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Mom—a special word that brings tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts.

Mom—so special that for years it has been the most sought after skin tattoo.

Mom—the theme of many a song.

People call her by many names; Mother, Mom, Mama, Madre, My Old Lady, and, if you are playing scrabble with my son, Mater!  Yes, it IS in the official scrabble dictionary as a derivative of the name Mother.

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An article featured in the April issue of Farm Futures magazine revealed which counties throughout the United States are best suited for farming based on financial performance. Both Dallam and Hartley Counties were impressively ranked within the top 500 best places to farm.

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Dalhart Unit, held an annual memorial service for fallen officers of TDCJ.  The service was held at the Dalhart Unit on Tuesday, May 5th.  Warden Eddie Wheeler began the service with a few opening remarks and a welcome to the many guests, which included Dalhart Mayor Kevin Caddell and Dalhart City Manager Greg Duggan.

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Dalhart High School graduate, Kelsey McPherson, Class of ’99, received a prestigious nomination.  She and a handful of Hereford ISD teachers have been nominated for Teacher of the Year.  Kelsey is the daughter of Rick and Joe Ann Moore who reside in Dalhart, and C.W. Reiman of McPherson, Kansas.

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The 112th session of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, a division of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, met in Westlake, Texas at the Solana Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

    Keynote speaker was Dr. Rose Ditto, General Federation of Women’s Clubs President, from Washington, D.C.        In attendance from Dalhart were Barbara Dawkins, Top of Texas District President of the TFWC and Mary Jo Ondracek, District Chairman of the Texas Historical People Committee. Dalhart Contemporary Study Club was represented by Barbara Dawkins and Mary Jo Ondracek, and Marion Gamertsfelder represented Las Viajeras of Dalhart. Cindy Jackson and Margaret Reed from Stratford represented Prospectus Study Club.

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Dalhart Contemporary Study Club members, Siny Brinkman and Liny Mellema, were elected Life Members of the GFWC/TFWC Top of Texas District April 25, 2009.

    The ladies were elected at the 2009 Spring Convention held at the Borger Country Club.

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City Hall and three local churches will be holding prayer gatherings on Thursday, May 7th to observe the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.  They are as follows:

•    10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene located at 11th and Keeler.  There will not be a formal service, but time to spend in personal prayer for our nation.

•    12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. a prayer gathering led by Mr. Bill Hunter at City Hall.

•    7:00 p.m. — a prayer gathering at People’s Church

•    7:00 p.m.— a prayer gathering at Lincoln Street Baptist.

•    6:30 p.m.— a prayer service at New Life Fellowship

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On Tuesday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) reported that 21 countries have officially classified 1,490 cases as influenza A (H1N1) infection, swine flu.  Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 403 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.  The stage 5 alert issued by WHO continues to be in effect.

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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, will speak in Dalhart on Friday, May 8th beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the First National Bank Building located at 302 Denrock Avenue, Room 302.  The scheduled talk is an overview of the Texas economy.  Ms. Combs will accept questions from the audience after she speaks.

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Monday afternoon the decision was reached; Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is running in the Preakness on May 16th in Baltimore.

    The Woolley house in Dalhart has become a busy place. Anne Woolley hardly has time to put the phone down before it rings again.  Chip’s siblings are very happy for their brother.  Wilden was at work in Amarillo at the Big R watching the race in the sporting goods department.  He admits that he shed a few tears at the end of the race.  His mother responded, “So did I.”

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The City of Dalhart’s Mayor Kevin Caddell is pleased to continue serving the city.  As Mayor for the past four years, Kevin’s dedication to the city dates back to early adulthood.  Kevin served as a member of city council for 10 years from 1990 to 2000.  He attributes his enthusiasm for service to the harmony of the entire city council, city manager and city employees.  He noted, “The city has an excellent city council and management staff.  Our council is very diverse, which means we have a lot of different opinions, but everyone works so well together.  No one is afraid to voice their opinion.  When you have harmony, you can get a lot more things accomplished.”

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Duane Brewer celebrates his retirement at Dalhart Federal

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Premium Standard Farms (PSF) in Dalhart  achieved their ISO 14000 certification recently.  The ISO 14000 certification is for their environmental management system.  
The International Standards Organization (ISO) is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.  Their purpose is to offer a method for fair and accurate standards comparison between entities within various countries.

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Saturday, shortly after 6pm, horse number eight, Mine That Bird, came from behind under unbelievable odds, to win the most sought after race in American horseracing; the 135th Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Bennie “Chip” Woolley Jr., a Dalhart native was “blown away” at the performance of the horse and the jockey, Calvin Borel, who made him famous.

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Miss Holly Vogel (center) was crowned this year’s Lions Club Queen Tuesday evening at the annual Lions Club dinner which was held at the Dalhart High School in the Commons Area. Holly will also receive a prize of a $1500 college scholarship. 2008-09 Lions Club Queen Tanea Rivas placed the crown on Holly’s head. Molly Moore, right, was chosen as the first runner-up in case the Queen is unable to fulfill her duties.

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Phillip Hass has been an asset to the City of Dalhart for many years.  As owner of Horizon Funeral Home since 1990, Phillip’s business experience has been an invaluable asset for Dalhart.  As an incumbent candidate for city council, he continues his strong desire to guide the city into the future.

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Mayor Kevin Caddell proclaims May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. The official proclamation cited today’s society is finding more citizens involved in motorcycling on the roads of our country, and motorcyclists are roughly unprotected and much more likely to be injured or killed in a crash.

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The CASA 69 Annual Recognition Banquet was held at the Dalhart Country Club on April 17th, honoring all the volunteers who so willingly give of their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in our area. Some of CASA’s special donors were also recognized for their contributions to the CASA program.

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My cell phone failed!

For the past two weeks I have been having cell phone problems. I have compiled two pages of phone numbers, case numbers and notes while the carrier has been trying to figure out the problem.

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Public health officials are investigating multiple outbreaks of a new strain of influenza: the North American Influenza or swine flu. In Texas, as of April 30th, there are 26 cases of confirmed swine flu and one death; however, the outbreak is ongoing and additional cases are expected to be confirmed in the coming days.