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Internet, laptop, smart phone, iPod, MP3, CD, portable DVD, digital
camera, Kindle, WebTV, PSP, DSi, GameBoy, GPS, Bluetooth, OnStar, WiFi
and 3G. A person can get plugged into so many different devices and all
at the same time, even while driving. And “plugged in” is more a
relative term, as most of the devices don’t require a plug at all
except to recharge long-life batteries. Cell phones have long been
able to connect to the Internet and keep contact information and now
have Windows and an ability to create documents. They have taken the
building out of the office and replaced it with anywhere cell service
CASA Playhouse makes summer debut
After many months of hard work and a family effort, the CASA
Playhouse is ready for its summer tour. Our Dalhart friends may have
watched as the playhouse took shape on the lot of the H & R
Construction workshop at 220 Denver Avenue. The completed CASA
Playhouse was transported from the lot on June 12th just in time for
its first public appearance in the Dogie Days Parade in Dumas the next
Local barrel racer awarded Rookie of the Year scholarship
Channing’s Haley Nelson qualified to compete in barrel racing at
the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper Wyoming held June 14-20.
Nelson, a 2008 graduate of Channing High School, attends Levelland’s
South Plains College. She entered the rodeo finals ranked 13th
overall. No points from the school year were carried over to the rodeo
finals and each competitor started out on the same footing.
hree jurisdictions’ rules for fireworks
Residents living in the Dallam/Hartley Counties area and within the
city of Dalhart may need to consider the rules, regulations and bans
for three different jurisdictions: Dallam County, Hartley County and
Dalhart, before purchasing and setting off fireworks this year.
233 candles on her cake
On July 4, 1777, Philadelphia was aglow with blazing bonfires.
Merchants and citizens placed candles in their windows, church bells
pealed throughout the city and ships shot cannons. It was just one
year before that the United States of America was born and declared
that the colonies no longer belonged to Great Britain. It was her 1st
The Las Viajeras Club’s Short Story and Poetry contest winners announced
The Las Viajeras Club’s Short Story and Poetry contest winners are Luke
Daniels, Sidney Fahnert, Colton Bezner and Kerstin Schroder. The
winners and their families and friends were invited to the club’s March
9th meeting to read their winning entries. Their entries were then
sent for judging in the state’s Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.
Luke Daniels, Sidney Fahnert, and Colton Bezner placed second place in
the TFWC’s state contest. The Las Viajeras Club is very proud of these
students and their accomplishments.
The Best Laid Plans
I waved good-bye as my husband left on a trip in January. I had my
plans all made; I would drag out my scrap-booking material and spend
the next four days secluded in my own little world “catching up” on a
hobby I love. I would organize, crop, do layouts and work late into
the night; stopping only if necessary. I had it all planned. I passed
by my newly acquired “scrap-booking center,” anxious to get to work.
A Walton Wedding
Driving down Denver Avenue on Friday afternoon, I was drawn to a
familiar home surrounded by a white picket fence. Along with the
familiar white wicker furniture and red geraniums on the picturesque
front porch, white tulle and flowers were being added to the décor. In
the front yard, someone was setting up folding chairs.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: With the death of a pop star that had sole custody of his
three children, I was wondering, what could happen to Michael Jackson’s
three children since he has passed away?
Let our small town spirit be rekindled
This week, many towns across the country, large and small, will
celebrate the Independence of the United States of America. Parades
and family get-togethers will dominate the scene as fireworks burst on
the canvas of a darkening sky. It is the perfect day for community
International visitors amazed by Dalhart dairies on Jersey Worlds Combine tour
International dairy producers and Jersey
cattle experts from across the country and throughout the world visited
several dairy facilities in the Dalhart area last week as part of the
2009 Jersey Worlds Combine tour and annual meeting.
Members of Jersey cattle associations from all
over the world come together for this annual event, which is held in a
different country each year. This international conference provides
producers with an opportunity to network with other dairymen; learn
about the latest practices being used in dairy production throughout
the world; and celebrate the success of the Jersey breed.
Snakes seek out refuge from the heat
The hot months of summer and early fall lend themselves to snake
sightings. Central Dispatch also receives numerous calls for help in
getting a wandering snake out of a house or business. Most people have
learned to tolerate sharing the outdoors with the many different types
of snakes found in the panhandle, but sharing one’s home or office is
Swine Flu has not slowed to date
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially
classified 70,893 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. To
date 311 people have died worldwide. The United States has reported
27,717 laboratory confirmed human cases or 39.09 percent of the total
cases worldwide. Deaths in the United States have reached 127 or 40.83
percent of the total deaths worldwide. The Phase 6 Alert continues.
Reception for local photographer at XIT Museum
The Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association presents
local photographer Sylvia Renick in her third gallery showing at a
reception to be held at the XIT Museum on Thursday, July 2nd beginning
at 7:00 p.m. The subject matter of Renick’s exhibit will be unveiled
along with the photographs.
California man dies in Hartley County
A driver with Swift Transportation out of Phoenix, Arizona was found
dead in his truck on Sunday, June 21st. Chester Austin, age 55, from
Palmdale, California, was pronounced dead at the scene by Hartley
County Justice of the Peace Edwyna Womble. Austin is believed to have
suffered a heart attack. He managed to pull his truck off of the
roadway before passing away.
Air conditioner source of fire on Olive
The Dalhart Fire Department responded to a fire in the 1200 block
of Olive Avenue on Friday, June 19th. The fire occurred at the noon
hour and was confined to the home’s air conditioning unit.
City Council holds abatement hearing
Members of the Dalhart City Council held a hearing to abate a
detached garage at 521 Olive. The building has been deemed dangerous
due to its deteriorated state. During the hearing, City Code
Enforcement Officer Nick Martinez circulated photographs of the
building among the council members.
Code Department is here to help
As Code Compliance Officer for the City of Dalhart, Nick Martinez’s
responsibilities include enhancing the neighborhoods of Dalhart,
keeping the citizen’s health, safety and welfare always in the
forefront, while operating in a responsive and fair manner. Martinez
also strives to improve customer service and increase customer
awareness, all the while respecting the property rights of citizens.
Sorting out the chaff
It is time for wheat harvest. The “amber waves of
grain” sway stately in the field waiting for the farmer to glean their
treasured heads. As the combine makes its way down the field, the
hopper glistens with the fruit of the labor while the chaff is
discarded and blown in the wind. Webster describes chaff as worthless
JBS strategically restructured ownership of Five Rivers Cattle Feeding
In a calculated move to cope with industry struggles and
proposed legislation that would restrict packer ownership of cattle,
JBS S.A. has divided the ownership of Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, with
JBS USA retaining ownership of the 10 feedlots and J&F Oklahoma
Holdings assuming ownership of the cattle.