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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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After collaborating with University of Texas officials and the twenty UIL regional track meet hosts, the UIL has tentatively rescheduled the regional track meets to take place after interscholastic competition resumes on May 11. Additionally, the state track meet is scheduled to be held June 5-6 at Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin.

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From the Office of Superintendent David Foote

Dalhart Independent School District

The concern over the Swine Flu is growing daily. Dalhart ISD is very concerned about the possibility of this becoming an epidemic. We are participating in calls daily with the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Education Agency. We are observing our students for any signs of the illness. If they have a fever, they are sent home and the parents are encouraged to seek medical attention if the fever persists or if they develop any other symptoms of the swine flu.

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With several local citizens in attendance at the Tuesday, April 28 City Council Meeting, Council members voted to enact an amendment to the City Code that deals with nuisances. A major component of the amendment is that blowing dust can now be considered a nuisance.

Several residents from various parts of town where blowing dust, dirt and sand are concerns spoke at the meeting.

"It’s a health hazard," one resident from Sagebrush said, noting that she literally has a sand dune in her backyard.

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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.

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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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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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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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On Thursday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) raised the influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5 out of 6 levels. All countries, including the United States, have been urged to immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. A pandemic is a worldwide outbreak of an illness for which humans have no immunity. A stage 5 alert includes signals that the virus is becoming increasingly adept at spreading among humans and requires heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases.