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Wed
09
May

D’Anna Smith headed to Austin

By DEREK LOPEZ

Littlefield junior sprinter, D’Anna Smith, is getting set to head down to Austin this weekend for the State Track Meet, which is being held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Two weeks ago Smith qualified for the State Meet by taking first place in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the Region I-3A Regional Track Meet in Abilene.

 

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Sat
05
May

Grand Jury returns 11 indictments

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Three of the 11 indictments that were presented for Judge Felix Klein’s 154th District Court by the Lamb County Grand Jury, Thursday, were given on one individual, Sergio Aguilera, 27, of Levelland.

All three of those indictments were charges of prohibited substance and item in Correctional Facility, Lamb County Jail, that occurred on March 6, 2018 and bonds were set at $5,000 each by Judge Klein.

The first indictment was for knowingly possess a controlled substance or dangerous drug, namely Marijuana, while in the Lamb County Jail, a correctional facility.

 

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Sat
05
May

National Day of Prayer celebrated Thursday night

LOCAL DAY OF PRAYER – Instead of braving the windy weather Thursday evening in Dunbar Park for the National Day of Prayer, participants decided it would be better inside, and moved to the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. “We had a good service, and a good crowd,” said Pastor Betty Kemp, shown seated in the foreground, who served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The congregation enjoyed singing, and agreeing with the prayers offered by the area’s pastors.

 

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Sat
05
May

Clardy looking to finish season strong in Austin

By DEREK LOPEZ

For the third consecutive year, junior, Kaitlyn Clardy, will be representing Anton down at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin at the State Track Meet.

At the Region I-1A Regional Track Meet that took place at South Plains College in Levelland last weekend, Clardy competed in and qualified for State in Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles for the second consecutive year and qualified for pole vault for the first time this year as well.

She talked about qualifying for pole vault, saying, “It was very surprising, I didn’t think I would get this far. Everyone was surprised.”

 

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Sat
05
May

Thomas striving for gold to cap off senior season

By DEREK LOPEZ

Amherst senior thrower, Myeshia Thomas, is looking to cap off her high school career with a gold medal and possibly two, as she gets set to make her way to Austin next weekend for the State Track Meet, which will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

For Thomas, this will be her third trip to Austin in shot put and second in discus.

“It’s just like another track meet for me, nothing different, just another competition,” she explained.

 

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Wed
02
May

Xcel planning $65M power grid upgrades; Lamb, Bailey Counties

AMARILLO (April 30, 2018) – Xcel Energy has filed a plan with the Public Utility Commission of Texas for $65 million in power grid upgrades in Bailey and Lamb counties to relieve overloaded lines and accommodate future economic expansion in the region.

The Bailey-New Amherst-Lamb 115-kilovolt Transmission Line Project calls for 40 to 50 miles of new 115-kilovolt transmission line between the existing Bailey County Substation, located near Muleshoe, and the existing Lamb County Substation located near Littlefield.

The project also includes expanding the Lamb County Substation, adding a new substation called New Amherst, and expanding Sudan Rural Substation and the Bailey County Pump Station. The new line and associated substation upgrades are planned to be in service in March 2022. Total cost, including lower-voltage distribution line upgrades, is expected to be approximately $65 million.

 

Wed
02
May

To Serve and Protect

By JOE GONZALES

To Serve and Protect.

Each and every day, when an officer suits up and puts on the badge, that’s what they set out to do.

Not knowing what awaits them, good or bad, police officers put their lives on the line every shift they work.

For Littlefield Police Officer Jacie Anstead, shes does this because it’s something she loves doing – serving and protecting the public.

 

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Wed
02
May

Amherst residents honored at banquet

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Amherst residents attended the annual Amherst Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Monday night, and gathered in the Amherst School Lunchroom for the event.

A highlight of the banquet was the prexsentation of the “Citizen of the Year” Award to Gayla Gonzalez, and the “Teenagers of the Year” Awards to Amherst Senior students Ramon Cueva and Miriam Herrera.

Another highlight was a thought provoking and an inspirational message from State Senator Charles Perry, the featured speaker for the evening.

 

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Sat
28
Apr

Texas Producers Coop holds annual meeting

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Thursday evening, the second annual Membership Meeting of the Texas Producers Cooperative were treated to a fish and chicken meal, before attending the business session, and receiving their dividends.

During the business meeting, patrons learned from Auditor Gary Linker of D. Williams and Co., P.C. of Lubbock, that they were to receive a total of $2,768,582 in cash dividends, at $22.22 per bale.

As the meeting closed, those who had not picked up their dividend checks when they arrived, picked them up before they left.

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Sat
28
Apr

Cinco De Mayo’s annual celebration scheduled for May 5

The first annual Cinco de Mayo will be conducted Saturday, May 5, from noon to 7 p.m. in Laguna Park.

City Manager Mitch Grant will give the welcome to the celebration.

Four bands will be performing and a DJ will also play music. Included are Nuevo Enquentro Band of Littlefield, Grupo Animo of Levelland, and Conjuto Invisibile of San Angelo. The fourth will be announced during the celebration.

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