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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with 19 other fire departments and a team from the U.S. Forest Service, battled a large grass fire that began on Tuesday, May 24 around 4:00 p.m.  The Dalhart Fire Department, Texline Fire Department and U.S.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The swimming pool has been cleaned thoroughly in anticipation of the crowds that were on hand Saturday when it opened for the first time this season.  Warm temperatures helped to entice additional swimmers out to take a dip.  The first swimmers of the season dived into the pool beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The pool remained open until 5:00 p.m.

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“As Newborn babies…”

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Interesting phrases such as clean slate, back to square one, and a blank canvas, indicate the freshness of new beginnings.  This is where I found myself with the young tween girls recently entrusted into my care on Wednesday night at church.  I ended Jotting Judi last week with them wondering what the word “amen” meant and why did I pray in “Jesus name.”  On my way home I reflected on a song from Sound of Music when Maria discovered the children couldn’t sing.  Her instruction led them to start with “do-re-me!”

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Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) recently announced at WINDPOWER that it will break ground on new S95 and S97 model wind turbines at a site near Channing, on June 7. The turbine components will be delivered in early August with construction beginning immediately and project commissioning in September when grid connectivity is expected.

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By JANELLE GOODELL
Horse owners are urged to take precaution when taking their horses to large gatherings this year.  The need for precaution stems from recent outbreaks of the rhino equine herpesvirus, also known as Rhino EHV-1.  This virus is a mutant strain of the rhino virus that horses normally are vaccinated for.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Dalhart residents braved strong winds and high temperatures to observe Memorial Day.  This was one of the windiest Memorial Days in recent history.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

It is hard to believe that it is almost summer time.  Summer is typically thought of being kicked off during Memorial Day weekend.  This, however, was not the original purpose behind the holiday weekend.  Memorial Day was created to remember the servicemen and women that had died protecting the values that Americans hold dear to their hearts.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Dalhart City Secretary Frances Childers administered the oath of office to three incumbents and one newcomer at the Dalhart City Council meeting on May 24. Joe Garcia, who beat out incumbent Fidel Olivarez by about 40 votes, took his seat on the council, as did incumbents Phillip Hass, Lola Barrow, and Mayor Kevin Caddell. Danny Smallwood also won reelection to the city council, but was not at the meeting. He will be sworn in at the next council meeting. The incumbents who were reelected ran unopposed.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Dalhart residents and motorists traveling through Dalhart on Tuesday, May 24 couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the price of gas at the new Express Lane at the intersection of Highways 54 and 87.  As a special promotion in conjunction with the grand opening of Express Lane #14 and Juan Burrito’s Mexican Grille, gas was offered at a discounted rate. To stay in the game and be able to draw customers in to their establishment, Allsup’s Convenience Store also discounted their gas prices.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

The American soda fountain gained popularity at the turn of the 20th century with the marriage of the drugstore and soda fountain. Lasting until the 70’s, the soda fountain was a place to grab a 5 or 10 cent carbonated beverage and socialize with the town. With Prohibition in the 20’s, soda fountains gained momentum since they served to replace the social void left by the closing of bars. Wanser Drug, which later became Squire’s Drug, was one of several soda fountains found on Main Street in Dalhart. Located on the corner of Third and Main, it is now home to the Loose Caboose restaurant, which specializes in good, old-fashioned home-cooking.

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“Peeps” breaking out!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

As the lightening cracked and thunder rolled, I wondered if the six “peeps,” aka tweens, would make it to church. This would be my first class held especially for them an hour before adult prayer meeting.  A call to Pastor assured me they would be there and, there would be “drama."

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By JILL BEMPONG

Less than one week after a grand jury found that no criminal charges would be filed against Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams for the 2010 car accident that resulted in the death of Brianna Gomez, the DPS announced that Williams has been cited for three misdemeanor traffic violations. The grand jury proceedings were unusual in that Hartley County District  Attorney David Green did not call any Texas Department of Public Safety officials to testify before the grand jury.

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By JILL BEMPONG
It was Monday afternoon, approximately 1:10 p.m., when a homeowner in the 1300 block of Elm St. did what most people do at some point in the day: she went to check the mail.  However, unlike most homeowners, she found a suspicious looking device where her mail should have been.  She told her husband, and he contacted Hartley County Chief Deputy Tim Bell.  Bell told the couple to leave the device alone and then contacted the Dalhart police.  Law enforcement from the city and county, as well as fire and EMS personnel, were dispatched to the scene.  Additionally, the Amarillo Bomb Squad (ABS) was in for their expertise.

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We are so thrilled to have had you walk the halls and be in the classrooms of Dalhart High School.  For many years you have been shielded by your parents, family and teachers.  Now is the time for you to set off on your own.  You will be faced with many decisions in the future and will call upon the experiences you have had to make the best decisions possible.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

As Dalhart High School seniors count down the days this week until graduation ceremonies usher them into the next great chapter of their lives, it seems appropriate to examine where this thing called “graduation” has its origins. When did this rite of passage into the next phase of life or schooling or what-have-you become known as “graduation?” Where did the song Pomp and Circumstance come from? Why, oh why, do all graduates don that ever-lovin’ flat square hat….and who thought that looked good?

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves just added to the most successful season in school history with the announcement of all district honors.  Dalhart had two young ladies that made the first team.  Courtney Dovel was the first team pitcher for our district, and Molly Kruse was the all-district catcher for our district.  2nd Team members were Benji Romero, who played first base, and Alix Allen, who was 2nd Team Utility Infielder.  Four Lady Wolves also made honorable mention, Tessa Ballard – Designated Hitter, Sadye Hammett- Outfield, Melody Gonzales – 3rd Base, and Allison Hightower – Outfield.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
There were two new faces on the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Trustees following the election held on May 14. Janet Banks and Peter Baumert were the two new members elected to the board while Randy Sherrill was reelected to serve another term.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Another good story involving the sanitarium (and coincidentally another confrontation) introduces Dr. Dawson’s bill collector and all-over handyman, Bill Bennett. Not much was known about Mr. Bennett, but John says in his book that he was “….kindly, retiring, considerate, and polite to a fault. And loyal.” One time, Mr. Bennett had to write a firm letter to a man by the name of Blondie who had neglected paying his bill for several months. Blondie was known as the “town rowdy.” and a few days later, Mr.Bennett was confronted by the younger, heavier, and quick-tempered Blondie on the street. Blondie was upset about the letter, saying that “nobody pushes Blondie around and gets away with it.”

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Courtesy Photo

Brianna Gomez with her husband, Eric, and their two daughters, Mali Elise and Eleri Kate.

 

By JILL BEMPONG

It took approximately two and a half hours, in the historic Channing, TX courthouse for the five women and seven men that comprised the grand jury to decide that no indictment would be brought against Colorado Senator Suzanne Williams for the December 2010 car crash that resulted in the death of Brianna Gomez.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

The Trans-Canadian Sanitarium marks the northernmost part of Main Street as seen from the railroad tracks. Built of brick sometime after the turn of the twentieth century, the Sanitarium originally housed a land company for the XIT ranchlands. It was a steam-heated, two-story building that served the Dalhart area as the only hospital facility from 1912 until 1927 when the Catholic Sisters opened the Loretto Hospital, where Coon Memorial Hospital now sits.