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Council hears presentation on grants, items

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The City of Slaton Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a submission of a Community Development Block Grant Cares Act Application to help the Slaton Senior Citizens Center Monday evening (Jan. 10) during its monthly meeting. Jake McAdams with public management said this was the final action to allow them to…

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A historic moment

The Roosevelt High School Cheerleaders hoist the State Semifinal football trophy as guests and the team listen to Principal Tim Crane list the football team’s accomplishments Monday morning (Jan. 10) during its medal ceremony. For more information, including more photos from the ceremony and a story, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite. (Slatonite…

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Flying Scotsman photographer visits Slaton

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Bill Wagner remembers the time the Flying Scotsman visited Slaton. He even remembers the meals he ate as a broke 21-year-old college student, including the time he and a friend were in Slaton looking at the train. Ketchup and bread sandwiches. “My buddy and I were out of money so…

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Slaton High brings old traditions back to gymnasium

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton High School Gymnasium looked a little bit different when fans returned home to watch the teams take on the Roosevelt Eagles Tuesday evening (Jan. 4). (See story, page 4) Posters of each player, team photos and new signs adorn the walls. Athletic Director Lawrence Johnson said this is…

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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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Bingo, Burgers to be conducted May 14

The Slaton Senior Citizens Center will be conducting Bingo and Burgers Friday (May 14) at the Center 230 W. Lynn St. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with burgers cooked by the Slaton Lions Club. Suggested donation is $6 per burger and are available to go. Bingo will be conducted from about 6-7:30 p.m.…

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Resident earns spot in TTU Accelerator program

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Cory Roof loves his fresh vegetables. That said, there are 58 counties in Texas that are considered food deserts. A total of 54 of those counties are in West Texas. “When I first went into food production as a career, it was kind of always needling me, kind of in…

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Softball run rules Tulia 27-4, nears 2nd round of District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM Tigerette softball had a short week, but big win in their quest for a District Championship. The team defeated the Tulia Lady Hornets 27-4 last Tuesday (March 22) in Tulia. Head Coach Brandon Langston said the start of the game was a bit rough, but lead to a strong finish.…

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South Plains Vet to conduct drive-thru rabies clinic Feb. 27

South Plains Veterinary Clinic will be hosting a drive-thru rabies clinic on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Buffalo Springs Lake from 1-2 p.m. People will drive through the gates, the technician will get the animal out the car, a doctor will give the vaccinations and a tech will load the animal back in the car. Once…

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Tigers, Eagles end seasons in Bi-District

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers and Roosevelt Eagles had many challenges over the season to vie for a spot in playoffs. Both advanced to Bi-District however, with Slaton playing Bushland and Roosevelt facing Spearman. While both teams’ seasons ended in that first round, both coaches said there were a lot of memories…

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