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Man, Woman, Boss of Year nominations being accepted

The Slaton Chamber of Commerce will be conducting its Annual Awards Banquet this year after it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID concerns. It is currently accepting applications for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Boss of the Year. Nominations may be submitted to Slaton Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 400,…

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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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Tigers lose to Shallowater, 42-6 to end District play

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Slaton Tigers knew it’d be a tough battle to defeat the No. 3 State ranked Shallowater Mustangs Friday evening (Oct. 30). While they didn’t succeed in breaking Shallowater’s perfect streak, losing 42-6 in their last District game of the season, Head Coach Lawrence Johnson had nothing but positive things…

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Eagles swoop back from fall, defeat Coahoma 26-20

By Melissa McCaghren Slatonite GM The Roosevelt Eagles came back from a slight stumble in their playoff quest to defeat the Coahoma Bulldogs 26-20 in a tough District match. The team is now 3-1 in District. Head Coach Matt Landers was impressed with how his team bounced back from their first loss of the season…

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Slaton, Roosevelt to compete in Regionals

Tiger Cross Country runners prepare for Regional meet By Melissa McCaghren  Slatonite GM The Slaton Cross Country boys team and Mary Jo Parker, Regional qualifiers, will be competing in the Regional meet Monday (Nov. 9) at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. It has been a couple of weeks since the District runner-up boys team and…

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