Swine Flu update
On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 73 countries have officially classified 25,288 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. Mexico has reported 5,717 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 107 deaths. The United States has reported 13,217 laboratory confirmed human cases, including 27 deaths. The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect.
It starts with the Moo
7th Street Park was “moooving” with activity as various organizations helped young and old understand the importance of dairy products in their daily diet. Three-a-day; that’s the rule!
Watch out for summer scams
The summer season is a time when scammers and con-artists have heightened activity. An official with the Dalhart Police Department stated Friday that due to increased efforts during the summer months by scammers, summer is a good time to remind residents to be wary of scams and people trying to hustle for a living.
Happy trails (of sales) to you!
It’s all about Community! Up and down the streets cars and foot traffic could be seen as the 6th annual Trail of Sales got underway bright and early Saturday. It is true that “the early bird gets the worm,” and er, the best buys of the day.
Dalhart’s own captures the attention of a nation
At the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes, Bennie “Chip” Woolley took it all in stride. After a whirlwind six weeks that culminated in Mine That Bird finishing third in the final race of the triple crown, he had become a legend.
The 1982 Dalhart graduate was catapulted onto the national scene when his little known horse sprinted to victory at the Kentucky Derby. At 50-1 odds, no one gave Chip or his horse any chance at a victory.
Meet Your Neighbor
Julie Calvert was born in Inglewood, CA and moved to Texas in 1970. She married her high school sweetheart and began their journey in the Air Force. Julie joined the Air National Guard and ended her career in the Air Force Reserve after six years.
Woman injured in 4-wheeler accident
An accident involving a woman riding a 4-wheeler occurred off of CR33 on Thursday, May 28th. The accident occurred just before dusk. The woman and others had been riding for several hours when the accident occurred.
An adult female was flipped from the 4-wheeler she was riding. Initially, her injuries appeared severe as she lay motionless awaiting the arrival of EMS. On the scene were Paramedic DeNisa Brown, Dalhart Fire Chief Curtis Brown, Officer Eloy Duran and Det. Paul Rowell with the Dalhart Police Department and Deputy Penny Loudder with the Hartley County Sheriff’s Office. A second woman was also involved in the accident but did not require medical treatment.
The ribbon is cut
The Grand Opening ribbon cutting for the new offices of Capital Farm Credit was held on Tuesday, June 2nd for the new offices located at 2921 West FM 281. A large crowd gathered to mark this special occasion despite the wind. Following the ribbon cutting there were tours of the new offices and hamburgers with all the fixings. The Red Coats of the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off the festivities and helped open the doors to Capital Farm Credit’s new office.
First tornado warning of the season
The onset of tornado season and thunderstorms arrived in Dallam and Hartley Counties at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. The warning went over the airways and was anticipated to last until 5:00 p.m.
During tornado season, residents may expect tornados, downburst rains, and hail storms. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are a real threat in the Texas Panhandle and advance planning for severe weather is something all area residents should begin to consider.
Dalhart rings in Dairy Month
Dairy Month, traditionally celebrated in June, is an exciting time in Dalhart when special events are held to inform the public about the dairy industry, and dairy producers are honored for their hard work in this essential field.
The dairy industry is an integral part of the Dalhart community, so Dairy Month is particularly relevant in our area.
Happy State Bank announces ground breaking of new Plainview location
J. Pat Hickman, Chairman & CEO of Happy State Bank, announces the ground breaking of the new location in Plainview at 3110 Olton Road. The ground breaking took place Tuesday, June 2.
Get creative with your Summer Photos Learn Photoshop with Ed2Go Classes
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Cattle Tuberculosis confirmed in one West Texas dairy herd
The Texas Animal Health Commission recently confirmed a case of cattle tuberculosis (TB) in one dairy herd of 2,600 head from West Texas.
Memorial rose garden blossoming at nursing home
The Coon Memorial Nursing Home has begun a new project in the arboretum area of the home. The project is the planting and upkeep of a memorial rose garden. The first rose bush, a Sheer Magic hybrid tea rose, was donated and planted in honor of Opal Davis. A rose garden was a long time dream of Mrs. Davis. She made numerous requests throughout her stay at the home for a rose garden. Unfortunately, she passed away before seeing the first bush planted.
Oversized loads entertain Dalhart residents
Area residents found out on Sunday, May 31st just how tall an oversized load on a big rig can be. Three semi trucks with oversized loads traveled through Dalhart on their way to Hobbs, New Mexico, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The trip through Dalhart, however, took two and a half hours.
Hart Motors to remain open
GM announced Monday it had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy will restructure the company and allow time to repay debt. The bankruptcy also allows GM to remain open, although 2,400 of its dealerships will close. The 3,600 remaining dealerships should remain open and viable under GM’s restructuring plan.
Local students receive top honors
Hilmar Cheese Company awarded $8,000 to recipients of its seventh annual Employee and Producer Scholarship Program. Six children of Hilmar Cheese Company’s employees and two children of its milk producers were each awarded $1,000 towards their 2009/2010 college expenses.
Graves Academy Spring Recital
The Graves Academy guitar and piano instruction held its Second Annual Spring Recital on Friday evening, May 22nd. The event was held at the XIT Ranger’s Clubhouse on FM 281. Aaron Graves, owner and instructor, presided as Master of Ceremonies.
Reception in honor of Quilters
The Dalhart Senior Citizens Center held a Coffee Reception on Wednesday, May 27th recognizing the centers quilters. The reception began at 10:30 a.m. in the center’s gathering room with coffee and pastries. Quilts were on display to be viewed and are available for purchase, a special quilters poem was read, a great time of fellowship, along with special comments given by quilters and Board of Directors, Phil Davis, Rebecca Amyx and Lyndell Hall were all part of the appreciation shown toward our quilters.
Ask the Lawyer
“When I said I didn’t know about the law I was told that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.”
Question: I found out that I couldn’t throw away paint cans in the trash the hard way. I received a citation and the paint cans back. I told the person handing me the citation that I didn’t realize there was such a law. I just moved into a place with two roommates and we are all just now 18 years old. When I said I didn’t know about the law, I was told that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. What does that mean exactly, and why am I in trouble for something I knew nothing about?