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Wed
21
Mar

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE

Saturday, the Littlefield Fire Department, along with the Sudan Fire Department and Amherst Fire Department, responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of West Fourth Street. The fire was located behind a residence at 945 West Fourth Street and Littlefield Fire Chief Jamie Grey said the cause was still under investigation to determine the point of origin of the fire. Grey said they were dispatched to the fire at 12:54 p.m. and left the scene at 3:49 p.m. A volunteer Littlefield Fire Fighter was injured and transported to Lubbock, but Grey said as of Tuesday, the fire fighter was okay and back at work.

 

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Wed
21
Mar

National Weather Service holds spotter training class

By JOE GONZALES

Monday night, the National Weather Service hosted a Skywarn Training Session (Severe Weather Spotter Training) inside the City of Littlefield’s City Council Chambers.

Skywarn is the National Weather Service’s program of trained volunteer storm spotters.

The Lubbock area consists of a 24-county service area.

 

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Sat
17
Mar

Primary election solutions coming

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Two issues dealing with the March 6 Republican Primary election are still not settled.

According to Brenda Goheen, Lamb County Voter Registrar, “There will definitely be a local run-off election between Tim Walker and Cody West for the Precinct 3 Justice of Peace race.

“Walker received 211 votes, while West got 191 votes,” she said, requiring a run-off election.

 

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Sat
17
Mar

A night for Son

By JOE GONZALES

Saturday March 24th, at Sudan High School, the Sudan community, along with Shelby’s Bridge will be honoring one of Sudan’s favorite sons – Son Qualls.

The event, “A Night to Remember Son Qualls”, will be held at Sudan High School, and will begin at 7 p.m. Missy Schultz, Ken Richards, and Mike Hill, local talented musicians, will anchor the program.

Sudan athletes, cheerleaders, Student Council members and Sudan Elementary School students will also participate.

 

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Sat
17
Mar

Lamb County Farm Bureau connects farms to community

Farmers in Lamb County now have their chance to reach out to the community and talk about how their food gets from the field to your fork.

Texas Food Connection Day was observed in Lamb County Tuesday, Feb. 20, when representatives of Lamb County Farm Bureau visited and purchased groceries in stores in Littlefield, Sudan, and Earth.

“Texas Food Connection Day is about sharing what we do on our farms and ranches to grow our food, fuel and fiber,” said Freddie Maxwell, Lamb County Farm Bureau president. “Young people and adults have always had questions about their food and agriculture, and this event was an opportunity to start a conversation with them”.

 

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Thu
15
Mar

Olton celebrates 61st annual Chamber Banquet

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Saturday night, March 10, the Olton ISD Cafeteria was full of Olton area residents and some of their special guests, as they applauded the recognition of the 2018 honorees. The occasion was the 61st annual Banquet for the Olton Chamber of Commerce, when guests were seated at tables decorated by a business or an individual, to go along with this year’s “Adventure Begins in Olton” theme.

 

 

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Thu
15
Mar

CHAMBER BANQUET SPEAKER

CHAMBER BANQUET SPEAKER—Mudflap, an 18-year resident of Lubbock, will be the featured speaker for the Littlefield Chamber of Commerce Banquet Tuesday night, March 20, in the Lamb County Ag and Community Center. Mudflap has been a part of some crazy stuff over his Radio career and has many stories to tell.

He is married to Shannon Smith, who was born in Littlefield and works as the foundations director of Carillon in Lubbock. He helps raise funds with many non–profit organizations, and is the creator and inventor of some, one of a kind, inventions such as: The Boccuzi, The Plane Ole Grill. “Each day, I live life to the fullest and try to get as many people as possible to smile and laugh”, Mudflap explains about his life’s goals.

 

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Sat
10
Mar

Olton Mustang baseball gearing up for district play

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Olton Mustangs’ varsity baseball team is getting set to start district play on Tuesday under first-year Head Coach Aaron Sarabia.

“This is my first time being paid to coach,” Sarabia explained. I played baseball at the University of Southwest in Hobbs, N.M. I played my freshman year and it went well, but I decided to transfer to Texas Tech University and was just a student and graduated from there.”

Sarabia was a volunteer coach at Smyer two years ago and a volunteer coach in Plainview last year.

 

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Sat
10
Mar

Run-off election to decide winner

By JOELLA LOVVORN

When results of Tuesday night’s Primary Election were tallied and complete at 11:32 p.m., a grand total of 1,863 Lamb County voters had cast their ballots, whether early or at the polls on voting day.

Of that number, 1,708 were Republican voters, while 155 voted the Democratic ballot.

Results of the Republican voting revealed that only one of the three locally contested races in Lamb County promised a definite win, but a recount has been called on one contest, and a run-off election will be called to settle the Precinct 3 Justice of Peace winner.

 

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Sat
10
Mar

Nice donation!

DONATION TO THE LIBRARY – Tuesday morning, Eric Turpen with Clift Land Brokers of Littlefield, made a $1,300 donation to the Lamb County Library. Turpen said Clift Land Auctions held an auction last week and at the start of every auction, they hold a benefit where Clift Land Auction matches up to $500. Brian Hamilton donated $800 and Clift Land Auctions donated $500. Lamb County Librarian Candy Seth said the donation was very much appreciated and would be used for the summer reading program. Shown are Turpen and Seth.

 

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