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Sat
17
Feb

Early voting begins Tuesday

By JOELLA LOVVORN

 

Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 20 and concludes Friday, March 2, for the Tuesday, March 6 Republican and Democratic Party Primary elections. Early voters in all 12 Lamb County Voting Precincts will be casting their ballots in the Lamb County Clerk’s office in the Lamb County Courthouse, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. daily, including the lunch hour. The only exception is the two longer days of Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Monday, Feb. 26, when voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both of those days

 

 

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Sat
17
Feb

Lowe’s receives national marketing recognition

The National Grocer’s Association has announced Littlefield, Texas-based Lowe’s Market, as the 2018 Creative Choice Outstanding Marketer at this week’s NGA Annual Conventioan held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title is the highest award of the annual program, which recognizes the best marketing and merchandising programs in the grocery industry that have increased item or department sales, positively affected overall store sales, or provided a unique benefit to the community. Lowe’s Market was recognized for its ongoing

 

What’s For Dinner? campaign, which aimed to create in-store buzz and valuedriven meal choices for customers. The What’s for Dinner specials include a full complement of free items for customers who buy just one specified meat or entrée item

 

 

Sat
17
Feb

WATCHING COUNTING MACHINE

Brenda Goheen, Lamb County Voter Registrar, watched one of the two M100 Voter Counting Machines being tested Friday morning in the County Clerk’s office. The machines, which will count the results from the ballots of voters in all 12 voting precincts, were working right Friday, during testing.

 

This machine was being programmed to count the early voting results from Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, when early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 20, and ends Friday, March 2. Other precincts will also be counted on the other machine. All Early Voting will be done in the County Clerk’s office during regular office hours (8:30 to 5 p.m., including lunch hour), with the exception of Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Monday, Feb. 26, when early voting may be done all day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on either of both days.

 

 

Wed
14
Feb

LHC among best in infant mortality rate

By JOE GONZALES

Last month, researchers at the University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast, conducted a study on infant mortality rates in Texas.

Their findings showed the rates dramatically varied across the state.

But, what it also showed was, Lamb Healthcare Center’s infant mortality rate was much better than those in Lubbock, Levelland, Plainview and even Amarillo.

 

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Wed
14
Feb

Littlefield Rotary Club hosts political forum

By JOE GONZALES

Monday night, the Rotary Club of Littlefield sponsored a Political Forum inside the Littlefield High School Auditorium.

The forum consisted of candidates for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 – Cody West, Tim Walker and Rick Zinn.

County Commissioner for Precinct 4 – Lee Logan and Mike Hill.

District Clerk – Debbie Long and current District Clerk, Stephanie Chester.

 

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Wed
14
Feb

LITTLEFIELD STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE HEALTH FAIR

This past Friday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Littlefield ISD’s Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) held a free health fair at the Littlefield Old Gym.

The event was sponsored by SHAC and benefited both students and parents. Shown is Littlefield Senior Ethan Herrera donating blood for the very first time.

 

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Sat
10
Feb

Bennie Pickrell receives Golden Trowel Award

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Thursday night, during a special meeting, the Littlefield Masonic Lodge No. 1161 presented the “Golden Trowel Award” to Bennie Pickrell, a past Worshipful Master of the Lodge.

The award was presented, following a hamburger supper for everyone attending.

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Sat
10
Feb

A dream come true...

By DEREK LOPEZ

Wednesday afternoon in the Littlefield High School Library, a dream came full circle for offensive lineman, Matthew Arce, as he signed his letter of intent to play college football for Eastern New Mexico University.

“I never pictured myself actually playing college football. I just figured that after high school I would be done, I would get a job, get this degree, but now I can finally fulfill my dream and play college ball and it means the world to me” Arce said.

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Sat
10
Feb

Political candidates to be introduced in Public Forum Monday

The public is invited to attend a Political Forum, featuring the Lamb County and Littlefield contested candidates for the county, city and school elections, will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday night, Feb. 12, in the Littlefield High School Auditorium.

The public is invited to go hear the candidates, to be prepared for the upcoming March 6 and May 5 elections.

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Sat
10
Feb

Littlefield fixing sanitation department issue

By JOE GONZALES

Thursday, during a special Littlefield City Council meeting, city officials approved a plan to address the equipment issues with landfill and residential collection.

And for this plan to happen, they voted to purchase $500,000 worth of sanitation equipment.

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