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A little over three months ago, the Wolves sat down and made some goals.  They wanted to go to the playoffs for four years in a row, which had never been done by a Dalhart team.  They all got purple wrist bands with the date November 7, 2009 on the band.  This was the date that they would see their goals come true.  The Wolves overcame injuries and all kinds of obstacles, but the result was that on Friday night, November 7th, the Golden Wolves defeated Perryton for the third year in a row to become the first team in Dalhart history to advance to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.  On a night when both teams had to win to make the playoffs, nothing came easy, but everyone stepped up their level of play for this game, and the Wolves kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:37 left in the game to seal the victory 19-13 over a very good Perryton team.

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The Lady Wolves used strong hitting by seniors Katelyn Albers, Marlee Reynolds and Mallory Jeffers to claim the area Volleyball Championship with a three game sweep over the Pecos Lady Eagles, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16.  

     The Lady Wolves were never able to pull away from the Eagles, as they appeared a little rusty after a couple of weeks without much action.  The problem was compounded when bus problems caused the Lady Wolves to show up only 30 minutes before the game, and everyone appeared to be just a little nervous without appropriate time to relax and warm up before the match.  But Dalhart came out strong and opened the first game with a 4-0 run off of a kill by Marlee, and a block assist by Marlee and Sarah Cover.  Marlee Reynolds, who will sign with Colorado State on Wednesday afternoon at the high school, proved why she is so valuable to the team with a dig that resulted in a point for Dalhart to stretch the lead to 9-5.  Pecos set Mallory Jeffers up with an overpass and she thanked them by slamming the ball back down at their feet for another point at 10-5.  Shelby Wilt and Sarah Cover jumped up for another block assist at 13-7 then Marlee provided kills for 15-10, 16-12, and 17-13.  Katelyn Albers came alive with an awesome kill that no one could return for a point at 19-15.  Shelby had a beautiful set to Abbie Steele, for a 20-16 lead.  Albers returned for another big point at 23-17, and Shelby Wilt used a quick set to Mallory for a kill for the final point 25-18.


 

 

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Learning to Walk

    I’ve always been one of those “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” kind of girls; making my own decisions and doing my own thing, on my own schedule.  After all, God surely can’t be interested in whether or not I go shopping or stay home.  Do I really need to include Him in the plans I make for my day?

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Boot "Heel"

    I wear boots and jeans almost every day, but I wear boots every day, no matter what.  Sometimes it’s only for a little while, but I do wear them every day.  It’s my job to feed the horses each morning. Not a morning person, (barely a noon person), I pull my boots on over whatever I happened to sleep in the night before, add a coat or coveralls, scarf and gloves, depending on the weather and what my sleepy hands find, and schlep down to the barn.  The county road that runs by our house has pretty constant truck traffic all day, both commercial and private, so my outfits have no doubt inspired many a conversation.

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    With only an estimated 5 percent of all registered voters making it to the polls on November 3rd and during early voting, all eleven propositions on the Constitutional Amendment ballot were approved. 

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    The Summerour Ranch, 16 miles northeast of Dalhart, celebrated its 80th anniversary in conjunction with its Cross Roads of the Cow Country Bull Sale.  The sale was held on Monday, October 26th at the Summerour Ranch, in a sale barn designed especially for quickly herding each bull or heifer into the barn for auction.  The sale marked the 38th annual sale for the ranch, which specializes in registered Hereford Cattle.

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    Gordon Lee Thetford will receive the coveted Eagle Scout Award on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. during a ceremony at Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.  Thetford, an 18-year-old high school senior, becomes a member of an elite group of “boys to men” that complete the highest ranking possible in the BSA.

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     The XIT Rangers are once again sponsoring the annual Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The importance of attending the parade in support of those who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces should not be understated.

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    Starch a pair of Wranglers and a snap front shirt, shine the Justins and polish the rodeo belt buckle ‘cause the United States Air Force Academy Band ensemble Wild Blue Country will perform in Dalhart on Sunday, November 15th at 3:00 p.m. at the Dalhart High School Auditorium.   The entire community is invited to this once in a lifetime concert, free of charge.

