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13
Jul

Detention Center making local, national news

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
News releases from various news media around the area have spurred a massive concern about the illegal immigrants who are coming into the United States through its southern borders. Most of those stories have involved Littlefield and the prospects for housing them here in the Bill Clayton Detention Center.
 
Sun
13
Jul

INTERIM LISD SUPERINTENDENT

In a special meeting Thursday night, the Board of Trustees of the Littlefield Independent School District appointed Kay Franklin-Powell as the interim Superintendent of Littlefield Schools.
 
Sun
13
Jul

NEWLY DUG POTATOES

These potatoes, along with the rest of the load that was to be added Friday, were on their way to HEB in San Antonio. They were being transported by driver and truck, owned by Saenz Trucking of Brownfield.
 
Sun
13
Jul

Olton’s Sandhills Celebration to start with Gospel singing

The Olton Sandhills Celebration gets underway Wednesday night, July 30, at 6 p.m., when the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association begins serving hamburgers for supper. At 6:30 p.m., Gospel singing will begin in the Pavilion, followed by the Cake Auction to benefit the Sandcrawl Museum.
 
Sun
13
Jul

Dist. 19 candidates’ comments

The two candidates who are running for the Texas Congressional District 19, have released their comments about the housing of illegal immigrants in Littlefield’s Bill Clayton Detention Center. The following is a statement from Neal Marchbanks, the Democratic candidate, which was received by the Leader-News Friday morning. “I believe using the Bill Clayton Detention Center would provide both a temporary solution to the crisis at the border, and an economic benefit to Littlefield and Lamb County.
 
Wed
09
Jul

DRAWING ATTENTION TO CELEBRATION

Huge signs like this one at Bainer, east of Littlefield on Highway 84, are advertising next weekend’s “Celebrate Littlefield”. Street banners are also in place in Littlefield. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Littlefield Lands Duggan House Museum, when a Wine Tasting will be held.

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Wed
09
Jul

Classic Livestock Show being judged Friday and Saturday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The 2014 Lamb County Classic Livestock Show will get underway at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lamb County Ag and Community Center, when the barns open to receive all livestock. Heifers, steers, lambs and goats, from a wide area around Lamb County are expected to be here for the show, which is being sponsored by the Littlefield FFA and Amherst FFA Chapters.

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Wed
09
Jul

Amherst working out plans for its annual celebration

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is again sponsoring its annual Amherst Celebration, which will get underway at 10 a.m. with a parade Saturday, July 26, in downtown Amherst. The day will be filled with activities, all the way though the barbecue supper and the dance that will conclude the day’s activities.

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Sun
06
Jul

RAINY MORNING

Clouds in the sky in the Olton area have been dropping rain during the early-morning hours the past few days. Rainfall reports kept at the Olton City Hall reveal 2.33 inches had fallen before Thursday. On July 1, .48 of an inch; July 2, .85 of an inch; and July 3, 1.00 inch. At about 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, these clouds, shown over the Olton Country Club, were releasing rain in a downpour.
 
Sun
06
Jul

‘Celebrate Littlefield’ plans nearly complete

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Littlefield Chamber of Commerce’s “Celebrate Littlefield” will be arriving in a couple of weeks, and the public is invited to put it on your calendars, and make plans to attend. A lot of activities have been scheduled for the enjoyment of all age groups, during the two-day event, Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19.
 

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