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A Dog's Best Friend

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Cory and Michelle Lopez on a mission to rescue dogs from Olton’s animal shelter


We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.

Immanuel Kant

German philosopher

Cory and Michelle Lopez have big hearts — really big hearts.

After driving by the City of Olton’s animal shelter a couple of weeks ago, the couple decided to make a difference in the lives of the dogs residing in the shelter as well as in the lives of the people who adopt them.

“We drove by and one of the dogs looked back at the car through the kennel and I just knew I needed to do something,” Michelle explained. “I thought I would just take some pictures and share them, but then it grew into something much bigger.”


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Cars & Que at Rejino’s

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Celebrating the first anniversary of the business, Rejino’s Barbeque hosted Cars & Que along the 500 block of Eighth Street Saturday. Hundreds of people turned out for the celebration, which included a classic car show, live music, a bounce house and slide for children, and, of course plenty of Rejino’s famous barbecue. Since opening a year ago in a food truck parked on the lot east of Fleurish Flowers & Gifts, Rejino’s Barbecue has a big draw for Olton. Many of those who came Saturday were from Plainview and other cities in the region. The reputation of Rejino’s Barbecue as a regional favorite has been enhanced by several highly favorable reviews

from Texas Monthly magazine.


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Harlow Gorman shows Reserve Supreme Grand Champion Heifer

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Harlow Gorman showed the Reserve Supreme Grand Champion Heifer in Ring B at the Panhandle Parade of Breeds last weekend.

Her heifer won first place in Class 8 and was also selected as the Angus Breed Champion before taking the No. 2 spot among heifers shown in Ring B.

Gorman also showed the Augus Breed Champion Angus in Ring A, where she placed first in Class 4.


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School trustees extend McCasland's contract

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Superintendent Kevin McCasland’s three-year contract with Olton Independent School District has been extended a year with a 3.5 percent salary increase.

Following a closed session in which the superintendent’s evaluation was conducted as well as other unrelated personnel matters, OISD trustees emerged last Thursday night to vote 6-0 in favor of the one-year extension with the salary increase. The vote came on a motion by Tullie Struve with a second by Alicia Sanchez. President Connie Maxwell, Vice President Ruben Luera, Secretary Jesus “Chuy” De Le Cruz and Michael Ramage joined Struve and Sanchez in voting for the extension and salary increase. 


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Rockin' at the Library

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Iker Marquez, 7, intently paints a rock at Olton Area Library on Wednesday. June 12, as he participates in the second of five Summer Reading Program events. The theme this year is “A Universe of Stories,” and this Wednesday the Science Spectrum in Lubbock brought the program. A special program about animals that have been into space takes place at 4 p.m. today. June 21, at the library. Program events wrap up at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, with a program that includes a space movie. The emphasis is always on encouraging children to read, and awards are given for children based on the number of books they read while the Summer Reading Program is taking place.


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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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Regional News & Sports

Springlake VFD planning big Independence Day party

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Unlike some other celebrations, Springlake Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fourth of July Celebration takes place on Independence Day.

And with The Drake Hayes Band scheduled to perform, the party is expected to be bigger than ever. Festivities start with a parade through the city at 6 p.m. Line up begins at 5 p.m. and all entries are welcome.

“We would love to see a huge parade this year, and invite everyone to come out and participate,” the VFD said. “We give awards to the best car and tractor as well as money prizes to the top three floats. If you have a youth group, put together a float and come out to Springlake. Maybe you’ll win some money to take home.”

After the parade, everyone is invited to gather at City Park on the west end of town. Awards will be presented, and then there will be an auction featuring donated cakes and other items. The auction raises money for the purchase of personal protection equipment for SVFD firefighters.


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Darden signs to run and jump for Oklahoma City University

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Angel Darden, a 2019 Springlake-Earth High School graduate, recently signed a letter of intent to run and jump with the Oklahoma City University track team. She is joined by her mother, Rachel Spencer; her coach, Jeri Goodman; and some of her teammates and classmates at SEHS for the signing.


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Obituaries

Rosalba Rodriguez de Dorantes & Eduardo Dorantes-Gutierrez

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Rosalba Rodriguez de Dorantes, 53, and Eduardo Dorantes-Gutierrez, 60, both of Olton, died Monday, June 10, 2019, near Plainview, Texas.

Rosary was be said at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. A double mass was celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, June 17, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Reymundo Manriquez officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019 and from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton.


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