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After many months of hard work and a family effort, the CASA Playhouse is ready for its summer tour.  Our Dalhart friends may have watched as the playhouse took shape on the lot of the H & R Construction workshop at 220 Denver Avenue.  The completed CASA Playhouse was transported from the lot on June 12th just in time for its first public appearance in the Dogie Days Parade in Dumas the next day. 

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    Internet, laptop, smart phone, iPod, MP3, CD, portable DVD, digital camera, Kindle, WebTV, PSP, DSi, GameBoy, GPS, Bluetooth, OnStar, WiFi and 3G. A person can get plugged into so many different devices and all at the same time, even while driving.  And “plugged in” is more a relative term, as most of the devices don’t require a plug at all except to recharge long-life batteries.  Cell phones have long been able to connect to the Internet and keep contact information and now have Windows and an ability to create documents.  They have taken the building out of the office and replaced it with anywhere cell service is available. 

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Laramie Wing

Reining XIT Rodeo Queen, Laramie Mika Wing is the 17-year-old daughter of Mike Wing and Traleia Wing.  She is granddaughter of Jo Wing and the late Larry Wing and Troy and Betty Wharton.  Laramie has two brothers; Stormy and Tex.

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    There’s no time like summertime for the words of the old standard, “Deep in the Heart of Texas” to ring true.  The song, lyrics by June Hershey and music by Don Swander, was written in 1941.  It was first recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and his Orchestra for Decca Record, Los Angelos, California.  It was a side B song to “Ollie Ollie Out’s in Free” and spent five weeks at the top of “Your Hit Parade” in 1942.

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Back in 1776, people didn’t use the phrase, “I’m proud to be an American.”  At that time, the colonies were sovereign from one another and the colonists were just beginning to understand that they were no longer under British rule.  Many events in history have given rise to a theme of pride and of unity, beginning with the Revolution, and most recently with the war in Iraq.

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A Walton Wedding

    Driving down Denver Avenue on Friday afternoon, I was drawn to a familiar home surrounded by a white picket fence. Along with the familiar white wicker furniture and red geraniums on the picturesque front porch, white tulle and flowers were being added to the décor. In the front yard, someone was setting up folding chairs. 

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The Best Laid Plans

    I waved good-bye as my husband left on a trip in January.  I had my plans all made; I would drag out my scrap-booking material and spend the next four days secluded in my own little world “catching up” on a hobby I love.  I would organize, crop, do layouts and work late into the night; stopping only if necessary.  I had it all planned. I passed by my newly acquired “scrap-booking center,” anxious to get to work. 

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The Las Viajeras Club’s Short Story and Poetry contest winners are Luke Daniels, Sidney Fahnert, Colton Bezner and Kerstin Schroder.  The winners and their families and friends were invited to the club’s March 9th meeting to read their winning entries.  Their entries were then sent for judging in the state’s Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Luke Daniels, Sidney Fahnert, and Colton Bezner placed second place in the TFWC’s state contest.  The Las Viajeras Club is very proud of these students and their accomplishments.

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    On July 4, 1777, Philadelphia was aglow with blazing bonfires. Merchants and citizens placed candles in their windows, church bells pealed throughout the city and ships shot cannons.  It was just one year before that the United States of America was born and declared that the colonies no longer belonged to Great Britain. It was her 1st Birthday!

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    Residents living in the Dallam/Hartley Counties area and within the city of Dalhart may need to consider the rules, regulations and bans for three different jurisdictions:  Dallam County, Hartley County and Dalhart, before purchasing and setting off fireworks this year.

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Channing’s Haley Nelson qualified to compete in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper Wyoming held June 14-20.  Nelson, a 2008 graduate of Channing High School, attends Levelland’s South Plains College.  She entered the rodeo finals ranked 13th overall.  No points from the school year were carried over to the rodeo finals and each competitor started out on the same footing.

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On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially classified 70,893 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  To date 311 people have died worldwide.  The United States has reported 27,717 laboratory confirmed human cases or 39.09 percent of the total cases worldwide.  Deaths in the United States have reached 127 or 40.83 percent of the total deaths worldwide.  The Phase 6 Alert continues.

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    The hot months of summer and early fall lend themselves to snake sightings.  Central Dispatch also receives numerous calls for help in getting a wandering snake out of a house or business.  Most people have learned to tolerate sharing the outdoors with the many different types of snakes found in the panhandle, but sharing one’s home or office is flatly unacceptable.

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International dairy producers and Jersey cattle experts from across the country and throughout the world visited several dairy facilities in the Dalhart area last week as part of the 2009 Jersey Worlds Combine tour and annual meeting.

Members of Jersey cattle associations from all over the world come together for this annual event, which is held in a different country each year. This international conference provides producers with an opportunity to network with other dairymen; learn about the latest practices being used in dairy production throughout the world; and celebrate the success of the Jersey breed.

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  This week, many towns across the country, large and small, will celebrate the Independence of the United States of America.  Parades and family get-togethers will dominate the scene as fireworks burst on the canvas of a darkening sky.  It is the perfect day for community celebrations.

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Question:  With the death of a pop star that had sole custody of his three children, I was wondering, what could happen to Michael Jackson’s three children since he has passed away?

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Sorting out the chaff

It is time for wheat harvest.  The “amber waves of grain” sway stately in the field waiting for the farmer to glean their treasured heads.  As the combine makes its way down the field, the hopper glistens with the fruit of the labor while the chaff is discarded and blown in the wind. Webster describes chaff as worthless matter.  

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As Code Compliance Officer for the City of Dalhart, Nick Martinez’s responsibilities include enhancing the neighborhoods of Dalhart, keeping the citizen’s health, safety and welfare always in the forefront, while operating in a responsive and fair manner.  Martinez also strives to improve customer service and increase customer awareness, all the while respecting the property rights of citizens. 

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   Members of the Dalhart City Council held a hearing to abate a detached garage at 521 Olive. The building has been deemed dangerous due to its deteriorated state. During the hearing, City Code Enforcement Officer Nick Martinez circulated photographs of the building among the council members.

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    The Dalhart Fire Department responded to a fire in the 1200 block of Olive Avenue on Friday, June 19th.  The fire occurred at the noon hour and was confined to the home’s air conditioning unit.