DPS helicopter thrills youngsters
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) helicopter landed at the airport in Dalhart on Thursday, May 21st. The brief visit to Dalhart allowed children in the head start program at Dalhart Elementary School to see what a super high-tech aircraft looks like up close.
Vasquez signs for collegiate basketball
Adriana Vasquez, 5’10” post from Channing, will be dunking the ball at Frank Phillips College this fall.
Adriana has played exceptionally well all four years at Channing. She averaged 17.8 points and 12.3 rebounds this year per game.
A new journey begins
The senior class of Dalhart High School and the XIT Secondary School graduated on Friday evening, May 29th at the football stadium. This year’s graduating class had 98 members who proudly entered the stadium before parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors. The graduation ceremony marks the beginning of a new journey for the students, as they enter young adulthood.
The Dalhart Area Fine Art Association began the new year with focus on sketching and drawing. They were instructed in charcoal by Gloria Black and colored pencil by Mary Cundiff. Chris Byrd gave the lesson in color and creativity in April. The artists used a new plastic paper called Yupo. These paintings will last at least 200 years on this material. All the paintings were a wonderful example of the abilities and creativity of the members.
Stephanie Gerald (White) receives Associate Degree
Stephanie Gerald (White) receives an Associate Degree
Dalhart Christian Academy Honor Roll
First Grade – A Honor Roll: Abbie Coffee; Mackenzie Crosby; Bailey
Dettle; Spencer Holt; Kaden Kemp; Ryan Miersma; Yeager Pfannstiel;
Hannah Shugart; Hunter Sundvahl
Lakeview United Methodist Church tea party
A Tea Party was given on May 11, for the ladies and their guests of Lakeview United Methodist Church. The tables were decorated with antique cups and saucers, lacy handkerchiefs and antique jewelry. Guest were served finger sandwiches, fruit, and sweet treats with hot and iced tea. After refreshments were served, the ladies played games. The party was hosted by Ann Hills, Linda Clements and Clara Franklin.
Ready, Set, Jump In! The pool is ready
Summer is here! The Dalhart pool is full and ready to welcome swimmers and sun bathers! Opening day will be May 30th. The manager for the season will be Delilah Gonzalez.
Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote reflected on the 2008/09 school year this week as the year nears its end. Many events and activities stood out in his mind as milestones that the district has passed. Many of those events have made the news in the past year, but some have occurred more behind the scenes, nonetheless important.
Rockets skyward at DJHS
Anyone near the Dalhart Junior High School last week may have spotted what appeared to be a small UFO at the back of the campus. Many UFO’s, as one after another flew across the field directly behind the school. The mysterious airborne objects flew hundreds of feet into the air before returning to the field.
Class of 2021 graduates at Dalhart High School
Commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2021 were held at Dalhart High School on Thursday, May 28th. One hundred and seventeen students, mostly six-year-olds, were honored. The commencement is the first to be held at the new high school.
Thinking about starting your own Business?
The Dalhart Chamber in partnership with Community Connect and the WT Small Business Development Center are excited to present an opportunity for you to learn more about starting your own business.
On her way to a Master’s degree
Toree Lianne Winchell was born and raised in Dalhart. Growing up, Toree was deeply involved in horses, rodeo, 4-H, and sports. While attending Dalhart High School, Toree was a member of numerous clubs and teams including National Honor Society, Student Council, FFA, and 4-H and rodeo clubs. Toree also ran track and was a three-year varsity volleyball player. Aside from school activities, Toree was also crowned the 2004 XIT Rodeo and Reunion Queen.
Local student recognized with Cargill scholarship
Cargill has awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Nicholas Turner of Dalhart, a 2009 graduate of Dalhart High School. As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, the high school will receive $200 from Cargill in Turner’s honor to support the school’s library.
2009 Dallam County 4-H Memorial Scholarship recipients
The 2009 Dallam County 4-H Memorial Scholarship Recipients have been announced. Cindy McMurry presented $750 each to Jordan Meador and Julian Baca at the Dalhart High School Scholarship Awards program on May 12th. Rosabell Baca presented Garth McDonald a $750 Scholarship.
Swine Flu cases still climbing
By Robin Scott
On Tuesday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 46 countries have officially classified 12,954 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. Mexico has reported 4,174 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 80 deaths. The United States has reported 6,764 laboratory confirmed human cases, including 10 deaths. The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect. The United States has now surpassed Mexico in the number of confirmed cases.
The counties in Texas closest to Dallam and Hartley that have confirmed cases are Tarrant County with 107 cases, Lubbock County with 1 case and Wichita County with 3 cases. Total number of confirmed cases in Texas has reached 1,041 with three deaths.
Symptoms associated with swine flu to watch for are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains,
severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. The strain of the current outbreak of swine flu is said to cause only mild symptoms and the infected persons should recover within a few days.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) may be found on the WHO website at www.who.int. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has information available to the public online at www.cdc.gov. Information provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services online may be found at www.dshs.state.tx.us.
To the Graduating Class of 2009
Congratulations, you have reached one of the most important milestones in your life so far. For the last 12 years you have dedicated yourself to this moment, enjoy all that comes with the opportunity to share this time with your family, friends and especially your classmates. You will never have this moment again with all of your classmates, savor it! For those of you that will be furthering your education elsewhere, I wish for you the same successes you have achieved at Dalhart High School. For those of you entering the workforce, I hope that we have adequately prepared you for the tasks that will follow. To all of you, I wish for God’s blessing in your life and may you always bless those around you. Good luck Class of 2009!
Dalhart High School students receive scholarships
Students from Dalhart High School have been awarded a total of 67 scholarships as they prepare to go off to college. The scholarships include a wide range of businesses, interests and achievement recognition. Many of the scholarships are from local businesses and community members and are structured to benefit local students in a wide variety of scholastic areas.
Area 2009 Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Diane Janae Gard
Servicemen honored and remembered
Rev. Steve Patterson, Pastor of Central United Methodist Church, spoke to a crowd of two hundred on Monday, May 25th. The Memorial Service held at the Dalhart Memorial Park Cemetery honored the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.