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By LEANN PACHECO

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District Board of Directors met Tuesday evening, June 5 at Coon Memorial Hospital. Regular agenda items included: financial reports; CEO reports; discuss, review, take action on hospital, nursing home, Dalhart Family Medicine Clinic, and assisted living; new business; old business; Executive Session.

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By AARON GRAVES

Dalhart has already accumulated an inch of rain for June, a wonderful start considering June is one of the wettest months for our area. Not counting last year, June has received over 1.70” since 2007, with 2010 seeing almost 3” of rain.  During last year’s drought, however, we only received 0.21”.

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By JONATHAN SCHERER

It may come as a surprise even to some long-time locals that center-pivot irrigation is a relatively new practice in the Texas Panhandle area.  On the contrary, up until the early 1970’s such irrigation was all but unheard of. The size and shape of fields was dictated by older practices, meaning a traditional rectangular patchwork checkered the landscape.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
I rose early wanting to enjoy as much of the day as possible taking in all the sights and sounds during my short visit to Lancaster county, PA.  The rain had stopped and the rolling pasture land around the house was a lush green that only the Master Creator could have painted.  The peace was indescribable.  With all of this beauty around me, I marveled at the Scripture that says, “No eye has seen…no mind conceived…what God has prepared for them that love Him.” (I Cor. 2:9) How beautiful heaven must be!

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart’s city pool opened Sunday, June 3 at noon and none too soon for the local sun and water worshippers.
“Sixteen times eight,” stated newly appointed city manager James Stroud, “That’s how many pickles those children ate yesterday.” Picklesicles is one of the most popular items on the menu at the concession stand along with Funyuns, Laffy Taffy, and flaming hot cheetos. “They [children] like anything hot or salty.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Les Jones stopped a 2005 Chevrolet silver SUV for speeding at the intersection of Highway 102 and US Highway 87.  The driver’s 20 year old John Sylvester exhibited nervous behavior, and Jones asked for consent to search and Sylvester refused.

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The Dalhart High School class of 2012 graduated on Friday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The outcome from the Republican primary held Tuesday, May 29 resulted in Shane Stevenson and Dewayne Dennis in a run off for the Dallam County Constable position. Stevenson received 37.74 percent of the votes and Dennis received 23.32 percent of the votes. A total of 417 votes were cast in the race. Stevenson led with 157 votes, Dennis came in second with 97 votes, Roy Smith held the heat on Dennis with 96 votes and Sides claimed 67 votes. The run off election will take place on July 31, information regarding absentee ballots and early voting will be available in the Texan in the middle of July.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Snack Pack 4 Kids is a grassroots organization aimed at ending weekend hunger for children living in the Texas Panhandle. Through the program, food insecure children will be provided with a backpack filled with snacks each Friday of the school year.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Texas Parks and Wildlife recently responded to two independent bear sightings in the northwest Panhandle. The first bear was reported on a Hartley County farm near the New Mexico border. A young bear was observed by several people during a period of two days. It appears that the bear was eventually scared off the property and left the area.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
I know!  I said I was going to talk about buggies and bridges this week but all night this topic has run through my mind so I will lay aside the former and tackle the one on my heart.  It is, after all, the privilege of a writer.
I’m quite certain I cut my teeth on the church pew hymnal as my parents were regular church-goers, rarely missing a service. (A wonderful training, I might add.) But never, in all those many years, nor even in Bible College did we celebrate, Ascension Day.  That is, until my recent trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart residents gathered at the Gazebo in Memorial Park Cemetery Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The XIT Rangers, mounted on horseback, displayed flags representing each branch of the United States Armed Forces. Mayor Kevin Caddell served as the MC for the service.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Ryan Law graduated from Dalhart High School in 2009. Two months later, Law shipped to Army Basic Training at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. Law enlisted in the Army while still in high school, and was anxious to begin his time in the military.

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May 25, 2012. - I have paid attention and closely watched the status of the situation regarding the three students who will have to sit out Commencement Exercises due to their failure to pass the TAKS test. First of all I want to make it clear that I respect our DISD School Board members and Superintendent. I know all of them to be upstanding citizens of our community. I also realize that school board members, at times, have a thankless job to perform, and I am grateful for those who are willing to serve.

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The article, which ran in the Friday, May 25, 2012 edition of the Dalhart Texan incorrectly, stated that Dallam County Constable contender Dewayne Dennis was previously employed by the Randall and Parmer County Sheriff’s Departments. Dennis was never employed by either department.

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Reid Priestly has been selected as the Valedictorian of the 2012 senior class with a GPA of 3.898, which earned him the Valedictorian scholarship to be used at a university of his choosing. “Being Valedictorian is something I have wanted for a long time. I have worked to stay at the top of my class for the last couple of years,” Reid stated.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Memorial Day services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Gazebo in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dalhart Mayor Kevin Caddell will MC the Memorial Day Service. The message will be brought by Hillside Christian Church Campus Pastor Robert Ledbetter; Hillside Worship Pastor Jared McKinney will provide music for the program. The XIT Rangers will be present at the service, displaying the flags that represent each branch of the military.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Voting for the 2012 Primary Elections will be on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in both Dallam and Hartley Counties. Polling locations for Dallam County will be Texline City Hall for precincts 1 and 4 and the Courthouse Annex for precincts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Polling locations for Hartley County will be Hartley Community Building precinct 1, Channing Hartley County Courthouse Precinct 2 and all precincts may vote at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart. The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

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By AARON GRAVES

A solar eclipse is always an event for sky watchers. However, add the word “rare” to the event, and stage the eclipse at sunset, and you have a very special occasion. Such was the case Sunday evening as an annular eclipse was visible across the southwestern United States, including the Texas Panhandle.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
How can I share in one column the sights, sounds, and emotions created during a trip in May to the East Coast?  I have decided to take a few weeks to share with you some highlights of stepping back in time. I hope you enjoy the ride!