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Baling slower after record season last year

From Staff Reports The 2022 cotton harvest and baling season has been under way since October, but baling so far is not as high as the record setting numbers set last year. As of press time Tuesday (Dec. 6), the total count was at 149,815, behind from 401,331 the same week last year. Drought and…

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Christmas Musical, Cantata Sunday

Slaton Methodist Church will present the musical “The First Noel,” by artist Russell Mauldin, Sunday (Dec. 11) at 6 p.m. at the Church. A combination of voices from three churches sing at the event, which will be a reminder of the reason for the season. Refreshments and a special guest will join directly afterward. The…

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Tree decorating contest winners announced

The annual Slaton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Decorating contest winners were announced Friday (Dec. 3.) They were, Best Business – West Texas Fireplaces; Best Christmas Theme – Our Lady of Guadalupe Youth and Most  Creative – Slaton Animal Hospital. A total of 19 trees were built, and donations were given in honor of the…

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In Between Gallery offers artists spot to show work

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Art may come in many forms, but it is gathered together at In Between Gallery at 160 S. 8th St. in Slaton. Paintings, jewelry, prints and other items are all for sale. There is even old equipment and circuit boards from computers, radios and other equipment people can purchase and…

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Slaton sees drop in November sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw a drop in its sales tax rebates again in November compared to the previous year’s totals. Slaton received $76,915.15 in November, a -0.44 percent drop from November 2021’s total of $77,255.35. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $717,391.83 a 7.70 percent increase from the 2021 year-to-date total of $666,075.32. Ransom…

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