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75th Olton FFF & 4H Livestock Show a big one

Wyatt DeBerry showed the Supreme Champion Heifer at the 75th annual Olton FFA & 4-H Livestock Show, which was held Jan. 17-18 at Olton Ag Pavilion. On Saturday, Judge Rebel Royall selected the winning heifer, which is a Simmental.

Makenzie Deberry had the Reserve Supreme Heifer, a Maintainer that showed in Other Registered Breeds class.

Addysson McFadden’s 1,255-pound Shorthorn was selected as the Grand Champion Steer. The Shorthorn brought a winning bid of $2,000 from Ag Producers during the premium sale Saturday afternoon. McFadden also showed the Reserve Grand Champion Steer, a 1,275-pound Exotic that brought a bid of $1,900 from King Ag Aviation during the premium sale.

In the Barrow Show on Friday, Celestte Ramirez had the Grand Champion, a 263-pound Chester that drew high praise from Royall throughout the show. The prize-winning Chester brought a bid of $1,500 from Olton Buyers Club. Eddie Ramirez showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow, a 200-pound Medium Light Weight Cross. Olton Buyers Club also had the winning bid of $1,200.

In the Goat Show, John Young had the Grand Champion. The 100-pound Light Heavy Weight brought a winning bid of $1,300 from Friends of the Olton Junior Livestock Show. Payge Davina showed the Reserve Grand Champion Goat, a 74-pound Light Weight. Ag Producers had the winning bid of $1,150.

Madison Young showed the Grand Champion Lamb, a 158-pound Heavy Weight. The top lamb brought a bid of $1,400 from Wellington State Bank. Emma Acker had the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb. The 135-pound Medium Weight brought a bid of $1,000 from Olton Buyers Club.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 24, 2020,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Police probing church and business break-ins

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Olton Police Department is investigating three burglaries, including two at churches, and they suspect that a third break-in may have occurred at another house of worship.

In the past 10 days, burglaries were reported at West Texas Tire Works, Trinity Church and First Baptist Church. Investigators also note that two people were seen coming out of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Employees arriving at West Texas Tire Works on Tuesday, Jan. 14, discovered the front door wide open and money missing. It was the same scenario at Trinity Church on Thursday, Jan. 16. And the latest burglary was Tuesday, Jan. 21, at First Baptist Church, where nothing appeared have been taken, but a tool was used to break into the church library and offices.

Police Chief Reggie Holmes said officers are continuing their investigations into the break-ins.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 24, 2020,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Electrical fire destroys structures

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Alberto Flores, 26, suffered smoke inhalation, as well as burns to his hands, during a structure fire in the 1200 block of Avenue A. The fire was reported at 2:28 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 and engulfed a trailer as well as a metal building. Both were believed to be total losses. A brick residence on the property also had smoke damage. The State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the blaze, and according to Police Chief Reggie Holmes, determined a heater attached to several extension cords ignited, causing the fire. Flores was treated at the scene by Olton Volunteer Ambulance personnel and transported to an area hospital via Olton EMS ambulance. Olton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze and extinguished the flames.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 17, 2020,  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Wyatt DeBerry shows Supreme Heifer

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Wyatt DeBerry of Olton showed the Supreme Heifer at the 2020 Lamb County Junior Livestock Show.

His Simmental heifer was Breed Champion and placed first in Class 11 at the show, which drew 179 animal projects from 4-H Club and FFA exhibitors from Olton, Springlake-Earth, Amherst, Sudan and Littlefield. The show was held Saturday, Jan. 4 in Littlefield.

Katy Jones of Springlake-Earth showed the Reserve Supreme Heifer. Her Limousin heifer, which was exhibited with her calf, was Breed Champion and placed first in Class 5.

Other Breed Champions shown from Olton include: Madison Young, Cross Lambs; Emmas Acker, Light Medium Wool Lambs; and Adysson McFadden, Chianina Beef Heifers. 

Sayler Beerwinkle of Springlake-Earth showed the Breed Champion in Hereford Beef Heifers. Slade Beerwinkle of Springlake-Earth had two Breed Champions — a Polled Hereford Beef Heifer, and a British Steer. Braileigh Goe showed the Breed Champion in Heavy Medium Wool Lambs.

Reserve Breed Champions from Olton include: Madison Young, Light Medium Wools Lambs; Celestte Ramirez, Chester Swine; Conner DeBerry, Angus Beef Heifers; and Wyatt DeBerry, Simmental Beef Heifers.

Reiner Goe of Springlake-Earth had two Reserve Breed Champions — one in Sundown Lambs Heavy Medium Wool Lambs.

Accoring to Olton High School ag teacher Nikki Smith, Olton students showed 31 barrows and gilts, 26 steers and heifers, three goats, and six whether and ewe lambs.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 10, 2020  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Sports

Olton Fillies move to 1-2 with 62-58 win over Bovina

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The Olton Fillies got their first district win Tuesday night — a 62-58 on-the-road win over Bovina.

Shaylee Leathers led Olton with 30 points, while Celestte Ramirez turned in 15 for the Fillies.

Olton began strong, scoring 15 points in the first quarter while limiting Bovina to 13. However, they got into trouble in the second period as Bovina put up 20 points. The Fillies put up 11 in the period, allowing Bovina to enjoy a 33-26 lead at the midway point.

However, the Fillies returned to the floor ready to win and chipped away at the seven-point lead.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 24, 2020 ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

Mustangs defeat Meadow & Tahoka

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Despite a Meadow defender’s efforts, No. 2 Jake Soliz prepares to pass the ball for the Olton Mustangs Friday, Jan. 10, during a non-district contect with the Broncos.

The Mustangs defeated Meadow, 59-24. On Tuesday, the Mustangs defeated the Tahoka Bulldogs, 52-50, in a non-district game that was close to the finish.

Leading 16-12 at the end of the first quester, the Mustangs went to the locker room at half time with a two point advantage at 31-29. Both teams scored nine in the third quater and 12 in the final period as Olton got the two-point win. With district play starting Jan. 21, the Mustangs appear to be peaking at just the right time for a successful run. Olton plays the Lubbock Titans tonight at Olton Memorial Gymnasium. Tip-off is set fro 8 p.m.


READ MORE IN THE JAN. 17, 2020  ISSUE OF THE OLTON ENTERPRISE

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Obituaries

Gilbert Daryl Roberson

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Gilbert Daryl Roberson, 96, passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Olton, and were followed by a time of celebration and visitation in the Fellowship Hall at the church. He was laid to rest in a private family gathering at Olton Cemetery preceding the memorial service with arrangements under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Hazel Mathews

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Hazel Mathews, 93, of Tulia passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Tulia.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel in Tulia with the Rev. Brian West officiating. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at Olton Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at at Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Tulia. Arrangements were under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.


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Della Margaret Hackler True

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Della Margaret Hackler True, 86 of Plainview, found eternal rest on Friday Jan. 17, 2020.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kyle Brock officiating. Interment followed in Parklawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors.


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