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By ROBIN SCOTT

Student members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) met on Friday, October 29 before the football game for a “pig out,” in the open field behind the stadium.  The cookout included two whole pigs that were roasted on the grill and served with tortillas.  The event was open to area youth and they attended in mass.

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Cody Cover

This week’s winner of the week, Cody Cover, predicted all ten football games correctly in this tenth week of the contest.

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The 2010 General Election was held on Tuesday, November 2, with polls closing at 7:00 p.m. across the state.  The results of the election will be included in Friday’s Dalhart Texan.  This year’s election included a hotly contested race for the Governor’s office between incumbent Governor Rick Perry, and former Mayor of Houston, Bill White.  Be sure to read all about local election results as well as state offices in Friday’s paper.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t the Texas Constitution require a balanced budget?

Question:  I saw a commercial on TV with Governor Rick Perry taking credit for keeping a balanced budget while he’s been in office.  Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t the Texas Constitution require a balanced budget?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Golden Wolves Band recently traveled to Amarillo for the UIL Region 1 Marching Band Contest.  The event, held on October 16, proved a successful day for Dalhart’s marching group.
In competition, the band played “Quad City Stomp,” written by Michael Sweeney and arranged by Eric Rath.  The event was held at the Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo and consisted of four 3A bands.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The 13 seniors on the Golden Wolves football team finished their last home game in style as they dominated the Pampa Harvesters both offensively and defensively, overcoming penalties and 3 fumbles lost on the way to a 38-6 victory Friday night in what might be the last game ever played in Memorial Stadium.  The stadium has a lot of memories but the Dalhart fans have never been prouder than they were at the way the Wolves bounced back from a defeat last week to Borger.  Coach Young and his staff had the team really well prepared and nothing that the Bulldogs tried seemed to work.  The only points that Borger was able to score was off of a 25 yard fumble return for a touchdown, otherwise the Wolves would have held Borger scoreless.  The Wolves have held their opponents to a total of 60 points this year, which is an average of 6 points a game, while scoring 392 points, an average of 39.2 points per game.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The orphanage that was built after the tsunami struck the coast of Thailand in 2006 continues to receive the support of area residents.  On Sunday, October 24, members of the People’s Church held a Pancake Banquet to raise funds for its continued support of the orphanage.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Dalhart residents have one thing to look forward to in 2011: increased taxes on their electric bills. The Dalhart City Council voted to accept the first readings of Ordinances 2010-22 and 2010-24, which will set the franchise tax rates with Xcel Energy and Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative at five percent instead of the current three percent. According to the city charter, three readings of franchise tax rate ordinances must be held, and then the ordinance will go into effect no sooner than 60 days following the last reading. In order to get all of the readings in and for enough time to pass, the new tax rates will go into effect on February 1, 2011. If citizens desire, they may challenge the tax rate with a referendum. The franchise tax agreements will be in effect for 10 years.

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Hundreds of ballots were cast in the 2010 Second Annual Community Choice Awards naming the area’s favorite places, food, people and businesses.  See the special section in today’s edition of the Dalhart Texan and find out who won and in what categories.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

This year Halloween falls on Sunday, October 31, but area residents will celebrate the time for trick-or-treating, costume parties, braving haunted houses and carving jack-o-lanterns on Saturday, October 30.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Rita Blanca Coliseum was filled with chili tasters on Saturday, October 23 for the 10th Annual Roadkill and Rolaids Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Dalhart Rotary Club.  Eighteen participants were judged in categories including red chili, green chili, CASI chili, salsa and beans, and guests weren’t disappointed by the delicious entries.

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Dilemmas

Our journey in life is sometimes clouded by the uncertainty of a dilemma.  We wonder which fork in the road to take and how it will affect a later season of our life.  Sometimes we become bogged down in the decision making process and sometimes feel we have a clear picture and go full steam ahead towards the goal.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Two pickup trucks collided in the intersection of Norman Avenue and Third Street late Monday afternoon, October 25.  The accident happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. when both vehicles failed to yield the right-of-way to the other in an intersection that has no stop signs.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Rory Gomez of Dalhart has been named the Texas Department of Transportation’s new Dalhart Maintenance Section Supervisor.  Gomez replaces Johnnie Bates, who retired earlier this year.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Friday was a bad day for the Dalhart sports teams and the Lady Wolves were no exception.  After beating Borger in the first two meetings between the two teams, the Lady Wolves struggled to keep up with the hustle and strong attacks from the Lady Dogs, while the Dalhart blocking game always seemed to be just a touch off.

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Shelly Harrison

For the first time this year in the weekly football contest, someone has won twice.  This week’s Winner of the Week, Shelly Harrison of Amarillo, won last week and wins again with nine correct predictions, in the ninth week of the contest.

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“Can my neighbors keep three feet of my property just because the fence has been in place for more than 10 years?”

Question:  Before my neighbor or I bought our houses, previous owners put up a fence between the two properties.  We have both lived at our properties for more than 10 years.  I found out that the neighbor’s fence is actually about three feet onto my property line but was told that I can’t make them move their fence any longer because it has been in place for more than ten years.  Can my neighbors keep three feet of my property just because the fence has been in place for more than 10 years?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Fire broke out on a ranch at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23.  The fire, which brought in emergency responders from three area fire departments, consumed approximately 230 acres of ranch land.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Borger Bulldogs used a lot of little things to hand the Golden Wolves their first defeat of the year.  But in the end, the two platoon system of the larger school took it’s toll on the Wolves, and the fresh players started to wear down the mighty Wolves giving Borger the ability to control time of possession and keep the Wolves offense off of the field.  In the battle for first place in the district race both teams fought hard, but the Bulldogs had fewer mistakes and went home with a 12 –3 victory over the Golden Wolves

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Toes tapped and hands clapped at the First Annual Country and Gospel Benefit Concert held Saturday evening, October 16 in the Dalhart High School Auditorium.  Several groups, from both near and far, entertained a full house with Gospel standards, contemporary Gospel and a bit of country thrown in for good measure.