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Sat
31
Mar

LHS Student Council cake auction raises $6,370

Last year, the Littlefield High School Student Council was able to raise enough money to be able to grant a child’s wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, after working at the goal for three years.

The LHS Student Council held their annual cake auction on Wednesday starting towards their goal to grant another wish. It took them three years the first time, but it may not take that long this go around as the school and community came out in full force, raising $6,370.

The varsity football players donate cakes to be auctioned off with the money going towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

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Wed
28
Mar

Littlefield School Board discusses safety protocols

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Independent School District’s Board of Trustees held their regular meeting Monday evening in the board room of the Administration building.

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. and the invocation was given by Gary Birkelbach. Members in attendance were Will Williams, Lance Broadhurst, Adrian Solis, Pat Demel, Hervey Valdez Jr. and Birkelbach.

The Minutes were approved as read and the Principals gave updates for each of their respective campuses.

 

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Wed
28
Mar

Shelby’s Bridge remembers Qualls

By JOE GONZALES

Saturday night at the Sudan High School, Shelby’s Bridge, along with people of Sudan and friends and family gathered to remember someone special – Son Qualls.

Shelby’s Bridge, is still working towards their gift and thrift shop that will be located at 110 Main Street in downtown Sudan.

Shelby’s Bridge will serve as a place where adults with disabilities have an opportunity to develop, improve and utilize viable job skills.

 

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Wed
28
Mar

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Members of the Littlefield Rotary Club celebrated the 84 th birthday of Club Secretary, Joella Lovvorn, during the club’s regular meeting Thursday, March 22, in the Atrium of Lamb Healthcare Center.

Members shown left to right, are: Dezi Vargas, Jerry Hernandez, Dr. Jolanta Smyda, Sue Williamson, Dave Gruver, Joella Lovvorn, Jason Hunter, Shawna Wagley, Brandon Jacobson, Kathy Shipp, John Roley and Graham Henley. Birthday cake and strawberries, with Cool Wip, were served to everyone.

 

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Sat
24
Mar

Investigation continues into shooting death

By JOE GONZALES

The investigation continues into the events surrounding the shooting death of 18-year-old Angel Uolla by a Littlefield Police Officer this past Tuesday. That morning, Littlefield Police responded to a 911 call at Our Place Community Center, regarding the need for an ambulance and police because a GED student had stabbed a teacher. In a press release from the Littlefield Police Department, for unknown reasons, Uolla began to intentionally stab members of the Laguna Park Community Center and causing critical and serious injuries to some people. Norma Jean Bartley, 75, a teacher at Adult Learning Center was stabbed multiple times by Uolla. She was transported to UMC by AeroCare.

 

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Sat
24
Mar

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

The investigation continues into the events surrounding the shooting death of 18-year-old Angel Uolla by a Littlefield Police Officer this past Tuesday. Uolla began to intentionally stab members of the Our Place offices in the Laguna Park Community Center and causing critical and serious injuries to some people. The investigation has been passed over to the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers

 

 

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Sat
24
Mar

BANQUET HONOR

By JOE GONZALES

Littlefield-arearesidents started the Spring season Tuesday night, when they gathered in the “Garden of Growth” in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center, for the annual Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Awards Banquet. Highlights of the banquet were the introductions of the special awards to: Lorenz Chiropractic, the “Business of the Year”; Johnny Rosemond, the “Citizen Through the Years”; Joel Griffith, the “Man of the Year”; Jan McCrary Garrison, the

“Woman of the Year”; and Brian and Cindy Muller, the “Farm Family of the Year.” The Spring theme was carried out in huge hand-made flowers decorating the backdrop behind the speaker’s stand, and on every denim-covered table. Bouquets of Baby’s Breath flowers were also standing in vases water, as part of the table decorations.

 

 

Wed
21
Mar

Two cities, two schools to hold elections May 5th

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Only two Lamb County cities and two school districts will be holding elections Saturday, May 5.

Residents of the City of Amherst will be voting in a special election, to approve or disapprove, the re-authorization of a ¼ % sales tax for street maintenance.

The City of Springlake had no one to apply to run for the two expiring terms, so an election will be held to receive write-in votes.

 

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Wed
21
Mar

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE

Saturday, the Littlefield Fire Department, along with the Sudan Fire Department and Amherst Fire Department, responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of West Fourth Street. The fire was located behind a residence at 945 West Fourth Street and Littlefield Fire Chief Jamie Grey said the cause was still under investigation to determine the point of origin of the fire. Grey said they were dispatched to the fire at 12:54 p.m. and left the scene at 3:49 p.m. A volunteer Littlefield Fire Fighter was injured and transported to Lubbock, but Grey said as of Tuesday, the fire fighter was okay and back at work.

 

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Wed
21
Mar

National Weather Service holds spotter training class

By JOE GONZALES

Monday night, the National Weather Service hosted a Skywarn Training Session (Severe Weather Spotter Training) inside the City of Littlefield’s City Council Chambers.

Skywarn is the National Weather Service’s program of trained volunteer storm spotters.

The Lubbock area consists of a 24-county service area.

 

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