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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

During World War II, the population of Dalhart swelled to nearly 20,000 people due to the construction of a military air base where the Dalhart Airport is now located. In 1942, the military began construction on the base, but the servicemen were already arriving and needed housing immediately. Consequently, many Dalhart families turned their homes into boarding houses for these servicemen, and the house at 822 Denrock became one such home during that time. But this home was more than just a boarding house during the war….over the years it was simply known as Grandmother Vera’s house to her four granddaughters: Russchelle Hanbury, Desiree Priestly, Shannan Lloyd, and Shay Lee Gallo.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Some people might fall under the assumption Sweetest Day is just another made up holiday to generate retail sales, and that’s fine. Let those skeptics and nonbelievers be miserable while the rest of the world looks for any reason to celebrate in the spirit of life and love!

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

As the Fearless Foursome race heats up, The Texan would like to poke fun at the participants. The Texan staff pulled an April Fool’s stunt a few months early and listed the defending champ, Rodney “Hot Rod” White and the closely trailing Tommy “Silver Fox” Sherrill as being tied for the lead.

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The Sadako Saga
(continued)

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Last week, I shared with you the story of a lady, new to our church, named Sadako.  I want to continue this week:

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

“It’s not over till it’s over and I have not accepted the plea agreement,” stated Edwyna Womble, Hartley County Justice of the Peace. The plea agreement mailed to Shane Turner; Hartley County Attorney has not been accepted by J.P. Womble.  Joe Marr Wilson attorney for Senator Suzanne Williams mailed the letter and a check from his law firm’s account for three hundred and eighty six dollars.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

DISD’s parent portal is available to every parent with a student attending school in the Dalhart school district. The district changed servers over the summer and the parent portal availability was delayed due to a licensing issue. The licensing issue was resolved, and the portal came back online during the week of September 19, 2011.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

How do employees celebrate your boss without being a suck-up? Try making the relationship work, for a start
The eternal question for employees, especially on National Boss’s Day what is an appropriate gesture for your employer or supervisor, and who exactly is the “Boss?” Some employees will celebrate by taking their supervisor out to lunch because they rarely interact with the owner of the company. A few employees will just call in sick to avoid the hoopla of another holiday designed to make you spend money.

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Bobby Ritter received his prize money as the winning contestant of the sixth week’s football contest. He got eight out of ten correct with the tie breaker of 62.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Curren Gomez never met his mother, but the unborn infant knew the sound of her heart beat. Christmas will never be the same for the Gomez and White families. The tragic accident that claimed the life of Brianne Michelle White Gomez December 26, 2010 has penalized Colorado Senator, Suzanne Williams.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves shut out Clayton Friday night and moved to 6-1 in the season with an impressive showing in a game that was called in the third quarter after lightning started to move into the Clayton area.  The Wolves ruined the Yellowjackets’ homecoming by winning 31-0 and allowing Clayton only 2 first downs in the game, and they came in the second half against the second unit.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

While many panhandle families are busy thinking ahead to holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, crayons, clothing and notes of encouragement for needy children overseas. Panhandle families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child [OCC], an annual effort to hand deliver over eighty-six million gifts to children worldwide since 1993.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

For more than twenty-five years, October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month; however, it became official in 1999, when then Secretary of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

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By AARON GRAVES

Jacket weather is finally upon us!
Dalhart finds itself in the middle of a rainy, windy storm system that has already brought 0.39” of rain. The storms began moving in Wednesday morning. If you were up early enough, you might have seen a partial rainbow in the western sky as the sun came up.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

In the early years of Dalhart, a grocer was of the utmost importance. Descended from trading posts, grocery stores evolved into general stores that sold mainly an array of dry goods including flour, sugar, beans, and canned foods. Meat was obtained from the butcher, milk from a local dairy, and eggs and vegetables were usually produced by families themselves. T.L. Swearingen was one of the first grocers in Dalhart, and his daughters – Ada Mae and Eula – grew up working in his store.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District sponsored “Putting the Spotlight on Good Health” at Coon Memorial Hospital on September 30. The health fair offered free screenings, educational materials, and information on many healthcare services and resources available in Dalhart and the surrounding area. The hospital auxiliary served refreshments and sold raffle tickets for two handmade baby quilts. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the auxiliary scholarship program. A reception also took place for new ob/gyn Megan Kasper, M.D.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Sheriff Bruce Scott and Sheriff Franky Scott have set the date for the 2nd Annual Gospel and Country Benefit Concert as Saturday, October 15, 2011. This year’s variety show, The Texas Music Jubilee, is sure to produce a night of high energy entertainment

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Sadako; From the East!

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

I thought it would be the same as always; just a regular Wednesday night prayer service with the same eight gathering to share a time from the Word of God and pray for the needs of our families, church, and nation.  But, God had a different plan.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Greg Duggan, City Manager for the City of Dalhart announced on Monday that a candidate has been selected to fill the position of Police Chief of Dalhart. Gary Lynn Sinclair has accepted the position and is expected to start on November 7.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

This year’s wicked weather caused fewer pumpkins used for fall festivities to grow in our area.  Hot, dry weather slowed pumpkin production, so many farmers have no choice but to increase the costs of the fruit to cover their losses.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. Many people do not want to become involved and in turn have guilt about their silence when a fatal injury occurs. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars not only on the intended victim, but also on other members of the household.