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Food King opening Monday in Littlefield

Lowe’s Supermarket getting name change 

 

By JOE GONZALES

Monday, shoppers in Littlefield will notice a huge change to Lowe’s Supermarket.

The supermarket, which has been a staple in the community of Littlefield for many years, is becoming a Food King.

“Food King is owned and operated by the Lowe’s family, and that’s still who we are all about,” said John Potter, Area Manager with Lowe’s. “They (Lowe’s) are still going to be a huge part of the community, and nothing is changing with that.”

Lowe’s Supermarket will close Saturday (yesterday) and reopen as Food King Monday, Oct., 30th.

 

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28
Oct

Gary Maddox President of SAT

By JOE GONZALES

Back in August of this year, Lamb County Sheriff Gary Maddox was chosen to serve as President for the Sheriff’s Association of Texas.

Maddox, who is currently in his fifth term as the Sheriff of Lamb County, said it’s an honor to be the association’s president.

“To come from a small area and be able to represent the Sheriffs of the State of Texas, it’s a great honor,” said Maddox. “It really makes me feel good that I was chosen for this position. I get to represent the 254 Sheriffs in the State of Texas.”

 

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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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28
Oct

Wildcats drop close contest to tigers, 28-16

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Wildcats’ varsity football team fell short in their comeback efforts, as they fell to Slaton on the road on Friday, 28-16.

With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 1-7 overall, 0-3 in district play.

The Tigers won the coin toss and elected to receive to begin the game.

They wasted no time finding the end zone on their first drive as Lazaro Galindo completed a passs to Dajahney Williams for a first down. On their next play, Kevondrick Gober took the carry 56 yards for a touchdown with 11:18 to play in the first quarter.

 

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28
Oct

Lady Cats fall to Squaws on senior night

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Littlefield Lady Cats’ varsity volleyball team closed out their regular season on Tuesday at home with a loss to the Friona Squaws on senior night.

The Lady Cats close out the regular season with an overall record of 3-23, 2-4 in district play.

Bailey Pope’s serve to open set one was returned by Littlefield and hit into the net by Mariah Trevino, but junior, Genasis Garza’s serve was killed by Trevino, making the score, 1-1.

A kill attempt by senior, Jessica Hagopoylos, was out of bounds, but Emma Rector’s next serve went into the net, keeping the set tied, 2-2.

 

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28
Oct

Rotary Club honors Elementary Students

ROTARY REASONERS—These fifth-grade students at Littlefield Elementary School, were honored by the Littlefield Rotary Club during their regular meetong at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, for being the most-improved mathematicians in their respective classes. They are. Left to right, Frank Hernandez, Hayden Contreras, Emily Mendoza, and Eyen Cristan. (Rotary Photo by Shawna Wagley)

 

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28
Oct

Pep community to host 72nd Thanksgiving Festival

By JOELLA LOVVORN

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pep, will host its 72nd annual Thanksgiving Festival, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017 in St. Philip Neri Parish Hall.

To go to Pep from Littlefield, go about 14 miles west on FM Highway 54 to southbound FM 303, turn left (south) onto FM 303, and go about 7 miles to Pep and the church.

There, you will find the church members working to serve Pep’s famous German sausage, turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plates for adults will cost $12, while he cost for children, age 6 and younger, will be $6. Take-out plates will be available until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and may be picked up in the Parish Hall for $12 each.

 

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28
Oct

Long Distance, Information…

by Dr. Don Newbury 

Early in the 66-year marriage of Dr. and Mrs. Seale T. Cutbirth, she was named “Mrs. Texas.” At his memorial service recently in Brownwood, the 88-year-old physician was remembered for contributions to his community, church and family.

Leaning on common sense, deep Christian faith and unending energy, the family physician/ surgeon did what had to be done. Typical days began before the rising of the sun, ending long after it surrendered to darkness.

More than once—when time was of the essence—he performed neurosurgery while consulting with specialists in major medical centers by telephone, sometimes when the surgery was in progress....

 

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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.”

 

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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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