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    A blizzard is a severe storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy blowing snow. By definition, the difference between a blizzard and a snowstorm is the strength of the wind. Ground blizzards are a variation on the traditional blizzard; in that ground blizzards require high winds to stir up snow that has already fallen, rather than fresh snowfall. Regardless of the variety of blizzard, they can bring near-whiteout conditions, which restrict visibility to near zero.

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    Thursday’s snowstorm shut down Dalhart and surrounding areas for the second time in a year.  Heavy snowfall throughout Dallam and Hartley Counties led to road closures and businesses soon followed.  By Friday, most people were hunkered down in their homes, schools were closed, and the task of digging out of deep snowdrifts began.

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Dallam County Justice of the Peace Challenger Alicia Gomez WIlliams

    As a long time member of the Dallam County community, Alicia “Alice” Gomez Williams believes she is ready for the responsibility of the office of Dallam County Justice of the Peace.  Williams currently works for the office of Hartley County Justice of the Peace and has a strong desire to bring her experiences into Dallam County.

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Dallam County Justice of the Peace Incumbent Rita Little

    Rita Little announced her candidacy for re-election for Justice of the Peace for Dallam County.  Little took office in January 2003.  As a member of the Dallam County community, Little was employed by the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years prior to taking office.

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    As temperatures began to drop late Wednesday evening and snow flurries began to fill the air in the early morning hours Thursday, area residents began to ready themselves for the first major storm of the winter season.  Getting ready included extra trips to local stores to load up on supplies and trying to get work done early Thursday in order to get home and off of the roadways before the worst part of the weather settled into the Dallam and Hartley Counties area.

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    With the recent retirement of Assistant Band Director Allen Gregory, Dalhart High School was in search of a suitable replacement.  What they found far exceeded everyone’s expectations.  The arrival of Jim Paslay to the band department on January 3rd may be the beginning of new challenges and accomplishments for all of DISD’s musical groups.

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    Accreditation by a well-recognized agency is a seal of quality on an educational organization.  The Association of Christian Schools International promotes the value and worthiness of accreditation and encourages each school and early education program to continuously pursue excellence.  They believe that this pursuit matches the biblical directive of approving “things that are excellent” (Philippians 1:10, KJV).

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    Each year girls all over America set out to sell boxes and boxes of Girl Scout cookies.  They do so to help earn the money that supports the activities and projects for the all girl club and at the same time, they learn about teamwork, setting and meeting goals and a few business skills such as counting change, delivering their product and making contacts.

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    The County and Bi-County Junior Livestock Show held last week from January 20th through the 23rd was filled with steers, heifers, goats, swine, rabbits and lambs at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.  The young exhibitors showed their best animals and earned quite a reward as well. 

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    If you use any software made by Intuit – makers of QuickBooks, Quicken, TurboTax – you could be targeted for an email scam.

    A business here in Dalhart received what looked like an official email from Intuit, complete with the company’s logo and mailing address in Arizona. The email stated that effective January 27, users would have to get a valid Digital Certificate installed on their computer to access Intuit.

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    Question:  I remember reading in your column that a child can have a say about which of his or her parents they live with once they are 12.  Did the law change?

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    More than 1,200 people have become fans of the Dalhart Texan’s Facebook page, and the number grows daily.  The Texan updates its page frequently, especially when something is occurring within the community that people want to know about right away.

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    Dalhart’s Jump & Jam team showed their benevolent spirit recently when they made donations to Dalhart Intermediate School and Dalhart Elementary School.  Both donations were of equipment that will be used for the fitness programs at both campuses.

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    During the 2009/10 school year students at Dalhart High School have taken part in opportunities that ready them to enter the workforce upon graduation.  The courses are designed to get students certified or trained for entry-level positions upon graduation from high school.  Opportunities in many areas of the workforce are available including pharmacy, food and nutrition and Ag related endeavors. 

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    Amber is a fan from Houston.  She enjoys following what goes on in the small town of Dalhart via the Facebook page and by following the links to the online version of the paper.  Amber is a graduate of San Jacinto College in Houston with an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies.  She currently works for an attorney in Spring, Texas, dealing mainly with family law cases.

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    The City of Dalhart, Utility Department, is currently in the process of changing the Utility Billing Software. This conversion process started several months ago and other accounting software has already been changed. Converting the Utility Billing will be the last step in converting to a different computer system.

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What’s Brewing?

Waking up to the smell of coffee gives me great satisfaction.  Nothing will get me out of bed quicker than knowing the coffee is done.  Just pushing a few buttons before going to bed at night assures me the amazing coffee machine will “do its thing” and at precisely 5:30 a.m. the coffee will brew.  Guests in my home are welcome to “pick a mug” and enjoy that first cup while sleepy ones arrive in time for the second pot.

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The Wolves could not get their shots to fall. They continued to miss open shots under the basket all night long, everything Perryton shot seemed to fall in. The result was a heartbreaking loss as the Wolves fell to the Perryton Rangers Tuesday night 65-61.  The Wolves defense played great on the perimeter, but continually let Perryton drive the lane for easy baskets, or they left the back door wide open. Still, the Wolves continued to hustle and play hard.  The real losing factor was again Dalhart’s inability to make a free throw.  The Wolves made 12 out of 26 shots for a 46 percent free throw shooting average.  Coach Walker said, “This was a hard fought game and a hard one to lose.  The Wolves played extremely hard and played their roles well.”  The Wolves fall to 2-2 in district play with last year’s district champ, Lubbock Estacado, coming to town Friday.

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    The Lady Wolves came to play Tuesday night. The young squad is starting to mature, as they played one of their best games of the season against the Perryton girls.  The Lady Wolves used great pressure defense and outstanding play under the basket by Jeanna Sybesmas and Abbie Steele, to secure a 61-39 victory over Perryton.  The win moves Dalhart to 2-3 in district with an overall record of 11-9.  Dalhart was also very strong on the boards outrebounding Perryton 21-11.  Both teams had 14 turnovers.  The Lady Wolves shot 64 percent in the first quarter, and Abbie Steel ended the quarter when she drained a three with three seconds left in the quarter to give Dalhart a 17-8 lead.  Jordan Banks started the second quarter with a three to make the lead 20-13.  Jeanna Sybesma grabbed a rebound and put it back in to make the score 22-15, then she did the same thing on the next possession.  Abbie Steele followed with a layup after a great assist from Karley White to make the score 26-20.  Brynn Dunham picked up her third foul, and Perryton tied the game at 26.  Tiffany Schumacher then shot another three to give Dalhart the lead 29-26 at halftime. 

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    High School Rodeo has given Laramie Wing, who just finished her senior year at Dalhart High School early, the opportunity to improve leadership and teamwork skills, compete in rodeo events, and pursue college scholarships.  Rodeo isn’t work for Laramie so much as a way of life.