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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Chamber of Commerce announced Dalhart’s 2012 Citizen of the Year at a banquet held Thursday evening, April 4 at Rita Blanca Coliseum.  Mr. Donald E. Gilbert was honored at the banquet for his outstanding accomplishments and achievements.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Local farmer and rancher Bud Snead received the 2012 Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce Farm Family of the Year award on Thursday, April 4, at the annual chamber of Commerce banquet.
Snead is the son of Claire Windsor and Ray Allison Snead, Jr.  His family was in farming and ranching, and the work it entailed became Snead’s passion and way of life from a very young age. He often walked in his father’s path and learned to work cattle, drive tractors and trucks, milk the cows, feed and ride the horses, and perform the many tasks needed to maintain the daily operation of his family’s farm and ranch. The Snead family moved from Amarillo to Dalhart in 1964.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

When the community thinks of volunteers, Ted Hoover always comes to mind. Hoover has worked relentlessly to raise money for cancer research and patients that have been stricken with the terrible “C word.”

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

A good number of Dalhart residents braved the cold, bleak weather Tuesday night to attend a mayoral candidates’ forum held at Hillside Christian Church. All three candidates – Kurtis Thomas, Tammi Ledford and Gene Rahll – were on hand to win votes and give their perspective on what direction the city should take. Rodney White was the moderator for the event and went over the rules with the candidates before having them draw for speaking order. Each candidate was asked some predetermined questions, and, time permitting, some questions from the audience. Responses were limited to three minutes per candidate, per question.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
We have just experienced the most sacred week in the life of the church; Easter.  Without the cross, the tomb and the resurrection, we would have nothing to place our trust in as Christians.  There is something powerful about Easter Sunday. Like a magnet, it draws people from every walk of life to church.

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The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual banquet this Thursday, April 4 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. The theme for this year’s event is sure to leave guest inspired by the James Bond-007 License to Thrill transformation of the coliseum.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

Only one seat on the Dalhart City Council is contested this year, and that is in Ward 1. Incumbent Lola Barrow and challenger Johnnie Ray Bates are vying for it. Both are longtime Dalhart residents. Here is some information on each candidate to help the voter make an informed decision.

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By LEROY SHAFFNER, CEO, DHCHD

Dear Editor:
I would like to explain the Hospital Bond for the Emergency Department a little better.
First, in August 2012 the Board of Directors set the tax rate at 18.5 cents down from 19 cents.  This was a drop of one half cent in the rate.  New property coming on the tax rolls increased the amount of tax that the District receives by about $320,000.00, mostly from Hilmar.  If your individual property value remained the same then your “Hospital Taxes” went down by one half cents per one hundred dollars evaluation.  Over the past 16 years the Board of Directors has reduced the tax rate or kept it the same as the year before.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The La Rita Performing Arts Theater held their annual membership meeting and membership drive on Thursday, March 28. The meeting was called to order and Tammy Schneiderjan, President presided over the business on the agenda.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Last month, Dalhart’s Cutest Kids raised over $600.00 for the Meals and Wheels. This month area dogs, cows, cats and birds are lending a paw, hoof and claws to the same cause. The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. for submissions.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves have added to their season with the announcement of the All-district team.  Three young men from Dalhart made the team.  James Harris and Cameron Vogel, who played post and forward for the team both made the all district team, and Hayden Smith who played everywhere for the Wolves from point guard to power forward also made the all district team.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Police Department (DPD) made the announcement on Tuesday, March 26 that the DPD icon will retire. Captain Robert Stout will end his 31 year tour of duty on Friday, April 5.

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By WARREN SLAUGHTER

The Dalhart City Council passed a number of agenda items in preparation for the city election that will be held on May 11. Selene Schumacher will be the election judge, and she will appoint an alternate judge and clerk and, if needed, a second clerk. Ms. Schumacher will also serve on the early voting ballot board. The council appointed Frances Childers as early voting clerk. Rhonda Reyna and Sarah Engelbrecht were appointed deputy early voting clerks.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

“We are sorry the Presbyterian Church closed its doors after 114 years of wonderful service to the (Dalhart) community,” began Monsignor Michael of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. St. Anthony’s purchased and closed on the property across from the recently renovated Catholic Church on Thursday, March 21.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

There are so many religions in our world it makes one’s head spin to try to count them. Faithful followers journey to visit the graves of various religious founders.  Some well known grave spots are, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, Muhammad, Buddha (Gautama,) and Confucius. There are many more and they all share one thing in common; decaying bones.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District (DHCHD) bond election was held Saturday, March 23 for the remodeling of the current emergency department and the construction of a new emergency department. The allocation of the hospital district’s use of 1.7 cents from tax revenue will go towards the loan payment each year.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Shortly after noon on Monday, March 25, The Holiday Inn Express received a face lift. The Dalhart Police Department assisted with traffic while the huge green sign was removed and a La Quinta sign replaced the Holiday Inn Express brand. The Dalhart Holiday Inn Express did not meet corporate requirements to carry the Holiday Inn Express franchise.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Carenet Pregnancy Center of Dalhart held their annual outreach banquet on Thursday, March 21 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.  Julie Grant, Executive Director served as emcee for the fundraising event. The banquet menu was catered by Macaroni Joes’ in Amarillo and consisted of lasagna, salad, green chili bow tie pasta, bread sticks and Italian cream cake for dessert.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Allergy season is now underway, according to sales of over the counter allergy relief medication.  As the climate change continues, it means that the season of pollen may be lasting longer and longer across different regions of the country.  In March so far, many regions of the United States seem to have been spared the respiratory onslaught suffered last year; perhaps because of generally cooler temperatures delaying certain tree species’ pollen release.

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