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Some not paying enough for solid waste disposal

A new sewer and solid waste ordinance approved by the Olton City Council Tuesday night means some people will be paying more for solid waste collection but all will be paying on consistent established rates.

“There is not a uniform rate for all our customers,” City Administrator Keeley Adams explained to the council. “Some are getting charged too much and some not enough.”

Adams told the council he plans to talk to those customers who are expected to be effected adversely to explain the problem and to determine if there are any solutions that could help the customer. The ordinance takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Councilman Derek Roberson moved to accept the ordinance and Councilman Lupe Ruiz seconded his motion. It passed on a 4-0 vote. 


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Olton school trustees create Capital Projects Fund

In a move for greater financial accountability, Olton school trustees voted 7-0 Monday to establish a Capital Project Fund that creates a ledger for capital projects, keeping them from “getting lost” in Olton Independent School District’s general fund.

Then, the board unanimously voted to move $142,999 into the “198 Fund” for projects such as security cameras, a new bus, possible baseball field improvements and the new band uniforms they got to see at the beginning of the meeting.


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Olton schools honor veterans

Bill Griffith, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War residing at of Sandhills Village Assisted Living, watches the Olton Schools Veteran’s Day program on Friday, Nov. 9. Rodney Smith’s collection of World War II uniforms is seen in the background. The stockings are a school project. They will be filled and sent to those serving in the armed forces.

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Dominique Molina, right, has been crowned the 2018-2019 Olton Lions Club Queen. She is a senior at Olton High School. Maggie Velez, left, has been selected as the Olton Lions Club Sweetheart. She is a junior at OHS.

Community Thanksgiving service takes place Nov. 18

The annual Olton Community Thanksgiving Service has been set for 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Olton.

Olton Ministerial Alliance, which sponsors the service each year, also announced that the Rev. Valentine Martinez, pastor of Living Faith Christian Church, will be the featured speaker this year.


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Miscommunication caused Mustang Band to not play school song

Olton High’s school song was sang rather than played after the game last Friday due to a miscommunication, according to Kevin McCasland, superintendent of Olton Independent School District.

McCasland issued a public apology this week for the miscommunication that resulted in most members of the band leaving the game early.


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Chili & Stew Lunch at FUMC set for Nov. 17

First United Methodist Church of Olton serves a Chili & Stew Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The meal, which is part of the First United Methodist Women’s Bazaar, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the church's fellowship hall. The church is located at 312 Avenue D in Olton.

The meal will include chili or stew, relishes, cornbread or crackers, homemade pie and tea or coffee. Takeout plates will be available. Meal prices are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-10 years. Children younger than 2 years of age eat free.

In addition to the lunch, the church is holding its Country Store from 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Store items include handmade crafts, baked and canned goods, and frozen casseroles. A “new and gently used” room also be is open.

Ladies of the church are taking donations toward owning a handmade “Comfy Quilt.” The quilt was created by Teresa Wilks Light and donated to the Methodist Women. Handwork on the quilt was done by Light’s mother, Jane Wilks. The quilt is backed in blue, plush velour. 

Quilt tickets are $2.50 each or five tickets for $10. Persons need not be present to win the quilt. The drawing takes place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 17.


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Sports

Olton High School seniors shine in 55-12 win over Hale Center Owls

The Olton Mustangs finished their 2018 season on a high note last Friday with a 55-32 Senior Night win over the Hale Center Owls in front of a chilly hometown crowd.

Offensively and defensively, it was a big night for the seniors, who warmed up quickly and stayed hot for as long as they were in the game.

Zane Gunter came into the game needing 76 yards to reach the 1,000 yard mark. He blew by that in the first quarter and ended up amassing 340 yards for a season total of 1,264. He scored six touchdowns to move his season total to 14.


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Fillies off to slow start against tough teams

The Olton Fillies are looking to put things together next week as they come off of two recent losses.

The Fillies fell at Sundown, 46-18, Saturday and lost to Muleshoe, 66-16, Tuesday night.

On Saturday, MacKenzie Olivarez looked good for the Fillies as she scored 10 of Olton’s 18 points.

The JV Fillies fell to Sundown, 41-21, but the freshmen Fillies knocked off Sundown’s freshmen team, 41-12.

The Fillies simply could get anything going at Muleshoe Tuesday night. Five players scored in single digits, but that wasn’t enough to compete with a tough Muleshoe team.

The JV Fillies played Muleshoes JV team close, but still came up short, falling 31-27.. See more photos in the Olton Fillies Basketball Gallery at oltonenterprise@shootproof.com.

Mustangs open their basketball season with 65-59 win over Muleshoe

Jayden Leathers and Brian Capen led Olton Tuesday night as the Mustangs opened their season with a 65-59 win at Muleshoe.

Leathers had 17 points for the Mustangs in addition to having four rebounds and getting six steals.

Capen was hot outside, producing 16 points. Three of those baskets come from outside as he hit three-pointers for Olton.

Jack Allcorn and Nate Zamora also were major contributors for the Mustangs in their first outing. Allcorn provided 13 points and three assists. Zamora scored 11 points. He also had two rebounds and chalked up three assists.


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Obituaries

Vance William Strobel

Vance William Stroebel, 55, departed from this life Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Olton. Local arrangements are under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Otis Ray King

Otis Ray King, 80, of Springlake, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Lubbock.  

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Springlake with Brother Rob Norris and Brother Glenn Harlin officiating. Interment followed at Littlefield Memorial Park in Littlefield under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. The family receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton.


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Lula Frances "Fran" Keibler

Lula Frances “Fran” Keibler, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. 

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls, Idaho. 

Reception followed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Columbia Falls.


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Yvonne McLeod Williams

Yvonne McLeod Williams, 89, of Lubbock, was welcomed into her Savior’s arms Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. 

A gathering of friends and family was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with a service following at 2 p.m.


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Leon D. "Jim" Gilbert

Leon D. “Jim” Gilbert, 89, of Plainview passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with Jeremy Gilbert, pastor and grandson, officiating. Interment follow at Plainview Memorial Park under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors. 


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