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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.

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As of Monday, April 27th, early voting for the office of Mayor, and City Council Members got underway. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Secretary’s office at City Hall located at 205 Rock Island. Early voting will end on May 5th.

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Question: My dad has been living with a woman in another state for about 14 years. He’s elderly, and so is she. He is now living in a nursing home near me. I’ve been receiving his pension for many years and paying all of his bills in the other state, including the utilities, a payment for the van that has a wheel-chair lift on it, all of his doctors and all of his living expenses for him and his girlfriend. My dad never chose to get married to this woman, and he was very adamant about not getting married. I want to file for guardianship over my dad as he can’t communicate with anyone any longer. The girlfriend is 71-years-old, and my dad is in his 80’s. I just feel it is too hard for her to try to care for him, and I also am beginning to think she’s just wanting to keep the house my dad owns outright in the other state. She is saying that she wants guardianship over my dad. Is she going to be able to get a guardianship in Texas over my dad? He has lived here in the nursing home for three months. Also, she is trying to claim they are married because Texas is a common law married state. Is that true?

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10 years of basketball pays off for Callie Schniederjan

Tump, thump, thump was the sound of a consistent basketball dribble to third-grader Callie Schniederjan as she began her unknown journey into the world of athletics.

This tiny Dalhart schoolgirl was to use this beginning as a launch for a star-studded basketball career at Dalhart High School.

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The Dalhart Independent School Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday evening, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order by board President Jeff Lloyd.  All items on the agenda were held in open session.   

The board unanimously approved all items on the agenda.  The board approved the application to waive the Texas Education Agency Bus Evacuation training for the second semester, as training was completed in the first semester; a change to the TASBY local policy was approved, which was the actual location for the meeting at the new administration building; and the Superintendent district goals, which were detailed in a handout attached to the agenda.

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Dalhart Independent School District Vocational Coordinator Jennifer Read spoke at Wednesday’s School Board meeting, on April 22nd.  The topic centered around career and technical education (CTE) available for students.  Mrs. Read spoke about the upcoming courses that will help ready students for entering the work force after high school.

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Premier Ag, LLC, a local agricultural retailer and service provider, is in the running for a prestigious award, the Environmental Respect Award which is distributed by DuPont Crop Protection and CropLife Magazine.

Farm supply dealers and distributors throughout the country contend for this honor, which recognizes exceptional performance in environmental stewardship, community outreach and other commendable business practices.

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An area family owned business celebrated its 25th year in the Dalhart Community on Friday, April 17th.  Panhandle Machine Shop located at 915 Highway 87 South has serviced the needs of agribusinesses in Dalhart and surrounding farming community, feedlot and grain industries since 1984.

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The activities department of Coon Memorial Nursing Home honored the volunteers that assist at the home at a banquet held on Monday, April 20th.  The lunchtime banquet was set in a beautifully decorated room and the eloquent meal was befitting the volunteers known as the Pink Ladies. 

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Students in the 5th grade at Dalhart Intermediate School entertained parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors Thursday evening, April 16th.  The musical performance was a collection of silly songs and appropriately titled, “Sophisticatedly Silly Songs.”  The youngsters, under the direction of Music Teacher Lacey Whitfield, and wearing their brightly colored school shirts, sang 11 songs for the audience.

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Brandon Rogeness was driving through Dalhart on his way to Dallas on Monday afternoon, April 20th when he was pulled over just past the school zone on Highway 87 heading south.  He had left Washington State in his SUV with all of his belongings packed to the roof.  He failed to reduce his speed in the school zone that requires drivers to slow to 35 miles per hour.

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Little League opening ceremonies were held Saturday morning at the Dalhart Little League fields. Dalhart Little League president Chad Dovel announced that the Dalhart organization was the second largest in the District with more than 500 participants.

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    Three young girls in a passenger vehicle and one young girl in an SUV collided in the parking lot at Dalhart High School on Friday, April 17th.  The accident occurred at 8:25 a.m., just after the start of the school day, and marks the 10th motor vehicle accident in the school’s parking lot since opening last August.  The severity of the accidents ranged from fender-bender to full-out collision, sending drivers to the hospital.

    Sgt. David Conner with the Dalhart Police Department responded to the scene of last Friday’s accident.  He discovered that the driver of the passenger car was in the third tri-semester of pregnancy.  She was transported to CMH for care.

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Picture it! Dalhart, 1962. Mr. Duane Brewer pulls into town on a crisp, cold January day in his Studebaker. As he gazes across the town and draws in a deep breath of the frosty air, he knows he is where he belongs. And, little did Dalhart know at the time what an amazing impact this newcomer would have on our community.

The icon of Dalhart Federal Savings & Loan Association for over three decades, Mr. Duane Brewer, President and CEO of the Association, will retire from his position on May 31, 2009. After 34 dedicated years of outstanding service, Mr. Brewer will leave some mighty big shoes to be filled. Mr. Brewer will continue to serve on the Board of Directors.

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Dalhart Elementary School was recognized as a distinguished Title I School by the Texas Education Agency at the Region 16 Education Service Center, along with other Title I Schools in Region 16. Awards were presented at the Spring Panhandle School Leaders Association meeting in Amarillo. Karen Taft, Dalhart Elementary Principal accepted the award on behalf of her campus. David Foote, Superintendent and Carroline Methvin, Dalhart Federal Programs Director was present for the award.

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In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The mission of the EPA was to protect the environment and public health. Numerous laws and amendments to laws have been passed since 1970 that have changed the face of the earth. Some of the major accomplishments of the EPA include eliminating lead from paint and gasoline, eliminating the use of DDT pesticides in the United States, enactment of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the banning of chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol cans, discovery of a hole in the ozone layer that appears each spring over Antarctica and the discovery that second-hand smoke is a dangerous pollutant to indoor air.

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The annual banquet of the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce was held Monday evening, April 20th at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. The banquet was held to announce and honor the citizen of the year. In attendance at the gala were several past recipients of the prestigious award.

Wayne Porter served as Master of Ceremonies and welcomed the guests. In attendance was keynote speaker, Marsha Sharp of Lubbock Texas.