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SISD approves teacher stipend requirements

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an attendance requirement for math and science teacher stipends June 14 during the Board’s regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Jim Andrus said this was a stipend for structured learning teachers who teach the two subjects. They start at $1,000 the first year,…

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Together in Grace conducts Juneteenth celebration

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Laughter, music, food and fun graced Elgie Allen Park and the newly installed RC pavilion Saturday afternoon (June 18) during a Juneteenth celebration. Doris Jones, who set up the event, said this was the third Juneteenth and thanked everyone for coming. “I just wanted to do something at the end…

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SEDCO considers new law firm

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Economic Development Corporation approved entering into an agreement with Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta LLP to become its legal council Tuesday afternoon (June 21) during a special meeting. The meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday after a quorum could not be achieved Thursday (June 17). Executive Director Barbara Hopper said…

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Slaton, cities to host annual July 4th festivities, activities

The annual Chamber of Commerce July 4th Festival will be conducted Monday, July 4 on the Town Square from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will be conducted on the actual holiday, as several questioned if it would be changed due to the day the date falls this year. The event will feature music from the Texas…

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VBS Fun

Vacation Bible School attendees at First Baptist Church in Slaton listen to a story. FBC and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilson were among several in the area and state that were conducting their annual VBS events. More photos, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Turning garage sales into meals

Garage Sale enthusiasts dig through all sorts of garage sale items to find the perfect items Saturday (July 18) during a “Scratch and Dent” garage sale at the Slaton Senior Center. Money raised goes to Meals on Wheels. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Slaton local to exhibit pottery at Buddy Holly Center

Wayne Greene of Slaton, will exhibit his “Forms In Clay” at the Buddy Holly Center, 1801 19th St. and Crickets Ave. in Lubbock during June and July. The exhibit opened June 3 as part of First Friday and will continue until July 24. His glazed pottery pieces include hand thrown vessels (pots, bowls and mugs),…

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