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Warm Fuzzy February!

    February is “home” to St. Valentines Day; the day when “hearts” turn toward fiery friendships in our lives that give us a “warm fuzzy” feeling.  There are those who think big, rent billboards, go to “Jared’s,” or buy time on a radio station to surprise that “special someone” in their life.  Companies like Hallmark Cards and Russell Stover love the month of February!  Chocolate in abundance; who can beat that?

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    Dalhart resident Shelly Ferrel Coleman is originally from Memphis, Texas.  She and her family have resided in Dalhart for 15 years.  She and husband Chett married in August 1991.  The Coleman’s have three daughters, Allissa, KaLeigh and Alliebeth.

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    On Monday, February 15th, Coon Memorial Home named this year’s King and Queen of Hearts:  Everett and Myrtle Riggs.  The couple met at the Baptist Church in Beaver, Oklahoma.  Everett was working on a farm and Myrtle was a schoolteacher.  The couple enjoyed an old fashioned courtship, dating for about two years before they married in Goodwell, Oklahoma.  The pastor that married the couple had teased Myrtle that she would become an old maid.  She promised him that if she ever married, he could perform the ceremony. 

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    The Wolves traveled to Lubbock Friday for their last game of the season.  A win would keep their playoff hopes alive, but the number four ranked team in the state would have something to say about that.  Estacado got off to a great start as they used their speed and quickness to shut down the passing lanes for the Wolves and force a lot of turnovers, which resulted in fast break points for the Matadors.  Estacado took an early 13-0 lead before Thomas Allen scored with five minutes left in the first quarter.  Coach Walker used a time out with the Wolves trailing 17-2, but the Estacado speed was just too much for Dalhart.  Thomas Allen made a three-foot jump shot to end the first quarter at 4-21. 

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Dallam and Hartley Counties early voting has begun and remains open until February 26th.  The primary election is scheduled for March 2nd.  Early voters in Dallam County may visit the Dallam County Clerk’s office located at the Dallam County Courthouse on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To vote early in Hartley County, voters have two choices.  In Dalhart, voters may vote early at 701 Texas Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In Channing, voters may vote at the Courthouse beginning at 8:00 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Fridays when the poll will close at 3:30 p.m. 

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    Donald Kendall was once quoted as saying, “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  I, as a writer, interviewing many people, have come to the conclusion that everyone has a story, but not all are interesting.  However, once in a great while you hear something profound from someone, something that resonates over and over in your mind.

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Dallam County Commissioner Precinct 4 unopposed candidate Floyd French

    As a lifelong resident of Dallam County and high school graduate from Texline, Floyd French has a lot of local experience to offer the residents in the county.  After graduating high school in 1976, Floyd attended TSTI in Amarillo.  He earned a Fine Arts Degree in Livestock Operations.  He then went onto West Texas University.

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    A pickup truck driven by a Dalhart resident was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Monday, February 15th at approximately 6:00 p.m.  The vehicle flipped onto its side after hitting a snow embankment.  The truck came to a rest on its side and on the side of the road.

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    Several students, members of both FFA and 4-H, traveled to Fort Worth in January and February for the 2010 legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.  The entire event was as exciting as anticipated, and truly one of the best stock show experiences for the youngsters for many reasons, including the historic nature of the arena in Fort Worth.

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    The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce would like to let the public know that they have decided not to hold the 2010 Ag Appreciation Day that had been scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2010.  After some serious consideration and discussion surrounding the situation they were facing with this year’s event, the Ag Committee decided to cancel the event completely for 2010. 

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 Dallam County Commissioner Precinct 2 newcomer Ted Zieman

    Ted Zieman and his wife, Deide, reside on their ranch near Conlen.  Zieman is originally from Wisconsin where his father was a game warden and his mother a school teacher.  He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for one year before moving to Denton, Texas.  He earned his degree in Business from the University of North Texas.

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Dallam Commissioner Precinct 2
newcomer Corey Crabtree 

    Corey Crabtree is a member of a family who has been in Dallam County for generations.  For the past 23 years he has been farming and ranching in the county.  His experience as a farmer and lifelong resident of the county give him a unique perspective on the needs of area residents.

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Dallam County Commissioner Precinct 2 newcomer David Moore

David Moore is a native of Dalhart, having been born and raised in Dalhart.  He graduated from Dalhart High School in 1979.  Following graduation, he attended Texas Tech University and earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics.  In 1983, he returned to Dalhart to join his father, Billy Moore, on the family farm in Dallam County.   He continues to remain involved in ownership and management of the 2,800-acre family farm.

