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Trustees renew lease agreement with Masons

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a five-year lease with the Masonic Lodge Tuesday evening (Sept. 13) during their monthly meeting. The lease is to use the space on the bottom floor of the building, where the Cosmetology Department is located. Financial Director Art Martin said they…

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SAE presents checks, starts scholarship

The Slaton Area Endowment Fund awarded grants to three local non-profit organizations Friday evening (Sept. 16) during the halftime game between Slaton and Roosevelt. Those receiving grants were First United Methodist Church-Slaton for Cub Scouts Pack 127; Llano Estacado Silver Star Board; and the Slaton Senior Citizens Center. The total amount given to local organizations…

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SEDCO sets up mural committee

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Economic Development Corporation created a committee for murals that will be painted in Downtown Thursday afternoon (Sept. 15) during the monthly meeting. Executive Director Barbara Hopper said they had discussed creating a committee to discuss the mural project. Judy Thomas will be the Chair, and members include Nina…

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Traveling Vietnam War memorial to appear in Lubbock through Sept. 25

From Staff Reports American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s Vietnam Wall will be at Memorial Circle at Texas Tech now through Sept. 25. Englunds Funeral Service and Pauline’s Flowers sponsored wreaths for the exhibit, which is being brought to Lubbock by Texas Tech University in partnership with Military and Veterans Programs and the Texas South Plains Honor…

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Just like the old days…

Slaton High School Cheerleading alumni do a cheer for current members of Slaton schools Friday afternoon (Sept. 16) during a pep rally. The theme was Flashback Friday and both alumni band and cheer presented performances. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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City approves budget, to enforce cemetery regulations

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved the 2023 operating budget and tax rate Monday evening (Sept. 12) during their monthly meeting. The tax rate is set for $0.538644 per $100 valuation per $100. The money is split into $0.385759 is the M&O tax rate and $0.152885 I&S tax rate. The…

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Homecoming parade for SHS Wednesday

From Staff Reports Slaton High School’s annual homecoming parade will be Wednesday (Sept. 21). Students will line up at the High School at 5:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 6:30. The parade will go down Garza St., then end at the football field. A carnival will follow, and the Homecoming King will be…

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