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31
Aug

Springlake-Earth Cotton Growers’ patrons get dividends

Following an election of two directors Thursday evening, at the 15th annual meeting of the Stockholders of Springlake-Earth Cotton Growers, Lexie Fennell was re-elected, and Dustin Synatschk was elected as a new member.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Stockholders of the Springlake-Earth Cotton Grrowers Gin in Springlake, learned Thursday night that the total amount of cash paid out by dividend and stock retirement was $380,460.92. Gin Auditor Jimmy Rogers, with Rogers, Cross, Hanby and Co. LLC of Plainview, told the stockholders: “That amounts to approximately $30.20 per bale of the 12,599 bales ginned.”
 
Sun
31
Aug

City Council handles lengthy agenda

Littlefield’s City Council held a lengthy regular meeting Thursday night in the city council chambers. A number of topics on the night’s agenda were heard. The council started the night off by entering executive session to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, duties, discipline, dismissal or agreement modification of the City Manager, City Secretary, Municipal Court Judge, Chief of Police and Fire Chief.

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Sun
31
Aug

59 vote early by Friday a.m.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
By Friday morning, 59 Lamb County residents had voted early in the special District 28 Senate seat election, that is now being conducted in the Lamb County Clark’s office in the courthouse. Six candidates for the District 28 Senate seat are being considered on the ballot by voters throughout the district, for the Tuesday, Sept. 9, election.

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Wed
27
Aug

SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL

These first-grade students were out for recess at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, following some time in their music class. These students were running and playing, while others were climbing the equipment and getting a lot of exercise, after they got onto the playground area.

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Wed
27
Aug

CLEARING WEEDS FROM CULTIVATOR

Allen Dolle was cultivating a field of cotton inside the Littlefield city limits Monday afternoon. He said he had already been down the rows once, and when he went down them again, the tall weeds that were cut loose the first time, were clinging to the cultivator sweeps.

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Wed
27
Aug

Early voting under way for Dist. 28 Senate seat

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Early voting for the special District 28 Senate seat election is now under way in the Lamb County Clark’s office in the courthouse. Six candidates for the District 28 Senate seat are being considered on the ballot by voters throughout the district, for the Tuesday, Sept. 9, election. The special election was called by Texas Governor Rick Perry, to fill the seat that was vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.

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Wed
27
Aug

TML bringing clinic to Littlefield Friday

The Texas Municipal League (TML) is bringing a one-day Small Cities’ Problem-Solving Clinic to Littlefield Friday, Aug. 29, when elected and appointed city officials from small cities throughout Texas come to participate. The Problem Solving Clinic will be presented in the First United Methodist Church’s Activity Center, 700 W. 14th Street in Littlefield.

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Sun
24
Aug

NEWSPAPER AWARD

The Lamb County Leader-News was presented the Outstanding Newspaper Award July 29, 2014 during the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas’ Professional Development Conference in Abilene.

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Sun
24
Aug

Chuck Smith retiring from city

City of Littlefield Chief Operations Officer Chuck Smith is retiring from his position after 13 years and six months on the job with the city.

By JOE GONZALES.
 
After 13 years and six months of service, City of Littlefield Chief Operations Officer Chuck Smith has decided it’s time to retire. Smith said he recently turned 60 years-old, and now he just wants to enjoy spending time with his wife, and their grandchildren. His wife, Donna, recently retired from the Littlefield Police Department back in June. As for what’s next, they already have a plan.

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Sun
24
Aug

First Baptist Church to celebrate 100th anniversary

Plans are being finalized for the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of First Baptist Church, Littlefield, which will be held the weekend of Sept. 6-7. All activities will be at the church and in the Ministries and Activities Center, located at 400 East 6th street in Littlefield.

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