Notice of Vacancy for Board of Trustee, District 2

(Editor’s note: this is a release from the Slaton Independent School District): Notice of Vacancy for Board of Trustee, District 2     Individuals interested in the board position must send a letter of interest to Mr. Carlos Bentancourt, President of the Board of Trustees, Administration Office, 140 E. Panhandle Street, Slaton, Texas 79364-4110    …

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FFA decorates town with flags for 4th of July

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Many folks might have been sleeping in July 4 to be ready for fireworks and other COVID-friendly festivities in the evening. Members of the Slaton FFA however, were up at 6:30 a.m. picking up and distributing flags throughout the town. They placed 300 flags in front of yards and businesses…

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Damron State Farm celebrates move to new location

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM When Joel and Misti Damron started work in Slaton as the new State Farm agents, they had a bit of a challenge in the first few months. “Our first year here in Slaton has been a roller-coaster to say the least.   Shortly after we took over a huge fire…

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Old SHS yearbooks on sale

Those dreaming of finding a classic Slaton High School yearbook may be a step closer to finding that a reality. SHS is offering the community  the opportunity to obtain yearbooks from days gone by.  Those interested may stop by the high school office to claim one. They are first come first served, no holds allowed. …

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Parade on the 4th of July

Ransom Canyon residents ride in their best patriotic themed vehicles down a parade route Saturday morning (July 4) during the town’s Fourth of July Parade. For more photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Pool staying cool during COVID

By Elizabeth Herbert Slatonite Intern Summer is in full swing, and the Slaton City Pool is one place people may visit for a break or breath of fresh air. The City Pool reopened May 23, about when Pool Manager C.R. Kennedy said it would have opened regardless of COVID-19. “During a traditional school year, the…

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Slaton, Ransom Canyon cancel 4th of July events

Slaton and other towns in the area have canceled their annual Fourth of July festivities this year due to an uptick in COVID cases. Mayor Lynn Nowlin made the announcement official Saturday (June 27) in a Facebook post. “The Slaton City Council, our City Administrator, employees of our City and numerous conversations with citizens and…

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Library open with new look

By Elizabeth Herbert Slatonite Intern The Slaton Public Library is back in business after a months-long hiatus due to a lack of a librarian and COVID-19. The Slaton Public Library reopened June 1, and Librarian Cynthia Olivares said the library focus group has been discussing the logistics of the grand reopening scheduled for Sept. 12.…

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