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Wed
23
Apr

Wildcat Band brings home 11th Sweepstakes Award

Wednesday, April 16, the Littlefield High School Band competed in UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest, and came hoome with the 11th consecutive Sweepstakes award. The contest was held on the campus of Lubbock-Cooper High School, where the Wildcat Band members were the first band in class 2A to perform.
 
Wed
23
Apr

Documentation continues for county’s TxDOT grant

Lamb County Commissioners took care of several items on their agenda Monday morning, April 14. On Friday, April 4, County Judge Mike DeLoach was notified by certified mail, informing him that Lamb County had been awarded a $231,898 grant from Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
 
Wed
23
Apr

City Council handles long agenda

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Monday night, Littlefield’s City Council granted permission for the Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee to host the first annual Emil Macha Barbecue Cook-off, to be held the weekend of June 13 and 14; and voted to close Burleson Street, west of Cedar Street, as requested by Robert Rivas. Those were only two of the 13 items on their agenda for the evening.
 
Sun
20
Apr

MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM

Littlefield Primary students were treated to a presentation from the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom Wednesday morning. Bernadette Birkenfeld spoke to the primary students about the science of milk. She told the children how milk gets from the farm to the refrigerator, and also talked to them about the milk’s nutrition, the environment the cows stay in, and the dairy industry.
 
Sun
20
Apr

Lunar eclipse causes ‘blood moon’

The lunar eclipse is shown as it was nearly complete in the earth’s shadow at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. It was fully red at 3:15, and had begun coming out at 3:30. This was the first in a series of four ‘Blood Moon’ eclipses that are coming Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, April 14 and 15, the first ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse in a series of four, appeared in the sky above Lamb County. The total eclipse of the moon was also visible from all of the Americas, and the appearance was the first of a lunar tetrad: four total lunar eclipses in a row.
 
Sun
20
Apr

Hospital Board receives reports

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The Board of Managers of the Lamb County Hospital conducted its regular business meeting Tuesday night, with Tony Barton, president presiding. Cindy Klein, chief financial officer, reviewed the financial report, ending March 31, 2014. She reported that the total cash flow for the month was $2,349,378, of which $531,205 was ad valorem taxes collected, but not used. For the year to date, inpatient revenue was over budget; the outpatient revenue was under budget; revenue deducations were under budget; non-operating revenue was over budget and total revenue was over budget.
 
Wed
16
Apr

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION

A retirement celebration was held Tuesday afternoon for Doug Watts, an employee with Lamb County Electric Cooperative. The celebration was held inside the Robert Dysart Auditorium. Watts is retiring after 40 years, one month and 15 days of service at Lamb County Co-op. Watts said now that he is retiring, he and his wife, Sissie Watts, plan on traveling.

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Wed
16
Apr

School Board receives favorable financial report

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield’s School Board members heard a favorable financial report Thursday night, when they met for an hour-long business session. Rick Richards, board secretary, reviewed the departmental bank accounts, noting a cash ending balance of $7,574,194.88 for the five departments.

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Wed
16
Apr

Bluegrass Festival begins this Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 19th annual XIT Arts and Heritage Bluegrass Festival will get underway the weekend of April 18, 19, and 20 in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Sponsoring the festival is the Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee. The Festival is honoring the late Emil Macha, long-time promoter and organizer of the festival, and the event is being named the XIT Arts and Heritage Emil Macha Bluegrass Festival.

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Sun
13
Apr

CHAMBER LUNCHEON

The April luncheon, sponsored by the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, was held at noon Tuesday at the Pizza Classic. Some discussions were held on the upcoming “Celebrate Littlefield” that will be staged this summer. Those attending also enjoyed visitation on other subjects of interest in the city and area.
 

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