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Wed
26
Feb

Early voting closes Friday

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Early voting for the March 4 Democratic and Republican Primary elections will close this Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting Thursday and Friday, will be conducted in the Lamb County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to allow voters to go early or late, to cast their votes. On election day, Tuesday, March 4, voting will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each of the 12 voting precincts across the county.
 
Sun
23
Feb

CITY COUNCIL AWARDS

Littlefield’s City Council members were presented special awards at the Texas Municipal League Institute’s Awards Presentation at the TML Elected Officials’ Conference Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in San Antonio. The honor is presented to those individuals who completed their required Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits through participation in the Texas Municipal League Institute. On the left, Mayor Danny Marquez and Mayor Pro-Tem Lottie Spencer display their Certified Municipal Official certificates.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Water District honors teachers

Five Littlefield ISD Elementary teachers were recognized Wednesday morning by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 (HPWD), for “dedicated and outstanding achievement in water efficiency education”. Their participation in the District-sponsored “WaterWise” education program in academic year 2013, and the success it has been, was honored by the High Plains Water Conservation District, and the Resource Action Education Programs, which is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada.
 
Sun
23
Feb

SAWING BRICKS

Epimenio Leyva, owner of Epi’s Masonry of Lubbock, was found sawing bricks to shorter lengths Wednesday, in front of the Littlefield Post Office. The shorter bricks were used to fill in the spaces around the window on the brick wall that was damaged when a car jumped the sidewalk and ran into it. The much colder weather had hampered getting the repair done sooner.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Requests for prison management proposals okayed

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Thursday night, in a 10-minute special business session, Littlefield’s City Council authorized City Manager Mike Arismendez to issue requests for proposals, or requests for qualifications regarding a potential contract to manage and operate the Bill Clayton Detention Center. The city manager advised the council, that the authorization is for the security, laundry, meals, administration, and detention of inmates within the Bill Clayton Detention Center.
 
Sun
23
Feb

Hospital Board receives audit report

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Tuesday night, the Board of Managers of Lamb Healthcare Center spent a large part of their meeting, receiving the audit report from the years ending Sept. 30, 2013, and 2012. Presiding over the business meeting was Board President Tony Barton, who declared there was no one to address the open forum, and turned the meeting over to J. Brent Fuller, CPA with Durbin and Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants of Lubbock. Fuller went into detail with the audit report, as he presented it through the PowerPoint on a large screen in the education room.
 
Wed
19
Feb

PAVILION GROUND BREAKING

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the Van Ashley Pavilion in Dunbar Park, was conducted Monday afternoon with Van Ashley’s daughter, City Council members, donors, community supporters, and representative from Congressman Randy Neugebauer’s office participating.
 
Wed
19
Feb

Primary early voting now under way

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
Early voting for the Democratic and Republican Primary elections that are scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, is now under way, and will continue until Friday, Feb. 28. Early voting is being conducted in the Lamb County Clerk’s office in the Courthouse during regular business hours through Friday, Feb. 28. There are three locally-contested races on the Republican ballot, since there are 16 candidates who are seeking the 13 county positions.
 
Wed
19
Feb

School Board calls May 10 election

By JOELLA LOVVORN.
 
The general election for the election of three School Board of Trustees was ordered by the School Board in their meeting Thursday night, and action was taken on five other agenda items dealing with that election. The three trustee positions to be filled at the May 10 election, are for Districts, 2, 4, and 5. Current trustees are Richard Thompson, District 2; Adrian Solis, District 4; and Board President, Boyd McCamish, District 5. All three of the incumbents have completed the required training, and will be on the ballot for re-election.
 
Sun
16
Feb

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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