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02
Apr

Senior Companions being honored during Natl. Volunteer Week

The Points of Light Foundation has set the week of April 7th through the 12th as National Volunteer Week. One such program of volunteers is the South Plains Senior Companion Program, and several Lamb County volunteers are being honored and recognized during that week.

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Sun
30
Mar

WATER MAIN REPAIR

City of Littlefield employees were busy working on a water main break in the 200 block of East 11th Street and LFD Drive Thursday afternoon. Littlefield’s Chief Utilities Officer Michael Williamson said Atmos employees were replacing a gas line in the area, and accidently hit a four inch water main.

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Sun
30
Mar

Citizens urged to sign up for city’s CodeRED system

By JOE GONZALES.
 
The City of Littlefield is urging citizens who still have not signed up for CodeRED, the citywide notification system, to please do so. Michael Jordan, the city’s emergency management coordinator said the messages from CodeRED are solely directed to Littlefield residents for emergency or important information to help keep them safe and informed. “Basically, CodeRED is a citywide mass alert system for the city of Littlefield,” said Jordan. “The service is only available to those with a Littlefield zip code.”

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Sun
30
Mar

Local resident killed Wednesday in Lubbock wreck

Littlefield resident, Eduviges Armando Payan, a 28-year-old front-side passenger in a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 32-year-old Joseph Sneed, was killed Wednesday morning in an accident in Lubbock. At 10:20 a.m., Lubbock Police responded to the accident which occurred on the north side of 98th Street and Knoxville Avenue, where the Malibu had struck a fence.

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Sun
30
Mar

City hears audit report; re-appoints auditing firm

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Thursday night, Littlefield’s City Council heard a review of the audit of the city’s annual financial report, ended Sept. 30, 2013, and appointed members to the Board of City Development and the Code of Ordinances Board. Stephen Webb and Richard right were present to discuss the audit, after Webb made the review. Webb told the council, “We were given everything we needed, and as always, they’re doing real good over there (city hall).”

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Wed
26
Mar

CHECK PRESENTATION

A $1,360 check was presented to Dr. Patrick Reynolds of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine’s Cancer Center Thursday afternoon. The presentation was made during an assembly of all Littlefield Primary students in the Junior High Gymnasium, when the classes were recognized for their donations to “Coins 4 Kids”, for Dr. Reynolds’ “War on Cancer” research for Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.

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Wed
26
Mar

CITY HALL 101

Monday night was the first night of the nine session City Hall 101 course being offered to citizens as a way for them to learn more about the operations of the City of Littlefield. Monday night’s session topics held in the city council chamber gave those who attended an overview of the city, which included the mayor, city council, city manager’s office and the city secretary’s office.

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Sun
23
Mar

Citizens honored at annual Chamber banquet

Luke Richardson, left, son of George T. Richardson, Jr., who died Thursday, March 6, 2014, received George’s “Man of the Year” plaque on behalf of the family. Security State Bank employee, Karen Miraval made the introduction.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Tuesday night, the Lamb County Ag and Community Center was full of area people, who gathered for the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Banquet. Love and fellowship was evident, as those attending were found visiting each other, up to the call to begin the program. Special recognition was given to the 2014 honorees for the year, as various members of the Chamber of Commerce made the introductions.
 
Sun
23
Mar

Tuesday winds blow away loose things, break weak ones

Tuesday afternoon, this Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine, pulling 99 cars, was stopped west of Littlefield, while waiting to meet and pass another oncoming train. The day was a windy one, and tumbleweeds were also traveling. The Leader-News received a call from Sudan a few minutes earlier, advising that a train was headed eastbound toward Littlefield, with its front covered with weeds. Many had been pushed down the tracks, while others were hanging high on the front rails, and on the right side, above and behind the front and rear wheels.
 
Sun
23
Mar

School Board acts on issues related to upcoming election

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Thursday night, Littlefield’s School Board of Trustees acted on two issues related to the May 10 school board election. They appointed Angie Garcia as election judge for the May 10 election; and approved the certification of District 2 Trustee Richard Thompson, whose term is expiring, but is unopposed for a return to his position. He was certified as duly elected.

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