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Wayne Speer, Secretary and Treasurer of the XIT Antique Tractor Association, described the 15th Annual XIT Antique Tractor Show and Pull as, “Another good year.”  The annual event occurs during the XIT Rodeo and Reunion celebration and is highly anticipated. 

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    On Saturday, August 22nd at approximately 4:00 p.m., Central Dispatch received a report of a one-vehicle accident on FM 3110 between Dalhart and Texline.  The driver of the vehicle was killed in the accident.

    Sheriff Bruce Scott with the Dallam County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fatal car crash.  He stated on Monday, “I would not have responded to an accident that DPS was already handling except that we learned there was a fatality.  I picked up Justice of the Peace Judge Rita Little and drove her out there.  She pronounced the driver dead at the scene.”

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  The dilapidated former Cayce Grocery store on Highway 385 in Channing has received a facelift.  In four days, the building was changed from a run-down eyesore to a church.

Dedicated men and women from all walks of life, with a talent for building, came from several towns in Texas to be part of God’s plan; to rebuild the store into a church called Saddle Mountain Cowboy Church. The facility was dedicated on Saturday, August 22, 2009.

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    Joe Hockaday, the City of Dalhart’s Animal Control Officer responds to calls from city residents regarding any animal that is out within the city limits of Dalhart.  Calls include anything from a lost dog, loose cattle, snakes, mischievous raccoons, stray cats and horses out of their pins to visiting travelers whose pet has become lost.

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    It has been said many times that “when it rains, it pours.”  That undeniable saying seems fitting to the conundrum of the downturn in the economy and how it has affected local business.  While many businesses are still managing and a few are even prospering, several businesses have fallen prey to an ever declining market.  With the imposing closing of Premium Standard Farms, cutbacks at several local businesses, and most recently the closing of Clayton Cattle Feeders it does seem that the rain has turned into a downpour.

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  On Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m., a meeting for parents was held at Dalhart High School.  The purpose for the meeting was to inform parents of high school students about necessary forms to get completed, the change to an eight period day and other changes, the dress and cell phone policies, and compliance with Title I.

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    The communities of Texline and Dalhart are benefiting from the experience of a retired Army Physician’s Assistant who travels back and forth to each community providing medical services.  Cindi Schuler and her family arrived in Dalhart in January of 2009 after Schuler retired from the United States Army.  Her experience and education are assets to both communities.

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…and we like it that way!

Congratulations to the XIT Directors, past and present, to their wives and everyone else who worked so hard to on the 73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion.  Because of previously scheduled travel arrangements for Luca Bella, Nick and I were unable to stay long, but I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed riding in the parade and sharing that experience with Luca. It was gracious of The Texan to allow us to represent it. Luca was absolutely thrilled and so was I.  The crowd was wonderful!  It was great to see so many old friends and greet new ones. Many, many thanks to all of you on the parade route; neither Luca nor I will ever forget it.

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The Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross announced on August 14th that 100 DID, an economic development non-profit company in Moore County, is preparing three vans to be presented to the Texas Panhandle Chapter, American Red Cross for the purpose of storing and transporting emergency shelter materials.

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    Mosquitoes have remained in the area throughout the summer.  A relatively mild winter and greater than average summer rains has made it easy for mosquitoes to flourish.  People who are suffering from the annoying itch of mosquito bites signal the need to spray insecticide by contacting the city offices.

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On Saturday, August 15th, over 100 kids and their parents joined Mazzio’s to celebrate “It’s All About Kids Day”. Activities included a jumper, games provided by Liberty Baptist Church, face painting, and balloons.  Dalhart Police Dept. was on hand to let the kids get inside the police cars. They also gave a demonstration with Miranda. Dalhart Fire Department brought out a rescue unit and demonstrated some of their equipment for the crowd.

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Tuesday night the Lady Wolves showed what they are capable of after an on/off performance at the Randall Tournament this past weekend. Dalhart hosted the Caprock Lady Longhorns, winners of the silver bracket this past weekend at the Cool in Boomtown Tournament at Burkburnett.

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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.