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Wed
18
Oct

Tie-breaker needed to pick contest winner

By DEREK LOPEZ

The week 7 football contest is in the books and it was a tough week for contestants, as nobody scored more than 15 points.

Tommy Cloninger and Jim Davis Jr. each led the contest this week with 15 points. Gary Green, Junior Garcia, Larry Turner, Oscar Sanchez and Terrill Moorhead each finished with 14 points. The tie-breaker was supposed to be the combined score of Patton Springs and Petersburg. According to the Petersburg school website they were scheduled to play this week, but for unknown reasons, they did not play, so the combined score of the game was 0.

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Wed
18
Oct

Denim and Diamonds Gala set for Saturday, Nov., 4th

Littlefield’s Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s “Denim and Diamonds Fall Gala” has been set for Saturday night, Nov. 4, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. , at Zeek’s 54 Event Center, located in the 1403 East Waylon Jennings Blvd., (Hwy 54) in Littlefield.

The Gala is not a “formal” dress-up event.

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Wed
18
Oct

Area marching bands compete this Saturday

By JOE GONZALES

This Saturday, area Lamb County High School Marching Band’s will be taking part in the Region 16 Marching Contest.

The event is being held at Lowrey Field in Lubbock.

This year, 1A, 2A, 3A and 5A school’s will get the chance to advance to the state meet being held Nov., 6, 7 and 8 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio.

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Wed
18
Oct

Four men arrested on drug charges

By JOE GONZALES

This past Saturday, Littlefield Police Officers responded to a 911 call at the Plains Motel that resulted in the arrest of four individuals.

Arrested were: Gerado Estrada, Tyree Williams, George Nesbitt and Richard Pherson.

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Wed
18
Oct

SERVING UP GOOD FOOD

SERVING UP GOOD FOOD – Littlefield EMS hosted their annual Hamburger Fund Raiser on Sunday at the Lamb County Ag Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Sat
14
Oct

Edwards joins Webb, Webb & Wright

By JOE GONZALES

Webb, Webb and Wright, CPAs recently added a new face to their staff.

And this face should be familiar to some.

Mitchell Edwards, a graduate of Sudan High School, joined the Littlefield business back in August of this year.

Edwards had worked parttime with the company while he finished up his Master’s at Texas Tech University.

 

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Sat
14
Oct

Earth-Springlake Gin donates to area departments

DONATION FROM GIN—Mike West, manager of the Springlake-Earth Cotton Growers Gin, right, presented a donation on behalf of the gin, to members of the Springlake and Earth EMS Departments Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11. There to receive the donation were, left to right, Jimmy Brooks, EMS Coordinator; J. Allen Gover, EMT; and Dean Jones, ECA. The donation was given “in appreciation for the service given to the two communities.”

 

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Sat
14
Oct

Littlefield man sentenced for role in meth distribution

Arnoldo Mendoza Lepez, 45, of Littlefield, was sentenced Friday morning, Oct. 13th, before Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 405 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea to his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. A co-defendant, Joseph Raymond Jaramillo, Jr., 30, also of Littlefield, was sentenced last week to 365 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to his role in the same conspiracy.

Both Lepez and Jaramillo pleaded guilty in July 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Both have been in custody since the time of their arrest in May 2017.

 

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Wed
11
Oct

Bobby Cunningham wins football contest

By DEREK LOPEZ

The tie-breaker, once again, decided who took home first, second and third place this week, in the week six edition of the Lamb County Leader-News football contest.

Bobby Cunningham, David Neinast and Ronnie Martin each finished with 15 points this week. The tie-breaker was 43 points, which was the combined score of Miami and Hedley.

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Wed
11
Oct

State Representative Ken King addresses town hall meeting

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Ken King, Republican Texas District 88 Representative, reported Tuesday morning on many things that were done during the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, before it closed a few days ago.

At the town hall meeting, he addressed a good crowd that had gathered in the Lamb County Courtroom, as he talked about the actions that were taken during the 140-day session, which began on Jan. 10, 2017.

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