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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

United Way President Mark McKay is gearing up the board to raise money for local non-profit groups. “Our goal is $30,000 but we expect to exceed that this year,” stated McKay. Money donated to United Way is used locally to benefit Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, CASA and several other organizations in the community. “The money raised here, stays here,” added McKay. Previously the organization was a benevolent fund, but some larger corporations were unable to donate to a local benevolent fund. This was the reason Dalhart’s benevolent fund became associated with United Way.

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This week’s football contest was won by another female, Lea Baumert of Dalhart, which makes the women 3 and the men 0! She picked eight out of ten teams correctly with a tie breaker of 52. The annual contest, which continues throughout football season, is sponsored by First National Bank.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Everyday, at just about noon, she came to the well of Jacob to fill her water pot.  It was a purposeful, planned out time. It was hot at noon and the people had already left the popular meeting area. She was tired of the “surround sounds” and rude looks from the town’s people who knew her reputation. She just wanted to be left alone. She was in no way prepared for what was about to happen. Jesus just had to go through Samaria!

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The perfect combination for a fall block party, “Keep the Shine on Denrock,” was a huge success this year. The 12th annual Chamber of Commerce sponsored event had something for everyone.

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By RODNEY WHITE

It only took Shallowater five plays and one minute and 38 seconds to take a 7-0 lead over the Wolves, and that was the way things went for the Wolves all night as the Mustangs moved the ball at will against the Wolves.  The first drive was aided by a personal foul against the Wolves, but the Mustangs racked up 401 yards on the ground against the Wolves and handed Dalhart their first loss 14-44 as the Mustangs celebrated their homecoming Friday night.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 4th annual Community Choice Awards are heating up with several of the races too close to call. Ballots are piling in the Texan by the armloads and voters will have the Friday, September 28, 2012 edition to obtain the final printing of the official ballot. There are a few papers remaining from the September 14 and the September 21 editions available, but those have almost sold out as well.  

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Texan is placing the coin operated newspaper rack located at the United States Post Office on 7th Street up for adoption. In an email dated Monday, September 17, 2012, Post Master Traci Yanke stated, “Susan, I have been contacted by the Law Department that all free standing machines had to be removed from the premises effective immediately due to accidents that have happened on postal property.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

So have you inserted your debit card in a gas pump to discover that you can only purchase a minimal amount of fuel? Panicked, call your bank thinking someone has wiped out your bank account.  You may have been the victim of a credit card processing company’s guaranteed funds policy to retailers.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves only have one game left before they open district play against the River Road Wildcats next Saturday.  Dalhart is now 7-17 and still showing improvement as they lost the first game to Canyon 11-25, but came back and won game two 25-20 before losing the final two games 12-25 and 19-25.

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Stacie Harrison of Fort Worth is this week’s football contest, which is so far ruled by the women. She picked eight out of ten teams correctly.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

In coffee shops, around dining room tables, or on the phone, sooner or later the subject will arise concerning the sad state of affairs we seem to be in.  I am not a political person; in fact, I stay about as far away as possible.  I’ve left “those discussions” to the wiser, more informed. But maybe I should say, “Shame on me.”
I asked a question on my Facebook page and have yet to get an answer. Here is my question; “Why did we let them take prayer out of public school?” Then, I asked myself, Who is them? Whom can we blame? I would really like to know.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Preparation for the 12th annual block party hosted by the City of Dalhart and the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce is under way. The hosts of the family favorite event have set the date for Saturday, September 22, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The street party takes place on Denrock Avenue from Second to Fifth Streets. Employees for the City of Dalhart have been restriping the parking spaces and testing electrical outlets to ensure the annual party goes off without a hitch.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The first play of the game set the tone for the battle between two outstanding teams Friday night as the Golden Wolves scored in the fourth quarter to overcome a one point Falcon lead and send the Wolves to a 29-22 victory in a hard fought battle between two very good teams.  Although the Wolves won, the game was not decided until the final play as Bushland got the ball back with 3:05 left in the game at the Bushland 37 yard line.  The Dalhart defense was stellar in the second half holding Bushland scoreless after a 22 point first half.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

There was no fanfare, no train bells ringing, only close friends, family and silent tears as the church bells downtown chimed at the top of the hour.  Eighty-two days following the tragic accident of two Union Pacific trains in Goodwell, Brian Stone and Dan Hall are laid to rest in private, separate services on September 14, which would have been Dan Hall’s 57th birthday.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The students in Dalhart need help from the community. Think about it and say “yes.” HOST (Help One Student To Succeed) is being implemented at Dalhart Intermediate beginning on September 24. This highly successful program involves students being helped by mentors, one-to-one, to improve their skills and get up to grade level. Volunteers usually give 25 minutes per week to mentor students.

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By LEANN PACHECO

In early 2011 Cargill, Inc. acquired a large hog production site near Dalhart, establishing Cargill Pork as its third company business in the area. Cargill has long enjoyed a presence in the Dalhart community with two other company businesses – Cargill Cattle Feeders and the Cargill Sweet Bran® corn milling facility. Cargill Pork is the fourth largest pork processor in the U.S., and will produce pigs here to be transferred to grow-out facilities in the Midwest after they are weaned.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

The Dalhart city tax rate will stay the same as last year, $0.3333 per $100 of valuation. The Dalhart City Council passed the tax rate at their September 11 meeting. Council members also passed ordinances related to taxation. Ordinance 2012-16 gives the city the authority to levy taxes, and Ordinance 2012-18 allows for the assessment of a penalty to offset collection costs if taxes are not paid in a timely manner.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Texan’s Community Choice Awards has become an event that promotes spirited community activity. The candidates have been known to purchase the newspaper, clip out the entry form and hand them out in local restaurants, stores and numerous places of business. There’s no rule saying they can’t request your vote, it’s just good politics. This year the Texan begins it’s 4th Annual Community Choice Awards with some additions.

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Sibbie Priestly receives her prize money as the wining contestant of the first week’s football contest.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Just a few weeks ago my mother-in-law transitioned from this life to her forever home in heaven.  Before her passing, she lived in a nursing home as a resident of an Alzheimer’s unit.  This debilitating disease had taken her memory of us from her and for far too long she lay silent; lost in her thoughts.