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On Tuesday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 21 countries have officially classified 1,490 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 403 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.  The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect.

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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, will speak in Dalhart on Friday, May 8th beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the First National Bank Building located at 302 Denrock Avenue, Room 302.  The scheduled talk is an overview of the Texas economy.  Ms. Combs will accept questions from the audience after she speaks.

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Monday afternoon the decision was reached; Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is running in the Preakness on May 16th in Baltimore.

    The Woolley house in Dalhart has become a busy place. Anne Woolley hardly has time to put the phone down before it rings again.  Chip’s siblings are very happy for their brother.  Wilden was at work in Amarillo at the Big R watching the race in the sporting goods department.  He admits that he shed a few tears at the end of the race.  His mother responded, “So did I.”

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The City of Dalhart’s Mayor Kevin Caddell is pleased to continue serving the city.  As Mayor for the past four years, Kevin’s dedication to the city dates back to early adulthood.  Kevin served as a member of city council for 10 years from 1990 to 2000.  He attributes his enthusiasm for service to the harmony of the entire city council, city manager and city employees.  He noted, “The city has an excellent city council and management staff.  Our council is very diverse, which means we have a lot of different opinions, but everyone works so well together.  No one is afraid to voice their opinion.  When you have harmony, you can get a lot more things accomplished.”

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Duane Brewer celebrates his retirement at Dalhart Federal

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Premium Standard Farms (PSF) in Dalhart  achieved their ISO 14000 certification recently.  The ISO 14000 certification is for their environmental management system.  
The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.  Their purpose is to offer a method for fair and accurate standards comparison between entities within various countries.

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Saturday, shortly after 6pm, horse number eight, Mine That Bird, came from behind under unbelievable odds, to win the most sought after race in American horseracing; the 135th Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Bennie “Chip” Woolley Jr., a Dalhart native was “blown away” at the performance of the horse and the jockey, Calvin Borel, who made him famous.

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Miss Holly Vogel (center) was crowned this year’s Lions Club Queen Tuesday evening at the annual Lions Club dinner which was held at the Dalhart High School in the Commons Area. Holly will also receive a prize of a $1500 college scholarship. 2008-09 Lions Club Queen Tanea Rivas placed the crown on Holly’s head. Molly Moore, right, was chosen as the first runner-up in case the Queen is unable to fulfill her duties.

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Phillip Hass has been an asset to the City of Dalhart for many years.  As owner of Horizon Funeral Home since 1990, Phillip’s business experience has been an invaluable asset for Dalhart.  As an incumbent candidate for city council, he continues his strong desire to guide the city into the future.

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Mayor Kevin Caddell proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. The official proclamation cited today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on the roads of our country, and motorcyclists are roughly unprotected and much more likely to be injured or killed in a crash.

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The CASA 69 Annual Recognition Banquet was held at the Dalhart Country Club on April 17th, honoring all the volunteers who so willingly give of their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in our area. Some of CASA’s special donors were also recognized for their contributions to the CASA program.

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My cell phone failed!

For the past two weeks I have been having cell phone problems. I have compiled two pages of phone numbers, case numbers and notes while the carrier has been trying to figure out the problem.

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Public health officials are investigating multiple outbreaks of a new strain of influenza: the North American Influenza or swine flu. In Texas, as of April 30th, there are 26 cases of confirmed swine flu and one death; however, the outbreak is ongoing and additional cases are expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

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With several local citizens in attendance at the Tuesday, April 28 City Council Meeting, Council members voted to enact an amendment to the City Code that deals with nuisances. A major component of the amendment is that blowing dust can now be considered a nuisance.

Several residents from various parts of town where blowing dust, dirt and sand are concerns spoke at the meeting.

"It’s a health hazard," one resident from Sagebrush said, noting that she literally has a sand dune in her backyard.

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From the Office of Superintendent David Foote

Dalhart Independent School District

The concern over the Swine Flu is growing daily. Dalhart ISD is very concerned about the possibility of this becoming an epidemic. We are participating in calls daily with the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Education Agency. We are observing our students for any signs of the illness. If they have a fever, they are sent home and the parents are encouraged to seek medical attention if the fever persists or if they develop any other symptoms of the swine flu.

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After collaborating with University of Texas officials and the twenty UIL regional track meet hosts, the UIL has tentatively rescheduled the regional track meets to take place after interscholastic competition resumes on May 11. Additionally, the state track meet is scheduled to be held June 5-6 at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin.

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On Thursday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) raised the influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5 out of 6 levels. All countries, including the United States, have been urged to immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of an illness for which humans have no immunity. A stage 5 alert includes signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans and requires heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases.

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Dalhart Area Child Care Center Celebrated the week of the young child April 19th thru April 25th. The theme of the week was Communities Bring Children Together – Children Bring Communities Together. Special activities were provided for the children daily. The celebration began with a Hot Dog Supper for the families of the center. On Tuesday, the Hartley County Deputies finger printed the children for their parents.

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The HOSTS Reading Program at Dalhart Intermediate School held its annual Mentor Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 23. A brunch was held in the school cafeteria for the HOSTS students, mentors and substitute mentors. The community volunteers were honored for all the time and devotion they have given during this school year. Each regular mentor has come to school at least once a week to help students with reading skills.

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The Lady Wolves softball team and fans traveled to Hereford on Saturday. Their opponent in a tiebreaker game was Lubbock Estacado. The two teams had split in their earlier two meetings, each winning at home. The sun was out and the weather was hot and windy. Both teams were ready to play and take the third playoff spot in district. Tori Thrash pitched for Dalhart and the two teams were able to limit scoring to only a few runs each inning.