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Southland names Top 2, graduations set

From Staff  Reports Graduation dates and events are set for  Slaton, Southland, Roosevelt and Wilson Independent School Districts for the Classes of 2022. Southland’s Valedictorian for Southland is Elizabeth Payton. The salutatorian for 2022 is Kalli Davis. The Eagles will conduct their graduation Friday (May 20) at 7 p.m. at the school. Slaton, Roosevelt and…

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SHS students honor lost loved ones with memorial tree

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School students who lost loved ones over the past few years wanted to create a place where anyone could sit and reflect on their loved ones’ lives and memories. In the process, a memorial tree with rocks, marker and a bench was formed. The memorial tree and plaque…

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Trustees approve wage increases for teachers, staff

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton Independent School District paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators will see a bigger paycheck as Trustees approved a new compensation schedule May 10 during the Board’s monthly meeting. Superintendent Jim Andrus said some teachers will see a 14 percent raise while other positions in the District will see a five percent…

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Genealogy 101 offered at Senior Center

Genealogy 101 is being offered at the Slaton Senior Citizens Center, 230 W. Lynn St., every Tuesday at 1 p.m. A member of the South Plains Genealogy Society will be here to aid with the process of learning about documentation, best places to begin and to answer questions anyone may have. For more information, call…

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Play ball!

Little League fans and family watch their loved ones play a game Saturday (May 14) at Englund Field. The season continues, with All-Stars coming along shortly. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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City recognizes Lamberson for years of service

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton had a few reasons to celebrate Monday evening (May 9)during its regular monthly meeting. Commissioners Ward II  Jim Taliaferro and Ward IV Valarie Cubit-Johnson were sworn in for another two year term by City Secretary Pam King. The election was cancelled after both ran unopposed. Commissioner…

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Willson starts tenure as City Administrator

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM New City Administrator Wade Willson was honored with a meet and greet Monday afternoon (May 9) at City Hall. It also was a retirement celebration for Mike Lamberson, who served as an interim until Willson was hired. Willson comes to Slaton from Spearman, where he worked as City Administrator for…

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Newcomb, Martin keep Trustee seats

From Staff  Reports Slaton Independent School District At-Large Trustees Kara Newcomb and Justin Martin were able to hold their positions Saturday evening (May 7) during the general election. In unofficial election results, Martin received 243 votes for 41.82 percent and Newcomb received 222 votes for 38.21 percent of the votes. Opponent Brad Gaydos received 116…

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52 SHS seniors sign letters to go to university, military

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton High School students, parents and faculty watched 52 seniors sign a letter to attend a college, military or other post-high school graduate education Monday afternoon (May 9) during a signing ceremony in the high school gym. This is the first year ever for the school to conduct the ceremony.…

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