Seminole/Gaines County News

Hospital Board to Consider Furniture Bids Monday PM

Seminole Hospital District Board Trustees are anticipated to review and consider furniture bids for the third floor of their new medical facility addition to the Memorial Hospital campus on Monday evening, according to an business agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel.

Monday’s consideration is one of six business items set to be considered by members of the SHD’s Board of Directors in a 7 p.m.…

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Seminole ISD Education Foundation Receives Major ‘Founders Campaign’ Contributions

A pair of Seminole businesses have offered significant financial contributions to the newly formed Seminole ISD Education Foundation, all in part of the non-profit organization’s “Founder’s Campaign” fund raiser.

Officials with the Seminole branch of First United Bank recently presented a donation of $25,000 to the SEF, while Moore-Haralson Insurance Agency of Seminole presented a $10,000 monetary donation.…

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Jackson, Caffey Named to Top Chamber Civic Honors

Seminole ISD Athletic Director Kent Jackson struggled to find the words of acknowledgement he wished to express those in attendance of Wednesday afternoon’s Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce membership banquet.

However, his emotions spoke volumes of his gratitude, as the native-raised veteran coach of three-plus decades was named the 2017 “Citizen of the Year.”

“It would take me forever to thank all of those who have an impact on my life, but I will thank God, because He is the one who makes things possible,” said Jackson in his address to the roughly 150 Seminole business leaders and guests in attendance for Wednesday’s banquet, held at the Gaines County Civic Building.…

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Associated Press News

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

Donald Trump Jr.’s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after The Atlantic first reported them Monday.…

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Trump faces new challenges in tax overhaul, Alabama race

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump headed home Tuesday buoyed by an Asia tour he called “tremendously successful,” but he’ll face immediate challenges with the Republican tax overhaul and the party meltdown in Alabama over a Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.

Underscoring the sharp political stakes for Trump, who lacks a major legislative achievement after nearly 10 months in office, Trump will meet with House Republicans on Thursday ahead of an expected vote on the tax overhaul legislation.…

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IS militants evacuate last stronghold in Syria to government

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war monitor says Islamic State militants have withdrawn from their last stronghold following a government offensive.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces and allied troops, including Iraqi fighters, are combing Boukamal, a strategic town on the border with Iraq, on Thursday after IS militants withdrew.…

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Gaines Library to Host Needle Art Event Thursday

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TxDOT Working to Locate Utilities in Seminole

LUBBOCK — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has started work on a project to locate utilities on US 62/385 in the city of Seminole.

Contractor H.W. Lochner was scheduled to begin work Tuesday, according to a press release issued by TxDOT officials from the Lubbock regional office. The project limits begin at the US 62/US 180 intersection and continue north two miles.…

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SEDC: Workforce Training Courses Being Eyed in Seminole Through OC

In an effort to further develop the available workforce within the Seminole and Gaines County, the Seminole Economic Development Corp. has reached a “memo of understanding” with Odessa College for the possible offering of specialized training and workforce development education training.

If minimal enrollment requirements are met, courses could be held in the Seminole community as early as January 2018, according to SEDC officials in an announcement issued last week.…

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