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One dead, two injured in US 70 Collision

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One person has died of injuries suffered Wednesday morning, May 22,  when a pickup and a tractor-trailer rig collided on US 70 about 2.5 miles east Olton.
Eladia Rodriguez, who was transported by Olton EMS to a Plainview hospital, later died. It was not clear whether she was a passenger or the driver of the pickup. Also injured was Isidro Rodriguez, who was also in the pickup, as well as the unidentified driver of the tractor-trailer rig.
After colliding with the tractor-trailer rig, the pickup went over a barbed wire fence on the south side of the highway and came to rest about 200 yards inside the field.
Olton EMS used two ambulances to transport Eladia Rodriguez and Isidro Rodriguez. About 11:20 a.m. Olton EMS was called back to the scene. It was not clear whether the truck driver was transport or treated at the scene.
Olton Volunteer Fire Department, Hale County Sheriff's Department deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded.
At noon, DPS troopers remained at the scene.


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Suspect in Floyd Co. shooting death taken into custody in Olton

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One of three people arrested in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old man in Floyd County last week was taken into custody at Runnngwater Draw Care Center in Olton, where he was employed as a certified nurse aide.

Mario Baquera, 24, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Braxton Mathis, whose body was discovered in a ditch May 17. Baquera left the skilled nursing facility with Texas Rangers later that day. His bond was set at $100,000.


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Kea Sandoval takes third place at State Tennis Tournament

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For the third time in as many years, senior Kea Sandoval has brought home a medal from the State Tennis Tournament.

Sandoval, who has signed to play tennis at University of the Southwest, placed third in Girls Singles just like she did last year. Two years ago she placed in Girls Doubles as a sophomore.


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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

Pura De Vega

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Pura De Vega, 63, of Olton, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Olton.

Rosary was said at 7 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Heriberto Mercado officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. Visitation was from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton.


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