Stand against domestic violence shouldn’t be silent
By ROBIN SCOTT
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness about a problem that is estimated to affect as many as 25 percent of all women and eight percent of all men. The men and women surveyed reported that they had been physically or sexually abused by a spouse, partner or on a date.
Dalhart runs over Seminole
By Rodney White
It didn’t take long for the Golden Wolves to make some adjustments to the Seminole Indians spread offense and the Dalhart defense gave up some yardage, but they continued their dominance and never let the Indians into the end zone, limiting the Indians to 164 yards and one field goal. The Wolves were able to put pressure on the Seminole quarterback who completed eight of 23 passes for 77 yards. Burtch entered the game having passed for 1,440 yards. The Wolves are now 6-0 for the first time since Coach Stephen Young came to town. His first year in Dalhart the Wolves started the season at 7-0.
Learning about good health more fun than work
By ROBIN SCOTT
The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District hosted the 7th Annual Health Fair for the community on Friday, October 1 at Coon Memorial Hospital. Many local and Panhandle area organizations participated and helped to educate the community about their services and how to live healthier lives.
Specialists in animal comfort located in Dalhart
By ROBIN SCOTT
Avi-Lanche Jerseys, owned by Richard and Jennifer Avila of Dalhart and Donnie and Elsa Sherman of Hilmar, CA, located on Highway 385 North, recently earned a prestigious award recognizing its high standards in animal care. The award is the result of an independent animal care evaluation by the Dairy Quality Center (DQC).
National Fire Prevention Week
This year’s National Fire Prevention Week is the week that includes October 9, October 3 through 9. The week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 when more than 250 people died and 10,000 were left homeless. After the fire was finally contained and extinguished, 17,400 structures were left in ashes and 2,000 acres were burned.
A family in need
By JUDI WIEGMAN
On Saturday morning, August 14, the Valdez family left their home at 1209 E. 2nd Street to engage in one of their favorite family activities, shopping garage sales.
Council green lights DEDC contract
By WARREN SLAUGHTER
The Dalhart City Council held the second reading of Resolution 2010-06, which authorizes the Dalhart Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) to spend $35,000 in DEDC funds for a contract with the Entrepreneurial Alliance that will consult with and assist local entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses. A representative of the Entrepreneurial Alliance will be at the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce one day a week to assist anyone interested in starting their own business, such as creating a business plan, obtaining the necessary permits, etc.
It seems like yesterday that my first child, a son, was placed in my arms and I began a new journey as a mother. As children began filling the house with laughter and tears, I relished every moment of motherhood. Three girls in a row made me a little uneasy, realizing we were part of a Mennonite farming community in Nebraska and sons were highly prized. A second son arrived, and later, two more adorable little girls. Their father summed up the situation by saying, “Its’ okay, if we have girls, the boys will eventually come.”
Local residents honored
By ROBIN SCOTT
The opening and dedication of the Medical Center League House in Amarillo held on Sunday, September 26 had special meaning for area residents, and two in particular.
Lady Wolves struggle to overcome slow start
By RODNEY WHITE
Saturday it was very apparent that the Lady Wolves hadn’t played a volleyball game in over 11 days as they opened district play against the Pampa Lady Harvesters. The Lady Wolves just could not get in sync, and their serving was very lethargic at best.
Health Fair for all ages
The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District is hosting a health fair for the community on Friday, October 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coon Memorial Hospital in Dalhart. The event is expected to be an incredible community event with several local and Panhandle area organizations on hand to educate the community about their services and how to live healthier lives.
Winner of the Week
Congratulations to Selso Ramirez, winner of the week for the fifth week in the Dalhart Texan football contest. Selso predicted nine out of 10 games correctly.
Ask the Lawyer
Does Texas have anything similar to the right to freedom of speech in the U.S. Constitution?