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Stratford’s Clift crowned Queen at 86th XIT Rodeo and Reunion

Kids loaded up with candy, local businesses had their moment in the sun, marching bands, high-flying gymnastics teams, XIT Directors and more were on display Saturday morning in the 86th XIT Parade. See more photos on pages 2 and 8 of this edition of The Dalhart Texan.

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Dalhart hosts 86th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion

Above: Morgan Clift, center, reacts after being named the 2022 XIT Rodeo Queen as out-going queen Preslie Poling, left, approaches to crown the new queen.

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Another XIT branded in the history books

The XIT Directors pose for their annual photo in front of the fire for the BBQ after it was lit around 1 a.m. Friday. The fire burned through the night until coals were left, which were used to cook the meat.

 

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Legacy Assisted Living crowns XIT King and Queen

Walter Floyd and Helen Moore were crowned the Legacy Assisted Living King and Queen Monday morning and were joined by the XIT Rodeo and Reunion Directors, their wives, as well queen candidates Sam Unruh and Morgan Clift and reigning queen Preslie Poling.

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Coon Memorial Nursing Home crowns XIT King and Queen

Coon Memorial Nursing Home crowned its 2022 XIT King and Queen, Monday morning. Douglas Davis and Dorothy Womble were crowned the 2022 XIT king and queen by the XIT Rodeo and Reunion directors, their wives, queen candidates and the current XIT queen.

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86th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion is under way!

PRCA Steer Roping Slack marked the beginning of the 86th Annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion on Wednesday morning. A full weekend of events are under way, with the second PRCA rodeo performance set for 7 p.m. tonight with Tough Enough to Wear Pink night, and the final performance will be Saturday night when the new XIT Rodeo Queen will be crowned.

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It’s All About Kids

Jamey Kvanvig fills a backpack with school supplies Thursday evening. Jamey was one of about 25 junior high, high school and adult volunteers who filled 30 backpacks per grade - about 400 backpacks in total - to be handed out from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 7 during “It’s All About Kids Day” at Kella Hill Park. See more photos on Page 10.

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Paulsen, Lemenager Take Owned Female Show Honors at 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kinnick Paulsen of Preston, Iowa, won the horned owned female show with HAWK Murphy 14J ET and Paige Lemenager of Hudson, Ill., won the polled owned female show at the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo, July 21, in Louisville, KY.

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XIT Junior Rodeo gets off to muddy start

The XIT Junior Rodeo got a late start with rain making the arena a muddy mess, but the clouds parted, the sun worked its magic and the rodeo went off without a hitch with kids competing in bull riding, barrels, poles, steer breakaway, breakaway, calf riding, double-mugging, steer riding, steer stop and calf roping.

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Barber Named Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year

LOUISVILLE, KY.

Bryden Barber of Channing, Texas, was honored as the 2022 Hereford Junior Herdsman of the Year on July 22 during the 2022 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), Banners in the Bluegrass, in Louisville, Ky. He was awarded a $2,500 scholarship sponsored by the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and Sullivan Supply.

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Legacy of the XIT Roundup is Saturday in Channing

The XIT Roundup will live on this Saturday (July 30) with the annual Legacy of the Roundup festivities in downtown Channing, home of the XIT general office.

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XIT Melodrama cast practicing hard for this year’s show

The XIT Melodrama cast is working hard to polish this year’s show.

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Roping at XIT Rangers Arena honors Krahn, Frazier

Marty Nicholson (heeler) and Gannen Braddock (header) compete in the Kyle Krahn and Joel Frazier Memorial Roping, Saturday at the XIT Rangers arena in Dalhart. The roping is named in memory of Kyle Krahn and Joel Frazier, who died a year apart. Krahn was an avid team roper who died in 2016 at the age of 54. Frazier, also an avid roper, died in July 2017 at the age of 65. His death was ruled a homicide and his daughter Camilla Frazier-Tidrow and Kory Tidrow were convicted of first degree murder in 2019. The case will be the subject of a “True Crime” television program and a crew from Lion Television filmed Saturday’s event. See more photos on Page 10.

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Man runs from cops, pays the price

The Hartley County Sheriff’s Department investigates Dodge pickup at the the scene of a high speed chase Friday afternoon southwest of Dalhart. What started as a call in Dalhart resulted in a high speed chase down U.S. Highway 87 from Dalhart to Hartley, then back west and north on County Road 998, with speeds reportedly exceeding 100 mph, ending when the driver rolled the truck at FM 998 and U.S. Highway 54, southwest of Dalhart. The vehicle’s right front tire was eventually disabled and the vehicle rolled. The driver was checked by EMS and eventually taken into custody.

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Xavier Quiroz and Tegan Lujan crowned 2022 Little Mr. and Miss XIT

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

The 86th XIT Rodeo and Reunion kicked off in grand style July 23 with the Little Mr. and Miss XIT Pageant at the La Rita Theatre. Nine girls and four boys were interviewed by reigning XIT Rodeo Queen Preslie Poling, and then performed an individual skit to showcase their talent.

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Texas A&M connects with youth during Texas FFA Convention

By PAUL
SCHATTENBURG
Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension

With a growing U.S. and world population to feed, the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences strives to inform young people about higher education and career opportunities in agriculture – opportunities that go beyond traditional areas.

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Dalhart Chamber explains benefits of Main Street Texas program at ‘Rise and Grind’ breakfast

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

Any opportunity to improve downtown Dalhart’s infrastructure and draw more visitors and residents to the downtown area is a good thing. The Dalhart Camber of Commerce has applied to the Main Street Texas program and, should it be approved, would have access to grant money to make needed improvements to the downtown area. The Texas Historical Commission started the Texas Main Street Program in 1981 as a way to revitalize historic downtowns. The deadline to apply is July 30, and the more support, the better Dalhart’s chances of being approved for the program. The City of Dalhart and the Economic Development Council are already on board, and at Wednesday’s “Rise and Grind” breakfast at the Dust Bowl Bar and Grill, the Chamber of commerce hoped to drum up more support for the program from local business-owners. Dalhart Chamber of Commerce Operations Manager McKinsey Ogle said there is so much potential in the Main Street area which, in Dalhart’s case, is defined as the area between Rock Island and Denver Avenues and between 1st and 7th Streets.

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Library story time takes kids on an ocean adventure

Dallam-Hartley County Library Director Kinsey Nicholson took kids on an undersea adventure with Ocean Storytime, Wednesday morning at the library. Kids who attended were entered for a chance to win a Wonderland Amusement Park WOW Pass. Kids will have another chance to win by attending the program on Friday morning, July 23.

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Backyard Poultry Production event set Aug. 1 in Lubbock

By KAY LEDBETTER
Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension

Anyone interested in learning more about keeping a home chicken flock should attend the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Poultry Production workshop set from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Lubbock.

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Don’t go wild taking sunflower photos

By TEXAS A&M
AGRILIFE EXTENSION

You might have seen them growing along Texas highways and back roads this summer. That bright, oh so sunny field of sunflowers.