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OISD gives salary increases, incentive pay

Keeping a promise made while discussing the the Tax Ratification Election held last month, Olton school trustees have earmarked $175,000 for employee salary increases as well as one-time supplemental stipends for returning employees.

The action came Aug. 9 following a lengthy closed session in which trustees examined salaries in a dozen pay grades. 

“We talked specifically about salaries and what raises might look like at each pay grade,” Superintendent Kevin McCasland said.


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City Council proposes 5.55-cent tax increase

Olton City Council is proposing a little more than a five-and-a half cent tax increase to keep the city’s revenue from going into the red next year.

The council agreed on a 4-0 vote Monday night to propose a tax rate of 88.63 cents per $100 of valuation, which is a 5.55-cent increase. A final vote on the tax rate comes after a public hearing is held at a later date.


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Fillies play tight games with Loop Tuesday during their home opener

They may be young, but the Olton Fillies are learning to be aggressive — especially at the net.

And it showed Tuesday as the Fillies took Loop’s Lady Longhorns to five games in their first non-tournament match.

After Loop took an early lead in Game 1, the Fillies came back with a vengeance with prolonged serves from Mackenzie Oliverez and Shaylee Leathers to get a 25-11 win. In a tough Game 2, the Fillies held strong and got a 25-22 win.


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Mustangs ready to hit someone

The Mustangs are not afraid to hit someone.

That’s the most important thing Coach Ross Lassiter learned from an intra-squad scrimmage last Saturday morning. And he’ll learn a whole lot more about his Mustangs today when Olton travels to Tahoka to scrimmage the Bulldogs.


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OHS band marching for dollars on Aug. 25

Olton High School’s Mighty Mustang Marching Band conducts their third annual March-A-Thon on Saturday Aug. 25 to raise funds for show props, uniform updates and student leadership camps.

The band plans to march practically non-stop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.


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50th Anniversary - Phil & Linda Hughes

The children of Phil and Linda Hughes invite the community to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at The Wild Plum Inn Bed and Breakfast in Olton. The couple’s children include Lynne Cooke and husband Clayton of Amarillo, Angela Bevers and husband Lynn of Sundown, Becky Borron and husband Michael of Olton, and Harmon Hughes and Katina Fleming of Olton.


Obituaries

Victor Sauceda Sr.

Victor Sauceda Sr., 76, of Olton died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Lubbock.

Rosary was said at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father John Smith officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.


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Crescenio ‘Indio’ Lopez

Maria Ruiz, 81, of Olton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Lubbock.

Rosary was said at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Olton. Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Martin Pena officiating. Interment followed at Olton Cemetery under the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors. 


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