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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Many students from the Dallam-Hartley county area competed last week at the 115th edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Over 22,000 head of livestock roll through the legendary “cowtown” between January 14 and February 5. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo hosts over 10,000 junior exhibitors from all over Texas, and those 4-H and FFA students compete for prizes and $91,585 in premiums.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

A fundraiser held in Texline last Friday to raise funds for the Community Center turned out to be a huge success, according to Valerie Diller, who was one of the many volunteers involved in hosting the event. This was the third fundraiser held for the community center, which opened three years ago, and is funded entirely by the annual dinner and auction event. The community center is home to Texline’s only medical clinic and also operates the area’s food pantry and senior lunch program.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

With spring and summer approaching, it is time to start thinking about bicycle safety, especially for kids. According to information provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 33,000 people die in car crashes each year, and about one out of every 41 of those fatalities is a bicyclist. Bicycle safety is not only the responsibility of the cyclist, it is also a responsibility of automobile drivers

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Standing in the Gap

By JUDI WIEGMAN

Our nation has been shocked many times by snipers who open fire in crowds and take the lives of innocent people.  We have watched in awe as Gabrielle Gifford, shot down on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, has astounded the doctors with her amazing recovery.
On January 1, 2011 a man, Dick Tesi, nicknamed Deacon Dickie from Restoration International, was passing through Tucson on his motorcycle.  As he approached the intersection of Ina and Oracle, he clearly heard the Holy Spirit say to him, “Linger here and pray…”  He did.  Just one week later, at that very spot, the shooter opened fire!

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By RODNEY WHITE
The Golden Wolves turned their season around two weeks ago when they defeated Perryton on the Rangers’ home court. The Wolves haven’t lost a game since then.  
Dalhart got off to a fast start as they raced out to an 8-0 start thanks to a great assist from Harper Scofield to DaVonte Burks for a layup.  Burks had a six-foot jump shot to stretch the lead to 14-3, and that was all the Wolves needed.  Perryton closed the gap, but the score was 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

For many people with loved ones in the hospital, financial burdens can add significant stress to already difficult situations. Through the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations located all across the Texas Panhandle, people who live outside of Amarillo, and need accommodations near the hospitals, now have a new option for lodging.

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It is time once again for Dalhart to select a Citizen Of The Year for 2010. Since 1950, the Chamber of Commerce has honored a local citizen by selecting them as the Citizen of the Year. The general public, as always, is invited to submit nominations for this award. A nominee may be from an organization or someone from the community at large. Nominations must be in written form, stating the reason(s), accomplishments, and merits of the nominee.

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In today's edition!

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By JILL BEMPONG

Like the mythological Phoenix, the Dalhart Consumers Fuel Association building has risen from the ashes to find new life again. The four alarm fire that completely destroyed the building on July 19, 2010 and took the fire departments of Dalhart, Texline, Hartley and Clayton to contain, may have destroyed the structure but not the business, nor the people who own and operate it.

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By JILL BEMPONG

An ark would have been a bit much, but Pastor Steven Patterson probably thought some sort of divine intervention might be nice when staff at the Central United Methodist Church discovered that a water line busted underneath a third floor sink, leaving parts of the church flooded.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

Valentines Day; when a young man’s fancy turns to what a girl has dreamed about for months!
Valentines Day can be traced back as far as 500AD and was named for a Christian martyr, Saint Valentine.
The popular “Roses are Red…” poem originated in 1784 and was an English nursery rhyme.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

All eight members of the Dalhart City Council and the mayor braved bone-numbing cold temperatures and blowing snow to attend their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 8.
The council discussed petitions against Ordinances 2010-22 and 2010-24, which would raise the franchise fee charged to electric customers in the city limits of Dalhart from three percent to five percent.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Several area kids who participated in the 2011 Bi-County Junior Livestock Show and Premium Buyers Sale have decided to donate their proceeds from the sale back into the community. According to Ashley Thomas, Secretary for the Bi-County Junior Livestock Show, these participants are passing on a spirit of generosity and community concern that has been shown to them by the support of a wonderful community. “Our community supporters have set a great example for our kids, and I really think these kids are responding to the generosity that has been bestowed on them and passing it down,” said Thomas.

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A moving tale

By JUDI WIEGMAN

“Moving, moving, moving! Tired, tired, tired,” said Librarian Gail Holmes at the Dallam-Hartley Co. Library.  For the last four days she has been moving books from one area to another to allow the rest of the carpet to be laid.  After that, there will be more books and shelves to move and set up in the new addition.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

Long-time Dalhart resident, Annie Garrison, was surprised to hear that she won the $50.00 gas card to Johnny’s Auto Service, provided by the Dalhart Texan and Johnny’s Auto Service for new subscribers and renewals to the Dalhart Texan newspaper.

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Folding a Tent

By JUDI WIEGMAN

For the fourth time in four months we have received word that a family member has passed away and we must attend another funeral.  Funerals can be sad, morbid experiences. However, at funerals for Christians, we have chosen to refer to them as celebrations of the person’s life lived on this earth and their promotion to heaven. That takes the “sting” out of death!

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

A new campaign aimed at getting residents to shop locally will begin Thursday, February 10. Just in time for Valentines Day, the Dalhart Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first “Treasures of Dal-HEART” event. The treasure hunt style activity, which will begin tomorrow and run through Sunday, February 13, will offer participants the opportunity to explore some local businesses along with the chance to land some Valentine spending money.

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By BAILEY NAUGLE

Last Monday, livestock producers throughout much of the country braced for a looming winter storm that was expected to bring subzero temperatures and high winds –life threatening conditions for livestock.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

The 2011 Bi-County Stock Show and sale proved to be an overwhelming success, according to Ashley Thomas, who serves as the event’s secretary. The 2011 sale raised a grand total of $380,089.00, which is an increase of over $30,000 from the previous year, said Thomas.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

What began as a routine arrest warrant service in Texline on Friday, January 28 ended with the arrests of Andrew Porter and Andrew Herrera, the seizure of 106 grams of methamphetamine, and the dismantlement and disposal of a lab discovered at a home in the 400 block of Walnut