Stay home, read the paper
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.
The Music Man arrives in Dalhart
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.
DCA awarded accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International
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).
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.
Junior Livestock Show concludes
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.
Phishing scam targets QuickBooks users
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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Facebook Fan of the Day
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.
Gifts fit for fitness
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.
Real world learning
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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City of Dalhart changes utility billing system
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.