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Allcorn takes 7th at State Track and Field Meet

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Jack Allcorn won seventh place Saturday in the Boys Discus at Class AA State Track and Field Meet in Austin, catching the eye of many with a strong showing as an underclassman.

The Olton High School sophomore turned in a throw of 142 feet, 7 inches, which was well shy of his personal best — a throw of 159 feet, 10 inches he made at the Region 1 Track and Field Meet last month to qualify for the State meet.

A significant note is that Allcorn’s throw was the longest among underclassmen. All six of the competitors ahead of the sophomore are seniors and will not be returning next year. 


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Trustees opt for no changes as Olton school board reorganizes

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Connie Maxwell has been elected to a second term as president of the Olton Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

Maxwell was elected to a second one-year term Monday night during the board’s regular monthly meeting. Nominated by Jesus “Chuy” De La Cruz, the nomination immediately received a second by Troy Don Allcorn. She was elected on a 6-0 vote with Michael Ramage not present. De La Cruz and Allcorn were joined by Alicia Sanchez, Ruben Luera, Tullie Struve and Maxwell on the vote. Ramage was attending an FFA banquet.

“Thank you very much for your vote of confidence,” Maxwell said after she had been re-elected.


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Olton City Council gets fifth member

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For the first time this year, the the Olton City Council has five members.

Steven Rodriquez was seated Monday night after the Council canvassed the votes from the May 9 special election runoff, confirming Rodriquez as the victor over Michael Reyes. In a three-candidate race, Rodriquez and reyes qualified for a runoff but failed to get enough votes to win outright. In balloting last week, the canvass confirmed Rodriquez garnered 64 votes, while Reyes pulled in 32 votes. Rodriquez won the seat that had been held by Councilman Ronnie Digby for more than 20 years. Digby passed away in December, leaving the seat vacant until a special election could be held.

After the votes had been canvassed, Rodriquez joined Mayor Mark McFadden and Councilman Derek Roberson in being sworn in. McFadden and Roberson were unopposed in their bids for re-election in the May 4 regular Olton City Council election. Becuase they were not opposed, that election was canceled and they were deemed elected.


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Sandhills Celebration going Back to the Future for 40th year

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It is back to the future for the Sandhills Celebration this year.

In honor of the 40th year of celebrating this town, Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture's theme for the four-day 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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Olton 4-H Club members successful at District 2 Roundup

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Three Olton 4-H Club members placed in Junior Division competition at the District 2 4-H Roundup, which was held April 29 in Abernathy.

Emory Hunt placed first in the talent competition with a vocal presentation.

Jocelyn Johnson and Ellie McCasland placed second in the educational activity competition with a demonstration on scrapbooking.

Only 4-H Club members competing in the Senior Division are eligible to advance to state competition, which will be held in June in College Station.


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Sports

Athletics Department schedules 10 summer camps for elementary & junior high

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Olton Independent School District Athletics Department plans to host 10 different youth sports camps this summer.

Basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball and football camps will be offered from the end of May through the end of July according to OISD Athletics Girls Coordinator Kyle Johnson. Each camp will be $30, but financial assistance is available in some cases. To receive a brochure that includes a registration form, call OISD Athletics Director Ross Lassiter at 806-285-2642 or Johnson at 806-674-7888.

Participants may register early by completing a form and returning it. Another option is to register at the first day of the camp. Early registration is encouraged whenever possible.


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Fighters compete at Junior-Olympic Box Off

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Olton Boxing Team had two fighters, Zeke Marquez and KD Sanchez, at the Junior-Olympic Box Off, April 27-28 in Lubbock.

Marquez fought twice — once Saturday and once Sunday. Although he came up short on both bouts, it was through hard work, dieting, cutting weight, sparring and lots of miles of running that he was able to show his true toughness to be able to fight twice.

Sanchez only fought Saturday, but her fight was probably the toughest she has ever encountered. However, she pulled it off. Her hard work, grit and no back down attitude paid off as she came out with a win.

Sanchez was also awarded the Biggest Sportsmanship Award.

“I’m proud of my two warriors and expect great things to come from these two inside and outside the ring,” said Coach Johnny Pedroza.

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Obituaries

Robert Taylor

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Robert Taylor, 78, of Earth died Friday, May 10, 2019 in Earth.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019 at Earth Memorial Cemetery with Wes White of Cleveland officiating.


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