Progress marches on
Progress continues in our local community in many aspects. New restaurants, new business ventures, and new residential and commercial construction illustrate that, yes, change is still here. One of the more noticeable developments in recent months has been the recent construction occurring near the new high school. The development and city improvements of the surrounding area of the high school are finally changing from vacant lots to new homes.
Showtime is here
Shampoo and shearing madness could be a well fitting explanation for today and tomorrow. As the Bi-County Livestock Show begins on Wednesday many involved youth are doing the last minute preparations on their show animals.
I just must “expresso” myself on my husband’s recent remark about only needing three coffee cups; one clean, one dirty and one extra. Obviously, this comes from a “non-drinker.” I mean, each morning I pause at the cupboard before choosing just the right container from which to enjoy my first cup of “Joe.”
Award winning author in DISD
The Progressive Dairyman magazine recently featured an article by Dalhart Independent Curriculum Director Carroline Methvin. Methvin has been a freelance writer for Progress Dairyman for the past two years. Each year the Progressive Dairyman magazine picks the top 25 most read articles from the previous year. Methvin’s article ranked number one.
Haiti disaster needs our response
Watching on TV and reading the articles online give us a small glimpse into the horrific disaster that has fallen on the small impoverished island country of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Most of its population survives on less about $380.00 per year. About 80 percent of Haiti is Roman Catholic, but a large number of Haitians practice the ancient customs of voodoo.
FFA students receive big boost
Students in the Ag Mechanic Classes at Dalhart High School visited local veterinarian, Michael Atha, on Wednesday, January 12th. Atha, the owner of Twist Junction Veterinary Services, joined a program offered by Pfizer Animal Health that dedicated a portion of sales from specific Pfizer products for use in the FFA.
Lady Wolves lose to #3 Levelland
Dalhart faced off against the #3 ranked team in the state Friday night, and the young Dalhart squad held their own the first quarter. Levelland gradually pulled away to defeat the Lady Wolves, 50 -35. Dalhart is still looking for their first district win at 0-2 in district play.
Boys open district play with a loss
Foul trouble early in the game spelled defeat for the Dalhart basketball team as they opened district play against the Levelland Lobos. Dalhart is now 13-3 and 0-1 in district play as they lost 49-56 in their first home game in district.
Mowers and washers and tools…oh my!
Nearly 120 years ago, Richard Sears hired Alvah C. Roebuck to help him with his watch company, and in 1893 the two became Sears, Roebuck and Co. In the 1890’s, the mail order industry for Sears, Roebuck and Co. flourished, which lead to the introduction of the Sears catalog in 1895. The first catalog, consisting of 532 pages, offered shoes, women’s garments, wagons, fishing tackle, stoves, furniture, saddles and bicycles.
CLCC’s hard work pays off
It is more than a mere accomplishment when a business can double its size and expand its clientele in a relatively short five-year span. It is even more astounding when a business can do that in a declining market and being in a relatively small community. Despite fluctuating market prices, and ever increasing expenses Dalhart’s Cattleman’s Livestock Commission Company has still managed to excel.
Positions on school board up for election
The Dalhart Independent School Board has two places up for election in the May 8th election. Elected board trustees serve three-year terms and attend monthly meetings year round, special meetings as needed, and an annual conference.
Dalhart Intermediate UIL Awards Assembly
An Awards Assembly was held on January 4, 2010 to honor those students who were contestants in the UIL District Academic Competition at Frank Phillips College in Borger on November 6, 2009. Both 4th and 5th grades took 1st place overall in the Elementary Competition and received beautiful plaques. Mr. McCormick, DIS principal, welcomed family members and friends to the assembly. The UIL coaches presented each contestant with a UIL T shirt and ribbons. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners also received medals. Mrs. Linda Vermedahl, UIL Coordinator for DIS, assisted with the presentations. Each team was then photographed with their coach.
Dalhart’s Firefighter of the Year
The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department recently recognized six men for their achievements within the department during the annual Christmas party held at the Loose Caboose on December 18th. Fire Chief Curtis Brown was one of those honored during the event for 15 years of service to the department.
Dalhart Jump and Jam
All performances will be at the half-time of the following games:
Friday, Jan 15th, Dumas Varsiry Girl’s Game, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 19th, Dalhart Varsity Girls Game 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5th, Dalhart Varsity Boy’s Game (Senior Parent Night), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6th, WTAMU Girl’s Game, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9th, Hartley Varsity Girl’s Game, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11th Dalhart Elementary & Intermediate School PE Program at 6:30 p.m.
The best part of waking up…!
I love coffee! Perhaps it all began waking up in the big soft bed in my grandparents’ house on the farm. Long before dawn, the smell of fresh coffee would waft up the stairs, and I knew grandpa was enjoying a cup of coffee before heading out for morning chores. Back then, it was the smell, not the taste, that intrigued me.
Civic duty opportunities upcoming
Elections for new members for city council are scheduled for Saturday, May 8th. Potential candidates will begin to file their paperwork with the city on February 6th. Becoming a member of the Dalhart City Council provides an opportunity to stay in close touch with the actions necessary to run the city.
Another wreck at 7th Street and Denrock Avenue
Another wreck at 7th Street and Denrock Avenue
Keeping warm during cold snap
The fifty-degree weather in the area early Wednesday seemed to bring everyone outside. The warmer temperatures became the brief backdrop for running errands, stopping to chat with friends and almost instilled a desire to check on the lawnmower. The pleasantly mild weather turned on area residents by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, however, and winter was back in full swing.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: I rented a house without a written lease or deposit. I paid month to month. I gave 30 days notice that I was planning to move at the end of December. All of my rent was on time and current when I moved. Before I moved, the weather was really cold and a water faucet on the outside of the house froze and burst, making a hole in the wall. I made an agreement with my landlord to pay for the repair, and I gave my landlord a check. Now my landlord is demanding more money, saying that the repairs are actually going to cost about 10 times more than what we agreed upon. Am I obligated to give her more money?
XIT Museum receives Square Grand Piano
The XIT Museum recently received a Square Grand Piano from Ms.Lin Blansit of Austin Texas. Ms.Blansit is the granddaughter of Charlie Hanbury, an early carpenter for the XIT Ranch. Mr. Hanbury’s skills ranged from something as complicated as barn and furniture construction to smaller projects like crating furniture for shipment. The latter eventually led to his obtaining the Square Grand.