projects, crowned queens and kings, graduated seniors and pre-K children, and made major improvements throughout 2011. It’s said that change is good, although some of us struggle with new names and faces.

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By LEANN PACHECO

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” -- Voltaire
Inevitably, New Year’s introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making resolutions. The first month of the year offers us a clean slate and the opportunity to let go of old patterns. But resolutions can be as troublesome as they are rewarding. Around 44 percent of Americans make – and break – a new set every New Year.

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By AARON GRAVES

Snow flakes were gently falling Thursday morning as another winter system was making its way past Dalhart, right on the heels of a blizzard that brought 7 inches of snow a couple days before. This second winter storm was forecast to be much less aggressive, with only an inch or two of snow possible for Dallam county.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The EOC (Emergency Operations Center) was activated during the recent blizzard. The function of the EOC can become very intense. EOC staff members are activated and assigned particular jobs. Every single position is vital - from answering the phones, handling radios, keeping track of what units are where, what roads are closed, which roads are open, stationary road blocks, which road blocks are manned or unmanned and the weather status.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

DISD met Tuesday, December 20, 2011 for their monthly meeting. Under agenda item number four, special presentations, 5th grader Hannah Holms read a poem that was outstanding, and the board viewed a video of the DHS band in their first division performance.