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On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 40 countries have officially classified 8,829 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  Mexico has reported 3,103 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 68 deaths. The United States has reported 4,714 laboratory confirmed human cases, including four deaths.  The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect.  The United States has not surpassed Mexico in the number of confirmed cases.

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The open house held at Sandy Trails Farm on May 16th was both an end and a beginning.  It was the end of nine years of planning, and building a “state of the arts” meat facility.  It was the beginning of providing quality meats for sale to the public—born, raised, processed and sold on the family farm four miles west of Kerrick.

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Valedictorian - Jasmine Lea Bohlender - 4.429 GPA

Jasmine, the daughter of Rod and Linda Bohlender, has attended school in Dalhart from K-12.  Her first six grades were spent at Dalhart Christian Academy and from 7th to 12th grade she attended Dalhart Public Schools.
Both her brother and sister were Valedictorians of their senior classes, 

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You’ve seen him around town!  He’s the “Census Man,” aka Rev. Chalmer Wiegman. He’s a newcomer to Dalhart but not to the Panhandle.  Chalmer was raised on a farm near Claude and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1960.  From there he began his college career at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma and Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. 

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Laureate Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met at the home of Anita Ralston, Tuesday May 5th, at 7:00 p.m. with Mary Reynolds as co-hostess.  President Anita Ralston called the meeting to order leading members in repeating the opening ritual.  The high-light for the evening was to celebrate with Mary McCarty and Dorothy Chaloupka the Golden Circle Ritual for their membership in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 50 years.

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It was recently brought to our attention that there may be an opportunity for Open Arms Therapy to win a large metal Mueller building that could be used to facilitate the therapeutic riding center.

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Two men wandering near 4th Street and Highway 87 were stopped on Monday morning, May 11th.  The stop was the result of suspicious behavior detected by Lt. Darin Davis of the Dalhart Police Department.  As Lt. Davis and his partner, Officer Roberto San Miguel approached the men, the men split up from one another and hurriedly moved in opposite directions. 

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Four members of the Dalhart City Council and the Mayor were sworn in at the Council’s meeting on Tuesday, May 12. Receiving the Oath of Office were incumbent Councilmen Jim Chandler, David Bierbaum, Phillip Hass and newly-elected Councilwoman Lola Barrow. Mayor Kevin Caddell was sworn in as well. Out-going Councilwoman Mary Belle Lopez was given a marble clock in appreciation for her four years of service on the Council.

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The Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, saw a need for more space for supervised visitation for children in the custody of Children’s Protective Services, CPS. CASA asked the ladies of Eta Upsilon Sorority to consider taking on a project to remodel space at the Dallam County Courthouse.

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The school recently received a visit from Micah Hanbury and his reptile friends.  This is Mrs. Kathy Claborn’s kindergarten with Micah Hanbury and Bulma, an albino Burmese Python.  

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Members of the Dalhart Junior High School drama class solved a murder mystery Thursday evening, May 7th.  The murder occurred in a 1950’s malt shop in Craig Sodaro’s play entitled “The Nifty Fifties Malt Shop Murder.”  Director and drama teacher, Kathryn Bassett, guided the 6th, 7th and 8th graders through a stellar performance.

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Tammy Stamps, Health Career Promotion Coordinator with AHEC and Cindy Bryant, teacher, presented awards to the students in the AHEC I course on Tuesday, May 12th.  The course is a health sciences education course offered as an elective and requires the completion of nine modules of study.  Each student is required to give 50 service hours to a local health related business.

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Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 16th.  The day was created in 1949 in order to consolidate the military services in the Department of Defense and was intended to replace separate days for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.  President Harry S. Truman led the effort to estfor citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service in support of their country.ablish a single holiday for

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On Tuesday, May 12th, just as lunch began, Lt. Darin Davis with the Dalhart Police Department was dispatched to the Sands Motel located on Highway 54 East.  A disturbance occurred at the motel regarding the unauthorized use of a motel room and the owner of the motel called police. 

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By Judi Wiegman

On Tuesday afternoon, Dalhart Elementary School hosted an after school reception to honor two teachers taking retirement.  Debbie Walker has taught for 30 years and Jayne Hill for 33 years.
    Debbie Walker graduated from Panhandle State in 1979 and immediately began teaching grade school in Dalhart that fall.

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Jim Chandler, 2009 President of the Dalhart Board of Realtors, presents a Plaque of Appreciation to Joan Cumming, the 2008 Dalhart Board of Realtors President and current Secretary/Treasurer.

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The C Bar C Chuck Wagon Team won 2nd over-all at the Duke of the Dutch Ovens, Chuck Wagon Cook-off in Clovis NM. on April, 25th.  Eleven chuck wagon teams participated.  They won 1st on Gravy, 2nd on Dessert, 2nd on Bread, tied for fourth on Meat, and 2nd Overall.  They received a 17”lodge cast iron skillet, 4 Duke of the Dutch Ovens Aprons, a goodie bag and cash prizes.  Wagons were not judged.  The Chuck Wagon Cook-off was in conjunction with the Joe’s Boot Shop 5th Annual Calf Roping Competition at the Curry County Fairgrounds. 

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At the Diocesan Catholic Schools’ Awards Ceremony on April 26, Barbara Kaul was recognized “Teacher of the Year” by St. Anthony’s Catholic School.  Barbara has taught 2nd , 3rd and , 4th graders at St. Anthony’s for the past 20 years. Before coming to St. Anthony’s she taught in Perryton, Texhoma and Grand Prairie.  She was chosen “Teacher of the Year” for her caring attitude to all of her students, her ability to interact in a positive manner with her colleagues, and her overall upbeat disposition.  

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Dalhart Girl Scouts presented Terri Hein with Bank of America  and Krista Jurajda with A to Z Home Center  special recognition plaques for their  assistance during Girl Scout Cookie Sales.  Cookie booth sales took place in the Bank of America lobby and in the foyer at A to Z Home Center.  Dalhart Girl Scouts sold over 4100 boxes of cookies during their annual cookie sale.  Money raised helps to support the local  and national  Girl Scout program.

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Two local groups teamed up for a successful fundraiser on April 24-25.  It all started as two separate ideas and merged into one to help each other and even then, went beyond that.  Capital Farm Credit of Dalhart donated some used furniture no longer needed to the Dalhart Pregnancy Resource Center.  The board that oversees the center had decided to take all the furniture offered, use what they could for the center, and sell the rest probably at a garage sale.  Teens from the First Baptist Youth Group graciously helped move the donated furniture to the pregnancy center.   At about that time, the First Baptist Youth were discussing having a garage sale to raise funds for attendance to youth camp.