Employees introduced at school board meeting
The Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. The meeting began with the introduction of new personnel, and personnel who are not new, but in new positions within the district. All principals for the district were in attendance to personally introduce those new employees that were able to attend and who work at their schools. The largest group of new personnel is employed at Dalhart Elementary School. After the introductions the board took a brief break to allow the board members to meet the new DISD personnel.
Firefighters and area residents filled the boot
The annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign undertaken by the nation’s firefighters was held in Dalhart on Labor Day Weekend, September 6th and 7th. The fundraiser creatively raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the weekend that Jerry Lewis holds his annual “Jerry’s Kids” telethon.
Seeking a pony rider that can eat jambalaya
A lot of planning, a great line up of food vendors, entertaining game booths, and a list of interesting vendors promises for a good time at this year’s block party. The city and Chamber of Commerce have put a lot of effort into making Saturday’s 9th Annual Keep the Shine on Denrock Downtown Block Party bigger and better than ever!
Corn picker pays visit to Dalhart
Corny the corn picker, a restored John Deere implement has arrived in Dalhart for a corn picking demonstration set for later this month.
Alan Siebert farmed in Dalhart from 1977 to 2006, retired and moved to East Texas. Shortly after his move he began restoring antique tractors. He has restored four tractors; a 1940 G John Deere, a 1949 VAC Case, a 1953 Ford (Golden Jubilee) and a 1953 John Deere 60. He has three more waiting in line.
State Senator speaks to constituents at high school
State Senator Kel Seliger made a trip to Dalhart on Wednesday, September 9th. The Senator represents the 31st state district of Texas, which encompasses the Texas panhandle all the way down to Midland-Odessa. The auditorium at Dalhart High School was the backdrop for the Senator’s discussion that began at 2:00 p.m. Area residents and students poured into the auditorium to hear the Senator deliver a casual message, followed by an open discussion. Mayor Kevin Caddell introduced the Senator.
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1934
In recent trying economic times the banking industry has taken many pitfalls. From countless mergers to bank names changing as often as there are days in the week, it seems as hometown banking has become something of a bygone era. However, Dalhart Federal Savings & Loan harkens to that hometown banking past while offering the latest in banking services.
Hartley teacher indicted on five felony charges
A Hartley teacher went before the Hartley County Grand Jury on August 26th and the results were true bills on five different felony charges. The indictments stemmed from allegations by a 13-year-old girl that the teacher had caused her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with him.
Ebay win helps fight fires
The Dalhart Fire Department has acquired two new vehicles, thanks to reimbursement funds received from the Texas Forestry Service and some ingenuity by members of the Dalhart Fire Department.
The new vehicles were both won in auctions on Ebay. Both auctions were won approximately a month ago. Members of the Dalhart Fire Department got together to discuss the types of vehicles that the department was looking for, then they began searching the Ebay website for potential matches. A little patience and determination paid off for the department when they successfully bid on and won both vehicles.
Area business receives environmental award
In early July winners of a regional Environmental Respect Award were honored at the U. S. Capital building and among the honorees was Premier Ag of Dalhart. Representatives from Dalhart traveled to D.C. to accept the award, which was given on July 9th. The winners were selected in May in Willoughby, Ohio.
Mike Simpson, Operations Manager with Premier Ag, and Jack Lyons with DuPont Crop Protection made the trip to D.C. with their families to accept the award. The Environmental Respect Awards are sponsored by CropLife® magazine and DuPont Crop Protection. The awards signify the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship among U.S. agricultural retailers. The honor goes to those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, pest control and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production. Each year a panel of industry experts gathers to recognize achievement in environmental stewardship, professional excellence, and community involvement.
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“Isn’t the money that I won mine?”
Question: I won money in the Texas Lottery. A couple of weeks before I bought the ticket my husband and I became separated. Isn’t the money that I won mine? My husband says that we own the money equally.
Winner of the Week
Josie Ramirez receives her prize money as the winning contestant of the third week’s football contest. She got ten out of ten correct with a tie breaker of 39. The annual contest that lasts through the football season is sponsored by First National Bank. Entrants are reminded to print their name on the form and include their daytime phone number so that they can be notified if they win.
The Dalhart Cruzers Car Club and Friends receives Special Award from Apache Troop in Iraq
On September, 3rd, 2009 The Dalhart Cruzers Car Club received a Certificate of Appreciation from the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Apache Troop and Mortar Platoon currently stationed in Iraq.
Wolves gave their all for Homecoming
For the second year in a row the Childress Bobcats have found a way to beat a solid Dalhart team. This year on a 20 yard play. Harper Scofield grabed the Childress quarterback by the jersey and tried to throw him down for a loss, but he somehow manages to escape and throw a pass up for grabs in the endzone. The Wolves have 3 players covering the defender who still managed to come down with the ball to take the lead 15-14.
A crash landing at Ingram Air Field
A surprising call was dispatched on Friday afternoon, September 11th. A plane crashed at Ingram Air Field with at least two people on board. Emergency responders quickly headed out on Highway 54 East to the scene, where the Cessna 170B aircraft lay on its side on the side of the runway.
Donna Janell Parker graduated from the University of Central Arkansas
Donna Janell Parker granddaughter of Wayne and Merri Brown of Dalhart graduated from the University of Central Arkansas on May 09, 2009. Donna has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in writing and English, with a minor in Spanish.
Homecoming King and Queen crowned
Friday’s homecoming loss to Childress was disappointing, but true wolf pack spirit was alive and well for Friday evening’s homecoming festivities. The stadium was bedecked in purple and gold, with attendees in full wolf pride. Purple and gold clothing splendored from the outstanding crowd amid the bleachers. The turnout was astounding with bleachers being full, and the parking lot resembling a car lot at full capacity.
Wear your crown proudly!
Sunday is Grandparents Day! Some may think it is just another day designed by florists and card makers to make some extra bucks. Not so! That was not the intent of Mrs. Marian McQuade from West Virginia, who first initiated Grandparents Day in 1973.
DHS announces Homecoming King and Queen candidates
Students at Dalhart High School collectively nominated eight classmates as the 2009/10 candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. The eight were selected as those students who received the greatest number of votes with each class nominating one set of seniors as their candidates.
The freshman nominated Queen candidate Kelsea Kae Weatherly and King candidate Devin Jacob Vigil. Kelsea is the daughter of Kim Weatherly. She was born in Amarillo in 1991. She stated, “I enjoy going to church and hanging out with my friends.” Kelsea attends First Baptist Church. She also commented, “My favorite things to do are talk, listen to music and worship.” Kelsea plans to attend college after graduation next year and also has plans to travel on orphan mission trips. When asked about her favorite thing about herself she noted that she like her personality.
Council approves zoning change request
With every council member in attendance, the Dalhart City Council unanimously approved a zoning change from R-3 Residential to Special Use for the purpose of constructing zero-lot line patio homes in the area of Yucca and Denrock. The land is owned by David and Patsi Lowe. In addition to the patio homes, the Lowes plan to put in a paved street, which will be deeded to the city. They also plan to install ADA approved sidewalks and bury all utilities to improve the aesthetics of the area.
Since 1978, National Grandparents’ Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day of each year, thanks to President Jimmy Carter and Marian McQuade. McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia championed the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped that children would discover the rich heritage offered by their grandparents and tap into their wisdom.