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Sat
28
Oct

‘Safe Halloween’ to treat youngsters at ‘trunk-to-trunk’

The “Team Builders, a group of employees at Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield, are again sponsoring their “Safe Halloween” trunk-to-trunk “trick or treating” candy giveaway on Halloween Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, 2017, in the hospital’s front parking lot.

Members of the “Team Builders” was organized to help boost morale among the employees at work, and give back to the community.

Five years ago, they started promoting a safe Halloween for the children in the community, and the event has grown so that now they see more than 300 children walk through the hospital’s parking lot all dressed up in their Halloween costumes, while filling their bags with lots of treats.

 

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Wed
25
Oct

PILOT INJURED

There were at least two witnesses to the crash of a single engine crop duster in a field about a quarter mile north of the intersection of US 70 and FM1842, near Olton. The crash occurred about 8:30 am, Tuesday, Oct. 24. The men reported that the plane was over a field west of FM1842 and was climbing when they saw black smoke.

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Wed
25
Oct

Littlefield Marching ’Cats advance to area meet

By JOE GONZALES

Area Lamb County Marching Bands competed at the UIL Region 16 Marching Contest this past Saturday at Lowrey Field in Lubbck.

At the competition, the Littlefield Marching ‘Cats punched their ticket to the area marching contest being held this Saturday in Amarillo.

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Wed
25
Oct

Headed to State S-E headed to San Antonio

By JOE GONZALES

Trust the process. From the beginning of the school year, Springlake-Earth Band Director, David Rogers, told his kids if they did this, they would go places.

At this past Saturday’s UIL Region 16 Marching Contest, they did just that, and along the way, made school history.

The Wolverine Marching Band punched their ticket to the UIL State Marching Band Contest being held Nov., 6-7-8 in San Antonio at the Alamo Dome

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Wed
25
Oct

Early voting continues through Friday, Nov. 3

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Early voting for Lamb County’s Special Constitutional Amendment Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, is now underway in the County Clerk’s office.

All precincts will vote early in the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 to 5 p.m., thru Friday, Nov. 3, with the exception of Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, when the voting may be done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Wed
25
Oct

Williamson wins football contest

By DEREK LOPEZ

This week in the eighth week of the Lamb County Leader-News Football Contest, many contestants made up for an off week in the score column last week.

Bruce Williamson and Lyndel Evans tied for first place with 19 points, while Jan Smith and Richard Carter tied for third place with 18 points.

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Sat
21
Oct

Lamb Healthcare Center receives Ten Step designation

By JOE GONZALES

Lamb Healthcare Center was recently designated as a Texas Ten Step Program Provider.

The Texas Ten Step Program website says, the program “provides resources and a framework to help birthing facilities improve breastfeeding outcomes through incremental adoption of evidence-based practices.”

The designation recognizes hospitals that are implementing policies that are aligned with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and encourages continued progress toward pursuit of Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

“It first started after we received a packet in the mail about the Texas Ten Step Program,” said Doctor Cindy George. “We were already super excited about breastfeeding and supporters of breastfeeding, so we decided to go after it.”

 

Sat
21
Oct

LUBBOCK COUNTY SHERIFF’S ACADEMY VALEDICTORIAN

Audra G. Wright, a jailer with the Lamb County Sheriff’s Office recently took part and completed the Basic County Correction Officer Course #1007 Sept., 27th through Oct., 17. Wright was recognized as the valedictorian of the course, which was held at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Academy. Wright attended the course five days a week, and the completed 128 hours to complete her training. She said three of the five days involved physical training. Lamb County Sheriff Gary Maddox said it was the first time a jailer from their department had received valedictorian. Wright started with the sheriff’s department in June of this year. Shown are: (from left to right) Lamb County Sheriff’s Department Jail Administrator, Misty Diaz, Wright, and Lamb County Sheriff Garry Maddox.

 

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Sat
21
Oct

Early voting starts Monday for seven Const’l amendments

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Early voting for Lamb County’s Special Constitutional Amendment Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will begin Monday, Oct. 23 in the County Clerk’s office.

All precincts will vote early in the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 to 5 p.m., thru Friday, Nov. 3, with the exception of Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, when the voting may be done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

7 Constitutional Amendments

There will only be the seven amendments to be voted on, and all ballots for all precincts are exactly alike.

 

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Wed
18
Oct

Tie-breaker needed to pick contest winner

By DEREK LOPEZ

The week 7 football contest is in the books and it was a tough week for contestants, as nobody scored more than 15 points.

Tommy Cloninger and Jim Davis Jr. each led the contest this week with 15 points. Gary Green, Junior Garcia, Larry Turner, Oscar Sanchez and Terrill Moorhead each finished with 14 points. The tie-breaker was supposed to be the combined score of Patton Springs and Petersburg. According to the Petersburg school website they were scheduled to play this week, but for unknown reasons, they did not play, so the combined score of the game was 0.

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