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By ROBIN SCOTT

   Soon, Dalhart will have a new Eagle Scout when Jonathan Baumert finishes up his Eagle Scout service project.  The scouts are a familiar sight in the Dalhart area, often showing up to help out with area events or to host their own.  When Baumert heard that Coach Bridgett Nicholson at Dalhart Intermediate School was getting ready to rejuvenate the gym at the school on her own, he volunteered to do his part to get the job done.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dallam County Sheriff’s Office acted on a reliable tip that led to a raid on a meth lab in Texline.  Meth, short for methamphetamine, is a dangerous narcotic that is frequently made from ingredients such as Sudafed, anhydrous ammonia and Coleman stove fuel.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

 A motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 87 North near Ponderosa Lane and S. Sedan Road was caused when a pickup truck stalled on the roadway.  The accident, which occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, left the highway strewn with debris and traffic backed up.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

    The Dalhart City Council passed a resolution at their Tuesday, June 8 meeting to keep a rate increase sought by Xcel Energy from going into effect for 90 days. City Manager Greg Duggan said if the council did not pass the resolution, the rate increase would go into effect in 30 days. The purpose of the 90-day suspension is to allow a rate attorney to review the rate change request. Also, Xcel must pay for the rate attorney, so the city is not out any money for extra attorney’s fees.

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  Members of Elk’s Lodge 2390 and Sherrie and Danny Doyle of B & G Muffler are determined that local soldiers stationed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan don’t go too long without a few basic necessities.  Items that everyone safe and sound at home take for granted are worth gold to a soldier serving across the ocean.

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By AARON GRAVES

 Hot! That would a good word to describe the past couple of weeks. Hot!
    Right on cue, high temperatures since June 1st have been in the 90s with a couple of exceptions. One such exception was June 7, in which the high hit 100 degrees.

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Can I? Now I Can!

    I trembled as I stuck the keys in the car ignition and started the engine.  It was still dark and I was the “designated driver” taking my husband to Amarillo for his eye surgery.  My trust in my own ability to drive the car to and from Amarillo six times in the next two weeks was not very strong.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Mother of three, Stephanie Gaines, will soon take on an additional role, actress.  That’s because the entry she submitted to the Claritin Living Clear Promotion not only won her $1,000 for being selected as one of the top three finalists, it won her the top spot and a $10,000 grand prize.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The fundraising campaign for the Dallam and Hartley Counties Library Expansion Project continues, and with the help of area businesses and individuals, is nearing fulfillment. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then Saturday’s Trail of Sales made many men rich.  The annual Trail of Sales was hosted by the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce, and this year more than fifty homes were signed up, but many more area residents held garage sales as well.

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“Did I do something that is not legal, or was she just looking for a reason to stop me?”

    Question:  I was just coming home from the bank when I was stopped by a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy. After I gave her my insurance and license, she told me she stopped me because while I was stopped at the red light, I had taken my foot off the brake (I have a standard) and my stop lights were not engaged. I can’t find this in the Texas DPS Driver’s Handbook. Did I do something that is not legal, or was she just looking for a reason to stop me? She only gave me a warning but I would like to know for future reference.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Eleven students from Dalhart traveled to the Austin area to compete in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition (TSSEC), and two came home with medals.  The competition was held over the Memorial Day weekend with 11,600 students participating.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) paid more than $800 to one of its recent members of the “Regional Solid Waste Grants Program.”  The City of Channing received the money as payment for its first load of recyclable metals.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    At Thursday’s luncheon meeting of the Dalhart Rotary Club, Sgt. Craig Cummings with the Texas Department of Public Safety gave a talk that had the members of the club sitting on the edge of their seats.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

In December 2009 members of the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department recognized six men for their achievements within the department during their annual Christmas Party held at the Loose Caboose.   One of these firemen was Glenn Pack, who was honored as Firefighter of the Year.

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    Robin Scott, reporter, writer and columnist for the Dalhart Texan since November 2008, has been named as the newspaper’s new News Desk Manager.  Susan Clay, Publisher of the Dalhart Texan, made the announcement on Thursday, May 26.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The hottest weather of the year is scheduled to hit Dalhart on Friday with mercury reaching triple digits.  Friday’s hot spell will only be surpassed by Saturday’s, when 100 degrees will seem cool compared to 104.  The overnight lows will provide much needed relief when temps drop back into the middle sixties.

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“I Can See!”

My husband has worn corrective lenses since third grade.  As soon as he was old enough, he got contacts, which he has worn for over fifty years.  Recently, we both needed to update our glasses so we made appointments. The doctor was appalled to learn that Chalmer has been wearing hard contacts all these years and never changed to the soft, friendlier-to-the-eyes, contacts!  Because of this the doctor told him he had to wear glasses until his cornea, which now resembled a road map, settled down. 

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By NATHAN FRENCH

The story of Memorial Day begins in the summer of 1865, when a prominent local druggist, Henry C. Welles, mentioned to some of his friends at a social gathering that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War it would be well to remember the patriotic dead by placing flowers on their graves.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The senior class of Dalhart High School and the XIT Secondary School graduated on Friday evening, May 28 at the Golden Wolves Stadium.  This year’s graduating class had 95 members who marched into the stadium to “Pomp and Circumstance” before proud parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors.  The graduation ceremony marks the beginning of a new journey for the students, as they enter young adulthood.