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Sun
11
May

BUILDING PRECINCT 3 BARN

Albus Construction, Inc. of Levelland has been dealing with high winds lately, to get the construction done on the new 40' x 80' Lamb County Precinct 3 Barn. Shown through the metal beams is the old quonset-style barn, which has had problems with water on the floor, after rains or melting snow. The base for this new building has been raised to be 7 inches taller, to eliminate the floor problem.

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Sun
11
May

County’s cities get $139,894 in sales tax revenue

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has revealed the five Lamb County cities have received a total of $139,894.86 for their April sales tax revenue. That amount is $1,100.12 less than they received for the same period last year. That’s a decrease of -0.78% from last year’s $140,994.98. Lamb County cities have received a total of $596,374.66 for the year so far, which is compared with the $588,914.43 they had by this time last year.

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Sun
11
May

State run-off elections set for Tuesday, May 27

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Five Texas state races are set for the Primary Run-off elections, to be held Tuesday, May 27. On the Republican ballot, the run-off between Lt. Governor candidates David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick is set for Republican voters. In the March 4 Primary, Sen. Leticia Van De Putte of San Antonio was unopposed on the Democratic ballot for Lt. Governor, and will be contesting the winner of the Republican run-off in November.

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Wed
07
May

FIRST DOOR PRIZE

Winning the first door prize Monday evening at the Springlake Fire Department’s annual hamburger fund raiser, was 2-year-old Emilee Synatschk, who received the toy John Deere tractor from Springlake Mayor Gaylen Conner. Her mother, Adrienne Synatschk, on the left, helps her with the large box.

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Wed
07
May

LEAL’S RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

May 4 was the 57th anniversary of the organization of the Leal’s Mexican food restaurants. Jesse and Irma Leal opened the first restaurant in Muleshoe on May 4, 1957, and Irma, shown in the long dress next to Libby Leal, the owner and ribbon cutter, was here Tuesday for the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Wed
07
May

City, school elections set Saturday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
City Council and School Board Elections will be conducted all across Lamb County and in Anton, all day this Saturday, May 10. In Littlefield, as of Tuesday morning, 42 voters had cast early votes for the city council candidates; and 70 voters had cast their early votes for the school board candidates. Early voting was closed at the end of the day Tuesday. A joint Littlefield city and school board election will be conducted Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 525 Phelps Avenue in Littlefield.

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Wed
07
May

Plans to ‘Celebrate Littlefield’ taking shape

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The Littlefield Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrate Littlefield Committee has been working on plans for this summer’s “Celebrate Littlefield” for a few months, and has announced that the annual event is to be held every third weekend in July every year. This year’s event will be held Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19. The celebration will be bringing a large number of people into town, who will benefit our city and local businesses when they go shopping, and enjoy the entertainment on the outdoor stage near the Ag and Community Center.

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Sun
04
May

SMOKER FOR TEXAS BOYS’ RANCH

These Littlefield High School FFA students were among those who built a large smoker for the Texas Boys Ranch at Lubbock. A request for the smoker was made of the Littlefield FFA Chapter in early January, and it was delivered March 25. Since then, it has been used for several cook-outs. Meat was smoked for the cottages, when they cleared out meat from their freezers.

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Sun
04
May

GROUP AT PROCLAMATION

Littlefield’s Leaders of Littlefield students, on the left, who were present for the signing of Mayor Danny Marquez’s proclamation Thursday afternoon, for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Littlefield, were Garrison Johnson, Marina Ramos, Aydin Lucero, and Cynthia Fernandez, who holds the proclamation. Mayor Marquez is shown in the center, while on the right are members of the Littlefield High School Student Council, Jo Reid and Abrahm Lucero.

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Sun
04
May

Early voting closes Tuesday for May 10 city, school elections

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Early voting for Lamb County area City Council and School Board candidates will close Tuesday, May 6. To vote early, go to the respective city and school offices. Election day is Saturday, May 10.

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