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Talking the Talk

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

I have been on a ten day journey from Pennsylvania, to Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, traveled in three time zones, rode in planes, trams and cars, and slept in four locations. I dined on authentic Mexican tacos in Raton, juicy steak at Outback in Colorado, and meals at friends and family’s homes along the way. I stood in a long line at the famous XIT Rodeo and Reunion in Dalhart, Texas to get a huge plate of the best “free” BBQ Texas has to offer. Then I got soaked to the skin while watching the XIT Rodeo.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

State Senator Kel Seliger of Amarillo was in Dalhart Monday morning for a town hall meeting at the Senior Citizens Center. Approximately 15 people attended to listen to Senator Seliger talk about an ongoing underpass improvement project he’s trying to push TxDOT to move forward for Dalhart.
“We’ve got TxDot that must serve all of Texas roads which is a large project,” Seliger said.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Channing received a 22 foot Quanah Parker Trail Arrow on Friday, July 26 shortly after lunch. The arrow identifies Channing’s historic ties to Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanche Tribe.
The Giant Arrow, created by sculptor and artist Charles Smith of New Home, is an additional symbol of Comanche Tribe’s relevance in the Dallam and Hartley Counties area.  

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The story of my life changing week

By KIMBERLY CANTRELL

Throughout the summer, FFA members from across the country have been flocking to our nation’s capitol. Why? Because Washington Leadership Conference, or WLC as it’s more commonly known, has been in full swing. Founded in 1969, WLC has become a way for students to create new friendships, develop their leadership skills, and fully embody the last line of the FFA Motto, “Living to Serve.”

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By AARON GRAVES

With the XIT Rodeo comes the rain, although it was a bit shy this year. Rain threatened most days, with thunderheads lurking in the sky and spotty showers reported around the area. The free food events and the rodeo stayed dry, except for Saturday, Aug 3. However, the cloud burst was well timed, falling on the lake after the free BBQ feed and before the start of the final rodeo performance.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The Dalhart Army Air Field located near Dalhart has had an interesting and varied history. The field was situated on a former portion of the famous XIT Ranch, the world’s largest ever under fence. The ranch was sold by the State of Texas to finance the magnificent state capitol in Austin.

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Clayton Schumacher, Travis Schumacher, Jaylee Floyd and Wesley Floyd, all of Dalhart, and Jake Drost, of Hartley, competed in the 2013 Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) Junior Fed Beef Challenge at the West Texas A&M University campus on July 27.

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By THOMAS LOTT

There was a coon tail rattlesnake killed just outside of the Dalhart post office on Monday morning. The snake was 57” in length and had eight and a half buttons.
Traci Yanke was one of the first people to hear about the snake and she headed out with several other people to see the snake and to get rid of it. They were told there was a snake out by the collection boxes and they made their way out to the scene.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

Our move from the flat prairie land of Texas to the rolling hills and curvy roads of Western Pennsylvania has challenged us in many ways.  Getting from point A to point B may seem like an easy run but it is a good idea to follow the GPS designed for the area.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

It was the longest two days of their lives and as each of the three young ladies competing for this year’s title waited to enter the arena for the coronation ceremony, Thursday’s events replayed in their minds. This year’s competition was tight. The contestants bidding for the title were well-deserved.

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By THOMAS LOTT

The 2013 XIT Rodeo was a record-breaking event with more than 334 total entries in their professional events. The total payoff of the event was nearly $64,000.

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Rogco Family LLC spokesperson, Leslie Coffee, has announced the new General Manager for KXIT Radio in Dalhart. Jim Hockett, with more than 35 years of radio experience, begins his duties effective August 1. Hockett, originally from South Dakota, has worked in several different states in most capacities of radio (on-air announcer, sports play-by-play, news, advertising, sales manager, and General Manager) including a stint as GM in 2009 in Dalhart before medical issues forces him to return to South Dakota.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

In the cross of what was once called Twist Junction lays the sleepy little town of Dalhart. Nestled in the most northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle is the home of over 8,500 residents, and offers a wholesome and homegrown environment to live, work and play.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Hartley County Sheriff’s Office began investigation on a body found in the Rita Blanca Canyon on Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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On Thursday, August 1, 2013 XIT Queen Candidates Alyssa Nials and Jessica Fishchbacher, 2013 XIT Queen, Shelby Spielman, and queen candidate Shiann Friese posed for a photo with the saddle and crown sponsored by Fairchild Insurance, Duncan & Boyd and Stockman’s Feed Bunk.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Max, an 11 year old Lhasa Apso, is in the money, well in the money, for Meals-on-Wheels.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Texan launched a summer fun family photo contest June 1. The prize for the winning photos is a family four packs of tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo. The Texan has been swamped with great submissions and the staff is excited about awarding these prizes to area families. Photos will be accepted through Sunday, August 4. The quality of the photo for that week’s entry is considered. There’s only four weeks left before school starts and we want to make everyone a winner.

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By Rev. Judi Wiegman

Today a friend suggested I write about hands.  Here are a few thoughts:
I remembered being in Albania. I was the first American “lady” most of them had ever met.  They grabbed my hands, turned them over and over and said, “Let, let” I learned, quite by accident, my first Albanian word; “let” means “soft.”  From my pocket I retrieved sample packets of Avon hand cream, opened them and slathered them all over their dry, rough, sun damaged hands.  They were sure it was magic!  I left them a bountiful supply. Perhaps I was the first Avon lady in the city of Schroder.

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By THOMAS LOTT

The Junior Rodeo kicked off on Saturday afternoon at 10 a.m. at the XIT arena and the riders were out in force to show their talents.
The day started with bull riding and the stock looked very good this year as the riders did their best to hold on.