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Wed
11
Jun

Amherst Gin patrons receive dividends

The Farmers Cooperative gin of Amherst held its annual membership meeting Friday night in the Amherst School Cafeteria. These are officers and members of the gin’s board of directors.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 2014 Annual Membership Meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Gin of Amherst was held Friday night in the Amherst School Cafeteria. Members and special guests were treated to a choice of a 2-inch-thick pork chop, or a 1-inch thick steak, with all the trimmings, which was catered by Jenna’s Feed Bag of Levelland. Banana pudding or cobbler topped it off for dessert.

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Wed
11
Jun

Macha Day celebration begins with cook-off Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield Arts and Heritage is inviting the public to attend its first annual Emil Macha Day Festival Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, in memory of a man who has contributed much to the Littlefield Community during his 79 years of life. Macha was born June 19, 1934 in Littlefield, and lived here most of the time since, with the exception of his time served with the U.S. Army during peacetime between wars. He died in October, 2013.

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Wed
11
Jun

Juneteenth Celebration coming next weekend

Littlefield’s Juneteenth Committee is finalizing its schedule for this year’s annual celebration, which is scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon, June 19, 20, 21 and 22. Thursday evening, June 19, a community prayer meeting will be held in Dunbar Park to kick off the event. At 6 p.m. the reading of a proclamation will begin the service, then at 6:30 p.m., Rev. Jackie Johnson, Jr. of Worship Cathedral of Lubbock, will deliver the motivational message.

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Sun
08
Jun

TEXAS 4000 CYCLISTS

These members of the Texas 4000 cyclists stopped in Littlefield Thursday for lunch, provided by Dixie’s Too, on (Hall Avenue) Highway 385. Based in the University of Texas, the student riders left Austin Saturday, and had come through Cedar Park, Lampassas, Abilene, Snyder, and Lubbock, before arriving in Littlefield.

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Sun
08
Jun

NEW SERVICE IN LITTLEFIELD

FedEx Express now has a service box available in Littlefield for local and surrounding area residents. The box is located at 517 Phelps Avenue, near the Harlan Law Offices. Anyone with a prepared package may just drop it in, and it will be picked up by 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Sat
07
Jun

PCCA sells Textile and Apparel Divisions

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, today announced the sale of its Textile and Apparel Division to American Textile Holdings, LLC, (AmTex). AmTex will assume control of all the operations of the American Cotton Growers (ACG) denim mill in Littlefield, Texas, and Denimatrix S.A. in Guatemala City, Guatemala, effective today. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Sat
07
Jun

Grand Jury returns 27 indictments on 18 people Wednesday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The Lamb County Grand Jury handed down 27 indictments Wednesday, when it met for Felix Klein’s 154th District Court. Nineteen individuals were included in those indictments, with one individual receiving three indictments, and three individuals each getting two indictments.

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Wed
04
Jun

PLANTING COTTON

Many Lamb County farmers are just now getting their cotton planted, since the drought had delayed it. The lack of moisture in the ground did not allow seeds to germinate and come up. This rig was working Tuesday morning on the New Agri, Inc. farm, a mile west of Littlefield.
 
Wed
04
Jun

IRRIGATING POTATOES

A circular sprinkler was irrigating a field of blooming potato plants early Tuesday morning, in the sandhills north of the Springlake Potato Offices. Potatoes are in full bloom all over Lamb County, where they are being grown, mainly in the Sandhills, and they need to have plenty of water.
 
Wed
04
Jun

WHEAT SILAGE

Many producers across Lamb County are harvesting their wheat crops, by turning them into silage. The picture of this harvest was captured on a farm south of Springlake, along Highway 385, just before the rains came. Silage is still being cut, since the rains.
 

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