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Program honors veterans’ sacrifices for US

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Veterans from all branches, students and the public were all in attendance to remember those who have and are currently fighting in wars Monday morning (Nov. 11) during  the annual Veterans Day program at the High School. The day marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending…

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Cross Country State qualifiers finish strong in races

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Slaton Cross Country trio Ty Kinch, Alice Cogburn and Mary Jo Parker competed in the State University Scholastic League Cross Country meet Saturday (Nov. 9) at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Though none of the trio came home with a State medal, they all finished in the top third…

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Highway marker dedication for fallen trooper Nov. 21

A marker dedication ceremony honoring State Trooper Jerry Don Davis will be conducted Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Slaton High School Gymnasium, 105 N. 20th St. Davis was killed on U.S. Hwy. 84 in 1980 and fundraisers were conducted to help raise money for the memorial markers. They will be placed on…

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Harlan finishes 6th in FFA nationals

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Wyatt Harlan, a 2019 graduate of Slaton High School, finished sixth out of 45 top competitors in the nation in FFA Employment Skills. He competed the last week in October. The contest consists of steps one takes interviewing and applying for a job, but instead of two weeks, it is…

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Bingo Time

A nearly packed Slaton Harvey House was the site of its annual Fall Bingo event Saturday evening (Nov. 9). Guests enjoyed food, bingo and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the historic building. (Slatonite photo/Melissa McCaghren)

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Military veterans sought to attend programs, events

Slaton High School will present its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the High School Gym. There will also be  a reception immediately following for all veterans and their families.  Those who would like their vet to receive a personal invitation from a SHS student should email the name…

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Clinic receives $5,000 grant to help rebuild business

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Al Bendeck, physician assistant and owner of the  Slaton Family Medical Clinic received a $5,000 grant from Superior HealthPlan Monday afternoon (July 15) at the clinic’s temporary location, Slaton Economic Development Corporation, 109 N. 9th St. The grant will be used toward rebuilding after a June 15 fire destroyed the…

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Cleaning up, moving on from fire

City of Slaton workers continue to remove debris from the site of a June 15 fire that destroyed Klemke’s Sausage Haus and Antique Shop as well as Slaton Family Medical Clinic. The Slaton Bakery will be closed until at least July 11 to finish up cleaning and repairs. For story, featuring comments from all three…

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Tigerette softball camp to be July 16-18

The 2019 Tigerette Softball Camp will be conducted July 16-18 at Trower Field, 1005 Woodrow Road. The camp is for those entering fifth grade through incoming ninth grade. Fifth through seventh grades will attend camp from 8-10 a.m. while eighth and ninth graders’ camp will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Registration cost is $30  and applications…

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Fire destroys 2 long-time businesses

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Two local businesses were destroyed Saturday morning (June 15) when an early morning fire broke out at Klemke’s Sausage Haus, 255 W. Garza St. The Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement that a call came in to the Slaton Police Department Dispatch Center at 2:46 a.m.…

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