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Tillman pays restitution: Charges dropped in exchange for payment

Two third degree felony theft charges and a misdemeanor theft complaint against Marvin Tillman were dismissed Nov. 2 after the former Olton city administrator agreed to pay $11,574 in restitution to the City of Olton.

That payment was made last Friday and delivered to the City of Olton the same day.


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Lamb County voters go red for mid-term elections

Lamb County went unquestionably red during the mid-term elections Tuesday as the only Republican candidate to receive less than 75 percent of the votes cast in the county was incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who garnered 74.25 percent.

Beto O’Rourke’s challenge of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz may have been close in some parts of the state, but not in Lamb County, where the incumbent collected 3,044 votes to take 79.45 percent. In the race for U.S. Representative District 19, incumbent Jodey Arrington blew out Miguel Levario in Lamb County with 3,137 votes for 82.07 percent.


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Hometown Christmas set for Dec. 12

Hometown Christmas has been set for Dec. 12, and that means it won't be long before sleigh bells are heard and Santa is listening to all those wishes.

Big plans are being made with a lighted Christmas parade at the forefront of the event. But it all will begin at 6 p.m. when Neely Landrum, pastor of First United Methodist Church, reads the Nativity Story.


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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Radiance, a hair salon owned by Ami Sandoval-Rios, is the newest member of Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. On Tuesday morning, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the business located at 100 Main St. Celebrating as Sandoval-Rios cuts the ribbons ar Kori LaDuke, her husband Eddie Rios, Yolanda Azua, her mother Terri Sandoval, and Chamber Manager Adrienne Synatschk.


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Chili & Stew Lunch at FUMC set for Nov. 17

First United Methodist Church of Olton serves a Chili & Stew Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The meal, which is part of the First United Methodist Women’s Bazaar, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the church's fellowship hall. The church is located at 312 Avenue D in Olton.

The meal will include chili or stew, relishes, cornbread or crackers, homemade pie and tea or coffee. Takeout plates will be available. Meal prices are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-10 years. Children younger than 2 years of age eat free.

In addition to the lunch, the church is holding its Country Store from 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Store items include handmade crafts, baked and canned goods, and frozen casseroles. A “new and gently used” room also be is open.

Ladies of the church are taking donations toward owning a handmade “Comfy Quilt.” The quilt was created by Teresa Wilks Light and donated to the Methodist Women. Handwork on the quilt was done by Light’s mother, Jane Wilks. The quilt is backed in blue, plush velour. 

Quilt tickets are $2.50 each or five tickets for $10. Persons need not be present to win the quilt. The drawing takes place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 17.


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Community Thanksgiving service takes place Nov. 18

The annual Olton Community Thanksgiving Service has been set for 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Olton.

Olton Ministerial Alliance, which sponsors the service each year, also announced that the Rev. Valentine Martinez, pastor of Living Faith Christian Church, will be the featured speaker this year.


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Sports

Big Rivals: Mustangs look for great moments in final game

It was Drew Garza’a moment — two touchdowns in 23 seconds against Sundown with one on offense and one on defense.

And he and the Olton Mustangs would like to have more of those moments Friday night as they wrap up their 2018 season against the Hale Center Owls. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Olton Memorial Stadium.


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Fillies Open Season

The Olton Fillies basketball team opened their season Tuesday night with a non-district game against Plainview Christian Academy. Despite a fourth quarter rally in which PCA was held to just five points, the Lady Eagles managed to get a 43-34 win over the Fillies. Olton is at Sundown at 12:15 p.m. Saturday and at Muleshoe at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. See more photos in the Olton Fillies Basketball Gallery at oltonenterprise@shootproof.com.

Obituaries

Ralph Berriman Ellerd

Ralph Berriman Ellerd, 66, of Tulia passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Amarillo.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in First Baptist Church of Tulia with the Rev. Charles Davenport officiating and Pastor Matthew Veals assisting. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at the funeral home.


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