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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dalhart is celebrating National 4-H Week October 2-8, 2011. The week-long celebration is held annually to commemorate, promote and share 4-H’s efforts in helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders.  4-H provides young people a safe environment to explore, knowledgeable guidance to learn, and the tools they need to discover, with qualified leadership and experienced professionals. It’s where children discover their true passions, gain confidence, learn responsibility and give back to the community.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER
Special to the Texan

After some 60 years of providing fuel and other services to aviators, Cecil Ingram of Ingram Flying Service will be retiring. BLC Management, Inc., owned by Blaine Larsen, will provide the services. BLC will sublease the property until the Ingram lease expires in 2016. During that time, BLC and the city will be involved in negotiations for a 20-year lease for the airport.

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By AARON GRAVES

Once again, the weather in Dalhart has been pleasant and calm. Temperatures the past week, September 22 through September 28, have been in the mid 80s to low 90s. The sky has been blue and sunny, and the winds have been well behaved.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Each October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, special attention is directed toward the fight against this disease. It is a time for women to be united, empowered, and informed about breast cancer risks and the ways they can beat this threat which affects one in only every four women.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up.  Almost every child experiences it at some point in their life. But, it isn’t always as harmless as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive, or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another person.

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Knit Together

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Just two small words, “knit together,” tucked away in the book of Psalms, Chapter 139. Yet, they are powerful and mighty.  
A friend told me a story about her mom knitting baby blankets to give as gifts to her friends and family members when a new baby was expected. She would get out her books, decide on the pattern; sometimes it would have “bumps” or zigzags and sometimes it would be just plain. Next she carefully chose the size of needles to use for the project.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Dallam County Commissioners Glenn Reagan, Corey Crabtree, Don Bowers and Floyd French met Monday morning with Judge David Field for a Commissioners’ Court Special Meeting. Treasurer Wes Ritchey, Sheriff Bruce Scott and Fire Marshall Curtis Brown were also in attendance. Agenda items included amendments to the county budget, which was approved on September 12, and consideration of lifting the burn ban.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Autumn is invariably a prelude to falling winter temperatures, regardless of where you live. It might be rain or it might be snow; whichever, you should be prepared. Here are tips to help you get your home, family, pets and livestock ready for winter.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Our youngest citizens are the ones who are most at risk for unsafe situations. Of course, parents want to believe their precious wee ones are in safe hands while they work or attend school. We entrust our most valuable assets to other people, and some of these people we may not know personally.

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Jay Johnson receives his prize money as the winning contestant of the fourth week’s football contest.

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By RODNEY WHITE

On a night where Lubbock Cooper dominated the field position, the Golden Wolves battled back, never taking the lead until 23 seconds were left in the game, to win the game 20-14 over the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.  The winning drive started after a Cooper fumble at their 25 yard line, with 2:43 left in the game.  Dominic Baca, who scored the winning touchdown, got the drive started with a 13 yard carry to the 49.  Then Davonte Burks, who rushed for 159 yards, 98 of which came in the fourth quarter, had a 41 yard burst up the middle to the one yard line.  Baca then dove over from the one to give Dalhart its fifth victory in a row.  The Wolves are now 5-0 for the second year in a row.  Next week’s game will be Thursday night against Seminole in Plainview, Texas.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A new state health requirement could cause Texas colleges to turn hundreds of new students away and could prevent you from starting school this spring semester. House bill 1557 would amend statute to require all incoming college students to receive meningitis vaccinations before arriving to campus. Current statute only requires the vaccination for those students living in campus student housing.  This bill was written and sponsored by the House Higher Education Committee on March 3, 2011.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

If you are new to the area and you haven’t seen the invasion of the Tarantulas, prepare yourself. The Halloween dressed invaders can be seen crossing highways or in some cases the remains of the attempted crossing. Tarantulas don’t migrate in the sense of switching habitats from one season to another. In dry parts of the Southwest such as north Texas, in late May and June and again in September, you can see these spiders moving purposefully across the parched, mesquite landscape.

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By LEANN PACHECO

Flu shots are typically less trouble than a shot of the flu. Besides being a very violent illness which taxes the entire body, the flu can lead to lost work time, a need for expensive medications, trips to the doctor, hospitalization and even death. Fortunately, experts aren’t predicting any formal shortages of flu vaccinations or delays this year. This year’s vaccine is available as an injection or as a nasal mist for most healthy people who are squeamish about needles.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

“This is no different than what we already have in place,” explained David Foote, DISD Superintendent. “We don’t take chances with any of our athletes.” In the monthly DISD board meeting, held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, board members voted unanimously to adopt the mandated policy and the University Interscholastic League [UIL] guidelines for student athletes suspected to have a concussion or display the slightest symptoms of a concussion.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Do you smell fall in the air?
After the summer we’ve had in these parts, the cooler weather is like a balm to the soul. The sun is in a different place, the leaves are getting ready to turn, and I have spoken a blessing over my pink and white window box petunias, exhorting them for fighting the good fight and ending strong. They can now rest their weary roots.

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By LEANN PACHECO

If your child started kindergarten this fall, you should have recently received a free Child ID Kit in the mail from the National Child Identification Program.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Americans save nearly four billion dollars a year by clipping coupons. If you are not a clipper now, maybe you should be. Manufactures, stores and vendors have made saving money much easier by placing offers and coupons online.

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Defining Moments

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
“Somehow we’ll get through this.”  These are the words reverberating in my ear after hearing them over and over during a trip to Dalhart last week.  I thought I was prepared for what I would see but found myself shocked.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Frank Phillips College, Board of Regents and Administrators, held a town hall meeting Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum to answer questions posed by residents, local professionals and business owners.