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Community Easter Egg Hunt Friday

George Harlan (from left), Wyatt Harlan, Lupe Garcia and Elizabeth Payton stuff some of the nearly 2,000 Easter eggs First Baptist Church collected for the community Easter egg hunt Wednesday evening. Due to the inclement weather, the community egg hunt was moved to this Friday (April 19) at 2 p.m. at Slaton City Park near…

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It’s Easter egg hunting time

Children scramble to collect as many Easter eggs as they can while residents and staff of Slaton Care Center as well as family look on Saturday afternoon. Families also enjoyed hamburgers, games and crafts. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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SISD Trustees approve 2019-20 year calendar

The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the 2019-20 school year calendar Thursday evening during its regular monthly meeting. The District Educational Instruction Improvement Council met April 8 to discuss the calendar. Jim Andrus, assistant superintendent said among the changes were taking a day off in March and moving it to Easter weekend…

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Fire department, Red Cross join to install smoke alarms

A fire can consume a house in minutes, trapping people inside if they don’t know it is in flames. The time it takes to put in a smoke alarm to help prevent a tragedy from happening. Members of the Slaton Fire Department, along with the Lubbock American Red Cross and other volunteers teamed up to…

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Tax Poor Soup Night brings fun twist to stressful day

Folks met at a soup kitchen Monday evening at the Slaton Harvey House. No, it wasn’t the 1930s soup kitchens, but a “Tax Poor Soup Night” hosted at the historic building. People enjoyed vegetable or potato soup, corn bread and desserts as a fun way to tease about being in the “poor house” after paying…

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