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Voting begins on the sale of alcohol in Olton

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Olton voters begin deciding Monday whether booze and bars will be allowed in town.

Early voting takes place at Olton City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1 and Election Day is Nov. 5. Only registered voters living with the Olton city limits are eligible to cast a ballot in this election.

The election to determine whether the sale of alcohol and mixed beverages will be allowed in Olton was ordered after 166 of the 182 signatures on a petition seeking the election were verified in April. A total of 16 names — about 8.8 percent — were rejected for a variety of reasons. However, organizers seeking to bring the sale of alcohol and mixed beverages to Olton had far more than the 141 needed to force the election.

Unlike alcohol election petitions in Sudan and Earth, Olton’s election would open the city to having bars. In Sudan and Earth, petitioners sought to legalize the sale of alcohol for off-premises consumption — basically package stores. Petitioners in Olton seek to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages as well as mixed beverages. That opens the door to bars and package stores if voters approve the issue.


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Hymn Playing Sunday takes place Oct. 27

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The fourth annual Hymn Playing Sunday takes place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at Living Faith Church.

Students from the Dean Carson Studio and the Tanya Debnam Studio are scheduled to participate in the event.

The public is invited to attend, according to Valentine Martinez, pastor of Living Faith Church.

The students will play music and hymns suitable for a church service and some will accompany the congregation as they sing.


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Chamber seeks corporate participation in Trunk-or-Treat

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Here’s an opportunity for local businesses, churches and other organizations to give back to the community — literally.

Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is hosting the annual “Trunk-or-Treat” celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 31 around Downtown Pavilion and Pavilion Park, and they need local businesses and organizations to set up around the pavilion to give out treats — candy or toys — to children. Vehicles and company trucks can be decorated and then backed up to the curb along Ninth Street. Those passing out treats will be encouraged to dress up too so that it can be more of a fun community event.

There is no charge for the annual “Trunk-or-Treat” celebration, and nothing is allowed to be sold. However, advertising that promotes a business or organization is allowed.

Last year more than 400 children participated in this community celebration, even though it had to be moved due to weather. The event will take place regardless of the weather, although an alternate location will be announced if the weather makes a repeat performance.The plan is to have the event at Pavilion Park, and the Chamber is hoping for an even bigger crowd this year.

If your business or organization would like to participate by handing out treats, please call Chamber Manager Adrienne Synatschk at 806-241-9384.


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Sports

Mustangs know what is ahead in district

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It’s not going to be easy, but the Olton Mustangs can defeat the Post Antelopes this week.

Exhibit No. 1 — Olton’s success in non-district.

Exhibit No. 2 — The success the Mustangs had against the Antelopes in the first half when these two teams met last year.

Exhibit No. 3 — What Olton learned in their 49-7 loss to New Deal last Friday.

“Our kids know what is in front of them,” Coach Ross Lassiter said this week as the Mustangs prepared to take on the Antelopes, another Top 10 team like New Deal. “Our kids are hungry and eager. Those kids are going to fight hard.”

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Olton Memorial Stadium.

Lassiter isn’t sugarcoating the task before his Mustangs, but he also sees opportunities for Olton to exploit chinks in the Antelopes’ armor.


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Obituaries

Lonnie Wayne Venable

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Lonnie Wayne Venable, 71 of Riverview, Fla. went home to be with the Lord in the late evening of Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Zipperer Funeral Home in Ruskin, Fla.


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LaRue Edwards

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LaRue Edwards, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 in Littlefield.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Sudan with Brother Woods officiating and Monty Edwards and Erik Edwards assisting. Burial followed in Littlefield Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 8:30 a.m; to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home in Sudan. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan.


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