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Can you tell me who our state representatives are?

    Question:  I don’t have a question so much as a request.  I would like to know who all of our U.S. and state representatives are and how to contact them for the Dallam and Hartley Counties area.  I find it very confusing to try to find this information from the phone book or online.  Can you write a column with this information?

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 By ROBIN SCOTT

Shortly after 6:00 p.m., Jamie Frazier, 2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion Queen, completed her last duties as reigning queen.  She made her way around the rodeo arena, waiving farewell to her fans, family and guests, before one final high speed trot around the arena, demonstrating how her superior horsemanship was key in her becoming queen.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

Wearing the XIT Rodeo and Reunion crown is a prestigious honor and earning it takes effort and determination.
The winner must “stand out” in three areas; horsemanship (50 points), personality (30 points) and participation (20 points).  She must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and live within a 50 mile radius of Dalhart.  She must also be unmarried.

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

It takes a tremendous amount of planning; blood, sweat and even some tears to organize and “pull off” the yearly event known as the XIT Rodeo and Reunion.  The excitement mounts as each 24 hour period dawns and then the sun sets.  There is something for everyone!  Young and old alike find just the right event to attend.  There is fine toe-tapping music and dancing ‘til yer boots and buckles can stand no more!

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The city skyline of Dalhart is undergoing a change that alters history as area residents know it.  The H.W.B. Grocery will be demolished over the next month.  Demolition began on Monday, August 2 and will continue for at least the next three weeks to 30 days.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Area residents found themselves without power after a late night storm traveled through Dallam and Hartley Counties on Wednesday.  The storm left residents of Channing without power.  The storm that reportedly dumped as much as two inches of rain in less than two hours brought strong winds and hail along with the rain.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    The Golden Wolves Gridiron Association will host an alumni football game on Friday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Golden Wolves Memorial Stadium.  The event will also serve as the association’s fundraiser and patrons will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for various items.

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The “Plain Jane” Clock

We worked hard in the heat and dust to help our son clean out an old storage building in Colorado.  Sitting outside was a huge dumpster brought in to hold the junk no one wanted.  Old books and magazines, metal desks and filing cabinets, broken chairs and many other items were being cast over the side because their value was nil.

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By NATHAN FRENCH

Since 1875, the XIT Ranch has been synonymous with the image of the Texas Panhandle.  A new Capital building for the state of Texas in exchange for 3,000,000 acres of Texas Panhandle Land; a dream by the Farwell brothers that came to fruition.  In 1885, the first herd of longhorn cattle traipsed onto the land, and ushered in a ranch that never made great money, but a ranch that forever changed Texas and the people that call the panhandle home. 

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

The sky was bright blue and the crowd excited as the 74th annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion kicked off with the Junior and Little Britches competitions.  As the colors were presented and the National Anthem sung, the crowd’s attention was turned to an unfortunate accident as Harley Jones, XIT Queen candidate, slipped from her horse and landed on her back on the dirt arena. Her tenacity in trying to struggle to her feet, while holding the Texas flag, was admirable. EMT personnel quickly responded to her plight, and everyone stood in silence as she was evaluated and transported to the hospital.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Coon Memorial Nursing Home held its annual crowning of the XIT King and Queen on Tuesday, August 3.  Festivities began at 10:30 a.m. in the lounge of CMH, which was filled to capacity with residents, family and friends, and XIT officials. 

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    Find out about all of the people and fun that goes on during the XIT Rodeo & Reunion in today’s Special Section.  From the largest free barbecue to the opening ceremonies, to the parade, this year’s rodeo and reunion is certain fun for everyone.  “Dirt washes off, pride never does,” is the 74th XIT Rodeo & Reunion theme.  “Buckles and Boots” is the parade theme.  Take a little time to eat watermelon, attend the melodrama at the La Rita Theatre, view beautiful artwork at the XIT Museum during their XIT Featured Artist’s reception, attend the rodeo or go the dance.  All of the activities are a part of what makes Dalhart one of the best places to live or visit on the planet!

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Isn’t it a crime to pass a school bus that is stopped to let kids on or off?

    Question:  With school coming up fairly quickly, could you remind everyone what the law is about passing a school bus?  Also, isn’t it a crime to pass a school bus that is stopped to let kids on or off?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

In a unanimous vote the Dalhart Independent School Board elected to building a new Athletic Complex that should be operational in 2011.  The special meeting held Thursday, July 29, took place before a packed crowd of former school board trustees and members of the Long Range Planning Commission as well as interested members of the community.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

    Prior to the regular meeting on July 27, the Dalhart City Council held a public hearing on the submission of an application for a Community Development Grant in the amount of $275,000. Funds from the grant would be used to replace the Tanglewood Lift Station for the Wastewater Department. The lift station was built in the 1970s. It is a homemade affair that was put in by a developer. City employees are trying to keep the lift station from breaking down until a new one can be installed. The estimated cost of a new lift station is over $300,000. After receiving comments from city workers and the general public, the hearing was closed.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A mid-afternoon accident involving a four-wheeler ended with two young women taken to Coon Memorial Hospital.  A third uninjured woman was involved in the one-vehicle accident that occurred on Monday, July 26 at approximately 3:00 p.m. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Dallam County has reported one confirmed case of rabies within the county.  A rabid skunk was killed on Tuesday, July 27 after a homeowner noticed odd behavior by the skunk.  The skunk was captured and taken to Dalhart Animal Hospital. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Two deputies with the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office are being hailed heroes for saving the life of a motorist involved in a one-vehicle accident.  The accident occurred on Friday, July 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle on Highway 287 northbound approximately seven mils south of Stratford.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Bart Crow band calls Austin home.  Members include Bart Crow on vocals, acoustic guitar and electric guitar, Paul Russell on vocals and electric guitar, Matt Slagle on bass guitar, David Fralin on vocals, keyboards, organ, electric guitar and percussion and Jay Nasty on drums and percussion.

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Tiny Bugs with Big Faith

    As a child, I loved the many picnics our family had at Lake Michigan.  Mother would pack a huge picnic basket with fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon.  We would meet our aunts, uncles and cousins at the State park and spend the day.