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    Question:  I work where I hear teens talking a lot.  What they say about alcohol is confusing.  The teens that I have heard talking have said everything from it’s okay for them to drink as long as an adult buys the alcohol to they can’t get arrested for driving while intoxicated if they don’t have an open container in their vehicle.  None of that sounds right to me.  What is the correct law on drinking when it comes to teens?

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The 97th birthday bash for Clara Murphy began with a limousine ride from her home on Kiowa to Bar-H Restaurant, where friends and family were waiting to surprise her and celebrate her birthday with her.

Simmons Limousine pulled up to the corner of Apache and Kiowa Saturday evening, June 20th at approximately 6:30 p.m.  The entire event was planned from beginning to end, including Susan Clay waiting for the limo to arrive to snap a few photos of the surprise.

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    On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially classified 52,160 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  To date, 231 people have died worldwide.  The United States has reported 21,449 laboratory confirmed human cases or 41.21 percent of the total cases worldwide.  Deaths in the United States have reached 87 or 37.66 percent of the total deaths worldwide.  The Phase 6 Alert continues.

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   Lightning is blamed for a fire on Wednesday, June 17th.  The fire broke out just as thunderstorms began entering the Dallam and Hartley Counties area.  The Dalhart Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with three units and the fire was quickly contained.

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    Sales for Dalhart Consumers Fuel Association, Inc. for the year ending February 28, 2009, were $97,472,370.24 which was a decrease from last year by $10,652,927. Net savings before taxes for the locally owned Cooperative were $3,348,688. Since Dalhart Consumers is owned by its customers, the Cooperative owners benefit from the Cooperative positive financial performance.

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    Gaskill, Pharis & Pharis sponsored the June Senior Meal Hamburger cook-out. The meal was held during the lunch hour at the Dalhart Senior Citizens Center on Friday, June 12.  The afternoon luncheon cook-out was a success with beautiful weather, which made the event a perfect day!

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    Several staff members of Coon Memorial Hospital and EMS participated in a simulated disaster on Tuesday, June 16th.  The drill took place in the emergency room area of the hospital and was overseen by an evaluator for the Regional Advisory Council, RAC.  The afternoon simulation was brief, but the skills practiced were invaluable.

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   The Dalhart Water Department diligently began repairs to a broken water main on Wednesday at the intersection of Denver and 7th Street.  The repairs continued on Thursday, June 18th, and completion is expected before the weekend.

    Assistant City Manager James Stroud stated on Thursday that the lines beneath the intersection are  several years old.  A two-inch water main under the intersection has had several repairs in the past.  The city hopes to replace all of the older two-inch lines. 

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On Friday, June 19th, confirmation came that Premium Standard Farms, through its parent company, Murphy Brown, L.L.C., that PSF is taking measures in Dalhart to continue its sow reduction that began more than a year ago.  All other operations at PSF in Dalhart will continue in effect; however the sow herd reduction will lead to job cuts and layoffs. 

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    Dairymen and women from across the United States and around the world will be visiting numerous dairy facilities in the Dalhart area on June 23rd and 24th as part of the Jersey Worlds Combine tour.

    The tour highlights advancements of Jersey cattle in dairy production and provides a networking venue for Jersey cattle breeders and dairymen.

    Cherie Bayer, director of development for the American Jersey Cattle Association said, “We will all celebrate the grand success the Jersey breed has earned in recent years. Here in the U.S.A. and around the world, statistics will show the Jersey has never before been so profitable and so popular with breeders and dairymen alike.”

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The Dallam 4-H rifle team competed at the District 1 4-H rifle match May 23 in Amarillo at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club.  Competitors were Hayden Wilkerson, Gerret Boer, Glenna Duden and Mitchell McMurry. Kelly McMurry was their coach.

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Autumn Memories

  As long as I am digging though those “still unpacked boxes,’ you, my readers, will hear stories of treasures and trash.  I hope you enjoy the reading!

    Near the bottom of a box, broken in several pieces, I found it; a red dirt clay bowl. My hand was poised over the large trash can when the familiar voice of my husband inquired, “Are you sure, trash it?”

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Father’s Day is celebrated in more countries around the world than you may think.  And, it is celebrated mainly on the 3rd Sunday in June.

    Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington is credited with the idea of a special day for dad.  While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909, she was moved to tears remembering how she had been raised by her father.

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   Producer Julie Dunfey with Florentine Films in Walpole, New Hampshire is planning a visit to Dalhart on Tuesday, June 23rd.  Her trip is scheduled to research the dust bowl and speak with survivors.  She will also visit the XIT Museum, the Dallam/Hartley County Library, The Dalhart Texan and other areas in the northwest panhandle that she anticipates will provide information useful to the project.

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    In a press release dated June 17th, the National Weather Service announced it will join weather service offices around the country in participating in the 9th Annual Lightning Safety Awareness Week Campaign the week of June 21 through 27th.  Events occurring during the week that Dalhart residents may want to take advantage of include attending the Dillas game in Amarillo and visiting the TxDOT Travel Center on I-40.

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    So many stories may be told about a father.  Stories about the love of a father, the loss of a father, the guidance and inspiration a father provided or about how a father’s life was transformed because of his love of his child.  The story of my father shaped whom I am and is shared here.

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Carter Anderson participated in his first Christian Demo last weekend in Wichita Falls, with Luebcke, where he entertained and inspired over 500 people with his God given talents.  Carter has also entered several armature skate contests and has had success, winning first and second place at two area contests within the last month, taking home new skate boards, bearings, wheels and apparel for his efforts, all the while promoting a love of God.

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    A silage truck became engulfed in flames on Saturday, June 6th.  The fire that began at approximately 11:30 a.m. was confined to the trailer and occurred near CR O in Hartley. At the time of the fire, the silage truck was empty and not carrying a load.

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    The Dalhart Police Department arrested three individuals on Friday, June 12th.  The arrests stemmed from two separate burglaries that had occurred in Dalhart just days before.

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    The Water Department is near the end of the project that upgrades the city’s water system with a complete overhaul.  The upgrade has caused periods of inconvenience for residents on the north side, but in the long run, the new and improved system will be better for everyone.