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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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Wear your crown proudly!

    Sunday is Grandparents Day!  Some may think it is just another day designed by florists and card makers to make some extra bucks.  Not so!  That was not the intent of Mrs. Marian McQuade from West Virginia, who first initiated Grandparents Day in 1973. 

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     On Monday, August 31 history was made at a small-town clinic when a physician in Lubbock performed the first live-remote pediatric specialty consultation for a child in Stratford via telemedicine.

    The Stratford Family Medical Clinic is the first telemedicine site established through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health’s Project CHART, Children’s Healthcare Access in Rural Texas.

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The Adventure in Music after school program held at Lake View Methodist Church began on Tuesday, September 8th.   The program is scheduled on Tuesdays after school for children ages pre-K through 3rd grade.  Children may participate in rhythm, games and lessons on the recorder.  The program is free and snacks will be provided.   All children should enter the Church through the door on the south side, by the parking lot.  Permission slips may be signed during registration at Lake View UMC or after.  Ladies from several TFWC, Top of Texas District, and UMC volunteers will help.  For more information please contact Barbara Dawkins at 249-8138.

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Zinzan Elan-Puttick receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the second week’s football contest. He got nine out of ten correct with a tie breaker of 56.  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.

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    All of the objection and disapproval that lead up to Tuesday’s speech given by President Barrack Obama to American school children had largely died out by early Tuesday morning, as the written speech was provided on the Internet the evening before.  School children all over the United States had a rare opportunity to have their interests reach the forefront of the Administration’s agenda, and the Administration made a few changes to the scheduled speech that squelched opposition.

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Question:  I’m planning to keep my son out of school on the day that President Obama is speaking to children via CNN and the Internet.  I do not want my child to have to listen to the speech.  If I take my child out of school on that day, does he have to be counted absent?  Isn’t there some rule that states that a parent may take their child out of school for religious or political beliefs or something?

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Last week the offense was on show in Fritch, this week the defense took the starring role, holding Guymon scoreless and limiting the Tigers to 62 yards of total offense.  The Wolves could never quite get the passing game established on a consistent basis, and the huge Oklahoma linemen kept the Dalhart running game in check.  The Wolves were able to move the ball in the first half, but were not consistent and failed to score on several opportunities. The game was very exciting and proved to be a great learning experience in preparation for homecoming next week against Childress.

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  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.

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Merrily we mow along

    Last weekend I got to mow.  You read that right, I was allowed to mow.  I like mowing, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the instant gratification of seeing something finished and made tidy. I have written before about how much I like to operate machinery and equipment, and the bigger, the better.  My ears perk up at purring of a well oiled engine and as it turns out we have a whole arsenal of lawn equipment. The problem is I seldom get the opportunity to use any of it and the reason for this is that my husband also likes to mow and he regards mowing as part of his domain – just like the smoker.

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  Dalhart is home to several beautiful parks that are designed for all ages to enjoy, hold family reunions and picnics, school picnics, or just to sit and relax.  Five parks are neighborhood parks open to everyone, and three additional park areas and a fishing pond are located at Lake Rita Blanca.  All of Dalhart’s parks are the product of many years of hard work and dedication to not only have them built in the first place, but to maintain them on a daily basis so that residents, visitors and travelers may use them for an hour or even an entire day or overnight.

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    In the late night hours of September 2nd, members of the Dalhart Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the XIT Ranch Motel located on Liberal Street.  Police quickly discovered that an altercation involving a knife was the reason for the emergency 911 call for help.

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    Dalhart City Manager Greg Duggan announced Wednesday, September 2nd that the city has received a $97,500 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for improvements to lengthen the trails at Lake Rita Blanca.  The money is approximately 80 percent of the anticipated cost for the project with the remainder being supplied by the city and counties with in-kind labor and equipment.

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    Hillside Christian Church—Dalhart Campus, part of the Hillside Church in Amarillo, began meeting for morning worship on Sunday, August 30, 2009.

    Signs line Spirit Trail toward the parking lot of the new high school where the church is holding its “Gathering” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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    BOYS RANCH, TX — (August 12, 2009) Cal Farley’s will host the 65th Annual Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Rodeo on Labor Day weekend, September 5th and 6th. This year’s event is sponsored by PMG, J. Lee Milligan, Inc., and Luther King Capital Management.

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    Members of the Hartley Fire Department and EMS held their annual fundraising cookout on Saturday, August 29th.  The event that began at 6:00 p.m. brought out approximately 300 people who enjoyed the meal and visiting with friends and family.

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Robert George receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the first week’s football contest. He got nine out of ten correct with a tie breaker of 50.  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.