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By JUDI WIEGMAN

The 2010 Mr. and Miss XIT Rodeo and Reunion winners are Mr. Case Moorhouse, son of Ryan and Colette Moorhouse, and Miss Payton Ralston, daughter of Wes and Sarah Ralston.  

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Dalhart Independent School District board of trustees has been working with the Dumas Independent School District on a plan to incorporate Dumas students into the XIT School in Dalhart.  All of the preliminary plans are complete, and soon, students from Dumas will attend the XIT School alongside Dalhart students.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Known for its Texas Country Sound, the Tommy Gallagher Band has been on the music scene since 2004.  Tommy Gallagher and Steven Lewis began the band, which, according to Gallagher, “Blew our own expectations out of the water.”

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Is it possible that a call soliciting money was legitimate?

    Question:  I received a call from someone who said that they were putting together a directory for a local kids’ organization.  The directory needed advertisers to pay for itself and I was asked to pay for an ad, up front.  I felt that the caller was very suspicious because the caller didn’t seem to know very much about when I would see a proof of my ad, or how I would even get an ad created.  He also asked for my credit card information in order to process my order, but I never said I would place the ad.  I have never heard of the company that the caller said he worked for and when I checked up on the website that I was told to look at, no such site was found.  Is it possible that the caller was legitimate and if he was, how could I have figured that out?

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By JUDI WIEGMAN
     On Sunday morning twelve solar powered cars met at the Texas Motor Speedway to begin a 794.7 mile journey that brought them through our area. Their journey’s end is just north of Bolder, CO.  One full week is dedicated to this journey.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Debbie Ferguson of Sunray was elected as the President of the Board of Directors of CASA, Texas, Court Appointed Special Advocates.  Ferguson is a rancher and CASA 69, Inc. volunteer.   CASA is a Texas non-profit organization that pairs trained volunteers with children who are in the foster care system.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

According to the Buster Bledsoe Band’s founder and namesake, Buster Bledsoe, “This dream has been a long time in the making!”  Buster began his musical career at just 16.  He got his start at Hoots Pub in Amarillo singing on amateur night.  He sang George Strait’s, “You look So Good in Love” and ‘The Cowboy Rides Away” with singer/songwriter James Davis playing the guitar. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Friday, July 16 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a college student home for the summer break working, accidentally plowed up a section of Highway 281 (Etter Highway).  The unusual call to Central Dispatch stated that 150 feet of the roadway was torn up from the plow.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A pickup truck heading north on Highway 87 just outside the city limits was rear ended by a semi heading in the same direction.  The accident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19.
According to Officer Javier Gonzalez with the Dalhart Police Department, the investigating officer on the scene noted, “The driver of the pickup peeled out from over by the Valero and went right out in front of the semi.”  He added, “The driver of the semi left a long line of skid marks trying to avoid hitting the pickup.”

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Seth Gustin

As a Dalhart native, Seth Gustin graduated from Dalhart High School before continuing his education at Texas Tech University.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. 

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By ROBIN SCOTT

    Amy Winton, an artist originally from New England, will be honored in a reception at the XIT Museum during the 74th XIT Rodeo & Reunion.  From earliest childhood Winton has been drawn to the countryside.  She stated, “Wilderness began for me as soon as I stepped off the road into forest or meadow, the trappings of civilization melted away into textures of ferns, light on a rock wall, the form of a tree against the sky, the colors in a shadow and the elements that determined the atmosphere through which I looked.”

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Amazing Chocolate Moments

    I love deep rich chocolate.  My favorite comes in a round dish with the amazing name; “French Silk Pie.”  Second would be the rich moistness of a well made German Chocolate Cake. Just the thought tickles my taste buds and causes me to dream of a land flowing with chocolate syrup.  (I really think I would have loved Charlie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.)  My husband, knowing my love for chocolate, always maps out the exit where we can stop at a Russell Stover’s outlet on every trip.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

     In 1922 the Dalhart School burned to the ground.  The fire occurred in the wee hours of the morning, but most of the townspeople turned out to watch as the flames engulfed and finally destroyed the building.  No one knows why so many people came to see the fire.  Perhaps it was because back in 1922 a fire was entertainment of sorts.  Perhaps it was because it was the biggest event of that time, or perhaps it was a way to say goodbye to a building that held so many memories but was quickly disappearing.

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Mitchel Bezner

Born and raised in Dalhart, Mitchel Bezner is a third generation
farmer and rancher in the Dalhart area.  Mitchel’s father, Jody and his brother, Stephen, are both past XIT Directors. 

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When can an attorney withdraw?

    Question:  I heard in the news that the lawyer that represented Lindsey Lohan quit on her.  Can a lawyer decide to stop representing a client like that?  When can an attorney withdraw?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

A cut and dry wheat field near the Wilco community approximately 18 miles east of Dalhart caught fire Friday afternoon.  The field was located between FM 2577, County Road 44 and County Road G in Hartley County.

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Ryan Moorhouse

Ryan Moorhouse grew up in a ranching family in North Central Texas.  He attended Seymour High School where he graduated in 1993.  Following high school, Ryan attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business.  After graduation, Ryan moved to the Texas panhandle with his wife, Colette, and begin a career in the cattle feeding industry at Cimarron Feeders.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

PBS and Florentine Films have joined in the production of a new documentary film about the dust bowl.  In a recent press release, Florentine Films encouraged, “Dust off the photo albums and clean out the attics, Ken Burns is looking for pictures and home videos of the ‘dirty thirties.’”

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By JUDI WIEGMAN

YeHaw! Here comes the parade!
At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7th, Parade Marshal Don Gilbert will be leading the XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade down Denrock Ave.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
 
    Expansion plans for Coon Memorial Hospital got a little closer to reality as the Dalhart City Council approved Ordinance 2010-10, which grants city right of way along 16th Street to the Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District. Leroy Schaffner, CEO of the hospital district, said the plans are to expand the Emergency Room (ER) to nine rooms, with three trauma rooms. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit (MRI) would then be installed where the current emergency room is located. According to City Attorney Greg Oelke, the ordinance declares that the city will abandon the right of way. A quitclaim deed will then be issued from the city to the hospital district for this land. The action was taken at the July 13 meeting of the Dalhart City Council.