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Schilling places 5th at State Fair of Texas

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton FFA member Grant Schilling received top honors at the State Fair of Texas, placing fifth and making the sale this year. He placed in the heavy weight exotic class, one of 16 in the event. Top five steers make the sale. Schiling said he was excited to earn the…

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Cotton ginning season begins, 1st bale winner announced

From Staff Reports The 2021 cotton harvest and bailing season has started its run. Six gins – Slaton Co-op (now called WesTex Co-op Gin), Acuff-McClung, Texas Star Co-op, Idalou, Lubbock Cotton Growers and New Home started earlier this month. Posey Gin closed its business down earlier this year. Ginners are hoping or a better season…

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Oktoberfest to be conducted Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The annual Oktoberfest will be conducted Saturday (Oct. 16) at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Bulk sausage sales will be from 9-11 a.m. and feature three different flavors of sausage. It will be cured and vacuumed sealed. Cash, check and card will be accepted, but cash is preferred as there are…

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Harvey House names new manager

The Harvey House announced that Susan Bailey has been hired as the new manager.  She is replacing Lynn Melton, who recently returned to Slaton ISD. Susan was formerly Volunteer Director at University Medical Center, working with more than 500 volunteers every semester.  She also has extensive experience in planning special events. “I am humbled to…

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Locals win honors at South Plains Fair

From Staff Reports Exhibitors from all over Lubbock County, including Slaton, participated in the Panhandle South Plains Fair Sept. 24-Oct. 2. Strong crowds filled the fairgrounds both weeks, buoyed by less rule restrictions this year after COVID dampened most of the activities the fair offered in 2020. Last year’s attendance was 107,578, down from 2019’s…

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Slaton ISD in group awarded $12M federal grant

From Staff Reports The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $12 million grant from the federal Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program to partner with the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity and four Texas school districts to increase teacher and school leader effectiveness and improve teaching and…

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Wilson royalty crowned, host bonfire event

Leslie Pantoja and Greg Posada were named Wilson High’s Homecoming Queen and King Friday evening (Oct. 1) at halftime of their game. The team lost 53-6 to Cotton Center. Players and fans also celebrated Homecoming with a carnival and the lighting of the “W” Thursday evening. For more information and photos, please read the Thursday edition…

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Genealogy Society to present Family History Month

October is National Family History Month and The South Plains Genealogy Society is offering multiple opportunities for researching family history. The society will be meeting at Mahon Public Library Saturday (Oct. 9) from 10 a.m. -noon. The speaker will be Sam Ayers, who will discuss his research about the namesakes of Lubbock Independent School District…

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3 honored at Ag, Commerce Luncheon

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Three men in the agricultural and railroad industries were honored for their years of hard work Monday morning (Sept. 27) during the Slaton Ag and Commerce Luncheon at First Baptist Church’s Activity Hall. Honored this year were Stuart Swanner as Farmer of the Year, Arturo Lopez as Farm Hand of…

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Roosevelt royalty crowned, host bonfire event

Roosevelt’s 2021 homecoming king and queen are Alex Trevino and Viviana Duran. The Eagles won their game against the Floydada Whirlwinds 61-0. For story on the game, along with a round up of Slaton sports, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Photo courtesy Christopher Carney)

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