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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.

 

Sun
29
Dec

REPLACING END PIECE

Workers with Wellborn Sign Company were placing an end piece to the front over-hang at Aaron’s store Thursday afternoon. They have installed small Furniture, Electronics, Computers and Appliances signs on the front of the store in Littlefield, to further advertise what the store has to offer.

 

Sun
29
Dec

NEW OFFICES AND CONFERENCE ROOM

Surrett Steel Buildings of Littlefield is erecting additional space onto the south end of the Lamb County Farm Bureau Insurance offices. They are adding the structure and framework for a conference room, and a couple of offices.

 

Sun
29
Dec

Livestock shows coming in January

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Lamb County 4-H and FFA members are now preparing their livestock show animals for the upcoming livestock shows, to be held in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center in Littlefield. The first, the Lamb County Junior Livestock Show will feature youths and their animals from the Littlefield, Sudan, Amherst, Olton, and Springlake-Earth communities, during the weekend of Jan. 9, 10, and 11, 2014. All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must be enrolled in a school in Lamb County, or home schooled, and must be validated in Lamb County, to be eligible to participate in the Lamb County Junior Livestock Show.

 

Sun
29
Dec

132,511 bales ginned by five county gins

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The six Lamb County gins have turned out a total of 132,511 bales of cotton, according to a survey done Friday morning, Dec. 27. Since the Dec. 10 report, the gins have turned out 23,588 more bales, to bring the count to the current total. At that time, they had ginned 108,923 bales. All of the gins still have more ginning to do, since some producers are still getting their harvesting done. Amherst Farmers Coop Gin has ginned 18,000 bales, and still has some yet to come in to gin. The Sudan Farmers Coop Gin had turned out a total of 58,551 bales as of Friday morning, and were waiting to bring some more in.

 

Sun
22
Dec

Lubbock man sentenced for manslaughter

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
Wednesday afternoon, Donald Michael Boyter, 57, of Lubbock, entered a guilty plea to charges of intoxicated manslaughter, and was sentenced to 15 years in the Texas Department of Corrections. Lamb County District Judge Felix Klein received the guilty plea, and found that he was guilty of the death of Bobby Joe Wisener, 66, of Nolanville on Saturday night, Nov. 17, 2012 on a Highway 84 curve at Bainer Switch, east of Littlefield.
Sun
22
Dec

Sales taxes down by 11%

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reports that the five Lamb County cities received a combined net payment of $111,762.32 for sales tax revenue for November. That amount is down by 11% from last year’s combined payments of $125,577.23 for November. She reported that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.41 billion, which is up 2.8%, compared to November 2012. “State sales tax revenue continues to grow at a moderate pace as expected,” Combs said.
Sun
22
Dec

LOWE PAVILION GROUND BREAKING

Members of the Littlefield City Council honored the Roger Lowe family at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon in Crescent Park. A new pavilion will be constructed in the honor of Roger and Yvette Lowe, center. City Council members, from the left, are Eric Turpen, Johnny Williamson, and Lottie Spencer. In the center are Yvette Lowe, Roger Lowe, and Roger Lowe, Jr. On the right is Mayor Danny Marquez.

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