PBS coming to Dalhart
Producer Julie Dunfey with Florentine Films in Walpole, New Hampshire is planning a visit to Dalhart on Tuesday, June 23rd. Her trip is scheduled to research the dust bowl and speak with survivors. She will also visit the XIT Museum, the Dallam/Hartley County Library, The Dalhart Texan and other areas in the northwest panhandle that she anticipates will provide information useful to the project.
Lightning Safety Awareness Week
In a press release dated June 17th, the National Weather Service announced it will join weather service offices around the country in participating in the 9th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week Campaign the week of June 21 through 27th. Events occurring during the week that Dalhart residents may want to take advantage of include attending the Dillas game in Amarillo and visiting the TxDOT Travel Center on I-40.
So many stories may be told about a father. Stories about the love of a father, the loss of a father, the guidance and inspiration a father provided or about how a father’s life was transformed because of his love of his child. The story of my father shaped whom I am and is shared here.
Carter Anderson participated in first Christian Skate Demo
Carter Anderson participated in his first Christian Demo last weekend in Wichita Falls, with Luebcke, where he entertained and inspired over 500 people with his God given talents. Carter has also entered several armature skate contests and has had success, winning first and second place at two area contests within the last month, taking home new skate boards, bearings, wheels and apparel for his efforts, all the while promoting a love of God.
Silage truck destroyed by fire
A silage truck became engulfed in flames on Saturday, June 6th. The fire that began at approximately 11:30 a.m. was confined to the trailer and occurred near CR O in Hartley. At the time of the fire, the silage truck was empty and not carrying a load.
Three arrested for burglary
The Dalhart Police Department arrested three individuals on Friday, June 12th. The arrests stemmed from two separate burglaries that had occurred in Dalhart just days before.
Water jetting signals end of the line
The Water Department is near the end of the project that upgrades the city’s water system with a complete overhaul. The upgrade has caused periods of inconvenience for residents on the north side, but in the long run, the new and improved system will be better for everyone.
DISD to make a decision on bank for loan next week
The Dalhart Independent School Board has accepted bids from local banks for a $750,000 loan. At Tuesday’s regular school board meeting, June 16th, no decision was made as to which bid to accept. A revision letter will be delivered to each bank specifying the district’s needs more clearly. All banks will be requested to submit new bids and the board will meet again on Monday, June 22nd for a special meeting to make a determination.
Ask The Lawyer
My mom was married to my stepdad for almost two years. They divorced about five years ago. My former stepdad had a son who is my age. We were 15 when our parents divorced and now we are 20. We hated each other when our parents were married, and we didn’t spend much time together at all. He lived with his mother and only visited a couple of times each year. We met each other again in college and found out that we have a lot in common. We have been dating each other for almost a year. We want to get married, but my mom said that it is illegal for a family member to marry an ex-family member.
Swine Flu alert level raised
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 76 countries have officially classified 35,928 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. To date 163 people have died worldwide. The United States has reported 17,855 laboratory confirmed human cases or 49.69 percent of the total cases worldwide. Deaths in the United States have reached 45 or 27.6 percent of the total deaths worldwide. The Phase 5 Alert issued by WHO has been changed to Phase 6.
Keep cool in the summer heat
The summer months in the Dalhart area bring thunderstorms and tornado warnings, and they also bring heat. Staying cool is important to avoid heat related illnesses, and prevention goes a long way to ensure a safe summer.
Free mulch year round
The City of Dalhart provides free mulch year around to Dalhart residents. The mulch is made by the city when trees are cut or trimmed, or other organic material collected. There are no restrictions on picking up the mulch. Residents may help themselves, as the site is open all of the time and throughout the year.
Bosell yard recieves makeover
Last Christmas Linda and Stormy Bosell and their children moved into their new home at 1421 5th Street. The new home was a part of the Hands and Feet of Christ project that was originally going to add on to the Bosell home. Instead, their old home was bulldozed over and a new one built in its place.
Amber waves of grain
Jim Turner from Dalhart Consumer reports that the first load of wheat has come in at the Hartley location.
Keith Crawford from Hartley delivered the first load on Monday. It was 59.5 lbs. per bushel and 11.7 percent moisture.
Dwayne Thaxton retires from the Navy
Dwayne Thaxton, formerly of Dalhart was honored with a retirement ceremony from the Navy on May 29, 2009. He was born and raised in Dalhart, and graduated from Dalhart High School in 1985. He joined the Navy in 1988 and had his basic training in San Diego, CA and then went to Millington, TN for AME-A school. From there he went to Norfolk, VA from 1988-1992 and was a Squadron HM-14, a helicopter mechanic. While in Norfolk he was sent to serve in Desert Storm for four months
Meet Your Neighbor
Elmer Long recently moved from Hereford to become the Service Manager at Warren-CAT in Dalhart. He is a quiet man with a willing heart, open to lend a hand and eager to help others.
C Bar C Chuckwagon featured at the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum Chuckwagon Gathering
The C Bar C Chuckwagon was featured at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s 19th Annual Chuckwagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival, May 23 and 24, 2009 in Oklahoma City, OK. Recipes were prepared hourly at the Demonstration Wagon by the C Bar C award winning cooks. Demonstration recipes were free to the audience and "Chuckwagon Recipes and Others" Cookbooks were available for purchase at the Museum Wagon.
Balloons dotted the sky over Coon Memorial Home
The Coon Memorial Home held its annual balloon launch in front of the nursing home on Texas Avenue on Tuesday, June 9th at 3:30 p.m. Residents and staff at the home had several balloons each. Friends and family of the residents were also in attendance as the balloons flew skyward.
81st Legislative update
Garnet Coleman, LSG Chair, reported on Tuesday, June 2nd what he termed the "Hits and Misses in the 81st Legislature." Coleman focused on both the accomplishments of the 81st Legislature and the failures.
A few of the accomplishments noted by Coleman as well as what he considered were the short falls or missed opportunities.
STAR program helps youths
The Department of Family and Protective Services funds a program aptly dubbed STAR, Service To At Risk youths and their families. The program is contracted through the department, and in Dalhart, the contract is held with the Texas Panhandle Mental Health and Mental Retardation, MHMR.