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12
Mar

March 15 is sales closing date for non-insurable crops

Lamb County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Cary Hanlin urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), to do so before the sales closing date of March 15, 2014. NAP provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.

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Wed
12
Mar

City bonds being re-financed

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
In a special city council meeting Thursday night, City Manager Mike Arismendez was authorized to sign documents to move forward with refinancing the City of Littlefield’s Series 1997 and Series 2000 bonds. Mark Valenzuela, with George K. Baum and Company, had met with the council in a prior meeting, and was asked to bring bids from some banks concerning the refinancing of the bonds for the council’s consideration. Thursday evening, Valenzuela presented and discussed some bids he had researched.

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Sun
09
Mar

Area cities, schools all set for elections

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Campaigning is now underway all across Lamb County by city council and school Board candidates for the local May 10 elections. Early voting begins Monday, April 28, and continues until Tuesday, May 6. Election day is scheduled for Saturday, May 10. The deadline for being registered to vote in the May 10 city and school board elections is April 10, 2014. To register to vote, Lamb County voters are urged to go by the Lamb County Voter Registration office (also the Lamb County Tax Assessor Collector’s office) in the Lamb County courthouse.
 
Sun
09
Mar

Extension promoting Groundwater Awareness Week

Paul G. Young, longtime Bula area farmer, celebrated his 103rd birthday Thursday, and was honored with a special party at the Harmonee House in Amherst.

Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well check-up before the peak water use season begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). An annual check-up by a qualified water well contractor is the best way to ensure problem-free service and quality water.
 
Sun
09
Mar

Deputy Quintela retires

Marie Quintela, nine-year employee as Lamb County Civil Deputy with the Sheriff’s Department, retired Friday, Feb. 28. She was treated to a reception at Jalisco’s Grill, with members of her family, many friends, and co-workers wishing her well on her retirement.

Lamb County Civil Deputy Marie Quintela retired from the Sheriff’s Department Friday, Feb. 28, and was treated to a reception at Jalisco’s Grill in Littlefield.She was joined in the honors by family, friends and co-workers. Deputy Quintela served the Sheriff’s Department more than nine years, and before that, had worked at the Lamb County Courthouse more than 17 years, bringing the total years of service to more than 25 years.
 
Wed
05
Mar

Three County incumbents win races

By JOELLA LOVVORN
 
A total of 1,560 Lamb County voters turned out to cast their ballots for the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections. Of that total, 1,463, or 93.78% of the votes were cast by Republicans, while 97 Democrats cast 6.22% of the total votes.
 
Wed
05
Mar

CHAMBER LUNCHEON

Littlefield City Manager Mike Arismendez, standing at right, is shown addressing those who attended the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Tuesday at Jalisco’s Mexican Grill. He advised he is still working on securing prisoners from Bernalillo County, N.M., at Albuquerque, to be housed in Littlefield’s Bill Clayton Detention Center.
 
Wed
05
Mar

EARLY SATURDAY FIRE

Littlefield Fire Department was dispatched at 12:43 a.m. to a fire at a residence at 14th and Farwell Avenue. Fire Chief Jamie Grey reported that the cause was not of a suspicious nature, but a possible electrical shortage. The fire caused damage to a garage and the kitchen area of the house.
 
Sun
02
Mar

Primary elections set Tuesday for voters

By JOELLA LOVVORN
 
Lamb County voters will be going to their polling places Tuesday, to vote for their choices in the Democratic and Republican Primary elections. Early voting was closed late Friday, and by Friday afternoon, a total of 362 Lamb County voters had voted early. Voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each of the voting precincts across the county. Polling places are identified below.
 
Sun
02
Mar

Tickets on sale now for Chamber Banquet

By JOELLA LOVVORN
 
Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be serving its annual banquet for 2014 Tuesday evening, March 18, in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the banquet is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for $18 from Jim Jones at the Chamber office 264-0264, and at all local banks: Prosperity Bank, First United Bank, Security State Bank, AimBank, and First Federal Bank.
 

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