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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.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

All of the students in Dalhart are finally out of class for the summer.  The flex days portion of the school year drew to an end on Friday, June 3.  Students who scored high enough on their TAKS tests were able to begin their summer vacation two weeks early due to the flex days schedule that has been in effect for two years now.  School officials have scheduled flex days again for the next school year.  Those extra two weeks out of school is offered as an incentive to students to try their hardest on the yearly tests that are required by the State of Texas.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Dalhart has won its way onto the worldwide convenience store map.  Frontier Fuel Co. Express Lane and Juan Burrito’s Mexican Grille is one of 14 stores that are being recognized by Convenience Store News magazine.  It won the Best Interior Design category in Convenience Store News’ 2011 Store Design Awards.  Additional stores that received recognition were in Houston, Dubai and Alberta, Canada.  All of the winners will be featured in either the September or October issues of Convenience Store News.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

With a diploma in hand and a future in pictures before her, Kelsey Peeples is presenting her collection of photography at the XIT Museum starting on June 9 with a public reception from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lasting throughout the entire month of June, she plans to display a variety of types of pictures at the museum. “I have different portraits of people and also some beautiful sunsets and skyviews. I also included some of my pictures of England from a trip we took - they’re really cool."

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Golden Wolves Band filled the night air with music during their spring concert.  The young musicians have spent countless hours of rehearsal as a group, and individually, practicing to put on a performance to remember.  The band is under the direction of Rick Ball.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Homeland Security made a drug seizure at the Dalhart airport Wednesday evening.  The 1980’s model single engine Piper plane landed at approximately 8:00 p.m.   The plane was being followed by Homeland Security.  Once on the ground, the occupants refused to consent to a search of the craft by law enforcement officials.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

For just $60,000, you can “pay” a visit to the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. The price includes a seat on a deep-sea submersible that takes you to the wreck, as well as lectures, meals, and accommodations at the port of departure and also on the ship that will take you to the site. Once there, provided the weather conditions are good, each battery-operated submersible with one pilot can take two people down 12,465 feet to the shipwreck for an eleven to twelve hour trip.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with 19 other fire departments and a team from the U.S. Forest Service, battled a large grass fire that began on Tuesday, May 24 around 4:00 p.m.  The Dalhart Fire Department, Texline Fire Department and U.S.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The swimming pool has been cleaned thoroughly in anticipation of the crowds that were on hand Saturday when it opened for the first time this season.  Warm temperatures helped to entice additional swimmers out to take a dip.  The first swimmers of the season dived into the pool beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The pool remained open until 5:00 p.m.

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“As Newborn babies…”

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Interesting phrases such as clean slate, back to square one, and a blank canvas, indicate the freshness of new beginnings.  This is where I found myself with the young tween girls recently entrusted into my care on Wednesday night at church.  I ended Jotting Judi last week with them wondering what the word “amen” meant and why did I pray in “Jesus name.”  On my way home I reflected on a song from Sound of Music when Maria discovered the children couldn’t sing.  Her instruction led them to start with “do-re-me!”

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Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) recently announced at WINDPOWER that it will break ground on new S95 and S97 model wind turbines at a site near Channing, on June 7. The turbine components will be delivered in early August with construction beginning immediately and project commissioning in September when grid connectivity is expected.

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By JANELLE GOODELL
Horse owners are urged to take precaution when taking their horses to large gatherings this year.  The need for precaution stems from recent outbreaks of the rhino equine herpesvirus, also known as Rhino EHV-1.  This virus is a mutant strain of the rhino virus that horses normally are vaccinated for.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Dalhart residents braved strong winds and high temperatures to observe Memorial Day.  This was one of the windiest Memorial Days in recent history.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

It is hard to believe that it is almost summer time.  Summer is typically thought of being kicked off during Memorial Day weekend.  This, however, was not the original purpose behind the holiday weekend.  Memorial Day was created to remember the servicemen and women that had died protecting the values that Americans hold dear to their hearts.