Littlefield Life

Wed
02
Apr

Courthouse maintenance man honored on retirement

Ray Quintela was honored with a retirement reception Monday afternoon in the Lamb County Courtroom, where many of his friends gathered to wish him a happy retirement. Lamb County Judge Mike DeLoach presented him with his crystal trophy, “in appreciation for your years of service and dedication to the citizens of Lamb County, Texas. 10-28-1986 to 3-31-2014.”

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Following 27 years and five months of working in the Lamb County Courthouse, Ray Quintela is laying down his tools and retiring from his duties in housekeeping, heating and air conditioning, and general maintenance. He began on Oct. 28, 1986 in the housekeeping department, and was promoted to heating and air conditioning, and is retiring as the maintenance department head.

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Sun
30
Mar

Lfd. Jr. High Honors Band rates high in concert, sight reading

These members of the Littlefield Junior High School Maroon Honors Band came home with top ratings, following the Regional UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests at Frenship. Nine other junior high bands competed at the contests, including Lubbock, Brownfield, Shallowater, Seminole, Plainview, Levelland, Denver City, Frenship and Idalou. Names of the students are found in the accompanying story.

The Littlefield Junior High Maroon Honors Band earned top ratings at the Regional UIL Concert and Sight reading contest on March 5 at the Frenship Performing Arts Center. Competing were middle school bands from Littlefield, Lubbock, Brownfield, Shallowater, Seminole, Planiview, Levelland, Denver City, Frenship, and Idalou. The concert contest performance was judged by Joey Ashbrook from San Angelo Central High School, Mike Devenport of Gatesville, and Cheryl Hopkins from Greenville High School.

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Wed
26
Mar

BEST TECHNICAL CREW

Zach Cantu and Jacob Parker present award for Best Technical Crew at District competition Thursday, March 20, in Tulia, to Ricky Hobbs, high school principal, center, back row. The award is a first for the On-Act Play Crew in many years. Zach Cantu and Jacob Parker were the key members who ran lighting and sound at the competition last week.

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Wed
26
Mar

CAKE AUCTION

The Littlefield Student Council held their annual cake auction Friday inside the Wildcat Gymnasium. The cakes were provided by members of the 2013 Wildcat football team. Student Council Advisor Nicole Shelley said $1,500 was raised at the auction. She said the money goes towards the purchase of scantron forms for teachers to use on tests.

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Sun
23
Mar

ACTIVE NHS MEMBERS

Participating in the induction ceremony for the new National Honor Society inductees, were these active Joe C. Hutchinson Chapter of the National Honor Society mem at Littlefield High School. On the front row, left to right, are Faith Sanders, Heather Lowe, Desenia Fuentes, Elizabeth Styron, and Peyton Warren. On the second row are Jayde Elliot, DJ Martinez, Jaylynn Reid, Andrea Are, Katherine Palma, Cody Wllace, Luis Marquez, Adam Rucker,Taylor Upchurch and JT Bowman. Standing in back are Hunter Richey, Meritt McGehee, Joleene Reid, Richard Likes, Jacob Parker, Sydney White, Sela Bryant, Stephani Hernandez, Strait Pope, Carson Carroll, and Michael Flournoy.
 
Wed
19
Mar

One-Act Play competing; then to perform for public

Shown on the back row are Miguel Contraras, Zach Cantu, Levi McKinnerney, Jamacia Ross, Denzel Moore, Juan Hernandez, Jacob Parker, and Jason Gronewald. On the center row are Devon Lopez, Robert Vasquez, Anisia Cantu, and Rhett Butler. Seated in front are Shawn Cristan, Davian Moore and Kori Klein.

Littlefield High School’s One-Act Play Company 2014 will be competing Thursday in District competition at Tulia High School, where six other schools will be performing their one-act plays. Saturday night, they will present Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, in the first of two performances for the local public.
 
Wed
19
Mar

Lamb County 4-H members participate in Food Challenge

ORANGE 4-H SENIOR TEAM — Members of the Lamb County 4-H Orange Senior Food Challenge Team are, left to right, Jose Luis Melendez, Brianna Azua, Joseph Burt, Maleea Harper, and Gavin Sawyer. They participated in the District 2 Food Challenge, held in Brownfield Feb. 25.

By MANDI SEATON Lamb CEA-FCs.
 
Twenty five Lamb County 4-H members participated in the District 2 4-H Food Challenge, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Terry County Senior Citizens Center in Brownfield. The Food Challenge competition provides 4-H members the opportunity to participate in a high-charged food experience and a way to exhibit knowledge and skills gained through food and nutrition project experiences.
 
Sun
16
Mar

Project Prom declared a huge success!

By MANDI SEATON Lamb CEA-FCS.
 
The first annual Project Prom event, held Thursday, Feb. 27 at Our Place Activity Center in Littlefield, was a huge success! Peyton Warren, Littlefield 4-H Club member, and Katelyn Peggram, Olton 4-H Club member, organized the event. Their goal was to help girls with a gown so that they may attend their prom. Approximately 30 prom dresses were donated in Lamb County, and The Bridge of Lubbock, donated 57 prom gowns for the event.
 
Sun
16
Mar

OLTON 4-H DONATION

Members of the Olton 4-H Club recently received a $2,500 donation on behalf of LaNell Whitaker through America’s Farmers Grow Communities and the Monsanto Fund. On the right, Monsanto representative, Mike Heath, along with winning farmer, LaNell Whitaker, presented the Olton 4-H Club with a check for $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
 
Wed
12
Mar

Olton residents honored at 57th Chamber Banquet

Honored Saturday night as the “2014 Farm Family of the Year” were these members of the Steve and LaNell Whitaker family. The recognition was presented during the 57th annual Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Banquet, held in the Olton School Cafeteria.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Five awards were presented to some of Olton’s outstanding citizens Saturday night, as they were recognized by the Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at their 57th annual banquet. Besides the special entertainment by Joella and Lanny Hemmings of Anton, and the humor presented by Master of Ceremonies Kurt Kiser of Lubbock, the farm family, teacher of the year, woman of the year, man of the year, and citizen through the years were introduced and applauded.

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