Updates and Breaking News

2016 Sandyland Ag Conference Slated for Feb. 23 in Seminole

The Seminole community will once again play host to an area agricultural meeting, according to officials with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the 2016 Sandyland Agricultural Conference will be held at the Gaines County Civic Building, which will focus on various agricultural topics which is slated to include: Peanut and Cotton Disease Management and Production, Weed Resistance in Sandy Soils/New Cotton Technology and Spray Concerns, Pesticide-Free Marketing Outlook and Strategies, Nematodes, IPM Strategies and Applied Research Trials and Results.  Other topics include Insect Pest Management, Pesticide Applicator License Requirements, Pesticide Laws and Regulations, and industry updates.…

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Seminole Council to Consider ‘No Cell Phone’ Ordinance for SISD School Zones

A proposed ordinance banning the use of a wireless communication device in a designated Seminole ISD school zone will be considered by members of the Seminole City Council Monday evening, according to an agenda obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

The ordinance is one of four business items slated to be discussed by the seven-member municipal panel in their regular, semi-monthly meeting, which is slated for a 7 p.m.…

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Shain Crowned 2016 Seminole Elementary Spelling Bee Champion

The Seminole Elementary 2016 Spelling Bee was held Wed., Jan. 27 at Seminole Elementary Multipurpose Room.

When the Bee was complete Londyn Shain, a 4th grader, came out on top as the Elementary Champion; Dylan Wiebe was runner-up.

Fourth grade individual placements were: 1st place – Londyn Shain; 2nd Place  –  Daniel Lapusan, 3rd Place   –  Heidy Friessen, 4th Place   –  Jacob Crothers, 5th Place   –  Kamdyn Garcia, 6th Place   – Chloe Guenther.…

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Sports Updates

New Wigwam Stadium Playing Surface Slated for February Install

A new playing surface for Seminole ISD’s Wigwam Stadium is slated to be installed in mid-February, according to school district administration officials on Friday.
Jesse Greenfield, Director of Operations for SISD, confirmed officials with FieldTurf — A Tarket Sports Company — will be in Seminole on Feb. 15 to begin the process of removing the current playing surface and installing the new 83,852 sq ft surface approved by Seminole ISD Board Trustees in their Dec.…

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2016 Seminole Youth Soccer League Registration Underway

Registration is currently underway for the 2016 Seminole Youth Soccer Association’s spring league.

The league is open for local girls and boys, Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade, according to league organizers.

Registration forms can be picked up at Brown’s Ace Hardware, 119 E. Ave. A, and must be returned back to the retailer by March 1.…

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2016 Cal Ripken Baseball League Registration Underway

Registration forms are currently available for the Seminole Cal Ripken youth baseball league, according to local league organizers earlier this week.

Forms may be obtained at Brown’s Ace Hardware, 119 E. Ave. A in Seminole, or at any Seminole ISD campus office.

Application deadline is Feb. 27, and there is a fee of $65 per child ($35 for siblings after the first child registered).…

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Area News

Seminole Jr. High Honor Band Places at All Region

HONOR BAND
Members of the Seminole Jr. High Honor Band participated with the ATTSSB All Region Middle School Honor Band held on Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30 at the Lubbock Civic Center along with other area school band students. Placing in the All Region Band were (in no particular order): Whitlee Tate, clarinet; Aaron Salazar, clarinet; Marcela Guevara, clarinet, Kaylee Garcia, clarinet, Itzel Quinonez, alto sax, Miguel Arreola, alto sax, Kevin Gasca, bari sax, Jaedyn Gates, French horn, Ariel Wiebe, trombone, Kolten Sinclair, baritone, Anthony Wilson, tuba, Nathan Gates, tuba and Ember Webb, percussion.…

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Shain Places First at SISD Spelling Bee

The Seminole Elementary 2016 Spelling Bee was held Wed., Jan. 27 at Seminole Elementary Multipurpose Room.

When the Bee was complete Londyn Shain, a 4th grader, came out on top as the Elementary Champion; Dylan Wiebe was runner-up.

Fourth grade individual placements were: 1st place – Londyn Shain; 2nd Place  –  Daniel Lapusan, 3rd Place   –  Heidy Friessen, 4th Place   –  Jacob Crothers, 5th Place   –  Kamdyn Garcia, 6th Place   – Chloe Guenther.…

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Gaines County Public Records — Feb. 7

Marriage Licenses

Robert Martin Shirley, 54 and Kathleen G. Horn, 54.

County Court Filings

State of Texas vs. Samuel White, IV, theft of property.

State of Texas vs. Pete M. Reimer, traffic.

State of Texas vs. Demarcus Allen David, traffic.

State of Texas vs. Lacey Baker, theft by check.

State of Texas vs.…

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