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By JONATHAN SCHERER

I took Exit 74 off of the interstate and headed west on Highway 165. It wasn’t far now, and I assumed was through the worst of it because I was off the interstate and away from the myriad of insane drivers that populated it.  Did they realize it was snowing like Jack Frost and Old Man Winter were having a throw down directly above us?  This journey was going to be less harrowing now. It had to be. I only had a few miles left to go.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

“We received credible information, secured a warrant and executed that warrant a little after five,” stated Dallam County Sheriff, Bruce Scott. Andrew Porter was arrested and charged with possession, manufacturing and attempting to deliver and unlawful possession of firearms.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dallam County Commissioners Corey Crabtree and Floyd French and Judge David Field met Monday for a Special Commissioners’ Court. On the agenda were a Public Hearing and Consideration of Resolutions Concerning a Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Grant Application.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Coon Memorial board agreed on Thursday to re-appoint several physicians and hospital staff members to various medical boards on which they have previously served. The board also adopted a resolution to procure a $300,000 bank loan against a CD, which will be purchased with partial funds from a $325,000 check received from Medicaid. The loan will improve the hospital’s cash flow, as well as give it more time to use the money. While the resolution was approved, CEO Leroy Schaffner stated after the meeting that there may be further discussion on the matter.

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Josie Ramirez received her prize money as the winning contestant of the ninth week’s football contest.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

There are many children in our country that are suffering from adolescent diabetes, or are in danger of getting the disease. As Halloween arrives, The Diabetes Association states, “It is relatively easy to make for a Halloween that all young trick or treaters can enjoy.”

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves led the entire game against Borger, but the Bulldogs scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and took the lead over Dalhart with 1:55 left in the game, sending the Wolves to 1-1 in district play, while the Bulldogs moved to 2-0 with one game left in the season.  The game was marred by lots of penalties by both teams, and it took the officials a long time to decide to take control of the game.  Both teams were frustrated by several missed calls and lots of motion and late hits that were not called.  In the end it was the lack of depth for the Wolves coupled with Dalhart’s continued struggles with special teams that spelled doom for the Wolves.  Borger’s running back and his team mates only played on offense, while the Wolves were forced to go both ways, and they seemed to run out of gas in the fourth quarter.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In 1919, President Herbert Hoover designated the third week of October as “National Business Women’s Week.”  Business and Professional Women/USA (BPW/USA), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to career advancement and professional development for female professionals nationwide, gear their events around the success of women in business.   Each year, most of the Washington, D.C.-based organization and their two thousand local chapters honor outstanding businesswomen and corporations that value female employees.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Seventy-two years ago on September 30, 1939, the first televised college football game occurred.  The game was between Fordham University and Waynesburg College.  One month later, Kansas State’s homecoming game against the University of Nebraska was the second game to be broadcast.  One year later on October 5, 1940 the first commercially televised game between the University of Maryland and the University of Pennsylvania was broadcast by Philco.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Texan staff spent endless hours, sorting and counting and calculating to find “The Best of the Best for 2011.”

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

In all my interviews over the last six months, I have always asked my subjects this question of their old homes or buildings: “Have you ever found any love letters, or special papers hidden anywhere in the wall...or rafters….or floorboards?” I am a true romantic, wanting to find some relic of the past that was hidden from everyone else….some treasure that tells the story of the family or people that were there before.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

The Dalhart City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance to deny a natural gas rate increase being sought by West Texas Gas. Ordinance 2011-21 not only denies the rate increase but also authorizes the retention of counsel and requires reimbursement of municipal rate case expenses.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Before we ‘fall back’ for an extra hour of sleep in early November, let’s take a look at October’s Back to Sleep SIDS awareness campaign.

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Encounter the “Fourth” Man

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

In the book of Daniel we find the amazing story of three young, handsome Jewish guys who were brought in to be wined and dined, groomed and educated for three years to enter into the King’s service. The Chief Official changed their names to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were supplied with food and wine directly from the King’s table.

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By JONATHAN SCHERER

It may seem a strange place to face God, but sometimes we find unexpected things in the most unanticipated places. I’m sure that statement has been used before, yet it still rings true for this story.
It was mid-October when I made the fateful decision to venture off to Colorado for one last camping trip of the season. It might have already been cooling down up there, snow had fallen in the mountains, but I was certain I could handle it. Surely it wouldn’t be that bad. After all, I like going off on adventures on my own, camping by myself to get a little time away from everything.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The fall hunting season, for the many sports-minded individuals in the Panhandle, has arrived. The excitement of taking to the plains in the cool, early morning air has made even the most steadfast of hunters a little giddy. However, the drought has made things very difficult in a lot of ways for wildlife this year. Even if they could find water, animals may have had trouble finding food, as trees and plants also suffered from the lack of moisture. So what can hunters expect?

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Thomas Edison and the light bulb and the first transcontinental telegraph; Eli Whitney and the cotton gin; all of these innovative yet common items were born in October.
Were their creators inspired by the cooling days after the blistering hot summers? Or was it the simple fact that days were getting shorter and people needed light? It was closing in on harvest time for cotton and these famous inventors would want to be able to tell the world what they had accomplished?

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Halloween, celebrated each year on October 31, is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions that blended together over time to create the holiday we know today. Straddling the line between fall and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration to most people and yet superstition to others. Halloween has long been thought of as a day when the dead are able to return to the earth, and ancient Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off these lost, roaming ghosts.

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Royce Howell received his prize money as the winning contestant of the eighth week’s football contest. He got eight out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 48.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

As the last line of the national anthem was sung, “for the land of the free and the home of the brave,” two planes that had been circling the stadium zoomed across the field and released smoke in sync with the crowds' erupting cheers. “Doesn’t this give you chills?” asked Janet Banks DISD board member.