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City agrees to sell lot to OISD

Batting cages sit on three lots with city, county and school district each owning one


An interlocal agreement with Lamb County and Olton Independent School District approved by the Olton City Council Monday night should help OISD’s Mustang Baseball Field be more user friendly.

In preparing for baseball season and the need to update bathroom facilities at the field, the school district has discovered that the land on the east side of the baseball field is divided into three lots with each owned by a different entity. The council action clears the way for the City of Olton to sell their lot for $100 to the school district. 


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Special Delivery: Post office gears up for letters to santa

Olton Postmaster Bobby Craft is teaming up with a crew of North Pole elves, as well as H.P. Webb Elementary School and the Olton Enterprise, to ensure every letter to Santa gets delivered to the North Pole. Students at H.P. Webb Elementary School are writing letters to Santa, which will be published in the Dec. 21 issue of the Olton Enterprise before Craft and the elves rush them to the North Pole. But any child can write a letter to Santa and place it in the North Pole Express Mail box at the Olton post office. No postage is needed for these special letters. All letters to Santa received by Dec. 17 will be published in the newspaper and rushed to the North Pole. Letters received after the deadline will make it to the North Pole but will not be published. 

Family Movie Night features Grinch

Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s successful Family Movie Night series continues Dec. 15, with a special showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Roxy Theater.

Curtain time is 6:30 p.m. and admission is free for the whole family. The restored Roxy Theater is located in the 600 block of Main Street.

The event is sponsored by the Chamber as well as Goen Irrigation, PumpCo, Nutrien Ag and Prescription Shop.

The Family Movie Night series began last summer with movies shown in Pavilion Park. With of cooler temperatures this fall, Family Movie Night was moved inside The Roxy

Cemetery Association to benefit from 2018 Operation Christmas Card drive

The deadline for giving to the annual Operation Christmas Card drive is quickly approaching.

A project of Olton Cemetery Association in conjuntion with the Olton Enterprise, the card will be published in an issue of the Enterprise after the new year.

Olton Cemetery Association began the annual fund raising project during the Christmas holidays season almost a half century ago, and it continues today.

Persons who had family or friends buried in Olton Cemetery were asked to participate in Operation Christmas Card, giving donations in lieu of mailing greeting cards to local and area residents. Those funds contributed largely to the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.

Christmas cards have been somewhat replaced in the digital age, so annual contributions have greatly declined while maintenance and upkeep costs for Olton Cemetery have greatly increased.

Yet, cemetery directors invite persons to continue the annual holiday tradition by making contributions to Operation Christmas card. Contributions may be left at either Olton bank. 


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Sports

Olton Mustangs get a 65-60 overtime win at Anton

It must have seemed like deja vu Tuesday night, but this time the Mustangs made sure the outcome was different as they defeated the Anton Bulldogs 65-60 in overtime.

Playing in the championship game of the Whitharral Tournament last Friday, the Mustangs found themselves with a 10-point deficit to Roosevelt. They fought back hard but ended up losing 48-46 at the buzzer. Having walked all over Ralls with a 68-30 win in their first game at the tournament, the Mustangs were disappointed about the loss to the Eagles and were not about to let it happen that way again at Anton.

“I’m liking the way they fight back,” said Assistant Coach Reyes Garza, who coached the Mustangs Tuesday night in the absence of Bobby Workman, who became ill earlier in the day.


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Fillies open up offense with strong defense in 61-22 win

“The key was defense,” Coach Kyle Johnson said after his Olton Fillies defeated the Anton Lady Bulldawgs 61-22 Tuesday night, winning their third game in as many weeks.

But it also didn’t hurt that Mackenzie Olivarez scored 33 of Olton’s 61 points, including 10 points in the first quarter and 10 more in the second.

“From the very beginning, Alexis Lively and Natalie Hinojosa kind of took out their two best players,” Johnson said of the Fillies’ early defensive onslaught. “Anton looked frustrated from the very beginning, and we were able get up 10-0. That makes a big difference when you build that kind of lead and play with a little bit of confidence and freedom.”

But the coach emphasized that it was a complete team effort that resulted in the lopsided victory.

“I thought the girls — all 14 of them — did a great job,” he said. “They played great tonight.”


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Obituaries

Mary Ellen Small

Mary Ellen Small, 100, of Olton, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Plainview.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Olton Cemetery with Brother Neely Landrum officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at Ramage Funeral Directors in Olton.


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Juan Contreras Esquivel

Juan Contreras Esquivel, 56, of Olton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Rio Grande City.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Olton Cemetery with Pastor Valentine Martinez officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. 


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Sarah Bernice Dutton

Sarah Bernice Dutton, 83, of Lubbock, and formerly of Earth, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 in Lubbock.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at Castro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dimmitt with Pastor Lon Hillis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt. Family and friend visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at the funeral home.


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Barbara Davis

arbara Davis, 83, of Hart passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at Northwest Church of Christ with Gerald Bedwell officiating. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview. Arrangements were under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. 


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Pedro Flores Garcia

Pedro Flores Garcia, Jr., 88, of Halfway, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, surrounded by his family at his beloved home.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Olton with Pastor Arturo DeLaCruz officiating. Interment followed at Hale Center Cemetery in Hale Center under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Aural Cordell Shaw Davis

Aural Cordell Shaw Davis, 99, died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

She donated her body to her alma mater, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. A Memorial Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, March 16, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Dimmitt.


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