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Taking that first step

    I was reading in the book of Joshua this morning about the Jordan River crossing.  The Israelites could see the Promised Land from where they were camped, but they had a huge problem; the river had to be crossed.  If that was not bad enough, it was flood season and the water looked fierce and menacing. Those waiting to cross had been told the story of the “parting of the Red Sea” forty years before; but few had experienced it.  Remember; the older generation who crossed the Red Sea died in the desert because of their unbelief.

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"His ex-wife told me that because he committed suicide, his Will is not good and his property must go to his children because they are his next of kin."

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As summer draws to a close students are getting ready for the new school year. DISD faculty and staff have been back to school for a week preparing for the arrival of students. The new school year brings several changes to the high school and junior high campuses. Students at the high school have a revised dress code, and both campuses are changing to an eight-period school day. All campuses in the district are transitioning to a flex schedule.

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The crowd goes wild. Purple and Gold streamers unite in cheering their team to victory. Each patron has the war paint of the wolf emblazoned upon their cheek; ready to fight for victory. Victory that illuminates when determination, hard work, preparation, and talent culminate together; it is a hard combination to beat. A wolf pack united promises success, and for this coming season that is what Dalhart is cheering for.

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Rumors have been swirling through town about the closing of one of our areas largest employers, Premium Standard Farms. Premium Standard Farms is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods. PSF was founded in 1988 with the aim of creating a standardized method to produce premium pork. To accomplish this endeavor, the company decided to pursue full vertical integration, a first for any pork producer in the United States. Premium Standard Farms was the second largest pork producer and the sixth largest processor in the United States until acquired by Smithfield Foods in 2007.

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Julius E. Purnell, Soil Conservationist, received a certificate for the completion of 30 years of service from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service formerly the Soil Conservation Service.

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Brightly colored overdone make-up, big shoes, balloons, laughing, and lots of people; either the makings of a Tammy Faye Messner party, or in this case a clown contest that is both great fun for kids and adults alike.  Bank of America hosted its annual clown contest coinciding with XIT on Thursday August 6th.  Turnout for the event was fantastic with children bedecked in their varied costumes of clowns ranging from rodeo clown to “super clown” attire. 

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    The 14th Annual Fiddlers contest was held at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Seventh Street after the “Wild Rides and Big Dreams” parade on Saturday, August 8.

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  The Dalhart Independent School Board held a regular meeting on August 13th at the Dalhart ISD Central Office.  The meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m.  Numerous items of interest were on the evening’s agenda. 

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    With all things XIT, the inner artist came alive for many as they partook in the three nightly receptions honoring XIT Museum’s featured artist Manuel Franco.  The open house for the museum drew quite a crowd of both local residents and XIT Rodeo attendees.

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  This year’s XIT Parade was both memorable and enjoyable.  A tree-lined, 100-year-old street dotted with American flags, horses, antique cars, bands, and filled with joyous people.  What could be better?    Attendees of all ages enjoyed the festivities.  From a little boy, with a mesmerized gleam in his eye; to an old-timer with that same distinctive gleam, it was an enjoyable time for anyone of any age.

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    Free food! Who could pass that up?  With XIT came the all familiar free feeds that XIT Reunion is famous for.  From the juicy watermelon feed, succulent pork chop feed, to the world’s largest free barbeque, there was no shortage of food or good times.

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Hectic crowds, overwhelming checkout lines, restless children, pillaged piles of clothing and school supplies; what could make this all worth while?  Of course, Tax-Free Weekend.  For many families with school aged youth, the tax-free weekend offers savings in these trying economic times. While you may have to weigh the savings versus a migraine headache, if you have children and are looking for ways to save, Tax-Free Weekend fits the bill. 

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    The Dalhart City Council voted to propose a tax rate for fiscal year 2010 of $0.3333 per $100 valuation at Tuesday’s regular meeting. It should be stressed that the city council did not approve this rate; it is proposing this as the 2010 tax rate. The actual tax rate will be set after hearings have been held to get information from the public about the tax rate. The proposed rate is the same as last year’s rate, but will increase revenue to the city due to an increase in property valuations. Because of the higher property valuations, this is considered a tax increase, even though the rate has not changed. By state law, approving the tax rate has to be done as a record vote by the council. Voting yes on the proposed tax rate were Chris Bell, Zelda Lang, Mark Brown, David Bierbaum, Kerry Miller and Fidel Olivarez. No member of the council present at the meeting voted against the proposed tax rate.

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    Dalhart City Manager Greg Duggan is urging Dalhart Residents to spray bushes, shrubs, trees and other vegetation in their yards for mosquitoes. Duggan said he had swarms of mosquitoes in his yard, but after he sprayed a garden-hosed dispensed insecticide, he only found one the next day.

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Fear steals our Faith

    I have been enjoying my early morning “Bible time” on my swing when I give God a chance to speak to me from His Word.  For several mornings I dwelt on the story of the children of Israel and their “desert” wanderings before the Promised Land became home.  Ironically, on Sunday evening, Pastor preached on this very subject and I was even further enlightened.

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    Friday August 14th marks the day that Ronald McDonald, the “Chief Happiness Officer” for McDonald’s Corporation, will make a visit to Dalhart.  Children of every age are invited to meet Ronald at the Rita Blanca Pavilion beginning at 6:00 p.m.

    KXIT Radio personality Jesse Torres will broadcast live from the Pavilion during Ronald’s visit.  The celebration also marks the 30th Anniversary of the McDonald’s Happy Meal.  The event promises an evening of fun, games, popcorn and cotton candy.  Ronald will provide a magic and musical show and he plans to invite children from the audience to participate.  Children will have an opportunity to win prizes too.

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   The Dalhart Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy sponsored the 32nd annual Joe Nisbett XIT 5-K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, August 8th 2009 and Occupational Health co-sponsored the event.  All proceeds from the run go directly to benefit the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center and the Senior Center would like to express its gratitude for the generosity of the sponsors in this event.

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    Twenty-four Hartley County 4-H members attended County Camp at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, on July 13-16. Camp experiences included canoeing, archery, riflery, and swimming. In addition, campers were introduced to outdoor environmental education and instructed in the process of setting up a campsite. The challenge course this year featured a 40 foot climb up a cargo net and descent via a zip-line.

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    Members from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Schools have chosen Stratford as the first site to receive telemedicine technology through Project CHART (Children’s Healthcare Access for Rural Texas).

    Texas Tech’s F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health and Human Services received a $6.77 million grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to fund Project CHART, which will consist of 30 sites throughout West Texas that will provide telemedicine services specifically for rural children enrolled in Medicaid.