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Members honored at Dalhart High FFA Banquet

BY BILL KELLY
The Dalhart Texan

The Dalhart High FFA held its annual banquet on Thursday May 12 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum. The FFA looked back on the past year and announced a large number of awards that were won throughout the year by different members of the organization.

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DIS 4th graders learn about water conservation

The North Plains Groundwater Conservation District held its annual Water Festival Tuesday at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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Celebration!

The Junior Class “Goal Diggers” Powderpuff football team celebrates Addison Bowers’ game-winning kick in suddendeath overtime Tuesday night that gave the junior class a win over the seniors in Dalhart’s annual Powderpuff football game. The Powderpuff football game and Macho Man volleyball game generated $1,171.16 in donations, including a $500 donation from Just-In Backyard BBQ and Catering. All money donated goes tenth Twilight Fund. See More photos on Page 7.

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Frank Phillips College says goodbye to Ilene Walton

Frank Phillips College’s Rahll campus said goodbye Friday afternoon to Provost Ilene Walton as she leaves with her husband to a new adventure. Walton came to Dalhart in 2007 and began working at Frank Phillips in 2013 when the campus was still downtown, moving into the new Rahll campus building in 2018. Walton’s husband has taken a new job with the Melissa Independent School District north of Dallas.

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G&G Operators sponsors free barbecue picnic at Dalhart Senior Center

G & G Operators sponsored a free barbecue picnic at the park adjacent to the Dalhart Senior Center on Thursday. In the photo is the senior center board. Drive-thru and to-go meals were available, but many families chose to eat picnic style at the park. See more photos on Page 10.

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Top of Texas Showdown brings out the best in area FFA, 4-H

Lindee Miller of the Silverton FFA discusses her entry in the 1st Annual Top of Texas Showdown Agriculture Mechanics Project Show in Hartley, Saturday morning. FFA and 4-H programs from across the Texas Panhandle showcased their projects for the contest. Lindee was the Division Champion in Agriculture Machinery and Equipment and the Overall Grand Champion.

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Singer-songwriter Kelsie Watts coming to the La Rita Theatre in June

Special to The Dalhart Texan

Singer and songwriter Kelsie Watts will perform at the La Rita Theatre in Dalhart on June 4, 2022 at 7 p.m.

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DHS prom royalty

Libby Heiskell and Cristian Salinas were voted the 2022 Dalhart High Prom Queen and King. They were crowned during the “Arabian Nights” prom on Saturday May 7.

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Rico Aviation gives senior students a look at careers in flight, emergency services

By SHAWN YORKS
Dalhart Texan

Dalhart High School seniors got a behindthe- scenes look at the emergency services field on Friday morning with Rico Aviation’s senior day at Dalhart Municipal Airport. Rico Aviation brought out their Medivac helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, while fire and EMS crews from Dallam and Hartley counties brought their ambulances for the students to get a hands-on look at the equipment and talk to the firefighters, paramedics and flight crews.

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Mary Berry and Mason Wilt Quickly Fell in Love in Lubbock

By JOHN W. McCULLOUGH Special to The Texan
Editor’s Note: This is the 42nd article in a series on Dalhart Army Airfield during WWII.

 

In the last article, Mason Wilt completed his last twenty minutes of glider pilot training at South Plains Army Air Field (SPAAF) in Lubbock.

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DHS students win academic awards

BY BILL KELLY
Dalhart Texan

Dalhart High School held its annual Awards Assembly on Tuesday May 3 in the high school auditorium. Students received awards for individual classes and for achievements throughout their high school careers, and were also presented with certificates for achievements in various academic contests.

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Firefighters respond to fire at Mixer Center

Smoke is seen Monday at Mixer Center in Dalhart.

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Justin Smiley heading Xcel Energy’s Texas- New Mexico Business Customer Relations group

AMARILLO – Justin Smiley, who has served as a senior manager in Xcel Energy’s Substation Operations and Maintenance group for Texas and New Mexico since 2015, has taken the position of director of Business Customer Relations as of May 2 upon the retirement of Bryan Kauffman.

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DIS 4th graders learn about local wildlife, food chains at XIT Museum

Mr. Carranza’s fourth grade class at Dalhart Intermediate School was one of several classes who visited the XIT Museum on Wednesday. The students learned about food chains and different wildlife native to the local area. Here, Axel Padilla and Esmerelda Nuñez examine the skulls of local animals that are on display at the museum. See Page 14 for more photos.

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Dalhart youth softball, baseball in full swing

Kimberly Conner of Perkins Auctioneers fields a ground ball at shortstop during her team’s youth softball game against Stephens Welding in coach-pitch action, Saturday afternoon. Stephens Welding won the game, 8-1. See more photos on Page 12.

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Dalhart High School announced last week that Pierce Pfannstiel would be Valedictorian of the Class of 2022 and Kennedy Green would be Salutatorian.Dalhart High announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian

 

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‘Fashion and Fizz’ brings the best in local fashions

Young Models wearing the latest fashions from Dalhart’s Ropes TX Western & Casual Wear walk the runway in the finale of the “Fashion & Fizz” fashion show, Saturday morning at the Rita Blanca Coliseum.

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Work Crews are making improvements to Denver Street

Work Crews having been getting down and dirty making improvements to Denver Street all week. Road improvements continue along the heavily-traveled road (U.S. 54) between the railroad tracks and 7th Street.

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Presley Carranza, age 6, won her age division in the Dalhart Texan’s Easter coloring contest. Presley came to the paper office to claim her prizes on Wednesday. Congratulations, Presley!

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Dalhart Chamber plays host to Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting for Little Shop of Flowers

The Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce held a Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting for Little Shop of Flowers at 203 Denrock. Phillip Gomez and Jessica Fernandez, the owners of Little Shop of Flowers have lived in Dalhart all their lives. They love and appreciate their community. They purchased the flower shop recently in September of 2021 and are dedicated to providing great customer service. They create beautiful floral arrangements and provide other gift items such as plants, balloons and gift baskets. They deliver in Dalhart, to Hartley and surrounding areas up to 20 miles. Come celebrate their excitement! Always keep in mind The Little Shop of Flowers for all your florist and plant needs!