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    The Summerour Ranch, 16 miles northeast of Dalhart, celebrated its 80th anniversary in conjunction with its Cross Roads of the Cow Country Bull Sale.  The sale was held on Monday, October 26th at the Summerour Ranch, in a sale barn designed especially for quickly herding each bull or heifer into the barn for auction.  The sale marked the 38th annual sale for the ranch, which specializes in registered Hereford Cattle.

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Richard A. Maness receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the tenth week’s football contest. He got eight out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 65.   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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    On October 25th, President Barack Obama declared the second wave of the swine flu outbreak a National emergency.  The greatest effect the declaration has on the medical community is the right to move emergency facilities off-site from hospitals, to accommodate more individuals and keep the population infected with the H1N1 virus segregated from non-infected individuals.

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    Tossing a Frisbee around became hugely popular in the 1970s.  A fun sport for both man and man’s best friend, Frisbee took off in large part because everybody can toss a Frisbee into the air, and being good or bad at it was all part of the fun.  The fun past time with little or no rules has changed however, and remains open to all ages and fitness levels, but now with a “goal” in mind.

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     Nearly every student that competed in district championships last weekend also earned their personal best time in their event, making this year’s competition monumental.  Twenty-one Dalhart runners finished with a new personal record, adding to the excitement of the competition.

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    The community of Texline has been plagued with municipal water problems for years; however, a new well was drilled and water quality and quantity was vastly improved.  The close knit community had become accustomed with mediocre municipal water, which many chose not to drink, but rather use for only the necessities.  With the advent of the new well outside of town providing quality water, the past problems were forgotten.  Those memories were brought to the forefront once more on April 13 when Texline’s main water well was struck by lighting and great damage was done to both the pump and the well itself.  The city was once more reliant on three existing wells from another aquifer that were an unreliable source of water.

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    The recent accidental shooting of a 16-year-old stemmed from an earlier burglary that occurred in the 200 block of Osceola on Wedesday, October 27th at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The Dalhart Texan first reported the tragic news on its Facebook page, followed by a full article on Friday, October 30th.  A photograph that appeared with the full news article displayed the street signs for Osceola and 3rd Street.  The burglary did not occur at that intersection, or at the house located at that intersection, and the photograph was for reference only.  The name of the homeowner who was the victim of the burglary was not released as a part of the Dalhart Police Department’s press release and their identity remains in anonimity; however, for clarity, it is important to note that the burglary did not occur at the 300 block of Osceola, as the cutline for the photograph may have implied.

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    The recent accidental shooting of a 16-year-old stemmed from an earlier burglary that occurred in the 200 block of Osceola on Wedesday, October 27th at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The Dalhart Texan first reported the tragic news on its Facebook page, followed by a full article on Friday, October 30th.  A photograph that appeared with the full news article displayed the street signs for Osceola and 3rd Street.  The burglary did not occur at that intersection, or at the house located at that intersection, and the photograph was for reference only.  The name of the homeowner who was the victim of the burglary was not released as a part of the Dalhart Police Department’s press release and their identity remains in anonimity; however, for clarity, it is important to note that the burglary did not occur at the 300 block of Osceola, as the cutline for the photograph may have implied.

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    The Community Choice Awards has received an astounding response from the local community.  Many readers responded with their ballots; telling us just who the best of the best really is.  The contest truly gave insight into just how many exceptional businesses and great individuals Dalhart really has.  People and businesses dedicated in providing the upmost and over delivering always.

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    Members of the Dalhart City Council met at the regular meeting on Tuesday, October 27, with a local property owner concerning violations of city zoning ordinances. The property is owned by Harold Wilkinson and is located in the 900 block of Channing Street. Mr. Wilkinson has been operating a scrap yard business there for several years. Nick Martinez, Code Enforcement Officer for the city, distributed copies of certified mail sent to Mr. Wilkinson, as well as photos of the property.

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    The Estacado Matadors used the speed and big plays from their rushing and passing game to take over 2nd place in district 1-3A by beating the Wolves 27-17, on a chilly Thursday night in Lubbock.  The Wolves had their chances but seemed to run out of steam toward the end of the game, and Estacado just kept piling up yardage to seal the victory with a 6 yard TD run by Augustine Abigide, who rushed for 139 yards and 4 touchdowns with 4:46 left in the game.