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January, 2017


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  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:00 AM
        As they have every year since 1951, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lamesa will be mixing up pancake batter by the gallons, flipping thousands of pancakes and cooking hundreds of pounds of bacon and sausage the last Saturday in January.
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:59 AM
        With the ownership and control of Lamesa Memorial Park turned over to Dawson County during a hearing in 106th District Court here this past Wednesday morning, a special called meeting of the Dawson County Commissioners Court has been scheduled this week.
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:58 AM
        Possible adoption of the proposed Desired Future Conditions (DFC) for the Mesa Underground Water Conservation District will be considered when local directors meet this week.


Hands-On Judging
Dawson County 4-H exhibitor Nathaniel Roberts holds his lamb, while show judge Jake Thorne checks the lamb by hands-on judging during Thursday evening’s show ring competition at the 2017 Dawson County Junior Livestock Show. Steer, goats and lambs were exhibited on Thursday evening, while swine were exhibited on Friday in the LeeRoy Colgan Building (the county fair barn). The annual awards presentation and premium auction sale was held on Saturday morning in the Forrest Park Community Center. Complete results of the judging, along with photos of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion entry of each division, may be seen in the printed edition on newsstands. (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter)


  • Jose G. Casarez
    Friday, January 20, 2017 10:52 PM
        A Catholic funeral mass will be celebrated for Jose G. Casarez, age 79, of Lamesa, at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father John Steven Rathinam officiating and assisted by Deacon Daniel Valenzuela.
  • Hubert Stidham
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:06 AM
        Funeral services for William Hubert Stidham, 87, of O’Donnell, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at First Baptist Church in O’Donnell.
  • Dominga T. Barraza
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:47 AM
        Funeral services for Dominga T. Barraza, age 92, of Big Spring, Texas and formerly of Lamesa, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Torres of Big Spring, Texas officiating.
  • Larry 'Coach' Anthony
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:22 AM
        Larry “Coach” Anthony, 76, of Levelland, Texas, has caught his last fish and played his last song on his beloved guitar on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, with his family by his side.
  • Queen Ester Sims
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:14 PM
        Celebration of the life for Queen Ester Sims, 92, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Saint John Baptist Church with Pastor Arvin Medlock officiating.


  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:00 AM
    A start-up meeting for the Dawson County Relay For Life event will be held this coming Tuesday, at 6 p.m., in the Women’s Study Club Building across from Lamesa Municipal Golf Course.

  • Young mother receives kidney due to God’s help
    Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:00 AM
    Sometimes the stars and planets have to align just right. Sometimes a person just needs to know the right person at the right time. 
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:37 PM
    The Lamesa High School cheerleaders were named the top cheerleading squad in the KCBD-TV News Channel 11 Cheer Championship on Tuesday morning.  Sports Director Pete Christy presented the young ladies with a huge trophy, a $3,000 check and each young lady will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation from South Plains College.  Lamesa’s Golden Tor Cheerleaders beat out 79 other squads and received 1,091 votes more than their closest competition.  Lamesa’s Golden Tor Band won the Battle of the Bands in 2012