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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

In 1991, Michael J. Fox, of Family Ties fame, made a movie called Doc Hollywood. As the storyline goes, a young doctor, played by Fox, is on his way to a new career in cosmetics in Los Angeles, when he accidentally crashes his car in a small town along the way. He is ordered by the local judge to do community service at the small town hospital, which he does begrudgingly. After the course of some dramatic conflicts, lucrative big city offers, and then surprisingly falling in love, the young doctor realizes that he has come to respect and adore this small town and its people, and he decides to stay permanently.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division have been in the area since Wednesday, February 23 to capture antelope for part of the state’s antelope relocation program. According to Dallam/Hartley County Game Warden Adam Clark, the project brought in a helicopter crew, veterinarians, doctors, students from Sul Ross University, Regional Biologist Calvin Richardson and Wildlife Biologist Sean Gray, who is in overseeing the antelope relocation program.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

The American Angus Association has nationally recognized Dalhart’s very own Ralph Porter & Sons for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2011 Pathfinder Report. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production. These traits include early and regular calving and heavy weaning weights, according to Bill Bowman, CEO and director of performance programs of the Association.

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By JILL BEMPONG

The three organizations that comprise the Amarillo Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (ABMTP)  – Coffee Memorial Blood Center, Northwest Texas Hospital and Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center – have recently received designation as a National Marrow Donor Program transplant center.  For people in the Texas Panhandle, this means access to a registry (Be The Match Registry™) of nine million donors and more than 185,000 searchable cord blood units, making it the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse registry of its kind in the world.

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Today, Friday, February 25, 2011, Dalhart Consumers Fuel Assn. is celebrating their Grand Re-Opening. Several months after the smoke and ashes of a four alarm fire have settled, so have the employees of the co-op settled into their new home and operations are back into a full, comfortable swing. Come see their new digs! The celebration will be today from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a live remote by KXIT, prizes, fun and food.

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The Dalhart Texan welcomes to their staff Amy Schniederjan as a part-time writer. A native of Amarillo, Amy graduated from Baylor University in 1995 with a degree in secondary education and taught middle and high school English for ten years in the Amarillo and Dumas areas. After marrying Jason Schniederjan in 2001, Amy left her city-girl ways and was introduced to the family farm business, where she and Jason spent five years living in the country while she taught in Dumas.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
A story which appeared in the Dalhart Texan Monday, February 21, stated that Dalhart Independent School District (DISD) intends to file a formal complaint to protest Dollar General’s sale of beer and wine. In the Monday article, the location of the Dollar General currently selling beer and wine was incorrectly listed as Apache Center. The Dollar General location that sells beer and wine in Dalhart is 708 Maple Ave.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan
After receiving a letter from a concerned citizen about the ordinances and amendments to the ordinances to increase the franchise fee on electrical service in Dalhart, the Dalhart City Council voted to table the ordinances for the franchise amendments until these concerns can be addressed. The actions were taken at the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, February 22.

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If all else fails, pray!

By JUDI WIEGMAN

I am on a journey to learn more about prayer.  Prayer, for many, is simply done by rote.  Phrases like, “Let’s close in a word of prayer,” “Pause for a moment of prayer,” “If all else fails, pray,” or “God bless the missionaries around the world,” creep into our thinking. We crowd much into our busy schedule, trek along and use prayer only when dire circumstances arise.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK
Several soldiers serving unit 3/227 of the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army spent last Friday night in Dalhart as the result of mechanical problems which surfaced with the unit’s UTL-60L Blackhawk helicopter. According to CW2 Jason Call, pilot of the aircraft, a group of six Blackhawks departed from Ft. Hood in Killeen, TX, on Thursday, February 17 and headed to Colorado Springs, CO, for high altitude training in preparation for an upcoming Afghanistan tour.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Beat those March blustery blues and stop by the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department’s 105th Annual Chili Supper on Saturday, March 5 for a warm bowl of chili or stew. The event will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. Our firefighters will cook chili and stew for the entire community, a tradition that’s been in play for this the 105th year.

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The Dalhart Texan has recently welcomed Jill Bempong to its staff. Bempong, who resides in Amarillo, brings a unique combination of experiences to the Texan. She began at the Amarillo Globe-News as a freelance writer for its Business Journal and became a full-time advertorial writer in the marketing department. She most recently served as Development Director for Opportunity School, a non-profit preschool for economically disadvantaged children and Leadership and Planned Giving Director for United Way of Amarillo & Canyon

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By JILL BEMPONG

Up, up and away is the refrain of a popular 70’s song, but it could also be the ditty consumers find themselves singing whenever they prepare to fill up at the gas station. Gas prices have steadily been rising for the last several weeks and there is no end in sight.

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By JILL BEMPONG

Furniture sales, car sales, clothing sales, even sales at the pet store – all to celebrate  President’s Day. But, what does this federal holiday that falls on the third Monday in February really stand for, other than cool deals and a day off?

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

At a time when many areas of the country are struggling with soaring unemployment and struggling economies, the residents of Dalhart are pretty fortunate, according to Dalhart Mayor Kevin Caddell. “There is no doubt we live in one of the greatest communities in the country,” said Caddell, “our unemployment is low, and if a person wants to work there are certainly jobs available in the Dalhart area.”

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

According to a recent decision of the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Directors, DISD intends to file a motion opposing a recent application to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). United Supermarket has filed an application with TABC to obtain a permit to sell beer and wine at the grocery stores located in Apache Center. United is not the only retailer being protested by DISD. An official protest will also be filed against Dollar General, which is also located in Apache Center and is currently licensed to sell beer and wine. Dollar General has already obtained a permit from the state to sell beer and wine out of the Apache Center location. DISD board member Jeff Lloyd said “I don’t know how Dollar General was able to get the application approved without the school board ever knowing it; we would certainly have opposed that permit application too, had we known it was being filed.”

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Many students from the Dallam-Hartley county area competed last week at the 115th edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Over 22,000 head of livestock roll through the legendary “cowtown” between January 14 and February 5. The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo hosts over 10,000 junior exhibitors from all over Texas, and those 4-H and FFA students compete for prizes and $91,585 in premiums.

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By ASHLEY ELERICK

A fundraiser held in Texline last Friday to raise funds for the Community Center turned out to be a huge success, according to Valerie Diller, who was one of the many volunteers involved in hosting the event. This was the third fundraiser held for the community center, which opened three years ago, and is funded entirely by the annual dinner and auction event. The community center is home to Texline’s only medical clinic and also operates the area’s food pantry and senior lunch program.