Area Breaking News

Roosevelt continues streak, defeats Stanton in 28-18 win

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Roosevelt Eagles have had a soaring year so far, going 5-0 in their games before District. Now, the team has wrapped up its first win of District, defeating the Stanton Buffaloes 28-14 to open up conference. Head Coach Matt Landers was happy with the team’s strong showing against the…

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COVID changes Oktoberfest events

The 51st annual Sausage Festival and Oktoberfest will be Oct. 17-18. This year, the event will be sausage sales and a food truck at St. Joseph Hall both days, beginning at 9 a.m. No meal will be served on Sunday. The time is also when people can pick up orders they placed online. There will…

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City raises game room permit fees

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved setting an annual permit fee to $20,000 for game rooms and amending the City ordinances for where they could be set up Monday evening (Oct. 12) during its regular monthly meeting. The new annual permit fee goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. City Administrator…

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SHS conducts annual homecoming

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM It may not have finished as they wanted it to – Denver City won the game 28-14, but Slaton still was able to celebrate its annual homecoming events Friday evening (Oct. 9). Mary Jo Parker was named the Homecoming Queen. She was escorted by her father, Jacob. Eddie Betancourt was…

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Cotton baling season begins

Gins across the area have begun harvesting cotton and ginning for the 2020 year. Last year, the territory area bailed 386,767 bales, placing itself in the top 10 bale count records for the fifth year in a row. This year, the first bale of the season was announced recently. Michael McCauley – Big Boll Farms,…

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Sidewalk work

City of Slaton workers put cones around ground dug up as part of a continuing sidewalk project in downtown. The work will take several months to complete. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Ransom Canyon church to conduct fundraising shopping day Saturday

Ransom Canyon Memorial Chapel will host a fundraising shopping day at Celebrations Home Decor and Gifts Saturday (Oct. 17) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the store, 3407 98th St., Suite 400 in Lubbock. This will be done in place of the annual Tour of Homes, which has been affected by COVID restrictions. Celebrations will donate…

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