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By Robin Scott
The National Collegiate Athlete Association (NCAA) Basketball Championship occurs during March and early April of each year and offers an opportunity for fun and a chance to win a prize.  The 64 teams competing in the championship provide the excitement for March Madness and area merchants and individuals add to it by cheering on a particular team.

 

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 By Robin Scott
It may sound crazy to actually walk the 1000 miles across the great State of Texas, but many are planning to do just that, so to speak.  What they will do is walk, and walk, and walk, each week. People all over the area are joining the Walk Across Texas and everyone in Dalhart and the surrounding area is invited to take part in this event.

 

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By Robin Scott

    Voters made their way to the polls in both early voting and on Election Day and the results are in.  Two contested Dallam County races and one contested Hartley County race in the Republican Primary were settled, and all Republican candidates for the November General Election are now known.
 

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    The recently organized Dalhart Fire Corps received a much-needed donation from Cargill Cares on Monday, February 22nd.  The donation comes just in time for the members of the Fire Corps to plan fundraising events to support the organization’s endeavors.

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    February, 26th the third annual “Friday Night Fish Fry” took place at the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center.

    The center would like to express its gratitude to Judge Ronnie Gordon and Hartley County Officials for sponsoring the Friday Night Fish Fry once again this year.  For the past six or seven years now Judge Gordon and Hartley County Officials have sponsored a February fundraiser meal and this year they chose to sponsor the Friday Night Fish Fry.  We are glad to have Judge Gordon and Hartley County Officials agree to sponsor the event for a second year in February.”

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I heard that women in Texas could always own property

    Question:  I heard that women in Texas could always own property, and has there ever been a law in Texas that stated that when a father died all of his property would go to his first son?  

    Answer:  Many of the laws adopted by the State of Texas at its inception came from the Spanish Common Law rather than the English Common Law.  That included a woman’s right to own property.  At the time Texas entered the Union, it was the only state to grant women property rights from the very beginning. 

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By Robin Scott

    The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2009 Citizen of the Year.  This year, the Chamber of Commerce has also added two additional awards, and seeks nominations for those as well.  The recipients for each award will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet scheduled for April 8th.  

    According to Kristine Olsen, Chamber of Commerce President, “Since 1950, the Chamber of Commerce has honored a local citizen by selecting them as the Citizen of the Year.”  As in years past, the general public is asked to submit nominations for Citizen of the Year.  Olsen noted, “A nominee may be from an organization or someone from the community at large.”

    Nominations turned into the Chamber must be in writing and include the reasons why the nominee should be considered for Citizen of the Year.  The submission should also include the nominee’s accomplishments, community service, or other merits of the nominee.

    In addition to the Citizen of the Year award, the banquet committee voted to add two additional awards for this year’s banquet.   Olsen stated, “The first award is for Agriculture Family/Person of the Year to recognize those in the Agriculture Industry for their accomplishments, stewardship and the things they do to make a difference. The second award is for Volunteer of the Year to recognize those in the community for their contributions to enhancing the quality of life and well-being of our community.”

    The winners of each award are selected by the Chamber of Commerce Award Nomination Committee.  Olsen stated, “The selection will not be made on the basis of the number of votes any one recipient receives and the final selection will be made by a Chamber of Commerce Award Nominating Committee.”

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 19th.  Nominations may be mailed to the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce at P. O. Box 967 or delivered in person to the Chamber at 102 E. 7th Street.  Nominations may also be faxed to 806/244-4945 or sent via email to chamber@dalhart.org.  Nomination forms are available at the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce office or online at www.dalhart.org.

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    The cost of food in America remains affordable.  According to the latest statistics compiled by the Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Economic Research Service, American families and individuals currently spend, on average, just under 10 percent for their disposable income for food.

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    Friday evening, Feb. 26th, a music recital was held for the guitar and piano students of Denise Baumert.  The program for the night, entitled “Super-Awesome Music Recital” was a true statement.  All kinds of music, in many different styles, were performed by the students and teacher.  We had music from 5 year old John Taylor of “Old McDonald” on piano, to rockin’ out on guitar with Samantha Todd’s intro. To “Wanted Dead or Alive”.  Classical piece “Fur Elise” by Lea Baumert, to country’s “Grandma’s Featherbed” by Kali Dennis, and to Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” on guitar by Julie Patton. 

