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    The Dalhart City Council met in a whirlwind session on Tuesday, February 9. Council members passed two ordinances and set a date and time to call for bids all in the space of about 21 minutes.

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    The numerous bouts with winter weather have created havoc in Dallam and Hartley Counties.  From huge snowdrifts, to fallen trees, to icy front porch steps, the storms have made a mess for everyone.  Along with the anticipated problems with too much snow were a few additional ones that have caused trouble for area residents.  Where to park was high on the list of nuisances that had to be contended with.  Whether in front of houses, businesses or in large parking lots, more parking has been available for piles and piles of snow than vehicles.

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What if someone is harassing me that I’m not
related to and I am really scared I’m going to be hurt?

    Question:  I have heard that the only way a person may get a protective order against another person is if they have some sort of family relationship with one another.  What if someone is harassing me that I’m not related to and I am really scared I’m going to be hurt?

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Dallam County Treasurer
Incumbent Wes Ritchey

    As a lifelong resident of Dalhart, Wes Ritchey graduated from Dalhart High School in 1981 before going on to Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1986. 

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    St. James Episcopal Church will have their 32nd annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall at 801 Denver Avenue, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please use the WEST entrance to the Educational wing on Denver Avenue.

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    In what I thought was one of the roughest games I have ever seen (at least until the boys game which was much worse), the Lady Wolves used a smothering defense limiting Lubbock Cooper to 18 percent shooting, combined with a lot of trips to the free throw line to overpower Cooper 42-37.  The Lady Wolves who trailed Cooper by as much as nine points in the third period, made nine out of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter (75 percent) and outscored Cooper 16-6, to seal the victory and maintain their third place standing in district play.  Estacado, 4-5, maintained their margin behind Dalhart with a victory over Perryton, but the Lady Wolves have a 5-4 record in district with one game left, Tuesday night against Perryton, while Estacado has to play top ranked Levelland.

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    If there was ever an attempt at mutiny, it was certainly Friday night during the last home game by the Wolves.  In a very fast paced game that was up and down the court, the officials struggled to keep up with the action, and there was plenty of action as both teams were very aggressive.  Neither of the coaches were very happy, and both teams became very frustrated. In the end it was the Golden Wolves who kept their composure and pulled out a big victory over the Lubbock Cooper Pirates, 75-57. Believe me, the game was not as close as the score.  Dalhart is now16-6 for the year and 4-4 in district play.

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Dallam County Judge
Incumbent David D. Field

    On the bench since 1986, David D. Field is one of the senior members of the judiciary in Dallam County.  Field’s background is in engineering, having graduated with his Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975.  Before going to college, Field graduated from Dalhart High School and is a member of the class of 1968.

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Dallam County/District Clerk
Incumbent Terri Banks

    Terri Banks has held the office of Dallam County District and County Clerk since January 2007.  She has worked with the office since May 2000.   This is Banks’ first re-election run for an office she has come to thoroughly enjoy.

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    The City of Dalhart will allow residents to dispose of tree limbs at 200 Olive Street, outside the fenced area by the municipal garage, rather than going out to the landfill.  The opportunity is open from now through March 6th.  The recent weather storms have led to many downed tree limbs and branches causing the need for a place to put all of them.   City employees will continue to pick up limbs from curbs and in the alleys, but due to the massive amount, the process may take quite awhile. 

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    Many residents of the Dalhart area are currently deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.  The brave young men and women who are halfway around the world are in large part why Americans experience great freedom.  Several United States military members have found themselves deployed overseas more than once.  An effort to show them the support of their hometown continues, and a request for assistance goes out to everyone who has the benefit of staying here at home.

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    The year 2010 may go down as the winter of stormy weather for the Dallam and Hartley Counties area.  The first snowfall of the winter season came just after Christmas and was light enough to be called pleasant. It added that special something for the Holiday Season.  The second major system hit the area in late January and caused many closures for area businesses and schools, but everyone remained a bit light-hearted and enjoyed a couple of days away from regular routines.  The third bout with snow knocked branches off of nearly every tree in town, and by then any desire for snowfall was gone. 

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Romancing the Bean

    Nothing has “perked” the interest of my readers more than my recent jottings on coffee.  Apparently, it has caused quite a “stir.”

    Suddenly, messages have been arriving by phone, fax and face-to-face encounters on the street.  I even had a discussion on my return flight home from Houston on Saturday about coffee.  The lady shared with me that the best coffee she has found is Dunkin Donuts brand.  Since I’ve never tried that blend, I will make it the next coffee to tantalize my taste buds.

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Wednesday’s winter storm dumped more than six inches of heavy wet snow over Dallam and Hartley Counties.  The storm that began early Wednesday with a light rain turned to snow by early afternoon.  By midnight, several inches of snow and ice covered the area, causing numerous motor vehicle accidents and fender benders.

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    Welcome to the new arctic frontier, Dalhart, Texas. We’ve got snow, snow, snow. Polar bears and penguins freely roam the streets of Denrock. Tourists are flocking in from Colorado to ski down the boat ramp at Lake Rita Blanca. The 2010 Winter Olympics are set to start next week at the XIT Rodeo Arena.

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    Things always seem good when you have money in your pocket.  Many area youth now know that feeling, after the Bi-County Livestock Show Premium Sale.  The 2010 Premium Sale was a huge success with sales totaling $351,558.85.  In comparison, this year’s sale and last year’s sale brought in $75,000 more than the 2008 sale. 

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    Every two years the UIL conducts realignment for Texas High Schools, and every year someone comes away happy or sad about the results.  Monday the UIL (University Interscholastic League) released the new alignments for Dalhart.  There is good news and bad news. The good news is that we will no longer have those long road trips to Lubbock. The bad news is that we now have a four team district consisting of new addition Pampa, and old teams, Borger, and Perryton.  That means that three of the four teams in our district will make the playoffs; however, if you lose one game, it can be very costly.  More unfortunate news is there are not any 3A teams in our area. With the new alignment it will be very hard to schedule games because everyone else will be competing in district, while we will only be playing three district games.  Scheduling will be a nightmare for Coach Young and his staff.

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    An earthquake struck in the Texas Panhandle early Thursday morning as snow continued to fall throughout the High Plains.  Although earthquakes in Texas are rare, they are not unheard of, and Thursday’s quake was relatively small in magnitude. 

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    In what seems to be a recent transition turning us into a winter ski town, Dalhart has been pummeled with yet another snow storm.  Rain began falling Wednesday around noon and as the day continued, rain transitioned into sleet and then into very wet snow.  Snow continued through Wednesday night and into the early morning on Thursday.  Reports state that Wednesday’s storm left somewhere around four to six inches of snow accumulation with a bed of ice underneath. 

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    Dalhart, TX – An open house, new service projects, and many fun activities highlight this year’s observance of Catholic Schools Week at St. Anthony Catholic School.  The events are part of the nationwide celebration of Catholic education during the week of Jan. 31 – Feb 6.  This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools:  Dividends for Life,” underscores the commitment of schools like St. Anthony Catholic School to offer the foundation in faith, knowledge, morals and discipline that prepares students for successful lives.