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By JILL BEMPONG

Dalhart’s newest apartment complex is now accepting applications as it works to finish construction and have residents begin moving in this spring. Stone Leaf Apartments, located at 2321 East First Street, offers one, two and three bedroom apartments for low and moderate income individuals and families.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

At a recent meeting of the Dalhart Independent School District’s Board of Directors, head football coach and DISD athletic director Steven Young provided the board with a recap of the Wolves football, volleyball and basketball seasons.

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By MICHAELA MALONE

Imagine leaving home as usual one day and never being able to return?
This is what happened to thousands of people on the other side of the world in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a highly destructive earthquake hit the city in late February.

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By JILL BEMPONG

If you live in Dalhart, Dumas, Stratford and the surrounding areas, then the chance that you’ve used or at least seen a convenience store is pretty significant. While the stores serve their purpose and offer clean facilities, fuel and snacks, let’s be honest – traditional convenience and travel centers are not exactly bastions of fashion, tastefulness and food that beckon consumers to return. Additionally, not everyone on the go has the time or desires a sit-down restaurant when they are hungry. Frontier Fuel Co., the parent company of Express Lane Stores, began to believe that the time had come for more: A one stop operation that meets the needs of the public and leaves them loving it so much they want to return.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Texline Tornados boys basketball team competed in their regional semifinal game on Wednesday, March 2 against Kress.  The boys started out the game a little on the nervous side, but were able to settle down by the fourth quarter.  The final score was 71 to 67.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

St. James Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in their very own Parish Hall on Tuesday, March 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Whether you call them flapjacks or hotcakes, the people of St. James will be ready to satisfy your appetite with a healthy supply of pancakes, sausage, and bacon, along with plenty of coffee, juice and milk. Everyone in the community is welcome to come and feast on one of America’s oldest and most favorite types of comfort food.

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For the second week in a row the Lady Wolves Softball team has followed, successful tournament play with a convincing home field win. This time it was the Caprock Lady Longhorns that came to town.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart Independent School Board will be holding their upcoming election for three seats on the school board on May 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Application packages can still be turned in through March 14.  As of March 3, six people have returned their packets to the Dalhart Independent School District office.  In the upcoming issues of the Dalhart Texan, the candidates will be featured to help inform the voters of their views on important issues before Election Day. The election will be held at the same time as the City Council elections.

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Yankee Doodle
Not so Dandy

By JUDI WIEGMAN

Over the past month, a strange, reoccurring sound invaded our home. Very faintly and at random times we would hear the following tune, no words, just the tune; “Yankee doodle went to town riding on…,” and then silence.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Nearly seventy-mile-an-hour winds coupled with the dry landscape wreaked havoc over area farmland Sunday just north of Dalhart. Dalhart, Hartley, Texline, Clayton, and Sudan firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a blaze originating from an electrical short in a sprinkler pivot, which then proceeded to burn 1,034 acres of farmland.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Tigers were in a battle royal with the Whitharral Lady Panthers Saturday afternoon with the lead changing 16 times as both teams fought for the right to advance to the State Tournament.  Hartley had the lead in the final minute of play, but missed free throws by Hartley kept the Lady Panthers in the game.  Mia Ochoa received an inbound pass at midcourt and raced down to lay the ball in with two seconds left in the game, sealing the victory for Whitharral 48-47 over Hartley

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

On Sunday, March 6, the entire community/comunidad will have a chance to reach out to the Eric Gomez family at a fundraiser meal at La Espanola II.

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Coon Memorial Hospital, which serves the residents of Dallam and Hartley counties, has recently added a much needed OB/GYN to its staff.  Dr. Megan Kasper, who is finishing her final year of residency at the University of Albuquerque will begin practicing at the Dalhart Family Medical Clinic sometime in mid August 2011.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

In 1991, Michael J. Fox, of Family Ties fame, made a movie called Doc Hollywood. As the storyline goes, a young doctor, played by Fox, is on his way to a new career in cosmetics in Los Angeles, when he accidentally crashes his car in a small town along the way. He is ordered by the local judge to do community service at the small town hospital, which he does begrudgingly. After the course of some dramatic conflicts, lucrative big city offers, and then surprisingly falling in love, the young doctor realizes that he has come to respect and adore this small town and its people, and he decides to stay permanently.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division have been in the area since Wednesday, February 23 to capture antelope for part of the state’s antelope relocation program. According to Dallam/Hartley County Game Warden Adam Clark, the project brought in a helicopter crew, veterinarians, doctors, students from Sul Ross University, Regional Biologist Calvin Richardson and Wildlife Biologist Sean Gray, who is in overseeing the antelope relocation program.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

The American Angus Association has nationally recognized Dalhart’s very own Ralph Porter & Sons for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production. These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, according to Bill Bowman, CEO and director of performance programs of the Association.

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By JILL BEMPONG

The three organizations that comprise the Amarillo Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (ABMTP)  – Coffee Memorial Blood Center, Northwest Texas Hospital and Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center – have recently received designation as a National Marrow Donor Program transplant center.  For people in the Texas Panhandle, this means access to a registry (Be The Match Registry™) of nine million donors and more than 185,000 searchable cord blood units, making it the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse registry of its kind in the world.

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Today, Friday, February 25, 2011, Dalhart Consumers Fuel Assn. is celebrating their Grand Re-Opening. Several months after the smoke and ashes of a four alarm fire have settled, so have the employees of the co-op settled into their new home and operations are back into a full, comfortable swing. Come see their new digs! The celebration will be today from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a live remote by KXIT, prizes, fun and food.

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The Dalhart Texan welcomes to their staff Amy Schniederjan as a part-time writer. A native of Amarillo, Amy graduated from Baylor University in 1995 with a degree in secondary education and taught middle and high school English for ten years in the Amarillo and Dumas areas. After marrying Jason Schniederjan in 2001, Amy left her city-girl ways and was introduced to the family farm business, where she and Jason spent five years living in the country while she taught in Dumas.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
A story which appeared in the Dalhart Texan Monday, February 21, stated that Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) intends to file a formal complaint to protest Dollar General’s sale of beer and wine. In the Monday article, the location of the Dollar General currently selling beer and wine was incorrectly listed as Apache Center. The Dollar General location that sells beer and wine in Dalhart is 708 Maple Ave.