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A final salute to a retired fire chief, mayor and friend

The Slaton Police and Fire departments lead a processional for D.W. “Dubbin” Englund to graveside services at Englewood Cemetery Thursday (May 30). Englund, 70, died Tuesday (May 28) after a brief illness. A memorial service for Commissioner Ward IV James A. “Buster” Tucker, who died May 23, was conducted Friday (May 31). (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Man arrested after pursuit ends in Tahoka

A Slaton man was arrested May 30 after a pursuit that ended in Tahoka. Otis Kyle Neatherlin, 31, of Slaton was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing bodily injury, evading in a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license with a previous conviction. For more information, please read the…

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Summer reading program offers contests, education during break

By Adán Rubio Slatonite Intern Helping kids with their reading skills is one of many goals Kathy Hardin has for the children of Slaton this summer. To encourage kids to continue reading during the summer, Hardin, a volunteer at the Slaton City Library, read to students from kindergarten through fourth grade. on June 3 at…

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Rubio named intern at The Slatonite

The Slatonite welcomes Adán Rubio as its summer intern. He is a junior at Tech University, majoring in journalism and pursuing a minor in general business. “Working at the Slatonite, I hope to gain more skills in the field of journalism that I can use in my future career. I am grateful for this opportunity…

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Harvey House to host Bingo

Slaton Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave, will host Bingo Night Saturday (June 8) at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $30 for eight games, with three cards per game. There will also be pizza, salad and dessert, drinks, and a silent auction. For information, call 828-5900.

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Slaton, Ransom Canyon see decline in sales tax rebates

The City of Slaton saw a decrease in its sales tax rebate compared to the previous year’s month totals. Slaton received $65,860.05 in May, a 5.07 percent decrease from May 2018. Year-to-date, Slaton has received rebates totaling $268,567.85, a 5.49 percent increase from the 2018 year-to-date total of $254,583.37. Post and Ransom Canyon, saw decreases…

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Ransom Canyon dedicates new bridge crossing stream

By Ron Cox Slatonite Correspondent A long sought dream came true last Sunday (June 2) when the newly built suspension bridge across the stream dividing the north and south side of the canyon was dedicated. Three concerned citizens decided the bridge would be a real benefit to Ransom Canyon residents. These citizens called themselves “The…

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Movies on the Wall begins season; changes in schedule announced

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Legacy Park was loud with laughter, music and fun Saturday (June 1) during the opening night of Movies on the Wall. Guests practiced their roping skills, played games of cornhole, danced to “Baby Shark” and other hits, or just relaxed and visited. As the sun set, they went to their…

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City mourns deaths of Mayor, Commissioner

The City of Slaton lost two members within days of each other. Mayor D.W. “Dubbin” Englund died Tuesday (May 28) James A. “Buster” Tucker, Commissioner Ward IV, passed away May 23. “It is with great sadness that the City of Slaton announces the loss of two long-time city leaders, Mayor D.W. Englund and City Commissioner…

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SHS Class of 2019 celebrates 12 years of hard work, success

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Tears of joy, happiness and accomplishment were shed Thursday (May 23) as the more than 80 graduates of the Slaton High School Class of 2019 tossed their mortarboards into the air. Prior to commencements, the students came out with roses to present to family members, thanking them for their years…

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