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The Dalhart Texan will be closed for the Christmas Holiday beginning December 24th through January 3, 2010, and will reopen for business on Monday, January 4, 2010.

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By Robin Scott

More than 200 area residents took advantage of the free H1N1 Vaccination Day on December 16th at Rita Blanca Coliseum.  The daylong clinic provided both the live virus shot and nasal spray to all ages of people.  An estimated 50 percent of those receiving the vaccination were youngsters.

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By Robin Scott

During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School Board held Thursday evening, December 17th, Scott Hand, Director of Technology for DISD, presented the DISD Technology Plan for 2010 to 2013 to the board.  The plan was unanimously approved, and when implemented, will upgrade the district’s technological ability even more.

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By Robin Scott

The cafeteria at Dalhart Intermediate School was bustling with activity on Wednesday morning, December 16th as the HOSTS Reading Program held its annual Christmas party.  Thirty-two children and nearly twice as many mentors attended the party, enjoying refreshments, gifts, entertainment and fellowship.  HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) is in its 16th year at DIS.

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By Robin Scott

Twinkling lights, holiday wreaths, lawn ornaments, nativity scenes galore.  All types of Christmas decorations draped Dalhart lawns, homes, rooftops and more.  The 2009 Lighting Contest winners were selected Tuesday evening, December 15th and all of the winners managed to impress the judges.

 

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    Second graders from Dalhart Elementary School performed on Tuesday evening, December 15th at the Dalhart Intermediate School Auditorium.  The performance entitled, “A Cowboy Christmas,” was a compilation of Christmas tunes and poems with a twist.

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    The Dallam County Sheriff’s Office is made up of Sheriff Bruce Scott and four full-time deputies.  Together, the group has the onerous task of patrolling one of the larger counties within the state of Texas, covering approximately 1.3 million acres.  The task has become somewhat less burdensome with the recent addition ofDallam County’s newest deputy, Paul Rowell, who joins Chief Deputy Kevin Martin and deputies Jarrett Sides and Jack Reynolds.

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    The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department gave out new blankets to each resident of Coon Memorial Home in December.  The blankets were hand-delivered by Fire Chief Curtis Brown and several of the volunteer firefighters.

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The Grinch “almost” stole Christmas!

    Near our home in the Dallas area there is a huge hotel and conference center called the Gaylord Texan.  When we lived there, my husband drove a trolley at the Gaylord that took people shopping in the near-by Grapevine Mills mall and the quaint town of Grapevine, Texas. We enjoy staying there when we are in the area, especially during the Christmas season.

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    The Dalhart High School Band opened their portion of the Dalhart schools holiday concert on Sunday, December 13th with “I’ll be Home for Christmas.”  The song, which was first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943, and numerous artists since, reflects a spirit of Christmas and the longing for family and friends, even if occurring only in dreams.  The band performed the song splendidly, which created a reminiscent mood of days gone by.

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DALHART, TX.  December 14, 2009. Crediting the hard work of their employees, Hilmar Cheese Company received the Panhandle Workforce Development Board’s 2009 Employer of Excellence Award.

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    After more than 12 years with Bank of America, Terri Hein, long time resident of Dalhart, has announced her upcoming retirement.  Hein currently serves as Banking Center Manager of the Bank of America branch in Dalhart and, through her leadership, has helped the bank and its dedicated staff to receive numerous awards over the past several years.  The Dalhart branch continues to be one of the “Top ranked branches in the region for highest quality of customer service,” a competitive distinction that Hein and her staff are proud to hold.   

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    More than one hundred students from Dalhart Elementary and Intermediate Schools, Dalhart Christian Academy, St. Anthony’s School and home schools tried out for a spot on the 2009/10 Dalhart Jump & Jam team, an elite demonstration jump rope team comprised of 29 members.  Jumpers who made the team had to master 16 jump roping skills, all of which were taught during their regular P.E. classes.  During the season, the team will have practiced an estimated 300 hours.

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    Question:  I have two boys, ages 12 and 8.  They are always getting into trouble, and when I try to explain the law to them, they actually tell me that they can’t go to jail if they get into trouble and that there’s nothing I can do to force them to attend school or stay at home at night.  My older boy has even taken my car out while I’ve been asleep.  I really don’t know how to argue with them.  Can my children go to jail for missing school or running away or doing other things that they shouldn’t do?

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    Dale Rollins, an old time cowboy from Wisconsin, never thought he would ride a horse again, after a brain tumor and several strokes left him impaired.  But that all changed in June 2009 when Dale heard of Open Arms Therapy (OAT) and decided he’d like to give it a try.  OAT is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for the disabled. 

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    The annual banquet and fundraiser for Quail Unlimited was held on Friday evening, December 4th at Rita Blanca Coliseum.  The organization known for its habitat conservation efforts also presented an award to an area ranch for the work it has done to protect the habitat for quail. 

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    Hunting season is here, or fast approaching, for many species of birds and fur-bearing animals.  Cold weather and snow are often the first signals that it’s time to pack up the portable stove, move the deer stand to the hunting lease or set up the blind.  Another undeniable sign is the large flocks of geese dotting the skies in arrow formations. The bellowing squawks of the geese are a welcomed event every year for hunters and non-hunters alike.

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    A Moore County jury took less than an hour to convict a habitual criminal of assaulting a woman from Cactus last November.  The ending to the bizarre circumstances surrounding the felon’s arrest may bring some relief for the victim.

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    The Christmas Holiday is an unusual time of year because it brings with it many stresses that, on their own, are difficult to handle, but combined could spell disaster.  Managing the stresses that come with the holidays may be as easy as writing out a schedule or even saying “no.”  Each family’s needs are different, so the various suggestions to follow may work for some, all or none.  But one thing is for certain; everyone will be affected to some degree by the stresses that the holidays bring, so attempts to manage them should be worth their effort.

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Christmas Is — A National Holiday

We just returned from a few days in the Dallas area and coming through Amarillo we heard it; clerks saying, “Happy Holidays,” or faintly whispering, “Merry Christmas,” when you say it first!