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September, 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        Local and area agricultural producers will have the opportunity on Monday to attend a morning tour of field crops and an afternoon presentation about the farm bill. 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        Students at Lamesa High School had their school day shortened considerably on Friday, as an electrical power outage resulted in that school dismissing students about two hours after the first class period started. 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        Volunteer workers with the 2014 Dawson County United Fund campaign are contacting local businesses and employees to seek financial donations that will benefit three local non-profit organizations. 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        An informal meeting was coordinated this past week between the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce, various stakeholders in the community, and representatives from GE, Mars and Sumitomo in regard to the Mesquite Creek Wind, LLC, project in eastern Dawson County near the caprock. 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        Proceedings in the 106th District Court, which had been scheduled for this Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lamesa, have been canceled. 
  • Animal Rescues
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Firefighter Stephen Marquez is pictured below getting ready earlier this month to release a duck back into the Lamesa Boys and Girls Club Lake. The duck was rescued from the lake by firefighters, the city animal control officer and a citizen with a boat after it was seen having trouble walking because a discarded fishing line had become wrapped tightly around its leg.   (Photo courtesy of Missi Culp) 

Inside News

  • "Fill The Boot" Funds
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    Lamesa Fire-Rescue presented a check for more than $5,500 to Katherine Cuellar with the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) in Midland, which represents 83 counties including Dawson County. The money was raised by local firefighters during a “Fill the Boot” campaign held on Saturday, Aug. 30, near Claiborne’s Thriftway and United Supermarkets. Cuellar said this was the 60th year that the “Fill the Boot” campaign had been coordinated by firefighters all over the United States to raise money for MDA. The International Association of Fire Fighters is the largest sponsor of MDA’s Labor Day Telethon. “We are so grateful for their help every year,” Cuellar said. Firefighters pictured with Cuellar at the check presentation are (from left) Jason Wiley, Emilio Barrientes, Volunteer Fire Chief Steven Archer, Raymond Garcia and Fire Chief Larry Duyck.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        It appears that horizontal drilling for oil quickly is becoming popular in southwestern Dawson County. 
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM
        With only four voting locations open and all voting done with electronic ballots on Sept. 9, it took less than five minutes this past Thursday for local county officials to canvass the results of that Special Election. 


  • Golden Tor gridders fall hard to Eagles
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 AM

    It did not take long on Friday night at Seagraves to see that Eagle senior star running back Cory Kyle was everything that he is cracked up to be – maybe even then some.


  • Friday, September 19, 2014 8:47 PM

    Seagraves 50, Lamesa 7

    Borden County 36, New Home 6

    Meadow 56, Dawson 8 (Game was stopped with around three minutes remaining in the third quarter on six-man football's 45-point mercy rule.)

    Klondike 52, Trent 6 (Game was stopped with 6:34 remaining in the third quarter on six-man football's 45-point mercy rule.)

    O'Donnell 66, Lubbock Titans 20 (Game, which was played on Thursday night, was stopped with 5:08 remaining in the fourth quarter on six-man football's 45-point mercy rule.)

  • Golden Tor volleyballers keep getting tuned up
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Golden Tornado volleyballers are now just over a week away from beginning what these Lamesa High School spikers are hoping will be another playoff push.
Animal Rescues
Lamesa Fire-Rescue has been called upon at least twice in the past two weeks to rescue some animals that had gotten into potentially dangerous situations. Firefighter Jamie Pierce is shown holding an iguana that was spotted this past week climbing a tree in the 500 block of North 21st Street. Firefighter Emilio Barrientes said the iguana ran back down the tree when firefighters approached it, so they really did not have to “rescue” it from the tree. (Photo courtesy of Emilio Barrientes/Lamesa Fire-Rescue)


  • Elva Molina Vaca
    Monday, September 22, 2014 5:07 PM
        Funeral services for Elva Molina Vaca, 59, a longtime resident of Odessa, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa. 
  • William Don Sheen
    Monday, September 22, 2014 3:19 PM
        William Donald Sheen, 81, of Lamesa, Texas died on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on March 31, 1933 in Montague County, Texas to William David and Eva Dell (Dunn) Sheen. 
  • Martha Rundell
    Monday, September 22, 2014 3:16 PM
        Martha Rundell, 74, of Plainview, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Plainview. 
  • Irene Walton
    Friday, September 19, 2014 5:06 PM
        Irene J. Walton of Lamesa passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 92. She was born on August 24, 1922 in Mangum, Oklahoma to Grover and Elsie (Davis) Pate. On June 2, 1940 Irene married C.B. “Buddy” Walton in Lamesa. Irene was a former member at Bryan Street Baptist Church in Lamesa. She was a loving homemaker, enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. 
  • Olen Ray Bullard
    Friday, September 19, 2014 3:02 PM
        Olen Ray Bullard, 94, of Lamesa, Texas died on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on December 25, 1919 in Rains County, Texas to A.F. and Mary (Phillips) Bullard.