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THE DALHART TEXAN

I was born in Philadelphia, PA to Richard and Gerry Walton. I am one of four children and have two brothers and one sister. I attended Taylor University where I earned a BA in Religion/Christian Education in 1984.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Every year, the XIT Rodeo and Reunion board of directors searches for a local queen who proves to be the best candidate. The contestants are judged on a combination of criteria, possibly the most important being horsemanship. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping with various activities during the XIT workdays and committing their summer days.

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THE DALHART TEXAN

The Dalhart Fire Department has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Anessa Peters of Vogel Bros. Farms and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization purchase a new 12-volt LED scene light for one of their fire trucks.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE DALHART TEXAN

Coon Memorial Hospital recently opened their newly-constructed emergency department after crews broke ground in January of last year. The Dalhart Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday commemorating the event, and hospital staff was on hand to give tours of the new facility.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Fueled by an impressive expansion in the Trade, Transportation and Utilities industry, Texas saw continued seasonally adjusted job growth in February.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Coon Memorial Hospital Board met Thursday, March 26. Dan Rabideaux, a coach of the Studer Group from northern Minnesota, was present for the meeting.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

In January, Goodbodies Fitness Center in Dalhart kicked off its 2015 Weight Loss and Inches Loss Challenges. For the past 12 weeks, both male and female participants made a proper diet and exercise program a top priority in order to get fit and see who would walk away a winner.

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Local sophomore wins back-to-back titles, sets new world record at Houston

By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

Local 4H and FFA programs see many students each stockshow season as they prepare to show their animal. Most begin the season with the bi-county show here in Dalhart. A handful of students go on to exhibit at larger shows.

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FOR THE TEXAN

The community of Dalhart and the surrounding area is invited to a reception in honor of Mr. Batteiger. It will be held Sunday, March 29, from 2:30-4:00 in the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church located at 602 Denver Avenue.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Xcel Energy boosting capacity of transmission lines, adds XIT substation in Dalhart

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Dalhart City Council met Tuesday, March 24 for a regular meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved information in a first reading to two ordinances.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

Don Baker, a former Texas resident and ROTC instructor at Texas Tech, returned to Texas Wednesday to participate in the third annual Dust Bowl Series Marathon, hosted by Mainly Marathons. The low-key race touts five 26.2-mile races in five consecutive days, spanning five states. From Dalhart, runners will travel to Guymon, OK; Ulysses, KS; Lamar, CO; and Clayton, NM.

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By PAULA NUSZ

Legacy Assisted Living of Dalhart, held their family dinner party on Thursday, March 12, 2015. This year’s theme was a mystery dinner theater. The play was “The Great Canine Follicle Debacle”. The storyline was about the Bestbred Dog Show (like the Westminster Dog Show) and the favored dog suffered from a terrible accident.

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By KAY LEDBETTER

Early sightings of stripe rust in wheat could indicate 2015 might see an epidemic in infections, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Though considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, not his friend Lucy, her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder.

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FOR THE TEXAN

Guinness World Record Holder Parvaneh Moayedi from San Antonio will begin her second consecutive Dustbowl Marathon Series of running five marathons in five days in Dalhart, TX, on March 25, 2015.

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By PAULA NUSZ

Legacy Assisted Living residents completed the 4 session program of Eat Smart, Live Strong provided through the Texas Agri-Life Extension Service.

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FOR THE TEXAN

With 146 people killed in Texas work zone crashes last year – an increase of more than 20 percent from 2013 – the Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas.

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FOR THE TEXAN

A beautiful spring-like day greeted attendees of the 64th Annual Membership Meeting of XIT Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc., which was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative held its 69th Annual Membership Meeting Wednesday with an agenda that included door prize drawings, including a $500 energy credit, nominating directors, and hearing reports on the past year’s activities.