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Sun
15
Jun

DISMANTLING OLD STORM SIREN

Wednesday morning, Xcel employees dismantled three old storm sirens that haven’t worked in several years, and cannot be fixed because they are too old. This one was on West First Street at Barton Street, and the others were east of First Federal Bank and behind Centergas (formerly Littlefield Butane).

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Sun
15
Jun

JOHN ROLEY’S FOOD DRIVE

As of Wednesday afternoon, this much food had been donated to “fill the bed of a Silverado pickup in June”. This is part of a nationwide food drive being sponsored by Chevrolet dealters.

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Sun
15
Jun

Olton Library, subject of meeting

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Lamb County Commissioners handled a lengthy agenda Monday morning, with many of the items relating to the donations and grants received by the Olton Area Library. After receiving information on donations and grant revenue received by the Olton Area Library, Commissioners certified the revenue the library received after the start of the fiscal year; and certified the grant revenue received by the library after the start of the fiscal year.

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Sun
15
Jun

Sandhills Celebration set for July 30 - Aug. 2

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.
 
The Olton community has scheduled its annual Sandhills Celebration, to start on Wednesday, July 30, and continue through Saturday, Aug. 2. Booth spaces are available at the Olton Chamber of Commerce, 285-2292, for Friday, Aug. 1st and Saturday, Aug. 2nd.

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Wed
11
Jun

PICNIC IN THE PARK?

Through May and June, Littlefield has received a total of 5.99 inches of rainfall. For June alone, 2.30 inches have fallen, and Laguna Park’s lake is full. The lake was dry for several months during the drought. Three inches have fallen the past few days at Hart Camp, and reports from that area are that they have received 9 to 10 inches.

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Wed
11
Jun

Amherst Gin patrons receive dividends

The Farmers Cooperative gin of Amherst held its annual membership meeting Friday night in the Amherst School Cafeteria. These are officers and members of the gin’s board of directors.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 2014 Annual Membership Meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Gin of Amherst was held Friday night in the Amherst School Cafeteria. Members and special guests were treated to a choice of a 2-inch-thick pork chop, or a 1-inch thick steak, with all the trimmings, which was catered by Jenna’s Feed Bag of Levelland. Banana pudding or cobbler topped it off for dessert.

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Wed
11
Jun

Macha Day celebration begins with cook-off Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield Arts and Heritage is inviting the public to attend its first annual Emil Macha Day Festival Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, in memory of a man who has contributed much to the Littlefield Community during his 79 years of life. Macha was born June 19, 1934 in Littlefield, and lived here most of the time since, with the exception of his time served with the U.S. Army during peacetime between wars. He died in October, 2013.

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Wed
11
Jun

Juneteenth Celebration coming next weekend

Littlefield’s Juneteenth Committee is finalizing its schedule for this year’s annual celebration, which is scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon, June 19, 20, 21 and 22. Thursday evening, June 19, a community prayer meeting will be held in Dunbar Park to kick off the event. At 6 p.m. the reading of a proclamation will begin the service, then at 6:30 p.m., Rev. Jackie Johnson, Jr. of Worship Cathedral of Lubbock, will deliver the motivational message.

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Sun
08
Jun

TEXAS 4000 CYCLISTS

These members of the Texas 4000 cyclists stopped in Littlefield Thursday for lunch, provided by Dixie’s Too, on (Hall Avenue) Highway 385. Based in the University of Texas, the student riders left Austin Saturday, and had come through Cedar Park, Lampassas, Abilene, Snyder, and Lubbock, before arriving in Littlefield.

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Sun
08
Jun

NEW SERVICE IN LITTLEFIELD

FedEx Express now has a service box available in Littlefield for local and surrounding area residents. The box is located at 517 Phelps Avenue, near the Harlan Law Offices. Anyone with a prepared package may just drop it in, and it will be picked up by 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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