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The jury’s out

Lamb County residents failing to show up for jury duty

By JOE GONZALES

Where have all the jurors gone?

That’s a question both Lamb County District Attorney Scott Say, and Assistant District Attorney Rickie Redman have been asking recently.

“It’s really kind of disheartening, sad and frustrating,” said Say. “We are having a serious issue with getting people to show up for jury duty.”

 

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NOSTALGIC CRUISE NIGHT & CAR SHOW

Next Friday and Saturday, the Littlefield Early Risers are inviting everyone to a “Nostalgic Cruise Night and Car Show”. The event kicks off Friday night with a cruise through downtown Littlefield from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, the car show will be held on the parking lot of Lowe’s Construction on Hall Ave., and costs $15 to enter a vehicle into the show.

 

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Celebrate Littlefield slated for July 20, 21

This year, Celebrate Littlefield will take place Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

The giant event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, and continue all day Saturday, July 21.

Pre-sale tickets are now available locally at Littlefield City Hall, 301 XIT Drive; and at Jo Jo’s Attic, 200 Marshall Howard Blvd.

 

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Wed
11
Jul

NEW AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING UNIT

Monday morning, a new 5-ton gas-fueled Air Conditioning and Heating Unit was lowered onto the roof of the former Macha building at 401 XIT Drive, which is now owned by Agustin Perez. Before placing the new unit, an old 5-ton unit was removed by Marks Crane and Rigging of Lubbock. Perez has done a log of remodeling of the building, including all new inside painting, new flooring, and new overhead doors to the bays.

 

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11
Jul

Rapping for god

Silvas gives life to Christ, set to perform at Celebrate Littlefield

By JOE GONZALES

“I used to ride with a 45 up in the whip, but now I ride with my Bible well equipped.”

Some might shrug their shoulders and not understand what those song lyrics signify, but to Berdough, born Alberto Silvas, they mean the world to him.

Silvas, a Littlefield native, will be the first performer to take the stage at the upcoming Celebrate Littlefield being held Friday and Saturday, July 20th and 21st.

 

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11
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ONE VEHICLE ROLLOVER

Following a pickup truck rollover last Friday, July 6th at 1:30 p.m. on US 84, two miles west of Anton, Jeanette Comer, a 37-year-old female from Lubbock, died Saturday, July 7th at 9:50 a.m. at University Medical Center. As of press time Tuesday, July 10th, the driver, Darrel Jerome Johnson of Littlefield, remained in critical condition at UMC. A press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety reported Johnson was driving the Chevy pickup eastbound on US 84.

 

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Sat
07
Jul

TEXAS CHILI PARLOUR RIBBON CUTTING

TEXAS CHILI PARLOUR RIBBON CUTTING—Monday afternoon, July 2, 2018, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Texas Chili Parlour, in its new location at 810 Main Street in Amherst.

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07
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Celebrate Littlefield set for July 20,21

This year, Celebrate Littlefield will take place Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

The giant event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, and continue all day Saturday, July 21.

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07
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Springlake 4th of July Celebration!

CROWD IN SPRINGLAKE CITY PARK—This was only a small part of the huge crowd that was enjoying Springlake’s 31st annual July 4 Celebration Wednesday evening. After the huge parade, everyone gathered in the City Park on the west side of Springlake, where parade winners received awards, the hamburger-hot dog meal was served, and an auction of donated desserts raised money for the Springlake Volunteer Fire Department’s Personal Protection Equipment.

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Sat
07
Jul

LHC, Correct Care working on contract

By JOE GONZALES

Contract talks between Lamb County Healthcare Center and Correct Care Recovery Solutions are still on-going, and officials from both sides hope to have something worked out soon.

Brandon Jacobson, Business Manager for CCRS said one contract was submitted to LHC, and LHC submitted back to CCRS, the contract for outpatient services, which includes visits to the hospital’s ER.

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