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Wed
19
Mar

Arts and Heritage sponsoring cook-off for June celebration

The Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee has issued a “WANTED!” poster, seeking participants for its first annual Emil Macha BBQ Cook-off. The cook-off will only be one of the events scheduled for the newly-organized, and first annual Emil Macha Day celebration, June 13 and 14. Entry blanks and rules are available at Macha’s Tire and Garden Center, and at the Lamb County Library.
 
Sun
16
Mar

Annual Chamber banquet served Tuesday

DR. GARY SCHWANTZ
Banquet Speaker

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be serving its annual banquet Tuesday evening, March 18, in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the banquet is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still on sale for $18 from Jim Jones at the Chamber office 264-0264, and at all local banks: AimBank, Prosperity Bank, First United Bank, Security State Bank, and First Federal Bank.
 
Sun
16
Mar

MOTIVATING EMPLOYEES

Steve Diggs, a motivational speaker, was secured by Steve and Sudan Credle, owners of McDonald’s Restaurant in Littlefield, for a free seminar for employees and managers of Littlefield Businesses. These are part of those who attended the meeting Friday morning in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center.
 
Sun
16
Mar

CAR CRUSHER

Texas Auto Crushers of Shamrock have been working on Bud Vann’s place the past few days, crushing and hauling off old vehicles that have been sitting there for a while. In the second photo, two of them, stacked on top of each other, were being loaded on a semi trailer, which has taken them to a Midlothian smelter, where they are melted down, so the metal can be used again.
 
Sun
16
Mar

First State Bank, Shallowater to acquire Amherst’s FN Bank

Mark Taylor, president and CEO of First State Bank, Shallowater, and its parent company, South Texas Bancshares, Inc., has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First Amherst Bancshares, Inc., and its whollyowned subsidiary, the First National Bank of Amherst. The transaction has been approved by the board of directors of each company and is targeted to close during the second quarter of 2014, pending regulatory approval.
 
Sun
16
Mar

$102,638,65 in sales taxes returned to cities

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reported Wednesday, that Lamb County cities received a total of $102,638.65 in sales tax revenue from January sales. That amount is down by 7.49% from last February, when $110,952.19 was returned. The total received by the five cities for the year is $348,831.72, an increase of 1.50% over the $343.665.93 they had by this period last year. The City of Littlefield’s return was the only one in the county with a decrease for this period.
 
Wed
12
Mar

GRASS FIRE

Fire departments from Littlefield, Amherst and Sudan responded to a grass fire that started at about 3:08 p.m. Monday, burning from 300 to 500 acres of CRP grass. It flared up again on the same land at 11:08 a.m.Tuesday, and they had it under control at 1:30 p.m. The field is two miles east of Spade, east of the Vann home place on the north side of Highway 54. Initially, two fires began on the edge of Highway 54, and had soon joined together in one huge blaze.

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Wed
12
Mar

SIGNS FROM EARLY-DAY BUSINESS

These signs, which were recently found in storage, were placed on the first business owned by Emil and Nadine Macha back in 1979 or 1980. They were moved to Macha’s Tire and Garden Supply at West Fourth Street and XIT last week. Although the names on the signs are not the same as the current business goes by, they are reminders of good times by the Macha family. Shown working to put up the signs are members of the Montes Steel Buildings crew.

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Wed
12
Mar

March 15 is sales closing date for non-insurable crops

Lamb County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Cary Hanlin urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Non-insurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), to do so before the sales closing date of March 15, 2014. NAP provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.

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Wed
12
Mar

City bonds being re-financed

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
In a special city council meeting Thursday night, City Manager Mike Arismendez was authorized to sign documents to move forward with refinancing the City of Littlefield’s Series 1997 and Series 2000 bonds. Mark Valenzuela, with George K. Baum and Company, had met with the council in a prior meeting, and was asked to bring bids from some banks concerning the refinancing of the bonds for the council’s consideration. Thursday evening, Valenzuela presented and discussed some bids he had researched.

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