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   The Dalhart City Council had some tough decisions to make in regard to real property at Tuesday’s meeting. After conducting a public hearing, council members voted four against and two for Ordinance 2009-17, which would have changed the zoning on a lot located at 1122 Channing from R-3 to Special Use for the purpose of placing a manufactured home.

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Greg Batenhorst

Greg grew up in Hartley, Texas and graduated from Hartley High School.  After High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelors degree in Agronomy.

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    On Tuesday, July 14th, KXIT Radio personality, Jesse Torres, broadcast live from XIT Ford on Highway 54 East.  The 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. program featured interviews with the 2009 XIT Rodeo & Reunion Queen candidates.  The show also featured an interview with Rhonda McMillen of XIT Ford about a dealership event that benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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    On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially classified 94,512 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu in 112 countries.  To date, 429 people have died worldwide.  The United States has reported 33,902 laboratory confirmed human cases or 35.87 percent of the total cases worldwide.  Deaths in the United States have reached 170 or 39.62 percent of the total deaths worldwide.  The Phase 6 Alert continues.

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    Back by popular demand is Kingbaby, with lead vocalist and guitarist Lance Bulen.  Kingbaby will perform at Rita Blana Coliseum on Friday, July 17th at 9:00 p.m.  The group will arrive in Dalhart in time for a live interview on KXIT Radio on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Chad Strafuss

Chad was born and raised in Hereford.  He graduated from Hereford High School and attended West Texas State University.  Chad farmed in the Vega/Hereford area for 15 years.

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    Two men riding motorcycles early Monday were involved in an accident that sent both to Coon Memorial Hospital.  EMS, Dallam County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the scene just after 10:00 a.m.  The accident occurred just north of Dalhart on Highway 87 near the intersection of N. Sedan Road.

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The 2nd annual Texas Panhandle Honor Flight is scheduled for October 7-9, 2009.  World War II and Korea War Veterans are invited to travel to Washington, D.C. on an all expenses paid visit to the nation’s Capitol.  The three day/two night trip includes visiting the War Memorials honoring service members. 

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    Recently, students from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine visited the Dalhart area as they participated in an elective course called The Food Animal Production Tour (VTPP 948).  A total of nine students along with their instructors Drs. John Davidson, Virginia Fajt and Dan Posey made several Dalhart stops including Premium Standard Farms, Dalhart Jersey Ranch, Full Circle Jerseys, Circle H Headquarters and Hilmar Cheese.  The veterinarians at Circle H Headquarters were hosts of the event.

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    The Community Center in Texline is celebrating its one-year anniversary.  Celebrations are scheduled for Saturday, July 18th and will last most of the day.  

    In order to get the entire community involved and to entice visitors from Dalhart, Hartley, Channing and Clayton, a day full of events and exciting activities are planned.

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Dallam–Hartley Counties Library Summer Reading Program presented KACV and You Summer Reading Tour with Curious George.

Activities included reading, picture taking, kite making, and of course lots of prizes.  Each child also got to pick out a brand new book.  

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   Jody Evans has been a lifetime Panhandle resident.  She moved to Dalhart from Sunray and has been involved in ranching all of her life.  For two and a half years she has operated De Ja Vu, a shop in downtown Dalhart, specializing in flowers, gifts and “gently worn” clothing.  She receives help with the business from her three sisters - Lori, Bunky and Marni.

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Chelsea Owens, the 24-year-old daughter of Robert (Butch) & Christine Owens, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master’s of Science in Human Development & Family Studies on May 8th.  Her thesis was titled “Having a Sibling with Cancer During Childhood”.

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    Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are annoying pests that not only bother people, but their pets as well.  During the summer months the pesky pests flourish, and keeping animals safe from infestation is an important part of summer animal care.

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    Caleb Hiner, three-year-old grandson of Rocky and Cindy Hiner of Dalhart, has been receiving BOTOX® injection treatment shots in both of his legs, his right arm and his right hand every three months for almost two years. Caleb has Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment, Mental Disorder, Autism, paralysis on his right side and very little upper body strength.  Within a few hours to a couple of days after the botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether.

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At 10:00 a.m. on August 8th , Parade Marshal Huie Stanley riding his horse, Lucky, will lead the 73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade with pride and dignity in the town where Huie says, “The people are the best,” Dalhart, TX.

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No one is immune from feeling angry, and everyone gets angry sometime.  Why and when one gets angry is as specific to an individual as a set of fingerprints.  Anger is described in the dictionary as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong, a feeling of wrath.

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A 13-year-old girl has made allegations against a Hartley ISD teacher of causing her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with him.  The allegation against Thompson by the young girl lead to an investigation and the subsequent issuance of a warrant for arrest.  The warrant issued for the arrest of Ronald Alvin Thompson was executed on Monday, July 6th and Thompson was taken into custody.

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Jamie Coleen Frazier is the 16 year old daughter of Joel and Donna Frazier.  She is the granddaughter of the late Neal and Jessie Petty and Sarah Jo and the late JD Frazier.

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The Dallam and Hartley Counties Historical Association and XIT Museum honored local photographer, Sylvia Renick, at a reception held Thursday, July 2nd.  Renick’s photography exhibit entitled “The Privileged” was inspired by a quote, “The Privilege of a lifetime of being who you are [Joseph Campbell].” The exhibit unveiled last Thursday is open to the public and will run through July 31st.