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Sun
20
Apr

Hospital Board receives reports

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The Board of Managers of the Lamb County Hospital conducted its regular business meeting Tuesday night, with Tony Barton, president presiding. Cindy Klein, chief financial officer, reviewed the financial report, ending March 31, 2014. She reported that the total cash flow for the month was $2,349,378, of which $531,205 was ad valorem taxes collected, but not used. For the year to date, inpatient revenue was over budget; the outpatient revenue was under budget; revenue deducations were under budget; non-operating revenue was over budget and total revenue was over budget.
 
Wed
16
Apr

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION

A retirement celebration was held Tuesday afternoon for Doug Watts, an employee with Lamb County Electric Cooperative. The celebration was held inside the Robert Dysart Auditorium. Watts is retiring after 40 years, one month and 15 days of service at Lamb County Co-op. Watts said now that he is retiring, he and his wife, Sissie Watts, plan on traveling.

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Wed
16
Apr

School Board receives favorable financial report

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield’s School Board members heard a favorable financial report Thursday night, when they met for an hour-long business session. Rick Richards, board secretary, reviewed the departmental bank accounts, noting a cash ending balance of $7,574,194.88 for the five departments.

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Wed
16
Apr

Bluegrass Festival begins this Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 19th annual XIT Arts and Heritage Bluegrass Festival will get underway the weekend of April 18, 19, and 20 in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Sponsoring the festival is the Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee. The Festival is honoring the late Emil Macha, long-time promoter and organizer of the festival, and the event is being named the XIT Arts and Heritage Emil Macha Bluegrass Festival.

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Sun
13
Apr

CHAMBER LUNCHEON

The April luncheon, sponsored by the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, was held at noon Tuesday at the Pizza Classic. Some discussions were held on the upcoming “Celebrate Littlefield” that will be staged this summer. Those attending also enjoyed visitation on other subjects of interest in the city and area.
 
Sun
13
Apr

THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Littlefield Police Sgt. John Carrasco said two citations were issued in this accident that happened at East 23rd and Phelps Ave., Thursday afternoon. Carrasco said a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling Northbound on Phelps Ave., and a Ford Ranger headed the opposite direction, turned left onto East 23rd in front of the Chevrolet, while failing to yield the right-of-way.
 
Sun
13
Apr

Area cities receive sales tax revenue

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said Wednesday that state sales tax revenue in March was $2.09 billion, up 5.6%, compared to March 2013. She explained, “The growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending in the oil and natural gas mining, wholesale trade and construction sectors.
 
Sun
13
Apr

Participants sought for BBQ Cookoff

The Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee has issued a “WANTED!” poster, seeking participants for its first annual Emil Macha BBQ Cook-off. The cook-off will only be one of the events scheduled for the newly-organized, and first annual Emil Macha Day celebration.
 
Wed
09
Apr

NEW COUNTY CLERK

Debbie Long, chief deputy county clerk, was sworn into office as county clerk Tuesday, April 1 in the county courtroom. Administering the oath of office is County Judge James Mike DeLoach.
 
Wed
09
Apr

Amherst residents congratulated at Spring C-CA Banquet

By JOELLA LOVVORN
 
The Amherst School Cafeteria was the scene Friday night for 130 Amherst residents and their special guests who attended the 2014 Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s “Spring Banquet.” Honorees for the evening were the “Teenagers of the Year”, and the “Citizen of the Year”. Amherst ISD Superintendent Joel Rodgers introduced Cynthia Perez as the girl of the year, and Nikolas Gonzales as the boy of the year, and presented each with their award plaques.
 

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