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By RODNEY WHITE

Every two years the UIL creates the circus that is their attempt to provide equity among competing UIL schools. It is a daunting and near impossible task and almost impossible to please everyone. This year there were no surprises for the 1AAA district, it will remain basically the same as it was with Perryton, Borger, Pampa and Dalhart with the addition of River Road.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Resolve to Be Ready is a system that all area residents can register with to be notified of many emergency and critical situations. Households are encouraged to register each cell phone of every member of their home. This means that if a road is closed due to ice or snow, you, your spouse and your children will all receive notification. The same goes for a tornado watch or warning, amber or silver alert, or any pertinent information that pertains to your geographic area. In addition, if you have extended family in another area you can register for those areas as well, to be a back-up contact. This can come in very handy if you have a child away at college or parents that live in another area.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The General Election for Dalhart City Council is rapidly approaching. The ballot will include persons who seek to fill the seat of Councilmember Ward 1, currently held by Kerry Miller; Ward 2, currently held by Kurtis Thomas; Ward 3, currently held by Zelda Lang; and Ward 4, currently held by Chris Bell.

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As school let out Friday afternoon an accident left two vehicles damaged outside the High School.  Drivers are reminded to be cautious and follow posted speed limits to help prevent such incidents.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Are there really six more weeks of winter? Or, is the question: what happened to winter altogether? Punxsutawney Phil forecasted six more weeks of winter, that is when the sun came up, but Rita Blanca Rocky has a different opinion.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves almost let one get away Tuesday night as they watched a 19 point lead dwindle to one point as the Perryton Rangers put on a furious rally to try and beat the Wolves.  In the end a perfect free throw shoot by DaVonte Burks who was six of six in the critical stretch of the fourth quarter and eight of eight for the night made a big difference and Perryton was plagued by a weak effort from the free throw line only making 44 percent on 11 of 24 shooting and in the pivotal fourth quarter they missed seven of 10 free throws, while the Wolves made 14 of 20 for 70 percent in the game.

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San Antonio – Lea Baumert, a sophomore at Dalhart High School, been selected to perform with a Texas All-State music group on Saturday, February 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The concert is part of the annual Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic and Convention.

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Love Covers

By Rev. JUDI WIEGMAN

We took a deep breath as we opened the front door to our newly remodeled home in North Texas.  For two weeks the remodelers worked fervently stripping away the mess left by the renters and giving it a mini-HGTV makeover!  We whispered a quick prayer and forged ahead.  “Oh my goodness!” hubby gasped. “Judi, you can’t believe this!” I nearly knocked him down to get a glimpse of what he was seeing!

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association released their Class 3A all-state team, and two players from Dalhart were chosen as honorable mention in three different positions.  DaVonte Burks made the honorable mention list at running back and also as a defensive back.  If you have seen DaVonte in basketball recently, you know why he made the all state list as a defensive back, because he has intercepted most of the basketball passes that have been thrown his way too.  Tyler Smith, the defensive captain, also received honorable mention as a linebacker.  Tyler also represents the Wolves in basketball and shows off his great athletic ability on the court every game.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

For armchair quarterbacks everywhere, the Super Bowl is not just a game; it’s “the” event of the football season. Big screens are dusted, dip is prepared, baby sitters are hired and beverages are iced down, all in preparation of the passing of the pig skin or the commercials, whichever you enjoy the most.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The 52-county Texas Plains Trail Region map is now dotted with one more star, signifying the 22-foot ‘Giant Quanah Parker Trail Arrow’ placed in Dalhart’s Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, January 26. The arrow identifies Dallam County’s historic ties to Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanche Tribe in general.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Did you know that there is another winter day that is gaining significance, at least for elementary school children? It is the 100th day of school, and it occurs around this time each January or February, the exact day depending on each school calendar.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Friday, January 27 work day started out active when Dallam Hartley County 911 dispatchers received a call at 9:28 a.m. of an accident involving a semi-truck.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In a closed session meeting on Thursday, January 26 Dalhart Independent School District members voted to extend Superintendent David Foote’s contract. Foote currently had two years on his remaining contract. The extension sets his contract ending date for June of 2015. “We had a great session,” stated Foote.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District board met Thursday evening, January 26 for a regular meeting at Coon Memorial Hospital. Agenda items included an audit presentation by independent auditor Durbin and Company, L.L.P.; Executive session; Approval of November and December meeting minutes; Review of November and December financial reports; CEO reports; and discussion/action on the hospital district, the hospital, Coon Memorial Home, Dalhart Family Medicine, and Legacy Assisted Living. New business discussed included the Coon Memorial Home expansion to begin this spring.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Before a large crowd at Tuesday’s Dalhart City Council meeting, City Manager Greg Duggan read a proposal for the paving of Jefferson Street. The proposal provided that the city would pay half of the costs for the paving, provided property owners in the area would meet together and decide on how they could pay for the other half of the costs. A rough estimate puts the cost of the project at around $237,000. A more accurate number will be determined when engineering on the street is concluded.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Did you drive out to the canyon and watch the sun set in a blaze of glory?
I have a new appreciation for the Rita Blanca Canyon after reading so much about it and talking to many of our illustrious Dalhart residents. Last Thursday afternoon, after I sent in my article, the kids and I walked out into the canyon at Trail Head 6, right behind the houses on Yucca Street. As always, our walks include many a discussion about rock collecting, competitive stick searching, and footprint investigation – with our heads generally pointed down on the trail. But Thursday, we were looking upward for remnants of those caves John Dawson talked about, upward for those geese flying over the water in the distance, and upward talking about the history of the canyon as I tried to describe to my children how at one time the very place where we were standing was covered with water.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dallam and Hartley County 4-Hers and FFA members arrived before daylight Wednesday, January 18 to prepare their livestock to parade in front of renowned judges. This year’s Bi-County Junior Livestock Show featured prime stock from the area and buyers that were willing to pay premium prices for the top quality animals.

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The New AND the Old!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Pound, pound, pound! The beat of the drums and the synthesizer alerted me instantly that I might not enjoy the new CD I was given as a gift.  After the first song played, my mind was made up; I wouldn’t play that one more than once!  I stopped the CD, placed it back in its case and stuck it on the shelf promising to pass it on to someone “younger” who might enjoy it.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

On Monday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. the Dalhart Police Department stopped a vehicle on the 800 block of South Hwy 87 for speeding. Upon further investigation of the vehicle and the occupants, a Ziploc bag of marijuana was found along with a large amount of cash. The exact amount has not yet been disclosed.