Rockets skyward at DJHS
Anyone near the Dalhart Junior High School last week may have spotted what appeared to be a small UFO at the back of the campus. Many UFO’s, as one after another flew across the field directly behind the school. The mysterious airborne objects flew hundreds of feet into the air before returning to the field.
Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote reflected on the 2008/09 school year this week as the year nears its end. Many events and activities stood out in his mind as milestones that the district has passed. Many of those events have made the news in the past year, but some have occurred more behind the scenes, nonetheless important.
Ready, Set, Jump In! The pool is ready
Summer is here! The Dalhart pool is full and ready to welcome swimmers and sun bathers! Opening day will be May 30th. The manager for the season will be Delilah Gonzalez.
Lakeview United Methodist Church tea party
A Tea Party was given on May 11, for the ladies and their guests of Lakeview United Methodist Church. The tables were decorated with antique cups and saucers, lacy handkerchiefs and antique jewelry. Guest were served finger sandwiches, fruit, and sweet treats with hot and iced tea. After refreshments were served, the ladies played games. The party was hosted by Ann Hills, Linda Clements and Clara Franklin.
Dalhart Christian Academy Honor Roll
First Grade – A Honor Roll: Abbie Coffee; Mackenzie Crosby; Bailey
Dettle; Spencer Holt; Kaden Kemp; Ryan Miersma; Yeager Pfannstiel;
Hannah Shugart; Hunter Sundvahl
Stephanie Gerald (White) receives Associate Degree
Stephanie Gerald (White) receives an Associate Degree
The Dalhart Area Fine Art Association began the new year with focus on sketching and drawing. They were instructed in charcoal by Gloria Black and colored pencil by Mary Cundiff. Chris Byrd gave the lesson in color and creativity in April. The artists used a new plastic paper called Yupo. These paintings will last at least 200 years on this material. All the paintings were a wonderful example of the abilities and creativity of the members.
Servicemen honored and remembered
Rev. Steve Patterson, Pastor of Central United Methodist Church, spoke to a crowd of two hundred on Monday, May 25th. The Memorial Service held at the Dalhart Memorial Park Cemetery honored the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
Area 2009 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Diane Janae Gard
Dalhart High School students receive scholarships
Students from Dalhart High School have been awarded a total of 67 scholarships as they prepare to go off to college. The scholarships include a wide range of businesses, interests and achievement recognition. Many of the scholarships are from local businesses and community members and are structured to benefit local students in a wide variety of scholastic areas.
To the Graduating Class of 2009
Congratulations, you have reached one of the most important milestones in your life so far. For the last 12 years you have dedicated yourself to this moment, enjoy all that comes with the opportunity to share this time with your family, friends and especially your classmates. You will never have this moment again with all of your classmates, savor it! For those of you that will be furthering your education elsewhere, I wish for you the same successes you have achieved at Dalhart High School. For those of you entering the workforce, I hope that we have adequately prepared you for the tasks that will follow. To all of you, I wish for God’s blessing in your life and may you always bless those around you. Good luck Class of 2009!
Swine Flu cases still climbing
By Robin Scott
On Tuesday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 46 countries have officially classified 12,954 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. Mexico has reported 4,174 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 80 deaths. The United States has reported 6,764 laboratory confirmed human cases, including 10 deaths. The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect. The United States has now surpassed Mexico in the number of confirmed cases.
The counties in Texas closest to Dallam and Hartley that have confirmed cases are Tarrant County with 107 cases, Lubbock County with 1 case and Wichita County with 3 cases. Total number of confirmed cases in Texas has reached 1,041 with three deaths.
Symptoms associated with swine flu to watch for are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains,
severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. The strain of the current outbreak of swine flu is said to cause only mild symptoms and the infected persons should recover within a few days.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) may be found on the WHO website at www.who.int. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has information available to the public online at www.cdc.gov. Information provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services online may be found at www.dshs.state.tx.us.
2009 Dallam County 4-H Memorial Scholarship recipients
The 2009 Dallam County 4-H Memorial Scholarship Recipients have been announced. Cindy McMurry presented $750 each to Jordan Meador and Julian Baca at the Dalhart High School Scholarship Awards program on May 12th. Rosabell Baca presented Garth McDonald a $750 Scholarship.
Local student recognized with Cargill scholarship
Cargill has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Nicholas Turner of Dalhart, a 2009 graduate of Dalhart High School. As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the high school will receive $200 from Cargill in Turner’s honor to support the school’s library.
On her way to a Master’s degree
Toree Lianne Winchell was born and raised in Dalhart. Growing up, Toree was deeply involved in horses, rodeo, 4-H, and sports. While attending Dalhart High School, Toree was a member of numerous clubs and teams including National Honor Society, Student Council, FFA, and 4-H and rodeo clubs. Toree also ran track and was a three-year varsity volleyball player. Aside from school activities, Toree was also crowned the 2004 XIT Rodeo and Reunion Queen.
Thinking about starting your own Business?
The Dalhart Chamber in partnership with Community Connect and the WT Small Business Development Center are excited to present an opportunity for you to learn more about starting your own business.
All Sports Banquet honors athletes
DISD Superintendent David Foote offered the invocation, which was followed by the introduction of coaches. The coaching staff for the 2008-2009 school year included Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Stephen Young, Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Football and Track Coach Joey Read, Head Boys’ Basketball and Head Golf Coach Dustin Klafka, Head Girls’ Basketball and Head Cross Country Coach Renvy Smith, Head Volleyball Coach and Track Assistant Chris Smith, Head Tennis Coach, Assistant Football and Assistant Basketball Coach Matt Walker, Head Softball Coach and Assistant Football Coach Ryan Jackson, Head Track Coach and Assistant Football Coach Trevor Scott, Head Powerlifting Coach and Assistant Football Coach Oscar Murga, Assistant Volleyball, Basketball and Track Coach Stephanie Watson, Assistant Football, Powerlifting and Track Coach Corey Elrod, Assistant Volleyball, Basketball and Track Coach Audrey Hurley, Assistant Softball Coach Chad Dovel, Assistant Football, Basketball and Baseball Coach Michael Royal, JH Volleyball and Track Coach Chele Saavadra, JH Coordinator and JH Football and Varsity Baseball Coach Kendall Cotton, JH Football, Track and Basketball Coach Terrill Amburn, JH Football, Basketball and Track Coach Russell Conrad, JH Track, Volleyball and Basketball Coach Megan Frische and JH Cross Country, Basketball and Track Coach Leigh Ann Lay.
Simmons Vehicle Detail ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Simmons Vehicle Detail on Tuesday, May 12th. Present were Red Coats Ed Hopkins, Kristen Olson, Rita Gergen, Dorothy Lindmark, Pearl Ingram, Ted Hoover and John Plunk. Present from Simmons Vehicle Detail were Gill Encinias, Brian Simmons(owner) and Cas Fuentes.
Spring Band Concert held at Dalhart High School
DHS students receive awards
Students attending Dalhart High School were honored on Tuesday, May 12th. Many students participated in UIL competitions during the 2008/09 school year and the awards ceremony honored those who participated and those who placed during the various competitions.