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Wed
08
Jan

Drivers checked out by EMS, but no one transported

Both drivers of these two vehicles were checked out by Littlefield EMS personnel Monday afternoon, after they collided in the intersection of eastbound Highway 84 and Phelps Avenue in Littlefield at 2:32 p.m. Neither of them was transported to a hospital. This Mercedes, driven by Jeanne Rawls, 82, of Lubbock, was traveling eastward on Highway 84, when this Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Willis McDaniel, 87, of Amherst, was traveling southward and crossed over the westbound lane of Highway 84 and was turning eastward, when it was struck in the right side by the left front of the Mercedes.
 
Wed
08
Jan

Lamb County gins still trying to finish

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The six Lamb County gins have turned out a total of 138,588 bales of the 2013 cotton crop, as of a survey done Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Two of them, the Olton Coop Gin and the Spade Coop Gin, have completed their ginning season, while the others are still working to get through. Olton Coop Gin has turned out 21,057 bales, while the Spade Coop Gin has ginned 22,361 bales of the 2013 cotton crop.
 
Wed
08
Jan

Olton FFA, 4-H Livestock Show set next week

The 69th annual Olton FFA and 4-H Livestock Show is set for Jan. 16, 17 and 18 in the Olton Ag Pavilion, located on Avenue D in Olton, according to Randy Goen, president of the Olton Junior Livestock Association Board of Directors. Youngsters will be exhibiting their goats, barrows, heifers and steers. The barn will be open after 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, for the animals to arrive. Barrows may be weighed and classified after 1 p.m., as they are unloaded.
 
Sat
04
Jan

FIRST 2014 BABY FOR LITTLEFIELD

Edwardo Ignacio Nunez was born at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Lamb Healthcare Center, as the first baby born in Littlefield for the new year of 2014. Littlefield physician, Dr. Isabel Molina, assisted with the delivery. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 ozs., and was 20-1/2 inches tall. The youngster is the son of Ana Fernandez and Luis Nunez. His grandparents are Mario Alcala and Ignacio Fernandez.
 
Sat
04
Jan

LOADING MILO

Trucks are lining up on the yard of Littlefield’s Farmers’ Coop Elevator, to receive milo to be taken to Levelland’s Diamond Ethanol plant. Rusty Gibson, manager of the elevator, said they are shipping out 20 loads a day by truck to the ethanol plant. “We’ll still be loading it into late March or early April,” he predicts.
 
Sat
04
Jan

Littlefield man dies of injuries in crash

Henry Freeman, 75, of Littlefield, died of injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash at 12:18 p.m. New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2014, approximately two miles north of Amherst. According to DPS Public Information Officer Sr. Corp. John Gonzalez, a 1989 Ford passenger car, driven by Jorge Rojas, 37-year-old Sudan resident, was traveling westbound on County Road 212, when a 1995 Chevy pick-up, driven by Henry Freeman of Littlefield, was traveling southbound on County Road 155.
 
Sat
04
Jan

Littlefield’s bond rating is upgraded once again

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services recently raised its long-term and underlying rating (SPUR) on Littlefield Texas’ general obligation (GO) bond from ‘BB’ to ‘BBB-’, based on the city’s implementation of several revenue enhancement measures and expenditure cuts that have continued to improve its financial position and ability to meet its long-term debt obligations. City Manager Mike Arismendez reported, “The outlook is stable, according to the S&P bond review committee.
 
Wed
01
Jan

Primary election ballots ready to be prepared

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Ballots for the March 4 Primary elections are now being prepared, since local and state-wide filing is complete. There will be three locally- contested races on the Republican ballot, since there are 16 candidates who have filed for the 13 county positions on the Republican ballot. Lamb County offices that are up for election are: District Judge, District Clerk, County Judge, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Commissioners of Precincts 2 and 4, Justices of Peace for all four precincts, and Democratic and Republican Party chair persons.
 

 

Wed
01
Jan

PREPARING TO RE-MOUNT SIGN

The stop sign at the XIT and West Fourth Street intersection blew down Saturday, and Monday morning, Jessie Brito and Roger Martinez, employees with the City of Littlefield’s Streets and Parks Department were found drilling holes in the concrete, where the mounting bolts were placed, to replace the sign. A substitute sign, mounted on a wheel, was placed on the corner, until the permanent sign was installed.

 

Wed
01
Jan

MOVING DIRT

City employees Dakota Rogers and Dan Hopper were loading dirt from off the City of Littlefield’s extra dirt storage piles, and moving it to the area east of the old sewer plant. Driving the loader is Dan Hopper, while Dakota Rogers was driving the dump truck. The area east of the old plant, is being built up with the dirt.

 

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