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Air Force takes lead in Jimenez shooting

Cannon Air Force Base has been given jurisdiction to prosecute the death of Airman 1st Class Marcus Jimenez of Olton.

Ninth Judicial District of New Mexico Attorney Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that jurisdiction had been given to the U.S. Air Force Base, which is located between Clovis and Portales in Eastern New Mexico.


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Man injured in farm accident

One person was injured Monday in a tractor accident on private property near County Road 630, six miles north of Earth and one mile east of Farm-to-Market Road 1055. According to a Castro County Sheriff’s Office “call for service” placed at 9:21 a.m., the reporting person said a man had fallen off a tractror and then been run over. The victim’s injuries were unknown. Earth EMS and Earth Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to the heliport at the Earth VFD/EMS Station to connect with an AeroCare air ambulance. The victim was transported to a Clovis, N.M. hospital.

Perfect Pitch: Drum major asking school board to consider new band uniforms

How does a high school student ask for $70,000?

Just like Bonham Smith did Monday night — with confidence and armed with a lots of research.

Actually, the Olton High School Band drum major didn’t ask for the money right now. He just asked Olton Independent School District’s Board of Trustees for permission to work with three top-of-the-line manufacturers to get competitive prices for about 140 band uniforms. But make no mistake about this: he’ll be coming back to the school board with firm prices and a plea for the district to spend the $60,000 to $70,000 necessary to add new threads to the weekly halftime show.


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Wayne and Peggy Carson named royalty for 39th annual Sandhills Celebration

When you’re leading the parade, everybody follows you. And that means lots of people will be following Wayne and Peggy Carson during Sandhills Celebration No. 39.

Wayne Carson has been named Parade Marshal for the W.B. Dickenson Memorial Sandhills Celebration Parade, which takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. At his side, as she has been for 68 years, will be Peggy Carson, who has been selected to serve as Sandhills Celebration Queen.


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Firefighters return to 1000 Avenue A for the third time in about 18 months

For the third time in about a year and a half, firefighters were summoned Saturday morning to a residence at 1000 Avenue A. The blaze was reported at 6:10 a.m. but may have been burning for a while when it was discovered. The structure was totally engulfed with flames leaping into the air when Olton Volunteer Fire Department arrived. They quickly extenguished the flames and brought the blaze under control before going to work on hot spots throughout the residence. No one has been living in the structure. Fairly recent fires at the property have included a carport that burned, a grass fire that also caught a neighboring residence, and now the primary structure, which had sustained damage in previous fires. The structure is now a total loss with nothing really left to burn.

Family Movie Night features Robinhood

Lots of people are expected in Pavilion Park July 20, when Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture presents Walt Disney’s Robinhood during Family Movie Night at the Pavilion.

The movie is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., and the film will be shown on the Chamber’s huge inflatable screen.

“Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks,” suggested Chamber Manager Adrienne Synatschk. “Popcorn and water have already been donated by local businesses.”

This is the second Family Movie Night at the Pavilion sponsored by the Chamber this summer. Admission is free. However, children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Almost 200 people were in the park in June when Ferdenand was shown at the first Family Movie Night at the Pavilion.

Obituaries

Marcus Jimenez

Marcus Anfernee Jimenez, 23, of Olton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Lubbock.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018, at Olton High School Auditorium with Brother David Azam officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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James 'Jimmy' Ellis

James “Jimmy” Ellis, 85, entered into eternal life Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home in Denison.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Fisher Funeral Chapel. Family visitation was held one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Arrangements were under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.


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Bennie Doggett

Bennie Doggett died Sunday, July 15, 2018. 

A Celebration of Life service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Lakeridge United Methodist Church. Burial followed at 2 p.m., at Olton Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Venue on Broadway with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Arrangements were under the direction of Combest Family Funeral Home of Lubbock. 


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Dorothy Leslie Thames

Dorothy Leslie Thames, 89, of Lubbock passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel with Marcus Murphy officiating, Interment follows at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Resthaven Funeral Home.


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