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By ASHLEY ELERICK

For most of the 2011 Bi-County Juior Livestock Show Junior Board of Directors, serving on the event’s inaugural Junior Board is a privilege, but for 17-year-old Sara Mead it means even more.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
The City of Dalhart received two petitions with the signatures of over 500 qualified city voters in opposition to new franchise agreements with Xcel Energy (Southwestern Public Service) and Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc. The new agreements, which were approved by the Dalhart City Council, increase the franchise fee collected by these utilities from three percent to five percent on their Dalhart customers.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

During the regular meeting of the Dalhart Independent School board held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, contracts were awarded for the football playing field and track at Dalhart High School’s new athletic facility, scheduled to open this fall.

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By AARON GRAVES

Winter made a feeble attempt at hindering this year’s stock show with snow and cold temperatures Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. On Thursday morning, streets and sidewalks in Dalhart were covered with a thin layer of the white stuff, making roads a bit slick. Temperatures yesterday were not expected to get above freezing.

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The Lamp Incident

By JUDI WIEGMAN

I was busy at my computer when the little girl entered the room.  The look on her face was confirmation that the crash I heard just before her arrival could not be good.  She reached out her hand and motioned for me to follow her.  “Come right now,” she began. “Your heart is going to be sad. He broke your lamp.”

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

In an area where agriculture plays a major role in the the econonmy, it is essential for students to develop a base of knowledge regarding the industry as early as possible, according to Bi-County Livestock Show Secretary Ashley Thomas. The Bi-County Livestock Show has long since offered area students a way to become more familiar with the farming and ranching industry. For the 2011 show, planners have taken that involvement one step further by implementing a Junior Board of Directors.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

State Game Wardens will soon increase the enforcement of some local hunting laws, according to area Game Warden Adam Clark.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Believers in astrology may soon find their sign has changed. Astrological signs are determined by the position of the sun relative to certain constellations on a person’s day of birth. These positions were determined more than 2,000 years ago, and stars have now shifted in the night sky so much that horoscope signs are nearly a month off.

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“Is there a way to clear my son’s criminal records?”

By ROBIN SCOTT

Question:  My son was arrested for a crime but was acquitted at trial.  He applied for a job and the arrest showed up on a criminal background check, but not the acquittal.  Now we realize that the arrest will haunt him from now on.  Is there a way to clear my son’s criminal record?

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
Dallam-Hartley County Game Warden Adam Clark will soon be recognized as the Texas Game Warden Officer of the Year at a ceremony in Tennessee. The award will be presented to Clark by the National Wild Turkey Federation this Feb.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Dalhart Youth Basketball (DYB) play officially began the weekend of January 8. The youth league provides an opportunity for boys and girls from Dalhart, Channing, Texline and Hartley to learn the fundamentals of the game and allows competitive playing time for kids who are too young to participate in school athletics.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Each nine weeks students at St. Anthony’s Private School are required to read library books of their choosing as part of the school’s Accelerated Reading (AR) program. Upon completion of each book, students are then required to take a computerized test which measures comprehension and retention levels. As part of the program, a goal is set for each child by their teacher at the beginning of every nine week period. Goals are established individually, and are based on the student’s personal reading level and ability.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A man who planned to drive drugs through Dalhart found himself staying overnight instead, courtesy of the Dallam-Hartley County Jail.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Regulation and reform of the healthcare industry in the United States has become a major issue not only nationally, but locally as well.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Traffic congestion around Dalhart High School came one step closer to alleviation. The Dalhart City Council approved Resolution 2011-01 at their Tuesday, January 11 meeting, which agrees to allow the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) to enter into an agreement with the Dalhart Independent School District. The agreement calls for the DEDC to provide 40 percent of the funding to extend Spirit Trail south to Farm Road 281, and to explore the cost of providing curb and gutter on the existing portion of Spirit Trail.

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Power Washing

By JUDI WIEGMAN

2011!  Remember when everyone was all “hyped up” about the calendar changing to the year 2000!  People were stock-piling food, water and money; just in case “all systems” crashed.  Ten years have gone and a brand new one is stretching out before us. What will it bring?  Someone recently said, “Your set-back is a set-up for something good in 2011!"

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By ROBIN SCOTT

January 12, 2011 marks the 238th anniversary of the opening of America’s first museum in Charleston, SC, which had its debut show in 1773.  American museums have now been the keeper of U.S. history for more than 200 years.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department recently recognized six men for their achievements within the department during the annual Christmas Party.  Dalhart Fire Chief Brown, who has been with the department for 16 years, spoke about the firefighters honored.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The first blustery winter storm system rolled through the Dalhart area Monday, as temperatures hovered in the teens throughout the day, then plummeted to near zero and by 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, the mercury hovered at just one degree.

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Is it legal for a person to advertise tattoo services even if he or she isn’t a licensed tattooer?

Question:  Is it legal for a person to advertise tattoo services even if he or she isn’t a licensed tattooer?