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Sun
22
Jun

Anton woman killed in two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon

Kirstie Kay Watkins, 37-year-old Anton resident, was killed at about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when she was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of King Road and Main Road near Anton. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are still investigating the crash in Hockley County.

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Sun
22
Jun

Relay For Life schedule taking shape

The 2014 Relay For Life Committee is encouraging everyone to take their lawn chairs and blankets for the Relay For Life walk next Friday, June 27 on the Wildcat practice football field, located north of Wildcat Stadium. The gates will open to the public at 6:30. Those who have not received their survivor T-shirts and caregiver T-shirts, are asked to stop by the practice field anytime on Friday before 5 p.m. to pick it up at the gate.

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Wed
18
Jun

MACHA FAMILY

The family of Emil Macha gathered for the Emil Macha Day Celebration Saturday, and here, was operating a concession booth in the Ag and Community Center. They later met under a tent in the grassy area in front of the outdoor stage, 
where they listened to the music that was being presented, and enjoyed catching up on events of their lives, and of other events in the community. Members of the family are Brandon Finney, Kristin Macha, Rosanna Rowe, Adam Stidam, Mercedes Manning, Gabbi Enriquez, and Nadine Macha, Emil’s widow. Standing in back are Macha’s three children, Regina Lynch, Sondra Stidam, and Sheldon Macha, and Alexis James. See other photos of the day’s events inside
 
Wed
18
Jun

Three-day Juneteenth Celebration begins tomorrow

Littlefield’s annual Juneteenth Celebration, will get under way Thursday evening, and continue Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 19, 20, 21 and 22. Thursday evening, June 19, a community prayer meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Pavilion in Dunbar Park, with the reading of a proclamation.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Pancake Breakfast raises funds for Relay For Life

FLIPPING PANCAKES – Mike Fortenberry, member of the Early Risers Lions Club, tests his skill to flip one of the pancakes Saturday morning at the first annual Relay For Life Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast. Other Lions donating their time to cook pancakes and sausage for the breakfast, were Ben Kelton, right, who was turning the pancakes
 
Sun
15
Jun

DISMANTLING OLD STORM SIREN

Wednesday morning, Xcel employees dismantled three old storm sirens that haven’t worked in several years, and cannot be fixed because they are too old. This one was on West First Street at Barton Street, and the others were east of First Federal Bank and behind Centergas (formerly Littlefield Butane).

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Sun
15
Jun

JOHN ROLEY’S FOOD DRIVE

As of Wednesday afternoon, this much food had been donated to “fill the bed of a Silverado pickup in June”. This is part of a nationwide food drive being sponsored by Chevrolet dealters.

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Sun
15
Jun

Olton Library, subject of meeting

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Lamb County Commissioners handled a lengthy agenda Monday morning, with many of the items relating to the donations and grants received by the Olton Area Library. After receiving information on donations and grant revenue received by the Olton Area Library, Commissioners certified the revenue the library received after the start of the fiscal year; and certified the grant revenue received by the library after the start of the fiscal year.

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Sun
15
Jun

Sandhills Celebration set for July 30 - Aug. 2

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury.
 
The Olton community has scheduled its annual Sandhills Celebration, to start on Wednesday, July 30, and continue through Saturday, Aug. 2. Booth spaces are available at the Olton Chamber of Commerce, 285-2292, for Friday, Aug. 1st and Saturday, Aug. 2nd.

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Wed
11
Jun

PICNIC IN THE PARK?

Through May and June, Littlefield has received a total of 5.99 inches of rainfall. For June alone, 2.30 inches have fallen, and Laguna Park’s lake is full. The lake was dry for several months during the drought. Three inches have fallen the past few days at Hart Camp, and reports from that area are that they have received 9 to 10 inches.

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