Seminole/Gaines County News

Area’s Population Growth Reflected in Recent Report

Population growth within the Permian Basin region, thanks in part to a steady oil production economy, was recently reflected in a recent national study.

According to WalletHub, a website specializing in financial advice, Midland ranked as the fourth fastest-growing mid-sized city in the United States, in a study of 515 U.S.…

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Seminole Hospital Board to Consider Smoking, Dress Code Policies Monday

A pair of policy considerations will be placed before members of the Seminole Hospital District’s Board of Directors, according to a business agenda observed by the Seminole Sentinel on Friday.

The considerations are two of seven agenda action items set to be faced by the seven-member board as part of their regular monthly meeting, scheduled for a 7 p.m.…

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Fall Festival Scheduled for Oct. 27, 28 at Doss City Park

Fall is in the air, and it is a reminder to Rachel Hernandez that the time is drawing near for her third special event of the year in Gaines County, the first annual “Seminole Fall Festival.”

The event is slated for Oct. 27 and 28 at the M.S. Doss City Park.…

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Associated Press News

Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made.

Steady winds with gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph) with nearly non-existent humidity are expected to descend on the areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.…

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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday.

U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network in Pakistan.…

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House set to pass $36.5B for hurricane, wildfire relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump’s request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.

Thursday’s hurricane aid package totals $36.5 billion and sticks close to a White House request, ignoring — for now — huge demands from the powerful Florida and Texas delegations, who together pressed for some $40 billion more.…

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Free News Briefs

NWS: Cold Front Anticipated to Pass Late Saturday, Early Sunday

After a recent round of above-average temperatures on Thursday and Friday of this week, another fall cold front is anticipated to roll through the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico region late Saturday and early Sunday morning.

A front which could bring another chance of precipitation to the region, according to the latest forecast models from the National Weather Service’s Midland and Lubbock regional offices.…

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Gaines Friends of the Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale Slated Next Week

The Friends of the Gaines County Library System will be hosting their annual Fall Book Sale this coming Thursday through Saturday, at the Gaines County Civic Building in Seminole.

All items in this year’s sale have been donated to the Gaines County Library system within the last year, with over 8,000 books and movies available for purchase.…

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Seminole ISD Gifted, Talented Nomination Applications Currently Available

Nominations for Seminole ISD’s 2017 Gifted and Talented program are currently being accepted and will continue through Nov. 2, according to school officials.  

Professional and parent nomination forms are available in a folder in the front office of each Seminole ISD campus.  Parent nomination forms are in English, German, or Spanish translations.…

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