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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

If LOVE means never having to say you’re sorry, then why does Hallmark Corporation make billions off of cards that express not only how much you love someone, but the I’m sorry for hurting you, I’m sorry your cat’s sick, I’m sorry I ran over your dogwood tree and I’m sorry for almost anything anyone could possibly do or say to someone else card?

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Cold and flu season is no longer around the corner….IT’S HERE!  There are a few myths you can quash right from the start: Being cold will not cause a cold, green mucous from the nose does not always mean that you need antibiotics, and taking a nutritional supplement, while it may help keep you generally healthy when taken in part with a healthy diet and lifestyle, probably won’t keep you from getting sick.  
“We [Dalhart] have confirmed cases of the flu,” Mickie Pritchett, Infection Control Director at DHCHD, said. “It is recommended, because of the late arrival [of the flu] that those people who received the flu vaccine in the fall get a booster.”

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Lady Wolves were short-handed Tuesday night for their final district game in Pampa. Two players were left in Dalhart with flu-like symptoms. The remainder of the Lady Wolves was present, but many members of the team were feeling the effects of the vicious flu bug that has recently taken hold in the area. The Lady Wolves played like they felt. The team was lethargic in the first quarter.

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By AMY SCHNIEDERJAN

Over one hundred years ago, John Dawson and his brothers roamed the Rita Blanca Canyon, digging caves and catching rabbits, collecting eagle eggs and camping out under the stars while watching the sun “set a blaze of glory in the west.” In the many years following, the canyon has become one of the main hubs of activity for the Dalhart area as town leaders led initiatives in the 30’s and 40’s to see it become a lake resort and a prime location for the XIT rodeo. Furthermore, it has become a place for the young kids to play ball and romp on the playgrounds, and most recently, it has transformed into a haven for walkers and cyclists alike, all the while keeping a hold on the rugged, natural beauty that is the very foundation of its intrigue and mystery.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dallam/Hartley county 911 dispatchers received a call about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, regarding a trailer fire. The caller, Jr. Frische, told dispatchers the location was approximately five to six miles west on FM 1727 (South Sedan). It was unknown if the fifth wheel trailer was occupied, and Frische indicated the doors were locked.

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Angel in Uniform

By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

January 27, 2012; I was given my first responsibility as a new staff member at our church, a prayer vigil. Selfishly, I balked when I discovered it was scheduled for one of the nights my husband would be out of town.  This meant I would need to make the trip across the Metroplex in rush hour traffic and then back home—very late at night, alone.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

First National Bank Board of Directors appointed Scot Renick President/CEO and Lou Gallegly as Chairman of the Board of Directors, last week after the retirement announcement of Jack C. Vanderburg. Vanderburg had been with the bank in the position of President since 1981. He became Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008, after the passing of John O. Colquitt, Jr.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

There are snowbirds, snow owls, snow leopards and Snow White, but on area cattle their backs were dusted with snow that had fallen overnight, therefore we had snow cows Tuesday morning. Dallam/Hartley county residents awoke to a fine powder of dusty snow and slick roads. Icy roads were to blame for a single car accident reported at 6:18 a.m. February 7, 2012 in Hartley. No major injuries were reported, but the accident sent a 19 year-old Dalhart resident to the hospital to be checked over.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Wolves maintained their solid grip on first place as they bombarded the Bulldogs on Friday night, winning 65 -37. The win eliminated the Bulldogs from the playoff race and set the Wolves up to control their own destiny with three games left in the season.  Dalhart will have to play Pampa on the road, followed by Perryton and Borger at home.  The Wolves are now 5-1 in district play.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Third time was a charm for the Lady Wolves as they celebrated Senior Night with a big victory over the Lady Bulldogs and moved to 18-10 for the season and 5-3 in district play, with only one district game remaining. The game was never in doubt as the Lady Wolves raced out to an early lead at 8-2 after senior Brynn Dunham stole the ball and raced down to score a layup.

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By RODNEY WHITE

Every two years the UIL creates the circus that is their attempt to provide equity among competing UIL schools. It is a daunting and near impossible task and almost impossible to please everyone. This year there were no surprises for the 1AAA district, it will remain basically the same as it was with Perryton, Borger, Pampa and Dalhart with the addition of River Road.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Resolve to Be Ready is a system that all area residents can register with to be notified of many emergency and critical situations. Households are encouraged to register each cell phone of every member of their home. This means that if a road is closed due to ice or snow, you, your spouse and your children will all receive notification. The same goes for a tornado watch or warning, amber or silver alert, or any pertinent information that pertains to your geographic area. In addition, if you have extended family in another area you can register for those areas as well, to be a back-up contact. This can come in very handy if you have a child away at college or parents that live in another area.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The General Election for Dalhart City Council is rapidly approaching. The ballot will include persons who seek to fill the seat of Councilmember Ward 1, currently held by Kerry Miller; Ward 2, currently held by Kurtis Thomas; Ward 3, currently held by Zelda Lang; and Ward 4, currently held by Chris Bell.

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As school let out Friday afternoon an accident left two vehicles damaged outside the High School.  Drivers are reminded to be cautious and follow posted speed limits to help prevent such incidents.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Are there really six more weeks of winter? Or, is the question: what happened to winter altogether? Punxsutawney Phil forecasted six more weeks of winter, that is when the sun came up, but Rita Blanca Rocky has a different opinion.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Golden Wolves almost let one get away Tuesday night as they watched a 19 point lead dwindle to one point as the Perryton Rangers put on a furious rally to try and beat the Wolves.  In the end a perfect free throw shoot by DaVonte Burks who was six of six in the critical stretch of the fourth quarter and eight of eight for the night made a big difference and Perryton was plagued by a weak effort from the free throw line only making 44 percent on 11 of 24 shooting and in the pivotal fourth quarter they missed seven of 10 free throws, while the Wolves made 14 of 20 for 70 percent in the game.

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San Antonio – Lea Baumert, a sophomore at Dalhart High School, been selected to perform with a Texas All-State music group on Saturday, February 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The concert is part of the annual Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic and Convention.

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Love Covers

By Rev. JUDI WIEGMAN

We took a deep breath as we opened the front door to our newly remodeled home in North Texas.  For two weeks the remodelers worked fervently stripping away the mess left by the renters and giving it a mini-HGTV makeover!  We whispered a quick prayer and forged ahead.  “Oh my goodness!” hubby gasped. “Judi, you can’t believe this!” I nearly knocked him down to get a glimpse of what he was seeing!

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By RODNEY WHITE

The Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association released their Class 3A all-state team, and two players from Dalhart were chosen as honorable mention in three different positions.  DaVonte Burks made the honorable mention list at running back and also as a defensive back.  If you have seen DaVonte in basketball recently, you know why he made the all state list as a defensive back, because he has intercepted most of the basketball passes that have been thrown his way too.  Tyler Smith, the defensive captain, also received honorable mention as a linebacker.  Tyler also represents the Wolves in basketball and shows off his great athletic ability on the court every game.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

For armchair quarterbacks everywhere, the Super Bowl is not just a game; it’s “the” event of the football season. Big screens are dusted, dip is prepared, baby sitters are hired and beverages are iced down, all in preparation of the passing of the pig skin or the commercials, whichever you enjoy the most.