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By JOE WARREN

I’m leaving Dalhart to take a publisher position on the Oregon Coast. It’s a bittersweet exit, because my son, Liam, and I have really enjoyed our time in Dalhart. Bitter because I’ll miss about 1,000 things about this community tucked away at the top of the Texas Panhandle, but mostly I’ll miss the friends I’ve met.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The DISD School Board met on Tuesday night, November 18.

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Dalhart’s Senior Citizens Center is so much more than its name implies. It’s more than just a cafeteria for lunch during the week and a place for an occasional domino game. It’s a place with opportunities for community involvement, and that’s precisely the center’s new vision.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

Parent Portal is a free online resource for parents or guardians of Dalhart students that allows them to get an up-todate snapshot of their student’s grades and records of absences and tardies.

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Ag producers can learn what to expect from the Farm Bill and how it will impact their farming and ranching business at the 2014 Farm Bill meeting on Monday, November 24 at the OSU Research Center in Goodwell, OK.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

The City Council met last Monday to discuss various topics, one of which was the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and how to allocate funds received for 2015.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

Dallam and Hartley County Commissioners held a joint meeting Monday, November 10. Dallam County had only one agenda item other than the normal monthly business to take care of, like paying bills, approving minutes, and going over other financial matters.

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By JOE WARREN

Old Man Winter made a visit to the Panhandle earlier than normal this year over the weekend blanketing the area with one to two inches of snow, depending on what part to Dallam or Hartley County you live in.

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By JOE WARREN

Veterans Day in Dalhart was a cold one, with an artic storm blitzing the area like the Marines on Iwo Jima back in 1945. Well maybe not as fierce, but cold enough to move all festivities of the day inside to the Senior Center.

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By JOE WARREN

The Dalhart City Council voted to approve a bid from Texas Independent Banks (TIB) for a $9.6 million loan to the city to build a new water system consisting of four wells and a pump station on the south side of town.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

The fatal shooting of Johnny Joseph Martinez, of Dalhart, on October 13 by a Dalhart Police Officer, has been under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

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By JOE WARREN

Current Dallam County Justice of the Peace, Rita Little won the general election by a significant amount, but she was the only person to appear on the ballot on Nov. 4, for that office.

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JD Peterson, 11, has had a successful first year as a junior bull rider. In March of this year, he took second place at Rank Lil Buckers and received a buckle. He then moved on to compete in the Texas Junior Bull Rider’s Association in September where he won first place and qualified for the state championship.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing three educational events during this year’s Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, set for Dec. 2-4 at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG

The 19th Annual Conference of S.P.I.R.I.T. 54 was held in Dalhart on Thursday and Friday November 6 and 7. S.R.I.R.I.T. stands for, (Southwest Passage for Initiative for Regional and Interstate Transportation). Their motto is “There is more on 54.” The plan that was started 19 years ago is build a four-lane Highway 54 from Wichita, Kans. to El Paso.

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Annette Melius, president of Keep Dalhart Beautiful (KDB) addressed the Dalhart City Council recently to discuss a proposed Keep Dalhart Beautiful effort.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the way to help caregivers for almost a quartermillion service members who have returned from recent military deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression and other challenges.

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By JOE WARREN

Sara Hensley, a fifth grade student at Dalhart Intermediate School, knows all too well about Epilepsy. Her little sister suffers from the disorder.

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By IVY HOLLINGSWORTH

In Tuesday’s midterm elections, Republicans swept Democrats across the nation, keeping incumbents U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry in their seats.

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By ZELDA BETH LANG
with reporting by Joe Warren

The only local race in the two counties for the general election was the Dallam County Justice of the Peace race and there are questions surrounding that race because Incumbent, Rita Little may not even be living in Dallam County anymore.