Fire ends well for departments
A fire at Wilder Farms Corporation lead to a donation by the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies to both the Dalhart and Texline Fire Departments. The donations are part of the insurance company’s policy to provide funds to fire departments that fight fires in rural areas and involve properties insured by the Texas Farm Bureau.
Susan Combs addresses Texas economy
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs traveled to the Texas panhandle last Friday, May 8th. Stops included Dalhart, Hereford, Lubbock and Wichita Falls. She addressed local leaders and residents about the statewide economic outlook. Ms. Combs began her talk in Dalhart at 8:30 a.m. at the First National Bank community room.
Disaster readiness training coming to Dalhart
The Red Cross is seeking individuals to take part in training in Dalhart and become a disaster action team (DAT). A disaster action team (DAT) consists of Red Cross volunteers who are trained, empowered and prepared for immediate response in the event of a disaster. DAT members are not generally policemen, firemen, or members of the city’s emergency response teams. In case of disaster emergency responders already have important jobs to do and could not serve in the capacity of a Red Cross DAT member.
Post Master retires
Dalhart’s Post Master, Pam Dixon, retired from the United States Postal Service at the end of March, after serving as Post Master since 2004. Pam accepted an opportunity for early retirement from the USPS, after 25 years of service overall.
There’s a new Sands in town
Kamal Babla, owner of the Sands Restaurant on Highway 54, has transformed the restaurant in the year that he has been owner. One very visible renovation is a sizeable change. The old “Sands Restaurant” sign in front of the business has come down after 47 years and a new sign has been erected, and its design is one that should last for another 47 years.
Dalhart supports “One Nation Under God”
Throughout the city of Dalhart various groups met in honor of the National Day of Prayer. Pictured is Bill Hunter speaking during the prayer service at People’s Church.
DCA students observe and study
Students in Mrs. Tammy Schniederjan’s first grade DCA class watch chicks hatching in an incubator. Each year Mrs. Schinederjan hatches out chicks so that her students can observe and study their development.
Dalhart FFA members have successful year in the show ring
This past spring, Dalhart FFA members had a year to remember while traveling to the major livestock shows located in Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, and Houston. The FFA members exhibited over 31 projects and had 13 projects make the sale or get premium money at these major stock shows.
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In honor of the woman responsible for your birth
Mom—a special word that brings tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts.
Mom—so special that for years it has been the most sought after skin tattoo.
Mom—the theme of many a song.
People call her by many names; Mother, Mom, Mama, Madre, My Old Lady, and, if you are playing scrabble with my son, Mater! Yes, it IS in the official scrabble dictionary as a derivative of the name Mother.
Dallam and Hartley Counties rank in top 500 best places in U.S. to farm
An article featured in the April issue of Farm Futures magazine revealed which counties throughout the United States are best suited for farming based on financial performance. Both Dallam and Hartley Counties were impressively ranked within the top 500 best places to farm.
Fallen officers remembered, not forgotten
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Dalhart Unit, held an annual memorial service for fallen officers of TDCJ. The service was held at the Dalhart Unit on Tuesday, May 5th. Warden Eddie Wheeler began the service with a few opening remarks and a welcome to the many guests, which included Dalhart Mayor Kevin Caddell and Dalhart City Manager Greg Duggan.
Dalhart graduate receives nomination
GFWC/TFWC Top of Texas District represented at TFWC State Convention
The 112th session of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, met in Westlake, Texas at the Solana Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
Keynote speaker was Dr. Rose Ditto, General Federation of Women’s Clubs President, from Washington, D.C. In attendance from Dalhart were Barbara Dawkins, Top of Texas District President of the TFWC and Mary Jo Ondracek, District Chairman of the Texas Historical People Committee. Dalhart Contemporary Study Club was represented by Barbara Dawkins and Mary Jo Ondracek, and Marion Gamertsfelder represented Las Viajeras of Dalhart. Cindy Jackson and Margaret Reed from Stratford represented Prospectus Study Club.
GFWC/TFWC Top of Texas District elect two Life Members
Dalhart Contemporary Study Club members, Siny Brinkman and Liny Mellema, were elected Life Members of the GFWC/TFWC Top of Texas District April 25, 2009.
The ladies were elected at the 2009 Spring Convention held at the Borger Country Club.
Dalhart will observe the National Day of Prayer
City Hall and three local churches will be holding prayer gatherings on Thursday, May 7th to observe the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer. They are as follows:
• 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene located at 11th and Keeler. There will not be a formal service, but time to spend in personal prayer for our nation.
• 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. a prayer gathering led by Mr. Bill Hunter at City Hall.
• 7:00 p.m. — a prayer gathering at People’s Church
• 7:00 p.m.— a prayer gathering at Lincoln Street Baptist.
• 6:30 p.m.— a prayer service at New Life Fellowship
Swine Flu affects several Texas counties
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.
Texas Comptroller to speak in Dalhart
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.
He’s goin’ to the Preakness
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.”
Meet the City Council candidates
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.”