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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Gary Sinclair was sworn in as Dalhart’s new police chief on Monday, November 7, 2011. Sinclair accepted the position in October and has recently moved to Dalhart with his wife, Christine.
Chief Sinclair stated in an early conversation, “I’d like to meet with each business owner and hold a town hall meeting to get input from the citizens we serve.” He is taking a very proactive approach to the community and wants to establish a community police environment.

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By RODNEY WHITE

All the hard work and long hours paid off for the girls cross country team as they claimed third place at the Regional meet at Mae Simmons park in Lubbock Saturday.  The top 3 teams will advance to the state tournament next weekend at Round Rock.  The girls will run at 1:20 pm at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.  This is a bunch of girls that gets up and runs at 6 AM in the morning in the dark and then they have to shower and head off to their classes and breakfast.  It was a very emotional victory for the team.  I visited with the Regional Champion Sara Smith right after she ran and asked her to come to the volleyball game and I would interview her on the radio.  Sara replied, can my whole team come?

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By LEANN PACHECO

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Currently, in the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds.
Like everything else in the body, the brain changes as we age. Slowed thinking or occasional “senior moment” memory lapses are normal. As we grow older, we experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions we’ve always taken for granted. It takes longer to learn and recall information. We’re not as quick as we used to be. In fact, we often mistake this slowing of our mental processes for true memory loss. In most cases, though, if we give ourselves time, the information will come to mind.

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Jack Welch receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the tenth week’s football contest. He got ten out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 48.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A local business owner filed a report on Friday, October 21, 2011 with the Dalhart Police Department stating items from their business had been stolen. The list included a Ryobi saws all, a Ryobi skill saw, a Ryobi drill, numerous drill bits, a large flash light, two 18 volt batteries, a battery charger, a blue canvas bag with leather straps and three World War II knives and swords.

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By LEANN PACHECO

One of the only two surviving Union Pacific steam locomotives, the historic No. 844 chugged its way into Dalhart on Wednesday, November 2. Hailed as Union Pacific’s “Living Legend,” the train is widely known among train enthusiasts for its excursion runs. No. 844’s visit to the XIT City was an early stop in the New Mexico – Arizona Centennial Tour, which will take the iconic engine and its cars 2,900 miles over 32 days.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Turnovers and injuries plagued the Wolves against Pampa Friday night and proved to be the difference in the game as the Wolves had almost 100 yards more total offense, gave Pampa a short field to work with and the Pampa Harvesters took advantage of the turnovers to upset the Wolves in the final district game of the season.  The Pampa victory caused a three way tie between Dalhart, Perryton and Pampa.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

One example of a wild animal attack was the July 14, 2007 tiger attack at the San Antonio Zoo the 244 pound tiger attacked and mauled zoo keeper Jeff Tierney, leaving him in critical condition. Berani, knocked the zookeeper down, bit him several times and dragged him by the head into a service hallway, but for some reason released the injured zookeeper for an instant. Tierney was freed long enough for him to retrieve a vial of pepper spray from his belt and repel the creature. This is one example of a wild animal attack occurring while the animal was in captivity.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dalhart’s KXIT Radio will soon broadcast Contemporary Christian music on its 96.1 FM frequency. The change is one result of the station’s October 1 sale to Amarillo-based SHO Media. Spokesperson and SHO partner Simon Maldonado explained that the company’s goal with KXIT is to “simply improve on what has already been established in Dalhart.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In the winter, the afternoon Daylight Saving Time advantage is offset for many people and businesses by the morning’s need for more lighting. The advantage is generally less than one hour. So, the rationale was that Daylight Saving Time saves energy for lighting in all seasons of the year, but it saves least during the four darkest months of winter November, December, January and February, when the afternoon advantage is offset by the need for lighting because of late sunrise.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

As the nation prepares to honor its veterans on Friday, November 11, it seems fitting to explore Dalhart’s own unique history of service to our country with a look at what today is the Dalhart Municipal Airport, but what was once known as the Dalhart Army Air Base during WWII.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves started slow but finished strong as they claimed the bi-district championship with a four game victory over Levelland in the Dimmitt gym Tuesday night.  Both teams played a little tight in the first game and seemed to have some playoff jitters, but the Lady Wolves put together a good run and overcame five service errors to win 25-22. Levelland settled down and took the second game 25-22.

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He knows my name

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

On October 31, 2011 the United Nations issued a report that the world population reached 7 BILLION people!  The evening news reported some interesting trivia about the people making up this enormous number;

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By JONATHAN SCHERER

I took Exit 74 off of the interstate and headed west on Highway 165. It wasn’t far now, and I assumed was through the worst of it because I was off the interstate and away from the myriad of insane drivers that populated it.  Did they realize it was snowing like Jack Frost and Old Man Winter were having a throw down directly above us?  This journey was going to be less harrowing now. It had to be. I only had a few miles left to go.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

“We received credible information, secured a warrant and executed that warrant a little after five,” stated Dallam County Sheriff, Bruce Scott. Andrew Porter was arrested and charged with possession, manufacturing and attempting to deliver and unlawful possession of firearms.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dallam County Commissioners Corey Crabtree and Floyd French and Judge David Field met Monday for a Special Commissioners’ Court. On the agenda were a Public Hearing and Consideration of Resolutions Concerning a Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Grant Application.

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By LEANN PACHECO

The Coon Memorial board agreed on Thursday to re-appoint several physicians and hospital staff members to various medical boards on which they have previously served. The board also adopted a resolution to procure a $300,000 bank loan against a CD, which will be purchased with partial funds from a $325,000 check received from Medicaid. The loan will improve the hospital’s cash flow, as well as give it more time to use the money. While the resolution was approved, CEO Leroy Schaffner stated after the meeting that there may be further discussion on the matter.

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Josie Ramirez received her prize money as the winning contestant of the ninth week’s football contest.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

There are many children in our country that are suffering from adolescent diabetes, or are in danger of getting the disease. As Halloween arrives, The Diabetes Association states, “It is relatively easy to make for a Halloween that all young trick or treaters can enjoy.”