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.
Britnee Brotherton named to President’s List at Texas A & M
Britnee Kay Brotherton has been recognized for her outstanding academic accomplishments at Texas A & M University by being named to the President’s List for the 2009 Spring Semester. The President’s List includes only those students who complete at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Britnee was also selected and named to the Department of Communication Honors List.
XIT Museum board of trustees meeting
The Dallam-Hartley Counties Historical Association held a board of trustees meeting on Tuesday afternoon, June 9th. Robin Scott, newly elected 2nd Vice President presided over the meeting. Also present were board members Louise Rahll and Sylvia Renick, the museum’s curator, Nick Olson and Lisa Hanbury.
Local Cub Scouts annual Awards Presentation
On May 31st the local Cub Scouts, Pack 46, met at the Dalhart City Pool and Park for their annual Awards Presentation. Den leaders, Amy Brown and Lori Quiroz of the Webelos, Kristen Hembree and Dr. Jose Espinel of the Bears, Beth and Dr. Randy Herring (absent) of the Wolves and Ben Fox and Jeni Wood of the Tigers, presented awards to all of the Scouts in their den.
Jailbirds out on $11,000 bond
Several area residents were jailed Thursday, June 4th, after having been served with a warrant for arrest that stated, “You’ve been charged with aiding and abetting MDA with the intent of helping area residents with muscular dystrophy.” Bond for the individuals was set at $1,000.00 each, but it was all in fun and for a good cause.
Council changes meeting time
Clarendon College awards scholarship to DHS grad
Summer activities abound with Community Connect camps and more
Community Connect summer activities are many and varied, ranging from the arts to math to nature and more, for children, families and adults. Registration is required for all activities whether free or for a fee and can be done online at www.dalhart communityeducation.org or in person at 701 E. 10th Street, Dalhart.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: During this past school year my daughter attended the intermediate school. She had to have a spinal curvature screening, but she didn’t want to do it. She was embarrassed because she’s a little bigger than the other girls, and she didn’t want anyone to see her have the screening.
Dalhart Consumer Fuel Association Inc. reports the lease of Benchmark Grain Co.
Dalhart Consumers announces the lease of Benchmark Grain Company grain facilities. The lease consist of a 1,250,000 bushels capacity grain elevator, scales, and office, shop in Dalhart, and a 1,000,000 bushel capacity grain elevator, scales and office located five miles South West of Dalhart on CR 694.
A “case” from the heart
Judy Yarbrough is no stranger to hospital rooms. She knows what drab and downright scary places they can be.
In August 2008, Judy’s husband, Eugene went into cardiac arrest while on vacation in the Colorado Mountains.
TORNADO WARNING SIREN
TORNADO WARNING SIREN
Swine Flu update
On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 73 countries have officially classified 25,288 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. Mexico has reported 5,717 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 107 deaths. The United States has reported 13,217 laboratory confirmed human cases, including 27 deaths. The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect.
It starts with the Moo
7th Street Park was “moooving” with activity as various organizations helped young and old understand the importance of dairy products in their daily diet. Three-a-day; that’s the rule!
Watch out for summer scams
The summer season is a time when scammers and con-artists have heightened activity. An official with the Dalhart Police Department stated Friday that due to increased efforts during the summer months by scammers, summer is a good time to remind residents to be wary of scams and people trying to hustle for a living.