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    Bennie L. “Chip” Woolley Jr. is a local who is an American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer best known for conditioning the 2009 winner of the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird. One of the five children of Ann and Bennie Woolley, Sr., he grew up in Dalhart where his parents still reside. At age twenty he moved back to New Mexico to pursue a career in the horse racing industry.

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    According to great grandmother Jean Womble, little Legend Isaiah Stone is the cutest baby on earth.  It seems area residents agree with Jean, as Legend was just announced as the winner of the cutest baby contest in Dalhart.

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    Laureate Gamma’s Valentine  girl has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1982.  She has served as Treasurer of our chapter for many years keeping  us within our budget, balancing our checkbook and always encouraging us to give back to our community.

     She was born in Olney, to William and Mary Kelley.  She is the fourth child of eight siblings (five sisters and three brothers). She graduated from Olney High School and received her college degree from West Texas State University.

     She has been married to her husband Kenneth for 33 years.  He operates an outdoor sign painting  business and does taxidermy work.  She is the mother of three children, Megan, Zack and Zeb, and the Meme of 14 month old Tatum.  Tatum is definitely the apple of her Meme’s  eye.

     She has worked for the 69th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department for 18 years.  She is currently the director of that department.

     She looks forward to her annual sisters trip that she takes each year with  her sisters.  They are very close and I’m sure a good time is had by all.  You know what they  say, “What happens on the sisters trip stays on the sisters trip.”

    Her hobbies are reading and playing with her grandbaby.  She likes to ride 4-wheelers, go to the lake and the mountains and just loves the outdoors.

     Our Valentine girl is Katherine Sadau.

 

 

    Preceptor Lambda’s Valentine Girl is one of our newer members.  She was born on January 5, 1981 in Grand Island Nebraska to Steve and Pat Consbruck.  When she was a little girl, her parents moved to Dalhart.   She attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Dalhart Junior High and graduated from Dalhart High School in 1999.  After high school, she attended college at Kansas Weslyan in Salina, Kansas where she received her degree as an Athletic Trainer.

    She is employed at Hilmar Cheese Company in the whey lab as a lab tech.  She is a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and is serving as our Corresponding Secretary.

    Denise Clayton  presented Preceptor Lambda’s Valentine Girl, Stephanie Consbruck.

 

 

    Our sweetheart nominee is going on her second year as being a part of our wonderful group.  When she arrived at our social for the pledges she blended in right away.  She jumped right in there and played our silly games like a real trooper.  I don’t believe the word shy fits in her vocabulary what so ever.  That is just one of the reasons she is so fun to be around.  On occasions she is known to play a good joke on someone but in return she is a good sport if a joke is played on her as well.

     Our Xi Delta Gamma sweetheart might be known as being that sweet little Georgia peach.  She met Jim, the love of her life, while he was in the service.  With a smile, Jim recalls, they met in a bar and it’s been great ever since.  Because of the service they did  a lot  of moving around.  They  finally settled down in Dalhart in 1995.  When she isn’t busy doing hair and making people beautiful she is spending quality time with the family.  She has three children, which she is very proud of; Sara, Justin and Tori. 

     So let me finally introduce to you and congratulate the 2010 Xi Delta Gamma Valentine Sweetheart, Donna Gaddy.

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The Surprise

    Groundhog Day!  It was no surprise that both Punxsutawney Phil and Rita Blanca Rocky agreed there would be six more weeks of winter. I don’t know Phil, but Rocky is a sensible little fella and smart enough to run back inside to snuggle himself down for a nap when presented with the alternative; unbelievable piles of snow!

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    Every year area residents have an opportunity to share some of their precious memories of their loved ones as a Valentine to that special someone.  No one knows who they are from or to, except the author and the recipient.  Stories of love, disappointment, triumph and fond memories are shared here.  Enjoy!

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    The Dalhart City Council met in a whirlwind session on Tuesday, February 9. Council members passed two ordinances and set a date and time to call for bids all in the space of about 21 minutes.

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    The numerous bouts with winter weather have created havoc in Dallam and Hartley Counties.  From huge snowdrifts, to fallen trees, to icy front porch steps, the storms have made a mess for everyone.  Along with the anticipated problems with too much snow were a few additional ones that have caused trouble for area residents.  Where to park was high on the list of nuisances that had to be contended with.  Whether in front of houses, businesses or in large parking lots, more parking has been available for piles and piles of snow than vehicles.