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Sat
12
Aug

Street Party next Friday

Littlefield’s Wellington State Bank is continuing its plans for the 15th Annual Wildcat Street Party, to be held next Friday, Aug. 18th, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The annual event has become a tradition as the kick-off for the upcoming football season.

The event continues to grow every year and supporters look forward to seeing all the community get together in support of the Littlefield Wildcats. Sylvia Castillo and Ruth Lopez, both with Wellington State Bank are in their second year of planning the event

 

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Sat
12
Aug

City completes repairs to sewer line

By JOE GONZALES

Earlier this week, workers with Perez Metal Fencing, Welding and Construction of Littlefield, installed a new R Panel Fence at 203 South Westside Ave.

The existing fence had to be removed by the City of Littlefield’s Department of Utilities due to the previous fence being directly on top of the city sewer main that was recently repaired.

The fence was also in the city’s right-of-way. To complete the extensive repairs on the sewer main and manhole, approximately 90 feet of the homeowners metal fence had to be removed.

The issue was explained in detail to the homeowner’s and they had no issue with removing the fence, because they were more concerned about the sewer line being repaired.

 

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Sat
12
Aug

RIVERA FAMILY’S APPRECIATION

Members of the family of Uvaldo Rivera, Sr., who is holding a “Life Saving Award” plaque, gathered together Friday evening for a fund-raising brisket meal at the Olton Ag Pavilion.

The plaque was donated after the meal, to Pablo Peralez, who rushed into the burning home of the Rivera family on Saturday, July 29, and helped 78-year-old Uvaldo Rivera, Sr. to safety.

The plaque reads: “We hereby honor Pablo Peralez (of Olton) for his actions that saved the life of our father on Saturday, July 29, 2017. On that day Pablo “unhesitatingly” went into a burning structure to save Don Valdo. Your heroic actions will always be remembered. Presented August 2017 by the family of Uvaldo Rivera, Sr.” Seated beside him is his brother, Pablo Rivera, and behind them are their families.

 

Wed
09
Aug

HTDB lends a helping hand

Local kennel handing out backpacks Sunday

By JOE GONZALES

With only a couple of weeks until local youngsters head backto-school, one local kennel, Had to Do It Bullyz wants to make sure kids have the supplies they need.

Sunday, Aug., 13th, they are holding a backpack giveaway in front of Nopalitos Restaurant beginning at 5 p.m.

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Wed
09
Aug

A grave situation

Littlefield citizens come together to clean up cemetery

By JOELLA LOVVORN

All of the recent rains have given a boost to the weeds that are growing in the Littlefield Cemetery, and Dusty Sides, who organized the clean-up effort, explained, “We came to mow, and have found at least six graves that have sunken in.”

She was very upset at seeing the condition of the cemetery, and expressed her opinion that “people must not care!”

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Wed
09
Aug

An Angel for Rosie

Marquez blessed by anonymous donor

By JOELLA LOVVORN

At 2 p.m. Saturday, a small group of people gathered near the northeast corner of Stiles Park in Olton, during the Sandhills Celebration, and watched several hundred tennis balls drop to the ground from the “bucket” of a front end loader.

Ben Wagner, had poured a “barrel full” of tennis balls, containing numbers on them, into the front of the rig. When Wagner gave the signal to pour them out, Keely Adams, Olton’s new city administrator cranked up the motor and poured them out on the grass in front of the hole.

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Sat
05
Aug

Emergency farm loan apps being accepted

Applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by Hail, Excessive Moisture, Flooding, High Winds and Excessive Rain are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office located at 2431 S. Farwell Ave. in Littlefield, Texas, Rickey D. Grogan said today.

Lamb County is 1 out of 4 Primary Counties and Hockley, Bailey and Cochran are 3 out of 22 Contiguous Counties in Texas recently named by Texas Acting State Executive Director, Erasmo Trevino, eligible for loans to cover part of actual production and/or physical losses resulting from Hail, Excessive Moisture, Flooding, High Winds and Excessive Rain.

Rickey D. Grogan said farmers may be eligible for loans of up to 100% of their actual losses or the operating loan needed to continue the agricultural business, whichever is less. For farmers unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders, the interest rate is 2.750 percent.

 

Sat
05
Aug

DOWNTOWN WORK CONTINUES

Both contractors and city workers continue with demolition activities in downtown Littlefield this week. The city received a Downtown Renovation Program Grant that will allow for new handicap ramps, new drainage grates and curb repairs. City Manager Mich Grant said the city’s in-kind work would be wrapping up Friday afternoon. “They’ve (city workers and contractors) have done a great job with this project,” said Grant. Shown is city employee Roger Perez pulling up a piece of concrete slab located next to Jennings Insurance in downtown Littlefield. Grant said he anticipates the work being done in the next few weeks.

Sat
05
Aug

MISS SANDHILLS SWEETHEART COURT

Chloe Tillman, left, was honored as “Miss Congeniality” Thursday night, during the 38th Olton Sandhills Sweetheart Pageant in the School Auditorium. In the center is Breely Huguley, wearing the “Miss Sandhills Sweetheart” crown; while on the right, Katelyn Peggram was chosen by the judges as the “First Runner-up” from the 12 contstants.

 

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Wed
02
Aug

Olton’s celebration to begin tonight

By JOELLA LOVVORN

The Olton community begins celebrating its 38th annual Sandhills Celebration tonight, Wednesday, and continue with activities every day and night through Saturday.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

At 6 p.m., the Olton Volunteer Ambulance Association will be selling hamburgers from their booth on the grounds near the Pavilion; then at 7 p.m., a bake sale will benefit the Olton Sandcrawl Museum.

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