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A baby changes everything!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Excitement mounted as the characters donned their costumes to participate in the live nativity.  The lights in the auditorium dimmed and the play began.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District board of directors met for its November meeting at noon on Tuesday. Agenda items included a Medical Staff Report; Financial Report; CEO and QI Report; and Reports on Home Health, Hospice, Coon Memorial Nursing Home, Legacy Assisted Living, and Dalhart Family Medicine Clinic.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The excitement of Christmas is in the air, and Dalhart has begun its holiday transformation. Decorations are going up, and our little city’s generous spirit is as evident as ever.

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By LEANN PACHECO

I’ll keep rolling along,
Deep in my heart is a song,
Here on the range I belong.
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

--Sons of the Pioneers

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Show business can be on of the hardest and coldest businesses to work in, but you throw snow in the mix and it’s chilly willy, here we come! The La Rita Theater opens their annual Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. followed by an encore performance on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

It’s up to you how you chose to work off that Thanksgiving feast but the Shopping Warriors have a system. Shop until you are exhausted and your feet are killing you, and then sit down with a cup of coffee, a piece of chocolate and try on shoes! Drop your packages off at your car; remember to lock them in your truck and Roll that buggy back in the store for the next haul.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Linda and Stormy Bosell of Dalhart have adopted four children, have legal custody of two, and “would take more if the state would allow us,” said Linda. The couple was not a foster family, but was contacted by the state when the children needed placement because they were “the closest thing to family” the children had. The four oldest children are related, two of them being half-brothers to the Bosell’s natural grandsons.
“There was really no thought process,” said Linda. “The kids needed a home.”

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The Dalhart Ministerial Alliance is pleased to announce that the Edna’s Light Christmas Basket Adoption Program is in full swing.  The program benefits families in the community that feel they will need help with Christmas gifts for their children.

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Whether it is a weekend trip or a month long excursion, the Dalhart Police Department wants to help make your vacation an enjoyable one. One of the first steps is making sure that your home is in order while you are away. Many times, vacationers can really get in a rush and leave their homes wide open to a burglar. Often times, homeowners will leave so fast that they even forget to close and lock the doors.

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Kids, Santa and his helpers need your help this holiday season! They have some questions, and have asked The Texan to gather your good ideas.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The holiday is here, and whether you’re ready or not, the traditions of family, friends, football and food are upon us. The love-hate relationships with green bean casserole, the price of gas, travelers taking to the highways, and the move for retailers to open Thanksgiving afternoon: it’s all here. And then comes Christmas on the heels of a big fat turkey.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Wildlife biologist Joachim Treptow recently moved to the Dalhart area and is working for Texas Parks and Wildlife. He held a clean-up with area children at Rita Blanca Lake on Saturday, November 19. Treptow explained to the children the importance of keeping the environment clean and safe for wildlife in the area, as well as for people who visit the lake.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

If you want it to rain, just wash your car or hang your sheets on the clothes line right? No! Repaint the mail box placed to collect those letters bound for the North Pole! Just as the Texan staff finished painting Ol’ Saint Nic’s courier box it started to drizzle. Eeveryone in the area is so grateful for even the slightest moisture, not thinking it will last long; but then, lo and behold, that drizzle turned into a slight down pour and then pea size hail!

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Let the party begin!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Tis the beginning of the most waited for season in the year; Thanksgiving ushers it in and the party will ensue until New Year’s Day dawns!  It is a time for family and friends to gather and share the wonderful, holiday season!

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Wolves capped a frustrating season with a large number of representatives on this year’s all-district team.  As with every year there are a few people that you would like to see on the list that didn’t make it, but overall Dalhart was well represented.  The Wolves accomplished a first for Dalhart by making the playoffs for the sixth year in a row and finished the season with a 7-4 record on their way to the number one seed in the small school bracket.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Hawaiian themed annual stock holder’s meeting packed a punch with the message delivered by the keynote speaker, Tommy Engelke.
The COOP is rated in the top three for the state. Engleke elaborated on the impact Dallam County and Hartley County have had on the state of Texas in the agriculture industry.

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By LEANN PACHECO

So your youngsters have (almost) made it through the year in one piece. Now, as we near the festive holiday season and winter months, is not the time to get lazy with safety.
This is such an exciting time for kids, and while it’s true that many safety concerns are the same regardless of the season, parents should be especially watchful for increased injury risks during the holidays.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers some advice for families trying to maintain health and wellness throughout the holiday season and beyond.
Trees: When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “fire resistant.” If you purchase a live tree, be sure to keep the stand filled with water. Dry trees become a fire hazard. Never dispose of live garland, wreaths or trees by burning as they can ignite and flare very quickly.
Lights: Check all tree lights before hanging them on your tree. Make sure that all the bulbs work and that there are no frayed wires, broken sockets or loose connections. Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

What started out as fun landed Juan Guilfu and Christopher Peckham in jail on numerous charges. The ‘graffiti bandits’ may have been trying to send a message, but instead found themselves facing charges and owing restitution for damaging private property.  The message was loud and clear, but the reasoning behind the statement is yet to be known.

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Award-winning western history writer, Bill Neal, will speak and sign books at a benefit for the XIT Museum  at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19.