Fire Corps coming to Dalhart
On January 26th at 6:00 p.m. the Dalhart Fire Department will conduct an organizational meeting for the Fire Corps. Fire Corps is a nationwide fire department auxiliary program that supports and supplements resource-constrained fire departments through citizen advocates. Citizen advocates provide non-operational activities and duties that support firefighters during the course of their business.
March election has many candidates
Dallam and Hartley Counties are gearing up for elections in March. Many seats are on the ballot, and a few are contested races. Early voting begins on February 16th in both counties, and ends on February 26th. The election is scheduled for March 2nd.
Bi-County Livestock Show kicks off today
Show time! Pretty pigs, gorgeous goats, and stunning steers are all being transported to the Rita Blanca Coliseum for this year’s Bi-County Livestock Show. Local youth year’s long worth of work is about to pay off. 4-H and FFA participants have not only been prepping their animals for show, but also getting the coliseum ready for the livestock show.
There’s a new lawyer in town
Just about everyone in Dalhart has already met Robin Scott, writer and columnist for the Dalhart Texan. Scott has been writing for the newspaper since November 2008. Her weekly column, “Ask the Lawyer,” has gained in popularity. Scott is also frequently the writer for feature articles on the front page of the Dalhart Texan. She’s not exactly new to Dalhart anymore, but beginning a new endeavor.
Progress marches on
Progress continues in our local community in many aspects. New restaurants, new business ventures, and new residential and commercial construction illustrate that, yes, change is still here. One of the more noticeable developments in recent months has been the recent construction occurring near the new high school. The development and city improvements of the surrounding area of the high school are finally changing from vacant lots to new homes.
Showtime is here
Shampoo and shearing madness could be a well fitting explanation for today and tomorrow. As the Bi-County Livestock Show begins on Wednesday many involved youth are doing the last minute preparations on their show animals.
I just must “expresso” myself on my husband’s recent remark about only needing three coffee cups; one clean, one dirty and one extra. Obviously, this comes from a “non-drinker.” I mean, each morning I pause at the cupboard before choosing just the right container from which to enjoy my first cup of “Joe.”
Award winning author in DISD
The Progressive Dairyman magazine recently featured an article by Dalhart Independent Curriculum Director Carroline Methvin. Methvin has been a freelance writer for Progress Dairyman for the past two years. Each year the Progressive Dairyman magazine picks the top 25 most read articles from the previous year. Methvin’s article ranked number one.
Haiti disaster needs our response
Watching on TV and reading the articles online give us a small glimpse into the horrific disaster that has fallen on the small impoverished island country of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Most of its population survives on less about $380.00 per year. About 80 percent of Haiti is Roman Catholic, but a large number of Haitians practice the ancient customs of voodoo.
FFA students receive big boost
Students in the Ag Mechanic Classes at Dalhart High School visited local veterinarian, Michael Atha, on Wednesday, January 12th. Atha, the owner of Twist Junction Veterinary Services, joined a program offered by Pfizer Animal Health that dedicated a portion of sales from specific Pfizer products for use in the FFA.
Lady Wolves lose to #3 Levelland
Dalhart faced off against the #3 ranked team in the state Friday night, and the young Dalhart squad held their own the first quarter. Levelland gradually pulled away to defeat the Lady Wolves, 50 -35. Dalhart is still looking for their first district win at 0-2 in district play.
Boys open district play with a loss
Foul trouble early in the game spelled defeat for the Dalhart basketball team as they opened district play against the Levelland Lobos. Dalhart is now 13-3 and 0-1 in district play as they lost 49-56 in their first home game in district.
Mowers and washers and tools…oh my!
Nearly 120 years ago, Richard Sears hired Alvah C. Roebuck to help him with his watch company, and in 1893 the two became Sears, Roebuck and Co. In the 1890’s, the mail order industry for Sears, Roebuck and Co. flourished, which lead to the introduction of the Sears catalog in 1895. The first catalog, consisting of 532 pages, offered shoes, women’s garments, wagons, fishing tackle, stoves, furniture, saddles and bicycles.
CLCC’s hard work pays off
It is more than a mere accomplishment when a business can double its size and expand its clientele in a relatively short five-year span. It is even more astounding when a business can do that in a declining market and being in a relatively small community. Despite fluctuating market prices, and ever increasing expenses Dalhart’s Cattleman’s Livestock Commission Company has still managed to excel.
Positions on school board up for election
The Dalhart Independent School Board has two places up for election in the May 8th election. Elected board trustees serve three-year terms and attend monthly meetings year round, special meetings as needed, and an annual conference.
Dalhart Intermediate UIL Awards Assembly
An Awards Assembly was held on January 4, 2010 to honor those students who were contestants in the UIL District Academic Competition at Frank Phillips College in Borger on November 6, 2009. Both 4th and 5th grades took 1st place overall in the Elementary Competition and received beautiful plaques. Mr. McCormick, DIS principal, welcomed family members and friends to the assembly. The UIL coaches presented each contestant with a UIL T shirt and ribbons. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners also received medals. Mrs. Linda Vermedahl, UIL Coordinator for DIS, assisted with the presentations. Each team was then photographed with their coach.
Dalhart’s Firefighter of the Year
The Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department recently recognized six men for their achievements within the department during the annual Christmas party held at the Loose Caboose on December 18th. Fire Chief Curtis Brown was one of those honored during the event for 15 years of service to the department.
Dalhart Jump and Jam
All performances will be at the half-time of the following games:
Friday, Jan 15th, Dumas Varsiry Girl’s Game, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 19th, Dalhart Varsity Girls Game 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5th, Dalhart Varsity Boy’s Game (Senior Parent Night), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6th, WTAMU Girl’s Game, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9th, Hartley Varsity Girl’s Game, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11th Dalhart Elementary & Intermediate School PE Program at 6:30 p.m.
The best part of waking up…!
I love coffee! Perhaps it all began waking up in the big soft bed in my grandparents’ house on the farm. Long before dawn, the smell of fresh coffee would waft up the stairs, and I knew grandpa was enjoying a cup of coffee before heading out for morning chores. Back then, it was the smell, not the taste, that intrigued me.
Civic duty opportunities upcoming
Elections for new members for city council are scheduled for Saturday, May 8th. Potential candidates will begin to file their paperwork with the city on February 6th. Becoming a member of the Dalhart City Council provides an opportunity to stay in close touch with the actions necessary to run the city.