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School board OK's vehicle purchases

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Olton school trustees have agreed to spend up to $45,000 for a new ag truck and up to $30,000 for a Traverse that would be used by the district.

The action came Monday night during the board’s regular monthly meeting. The seven-member board authorized Superintendent Kevin McCasland to make the purchases. The superintendent says he hopes to secure the vehicles for less than the appropriated amounts.

Trustees spent about an hour listening to an annual presentation on the district’s accountability before moving on to tackle a series of four local policy issues. The board amended two policies, revised two others and passed a regulation regarding one of the two revised.


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Pets must now be registered

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Every dog has his day, and that day is coming for animals residing in Olton with the adoption Monday night of a new city ordainance. 

Every dog, cat and ferret — yes, ferret — will now have to be registered with the City of Olton, according to the Animal Ordinance the Olton City Council passed during their regular monthly meeting. 

But there is a incentive for immediate registration. During the month of October, the City of Olton will waive the registration fee. After Nov. 1 the fee is $5 per animal. Residents need to bring proof of rabies vaccination to complete the registration process. 


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City Attorney: Rules on alcohol sales can’t be approved before election

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You can’t set standards for something that doesn’t exist yet, and might never exist in Olton — alcohol sales.

Olton’s Local Option Alcohol Election doesn’t take place until Nov. 5, but the Olton City Council had planned to adopt an ordinance Monday night establishing standard rules and guidelines for alcohol sales in the city. The proposed ordinance would have established the “type of alcohol sales allowed within 300 feet of churches, schools, public hospitals, day care centers and childcare facilities.”

City officials were not presuming voters will vote for alcohol sales, they just wanted to have rules and guidelines in place if they did. The council tabled the ordinance until November when they learned from City Attorney Lanny Voss that they could not pass the ordinance before the election is held. 


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Olton Welding & Machine enters new era

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Sometimes Mother Nature's woes changes lives.

Elmer Lewis knows all about those woes and blessings.

As most in agricultural areas know, farming isn't easy when Mother Nature has her way. Lewis experienced that first hand in 1982 and decided to change the course of his life.

“I had a couple of hailouts, a wet fall and an early freeze,” Lewis commented. “I hadn't lost all my assets, but had lost my enthusiasm.”

So, he decided to try something different – make a living out of the farm shop by his house in town, where he had done all his work and helped neighbors and family. 


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Sports

Mustangs take 2-1 record to Bovina

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IIt was all about momentum last Friday night as the Olton Mustangs defeated the Farwell Steers, 36-26.

“That was a lot of fun,” Coach Ross Lassiter said of the win that gives the Mustangs a 2-1 record going into tonight’s contest at Bovina.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bovina. Seating is limited. Seventh and eighth grade Colts teams played Bovina squads at Olton Memorial Stadium at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Thursday. Those games were followed by Olton’s junior varsity team playing Bovina at 6:15 p.m. at the same location.

“Coming into that game, we felt like we had a good chance,” Lassiter said of the contest with Farwell. “We needed to play good offensively, defensively and on special teams.”

And for the most part, that’s exactly what the Mustangs did. But there were moments when the coach wasn’t happy with how things played out, so watching film this week became teaching moments for Lassiter and his coaching staff.


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Obituaries

Maria Garza

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Maria Garza, 73, of Olton, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Lubbock.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with Father Jacob Powell officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Jerry Smoot

Jerry Smoot, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Childress with the Rev. Lou Ellerbrook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Childress.


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Lowell Jean Troedel

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Lowell Jean Troedel, 82, of Olton passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Olton.

Cremation services were arranged by Bartley Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Larry Mack Cunningham

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Larry Mack Cunningham, 80, passed away Saturday, Sept.7, 2019 at home surrounded by loving family.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home.


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