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By JILL BEMPONG

The National Junior High Finals Rodeo, which has more than 1,000 contestants from the United States, Canada and Australia and takes place in Gallup, NM, really only has one truly important contestant as far as the Wilkerson family  is concerned.  That would be Cassi Wilkerson, a seventh grader from Turlock, CA, who has earned a place on the California National Junior High Rodeo team and will compete in Pole Bending. Cassi is the granddaughter of Larry and Carla Wilkerson, long time residents of Dalhart; and daughter of Robert, who graduated from Dalhart High in 1985, and Melodie. Robert’s siblings, Todd Wilkerson and Amy Garner, are Dalhart residents as well. Interestingly, Turlock, CA is about 11 miles from Hilmar, CA where Hilmar Cheese is based.

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To save money on utility bills

By AARON GRAVES

One thing is for sure, Dalhart is hot!
For 14 of the first 15 days of the month, Dalhart’s temperature has been above 90 degrees. Most of those days we reached the upper 90s, and four of those days it rose to 100 degrees or more. Yesterday’s high, the 16th of June, was expected to hit 105.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

With our present-day communications being less and less of the letter-writing origin, and more often that of quick, abbreviated email and texting, it might be hard to imagine that at one time, the mark of validity for a town was to have its very own post office. But for Dalhart, the post office was a vital requirement for a town forming at the turn of the twentieth century. Robert Edgell, the very first editor of the newspaper at that time, then called The Denrock Sun, printed his own advertisement in which he listed several businesses needed in the fledgling community, ending with this declaration: “My kingdom for a post office."

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart resident and area cattleman Tom Jessop recently earned his fourth trip to the B.A.S.S. Federation’s National Championship Tournament. At the National Championship tournament, Jessop has the opportunity to qualify to continue on to the Bassmaster Classic.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day.  It never seems to receive the notoriety as Mother’s Day.  Could it be partly because America has allowed the image we once had of “good ole dad” to be distorted by the more popular role of him being a clueless klutz on TV?  You only need to watch sitcoms and commercials for a brief time to find dad in a role as the underdog; a man who just can’t seem to do anything right.  (I, for one, love the mute button on my remote!)

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The Carpenter’s Daughter
(A tribute to my two fathers)

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

He’s gone now, my earthly father, but I can picture him as he bent over the workbench in his shop behind the house. His weathered hands drew out a design on a fine piece of wood. Sometimes he gave me a “scrap of wood” so I could fashion a small wooden “boat” to sail in a puddle. He was a carpenter and I am his daughter.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Dallam County has officially been declared a Local Disaster by the Dallam County Commissioners Court. That declaration allows the county to ban the sale and use of fireworks under Section 418.108 of the Texas Government Code. Dallam County joins the other 25 Texas Panhandle counties in banning the sale and use of fireworks due to the extreme drought conditions faced by the area. Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle has also banned the sale and use of fireworks due to the drought. The text of the Disaster Declaration appears at the end of this story.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
Several thousand dollars worth of damage was done at the Express Lane #4 Mazzio’s, located at 1105 South US Highway 87, on the morning of Tuesday, June 14, 2011, when an 18-wheel truck ran over two diesel pumps while leaving the facility.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

The idea of an annual day specifically devoted to celebrating the United States Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885 when BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher in Wisconsin, arranged a day for his pupils to observe June 14, the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as, “Flag Birthday.”
Celebrations such as this continued across the country for the next three decades until Flag Day, or the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

Some of us remember the “good old days;” cooling off in a big galvanized tub or cattle tank, or taking a refreshing dip in a nearby pond.  The next generation recalls the occasional family pool owned by the more “well-to-do” in the community.  Then communities introduced the public pool where kids congregated to find some relief from the scorching summer sun.  Water parks and super water slides dot the nation. “Just add water” and people will trek long distances to bask in the sun and dip in the cool refreshing aqua colored water!

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart Youth Baseball will soon be over, after an eight week season. According to board President Robbie Randall, the t-ball teams had their closing ceremony Thursday, June 9, and the rest of the league will have their closing ceremonies on June, 18.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

My Paw Paw, Jim Bob Allison, rode a horse from San Jon, NM, to Hereford, several times a month in the 1930’s to court my grandmother, Ruth, otherwise known to me as Nonnie. They finally married in June of 1941, but what fascinates me about their courtship is this: Paw Paw’s trip to Hereford took two days to make each way, and my Paw Paw never had to open a gate to cut through the land. Why? Because it was the Dust Bowl years, and as he said long ago, “Where there were fences, I just rode over them because there was so much dirt built up."

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart LEO Club installed the founding officers that will take the reins for the 2011-2012 school year.  The LEO Club is a civic based club that allows the youth of today to gain experience for tomorrow.  The acronym LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity.  Members of this club are learning the importance of being a leader in the community under the guidance of area Lion’s Club sponsors.  The sponsors for the Dalhart LEO Club are Trent and Julee Cunningham, Clint Talley and Cari Stanley.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Texas is in the throes of what is now the third worst drought since record keeping began in 1895. This is according to Dr. John Nelson-Gammon a Texas A & M University atmospheric sciences professor and state climatologist. As he writes in his blog, the “Climate Abyss”:
“Based on Palmer Drought Severity Index values, this is the third-worst drought Texas has ever seen in the month of May."

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By JILL BEMPONG

The Barber Ranch in Channing has been raising Herefords for more than 100 years.  Now it will also be known for harvesting something that West Texas has in abundance – wind.  On Tuesday, June 7, Suzlon, an international conglomerate that has installed more than 8,000 wind turbines around the world, broke ground on the site where two prototype S9X wind turbines will be built.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

People in Hartley County will be unable to purchase fireworks this year as the Fourth of July quickly approaches.  Hartley County Judge Ronnie Gordon issued a disaster declaration on June 8 prohibiting the sale or use of all fireworks within the county.  Texas law (Local government Code 352.051) allows county judges to issue a ban on sale of fireworks for 60 hours unless the governor authorizes an extension of the broader restriction.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Imagine being a soldier fighting for your country and being injured both in mind and body.  Many of the veterans that are returning from deployment overseas are facing at least one of those issues.  The Wounded Warrior Project was created in 2003 to help servicemen and women readjust to what is considered normal everyday life.  They offer packs to the servicemen that are hospitalized following being wounded while actively serving overseas.

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Good Memories

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

While preparing for children’s church last week, a song surfaced from deep within my brain.  I had used it years ago with children and wondered why it was stuck in my thoughts when I couldn’t see how it could fit in the lesson.  Still, I jotted it down, (How did Moses cross the Red Sea), on a note card and went on with what I was doing. Several times during the week I found myself humming the song. I was perplexed.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The first annual Big Juan’s Motorcycle Run brought many new faces to Dalhart on Saturday.  Registration began at 8:30 a.m. with the first riders leaving on the run an hour later.  All of the cycles were registered and out on the road by 11:00 a.m.  Strong Texas winds and high temperatures didn’t keep folks from coming out for a day filled with festivities.  A total of 86 bikes were registered with over 100 riders total.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Sears and Craftsman have joined together to bring professional appraisers to 31 out of the nearly 900 Sears Hometown Stores across the country.  Dalhart was chosen to be one of the lucky few stores selected.  To be selected for this privilege, Mike and Marcy Willis, owners of the Dalhart Sears Hometown Store, wrote an essay on why their store should be chosen.