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Allcorn first in Boys Discus at Area Meet

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Jack Allcorn is the Area Champion in Boys Discus and is among eight Olton High School student athletes who have qualified for the AA Region 1 Track and Field Meet at South Plains College in Levelland.

“I was extremely proud of our kids and thought we have great strides from last year,” said Myles James, who coaches the Mustangs.

Allcorn helped the Olton Boys team finish fourth among 11 boys teams qualifying for the Area meet.


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166 signatures verified to force alcohol vote

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Booze and bars will likely be on a City of Olton ballot in November after 166 of the 182 signatures on a petition seeking an election to legalize the sale of alcohol and mixed beverages in the city were verified Monday.

Lamb County Tax Assessor-Collector Brenda Goheen, who serves as Lamb County’s voter registrar validated the names, after the petition was returned to City Secretary Lynnette DeBerry. A total of 16 names — about 8.8 percent — were rejected for a variety of reasons. However, organizers seeking to bring the sale of alcohol and mixed beverages to Olton had far more than the 141 needed to force the election.


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Runoff features Rodriquez and Reyes

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A runoff election on Thursday May 9 will decide who will fill the vacant seat on the Olton City Council after Steven Rodriquez came up just three votes shy of winning the seat outright last week.

Three candidates were vying for the seat that became vacate when long-time Councilman Ronnie Digby passed away in December. Digby had served more than 20 years on the Council.

Rodriquez collected 53 of the 109 votes cast in the special election, but that was just shy of the 56 votes he needed to avoid a runoff. Michael Reyes trailed Rodriquez by more than 20 votes as he garnered 31 of the 109 votes cast. But that was enough to get him into the runoff election.


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Early voting begins Monday in Olton ISD school board election

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Voters begin going to the polls Monday to decide two seats on the Olton Independent School District Board of Trustees.

In a race where cumulative voting will be in play, two incumbents are being challenged in a three-person race for two seats on the board. The incumbents are Vice President Ruben Luera and Tullie Struve, who won a one-year unexpired term last year. They are being challenged by Jay Gorman, a former Olton High School boys basketball coach. Election Day is May 4, but early voting begins Monday.


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Council tackles several land issues

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Land seemed to be a big topic of discussion Monday night as the Olton City Council met for their regular monthly meeting.

Bids on land were accepted and rejected, and a petition to close some rights-of-way all came before the council.

The first item was to open bids received on two properties behind the former Mini Mall in the 600 block of Main Street. 

The north 30.3 feet of lots behind the northern-most store received a bid of $250 for each of the two lots, for a total of $500. The bid from Royce McFadden, who already owns the section of property to the east, was accepted on a 4-0 vote stemming from a motion by Councilman Alan Williams with a second by Councilman Derek Roberson. 

That vote came after the council had rejected a bid by KLSW Properties of $400 for 134.4 feet behind the other two sections of the former Mini Mall and behind Mayo Insurance Agency. The property management company sought to create a courtyard, as well as parking, for apartments they plan create when the building is renovated.


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Adult golden egg egg hunt added to Chamber’s annual Egg-stravaganza

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Olton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is adding a new twist to the annual Egg-stravaganza which takes place Saturday, April 20.

Adults get their own hunt, and it will be for golden eggs.

Registration for the children’s hunt begins at 1 p.m. at Pavilion Park. At that time, the golden eggs for adults will already be hidden around Downtown Pavilion.

“They will be ready for participants to find them,” said Chamber Manager Adrienne Synatschk. 


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Three students advance to District 2 4-H Fashion Show

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Three Olton 4-H members advanced to the District 2 4-H Fashion Show, which was held April 15 in Lubbock. 

Emory Hunt Emory competing in the Junior Division in Construction — Dressy with a pink, purple and blue print dress with a blue yoke.

Ceralyn Wakefield competed in the Intermediate Division in Construction – Everyday Living with a purple print dress gathered to a matching yoke with petal sleeves. 

Katy Wilson used a Vogue pattern for her tea length blue and black striped dress with a blue yoke and long sleeves featuring shoulder cut outs. She competed in Intermediate Construction – Dressy.


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Olton chess team completes season

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Ismael Briones, who achieved one of four perfect scores, at the Lubbock Cooper North Chess Tournament Saturday placed second in the Non-Rated K-5 Individual competition, while Webb Elelemntary won second in team compeition. There were 99 elemntary school players in the tournament. A combined Olton junior high and high school team won the k-12 team trophy. Javan Bueno was one of four players with a perfect 4-0 record in the tournament. This was the last tournament of the year for Olton’s chess players. Coaches said they were “super proud of all Olton chess students” who have practiced and competed since September.


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Bizzells to celebrate 50th anniversary

The children and grandchildren of Gail and Elizabeth Bizzell invite all family and friends to a reception to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1200 Seventh St. in Olton. The Bizzells married on May 4, 1969.


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Obituaries

Marty Glenn Walters

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Marty Glenn Walters, 57, died Saturday, April 13, 2019.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock with Robert Harrell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Lubbock.


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