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     Friday, July 17th ETA EPSILON Sorority sponsored the Dalhart Senior Center July fundraiser meal and the center would like to express its gratitude to the sorority and all of its members for sponsoring the meal.  It was a pleasure working with each of the members and the seniors enjoyed their enthusiasm and all of the effort that they put forth to help the center out with the July fundraiser meal.

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    Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote was pleased to announce on Monday that DHS 2009 Valedictorian Jasmine Bohlender was invited to Austin to meet Governor Rick Perry.  The invitation was extended to Jasmine due to her outstanding scholastic success, including winning first place finish in the State’s UIL competition in accounting and being named Valedictorian.

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    News Channel 10 out of Amarillo will be in Dalhart for their 2009 Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 23rd.  Channel 10 will be broadcasting the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. news live from the Dallam County Courthouse here in Dalhart with food, fun and prizes. Several local businesses and organizations are joining the celebration.  There will be a variety of free items and some local non-profit organizations are taking this opportunity to hold a fund raiser.

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    More than 80 children and adults poured into the XIT Museum on Thursday, July 16th to enjoy storyteller Eldrena Douma.  Douma is a Pueblo Indian from the tribes of the Laguna, Tewa and Hopi.  She is a professional storyteller, author and workshop presenter.

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The first anniversary celebration of the opening of the Community Center in Texline was held on Saturday, July 18th..  The daylong event brought people from the community and surrounding areas and an estimated 350 to 400 people enjoyed the meal and all of the planned activities. 

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“I paid for the shipping and the insurance, so weren’t the contents of the package legally mine and the insurance proceeds?”

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XIT Director

Andrew Banks

    Andrew was born and raised in the Dalhart area.  He graduated from Hartley High School in 1992.  While there, he met and later married his wife, Tiffany. 

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    Riding 1,808 miles on a bicycle should exhaust and even defeat a person, but the 31 college-aged students and route leaders that arrived in Dalhart on Wednesday, July 15th were anything but defeated.  The group left Jacksonville, Florida on June 10th to embark on a 3,700-mile road trip.  The trip is one of many that young people across the United States have selected to take a part in.

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    Dalhart residents are invited to watch the broadcast of Channel 10’s evening newscasts for 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23rd.  The visit to Dalhart is part of a four-part newscast trip through the Texas panhandle, and the evening in Dalhart is the last night of the panhandle tour.

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The 73rd XIT Rodeo & Reunion and the Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association – XIT Museum proudly announced Manuel Franco as the 2009 featured artist.  Franco has graciously painted and donated an original painting in acrylic entitled “Buffalo Spring Division – XIT Ranch” to the XIT Museum.  A reception in Franco’s honor and to unveil the landscape painting is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum.

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Influences

It amazes me when I hear people say, “I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian.  Church attendance is not important to me.”  It isn’t just about you!  I’ve seen it both ways; people who think they must be there if the door is open and those who never go.

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Lea played the flute and piccolo showing that “smaller” instruments are “higher”.  Caleb showed how to play on the recorder.  We also brought a Native American ocarina, a carved olive wood recorder from Israel, and Caleb displayed how to make a train whistle sound with the alto and soprano recorder played at the same time.

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    On July 7th, the USDA Rural Development announced that the City of Texline was selected to receive an $85,000 Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant.  The grant stems from a freak accident that put the city’s main source of water out of commission.

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    Ken Burn’s production crew is traveling to Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas this summer to search a new public television series:  The Dust Bowl.  Like their earlier films on World War II, Jazz, Baseball and The Civil War, Florentine Films believes The Dust Bowl is an important event in American history.

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    The City of Dalhart now offers residents special dumpsters for recycling magazines and phone books.  The white dumpsters are located at the Apache Shopping Center in front of the United Supermarket.  The city asks that anyone utilizing the new recycling dumpsters watch for the labels to deposit magazines and phone books in the proper compartment.

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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.