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By RODNEY WHITE

The Borger Bulldogs used a lot of little things to hand the Golden Wolves their first defeat of the year.  But in the end, the two platoon system of the larger school took it’s toll on the Wolves, and the fresh players started to wear down the mighty Wolves giving Borger the ability to control time of possession and keep the Wolves offense off of the field.  In the battle for first place in the district race both teams fought hard, but the Bulldogs had fewer mistakes and went home with a 12 –3 victory over the Golden Wolves

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Toes tapped and hands clapped at the First Annual Country and Gospel Benefit Concert held Saturday evening, October 16 in the Dalhart High School Auditorium.  Several groups, from both near and far, entertained a full house with Gospel standards, contemporary Gospel and a bit of country thrown in for good measure.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Each year St. Anthony’s School holds Oktoberfest and draws in hundreds of hungry patrons and avid supporters.  This year’s Oktoberfest was a huge success and not only served up an authentic German meal of sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and more, but broke a few records.  The event, held at the Rita Blanca Coliseum, raises funds each year for St. Anthony’s School.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Red Ribbon Week offers an opportunity for the community to take a stand against substance abuse.  This year, Red Ribbon Week occurs from October 23 through 31 and is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Cargill Cares has provided funding for numerous projects and events in the Dalhart area.  In 2006, Cargill Cares provided necessary funding for a playground at the softball field located just outside of Dalhart on Highway 54 West.  Since that time, children have immensely enjoyed the play equipment.

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Choices

By Rev. Judi Wiegman

We have been teaching a class in Sunday school called Manna.  It is all about living on God’s daily provision and being content with each day.  The discussion has been strong as different class members share the experiences of life along their journey.  Each week we have all gone home carrying a new perspective on what it means to really trust God for the daily provisions of our life. This class is really growing us, and for some, stretching has occurred.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

As the corn harvest continues and nears its end, smoke in the sky has become a familiar sight as cornfield stubble is burned.  The recognizable tanish-white smoke seen in Dallam and Hartley Counties regularly signifies the end of the corn harvest.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Last Friday students at Dalhart Intermediate School had a visit from a special guest.  GM1st Class Petty Officer Dylan Lay spoke to the students about his time spent in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Navy and he answered questions.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

The Dalhart City Council passed a number of resolutions pertaining to a grant from the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission to be used on the city’s water system. Brandt Engineering has been retained to provide engineering services for the project.

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Shelly Harrison

This week’s Winner of the Week, Shelly Harrison, of Amarillo predicted nine games correctly out of a possible ten in the eighth week of the football contest.

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“Is there a way to verify if someone is legitimately selling prepaid funeral services?”

Question:  My mother would like to purchase her funeral now while she is alive.  I’ve heard of being able to pay for a funeral in advance, but want to make sure my mother isn’t getting scammed. Is there a way to verify if someone is legitimately selling prepaid funeral services?

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By ROBIN SCOTT

An early afternoon tragedy that occurred on Highway 54 West approximately 12 miles outside of Dalhart ended with the untimely death of two.

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Voters living in Dallam and Hartley County may begin early voting on Monday, October 18 in the 2010 General Election.  Sample ballots were printed in last Wednesday’s editions of the Dalhart Texan.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The last time the Golden Wolves were 7-0, in Coach Young’s first year in Dalhart, the Rangers put an end to the Wolves winning streak and Dalhart left Perryton 7-1.  This time the Wolves scored 41 unanswered points before the Rangers even knew what hit them in a game that could have been much higher scoring as the Wolves showed a lot of nerves in the first half of the big game and dropped at least two wide open touchdown passes from Noah Jesko, and took themselves out of scoring position with several untimely mistakes.  However, the night belonged to the Dalhart defense who held Perryton’s passing game to only four completions with two interceptions, while the offensive line opened gaping holes in the Perryton defense at will in the second half, allowing the Wolves to run for 265 yards, and if not for penalties, that could have easily been over 300 yards.  The Wolves are now tied for first place in the district setting up a showdown with 1-0 Borger, who defeated Pampa 28-7, next week in Borger.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Whodunit?  Could it be the stuffy butler, the social butterfly or the dotty chemist?  Or perhaps the aristocrat, part-time detective or even the French maid is the guilty party.  Find out Thursday, October 21, 23 and 24 at the La Rita Theatre.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Students at Dalhart High School had an opportunity to learn about jobs and careers in the ever-growing wind industry.  A power point presentation was given by AJ Swope with Class 4 Winds & Renewables, a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for the Class 4 wind region that includes Dallam County.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Tuesday night at the High School gym, the Lady Wolves battled the Borger Lady Dawgs, in an epic battle to help establish second place in the district race.  The Bulldogs had their backs to the wall and played some excellent volleyball, never letting the ball hit the floor, but the night belonged to the Lady Wolves who battled back and pulled out a strong victory in the fifth game, claiming two victories over Borger with two-thirds of the season complete.

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By ROBIN SCOTT

The Second Annual Dalhart Area Community Choice Awards just concluded and two area residents are the first winners announced.  Both winners received subscriptions to the Dalhart Texan just for filling out ballots in the Community Choice Awards.

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Makin’ Room

The church announced a progressive dinner and asked for host homes to “make it happen.”  I loved the thought of setting pretty tables and enjoying the laughter and fellowship of friends; so I signed up.  As the time approached, I heard there would be over 50 people coming to dinner!  Wow!  That’s a lot of people. I thought, “Where will I seat all of them?”

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By ROBIN SCOTT

Three and four-year olds had a lesson about fire safety on Wednesday, October 6 at the Dallam and Hartley County Library.  Rather than their usual story-time, the youngsters met Dalhart Fire Chief Curtis Brown and volunteer firefighter Ron Hein.  Together, the two firefighters taught the kids about fire safety.