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    B&W Pantex is partnering with West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) to study the effects of wind turbines and associated infrastructure on wildlife at Pantex. The contract for evaluating the wind farm’s effects on wildlife began this past fall and will continue through the next five years.

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By Robin Scott and Charlie Rowell

That extra hour everyone received back on November 1st, when 2:00 a.m. became 1:00 a.m. has expired.  Now it’s time to give up that extra hour.  The consolation prize, however, is an added hour of sunlight to the end of the day.

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Dalhart High School will be having Saturday school on the following dates:  March 13, March 27, April 17, May 1 and May 8, 2010.
Saturday school is being held for the purpose of allowing students the opportunity to take care of attendance issues.  It will also allow students the opportunity to take care of missing or failing grades.

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By Robin Scott

    As in 103 years past, the Dalhart Fire Department’s 104th Annual Chili Supper served up delicious hot chili, steaming hot stew and the highly anticipated mouthwatering cobblers.  The gorgeous weather on Saturday served up the perfect backdrop for the event, and people came out in record numbers in celebration of the feeling that winter has passed.  

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By Nathan French

    Progress is once again marching on in our locale with the recent announcement of several new apartment complexes being built in Dalhart.  While the projects all have ran into some hindrances, at the present time the apartments appear to be something that is certain for Dalhart and its’ near future.  While rumors of apartments have become something of folklore in the past few years, it finally seems that the projects will be coming to fruition.   

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By Robin Scott
    Mail carriers and recipients alike have an opportunity to join in on an event occurring in 52 panhandle counties, including Dallam and Hartley.  The Texas Plains Trail Region and the Postal Service are partnering together to do a pictorial postmark in the county seat of 52 counties in the Plains Region.  The TPTR began visiting the 52 post offices in those counties on January 6th and the endeavor will last until December 29th.  

 

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The Lady Wolves varsity softball team participated in their second tournament in two weeks bringing home a second place finish. “The Panhandle Showdown,” a three day tournament, was held in Amarillo. Seventeen teams participated, traveling from Dalhart and Borger, south to Lubbock, and west to El Paso, which provided three teams. In the tournament, two 2A teams and three 3A teams participated with the remaining twelve either 4 or 5A.

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The XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has scheduled its 59th Annual Membership meeting of its rural landline telephone members for Wednesday, March 10th. The meeting will be held at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum. Rural landline members’ and invited guests’ registration will begin at ll:00 a.m. and will be followed with a luncheon catered by Bar H Steak House.   Again, this year, members and invited guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner served by XIT’s management and employees. Serving will begin at 11:45 a.m.

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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.