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Wed
04
Jun

Barbecue Cook-off seeks entries for next weekend

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee is seeking participants for its first annual Emil Macha BBQ Cook-off. The event will be conducted for the first annual Emil Macha Day celebration, which is scheduled this year for June 13 and 14. Entry blanks and rules are available at Macha’s Tire and Garden Center, and at the Lamb County Library.
 
Sun
01
Jun

BRIGHTENING UP HER DAY

Littlefield Elementary student Ami Devaughn fell and broke her ankle during Thursday’s end of school water fun celebration. The Littlefield Fire Department was spraying streams of water at the students when the accident happened. Later that evening, Littlefield Fire Fighters which included Lt. Joe Don Sierra, Lt. Jonathan Salazar and Fire Fighter Heath Lowe, paid Devaughn a visit with bags of goodies to raise her spirit.

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Sun
01
Jun

RECOGNITION AWARD

A special award was presented by Littlefield High School Principal Ricky Hobbs, Thursday morning to Sara Moreno of Lubbock. The plaque reads: “In grateful appreciation of your dedication to the students of Littlefield High School, we would like to commend SARA MORENO for service that went to ‘Infiniti and Beyond’.” Signed this 20th day of May, 2014. Ricky Hobbs, Principal.

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Sun
01
Jun

County’s voters also favor state-wide choices

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Of the 8,256 registered voters in Lamb County, only 364 (4.41%) of them turned out to vote on the Republican and Democratic Primary Run-off election candidates. Winners of the Lamb County races were also the winners of the state-wide contests. There were a total of 351 Republicans (96.43%); and 13 Democrats (3.57%) who voted early and on election day, Tuesday. There were 77 votes cast early, which included 71 Republican, and 6 Democratic.

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Sun
01
Jun

Tickets now available for Relay For Life’s ‘Pancake Breakfast’

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lamb County will be sponsoring its first annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning, June 14. Tickets are now available at $5 each, and proceeds will go to the Relay For Life of Lamb County, for research and services provided to the county’s residents by the American Cancer Society.

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Wed
28
May

211 seniors to receive diplomas

These Littlefield High School seniors are among the 78 students in their 2014 graduating class, who are looking forward to Friday night’s ceremony, when they get their diplomas, and get to move their tassels to the other side. Shown having fun in the shade Tuesday, were Mandi Arce, Berta Gercia and Elijah Cervantez, seated; and Byron Cervantez, Heather Lowe, Elizabeth Styron and David Simpson, standing.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
As of Tuesday morning, 211 high school seniors from the Lamb County area will be receiving their diplomas in graduation ceremonies Thursday or Friday nights.
 
Wed
28
May

COUNTY BLESSED WITH RAIN

Reports from around Lamb County reveal that the county has received a good general rain over the past six days, ranging from 4 to 7 inches, depending on where it fell. Littlefield received 4.31 inches during that period. Olton has received 4.40 inches, Amherst, near 5 inches; Sudan from 4.50 to 5.50 inches; Springlake, 4.80 inches; Fieldton, 5.00 inches; and Spade from 4.50 to about 7 inches. This field west of Olton had water in the rows Monday at about 11 a.m. Rain has mostly fallen so it was able to soak in shortly.
 
Wed
28
May

City to begin spraying to control mosquitos

The City of Littlefield will be spraying the entire city on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting around 9 p.m. each night. If spraying cannot be performed on these days due to weather the alternative days will be Wednesdays and Fridays. During the peak mosquito season Mondays and Wednesdays will be additional days to spray.
 
Sun
25
May

Prayer changes things, because it rained!

Presenting parts on the program for the Call to Prayer For Rain at noon Wednesday, were Dr. Brian Hill, pastor of First Baptist Church, who welcomed everyone on behalf of the Littlefield Ministerial Alliance, and opened the program to “Pray for Rain”. He called for Israel Martinez, worship and discipleship pastor at First Baptist, to lead the gathering in song and worship, before he called Avery McCain to give the first prayer.
 
Sun
25
May

County’s employment rate improves

AUSTIN — Texas employers expanded their payrolls by 64,100 jobs in April for a total of 348,000 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs added over the year. Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in April, down from 5.5 percent in March and down from 6.4 percent a year ago. For Lamb County’s work force of 6,277 workers in April, the unemployment rate continues to improve. April’s rate was 4.8%, while it was at 5.4% in March, 5.8% in February, and 6.1% in January.
 

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