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Black History program set Saturday, Feb. 22

February is recognized as Black History Month, or African American Month, and a special program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1100 East 12th Street in Littlefield. Pastor Donald Ross extends an invitation to the public to attend. Theme for the program will be “At The Crossroad of Freedom and Equality”. Deacon Ed King, member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Sudan, will be the special speaker.

 

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Feb

$143,227.40 in sales taxes returned to cities

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday, that state sales tax revenue to the six Lamb County cities was increased by 16.68% over the same payment period in 2013. The sales tax figures represent December sales reported by monthly tax filers, as well as October, November and December sales by businesses that report taxes quarterly. The six Lamb County cities received a net payment of $143,227.40, which is compared with the $122,748.49 received for January last year — the 16.68% increase.

 

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Feb

Type ‘B’ LEDC assists city with prison bond payment

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
At their 10-minute meeting at noon Wednesday, directors of the Type B Littlefield Economic Development Corporation approved a request from the City of Littlefield for assistance with the February bond payments for the Bill Clayton Detention Center. Board President Chuck Smith explained that funds were available to make the $542,620 total bond payment. He explained, “$387,000 is available from the Bill Clayton Detention Center Interest and Sinking Fund; and $155,620 is available from the Littlefield Economic Development Corporation Type B account.”

 

Tue
11
Feb

HEART SMART & HEALTHY

The women who attended the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lamb County-sponsored program “Hear Smart and Healthy” at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at the Our Place Activity Center in Laguna Park, learned many tips on eating healthy foods, in order to stay healthy. On the right, Littlefield physician, Dr. Isabel Molina, described the program she was showing on the large screen, as a tasty, but healthy meal was being enjoyed. Dr. Molina advised that everyone should eat six vegetables and four fruits every day—“90% of things God has made, 
 
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11
Feb

SUDAN TEAMS WIN TOURNAMENT

The Sudan CX Debate teams set a new school record as they won first, second, and third places, and swept the top spots  at the District 5-1A UIL CX Debate District Tournament this past Thursday. The top two teams have  earned the right to compete at the State UIL CX Debate Tournament in Austin in March. The third-place team was the freshman team of Anakin Cantu and Andrew Harper; the secondplace team is composed of Seniors Alex Hernandez and Deric McCurry, and the first-place team is Junior student, Brianna Azua and Sophomore student, Jose Melendez. Fourth place was awarded to Morton.
 
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11
Feb

RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

Security State Bank of Littlefield has opened its Drive-Through Service, ATM machine, and Deposit Drop Box in the Tunnel  adjacent to the bank. The Littlefield Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture sponsored a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon on the exit of the drive-through, onto Phelps Avenue.
Sun
09
Feb

WATER MAIN BREAK

Littlefield city employees gained control of a 12-inch water main break at about 1 a.m. Friday. Late Thursday afternoon, the line broke through the hole this side (north) of the red barricaded fire hydrant, at the intersection of East Fourth Street and Duggan Avenue. Streets and highways were filled with water running towards the storm drain at the corner of East Fourth and Hall Avenue (Highway 385). Friday morning, streets and highways were very slick with the ice that formed, after the water had drained away.
 
Sun
09
Feb

Mother-daughter duo records single CD

This local mother-daughter singing duo from Littlefield completed the recording of a single song, “Hands and Feet”, two weeks ago. Words to the song were written by Sheree, and the music was written by Cindy Hughlett of Lubbock.

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
A local mother-daughter singing duo, which mostly has been singing Gospel songs together since 1987, have just finished recording a single, “Hands and Feet”, two weeks ago. Patricia Patrick and her daughter, Sheree Gailey, recently attended the Agape Fest in Granbury, and entered a talent competition. “We won first place, and the chance to record one song,” Patricia said of how the recording opportunity came for them.
 
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09
Feb

Grand Jury indicts 18 individuals Tuesday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Twenty-one indictments were handed down by the Lamb County Grand Jury Tuesday, when they met for District Judge Felix Klein’s 154th District Court. Of those, two of the individuals were both given two indictments on two different charges. The other 18 individuals only received one indictment each. Jerry Benavidez Fuentes, 37, of Snyder, was indicted on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, which occurred on Aug. 6, 2013. The indictment also lists four other offenses committed earlier in Frio and Jones Counties. His bond was set at $25,000.

 

Sun
09
Feb

‘Boil Water’ notice issued Thursday to city’s residents

Thursday evening, the City of Littlefield issued a public notice to Littlefield residences through the city-wide CodeRED notification system, to boil water. City Manager Mike Arismendez explained the circumstances. “Due to a major water line break on a 12-inch water main, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Littlefield to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

 

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