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Wed
16
Aug

Commissioners handle 11 business agenda items

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Lamb County Commissioners took care of 11 agenda items Monday morning when they met for a regular business session.

Following consideration of most of the agenda, they recessed at 10:30, to return at 1 p.m. to work on the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget.

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Wed
16
Aug

Pool fundraiser being held Thursday

By JOE GONZALES

While the City of Littlefield continues to move forward with plans to build the QUAD, Littlefield Aquatic Center, they are also moving forward with plans to help fund the project.

This Thursday, Aug., 17th, the Early Risers Lions Club will be handing out free sausage wraps to promote fundraising for the pool.

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Wed
16
Aug

4-H members and leaders honored at ‘Fiesta’ Banquet

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Saturday night, about 85 people, including 4-H members and their families and supporters, attended the 2016 Lamb County 4-H “Fiesta” Achievement Banquet in the Sudan School Cafeteria.

Several special awards were presented to 4-H members, and their adult leaders.

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Wed
16
Aug

Back to school already?!

GETTING SET FOR CLASS – Littlefield Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Shonda Castillo was busy getting get classroom “unpacked” Tuesday afternoon. Castillo and the rest of the primary teaching staff were getting ready to meet their students later that evening. This is the first year Castillo will be teaching Pre-Kindergarten. She has been with Littlefield ISD for five years as a teaching assistant. Littlefield Primary held their annual “Meet Your Teacher” Tuesday night.

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Sat
12
Aug

Street Party next Friday

Littlefield’s Wellington State Bank is continuing its plans for the 15th Annual Wildcat Street Party, to be held next Friday, Aug. 18th, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The annual event has become a tradition as the kick-off for the upcoming football season.

The event continues to grow every year and supporters look forward to seeing all the community get together in support of the Littlefield Wildcats. Sylvia Castillo and Ruth Lopez, both with Wellington State Bank are in their second year of planning the event

 

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Sat
12
Aug

City completes repairs to sewer line

By JOE GONZALES

Earlier this week, workers with Perez Metal Fencing, Welding and Construction of Littlefield, installed a new R Panel Fence at 203 South Westside Ave.

The existing fence had to be removed by the City of Littlefield’s Department of Utilities due to the previous fence being directly on top of the city sewer main that was recently repaired.

The fence was also in the city’s right-of-way. To complete the extensive repairs on the sewer main and manhole, approximately 90 feet of the homeowners metal fence had to be removed.

The issue was explained in detail to the homeowner’s and they had no issue with removing the fence, because they were more concerned about the sewer line being repaired.

 

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Sat
12
Aug

RIVERA FAMILY’S APPRECIATION

Members of the family of Uvaldo Rivera, Sr., who is holding a “Life Saving Award” plaque, gathered together Friday evening for a fund-raising brisket meal at the Olton Ag Pavilion.

The plaque was donated after the meal, to Pablo Peralez, who rushed into the burning home of the Rivera family on Saturday, July 29, and helped 78-year-old Uvaldo Rivera, Sr. to safety.

The plaque reads: “We hereby honor Pablo Peralez (of Olton) for his actions that saved the life of our father on Saturday, July 29, 2017. On that day Pablo “unhesitatingly” went into a burning structure to save Don Valdo. Your heroic actions will always be remembered. Presented August 2017 by the family of Uvaldo Rivera, Sr.” Seated beside him is his brother, Pablo Rivera, and behind them are their families.

 

Wed
09
Aug

HTDB lends a helping hand

Local kennel handing out backpacks Sunday

By JOE GONZALES

With only a couple of weeks until local youngsters head backto-school, one local kennel, Had to Do It Bullyz wants to make sure kids have the supplies they need.

Sunday, Aug., 13th, they are holding a backpack giveaway in front of Nopalitos Restaurant beginning at 5 p.m.

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Wed
09
Aug

A grave situation

Littlefield citizens come together to clean up cemetery

By JOELLA LOVVORN

All of the recent rains have given a boost to the weeds that are growing in the Littlefield Cemetery, and Dusty Sides, who organized the clean-up effort, explained, “We came to mow, and have found at least six graves that have sunken in.”

She was very upset at seeing the condition of the cemetery, and expressed her opinion that “people must not care!”

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Wed
09
Aug

An Angel for Rosie

Marquez blessed by anonymous donor

By JOELLA LOVVORN

At 2 p.m. Saturday, a small group of people gathered near the northeast corner of Stiles Park in Olton, during the Sandhills Celebration, and watched several hundred tennis balls drop to the ground from the “bucket” of a front end loader.

Ben Wagner, had poured a “barrel full” of tennis balls, containing numbers on them, into the front of the rig. When Wagner gave the signal to pour them out, Keely Adams, Olton’s new city administrator cranked up the motor and poured them out on the grass in front of the hole.

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