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115 years of history recorded by DeLoach family

By JOELLA LOVVORN
 
Wanda Swart of rural Sudan, is following the example of her grandfather, William G. DeLoach, who kept a diary for 50 years on daily events from 1914 to 1964. She has her own record of keeping diaries, and as of Jan. 1, 2014, she had recorded events of her own life for 65 years.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Black History program recognizes former, present community leaders

Members of a community choir from several area churches, gathered to sing during the 18th Annual Black History Celebration Saturday afternoon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Littlefield.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 18th annual Black History Celebration was held Saturday afternoon at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, with members of several area churches participating. February is Black History Month, and theme for the program Saturday was: “The Crossroads of Freedom and Equality.” Master of Ceremony was Johnny Rosemond, who welcomed everyone to the celebration, and invited John McCarty to open the program, with the reading of the Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Wildcat Band qualifies for state

These members of the Littlefield High School Wildcat Band came home with medals Saturday, Feb. 22, after winning first divisions in their respective UIL Solo and Ensemble Contests in Lubbock. All 40 of them qualified for the State Solo and Ensemble Contests, to be held in Austin on May 24, on the camus of Hendricks High School.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 40 Wildcat Band students participated in UIL Solo & Ensemble Contests in Lubbock on the campus of
Coronado High School, and came home with medals. They qualified for the State Solo & Ensemble Contests to be held on the campus of Hendricks High School in Austin, on May 24, 2014. “This is the first time since I have been in Littlefield, that every student attending, came home with a medal,” complimented Bonnie Anderson, band director. “I’m in my 21st year, and we had only first divisions, nothing lower,” she explained.
 
Wed
26
Feb

Early voting closes Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Early voting for the March 4 Democratic and Republican Primary elections will close this Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting Thursday and Friday, will be conducted in the Lamb County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow voters to go early or late, to cast their votes. On election day, Tuesday, March 4, voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each of the 12 voting precincts across the county.
 
Sun
23
Feb

CITY COUNCIL AWARDS

Littlefield’s City Council members were presented special awards at the Texas Municipal League Institute’s Awards Presentation at the TML Elected Officials’ Conference Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in San Antonio. The honor is presented to those individuals who completed their required Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits through participation in the Texas Municipal League Institute. On the left, Mayor Danny Marquez and Mayor Pro-Tem Lottie Spencer display their Certified Municipal Official certificates.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Water District honors teachers

Five Littlefield ISD Elementary teachers were recognized Wednesday morning by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 (HPWD), for “dedicated and outstanding achievement in water efficiency education”. Their participation in the District-sponsored “WaterWise” education program in academic year 2013, and the success it has been, was honored by the High Plains Water Conservation District, and the Resource Action Education Programs, which is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada.
 
Sun
23
Feb

SAWING BRICKS

Epimenio Leyva, owner of Epi’s Masonry of Lubbock, was found sawing bricks to shorter lengths Wednesday, in front of the Littlefield Post Office. The shorter bricks were used to fill in the spaces around the window on the brick wall that was damaged when a car jumped the sidewalk and ran into it. The much colder weather had hampered getting the repair done sooner.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Requests for prison management proposals okayed

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Thursday night, in a 10-minute special business session, Littlefield’s City Council authorized City Manager Mike Arismendez to issue requests for proposals, or requests for qualifications regarding a potential contract to manage and operate the Bill Clayton Detention Center. The city manager advised the council, that the authorization is for the security, laundry, meals, administration, and detention of inmates within the Bill Clayton Detention Center.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Hospital Board receives audit report

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Tuesday night, the Board of Managers of Lamb Healthcare Center spent a large part of their meeting, receiving the audit report from the years ending Sept. 30, 2013, and 2012. Presiding over the business meeting was Board President Tony Barton, who declared there was no one to address the open forum, and turned the meeting over to J. Brent Fuller, CPA with Durbin and Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants of Lubbock. Fuller went into detail with the audit report, as he presented it through the PowerPoint on a large screen in the education room.
 
Wed
19
Feb

PAVILION GROUND BREAKING

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the Van Ashley Pavilion in Dunbar Park, was conducted Monday afternoon with Van Ashley’s daughter, City Council members, donors, community supporters, and representative from Congressman Randy Neugebauer’s office participating.
 

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