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GasBuddy: Consumers Projected to Spend More on Fuel in 2018

January 5, 2018

Vehicle owners are anticipated to spend a little more this calendar year in fueling expenses, according to a 2018 Fuel Price Outlook study released by a national fuel overwatch group earlier this week.

According to fuel insiders at GasBuddy, Americans are projected to see an average rise of 19-cents per gallon for fuel in 2018 in comparison to last year.…

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Ordonez Becomes First Baby of 2018 for Memorial Hospital

January 3, 2018

The first baby of the 2018 calendar year was born New Years Day at Seminole’s Memorial Hospital, according to Seminole Hospital District officials on Tuesday.

Emiliana Maite Ordonez arrived at 3.22 AM on January 1. She is the daughter of Uriel and Yesenia Ordonez of Andrews. At birth, Emiliana weighed 7.5 pounds and was 20.25 inches in length at birth, according to information provided by the Ordonez family. 

The first child of Uriel and Yesenia, Emiliana was delivered by Seminole Hospital District Dr.…

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Answering the Call: Seminole Midwife Offers Services for Unique Birthing Experience

January 3, 2018

Helena Schmitt, a resident of Seminole, was living in Kansas several years back when she felt a strong tug on her heart to join a profession she had not considered before. “This was never what I had envisioned,” Schmitt said.  She struggled for a year with the decision, made up her  mind to follow God’s call, and,174 births later, it is a choice she has not regretted.…

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New Year’s Resolution: Weight Loss is ‘A Life Commitment’

December 29, 2017

It does not take long to spot director Jerrold Hill at the M.S. Doss Fitness Center.  Keeping up with him, however, is a different story.

Assisting a member on a circuit machine and motivating an exercise class at the same time is not an easy task, but Hill handles it like a pro.  While currently working with dedicated participants at the facility, the former track and football star is also looking forward to hosting new members in 2018.…

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‘Give a Child a Smile’ Program Assists 31 Local At-Need Families

December 20, 2017

Thirty-one at-need Gaines County families, including around 100 youth under the age of 12, were bestowed some Christmas season blessings last weekend, thanks-in-part to the Seminole Optimist Club’s annual  “Give a Child a Smile” program.

Food boxes, donated clothing and coats, refurbished and new bicycles, and new and used toys were distributed last Saturday afternoon at the Gaines County Civic Building in Seminole.…

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Cruz Wins’ ‘Seminole’s Got Talent’ Competition

December 11, 2017

Kamryn Cruz, an 18-year-old resident of Brownfield, was named winner in the finale of “Seminole’s Got Talent” finale Saturday night, following competition and judging held at the Seminole Community Center.  

Cruz is currently attending South Plains College to pursue a career in nursing but took time out of her busy schedule to wow the audience with two outstanding vocals which netted her the grand prize of $500.…

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More Texans may be left without health insurance after end of open enrollment

December 11, 2017

Open enrollment for health care under former President Barack Obama’s health care law ends Dec. 15, and while current Texas enrollment numbers are up from this time last year, new restrictions under the Trump administration may mean more uninsured Texans.

Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals who are not insured through an employer can buy plans through the federal government during the open enrollment period.…

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Seminole HS’ Winfrey Wins State FFA Competition, Qualifies for Nationals

December 8, 2017

There are many important components within the National FFA Organization, however, people often associate the program with only livestock shows and agriculture. Carly Winfrey, a junior at Seminole High School, knows that FFA is a avenue to so much more.

Under the division of Student Leadership in the organization, participants have the opportunity to compete in a large number of contests which include: Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development; Creed Speaking, Employment Skills, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure, and Prepared Public Speaking.…

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Capturing Their Hearts

November 30, 2017

Seminole ISD Implements Outreach Program Between Students, Staff

With the implementation of a new program, “Capturing Kids’ Hearts,” three Seminole school campuses are experiencing a major improvement in behavior, management, and engagement.  

According to Seminole Independent School District (SISD) superintendent Gary Laramore, 120 area teachers received training this summer in a process that is being used across the country to assist teachers in achieving success in their classrooms.…

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Where Music Meets Art

November 30, 2017

Former Seminole Resident Crafts Custom Guitars

LUBBOCK — Standing in the large kitchen of his spacious new home in southeast Lubbock, Tatum Ruthardt is in a zone.

The fingers of his right hand are dancing spider-like in a fingerpicking style on the six strings of a flawless new guitar, while his left hand expertly works the neck.…

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