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OUTSTANDING AIRFIELD AWARD

Albert J. Simonik, the son of Stan and Julie Simonik of Littlefield, received the Outstanding Airfield Systems NCO of the Year Award. Simonik was recognized for his work during deployments in Djibouti, Africa and Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. During the attempted coup in Turkey last year, the Turkish authorities cut off power to their our air base. Simonik led the team that kept the operations of the air traffic control going, with the help of sometimes malfunctioning generators. The men endured 18-hour shifts during this crisis. In a letter of congratulations, Major General Timothy G. Fay, with the United States Air Force, said, “I would like to personally thank you for your outstanding contribution to the airfield operations mission, both in Europe and Africa. Recognition at the MAJCOM level is proof of your extraordinary professionalism, hard work, and commitment to excellence.” Tech Sergeant Albert Simonik is now stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ.

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Nov

Area cities receive sales tax revenue

By JOELLA LOVVORN

Texas Comptroller Glennn Hegar explained Thursday, that the Texas sales tax revenue totaled $2.46 billion in October, which is 6.9% more than in October 2016.

In his report on Nov. 2, the five Lamb County cities received a total of $118,008.47 for the current reporting period, which is more than the $109,287.49 they received for this period in 2016.

So far this year, the five cities have received a total of $1,181,974.37 in tax returns; while they had received $1,146.372.61 at this time last year.

Individually, by cities, their returns for October are included here.

 

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Nov

Hornets sting Wolverines, 42-22

The Sudan Hornets move to 2-1 in district play after down the Springlake-Earth Wolverines on the road, 42-22.

The Hornets move to 3-5 overall, while the Wolverines fall to 1-7 overall, 0-3 in district play.

Sudan senior, Austin Conley opened the game with a 26-yard rushing touchdown with 8:03 to play in the first quarter. The PAT by Chris Schovajsa was good, making the score, 7-0.

Conley added a four-yard touchdown run with 4:21 to play in the quarter and the PAT by Schovajsa was good, making the score, 14-0, going into quarter number two.

 

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Nov

Wildcats hand Mules first district loss, 24-19

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Wildcats’ varsity football team took the field against Muleshoe on Friday for the annual ‘War on 84’, stunning the Mules at Wildcat Stadium, 24-19, for their first district win of the season.

With the victory, the Wildcats improve to 2-7 overall, 1-3 in district play.

Muleshoe won the toss and elected to defer to the second half, giving the Wildcats the ball to start the game.

The Wildcats were able to move the ball down to the Mules four-yard line, but were unable to come away with points as senior slot back, Chris Douglas, was stopped on fourth and goal for a turnover on downs with 7:31 remaining in the first quarter.

 

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Nov

CANDY GUESSING WINNER

WINNER—During the month of October, a jar full of candy corn was displayed for customers to look at and guess the number of kernels in the jar. There were 750 candy corns in the jar, and Rosie Jefferson was the winner, with her guess of 750 candy corns. Congratulations Rosie!!!

 

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04
Nov

Lamb County 4-H Members successful at Food Challenge

By KATIE MANGOLD

Forty-nine Lamb County 4-H members participated in the District 2 4-H Food Challenge, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Mallet Event Center in Levelland.

The Food Challenge contest is modeled after such competitions as the Food Network’s Iron Chef. This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a pre-determined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges.

District 2 4-H had a record number of participants this year, with 445 4-H’ers participating, 16 senior teams, 43 intermediate teams, and 50 junior teams.

 

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04
Nov

The Way We Were…

Dr. Don Newbury 

At a time not so long ago— when smiling was a frequent response to something said or done— we were more relaxed, feeling that much was right with the world. Sadly, smiles have pretty much abandoned faces around our shrinking world.

Today, if Abbott and Costello somehow reappeared on earth with their best verbal exchanges about “who’s on first,” there’d be quick searches for strait jackets instead of readings on laugh meters.

Most comments from “quotable” people, whether in the world of politics, business, sports or entertainment, are sharpedged. Gentle souls seeking restorative humor from yesteryear are in short supply….

 

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Nov

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales 

This past Halloween, I was able to mark something off my bucket list. Finally!

Time to get into nerd mode.

You see, for years, I’ve wanted my family to all dress up as characters of Star Wars.

And for years, it never happened. The kids would either want to be something else, or we just couldn’t find the right costumes.

But his year, it happened!!!

And it was awesome!!

Well, for me it was awesome.

I dressed up as Kylo Ren, Emma was Princess Leia, Clarissa was Rey, Deigo was Luke Skywalker and my lovely wife, Jessica, was Chewbaca.

 

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Randal Eugene Clark

In Loving Memory Of Randal Eugene Clark 

Aug. 24, 1952 - Oct. 29, 2017 

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WINIFRED WILLIE DYKES

Graveside service for Winifred Willie Dykes, 99, of Amherst, who died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Amherst, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov.3, 2017, in the Sudan Cemetery, with Elder James Baker of Amarillo, officiating. Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan was in charge of arrangements. Winifred was born July 6, 1918, in Quitique, to B.K. and Lena “McBride” Hamilton. She married Hubert W. Dykes in Littlefield on Dec. 19, 1936. Winifred was a “Forever” Sudan resident for more than 70 years. She lived in Amarillo from 2003 until 2010. Winifred was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Borger. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; her parents; her sister, Bertha Hestland; her brother, J.T. Hamilton; and two halfbrothers, Harvey Hamilton and Kenneth Hamilton. Survivors include her two sons, Donald Dykes and his wife, Anita of Amarillo, and Scotty Dykes of Jacksonville, Florida; her halfsister, Margaret Meeks of Ft. Worth; her half-brothers, Jerry Hamilton of Weatherford, and J.W.

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