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Wed
06
Jun

City improving landfill operation

By JOE GONZALES

Recently, the City of Littlefield spent a little over $500,000 to upgrade much-needed equipment and dig two new pits at the landfill.

The city spent $70,000 for a used side-loader, $150,000 for a used compactor and $260,000 for a brand-new track loader.

A Type 1 pit and Type 4 pit were dug. The city of Littlefield dug the Type 4 pit, and hired a contractor to dig the Type 1 pit. The cost to dig the Type 1 pit was $60,000.

 

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Wed
06
Jun

City continues with demolition of old hotel

DEMOLITION CONTINUES – Monday morning, crews with V-Tech Environmental Services continued with the demolition of the old Murdock Hotel in downtown Littlefield. The Demolition began two weeks ago. During a Littlefield City Council meeting back on April 29th of this year, the council approved for the old hotel to be demolished. It is estimated that the building became a hotel somewhere around 1934 or 1935. Before it became the Murdock Hotel, immigrant workers lived in the lower part of the building while they worked here for area farmers during harvest time. Farmers who needed help, lined up their workers in meetings in the east end of the building. Back then, it is not known, whether the second floor was already on the building. The building has gone into disrepair in the past few years, and has become a danger.

 

Wed
06
Jun

Love at first sip

By JOE GONZALES

For Rob and Letty Ybarra, there’s so much more involved when it comes to making a great cup of coffee.

From the taste, to the aroma, both self-called coffee aficionados know a lot of work goes into making a great cup of Joe.

Because of this, both are hoping their new coffee shop in Littlefield, Xcelente Smoothie & Coffee Haus will allow them to share their love of coffee with others and allow them to brew their customers the perfect cup.

 

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Sat
02
Jun

Juneteenth celebration offering fun for everyone

By JOELLA LOVVORN

The Juneteenth Committee of Littlefield is inviting the community to “come out and participate in our Juneteenth Celebration” on Saturday, June 16; Sunday, June 17; and Tuesday, June 19 (the official Juneteenth).

The theme for this year’s celebration, sponsored by the Littlefield Juneteenth Committee and the Littlefield Community, is “People Helping People; People Supporting People!”

“Come join with us and make this a great celebration, as people share their gifts and talents with our community. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and the whole family and make it a ‘Family Affair’!”, remind the members of the Juneteenth Committee.

The Celebration on Saturday, June 16, will begin early in Dunbar Park, when the “Braggin’ Rights Barbecue Contest” cooks must have their rigs set up by 9 a.m

 

Sat
02
Jun

Celebrate Littlefield Parade seeks entries

The 6th annual Celebrate Littlefield Parade will be traveling through Littlefield on Saturday morning, July 21st. This year’s theme will be: “Remembering The Old Days”, and some surprises regarding “The Olden Days” will be forthcoming.

Robert Nichols, who is in charge of the parade, is encouraging veterans from any branch of the military to participate. He wants to reserve a seat on a float for every veteran who will participate.

 

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Sat
02
Jun

Wildcat Band students win medals at contests

Thirty-five Wildcat Band students came home with gold and silver medals, after they competed in UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest Sunday, May 27, on the campus of Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.

To qualify for this contest, these students earned medals at the district level in February.

The music performed by these students must be chosen from the UIL PML (prescribed music list). The music performed at the state level are all class 1 (difficult).

Ensembles are groups of students performing without help from a director. The Littlefield Band members took 10 solos (one voice), 7 trios, 3 quartets and 1 quintet.

 

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Sat
02
Jun

City-Wide Garage Sale set for Saturday, June 9

A City-Wide Garage Sale will be arriving in Littlefield all day Saturday, June 9, and the public is invited to get on a map that will have the locations of the sales on it.

Many garage sales are anticipated that day, and the public is invited to go out, look, and take the opportunity to find a bargain that you’ve been searching for, and will be offered.

 

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Wed
30
May

City Council hears good financial report

By JOE GONZALES

Last week, the Littlefield City Council met in a regular session and discussed many items on their agenda.

The item that stood out the most in the 15-item agenda was a presentation from Brad Angst, the city’s Bond Council and Financial Adviser from George K Baum and Company.

Angst presented the council with a good report on the city’s current financial position.

 

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Wed
30
May

Memorial Day Services observed in communities

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Monday morning, Memorial Day, three of Lamb County’s Communities hosted Memorial Day ceremonies at their cemeteries.

The day began at 8 a.m. at the Olton Cemetery, where Adolfo Garcia and Val Steffens raised the U.S. Flag and lowered it to half staff for the ceremony.

Zane Gunter, president of the Olton 4-H Club introduced the program, and thanked Garcia and Steffens for the flag presentation.

 

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Sat
26
May

SOLDIER’S CROSS

SOLDIER’S CROSS—To begin the Legacy of Love Memorial Service program Wednesday morning at the Taylor Brown Memorial Garden in Littlefield, Lubbock VFW personnel built this Soldier’s Cross (shown in front of the podium), in honor of a fallen WWI Soldier. The Service Cross was from the WWI Era, to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Armistice Day. Veterans shown bowing their heads during prayer, are Benny Guerero, left, and Commander Steve Owen, right, as Captain Jessie Hatchett, in the center, offers the prayer.

 

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