5th grade students get ready for junior high
Dalhart Intermediate School 5th graders attended a junior high orientation on May 21st. The orientation lasted most of the afternoon and students learned a great deal about what to expect this next school year.
Dalhart Junior High School is comprised of sixth, seventh and eight grade students. Each incoming class of 6th graders was treated to a grand tour of the new school, which was once home to the high school. The tour included meeting Principal John Machel and all of the teachers they will have next year.
Texas has second highest number of confirmed swine flu cases in U.S.
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 62 countries have officially classified 17,410 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. Mexico has reported 5,029 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 92 deaths. The United States has reported 8,975 laboratory confirmed human cases, including 15 deaths. The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect. The United States continues to surpass Mexico in the number of confirmed cases.
Las Viajeras end of year meeting
Las Viajeras Study Club met for their end of year meeting Monday, May 11th at the Central United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Hostesses were Margaret Adamson, Mary Jo Ondracek and Sharon Wilson. The evening began with a salad supper enjoyed by all.
Ask the Lawyer
“When I said I didn’t know about the law I was told that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.”
Question: I found out that I couldn’t throw away paint cans in the trash the hard way. I received a citation and the paint cans back. I told the person handing me the citation that I didn’t realize there was such a law. I just moved into a place with two roommates and we are all just now 18 years old. When I said I didn’t know about the law, I was told that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. What does that mean exactly, and why am I in trouble for something I knew nothing about?
Reception in honor of Quilters
The Dalhart Senior Citizens Center held a Coffee Reception on Wednesday, May 27th recognizing the centers quilters. The reception began at 10:30 a.m. in the center’s gathering room with coffee and pastries. Quilts were on display to be viewed and are available for purchase, a special quilters poem was read, a great time of fellowship, along with special comments given by quilters and Board of Directors, Phil Davis, Rebecca Amyx and Lyndell Hall were all part of the appreciation shown toward our quilters.
Graves Academy Spring Recital
The Graves Academy guitar and piano instruction held its Second Annual Spring Recital on Friday evening, May 22nd. The event was held at the XIT Ranger’s Clubhouse on FM 281. Aaron Graves, owner and instructor, presided as Master of Ceremonies.
Local students receive top honors
Hilmar Cheese Company awarded $8,000 to recipients of its seventh annual Employee and Producer Scholarship Program. Six children of Hilmar Cheese Company’s employees and two children of its milk producers were each awarded $1,000 towards their 2009/2010 college expenses.
A new journey begins
The senior class of Dalhart High School and the XIT Secondary School graduated on Friday evening, May 29th at the football stadium. This year’s graduating class had 98 members who proudly entered the stadium before parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors. The graduation ceremony marks the beginning of a new journey for the students, as they enter young adulthood.
Vasquez signs for collegiate basketball
Adriana Vasquez, 5’10” post from Channing, will be dunking the ball at Frank Phillips College this fall.
Adriana has played exceptionally well all four years at Channing. She averaged 17.8 points and 12.3 rebounds this year per game.
DPS helicopter thrills youngsters
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter landed at the airport in Dalhart on Thursday, May 21st. The brief visit to Dalhart allowed children in the head start program at Dalhart Elementary School to see what a super high-tech aircraft looks like up close.
Hug-a-Tree and Survive training at elementary school
DeNisa Brown, a paramedic with EMS, and her bloodhound, Max, and Kelly Gallaway, Trauma Coordinator for Coon Memorial Hospital visited the students at Dalhart Elementary School on Thursday, May 21st. The purpose of their visit was to speak with the youngsters about how to be safe if they ever get lost.
Capital Farm Credit awards the Burke Bell Memorial Scholarship to Jennie S. Spurlock
Capital Farm Credit (formally First Ag Credit) Dalhart Credit Office recently awarded the Burke Bell Memorial Scholarship to Jennie S. Spurlock. This is the 23rd year the scholarship has been awarded to deserving graduating high school seniors. The $1000.00 scholarship is named in honor of Burke Bell who served as manager of the Federal Land Bank Association of Dalhart from 1960 to 1982.
Kids shine in elementary school talent show
Youngsters from Dalhart Elementary School wowed the crowd on Friday afternoon, May 22nd. Twenty-five students braved the huge audience to demonstrate their talents. The crowd included the entire DES student body, teachers and proud family members.
H & R Construction and the Hanbury Family sponsored the May Senior Meal cook-out
H & R Construction and the Hanbury Family sponsored the May Senior Meal cook-out. The meal was held during the lunch hour at the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center on Thursday, May 21, 2009. The afternoon luncheon cook-out was a success with favorable weather, which made the event a perfect day.
Class of 2021 graduates at Dalhart High School
Commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2021 were held at Dalhart High School on Thursday, May 28th. One hundred and seventeen students, mostly six-year-olds, were honored. The commencement is the first to be held at the new high school.
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