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    Relatively cool temperatures throughout the summer months have slowed the maturity of area corn crops, leading to a late start on harvest this year.

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Memory Lane

   While Janda was here from Portland we made a trip down memory lane; well, Sagebrush Road, where she lived and played as a child.

    As we turned the corner in front of the home where she grew up, I caught the look of surprise on her face.  When we moved there, the house was plain and naked without a shrub or tree in sight.

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    Reminisce is defined in the Webster’s Dictionary as “to recall the past.”  We all from time to time reminisce of past days regardless of our age.  We recall people, places, and events from our past; those objects, places, and individuals who helped us define who we are today.  Reminiscing serves as an avenue for us to not forget the past; but rather let it linger in our mind, celebrating those joyous past occasions and the people who had a great impact in who we are today.

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    Early Saturday evening, October 3rd, officers with the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office made a large dent in the amount of drugs trafficked through Dalhart.  Deputy Jack Reynolds pulled over a vehicle on Highway 54 East.  The vehicle had Arizona license plates and was traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour.  The stop occurred just after members of the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office had driven to Conlen to check on a Trooper who hadn’t responded to his radio.

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    Judge David Field, Dallam County Judge, honored the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service by signing a Proclamation on October 1, 2009.  The honor recognized 102 years that 4-H has provided experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State. 

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Gary Messer receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the sixth week’s football contest. He got eight out of nine correct with the tie breaker of 50.   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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    Question:  I was served with papers recently.  The man who served me was not a Deputy Sheriff or wearing a uniform.  I thought that only the Sheriff’s Office could serve people with civil papers.  Have I been legally served or is the service invalid because it wasn’t a Deputy Sheriff that served the papers on me?

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  The Annual Barta Bash enjoyed a great success in its fourth year this past weekend.  The Bash was held at Rita Blanca Coliseum and nearly 400 people attended.  The Bash raises money for area families in need and its annual fundraiser showcases local bands.

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    On Thursday, October 1st, the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office welcomed the arrival of a new deputy.  The new position was recently created by a vote of the Commissioner’s Court, making the Sheriff’s Office a five-member department rather than four.

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    The week in which October 9th falls is dedicated to National Fire Prevention Week annually.  This year’s Fire Prevention Week begins on Sunday, October 4th and runs through Saturday, October 10th.  Firefighters across the United States will attend Memorial Services this Sunday to honor their comrades who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

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National 4-H week begins on October 4th and runs through the 10th.  The 2009-2010 Texas 4-H theme is “Look to the Future.”    For a century, kids across Texas have been learning, leading, and having fun in 4-H, learning the value of helping their community, the importance of being a great leader, and, at the same time, having fun.

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    AMARILLO - Communication skills are central to a successful life and can affect the well-being of many Americans.  One in six Americans is known to have a communication disability with the numbers doubling in the last 30 years. 

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    The Cargill Cares Committee (CCC) has made a grant to St. Anthony’s Catholic School to help build their science program through equipment and resources.  The CCC grant will boost science instruction for students with emphasis on local applications such as agriculture- and dairy-related experiments.  Experiments and science education would be coupled with field trips to local dairies and agriculture sites such as feedyards.  This expanded effort will couple nicely with new science texts purchased for the current school year.

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  By Robin Scott

Late Wednesday evening a man employed at the Dalhart Unit was tragically killed when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a semi truck near the intersection of Highway 54 West and Ranch Road 694 just outside the city limits of Dalhart.  The accident occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m.  The semi truck was driven by a man on his way to Tennessee and heading east on Highway 54 toward Dalhart.

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    We all have our favorites:  our own favorite television show, singer, clothes, places, and people.  Sometimes our love affair of an item is public; other times we keep our favorite indulgence of that Snickers Ice Cream Bar our own little secret only to be caught by that tale-tell chocolate around the mouth.  At the Texan we have decided that it is time to pay homage to your favorites.  We want to honor the best of the best and our community’s choice of those places we love and those people we adore. 

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    On Thursday, October 1st, the Dalhart Fire Department was dispatched to a fire located within the La Espanola Restaurant at the corner of Highway 87 South and 16th Street.  The call rang out at approximately 10:15 a.m. and firefighters sped to the scene.

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Last week more than 90 girls from age 4 through the 3rd grade met at Dalhart High School to learn cheers from the Junior Varsity Cheerleading team.  The girls then donned purple and gold for last Friday’s game against the Dumas Demons.

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Comin’ Home

     A community came together in Dalhart last Friday as Sergeant David A. Davis, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, was brought home:


•    people, young and old—wearing red and holding American flags, lined the roadway

•    a plane hovered overhead staying close to the hearse as it made its way from Ingram Airport to Horizon Funeral home on 7th Street

•    truckers communicated on their CB’s to find out why they were stopped on Hwy 54, and when the news spread from truck to truck, they offered stories of their own family members serving our country

•    a retired Navy Chaplain stood in somber silence and raised his hand to salute as the hearse passed by his “post”

•    officers stood at attention beside their patrol cars as vehicles carrying military personnel drove by

•    gallant riders on horseback led the vehicle the last few blocks to the funeral home

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    Question:  I keep getting the same call over and over from a telemarketer for satellite service.  The message is electronic and not actually a person.  In order to delete my voicemail from my phone I have to actually listen to the entire message.  The problem is that the message just keeps going on and on and on and the voice mail doesn’t reach an end.  Then I end up not being able to receive voicemail that I actually want, like from my friends.  Is there anything I can do to stop being harassed by a service provider that I don’t even want?

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    While driving drunk is a crime that offends the senses, driving drunk with a child in the car brings on a greater sense of indignation to most people.  The Legislators of Texas thought the same way, and have made changes in Texas law regarding driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle.  Penalties for offenders have been stiffened and the change increases the penalties for drivers who are intoxicated with a child passenger from those who drive intoxicated without a child passenger.  A child, according to this law, is anyone under the age of 15 years.