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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.

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The Chamber of Commerce announced Dalhart’s 2009 Citizen of the Year at a banquet held Monday evening, April 20th at Rita Blanca Coliseum. Mr. Rodney Joseph White was honored at the banquet and named Dalhart’s 2009 Citizen of the Year.

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The City of Dalhart was recognized for outstanding recycling efforts recently. The awards included a 10-years of service award and one for outstanding recycling efforts for 2008, making Dalhart one of the most trash-free cities in Texas.

In the last ten years, the City of Dalhart has recycled an amazing 744 tons of material. The 744 tons of material may be thought of as saving 2,234 cubic yards of landfill space, 12,645 trees, 3,049,658-kilowatt hours of electricity, 5,206,734 gallons of water, 44,630 pounds of air pollution.

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"Shouldn’t a person be arrested for going through my trash?"

Question: I am involved in a civil lawsuit. It’s been going on for almost a year. Recently I realized that someone is going through my trash. I think that they are looking for some sort of evidence that would make a difference in the lawsuit. When I tie up my trash and place it in the dumpster behind my house and someone goes into the dumpster to retrieve just my tied up trash, shouldn’t that person be arrested for going through my trash? I thought that was an invasion of my privacy.

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Officers Eloy Duran, James Webb and Patrick Yarbrough along with Detective Paul Rowell of the Dalhart Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the alley behind the 300 block of Elm Avenue on Friday, April 10th. The assault occurred near 8:15 p.m.

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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.