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THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Littlefield EMS, Volunteer Fire Fighters and the Texas Department of Safety, responded to single-vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon west of Littlefield on Highway 54 just past Bull Lake. When Fire Firefighters arrived, the Jaws of Life were used to extract a female driver from her Ford Explorer. Shown are Littlefield EMS and Volunteer Firefighters carrying the victim to the Littlefield Ambulance. At press time, the victim’s name, condition, age or what caused the accident was unavailable

 

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Springlake Fire Department to host July 4 Celebration

The 2018 Springlake Fire Department’s July 4 Celebration in Springlake, will be held Wednesday, July 4.

The festivities get started with the parade at 6 p.m., which will be lining up at 5 p.m. on the south side of Springlake near and along Highway 385.

 

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Virdell ready to get to work as new Sudan AD/Head FootballCoach

By DEREK LOPEZ

Keith Virdell is set to take the reigns in Sudan as the new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director of the Hornets.

Virdell was hired back in May and comes to Sudan after spending the previous four years at Florence as their offensive coordinator.

 

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LEADING OFF

Littlefield’s Chris Brown leads off the bottom of the third inning against the Lobos on Thursday with a double to left center field. The Wildcats fell to the Lobos, 17-11.

 

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MAKING THE PLAY

Levelland hit a short fly to shortstop that was fielded on the hop by Juan Rios and (Staff Photo by Derek Lopez) thrown to first for the out on the close play during the Wildcats summer league game with the Lobos on Thursday.

 

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Wildcats fall short against Lobos, 17-11

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Wildcats’ summer league baseball team fell short on Thursday against the Levelland Lobos, 17-11.

Juan Rios started on the mound for the Wildcats, as he got Enrique to ground out to Blake Green at second for out number one.

 

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RODNEY W. SHERRY

Rodney Wayne Sherry, 52, of Olton, died Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Enid, OK. Memorial services were to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Olton with Brother Neely Landrum officiating and under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Rodney was born Feb. 28, 1966, in Odessa, TX, to Steve and Alicegene (Cottrell) Sherry. Growing up in Dalhart, Rodney graduated from Dalhart High School in 1984. Rodney loved flying and currently was a crop duster pilot in Oklahoma. He had experience as a corporate pilot, a glider pilot and glider pilot instructor. He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Sherry; his maternal grandparents, Gene and Juanita Cottrell; and his paternal grandparents, Rex and Alice Sherry. Surviors include his mother, Alicegene Brooks of Olton; his fiancée, Nita Williamson of Pond Creek, Ok; Nita’s children, Hanna and Hunter Williamson; numerous cousins, and friends.

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GORDON MENDENHALL

Gordon Beardean “Murphy” Mendenhall, 65, of Littlefield, died June 20, 2018 at his home in Littlefield, TX. He was born Feb. 18, 1953 in Idaho to Berdean and Roma Mendenhall. He lived in Salt Lake City, UT where he married Beatrice Joyce (Cliff) Sawyer on April 3, 1993. They then moved to Littlefield, and lived there until he passed. Murphy was a sheet metal worker for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berdean and Roma Mendenhall; a step-son, Chester Nelson Sawyer III; step-daughters Deborah Ann Sawyer and Patricia Ann Sawyer; and a step-granddaughter Leisa Sawyer. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Joyce Sawyer; step-son Gary Dean Sawyer; step-daughter, Carrie Lynn Sawyer; six step-grandchildren; and a brother Marc Mendenhall of Littlefield. Cremation services are pending with Hammons Funeral Home, in Littlefield.

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JOHNNIE CAROLYN (OSBORNE) GREEN

No public funeral service is being held for Johnnie Carolyn Green of Littlefield, 87, who died in Lubbock Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Private services are to be held at a later date. Cremation was by Guajardo Funeral Chapels in Lubbock. Carolyn was born on Nov. 25, 1930 in Tokio, TX to James Logan Green and Johnnie Smith Green. She was a retired teacher, having taught schools at Bula, Pep, Old Glory, Sunray and Littlefield. For a time, she was employed at the Fast Stop in Littlefield, and was a greeter and one of the directors of the Lamb County Senior Citizens’ Center in her most recent years of life. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by four children, Judy Carolyn Browning of Corpus Christi, Cathy Spencer of Spur, James Snitker of Sterling City, and John Snitker of Dallas; a brother, Steve Green of Athens, TX; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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JASPER COLBERT, SR.

Services for Jasper Colbert, Sr., 93, of Littlefield, who died Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded with family, were held Friday, June 15, at Peace Deliverance Church in Littlefield. Rev. L.V. Witherspoon of Lubbock, officiated. Burial was in Littlefield Memorial Park, with McCarty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Jasper was born in Burlington, Tx on Aug. 11, 1924 to Lula and Lonzo Colbert, Sr. He became a deacon at Galilee Baptist Church under Pastor McArthur, and had served many years as a deacon at St. John Baptist Church. He later served on the deacon board at Irvin Street First Baptist Church, until his health failed. He married Mae Frances Danford on July 5, 1955 in Clovis, N.M., and had celebrated their 54th anniversary, before her death on March 18, 2010. Jasper joined the Army on Dec. 26, 1945 during World War II as a heavy truck driver.

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