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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

 

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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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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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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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Lfd. boys’ basketball camp begins Monday

Littlefield head Boys’ Basketball Coach Rob Ogle has announced that he and his staff will be hosting the annual Wildcat Basketball Camp, June 4th through the 6th, at the High School Gymnasium.

The cost of the camp will be $35 per camper or with two or more camper/family discount will be provided. [Ex. Brohters attending camp would be $60 total for the two campers.]

Campers will learn basic fundamentals such as ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting techniques, as well as offensive and defensive skills. Shooting competitions for lay-ups, jump shots, set shots, free throws and “Hot Shot” competition will occur each day with team competition at the conclusion of camp.

 

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Lfd. baseball camp set for June 11th-13th

The annual Littlefield baseball camp has been set for June 11th through the 13th, at Wildcat Baseball Field.

Current second through fifth graders will have their camp from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and sixth through eighth graders will have their camp from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

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George W. Nickelson, Jr.

Jan. 22, 1962 - May 29, 2018

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Wilma Beeson Covington

Wilma Beeson Covington of Olton died May 30, 2018. Services will be 10:00 a.m. on June 1, 2018 at Olton Cemetery. Wilma was born May 21, 1922 at Buffalo Flat, Hall County Texas to Bob Beeson and Mary Lou (Daniel) Beeson. She attended Turkey schools graduating in 1941. She married Tullie Covington December 13, 1941. After living in Memphis, they moved to Hereford where they owned and operated Covington Sand and Gravel. Then moved to the North Spade/Hart Camp area in 1951 to farm. They operated the community store at North Spade. They retired and moved to Olton in 1976. Wilma was an active member of Brownwood Art Guild and Brownwood Home Demonstration club. She also enjoyed fishing.

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RAY SOOTER

Ray Sooter, 87, Halfway, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 in Lubbock. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Garland Street Church of Christ in Plainview with Jackie Qualls and Kevin Igo officiating. Interment followed in Halfway Cemetery. He was born Jan. 25, 1931 in Posey, Texas to Claude Sooter I and Eunice Crone Sooter. Ray graduated from Cooper High School in 1948. He married Inez Rainey Sept. 1, 1950 in Lubbock. They moved to Plainview in 1969, and then to Halfway in 1975. He began work at Barrett’s Automotive in Plainview. He then was part owner at Emberton Supply in Halfway, and also was the caretaker for the Halfway Cemetery. Ray was involved in coaching Little League and was an avid fan of Wayland Baptist University sports. He attended Garland Street Church of Christ. Ray enjoyed deer hunting, and playing Liverpool Rummy and 42. Ray is survived by his wife, Inez Sooter of Plainview; a daughter, Shan Gill and husband, Danny of Ft.

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MARY JUNE TWITTY

Mary June Twitty, 90, of Littlefield, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Houston’s Methodist Sugarland Hospital. Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Littlefield. Rev. Randy McCarty and Pastor Ronald Ross officiated. Interment was in Littlefield Cemetery, with McCarty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. “Mae June” was born June 26, 1927 in Paris, Texas to Tom and Texanna Hardison Ellis. She attended public school in Lamar County. She married Lonnie Twitty, Sr. in December 1945, and they moved to Littlfield in 1950. She worked for Littlefield Hospital for more than 20 years, and was also a home maker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Twitty; her son, Derek Gerard; two brothers, Leon Lorenzo Ellis (Utchie) and Wilbertt Ellis; and a sister, Emma Joyce Beamon. Surviving are a sister, Josie Henderson; four sons, Kenneth Twitty and wife, Debra, Colodis Twitty and wife, Beatrice, Lonnie B.

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