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‘Mechanical failure’ suspected in US 70 crash

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Olton community responds to family of victims of US 70 collision


“Mechanical failure” is the suspected cause of a collision Monday in which Eduardo, 60, and Rosalba Dorantes, 53, of Olton died and their 18-year-old daughter, Carmen Dorantes, suffered serious injuries.

The daughter, a 2019 Olton High School graduate, remained in serious condition at University Medical Center when the Enterprise went to press Wednesday.

Joe Guerrero, 61, of Tulia was driving an eastbound pickup that was pulling a trailer carrying a Bobcat tractor. According to DPS reports, the trailer became disengaged from the pickup as the vehicles approach Sun Road on US 70 in Hale County. The trailer crossed into the westbound lane, colliding head-on with the passenger car. Guerrero was not injured in the crash.


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Brenneis comes from the back to win 66-mile endurance race

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It’s one thing to win a 66-mile endurance race, yet quite another to finish almost five minutes ahead of your closest competitor.

But that’s what cyclist John Brenneis, who will be a junior at Olton High School next year, did last Saturday in only his second competitive race. Brenneis won the 66-mile Tour de Agua in Dublin, the first race in the third annual Tres Amigos Challenge. Now, he’s setting his sites on the Blazin’ Saddle 75, the second race in the Tres Amigos Challenge. That race takes place in early August in Granbury. The Paluxy Pedal in Glen Rose in October, the third race in the Tres Amigos Challenge, might be a possibility too.


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GUSHER: City Council allows descretion on $4,300 water bill caused by leak

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The leak was rather big, but the water bill one Olton resident received was even bigger.

That’s why City Administrator Keeley Adams approached the Olton City Council during their regular monthly meeting Monfay night about ways to ease the burden of the $4,300 bill for the 411,000 gallons of water that poured out underneath a residence in the 1100 block of Eighth Street. The city already has a policy on the books to forgive half of the charges for leaking water on a resident's water bill, but even that discount would have left the bill at more than $2,100 just for the water charges. City Hall has previously set up payment plans and worked with individuals that had excessive bills, but this one was unlike any other.

“You have rules, but I think we should have compassion too,” Councilman Lupe Ruiz said.


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Special Sandhill Celebration T-shirts available for 40th year

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40th annual Sandhills Celebration T-Shirts can be ordered at Fleurish, Ma-ta-row, Olton Enterprise, Happy State Bank, Wellingoton State Bank and the Chamber office.

The shirts, with the “Back to the Future —The 80s” theme will be gray.

Orders need to be turned in by July 16. Adult sizes — extra small to extra, extra large — are $25 per shirt. Children's sizes — extra small through extra large — will cost $20 per shirt.celebration is “Back to the Future – The 80s.” 

As a way to pay special tribute to the year that the Sandhills Celebration was started, the Chamber is bringing back some of the popular games and contests that took place at that first celebration.


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Family Movie Night returns Friday June 21

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Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture hosts another Family Movie Night on June 21.

The featured selection is Incredibles 2. The event begins at 9 p.m. at Downtown Pavilion.

Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. Bug spray is encouraged. Popcorn and water will be provided. 

An adult must be present with all children 14 and younger.


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School trustees begin budget talks

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Olton school trustees conducted the first of at least two budget workshop sessions Monday night, laying the groundwork for future financial discussions while waiting for the State to define the perimeters in which Olton Independent School District must operate.

Superintendent Kevin McCasland opened the session with a review of the district’s four primary goals.

“We talked about our instructional goals, student preparedness, personnel and financial stability,” he said. “We want to make sure that when we go through the budget process that it’s more than ‘Can we pay for the things, we want to pay for?’ We want to make sure the budget we are building is designed to accomplish the goals set.”


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Library Magic

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Olivia McCasland, 4, gets the giggles as she tries to hold a bunch of magic wands for magician Harlan Rhoades, who performed Wednesday, June 5, at Olton Area Library as part of the librayr’s annual Summer Reading Program. The reading program, which is themed “A Universe of Stories” this year, takes place at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in June. There will also be special program at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 21 about animals that have been in space.


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Obituaries

Josefa Sanchez

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Josefa Sanchez, 103, of Olton, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Olton.

Rosary was said at 7 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with Father John Cherolikal officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 5;30 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Jerry Matthews

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Jerry Matthews, 65, of Dimmitt passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 in Lubbock.

Private family graveside service was held in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 in Fourth & Bedford Church of Christ with Bailey Chisum officiating. Funeral arrangements were handled by Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the funeral home. 


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Eduardo Dorantes

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Eduardo Dorantes-Gutierrez, 60, of Olton died Monday, June 10, 2019. Services are pending with Ramage Funeral Directors.

He was born April 8, 1959, in Mexico City, Mexico.


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Rosalba de Dorantes

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Rosalba Rodriguez de Dorantes, 53, of Olton died Monday, June 10, 2019. Services are pending with Ramage Funeral Directors.

She was born Jan. 14, 1966, in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.


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