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By Nathan French

    The TDJC Unit of Dalhart, Texas, recently underwent an extensive audit by an American Correctional Association Personnel Panel made up of three auditors.  The auditors were very impressed with what they found at the unit, and awarded the unit with a score of 98.12 out of a possible 100 points. The ACA audit provides an independent assessment of agency achievement of industry standards and federally mandated accreditation of correctional health care.

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By Robin Scott

    This year’s Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet has a new feature.  A raffle is scheduled that includes all sorts of great gift items.  The addition of the raffle is in response to Chamber board members wanting to change the old format up a bit.

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By Robin Scott

    Kindergartners walking to the Pavilion at Lake Rita Blanca ready to collect brightly colored eggs and candy, parishioners walking around St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in remembrance of Palm Sunday, or an address covering the mission trip by members of Hillside Church who traveled to the Holy City in Israel, all signify that Easter has arrived.  What significantly symbolize the Easter season are the flowers that are in bloom.

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Pilate and Herod agree; Jesus is innocent!

    During the five days prior to the crucifixion of Jesus, He would face several trials.  When He was brought before Pilate, the questioning revealed the fact that Jesus was a Galilean.  Pilate, who found no real fault in the man, was more than happy to send Him off to Herod.

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“What does preponderance of the evidence mean?”

   Question:  I am in the middle of a lawsuit, and I keep hearing “preponderance of the evidence.”  What does preponderance of the evidence mean, and does it apply to all cases? 

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By Nathan French

    At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, a man driving a late model Ford pick-up was involved in an extensive accident resulting in not only a crash, but also a fire. The accident, which occurred on Highway 281 near the XIT Rangers facility, involved one vehicle.  After striking a guardrail and leaving the roadway, the pick-up burst into flames.  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was dispatched to the scene.  Also on scene to assist were members of the Dalhart Police Department.

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By Robin Scott

    Scams that target senior citizens have been around for years, but when a senior from the Dalhart area is scammed, the importance of warning others is highlighted.  Various types of scams that target seniors are popular for several reasons including the theory that seniors often have a “nest egg,” or may have a disposition of tolerance when a scammer approaches him or her.

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By Robin Scott

    Last Friday, March 26th, Dalhart High School had the honor of hosting the district UIL competition at the high school.  Students from Perryton, Borger and Lubbock Cooper traveled to Dalhart to compete against one another in several subjects.
 

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By Nathan French

    A two vehicle collision occurred on 7th Street by Mission Auto Parts at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Friday, March 26. 

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By Nathan French

    President Jeff Lloyd called the school board meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and stated that a quorum was present: the meeting had been duly called.  It was moved by Russell Routon and seconded by Gary Schniederjan to approve the appointment of the following individuals to the School Health Advisory Council: Denise Baumert, Jennifer Hall, Robert Stout, Suzanna Foley, Joseph Hood, Nancy Martinez, Rebecca Gonzales, Troy Chaisouang, Linda Ruiz, Janet Harrison, Jamie Stevenson, Gloria Bombach, Jean Grimes, Larry Smith, Staci Maddox and David Foote.

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By Nathan French

    Having bet the success of his presidency on the longstanding Democratic dream of universal health care, President Obama finally achieved his victory on Sunday night, bringing an end to a yearlong partisan struggle. “This legislation will not fix everything that ails our health care system, but it moves us decisively in the right direction,” President Obama said shortly after the historic vote. “This is what change looks like.” 

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By Robin Scott

    The Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association celebrated the Arts Tuesday evening, March 23rd, at an artists’ reception honoring students from both Dalhart High School and Dalhart Junior High School.

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By Robin Scott

    Rick Vanderpool, a state and nationally revered photographer, visited Dalhart on Wednesday, March 24th.  The visit was in partnership with the Texas Plains Trail Region through a program from the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Heritage Trails Program and the United States Postal Service to bring a Dalhart cancellation stamp to Dallam County.

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The grave is empty, no bones about it! 

     A man walked along the street in the impoverished country of Haiti.  He happened upon a shop selling items from Haitian artisans.  Inside, he noticed a strange collection of bells fashioned from wood.  The bells bore this inscription; “No one hears the cry of the poor or the ringing of a wooden bell.”  (Haitian proverb)

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By Robin Scott

    A vacancy exists in Hartley County for the Hartley County Democratic Chair.  The County Chairs across Texas are responsible for much of the work of the Texas Democratic Party.  Responsibilities include running the Democratic primaries, organizing the precinct and county/senate district conventions and encouraging Democratic voters to get out to the polls during the general election.

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“Does he get to decide for both of us what property he keeps and what property I keep?”

    Question:  My husband and I have been separated for a while now.  We haven’t decided if we are going to get a divorce.  Can my husband keep coming over to my home demanding to pick up property?  Every so often he wants something else and all of it is something that we bought together.  Does he get to decide for both of us what property he keeps and what property I keep? 

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    The Lady Wolves met the Estacado Lady Matadors on Monday in a makeup game after bad weather cancelled Saturday’s scheduled game.
    Tori Thrash pitched the entire game for Dalhart, earning six strikeouts and giving up four walks late in the game. In the first inning, Estacado was retired in order. For Dalhart, Sadye Hammett started things out with a quick bunt, earning a spot at first base. Unfortunately, the next three batters struck out to end the inning.

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By Robin Scott

At a recent press conference held at the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce, Gary Molberg, President of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, and Kristine Olsen, President of the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce, announced that health insurance is now available to members of the Chamber and their employees.

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    In preparation for the Centennial Celebration of the establishment of the Parish of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, originally begun in Perico around 1910, parishioners of the present-day Catholic community at Texline are asking for information on the history of the parish.