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Olton's Hometown Christmas • 6 p.m. • December 12

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Pit passion: Texas Monthly review prompts people to find their way to Rejino Barbeque

What happens when a hobby becomes a passion with a desire to hone that craft?

Lives change, people notice, and in this case Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn comes to town to heap praise on the endeavor.

For the Aaron Rejino family this has been a whirlwind year of change as their passion to create a barbecue experience in downtown Olton has come into fruition and been welcomed with fanfare as a result of a favorable review from Texas Monthly’s barbecue connoisseur.

“Thick slices of brisket had a beautiful bark, deep smokiness, and great flavor,” Vaughn wrote in his Texas Monthly review of Rejino Barbecue.

Words like than can make your mouth water and give you the desire to go eat some barbecue — even if you have to travel from Dallas or Clovis, N.M.

But for Aaron and Christina Rejino, the craft of barbecue ties in with their all-encompassing desire to bring families together and give their clientele a fabulous, as well as fun, dining experience.


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Water rates, billing dates, procedures change Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, Olton residents on city water will see a difference in their bills, starting with the due date. 

Instead of being due on the 10th day of each month, residents will now have until the 16th day of each month to pay their bills. At 8 a.m. on the 17th of each month a 10 percent penalty will be added on to the bill. Also on that date, a late notice will be mailed to residents. The red tags that had been placed on doors when residents were late with their bills have been eliminated.

At 5 p.m. on the 26th of each month a $50 service fee will be added to the bill and water will be disconnected. In order to get water service restored the unpaid bill plus the service fee must be paid in full. 


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Hometown Christmas ready to roll Wednesday night

Bragging rights are at stake in the second Olton’s Hometown Christmas Holiday Decorating Contest.

Traveling trophies designed last year by Charlie Smith of Matarow Metal & Gifts will be awarded to the Best Decorated Residence and Best Decorated Business during Olton’s Hometown Christmas, which takes place Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the downtown area of Olton.

Lamb County Judge Mike Deloach serves the judge for for the two decorating contests. He will be making his rounds just before the start of the festivities Wednesday.

But that’s not the only contest that begins before the festicities start. 

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Local News

Special Delivery: Post office gears up for letters to santa

Olton Postmaster Bobby Craft is teaming up with a crew of North Pole elves, as well as H.P. Webb Elementary School and the Olton Enterprise, to ensure every letter to Santa gets delivered to the North Pole. Students at H.P. Webb Elementary School are writing letters to Santa, which will be published in the Dec. 21 issue of the Olton Enterprise before Craft and the elves rush them to the North Pole. But any child can write a letter to Santa and place it in the North Pole Express Mail box at the Olton post office. No postage is needed for these special letters. All letters to Santa received by Dec. 17 will be published in the newspaper and rushed to the North Pole. Letters received after the deadline will make it to the North Pole but will not be published. 


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2018 Sand Crawl Museum Home Tour features three residences

Sand Crawl Museum hosts a holiday home tour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Dec. 9. Tickets for the event are $10 a person and are available at each of the homes on the tour. Homes slated for the tour include Jackie and Robin Spain, Jade and Blake Neinast, and Laurie and Derek Roberson.

Family Movie Night features Grinch

Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s successful Family Movie Night series continues Dec. 15, with a special showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Roxy Theater.

Curtain time is 6:30 p.m. and admission is free for the whole family. The restored Roxy Theater is located in the 600 block of Main Street.

The event is sponsored by the Chamber as well as Goen Irrigation, PumpCo, Nutrien Ag and Prescription Shop.

The Family Movie Night series began last summer with movies shown in Pavilion Park. With of cooler temperatures this fall, Family Movie Night was moved inside The Roxy

Olton Piano Festival takes place Saturday

A dozen piano students are scheduled to participate, Saturday, Dec. 8, at the 26th annual Olton Piano Festival.

The festival, which began 1992 to encourage students to prepare and complete a program of pieces at the end of the fall semester, takes place in the Dean Carson Studio at 412 Ave D.

Students from two area piano studios are scheduled to take part in the festival, which will be judged by Dr. Denise Parr-Scanlin, associate professor of music at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, where she is chairman of the university’s Piano Division. 


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District Advisory Committee seeks public input before Tuesday meeting

The District Advisory Committee of Olton Independent School District plans to discuss a variety of issues when their second meeting of the school year takes place Tuesday.

While OISD trustees, in cooperation with the superintendent, identify district goals, objectives and major programs to be implemented, the purpose of the committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to help the district make informed decisions regarding how to meet those goals and objectives as well as to approve staff development within the district.


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Sports

Crowd helps Mustangs get 54-44 win

What the Fillies started Tuesday night with a fourth quarter surge that ignited the crowd at Olton Memorial Gymnasium, the Mustangs finished with a 54-44 win over the Plains Cowboys that delighted those present for the double-header. 

“That’s the thing about playing in Olton,” Coach Bobby Workman said in a postgame interview. “The students are always in full force, and it’s always a great atmosphere. A lot of times that is to our advantage, but sometimes we let that get to us and we panic a little bit by playing to the crowd. I really thought that was a huge advantage for us tonight because we were feeding off their energy. It is great to have a home crowd like that.”

But there was that panic moment too late in the game. 


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Olton Fillies beat Anton, 34-33, surge in fourth against Plains

The Olton Fillies are making what Coach Kyle Johnson describes as “step-by-step improvements,” and it’s showing on the court.

After defeating Anton 34-33 on a buzzer beater during the Anton Tournament last weekend, the Fillies discovered what they can do and then applied that during their game against Plains Tuesday night. Down by more than 20 points to the Cowgirls halfway through the fourth quarter, the Fillies cut the lead to nine points before ending up with a 12-point loss — 60-48.

“That is just a testament to the girls’ effort and their desire to make good things happen,” Johnson said in a post-game interview.


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Obituaries

Eddie Haydon

Eddie Haydon died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Dimmitt.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Earth Church of Christ with Brother Terry Wilson officiating. Interment was at Earth Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, as well as from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Earth Church of Christ. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Homes.


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Joe Cummings

Dr. Joe Cummings, 85, of Stephenville passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Stephenville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Stephenville Funeral Home with Gary Williams officiating. Burial followed at West End Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at Stephenville Funeral Home.


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