What happened to Respect?
We traveled to the Dallas area to spend a few quiet days with family over the Labor Day weekend. As it turned out, we spent our time “laboring” to clean up the mess left by renters who chose to skip out on their lease and leave our home a total mess. We were greeted by broken ceiling fans, shredded carpet, a sink pulled off the wall, drinks spilled all over the carpets, and red marker drawings on the dining room walls; just to name a few of the disasters. We carried out broken furniture and putrid trash. I am trying to figure out how so many in the next generation missed out on learning respect.
Stephen Ministers commissioned
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church recently commissioned nine new Stephen Ministers bringing the total to 25.
The commissioning ceremony took place on Saturday, August 29, 2009. These new lay caregivers join other Stephen Ministers already commissioned and are serving at St. Anthony’s. According to St. Anthony’s pastor, Father Scott Raef, “We are pleased to expand our caring ministry. These additional trained laypersons will be a big help to our congregation and community.”
Mrs. Bornemeier’s 2nd grade class meets two Dalhart football players
Mrs. Bornemeier’s 2nd grade class at Dalhart Elementary had the opportunity to meet two Dalhart football players. Chase Pope and John Peoples took time out of their busy homecoming schedule to come and visit. The students had letters and pictures for the player. Both Chase and John signed “autographs” for each student.
Fall schedule available at block party
The Community Connect Fall Schedule of classes will be available this Saturday, Sept. 19, at the “Put the Shine on Denrock” downtown block party. The Community Connect Booth will be located in front of the First National Bank at Third St. and Denrock.
Johnson girls take honors
Courtney Johnson is the 2010 Kiowa County Fair Queen in Eads, Colorado. Reagen Johnson is the 2010 Kiowa County Fair Junior Princess. The girls were crowned on Saturday, September 12. The girls are the daughters of Mike and Martha Johnson of Eads, Colorado. They are the grand-daughters of Mike and Debra Ford of Dalhart and Loyd and Lucy Johnson of Hartley. Their great-grandparents are Zelda Beth Lang of Dalhart, Phyliss Ames of Dumas and Twilla Johnson of Hartley.
The Dalhart Cruzers Car Club and Friends receives Special Award from Apache Troop in Iraq
On September, 3rd, 2009 The Dalhart Cruzers Car Club received a Certificate of Appreciation from the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Apache Troop and Mortar Platoon currently stationed in Iraq.
Winner of the Week
Josie Ramirez receives her prize money as the winning contestant of the third week’s football contest. She got ten out of ten correct with a tie breaker of 39. The annual contest that lasts through the football season is sponsored by First National Bank. Entrants are reminded to print their name on the form and include their daytime phone number so that they can be notified if they win.
Ask The Lawyer
“Isn’t the money that I won mine?”
Question: I won money in the Texas Lottery. A couple of weeks before I bought the ticket my husband and I became separated. Isn’t the money that I won mine? My husband says that we own the money equally.
Area business receives environmental award
In early July winners of a regional Environmental Respect Award were honored at the U. S. Capital building and among the honorees was Premier Ag of Dalhart. Representatives from Dalhart traveled to D.C. to accept the award, which was given on July 9th. The winners were selected in May in Willoughby, Ohio.
Mike Simpson, Operations Manager with Premier Ag, and Jack Lyons with DuPont Crop Protection made the trip to D.C. with their families to accept the award. The Environmental Respect Awards are sponsored by CropLife® magazine and DuPont Crop Protection. The awards signify the agricultural industry’s highest recognition for environmental stewardship among U.S. agricultural retailers. The honor goes to those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, pest control and agronomic information and services critical to effective crop production. Each year a panel of industry experts gathers to recognize achievement in environmental stewardship, professional excellence, and community involvement.
Ebay win helps fight fires
The Dalhart Fire Department has acquired two new vehicles, thanks to reimbursement funds received from the Texas Forestry Service and some ingenuity by members of the Dalhart Fire Department.
