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Olton FFA & 4H Livestock Show underway as judging begins


The 74th annual Olton FFA & 4-H Livestock Show is underway with judging of animal projects taking place today and Saturday at Olton Ag Pavilion.

Judging gets underway at 9:30 a.m. today with the goat show first up, according to Kevin Hukill, president of the Olton Junior Livestock Association Board of Directors. The lamb show follows. Coby Schacher of Dumas is scheduled to judge the show.

The show’s official grand opening is set for 11:30 a.m. today and is scheduled to include introductions of show directors as well as FFA and 4-H officers, advisors and sweethearts.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE


Superintendent’s contract extended

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School Superintendent Kevin McCasland’s contract has been extended one year.

On a 6-0 vote, school trustees gave an appreciative nod to the superintendent by extending the administrator’s contract to June 30, 2022. The action came during a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, which was called to conduct the superintendent’s annual appraisal. Board Secretary Jesus “Chuy” DeLaCruz was unable to attend the meeting but did provide the board with his personal appraisal of McCasland.

The board opted not to consider McCasland’s salary at this time. Instead, his compensation will now be considered during the budgetary process along with other administrators and professional personnel.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Filing begins for city and school races

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If you want to be Olton’s next mayor or desire to serve on the Olton City Council or Olton School Board, now is the time to file as a candidate in the May 4 elections.

Filing began Thursday for mayor as well as one seat on the council and two seats on the school board. Filing continues through Feb. 15.

However, filing for another seat on the council is expected to start today. That will be determined when the council meets at noon today to consider calling a special election to fill the seat of Ronnie Digby, who died last month having served more than 20 years. If the council calls the special election today, then filing for that seat begins immediately.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

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Local News

Bid awarded for renovation of Olton Police Department

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Elam Restoration, which includes local contractors Timothy and Larry Elam, has won the bid to renovate Olton Police Station.

The action came Monday night during the Olton City Council’s regular monthly meeting.

The lone bidder, Elam Restoration submitted a $26,050 bid for the renovations and supplies. The bid was $6,000 more than had been budgeted.

“This is as good as we are going to do,” Mayor Mark McFadden told the council of the bid for the project, which is expected to take about 12 weeks to complete. 


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Regional News

LCEC Youth Tour application deadline is January 25

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Successful candidates during the “The Youth Tour Interview” win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The trip is June 12-21, and three winners and an alternate will be selected.

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by Lamb County Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state and nation have been sending young adults to the nation’s capital. Highlights of the trip include meeting congressional leaders, visiting national monuments, touring Smithsonian museums, going on a boat cruise on the Potomac River, seeing a show at Kennedy Center and rallying with more than 1,700 students for a day of inspirational leadership speakers.

To be eligible, students must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at one of the following schools: Amherst, Anton, Levelland, Littlefield, Olton, Sudan, Whiteface or Whitharral, or the student must be classified as a high school student in a home school program and have a parent or guardian who is a member of Lamb County Electric Cooperative.

Participants appear before an panel of judges prepared to discuss topics listed on a rule sheet. Each participant gets five to seven minutes of interview time. Judges get an opportunity to ask questions, which usually deal with understanding electric cooperatives as well as facts specifically about Lamb County Electric Cooperative.

Winners will be chosen based on how they present themselves in an interview setting by answering the questions.

Interviews take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3 at Lamb County Electric in Littlefield.

Entry forms and rule sheets may be picked up at high school counselor offices, the Lamb County Electric Cooperative office located at 2415 S. Phelps in Littlefield, or by going online to www.lcec.coop .  

For information, call Sue Williamson at 806-385-5191 or email her at swilliamson@lcec.coop.

Entry forms must be turned in to LECE by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25.

Sports

Mustangs win ‘slugfest’ with Bovina, 65-49

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Six three-point shots in the first quarter were the key to the Olton Mustangs winning, 65-46, what Coach Bobby Workman described as “an ugly slugfest” with Bovina Tuesday night.

“We came out and were hitting a lot of shots early. We were feeding off that energy,” Workman said. “Then for whatever reason we let outside factors influence the way we played from the second quarter on. It was an ugly slugfest. That’s what it turned into. It was a little bit out of control and not the style of play that we like to play. Luckily, we came out and jumped on them early and were able to maintain a lead throughout the rest of the game.”


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Fillies start fast against Bovina, look to compete at Sudan

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Coach Kyle Johnson summed up the Fillies’ 56-49 district loss to Bovina Tuesday with one line.

“We started really fast and then shooting percentages caught up with us,” he said.

And that’s exactly what happened as Olton came out strong and grabbed a 15-8 lead by the end of the first quarter. But Bovina began to gnaw away at that seven-point lead midway through the second period. It wasn’t until a buzzer-beater three-point shot to end the half that Bovina took the lead at 30-29.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 18, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Obituaries

Maria Emma Castillo

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Maria Emma Castillo, 83, of Earth, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Lubbock.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Arockiaraj Malapady, Deacon John Niño and Deacon Richard Martinez as celebrants. Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. Rosary was recited at 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. 


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 11, 2019,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

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