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    Fort Worth, Texas (November 23, 2009)  On a sunny, Sunday afternoon, Springtown, Texas was the place to be as over 1,500 people turned out for the Munden Invitational to witness outstanding bull riding as well as a surprising aerobatic display  by stunt airman Joe Croswell. 

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    Champion is defined as one that is clearly superior or has the attributes of a winner.  This year’s Fearless Foursome has come to an end and a champion has been named.  While each of the foursome did very well, a victor rose above and has claimed the prize of the Golden Wolf.  Paige Davis left the competitors in the dust; as her speculations proved the she was the true champ.

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    Sixty families in the Dalhart area received a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings just in time for Thanksgiving.  The dinner was provided by the Lincoln Street Food Pantry through the donations of hundreds of benevolent citizens. 

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    The Thanksgiving holiday offers many different opportunities.  A day off from work, turkey dinners with scrumptious side dishes, an afternoon of football, and time spent with family and friends.  Another opportunity is the chance to reflect on things to be thankful for, but more importantly, the chance to tell loved ones what those things are and let them hear the words, “thank you.”

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    This year’s United Supermarkets “Feed a Friend” campaign was a huge success.  Patrons who made a small donation to Meals on Wheels received a fresh-baked apple or pumpkin pie from United’s in-store bakery.    Pies were aplenty, and so was the generosity of area residents.

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Question:  Can you explain what Freedom of Religion means?

Answer:  The United States Constitution, which is made up of the preamble, articles and amendments, contains one short sentence that governs religion within the United States.  That sentence is found within the first amendment and states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  The sentence in not abiguous, but has been argued over before the U.S. Supreme Court hundreds of times.

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    The Dalhart Ministerial Alliance is pleased to announce that the Edna’s Light Christmas Basket Adoption Program is in full swing.  The program benefits families in the community that feel they will need help with Christmas gifts for their children.  Applications may be picked up at Panhandle Community Services, located in the Dallam County Courthouse, week days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Completed applications should be returned to Panhandle Community Services no later than 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24th.

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    Fourth grade students from Dalhart Intermediate School, under the direction of music teacher Lacey Murga, performed at the DHS Auditorium on Thursday evening, November 19th.  The performance began at 6:30 p.m. to a packed house of parents, grandparents, family and friends.

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    Members of the Dalhart Golden Wolves band had a fantastic fall season.  Under the direction of Rick Ball and Allan Gregory.  The fall season included home games with marching band performances, pep band and competitions.  The remainder of the semester will include a Christmas concert and getting ready for the Five States Band and district competition.

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The twinkling lights being draped around trees at Memorial Park signify that Christmastime is near.  Kristine Olsen, Chamber of Commerce President, coordinates the decorating and lighting ceremony each year.  This year’s festivities are scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:30 p.m.  Each year, Olsen ensures that thousands of lights frame the park and gazebo and line Denrock Avenue.  The Christmas Season is officially underway once Santa turns on the park display with his magical powers. 

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    The sound from the DHS Auditorium on Sunday, November 15th was spectacular by most accounts.  Area residents received a rare treat as the United States Air Force Academy Band ensemble Wild Blue Country took the stage at 3:00 p.m. before a crowd of nearly 300.

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    During the regular meeting of the DISD school board, Business Manager Delbert Dodds and Superintendent David Foote presented the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Report (FIRST Rating) status detail for 2007-08 to the trustees of the board.  The report lists all indicators and ratios that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) uses to determine rating of every school district within the state of Texas.

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    The traditional day each year for once in a lifetime deals on merchandise, including everything from toys to electronics, is the Friday following Thanksgiving and dubbed “Black Friday,” the official opening day of the Christmas shopping season.  The present day meaning of Black Friday has been around since the 1960’s and infers that merchants go from being in the “red” to in the “black.” 

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    On Tuesday evening, November 17th, a Hartley County jury sentenced Ronald Alvin Thompson, age 56, on two felony counts.  Thompson was arrested on July 6th after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with two students from the Hartley School District.  

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A time to Remember, A Time to Cry Out…

Abraham Lincoln spoke these words; “It has seemed to me fit and proper that the gracious gifts of the most high God be solemnly, reverently and graciously and gratefully acknowledged.”

Reviewing the wonderful things God has done for us and given us is not only healthy; it is grounded in God’s Word. “Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments spoken by His mouth.”  Ps 105:5

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    Readers of the Dalhart Texan enjoy the writing of a local author of children’s books when she writes her weekly column.  Judi Wiegman, who pens the Jotting Judi column, has writing talent far greater than what readers get pleasure from each week.  She is also an author of children’s books.  To date, eight of Wiegman’s children’s books have been published, and she has recently been commissioned to begin her ninth. 

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    Question:  I loaned someone about $5,000 two years ago.  The person was supposed to pay me back within two years, but has never even made an effort to pay any of the money back.  I have made phone calls and written letters, but can’t get any response from the person.  I was thinking about hiring a collection agency to go after the person because I know that they have a better chance of receiving the money for me than I do.  Is that my best option?

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    Dalhart High School honored all of its past graduates at an All School Reunion held in October.  More than 500 alumni registered for the festivities and several traveled from great distances to join in on the fun.

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    The Dalhart Ministerial Alliance is pleased to announce that the Edna’s Light Christmas Basket Adoption Program is in full swing.  The program benefits families in the community that feel they will need help with Christmas gifts for their children.  Applications may be picked up at Panhandle Community Services, located in the Dallam County Courthouse, week days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Completed applications should be returned to Panhandle Community Services no later than 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24th.

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    The Lady Wolves basketball team began their season yesterday in Stratford with both the JV and Varsity teams seeing action. The team returns five players from last year’s team which went 14-15 overall and 2-8 in district. First year coach,