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By Robin Scott

The Office of Greg Abbott, Attorney General for the State of Texas recently sent out a consumer alert to law enforcement agencies across the State.  The warning advises parents to keep children away from a new form of exploitation.  The exploitation comes in the form of a website that offers video chat with randomly selected chatters.  The possibility that a child entering into a chat with a sex offender is extremely high due to a lack of safeguards in place that would exclude young users.

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By Robin Scott

    Time was turned back to the 1980’s at this year’s P.E. Program put on by 3rd grade students from Dalhart Elementary School and 4th and 5th grade students from Dalhart Intermediate School, and it was a huge crowd pleaser.  Under the direction of coaches Tisha Scott and Bridgett Nicholson, and with the help of the teachers, the children got “Crazy in the 80’s,” the theme for the program this year, and entertained hundreds of guests.

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By Robin Scott

    The Dalhart Pregnancy Resource Center held its Annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, March 11th.  The event got underway at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and fellowship at the First Baptist Church in Dalhart.  Supporters of DPRC were welcomed by Jill Morrison, and Dr. David Thetford gave the prayer.

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By Robin Scott

On Friday, March 12th, hundreds of people made their way to the cafeteria at Coon Memorial Hospital to register for the Walk Across Texas.  These walkers intend to walk a distance that equals walking the 1000 miles across the great State of Texas in the next 32 weeks. 

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The Rich Little Poor Girl

    It had been a year since our precious mother passed away, and my two older siblings and I agreed to host a party at our home in Michigan where our elderly father lived.
    Excitement mounted as the 747 bounced along the runway in Detroit and escalated as I caught the first glimpse of my sister waiting at the gate.  Our chatter inside the car equaled the noise on the busy freeway as we traveled to our family home.  A tearful reunion ensued as we met the rest of the family.

 

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By Warren Slaughter
Special to the Texan


    J. Lee Milligan was awarded the paving and seal coating bid from the city for 2010. The action was taken at Tuesday night’s Dalhart City Council Meeting. The council also approved a bid submitted by LC United Paint to paint the 12th Street water tower, but the council rejected bids received to paint the water tower at the prison. Due to the proximity of residences to the 12th Street tower, it must be shrouded before painting to reduce the amount of paint spatter. 

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By Robin Scott

Spelling correctly is nothing new for one area student who finished her last round in the spelling bee on March 6th.  As an eighth grade student, Lea Baumert has completed her spelling competition.  Baumert and several other area students competed at the 62nd Annual Regional Spelling Bee in Amarillo with hopes of making it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

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    As feather-like snowflakes fell gracefully from the sky and blanketed the ground, approximately two hundred fifty XIT Rural Telephone members, invited guests, and employees gathered at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum in Dalhart, on Wednesday, March 10th to celebrate XIT Rural Telephone’s 59th Annual Meeting of the Membership. 

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“Can I sue the fire department for the damages?”

Question:  I had a fire on my property and the local fire department responded.  The fire was extinguished with no trouble and wasn’t really a bad fire, but the fire trucks driving onto my property made a mess of my land, leaving large trenches.  Also, a portion of fence was run over when one of the trucks was backing out after the fire was put out.  Can I sue the fire department for the damages?

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    B&W Pantex is partnering with West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) to study the effects of wind turbines and associated infrastructure on wildlife at Pantex. The contract for evaluating the wind farm’s effects on wildlife began this past fall and will continue through the next five years.

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By Robin Scott and Charlie Rowell

That extra hour everyone received back on November 1st, when 2:00 a.m. became 1:00 a.m. has expired.  Now it’s time to give up that extra hour.  The consolation prize, however, is an added hour of sunlight to the end of the day.

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Dalhart High School will be having Saturday school on the following dates:  March 13, March 27, April 17, May 1 and May 8, 2010.
Saturday school is being held for the purpose of allowing students the opportunity to take care of attendance issues.  It will also allow students the opportunity to take care of missing or failing grades.

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By Robin Scott

    As in 103 years past, the Dalhart Fire Department’s 104th Annual Chili Supper served up delicious hot chili, steaming hot stew and the highly anticipated mouthwatering cobblers.  The gorgeous weather on Saturday served up the perfect backdrop for the event, and people came out in record numbers in celebration of the feeling that winter has passed.  

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By Nathan French

    Progress is once again marching on in our locale with the recent announcement of several new apartment complexes being built in Dalhart.  While the projects all have ran into some hindrances, at the present time the apartments appear to be something that is certain for Dalhart and its’ near future.  While rumors of apartments have become something of folklore in the past few years, it finally seems that the projects will be coming to fruition.   

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By Robin Scott
    Mail carriers and recipients alike have an opportunity to join in on an event occurring in 52 panhandle counties, including Dallam and Hartley.  The Texas Plains Trail Region and the Postal Service are partnering together to do a pictorial postmark in the county seat of 52 counties in the Plains Region.  The TPTR began visiting the 52 post offices in those counties on January 6th and the endeavor will last until December 29th.  

 

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The Lady Wolves varsity softball team participated in their second tournament in two weeks bringing home a second place finish. “The Panhandle Showdown,” a three day tournament, was held in Amarillo. Seventeen teams participated, traveling from Dalhart and Borger, south to Lubbock, and west to El Paso, which provided three teams. In the tournament, two 2A teams and three 3A teams participated with the remaining twelve either 4 or 5A.

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The XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has scheduled its 59th Annual Membership meeting of its rural landline telephone members for Wednesday, March 10th. The meeting will be held at the Rita Blanca Lake Coliseum. Rural landline members’ and invited guests’ registration will begin at ll:00 a.m. and will be followed with a luncheon catered by Bar H Steak House.   Again, this year, members and invited guests will be treated to a sit-down dinner served by XIT’s management and employees. Serving will begin at 11:45 a.m.

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By Robin Scott
The National Collegiate Athlete Association (NCAA) Basketball Championship occurs during March and early April of each year and offers an opportunity for fun and a chance to win a prize.  The 64 teams competing in the championship provide the excitement for March Madness and area merchants and individuals add to it by cheering on a particular team.

 

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 By Robin Scott
It may sound crazy to actually walk the 1000 miles across the great State of Texas, but many are planning to do just that, so to speak.  What they will do is walk, and walk, and walk, each week. People all over the area are joining the Walk Across Texas and everyone in Dalhart and the surrounding area is invited to take part in this event.

 

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By Robin Scott

    Voters made their way to the polls in both early voting and on Election Day and the results are in.  Two contested Dallam County races and one contested Hartley County race in the Republican Primary were settled, and all Republican candidates for the November General Election are now known.