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School trustees initiate discussion about how to get best bucks from state

“Be up front, and don’t try to pull the wool over the eyes of anyone,” Interim Superintendent David Foote said Monday night as Olton school trustees began tax rate discussions that are likely to lead to a tax ratification election in July or August.


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Maxwell new school board president

Connie Maxwell is the new president of the Olton Independent School District Board of Trustees.

After trustees canvassed votes from the May 8 school board elections, Alicia Sanchez and incumbent Michael Ramage were sworn in for full terms and Tullie Struve was sworn in for a one-year unexpired term. They joined Maxwell, Jesus “Chuy” DeLaCruz, Troy Don Allcorn and Ruben Luera as the new school board. Then it was time to reorganize the board, electing a new president, vice president and secretary.


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Granbery Park to get an $18,000 makeover

Granbery Park will be getting a makeover.

That’s what members of the Olton City Council learned during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Kay Howard of AJ Howco Services confirmed during the meeting that the park at 10th Street and Avenue M will get updated in the future. She presented the Council with a contract outlining the details of park renovations that will be done with a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant.


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Education News

Webb Elementary records major STARR turnaround

H.P. Webb Elementary School has flip-flopped this school year.

But that’s a good thing!

“Last year it was ugly. We have flip-flopped from the beginning of the year until now,” Assistant Principal Stacie Ramage told Olton school trustees during a report on test scores Monday night.


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School trustees discuss pre-K and drug dogs

H.P. Webb Elementary School will offer full-day pre-kindergarten for $400 a month during the 2018-2019 school year.

The action came during the school board meeting Monday night after trustees discussed the pros and cons of half-day vs. full-day pre-kindergarten as well as how affordable the program could be made for students not qualifying for federal assistance. 


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Obituaries

Juanita Mosqueda

Juanita Mosqueda, 78, of Olton, died Friday, May 11, 2018, in Lubbock. 

Rosary was said at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. 


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Community

Chess champs receive trophy

Olton Chess Club Coach Brad Freeman accepted the 2018 Grand Prix Chess Championship trophy Monday night from Chess Grandmaster Alexander Onischuk, who coaches the Texas Tech Knight Raiders Chess Team. The presentation came during the May meeting of the Olton Indepndent School District Board of Trustees. Each player received a certificate of achievement from the board. Olton Chess Club dominated the series of chess tournaments sponsored by Texas Tech. Onischuk is a US Chess Championship winner, who is a well-respected world chess player who is in the Chess Hall of Fame. He coached Tech’s Knight Raiders to an appearance in the Chess Final Four earlier this year.


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Engagement — Hughes-Moyer

Roger and Tiffany Hughes of Floydada announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Reagan LeAnn Hughes, to Jayton Joe Moyer, son of Doug and Christa Moyer of Olton. 


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Chamber's Family to bring movies downtown this summer

Looking for some family fun this summer?

Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has just the thing for those looking for a fun night out with friends and family.

The Chamber plans to host “Family Movie Night at the Pavilion,” and the first movie is Ferdinand. The feature film will be shown Saturday, June 9 on a new inflatable screen set up in Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Pavilion.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Organizers suggest bringing your own blanket or lawn chairs as well as snacks.

“Come have a wonderful family time together,” said Chamber Manager Adrienne Synatschk. 

For more information, contact Synatschk at 806-285-2292.


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