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The Lakeview United Methodist Church sponsored a music program for children in kindergarten up to third grade this 2008-2009 school year. The children were taught John Freidman’s music for children, Recorder Karate, rhythm band, music symbols, and notes.

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The PTO recently had a supper fundraiser. Mr. McCormick, principal, asked that some games for the Intermediate school be purchased with some of the funds.  These games will be used for bad weather recesses when the students can’t go outside.

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Students from Dalhart Christian Academy participated in the District Science Fair in Amarillo on Monday, April 6th. The Fair was hosted by San Jacinto Academy. DCA students traveled to the competition with Debbi Dunham, Melissa Ritchey and Beverly Glazner who chaperoned.

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Dalhart Cruzers are revving up and waxing their automobiles for the 6th Annual Muscle Car Weekend. The fun begins Friday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion, by Lake Rita Blanca, with homemade hamburgers. Following the cookout the Cruzers will start cruzing at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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The Week if the Young Child is held each year to honor young children and thank teachers and all those who make a difference in young children’s lives. The theme for WOYC-2009 is Bring Communities Together for Children-Children Bring Communities Together and will be celebrated April 19-25.

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Several local businesses recently participated in the first annual March Madness contest held by the Dalhart Texan. Participants drew NCAA teams to win the Championship. It was anyone’s contest to win. The teams were drawn at random, and it was the luck of the draw to see what team each business ended up with.

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Who is responsible here?

Life has changed for us since Berkley, an adorable miniature Schnauzer, joined our family around Christmas time. He is trying to take over! He acts like the puppy he is; strewing toys around the living room, begging at the table, and chewing stuff he shouldn’t.

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Question: My husband and I were driving on Highway 87 and we saw a DPS squad car. I told my husband to flash the headlights to warn oncoming cars. He said no because it’s illegal. Is it illegal to flash headlights at oncoming cars to warn them that a police vehicle is nearby?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.