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Keep pets pest-free in summer
Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are annoying pests that not only bother
people, but their pets as well. During the summer months the pesky
pests flourish, and keeping animals safe from infestation is an
important part of summer animal care.
Local boy benefits from Open Arms Therapy
Caleb Hiner, three-year-old grandson of Rocky and Cindy Hiner of
Dalhart, has been receiving BOTOX® injection treatment shots in both of
his legs, his right arm and his right hand every three months for
almost two years. Caleb has Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment,
Mental Disorder, Autism, paralysis on his right side and very little
upper body strength. Within a few hours to a couple of days after the
botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle(s), the spasms or
contractions are reduced or eliminated altogether.
73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade Marshal
At 10:00 a.m. on August 8th , Parade Marshal Huie Stanley riding his
horse, Lucky, will lead the 73rd XIT Rodeo and Reunion Parade with
pride and dignity in the town where Huie says, “The people are the
best,” Dalhart, TX.
The source of anger
No one is immune from feeling angry, and everyone gets angry
sometime. Why and when one gets angry is as specific to an individual
as a set of fingerprints. Anger is described in the dictionary as a
strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong, a
feeling of wrath.
More children may be involved in allegations against Hartley teacher
A 13-year-old girl has made allegations against a Hartley ISD
teacher of causing her to engage in inappropriate sexual contact with
him. The allegation against Thompson by the young girl lead to an
investigation and the subsequent issuance of a warrant for arrest. The
warrant issued for the arrest of Ronald Alvin Thompson was executed on
Monday, July 6th and Thompson was taken into custody.
XIT Rodeo Queen contestant
Jamie Coleen Frazier is the 16 year old daughter of Joel and Donna
Frazier. She is the granddaughter of the late Neal and Jessie Petty
and Sarah Jo and the late JD Frazier.
An event of a lifetime
The Dallam and Hartley Counties Historical Association and XIT
Museum honored local photographer, Sylvia Renick, at a reception held
Thursday, July 2nd. Renick’s photography exhibit entitled “The
Privileged” was inspired by a quote, “The Privilege of a lifetime of
being who you are [Joseph Campbell].” The exhibit unveiled last
Thursday is open to the public and will run through July 31st.
The Bag, the Bench, the Prayer Shawl
Monday I went to our regular 4:00 p.m. meeting at the newspaper.
Right beside Susan’s desk sat a delightful tote bag. This bag would
hold a lot of stuff!!! I loved it!! I envied her for having it. We
laughed together as she showed me all the “bells and whistles,”
compartments, zippers and wheels
Little Wrangler Roping and Hunter Safety start next week
If your kids want to learn how to throw a rope by XIT or you need
your certification to hunt by Dove Season, two Community Connect
classes which begin next week, were designed for you. Registration is
available online at www.dalhartcommunityeducation.org or in person at
701 E. 10th St. DISD Central Administration Building in Dalhart.
Ask The Lawyer
Question: I would like to become a notary public and maybe earn a
little extra cash. What do I need to do and how much can I charge for
Swine Flu has not slowed to date
On Monday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has officially
classified 89,921 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu. To
date 380 people have died worldwide. The United States has reported
33,902 laboratory confirmed human cases or 37.70 percent of the total
cases worldwide. Deaths in the United States have reached 170 or 47.73
percent of the total deaths worldwide. The Phase 6 Alert continues.
XIT Rodeo Queen contestant
Rebecca Richardson is the 17-year-old daughter of Steve and Susie
Richardson. She is a senior at Clayton High School. Rebecca lives on
the Pacheco Ranch where her father is a cowboy. She has a brother,
Remington, and a sister, Robyn. Rebecca enjoys ranch life very much,
whether it’s working cattle, training horses, running barrels or riding
bronc’s at ranch rodeo.
Drama Camp Grand Finale Friday
DalhARTs Drama Camp students will complete their week of study with
a Grand Finale Production, Friday July 10, 7:00 p.m. in the Dalhart
High School Auditorium. About 45 students, ages 5 to 15, have been
studying music, drama and dance under the direction of members of the
Gypsy Theatre Co.
Recycling will save city and residents money
The Dalhart Water and Sanitation Department sent out a message
within the 2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report received by city
residents this past week. The message is both a reminder and a plea for
residents to use the correct garbage dumpsters when disposing of
garbage, newspapers, and yard clippings.
Picnic beneath the shade trees
Hotdogs, potato chips, and brownies were the ideal spread for a
picnic on Thursday afternoon in front of High Country Community Rural
Health Clinic. The clinic sponsored the picnic that was open to
Dalhart residents. This year’s picnic marked the 11th for the annual
event, which began in 1998.
Walk on the wild side
The Walk on the Wild Side day camp provided a chance to learn about
nature in different ways. The three-day camp ran from June 30th
through July 2nd. Youngsters were face to face with snakes, made
plaster casts, and walked through the canyon. Each activity
incorporated nature in its theme.
CASA Playhouse makes summer debut
After many months of hard work and a family effort, the CASA
Playhouse is ready for its summer tour. Our Dalhart friends may have
watched as the playhouse took shape on the lot of the H & R
Construction workshop at 220 Denver Avenue. The completed CASA
Playhouse was transported from the lot on June 12th just in time for
its first public appearance in the Dogie Days Parade in Dumas the next
Internet, laptop, smart phone, iPod, MP3, CD, portable DVD, digital
camera, Kindle, WebTV, PSP, DSi, GameBoy, GPS, Bluetooth, OnStar, WiFi
and 3G. A person can get plugged into so many different devices and all
at the same time, even while driving. And “plugged in” is more a
relative term, as most of the devices don’t require a plug at all
except to recharge long-life batteries. Cell phones have long been
able to connect to the Internet and keep contact information and now
have Windows and an ability to create documents. They have taken the
building out of the office and replaced it with anywhere cell service
2009 Reigning XIT Rodeo Queen
Reining XIT Rodeo Queen, Laramie Mika Wing is the 17-year-old
daughter of Mike Wing and Traleia Wing. She is granddaughter of Jo
Wing and the late Larry Wing and Troy and Betty Wharton. Laramie has
two brothers; Stormy and Tex.
Deep in the heart of Texas rings true in summer
There’s no time like summertime for the words of the old standard,
“Deep in the Heart of Texas” to ring true. The song, lyrics by June
Hershey and music by Don Swander, was written in 1941. It was first
recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and his Orchestra for Decca
Record, Los Angelos, California. It was a side B song to “Ollie Ollie
Out’s in Free” and spent five weeks at the top of “Your Hit Parade” in