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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Texan launched a summer fun family photo contest June 1. The prize for the wining photos is family four packs of tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo. The Texan has been swamped with submissions and the staff is excited about awarding these prizes to area families.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

United States Congressman Mac Thornberry spoke to a small group of concerned citizens on Tuesday, July 2 at the First National Bank Community Room. Preceding the town hall style meeting on national concerns Thornberry stated, “People have serious concerns about the budget and debt, gun control, healthcare and national security.  They want their voices to be heard, and these conversations are one way I can listen to their concerns and they can share their ideas with me.”

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The 77th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion Directors have named Gary Finch as the parade marshal. Finch was born in 1940. His parents, Lora and Allyn Finch, owned and lived on Finch Brother’s Ranch.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

With summer heat in full force again in Dalhart and temperatures reaching into the low one hundreds last week, area non-profit agencies have determined the need for heat relief assistance for some of the area’s friends and neighbors.  Heat is particularly hard on senior citizens. RayAnn McKay has spearheaded a project to “Keep Kool” this summer.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The hustle and bustle of school clothes shopping begins each August. There are new teachers, new classrooms and new students. This August students at St. Anthony’s Catholic School will start their first day a little different.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN

July is my favorite month.  I am a sucker for the red-white and blue!  I love July cook outs with apple pie, hotdogs and homemade ice cream.  I cry at parades when the American flag passes by.  I thrill to see the honor guards, marching bands and floats carrying the veterans who fought bravely for the freedoms we enjoy.

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Amarillo, TX – U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry has announced that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Dalhart at the First National Bank Community Room on 302 Denrock Ave from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Recent moisture has eased the tension on the upcoming 4th of July celebration and Dalhart Fire Department Chief Curtis Brown gave the “okay” to Kristine Olsen, Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce President, to strike the match and start the show.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart McDonald’s hosted a Day of Change on Monday, July 1. Year around all McDonald’s through the United States collects spare change to benefit the area’s local Ronald McDonald House. Due to an increase in debit and credit card use, these small plastic containers are not as full as they used to be when diners paid with cash and dropped their change in the receptacle to assist families with housing during their child’s illness. On Monday, July 1 Dalhart diners donated generously to this special event.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Texan launched a summer fun family photo contest June 1. The prize for the wining photos is family four packs of tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo. The Texan has been swamped with submissions and the staff is excited about awarding these prizes to area families.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Dallam Extension Education Association (EEA) is gearing up for the annual XIT Arts and Crafts Show.  The XIT Arts and Crafts show will be held on Saturday, August 3 in the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Seventh Street.

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By RODNEY WHITE

The new record holders in Dalhart track had their names placed on the wall in the High School Thursday, June 27 to update their current record times.  Sydney King holds the high school record for the girls’ pole vault at 11’6”.  
Sara Smith had two new records.  Smith has a record in the 1600 with a time of 5:20 and she also set a new record in the 3200 with a time of 11:23. Smith currently also owns the Cross Country record with a time of 11:22:26, set in 2012.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The City of Dalhart had been in search of a ladder truck for their fleet. The addition of a ladder truck would lure new business to Dalhart by increasing code restrictions on the height of new structures.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The agenda was short and attendance was low for the regular meeting of the Dalhart City Council on Tuesday, June 25.  

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

Gary Laramore, Superintendent of Texline ISD, has been named the 2013 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year and will represent Region 16 as its nominee for the 2013 Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Texas Superintendent of the Year.

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By REV. JUDI WIEGMAN
Remember the game Follow the Leader? All the kids would grab the waist of the person in front of them and follow the line wherever the leader went.  Sometimes, he would seek a mud puddle to slosh through or run as fast as possible weaving and swerving to see if he could break off some of his “snakelike” tail.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The first Little Mr. and Miss XIT were crowned in 1983. The tradition has carried on and this year The 77th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion will crown their 30th Little Mr. and Miss XIT. The pre-school age children will ride in the XIT parade and participate in the events throughout the year.

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A retirement reception will be held for former Dalhart Texan owner and publisher, Susan Clay on Thursday, June 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dalhart Texan office located at 410 Denrock Ave.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

A free mother-daughter event was Saturday, June 22 at the administration building of the Dalhart Independent School District. The event was held in conjunction with area Girl Scout troops.
The morning began with a continental breakfast and two craft stations and a dress-up photo op for the mother-daughter teams.

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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dalhart Texan launched a summer fun family photo contest June 1. The prize for the wining photos is family four packs of tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo. The Texan has been swamped with submissions and the staff is excited about awarding these prizes to area families.