Tea party revived at Lake Rita Blanca
Linda Srader is proof that one person can motivate others into action. Linda is a small business owner and fears that new taxation will affect her business. She has owned and operated Scissors Palace located at 214 W. 4th Street since 1985, and has held her beautician’s license for 42 years. Linda decided to take a stand on April 15th, a day that is commonly referred to as “Tax Day.” Her decision to take a stand quickly spread and by 1:00 p.m. on the 15th, she and about 30 other frustrated American citizens took a stand.
Council hears fund requests
Representatives from several community entities appeared before the Dalhart City Council Tuesday to request funds from the city’s Community Development Fund. The source of revenue for this fund comes from the voluntary $1.00 charge that is added to residents’ water bills.
Missing tail light lands man in jail
Sgt. Troy Thrash of the Dalhart Police Department, along with K-9 Maggie, pulled a vehicle over for a missing tail light on Wednesday, April 15th, at approximately 3:45 p.m. A U-Haul rental trailer towed by the vehicle was missing a tail light cover. The driver was traveling through Dalhart from California on the way to Kansas. The missing tail light cover ended up causing an expensive stay in Dalhart for the driver.
The Loop comes full circle
It has taken literally weeks to write this “Loop,” and it is truly, my last. My last wolf is gone and with him ends “The Loop.” In my very first column I explained the titles’ connection to the Native American Medicine Wheel; the loop; the symbol for the wheel of life which is forever evolving. My column would cover the happenings “in the loop” of my particular wheel of life. I’ve long studied Native American customs and ideology. And like so many other things, it all began because of my wolves.
Local Students are headed to Washington, D.C.
Six local fifth graders from Dalhart Intermediate School were nominated for participation in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, scheduled for this summer in Washington, D.C. Annie Watkins, Ashton Frishe, Whitney Dovel, Nick Martinez, Connor Holiski and Josef Baumert were chosen to participate in this unique leadership program, based on their grades and leadership potential.
Dalhart High to change
David Steele, Principal of Dalhart High School conducted the annual Title I meeting in the Auditorium of the High School on Monday evening, April 13th: The meeting was open to parents and citizens of Dalhart and covered topics ranging from the 2009/2010 school year calendar to implementing an enforceable dress code. The meeting commenced at 7:00 p.m. and is required by the state.
Send in the hounds!
The Dalhart Police Department regularly participates in the training of search and rescue (SAR) and human remains detection (HRD) cadaver dogs. The department sponsored training was held on Saturday, April 11th in the Bow Hunter’s Club off of Lake Drive. Channing’s Fire Chief and members of the Amarillo Alliance of Search K9s based in Canyon also participated with their dogs.
Benefit for infant this Saturday
Cody and Monica Marshall were thrilled when their baby boy, Aiden, was born last November 22nd. The joy quickly turned to fear when they learned that Aiden was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary artery atresia, an uncommon condition involving defects within the heart structures of infants and young children. The defects result in oxygen-poor blood flowing out of the heart and into the body.
9-1-1 week honors dispatchers
In 1991 Congress introduced National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators, more commonly known as 9-1-1 dispatchers. Dallam and Hartley County residents got first hand proof that the telecommunicators in this area of the panhandle deserve a pat on the back when a blizzard struck the area during the last weekend of March.
Dalhart Fire Department receives TEEX training
The Dalhart Fire Department attended an emergency vehicle driving school. The two-day course that began on Saturday, April 4th, encompassed both theory and practical training. More than half of Dalhart’s Volunteer Fire Department completed the training.
Seniors and youngsters enjoy Easter egg hunt
Coon Memorial Nursing Home held its annual Easter egg hunt on Thursday, April 9th. Children of employees of the home and hospital, as well as grandchildren of residents, were invited to hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs that had been filled with goodies by the residents of the home and the children that volunteer after school at the home.
FDA considering delaying implementation of rendering regulation
The controversial U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule regarding the rendering of older cattle, originally scheduled to take effect on April 27, could be delayed 60 days due to the dilemma it would likely create for the U.S. cattle industry.
Crash sends one man to hospital
A couple from Roy, New Mexico and a man from Dumas were involved in an accident on Thursday, April 9th. The Hartley County Sheriff’s Office, the Dalhart Police Department, the Dalhart Fire Department and EMS responded to the wreck involving two passenger vehicles at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 87.
Renowned coach to speak
The Chamber is proud to announce this year’s guest speaker, Ms. Marsha Sharp of Lubbock. Ms. Sharp was head coach of the Texas Tech Lady Raiders for 24 seasons, having retired at the end of the 2004-05 season.
The Cradle and the Cross - There are two critical days that set Christianity apart from every other religion in the world; Christmas day and Easter.
Meet the School Board candidates
Peter and his wife, Denise, have been married for 19 years and have lived with their four children in the Dalhart area for the past 14 years.
Jerry Sue Smith
Jerry Sue Smith is a long time resident of Dalhart, having moved here with her husband in 1971. She was born in Missouri and grew up in Oklahoma.
Two faces of Easter
Sometimes it is interesting to go “digging” to find out the origin of events and special days. I was not overly happy when I began to search out the origin of a day that seems so innocent; so enjoyable.
Rabies case reported in Hartley
The Hartley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed one case of rabies in Hartley. After a puppy bit a Hartley man, it was later tested and confirmed to be rabid.
Sweet leak at highway underpass
Drivers reported a mysterious substance flowing from two Burlington Northern tanker rail cars. The railcars were sitting atop of the underpass on Denrock on Saturday, April 4th at approximately 2:00 p.m. when the call was received by central dispatch.
John Wayne road through town
Anyone near Gebo’s and the Co-Op last Friday, April 3rd, may have felt they had stepped into the past and right into a John Wayne movie.