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The number two ranked Lady Loboes have been to the regional tournament six out of the last seven years, and that lone miss was due to the Lady Wolves knocking them out of the playoffs last year.  This year, Monahans knew they had to get past Dalhart to keep their playoff goals alive.  After a thrilling five-game match the Lady Loboes will make it to the tournament one more time.  The Lady Wolves played very strong, and after Monahans took the first game, Dalhart fought back with two victories, putting the pressure back on Monahans.  The Lady Loboes never let up and the Lady Wolves had a couple of hitting errors that kept Monahans in the game. 

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Who's ticket is it?

    Question:  My adult child was driving a vehicle owned by my ex-spouse.  My child was taking out other child to a store and parked in the handicapped spot because our other child is disabled.  The handicapped tag had expired and the vehicle does not have handicapped plates.  In our divorce decree, I am the person who pays for auto insurance for our two grown children, and I would be the parent responsible for maintaining our son’s handicapped vehicle tag.  Our grown child received a ticket for parking in a handicapped space.  My ex-spouse told me that I was going to get arrested and thrown in jail if I didn’t pay the ticket.  Is that true?  Whose traffic ticket is it anyway?

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    Hilmar, CA: November 2, 2009 – Hilmar Ingredients was named 2009 Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Dairy Export Council and co-sponsor Dairy Foods magazine. The award recognized Hilmar Ingredients’ leadership in driving global demand for U.S. dairy products.

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Riley Dunham & Thomas Allen received their prize money as the winning contestants of the eleventh week’s football contest. They got eight out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 42.   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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People to People is an organization whose mission is to send out ordinary people around the world to promote cultural understanding and world peace.  The organization began when President Dwight D. Eisenhower saw a need to heal relationships with the Japanese after World War II.  He recognized that the military occupation only served to threaten and inhibit people, but by asking American civilian citizens to spend time in Japan, the two cultures could discover their similarities and work toward a lasting peaceful relationship.

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     The shootings that occurred at Fort Hood Army Base on Thursday, November 5th have shocked and outraged everyone, especially those whose lives the incident touched directly.  Every U.S. Army soldier that is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan or returns from deployment goes through Fort Hood and the base is the largest Army installation in the United States.  The building was crowded at the time of the shootings, leading to the death or injury of 43 people.

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Dalhart area residents will be honored with guest speaker and Parade Marshal on November 11th for the Veterans Day Parade and celebration.  Lt. Col. Doug Johnson, Rear Commander for the 41st Fires Brigade, Fort Hood has graciously agreed to speak this year at Memorial Park following the parade.

Lt. Col. Johnson is originally from Eupora, Mississippi, a small town not unlike Dalhart.  He began his 22-year career when he enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard on the very day he turned 17.  He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama between his junior and senior years of high school.  He then served for the next five years in a variety of positions including number one cannoneer, Assistant Howitzer Gunner, and Howitzer Gunner.  He also attended college while servicing, and after five years of enlisted service, he graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Regular Army Commission as a Field Artillery Officer.

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A little over three months ago, the Wolves sat down and made some goals.  They wanted to go to the playoffs for four years in a row, which had never been done by a Dalhart team.  They all got purple wrist bands with the date November 7, 2009 on the band.  This was the date that they would see their goals come true.  The Wolves overcame injuries and all kinds of obstacles, but the result was that on Friday night, November 7th, the Golden Wolves defeated Perryton for the third year in a row to become the first team in Dalhart history to advance to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.  On a night when both teams had to win to make the playoffs, nothing came easy, but everyone stepped up their level of play for this game, and the Wolves kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:37 left in the game to seal the victory 19-13 over a very good Perryton team.

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The Lady Wolves used strong hitting by seniors Katelyn Albers, Marlee Reynolds and Mallory Jeffers to claim the area Volleyball Championship with a three game sweep over the Pecos Lady Eagles, 25-18, 25-19, 25-16.  

     The Lady Wolves were never able to pull away from the Eagles, as they appeared a little rusty after a couple of weeks without much action.  The problem was compounded when bus problems caused the Lady Wolves to show up only 30 minutes before the game, and everyone appeared to be just a little nervous without appropriate time to relax and warm up before the match.  But Dalhart came out strong and opened the first game with a 4-0 run off of a kill by Marlee, and a block assist by Marlee and Sarah Cover.  Marlee Reynolds, who will sign with Colorado State on Wednesday afternoon at the high school, proved why she is so valuable to the team with a dig that resulted in a point for Dalhart to stretch the lead to 9-5.  Pecos set Mallory Jeffers up with an overpass and she thanked them by slamming the ball back down at their feet for another point at 10-5.  Shelby Wilt and Sarah Cover jumped up for another block assist at 13-7 then Marlee provided kills for 15-10, 16-12, and 17-13.  Katelyn Albers came alive with an awesome kill that no one could return for a point at 19-15.  Shelby had a beautiful set to Abbie Steele, for a 20-16 lead.  Albers returned for another big point at 23-17, and Shelby Wilt used a quick set to Mallory for a kill for the final point 25-18.


 

 

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Learning to Walk

    I’ve always been one of those “fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants” kind of girls; making my own decisions and doing my own thing, on my own schedule.  After all, God surely can’t be interested in whether or not I go shopping or stay home.  Do I really need to include Him in the plans I make for my day?

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Boot "Heel"

    I wear boots and jeans almost every day, but I wear boots every day, no matter what.  Sometimes it’s only for a little while, but I do wear them every day.  It’s my job to feed the horses each morning. Not a morning person, (barely a noon person), I pull my boots on over whatever I happened to sleep in the night before, add a coat or coveralls, scarf and gloves, depending on the weather and what my sleepy hands find, and schlep down to the barn.  The county road that runs by our house has pretty constant truck traffic all day, both commercial and private, so my outfits have no doubt inspired many a conversation.

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    With only an estimated 5 percent of all registered voters making it to the polls on November 3rd and during early voting, all eleven propositions on the Constitutional Amendment ballot were approved. 

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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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    Gordon Lee Thetford will receive the coveted Eagle Scout Award on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. during a ceremony at Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.  Thetford, an 18-year-old high school senior, becomes a member of an elite group of “boys to men” that complete the highest ranking possible in the BSA.

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     The XIT Rangers are once again sponsoring the annual Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The importance of attending the parade in support of those who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces should not be understated.

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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.