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Déjà Vu!!

     It wasn’t long ago when I wrote about meeting a wonderful couple, Tim and Beth, in the parking lot at Cracker Barrel in Amarillo to retrieve a family heirloom as they passed by from Michigan to Phoenix. If you remember, they came through snow, sleet and ice to deliver the ornate armoire to me, a complete stranger, at the request of my sister.

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By Nathan French

The Panhandle Press Association hosted its 100th convention last week in Canadian. The association’s three-day centennial celebration began Thursday and wrapped up Saturday morning.  The venues for the convention included the historic Palace Theater and the renowned Citadelle Art Foundation.  The convention provided local press the opportunity to study innovations and improvements regarding small town journalism, how small newspapers can improve, and awarding area newspapers for their hard work, tenacity, and dedication in the world of journalism.  

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By Robin Scott

    Last week, Susan Clay, Publisher of the Dalhart Texan, and several staff members had an opportunity to sit in an intimate setting at a luncheon in Canadian, and hear a few words from Mayor Bill White, the democratic gubernatorial candidate on the November ballot.  The brief “chat” White had with the small group was a part of his Texas tour in preparation of the General Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd.

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By Robin Scott

    The city of Dalhart has been recognized again for its outstanding recycling efforts in 2009.  CTRA, Cooperative Teamwork and Recycling Assistance, honored the city with a Certificate of Recognition for recycling 245.64 tons of materials in 2009.

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“Can I make my neighbors reimburse me for what it cost me to have it cleaned up?”

Question:  Back when that really bad wind/snow storm hit Dalhart, and all of the tree limbs and branches were knocked down and were everywhere, two of my neighbors’ tree branches fell into my yard, one on one side of my house and two from the other neighbor’s house on the other side.  Both of my neighbors removed the biggest part of the tree limbs, but neither of them had all of the leftover debris picked up. 

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By Robin Scott

The Mariah Project has begun in Texas.  The project was developed by ScandiaWind Southwest LLC, the joint venture company owned by Havgul Clean Energy AS, AlphaWind Energy Aps and PremiumWind Coalition.  Bringing the project to Texas was the dream of Jim Swafford of Bovina.  After being approached by several landowners about wind energy, Swafford asked Jens Petersen of Alpha Wind Energy to come to Texas and promote the project to local landowners. 

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By Robin Scott

On Friday evening, April 9th CASA 69, Inc. held its annual banquet at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church in Dalhart.  CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, represents children from Dallam, Hartley, Moore and Sherman Counties.  Guests were treated to a fajita buffet as well as entertainment.

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By Robin Scott

Sgt. Davis, son of Roy “Bernard” Davis and Vicky Williamson, younger brother of Roy Lynn Davis, and grandson of Hoyt and Alene Davis, was a 2000 graduate of Dalhart High School.  His life ended all too soon on September 19, 2009, when he was killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan while serving in the United States Army. 

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By Warren Slaughter
Special to the Texan


Four organizations had spokespersons at the Tuesday, April 13 meeting of the Dalhart City Council to request money from the city’s Community Development Fund. Sylvia Renick requested funding for Community Connect, Dalhart’s continuing education program. Kristine Olsen requested funding for various events sponsored by the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce, and for Keep Dalhart Beautiful. Dick Knight with the XIT Rangers requested funding for the Veteran’s Day parade that this organization puts on every year. 

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By Robin Scott

    The run-off election held on April 13th between David Moore and Corey Crabtree for Dallam County Commissioner Precinct 2 ended with a 60/40 percent victory in favor of Corey Crabtree.

 

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By C.F. David

Though the F.B.I. won’t confirm to the Boise City News that an arrest made by Georgia officials on Friday, March 26, is the elusive Boise City bank robber, local law enforcement officers, after having talked to the F.B.I., are confident that William Charles Allen of Florida is their man. However, as of press time, there wasn’t any information about Allen’s alleged accomplice in the Boise City robbery.

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By Robin Scott

    Only 12 Texas counties received an award from the office of Susan Combs, Comptroller of Public Accounts for the State of Texas, and Dallam County was the only rural county to receive the recognition.  The Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle Award recognizes counties that set the bar for financial transparency and opening their books to the public.  Dallam County received the award on February 25th.

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On the Trail of “Espresso” Powder

    In an effort to “get healthier” and lower my blood sugar, I have been watching TV shows that encourage doing just that!

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    Despite a particularly wet winter, Hilmar Cheese Company is making great progress on Phase II.  More than one hundred construction builders, welders and electricians are working diligently to keep the project on schedule.

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By Robin Scott

    For the second time in recent months a fire sparked by welding equipment broke out at Hilmar Cheese Company.  The fire, that occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13th, was quickly contained.  No one was injured and the damage to property was minimal. 

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By Robin Scott

    A group of Dalhart residents, as well as a few from Houston, California and Florida, recently traveled halfway around the world on a mission trip to Israel.  The group funded the trip themselves, as well as the projects they completed while in Israel.  Their trip, which mainly benefited special needs children in a school in Tiberius, also provided an opportunity to visit the Holy City of Jerusalem and other historical sites.

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Is it really true that a person could or could not picket at a funeral?

    Question:  I know that there are some really strange laws, but is it really true that a person could or could not picket at a funeral?  Why would such a law exist?

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By Robin Scott

    The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet on Thursday, April 8th at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.  The banquet was a great success from beginning to end, and the addition of two new categories of honorees added to the overall triumphant evening.

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By Robin Scott

    When Jim Gentil, a motivational speaker from Austin, spoke at the 2010 Chamber Banquet held at the Rita Blanca Coliseum on Thursday evening, April 8th, he posed a profound question to the guests in attendance:  How will you spend your dash? The dash is what may be found on a tombstone between a person’s date of birth and their date of death.  The dash is everything in between those two events, and the most important signification on the tombstone.  The dash represents that way a person has spent their life.

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By Rodney White

    The winner of this year’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Athlete of the Year award is Thomas Allen from Dalhart High School.  Thomas is one of those rare athletes that excel in every sport he plays.  He’s played varsity football, basketball, baseball and track.  He was a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman program, which is both an academic and athletic program.  This past season he was voted First Team All-District wide receiver and punter.  He followed that up with a basketball MVP team award.