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By JANELLE GOODELL

A group of 40 students and advisors from the University of Alabama Birmingham traveled for 23 hours by bus to come to Dalhart during their Spring Break.  Each year, members of the Baptist Campus Ministries under the watchful eye of Senior Campus Minister, Bill Morrison, travels to different parts of the country to perform mission work.  This was the first time the group has traveled to Texas.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

When we changed the calendar this month, it was nice to see the words first day of spring appear.  This winter, although not a rough one, is almost over.  Spring, according to the calendar, begins on Sunday, March 20 this year, but Mother Nature has already begun to show signs that it is time to become less dormant.  Plants are beginning to turn green and buds are appearing on trees.  It won’t be very long until the greenhouses are open at various local retailers.

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Dalhart Independent School District
school board candidates Mark McKay and Russell Routon

Mark McKay is seeking a place on the Dalhart Independent School Board of Trustees.  McKay has been a resident of Dalhart for the past 20 years.  He grew up near Pampa and Whitedeer.  McKay attended school in Whitedeer and worked on the family farm and ranch.  He graduated with a degree in agriculture economics from Texas Tech. Russell Routon is seeking re-election to the Dalhart Independent School Board of Trustees.  He has been on the school board for the past seven years and has enjoyed serving the district.

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The Chair

By JUDI WIEGMAN

There is a story circulating about an elder lady who was bedridden.  She had a chair right beside her bed and when the pastor came to visit, he mentioned that she must have been expecting him since the chair was placed close so he could sit by her bed.  The lady informed him that the chair was not for him but for Jesus. She told the pastor that each afternoon she invited Jesus to sit in the chair and chat with her.

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By DINO CRUZ

March Madness is a phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche from the first week of March through the first week of April.  These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball

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By JANELLE GOODELL

During the Commissioners’ Court meeting on Monday, March 14, a burn ban was issued for both Dallam and Hartley Counties.  The burn ban will be in effect for the next 90 days.

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Dalhart Independent School District school board candidate Tim Jones

By JANELLE GOODELL

Tim Jones is seeking a place on the Dalhart Independent School Board in the upcoming election.  Jones is originally from Stamford near Abilene.  He is married to Kim Jones, and together they have two sons.  Their oldest son, Carson, is a senior at Texas A&M University, College Station; while their younger son, Greyson, is a freshman at Dalhart High School.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  It seems that everywhere a person looks today the color green can be seen.  The Irish have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over one thousand years.  It initially was a religious festival where the Irish would attend church in the morning to remember the death of St. Patrick and then in the evening families would celebrate with dancing, drinking and eating traditional corned beef and cabbage.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart High School Band has been busy over the past year.  The entire band is to be commended on their hard work and dedication.  It takes countless hours to excel at playing a musical instrument, and these young musicians have definitely excelled this year.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department has been taking advantage of the weather the past few days.  Residents of Dalhart may have noticed that there have been several fires around the edge of Rita Blanca Canyon.  The fire department has been burning off excess growth to help prevent the chance of a wildfire breaking out and burning property in the Dalhart area.  They began the controlled burns on Thursday and will continue throughout the next week.  The department is creating a 30 to 40 yard buffer zone around the Rita Blanca Lake.

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Dalhart Independent School District school board candidate John Cover

By JANELLE GOODELL

John Cover is running for a seat on the Dalhart Independent School District school board.  Cover is originally from Abilene, KS where he graduated from high school.  After high school, he attended college at Kansas State earning a degree in computer engineering.

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Members of Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative should mark Wednesday, March 16 on their calendars and make plans to attend their 65th Annual Membership Meeting.
Lunch will be served to membership at 12 noon, followed by a 1:00 p.m. business meeting. Members are encouraged to come earlier, registration opens at 11:00 a.m., to allow time to visit with their co-op employees and board members, as well as friends and neighbors.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
The Dalhart City Council voted to repeal Ordinances 2010-22 and 2010-24, which granted 10-year franchise agreements to Xcel Energy (Southwestern Public Service) and Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc., respectively. These agreements would have increased the franchise fee paid by electric customers in the City of Dalhart from three percent to five percent.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

Jonathan Baca, 23, died as a result of a farming accident on Tuesday, March 8.  Union County Sheriff Deputy James Love stated that Baca was feeding cattle at Smith Feedlot northeast of Clayton when the accident happened.  The initial investigation showed that Baca had been driving a silage feed truck and had gotten out of the truck to work on the PTO pump.

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By JILL BEMPONG

March has arrived and with it comes a certain fever that strikes even those who don’t count themselves as big sports enthusiasts.  March Madness is upon us which means that you are probably thinking about your brackets and which team is going to win it all.

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By JANELLE GOODELL
Antonette “Toni” Louise Kilber and her daughter, Kimberly, were located in a motel in Dumas.  cated in a motel in Dumas.  A motel clerk recognized the pair from a press release and notified officials on Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

It is time once again to throw our bodies out of kilter when we advance our clocks on Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m.  The purpose of daylight saving time is to create more sunlight hours in the evening when people are off of work and able to enjoy outdoor activities.

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“…and having done all, stand!”

By JUDI WIEGMAN

Chalmer walked into the clinic for his DOT physical to renew his CDL driver’s license unaware of any problem.  As he approached the pickup where I was waiting, I noted the stressed look on his face.  “I flunked,” he began.  “My blood pressure was elevated and they only renewed it for three months.” A trip to our family doctor resulted in him being placed on a mild medication. He continued to walk the dog, tweaked a few eating habits and recorded good readings on the monitor.

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By JANELLE GOODELL

The Dalhart Police stopped a vehicle headed south out of town on Hwy 87 on Tuesday, March 8.  Officers Thrash and Gonzales searched the vehicle with the aid of their drug sniffing dog, Maggie, and located two boxes full of marijuana.

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By JANELLE GOODELL
The staff at La Espanola II held a fundraiser on Sunday, March 6 to raise money for Curran Gomez.  The restaurant staff volunteered their time and helped to bring in $3200 through tips and sales of dinners.  Diners were able to call in orders to go or dine in.  The dining room stayed packed with patient customers and almost 70 orders were called in.