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Screams fill the room as students huddle around Mrs. Ziegler. The Yearbook Yearbook is in and the Channing yearbook has gone national again. “Holy cow!  It felt wonderful to get into the Yearbook Yearbook,” Junior Mackenzie McLain said. “Last year we got a mention in it, but this time we got our work put in it. Everyone can see what we did and it’s great. It means that we did a good enough job that it gets to join the group that’s considered the best.”

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    The Dalhart area was blanketed in snow by numerous winter storms that dropped more than thirty inches of the white stuff throughout Dallam and Hartley Counties over the past month.

For the first time since 2007, the Texas Panhandle has left behind its drought status. In fact, weather experts are reporting that only seven percent of the country – an abnormally low percentage – is still facing drought conditions.

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    Dallam and Hartley Counties are ready for Tuesday’s Republican Primary.  Three candidates in the Governor’s race hope to become the Republican choice for the November election.  Governor Rick Perry, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Tea Party Activist Debra Medina have been campaigning heavily for months and in recent days, television commercials for Perry and Hutchison have run nearly non-stop.

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69th Judicial District Judge
unopposed incumbent Ron Enns

    The sitting Judge for the 69th Judicial District, Ron Enns, is a lifelong resident of Dalhart.  He has served as District Judge for nearly 20 years.  This year he is running unopposed in the Republican Primary and General Election.   

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    This month marked an important event for panhandle residents that also offered an opportunity to have a little fun while making a real difference in the lives of women throughout the world.  The Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza was the setting for the first annual “Power of the Purse” or (“POP”), fundraiser.  Hosted by Community Connections, a group of advocates for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, this fundraiser was held to benefit the new national Infant Risk Center being established in Amarillo.

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    It was about 10:45 a.m. on Friday morning when as yet unidentified man, estimated to be in his early 30s handed a teller at The First State Bank of Boise City a note demanding money.

    The note, as of yet unreleased, purportedly threatened to set off bombs in the bank and the Boise City Elementary and High Schools if the teller didn’t empty her money drawer. The teller complied and the man, visible on security cameras exited the bank.

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    Buying Girl Scout cookies is pretty easy to do because they are so enjoyable.  Each year when Girl Scouts all over the United States begin to make the rounds to family, friends, neighbors and businesses, everyone waits with great anticipation for a bite of their favorite cookie.  The cookies conjure up all sorts of great memories for those who eagerly await their annual arrival.

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    The residents at Legacy Assisted Living and their guests enjoyed a “Hollywood” Banquet Thursday evening, February 18.  A black stretch limo was parked under the portico, indicating the arrival of VIPs and celebrities.  The living area and dining room were decorated with pictures of movie stars (mostly from the 1940’s and 50’s) and lots of glitter.  Dining tables had silver and gold sprays and vases of beautiful red roses.  There was a “Legacy Wall of Fame” with the name of each resident on a gold star.   The guests entered through the foyer, which resembled a movie theater lobby and had a bright red popcorn wagon, reels of film and colorful posters advertising coming attractions.  One side of the living area represented the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel, with half columns and large silver vases of palm fronds.  The other side had a make believe theater, complete with velvet rope and seats in front of the screen.

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    A weak winter system that spit sleet and a bit of snow at us last weekend also brought something we don’t usually see and hear this time of year: lightning and thunder.

    The Saturday evening sky lit up periodically, reminding us that lightning is a year round danger for those who are caught outside. This past week was declared severe weather awareness week by Governor Perry in an effort to remind Texans about what to do and not do when severe weather approaches. We’ll look at these reminders over the next few weeks. Thanks to Saturday’s light show, we’ll start with lightning safety.

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    Dallam County uses the law firm of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott of Amarillo for collections on outstanding warrants and fees.  This year, the law firm is also handling the notice letters for the 2010 Great Texas Warrant Roundup, a statewide effort to bring in offenders who have failed to pay fines and fees.

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    Anyone with an outstanding warrant or unpaid fees and fines owed to Hartley County has an immediate opportunity to take care of all outstanding warrants, fines and fees and avoid arrest.  Beginning on March 6th, the 2010 Great Texas Warrant Roundup gets underway and thousands of law enforcement officers across the entire state of Texas will be going to homes, businesses and known hangouts to “roundup” the offenders.