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    People enjoy dates.  They enjoy honoring them, celebrating them and having something in common with an event that occurred on the same date.  On January 6, 1759 George Washington married Martha Dandridge Curtis, and on the same day in 1838, Samuel Morse made his first public demonstration of the telegraph.  Nearly 50 years later, also on January 6th, Seattle was connected to the east coast via the Great Northern Railway.

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    What has 230 Exhibitors, 250 Hogs, 20 Lambs, 54 Goats, 15 Steers, 8 Heifers, and 75 Rabbits?  You may be still be pondering upon what kind of event would have such a varied attendance. The time is nearing for the 2010 Bi-County Livestock Show with the show beginning on Wednesday, January 20th and continuing through Saturday, January 23rd. 

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    The USDA/NRCS is honoring two of their own on January 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  David Guest has spent 43 years, 355 days serving and John Childress has spent 31 years, 214 days serving the Dallam County community.  Both veterans are retiring, and the celebration will be held to recognize their many years of dedication.

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    Wanting some input from the Dalhart Independent School District Board, the Dalhart City Council voted to table a measure that would make turning right from Texas Blvd. onto Tennessee Blvd. during a red light illegal. The action was taken at the council’s regular meeting held on Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

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    “Happy New Year” is a phrase that resounds around the globe beginning at the stroke of midnight at the International Date Line and traveling around the world from there.  Fireworks fill the skies over Tokyo, Shri Lanka, Moscow, Paris, London, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and many towns in between, signifying that a new year has begun.  People attend elaborate parties and lift a glass of champagne at midnight to “bring in” the New Year.

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    Harper Scofield, a junior at Dalhart High School has received the honor of being the only Panhandle-area player named to the first team on the Class 3A ‘Associated Press’ All-State Football Team.  

    Scofield is a star defensive lineman for the Wolves; and due to both to his diligence and hard work has reached the playoffs for a school-record fourth consecutive year.  He is credited with 92 tackles, three caused fumbles, eight sacks, three fumble recoveries, and one blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown.  

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Rita Blanca Coliseum was packed with excited children on Sunday, December 20th, for the 3rd Annual Mary Bell’s Christmas for Kids.  The annual event is made possible through the generosity of local residents who provide the funding necessary to purchase hundreds of Christmas gifts for area children.  

 

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By Robin Scott

Two weeks off from school brings with it many possibilities.  Playing outside, especially if snow falls, watching Christmas specials on TV, or visiting relatives and exchanging gifts.  All are exciting events in the life of a young child who tries to fall asleep early on Christmas Eve so that Santa will visit.

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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.