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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.

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    Local children’s charities attended a luncheon at the Hampton Inn in Dumas on October 20th where they received a total of $250,000 from employees of the Valero McKee Refinery, who raised the funds through the 2009 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

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    Question:  I went through a divorce about one-and-a-half years ago and I kept my married name.  Now I want to go back to using my maiden name. When I went to change my driver’s license, I was told I need a court order that changes my name or it can’t be changed on my license, which I need in order to change other things.  Do I have to reopen my divorce case so that I can get my name changed back to my maiden name, and if so, how do I do that?  My ex-husband told me that I can’t change my name now unless I get remarried because of our child, and that if I try to he will contest the change and tell the judge that my name should stay as his last name.  Is that true?

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    Officers with the Dalhart Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Osceola on Tuesday, October 27th at approximately 5:00 p.m.  The call was in reference to a home burglary in which guns were stolen from the homeowner.  According to police, “Several guns were taken in the burglary.”

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    Once each year an opportunity arises to recapture an hour; go back in time, and relive a sole hour all over again.  This year’s annual time change occurs on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 a.m., when 2:00 a.m. becomes 1:00 a.m. again.

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    Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating, costume parties, braving haunted houses and carving jack-o-lanterns.  With all of the fun it is easy to forget the importance of incorporating safety in the festivities.  Keeping safe adds to the fun.  Here are some safety tips, mixed in with a little fun memories from area residents.

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   Dallam and Hartley Counties area residents flock to Oktoberfest each year at Rita Blanca Coliseum.  This year, hundreds upon hundreds of hungry guests poured into the coliseum on Sunday, October 25th to enjoy sausage, sauerkraut, German-style mashed potatoes, green beans and scrumptious desserts.  The Sunday meal began at 11:30 a.m. and people ate to capacity until 2:30 p.m.

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    The Dalhart Fire Department quickly responded to a report of a house fire in the 200 block of Peach Avenue on Thursday afternoon just before 2:00 p.m.  The fire was contained to the kitchen and began as a grease fire when food cooking on the stove was left unattended.