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By ROBIN SCOTT

Dalhart Federal Savings and Loan provided a much-needed donation to the Lincoln Street Baptist Church’s summer youth feeding program. The program is made possible through the donations of many area businesses and individuals.  Bill Cunningham with DFS&L presented the check to Pastor Rusty Hancock of Lincoln Street Baptist Church last week.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    On Thursday, August 19, representatives with the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Department of Rural Affairs were in Dalhart to award a grant to the city for upgrading water lines in the north side. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Second Annual banquet sponsored by the XIT Friends of NRA was held at the Rita Blanca Coliseum on Friday evening of August 14.  The NRA Foundation event was a fundraising tool for NRA Foundation supported programs.  The banquet was one of 11 held throughout West Texas.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

It is no small undertaking to put together and pull off the huge BBQ each year in Dalhart, TX.  Each year, as part of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion festivities, the men begin early to plan the menu, prepare the meat, dig the pits, layer the wood, stoke the fire, remove the meat, set up the feeding lines, feed the crowd, and clean up the scene.

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Emptiness

    It is easy to trust life when there is money in the bank, grain in the barns and nice cars in the driveway.  When things are going great we have no apparent need of relying on God.  We tend to think, “I can do it myself.” 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The saying that nothing is certain but death and taxes should contain a caveat: death and taxes and the state’s tax free weekend.  The weekend always occurs right before kids in Texas go back to school each year, and this year it begins on Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22, for certain.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The scorching temperatures that area residents have experienced in the last month came to an abrupt halt on Sunday, August 15, when a cool front entered the region, followed by rains worthy of being called “monsoon.”  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Last Friday area residents were treated to a first ever alumni football game.  The game that pitted Dalhart alum against those from Fritch was held at Memorial Stadium before a packed crowd.  The Golden Wolves Gridiron Association hosted the game on August 13.

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“Can my sister keep this same person from filing another lawsuit against her?”

Question:  My sister lives in another part of Texas.  She keeps getting sued by the same person over and over.  Isn’t that some sort of abuse of the legal system?  Can my sister keep this same person from filing another lawsuit against her?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

At a special meeting of the Dalhart School Board, members voted on a proposed tax rate for the 2010/11 school year.  Members also approved an amendment to the proposed budget for the same period.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, has set the trial in the case against Mark Richard Lowe.  Lowe was indicted in June on four counts stemming from alleged violations of 18 U.S.C. . § 1014 (loan and credit applications) dating back to July 2007.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A community fundraising campaign for the Dallam and Hartley Counties Library Expansion Project, designed to enlarge, improve and update the facility, is complete and the expansion has begun.  The expansion is thanks to the Dalhart Education Foundation and donations from community businesses and members. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    A short five months ago Dalhart was buried in snow and everyone was freezing and counting the days until summer.  By the fourth big snowfall no one in the Dalhart area wanted anything more than a big thaw. Now that it’s August and the Dog Days of Summer are in full sweat-dripping, air-gasping, beg-for-mercy swing, snow and freezing temperatures don’t seem so bad after all.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

As dawn broke on Saturday, August 7, each home along the parade route began preparations for the 74th XIT Rodeo & Reunion Parade.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

Faced with a deficit of some $29,000 in the water and sewer department, and having to outlay some $500,000 for water tower repainting, the Dalhart City Council is considering raising the base rate of water, sewer and sanitation by $1.00 for each service, and increasing the consumption rate on each service by 5 percent. The increase would take care of the shortfall, and over time would pay for the painting of the water towers. In addition to these expenditures, the city is looking at the probability of replacing the Tanglewood Lift Station on Norman Avenue.

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By RODNEY WHITE

    The Lady Wolves traveled to Amarillo to open the season against the defending state champions, the Amarillo High Sandies.  This meet was really loaded with talent.  Also present was defending 4A champion Randall.  In this year’s first poll, the Lady Wolves are ranked number five in AAA,  Amarillo High was ranked number one and our second game was against fifth ranked Tascosa in 5A.  

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About Face!

    I love chocolate!  I love cheesecake!  I love a delightful buffet with a smorgasbord of delightful delicacies arranged to appeal to my appetite and satisfy my craving for rich food.

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By ROBIN SCOTT
Mark Richard Lowe, formerly of Dalhart, was arraigned in Federal Court on July 15.  Lowe was before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division, and represented by William E. Kelly, III, attorney at law.  United States Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte presided over the hearing.
The arraignment followed a June 29 indictment on four criminal charges against Lowe.  Assistant United States Attorney Christy L. Drake presented the indictment to the Grand Jury who returned a true bill.  The four-count indictment stemmed from incidents dating back to July 2007 and are violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1014 (loan and credit applications).

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By JIM SWAFFORD

    Seven months ago, Scandia Wind Southwest began signing land lease agreements for the Mariah Wind Project in Parmer, Sherman and Dallam Counties.  Everyone was filled with high expectations and great hope.  Even so, questions and doubts lingered.   Perhaps that is the human side of most people
    In Parmer County, 350 landowners have signed wind lease agreements.  In Sherman and Dallam Counties, 229 landowners have signed leases, which equates to 504,000 acres.  By most accounts, from the wind industry sources watching the project, they are dumb founded that in seven month’s time, one-half million acres have been leased within the Mariah Project.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The 15th Annual Fiddler’s Contest was held during the 74th XIT Rodeo & Reunion on Saturday, August 7 at Memorial Park.  The event got underway at noon, just after the XIT Parade finished.  Parade goers walked the block or so to the park and set up lawn chairs under the many trees in the park for a shady spot to enjoy some great fiddle playing.