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“The lady didn’t call the police so far as I know, but could I have been arrested for taking something out of the dumpster?”

Question:  I picked up some fencing material that was sitting next to the dumpster in the alley.  The alley isn’t the one behind my house, but a couple of streets over.  A lady who was dumping her trash while I was putting the fencing material in the bed of my pickup truck said she was going to call the police.  She said it was against the law for me to take anything out of the trash.  I recall reading an Ask the Lawyer column a while back about trash and that if a person throws something away they can’t still claim they own it or something like that.  The lady didn’t call the police so far as I know, but could I have been arrested for taking something out of the dumpster? 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The votes have been tabulated in Saturday’s elections and winners have been announced.  Area residents participated in the election of members to the Dalhart City Council and the Dalhart Independent School Board.  The results are in and both boards remain static with no changes from the prior year.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Friday afternoon saw a couple of fender benders on Denver Ave.  The first occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. when a vehicle left the Bartlett’s parking lot and was struck by an oncoming pick up truck.  The second occurred less than 30 minutes later and was a bit of a freak accident.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Dalhart Elementary School Principal Karen Taft finds a great deal of joy in maintaining the Running Wolf Habitat that sits just behind the school in the back corner of the property.  The habitat, which has grown in its seven years from a patch of dirt to a flourishing garden, is used to teach children about wildlife and plants and how to care for both.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A new queen of the Lion’s Club was selected on Tuesday, May 4 at a celebration held at the Dalhart High School Auditorium.  Kicking off the fun was a barbecue dinner provided by Hodies.  All of the Lions and their spouses, families, guests and the contestants and their families and guests enjoyed the dinner.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
    As Dalhart area six-year-olds walk across a stage to accept their Kindergarten diploma, their parents are pondering, “What will the next twelve years bring?” until the youngsters again walk across a stage to accept their high school diploma.  Both are monumental occasions worthy of a day of reverence and celebration.
 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    When I was about three-years-old, my mother and I took a trip to the local super market.  I was so excited that my mother took just me, and left my three older brothers at home.  I was very happy to have my mother all to myself, and it made me feel like a “big” girl, and not the baby of four children.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

In a ceremony on Tuesday, May 4, men and women who have been killed in the line of duty as correctional officers were honored.  A memorial service was held out at the Dalhart Unit during National Correctional Officers Week.  The week is set aside to honor the work done by all men and women serving in the field of corrections and especially those who have paid the ultimate price for their service.

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The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Sparkle

    My cell phone rang.  It was Chalmer telling me to hurry outside and check out the rainbow.  I dropped what I was doing and gazed toward the darkened sky to catch a glimpse of one of my favorite sights.  No go!  The houses and trees around our house blocked the view of one of my favorite things!  A couple of hours later, he called again. “Run out the front door and see if you can see it; another rainbow.”  Nope! That is one view that even my front porch would not allow. I missed it; twice!

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A small airplane was delayed at the Dalhart Municipal Airport on Tuesday afternoon.  The delay was due to a concern by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Apparently the plane’s identification was questionable, and when the plane made a routine stop in Dalhart to refuel, officers from area law enforcement detained the plane and pilot until the “all clear” was given.

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By NATHAN FRENCH
    George Best once said “I have spent a lot of money on booze, birds and classic cars. The rest I just squandered.”  It has also been said that a classic car is the fastest way to a man’s heart, a woman’s eye, and a rich man’s wallet.  While some of this may ring true, it is undeniable that the allure of a fast car, the beauty in a classic, and the passion for motoring is enticing.

 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Dalhart Elementary School received the Title I, Part A Distinguished Performance Award for the 2009/10 school year.  The award is in recognition of the school’s efforts of ensuring that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging State of Texas academic standards and assessment. 

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Texanisms

    Columns by writers are supposed to be profound; offer some stunning intellect, therefore leaving the reader astonished at some revelation.  This is the reason I have never embarked on a column, as I can often shock but very rarely astonish.  

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Is there a way to sue someone who served alcohol to someone else that was already clearly intoxicated?

    Question:  Is there a way to sue someone who served alcohol to someone else that was already clearly intoxicated?  Also, I wanted to know whether or not I should have called the police when I saw what I thought was a person being served alcohol even though they were acting like they were drunk already.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    On Saturday, May 1, 540 little boys and girls found their way to the baseball park at Rita Blanca Lake.  With the help of Ted Hoover of Cargill throwing out the first pitch, little league season got underway.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Texan says good-bye to one of its employees with the longest running history with the newspaper.  Eulene Phelps retired after 36 years of dedicated service to the Texan.  On Friday, April 30, Dalhart Texan Publisher Susan Clay held a celebration in Eulene’s honor.  She was joined by current staff, former staff, friends and family.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Jim Crawford, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wilbur-Ellis Company announced in a press release on Wednesday, April 28 that Wilbur-Ellis Company has purchased the assets of Premier Ag, LLC.  
    Premier Ag is known as a-full service plant nutrition, seed and plant protection products retailer co-owned by Cargill and Sunray Co-op with headquarters in Dalhart.  According to Wilbur-Ellis, the purchase includes locations in Sunray and Hugoton, Kansas. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School Board held on Tuesday evening, April 20th, Principal David Steele from Dalhart High School made a presentation to the board of trustees on whether or not to fully open the DHS campus during the lunch hour.