Keep pets pest-free in summer
Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are annoying pests that not only bother people, but their pets as well. During the summer months the pesky pests flourish, and keeping animals safe from infestation is an important part of summer animal care.
Chelsea Owens, the 24-year-old daughter of Robert (Butch) & Christine Owens, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master’s of Science in Human Development & Family Studies on May 8th. Her thesis was titled “Having a Sibling with Cancer During Childhood”.
Meet Your Neighbor
Jody Evans has been a lifetime Panhandle resident. She moved to Dalhart from Sunray and has been involved in ranching all of her life. For two and a half years she has operated De Ja Vu, a shop in downtown Dalhart, specializing in flowers, gifts and “gently worn” clothing. She receives help with the business from her three sisters - Lori, Bunky and Marni.
Curious George visits the Library
Dallam–Hartley Counties Library Summer Reading Program presented KACV and You Summer Reading Tour with Curious George.
Activities included reading, picture taking, kite making, and of course lots of prizes. Each child also got to pick out a brand new book.
Little Wrangler Roping and Hunter Safety start next week
If your kids want to learn how to throw a rope by XIT or you need your certification to hunt by Dove Season, two Community Connect classes which begin next week, were designed for you. Registration is available online at www.dalhartcommunityeducation.org or in person at 701 E. 10th St. DISD Central Administration Building in Dalhart.
The Bag, the Bench, the Prayer Shawl
Monday I went to our regular 4:00 p.m. meeting at the newspaper. Right beside Susan’s desk sat a delightful tote bag. This bag would hold a lot of stuff!!! I loved it!! I envied her for having it. We laughed together as she showed me all the “bells and whistles,” compartments, zippers and wheels
An event of a lifetime
The Dallam and Hartley Counties Historical Association and XIT Museum honored local photographer, Sylvia Renick, at a reception held Thursday, July 2nd. Renick’s photography exhibit entitled “The Privileged” was inspired by a quote, “The Privilege of a lifetime of being who you are [Joseph Campbell].” The exhibit unveiled last Thursday is open to the public and will run through July 31st.
XIT Rodeo Queen contestant
Jamie Coleen Frazier is the 16 year old daughter of Joel and Donna Frazier. She is the granddaughter of the late Neal and Jessie Petty and Sarah Jo and the late JD Frazier.
More children may be involved in allegations against Hartley teacher
A 13-year-old girl has made allegations against a Hartley ISD teacher of causing her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with him. The allegation against Thompson by the young girl lead to an investigation and the subsequent issuance of a warrant for arrest. The warrant issued for the arrest of Ronald Alvin Thompson was executed on Monday, July 6th and Thompson was taken into custody.
The source of anger
No one is immune from feeling angry, and everyone gets angry sometime. Why and when one gets angry is as specific to an individual as a set of fingerprints. Anger is described in the dictionary as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong, a feeling of wrath.
Walk on the wild side
The Walk on the Wild Side day camp provided a chance to learn about nature in different ways. The three-day camp ran from June 30th through July 2nd. Youngsters were face to face with snakes, made plaster casts, and walked through the canyon. Each activity incorporated nature in its theme.
Picnic beneath the shade trees
Hotdogs, potato chips, and brownies were the ideal spread for a picnic on Thursday afternoon in front of High Country Community Rural Health Clinic. The clinic sponsored the picnic that was open to Dalhart residents. This year’s picnic marked the 11th for the annual event, which began in 1998.
Recycling will save city and residents money
The Dalhart Water and Sanitation Department sent out a message within the 2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report received by city residents this past week. The message is both a reminder and a plea for residents to use the correct garbage dumpsters when disposing of garbage, newspapers, and yard clippings.
Drama Camp Grand Finale Friday
DalhARTs Drama Camp students will complete their week of study with a Grand Finale Production, Friday July 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Dalhart High School Auditorium. About 45 students, ages 5 to 15, have been studying music, drama and dance under the direction of members of the Gypsy Theatre Co.
XIT Rodeo Queen contestant
Rebecca Richardson is the 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Susie Richardson. She is a senior at Clayton High School. Rebecca lives on the Pacheco Ranch where her father is a cowboy. She has a brother, Remington, and a sister, Robyn. Rebecca enjoys ranch life very much, whether it’s working cattle, training horses, running barrels or riding bronc’s at ranch rodeo.
Swine Flu has not slowed to date
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially classified 89,921 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. To date 380 people have died worldwide. The United States has reported 33,902 laboratory confirmed human cases or 37.70 percent of the total cases worldwide. Deaths in the United States have reached 170 or 47.73 percent of the total deaths worldwide. The Phase 6 Alert continues.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: I would like to become a notary public and maybe earn a little extra cash. What do I need to do and how much can I charge for notary services?
Fireworks burst in air over Rita Blanca
Back in 1776, people didn’t use the phrase, “I’m proud to be an American.” At that time, the colonies were sovereign from one another and the colonists were just beginning to understand that they were no longer under British rule. Many events in history have given rise to a theme of pride and of unity, beginning with the Revolution, and most recently with the war in Iraq.
Deep in the heart of Texas rings true in summer
There’s no time like summertime for the words of the old standard, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” to ring true. The song, lyrics by June Hershey and music by Don Swander, was written in 1941. It was first recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and his Orchestra for Decca Record, Los Angelos, California. It was a side B song to “Ollie Ollie Out’s in Free” and spent five weeks at the top of “Your Hit Parade” in 1942.
2009 Reigning XIT Rodeo Queen