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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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End of the journey

The Slaton Tigers console each other and walk off the field for the last time this season Saturday afternoon (May 7) during the team’s 17-4 loss to the Bushland Falcons. The team lost game one Friday (May 6) by a score of 4-2. For more sports, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Election Day Saturday (May 7)

Saturday (May 7) is the General Election date for three Slaton Independent School District trustee nominees and other State issues. Brad Gaydos, Justin Martin and Kara Newcomb are running for one of two At-Large Trustee seats. Martin and Newcomb are the incumbents while Gaydos has filed to run as an opponent. The City of Slaton…

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Slaton ISD hires several new administrators

From Staff Reports The Slaton Independent School District hired a new assistant superintendent as well as several other positions Wednesday morning (April 27) during a special meeting at the Slaton Administration office. Shelli Crow was named the new Assistant Superintendent. Stephanie Kieth is the new Junior High Principal. New Junior High Assistant Principal is Brad…

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National Day of Prayer today (May 5)

The Slaton Ministerial Alliance will be hosting a National Day of Prayer today (May 5) at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo on the Square. The event is for the whole community and people are asked to bring their folding chairs. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to also pray where they are.

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Softball, track complete seasons

Above, Softball Coach Brandon Langston, in red, talks with the team after their 2-0 Bi-District series loss to River Road Friday evening (April 29) in Plainview. In track, several athletes made finals and finished strong, but did not advance to State. For more sports, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Tiger baseball honors the Class of 2022 seniors

From Staff Reports Six Slaton High School senior baseball players were honored April 26 before their game against Childress. The team won by a score of 13-9. (See story, page 4B). Coach Dilon Chancellor thanked those who attended the event and on behalf of all the coaching staff thanked the players parents and family members…

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