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As long as I am digging though those “still unpacked boxes,’ you,
my readers, will hear stories of treasures and trash. I hope you enjoy
Near the bottom of a box, broken in several pieces, I found it;
a red dirt clay bowl. My hand was poised over the large trash can when
the familiar voice of my husband inquired, “Are you sure, trash it?”
Amber waves of grain
Jim Turner from Dalhart Consumer reports that the first load of wheat has come in at the Hartley location.
Keith Crawford from Hartley delivered the first load on Monday. It was 59.5 lbs. per bushel and 11.7 percent moisture.
Bosell yard recieves makeover
Last Christmas Linda and Stormy Bosell and their children moved into
their new home at 1421 5th Street. The new home was a part of the
Hands and Feet of Christ project that was originally going to add on to
the Bosell home. Instead, their old home was bulldozed over and a new
one built in its place.
Free mulch year round
The City of Dalhart provides free mulch year around to Dalhart
residents. The mulch is made by the city when trees are cut or
trimmed, or other organic material collected. There are no
restrictions on picking up the mulch. Residents may help themselves,
as the site is open all of the time and throughout the year.
Keep cool in the summer heat
The summer months in the Dalhart area bring thunderstorms and
tornado warnings, and they also bring heat. Staying cool is important
to avoid heat related illnesses, and prevention goes a long way to
ensure a safe summer.
Swine Flu alert level raised
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 76
countries have officially classified 35,928 cases as influenza A (H1N1)
infection, swine flu. To date 163 people have died worldwide. The
United States has reported 17,855 laboratory confirmed human cases or
49.69 percent of the total cases worldwide. Deaths in the United
States have reached 45 or 27.6 percent of the total deaths worldwide.
The Phase 5 Alert issued by WHO has been changed to Phase 6.
Ask The Lawyer
My mom was married to my stepdad for almost two years. They divorced
about five years ago. My former stepdad had a son who is my age. We
were 15 when our parents divorced and now we are 20. We hated each
other when our parents were married, and we didn’t spend much time
together at all. He lived with his mother and only visited a couple of
times each year. We met each other again in college and found out that
we have a lot in common. We have been dating each other for almost a
year. We want to get married, but my mom said that it is illegal for a
family member to marry an ex-family member.
STAR program helps youths
The Department of Family and Protective Services funds a program aptly dubbed STAR, Service To At Risk youths and their families. The program is contracted through the department, and in Dalhart, the contract is held with the Texas Panhandle Mental Health and Mental Retardation, MHMR.
81st Legislative update
Garnet Coleman, LSG Chair, reported on Tuesday, June 2nd what he termed the "Hits and Misses in the 81st Legislature." Coleman focused on both the accomplishments of the 81st Legislature and the failures.
A few of the accomplishments noted by Coleman as well as what he considered were the short falls or missed opportunities.
Balloons dotted the sky over Coon Memorial Home
The Coon Memorial Home held its annual balloon launch in front of the nursing home on Texas Avenue on Tuesday, June 9th at 3:30 p.m. Residents and staff at the home had several balloons each. Friends and family of the residents were also in attendance as the balloons flew skyward.
C Bar C Chuckwagon featured at the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum Chuckwagon Gathering
The C Bar C Chuckwagon was featured at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s 19th Annual Chuckwagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival, May 23 and 24, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK. Recipes were prepared hourly at the Demonstration Wagon by the C Bar C award winning cooks. Demonstration recipes were free to the audience and "Chuckwagon Recipes and Others" Cookbooks were available for purchase at the Museum Wagon.
Meet Your Neighbor
Elmer Long recently moved from Hereford to become the Service Manager at Warren-CAT in Dalhart. He is a quiet man with a willing heart, open to lend a hand and eager to help others.
Dwayne Thaxton retires from the Navy
Dwayne Thaxton, formerly of Dalhart was honored with a retirement ceremony from the Navy on May 29, 2009. He was born and raised in Dalhart, and graduated from Dalhart High School in 1985. He joined the Navy in 1988 and had his basic training in San Diego, CA and then went to Millington, TN for AME-A school. From there he went to Norfolk, VA from 1988-1992 and was a Squadron HM-14, a helicopter mechanic. While in Norfolk he was sent to serve in Desert Storm for four months
Clarendon College awards scholarship to DHS grad
With near record speed, an offer was made to Dalhart High School
class of 2009 graduate Alexa Welch to play basketball for Clarendon
College. The five-foot six-inch 18-year-old student signed with the
college on May 27th, just two days before graduation. She’ll join the
Lady Bulldogs ‘Dawgs’ team for the 2009/2010 school year.
Council changes meeting time
Meetings for the Dalhart City Council will start an hour and a half
earlier from now on. Council members voted at their Tuesday, June 9
meeting to change the time from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The council also
voted to raise the pay rate for council members from $6.00 per meeting
to $10.00 per meeting, and to raise the mayor’s pay rate from $75 per
meeting to $100 per meeting. The increases are allowed under the town
charter. The pay rates for the mayor and council members have not been
raised for over 20 years. It was also noted that several council
members donate their earnings from the city to the cemetery fund or the
Jailbirds out on $11,000 bond
Several area residents were jailed Thursday, June 4th, after having
been served with a warrant for arrest that stated, “You’ve been charged
with aiding and abetting MDA with the intent of helping area residents
with muscular dystrophy.” Bond for the individuals was set at
$1,000.00 each, but it was all in fun and for a good cause.
Local Cub Scouts annual Awards Presentation
On May 31st the local Cub Scouts, Pack 46, met at the Dalhart City
Pool and Park for their annual Awards Presentation. Den leaders, Amy
Brown and Lori Quiroz of the Webelos, Kristen Hembree and Dr. Jose
Espinel of the Bears, Beth and Dr. Randy Herring (absent) of the Wolves
and Ben Fox and Jeni Wood of the Tigers, presented awards to all of the
Scouts in their den.
XIT Museum board of trustees meeting
The Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association held a board of
trustees meeting on Tuesday afternoon, June 9th. Robin Scott, newly
elected 2nd Vice President presided over the meeting. Also present
were board members Louise Rahll and Sylvia Renick, the museum’s
curator, Nick Olson and Lisa Hanbury.
Britnee Brotherton named to President’s List at Texas A & M
Britnee Kay Brotherton has been recognized for her outstanding academic accomplishments at Texas A & M University by being named to the President’s List for the 2009 Spring Semester. The President’s List includes only those students who complete at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Britnee was also selected and named to the Department of Communication Honors List.
Britnee is a 2007 graduate of Floydada High School majoring in Media and Telecommunications. She is the daughter of David and Kay Brotherton, and the granddaughter of Wendell and Bobbie Howell of Dalhart, and Mike and Merle Mooney of Lockney.
Dalhart’s own captures the attention of a nation
At the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes, Bennie “Chip”
Woolley took it all in stride. After a whirlwind six weeks that
culminated in Mine That Bird finishing third in the final race of the
triple crown, he had become a legend.
The 1982 Dalhart graduate was catapulted onto the national scene
when his little known horse sprinted to victory at the Kentucky Derby.
At 50-1 odds, no one gave Chip or his horse any chance at a victory.