The new vehicles were both won in auctions on Ebay. Both auctions were won approximately a month ago. Members of the Dalhart Fire Department got together to discuss the types of vehicles that the department was looking for, then they began searching the Ebay website for potential matches. A little patience and determination paid off for the department when they successfully bid on and won both vehicles.
Hartley teacher indicted on five felony charges
A Hartley teacher went before the Hartley County Grand Jury on August 26th and the results were true bills on five different felony charges. The indictments stemmed from allegations by a 13-year-old girl that the teacher had caused her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with him.
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1934
In recent trying economic times the banking industry has taken many pitfalls. From countless mergers to bank names changing as often as there are days in the week, it seems as hometown banking has become something of a bygone era. However, Dalhart Federal Savings & Loan harkens to that hometown banking past while offering the latest in banking services.
Homecoming King and Queen crowned
Friday’s homecoming loss to Childress was disappointing, but true wolf pack spirit was alive and well for Friday evening’s homecoming festivities. The stadium was bedecked in purple and gold, with attendees in full wolf pride. Purple and gold clothing splendored from the outstanding crowd amid the bleachers. The turnout was astounding with bleachers being full, and the parking lot resembling a car lot at full capacity.
Donna Janell Parker graduated from the University of Central Arkansas
Donna Janell Parker granddaughter of Wayne and Merri Brown of Dalhart graduated from the University of Central Arkansas on May 09, 2009. Donna has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in writing and English, with a minor in Spanish.
A crash landing at Ingram Air Field
A surprising call was dispatched on Friday afternoon, September 11th. A plane crashed at Ingram Air Field with at least two people on board. Emergency responders quickly headed out on Highway 54 East to the scene, where the Cessna 170B aircraft lay on its side on the side of the runway.
Wolves gave their all for Homecoming
For the second year in a row the Childress Bobcats have found a way to beat a solid Dalhart team. This year on a 20 yard play. Harper Scofield grabed the Childress quarterback by the jersey and tried to throw him down for a loss, but he somehow manages to escape and throw a pass up for grabs in the endzone. The Wolves have 3 players covering the defender who still managed to come down with the ball to take the lead 15-14.
Choose to remember
As we pass this Friday by finishing up at the office, doing that last chore before leaving work, or planning hanging out with his friends. what we will be doing on the upcoming weekend, it can be tempting to forget what Friday should be about.
It has been eight years since that day that changed America forever. Many say that the 9/11 attack is the defining moment of our generation. Almost everyone can tell you what they were doing and where they were when they heard the tragic news. But it’s not something many people choose to willingly think about.
Since 1978, National Grandparents’ Day has been celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day of each year, thanks to President Jimmy Carter and Marian McQuade. McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia championed the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped that children would discover the rich heritage offered by their grandparents and tap into their wisdom.
Council approves zoning change request
With every council member in attendance, the Dalhart City Council unanimously approved a zoning change from R-3 Residential to Special Use for the purpose of constructing zero-lot line patio homes in the area of Yucca and Denrock. The land is owned by David and Patsi Lowe. In addition to the patio homes, the Lowes plan to put in a paved street, which will be deeded to the city. They also plan to install ADA approved sidewalks and bury all utilities to improve the aesthetics of the area.
DHS announces Homecoming King and Queen candidates
Students at Dalhart High School collectively nominated eight classmates as the 2009/10 candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. The eight were selected as those students who received the greatest number of votes with each class nominating one set of seniors as their candidates.
The freshman nominated Queen candidate Kelsea Kae Weatherly and King candidate Devin Jacob Vigil. Kelsea is the daughter of Kim Weatherly. She was born in Amarillo in 1991. She stated, “I enjoy going to church and hanging out with my friends.” Kelsea attends First Baptist Church. She also commented, “My favorite things to do are talk, listen to music and worship.” Kelsea plans to attend college after graduation next year and also has plans to travel on orphan mission trips. When asked about her favorite thing about herself she noted that she like her personality.