Local Leaders Warn of Firework Use this Independence Day Holiday

June 23, 2017

As the 10-day period related to the sale of fireworks in association with the Independence Day Holiday began Saturday, Gaines County leaders are urging county residents to use “extreme caution” in their use of the annual July 4th tradition.

“With it being as hot and dry as it has been the past few weeks, we’d like to get the word out to residents about the potential fire dangers associated with fireworks,” said Robert Barrett, Gaines County Emergency Management Coordinator.…

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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to release the proposal Thursday.…

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Huggins’ Work to be Displayed at Texas Masters of Fine Art, Craft Exhibition

May 4, 2017

KERRVILLE — Seminole artist Jammey Huggins will be a featured artist in the upcoming, 14th annual Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Invitational Exhibition, slated to be held Memorial Day weekend in Kerrville.

A Seminole native, Huggins has had a life-long interest in Western and Native American memorabilia. She tries to portray the culture and history of the Southwest in her sculpture and paintings, imbuing a sense of the mystical spirit of the West and Native America.…

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Seagraves HS Students Experience ‘Shattered Dreams’ Scenario

April 28, 2017

SEAGRAVES — Led by Seagraves Police Chief Scott McAuley, Seagraves and Gaines County First Responders — along with several other players in the area of emergency management and 10 or so student actors, pulled out all stops Wednesday in portraying a drama that would follow an underaged drunk driving accident in which fatalities were involved.…

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Phones and social media turn consumers into whistleblowers

April 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Look out, Corporate America. Customers armed with smartphones and video cameras are watching when you screw up.

The viral video of a ticketed passenger dragged forcefully off a United flight is only the latest example of bad behavior exposed in the age of social media.

In February, Uber came under fire after a driver posted video of CEO Travis Kalanick berating him.…

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Small Business Spotlight: The Pink Castle

April 6, 2017

Martha Friesen operates the Pink Castle at 408 SW Ave. G. She was born in Mexico but came to Seminole when she was nine-years-old. Her father was Jake Peters, who, sadly, is now deceased. Her mother, Elizabeth Bergen, has re-married and they live in  Seminole.

In 2014 Martha and her husband Pete Friesen bought the sno-cone stand which had been in business at this location on near the intersection of S.W.…

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Seminole’s ‘Blessing Box’ Offers a Hand Up to Those in Need

April 6, 2017

Seminole has never been a community that shies away from charitable giving. It is also a town with residents who seem to have a knack for finding creative new ways to provide for those in need, whether it originates in the church or community organization, or with the individual.

One of those new ideas is one that is about as simple and straightforward as giving can get.…

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Over There: WWI innovations still with us a century later

April 6, 2017

Machine guns. Tanks. Chemical weapons. Warplanes. Submarines. Trench coats. Wristwatches.

Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, and some of the innovations that were developed or came into wide use during the conflict are still with us today.

America entered nearly three years after the war began, joining Britain, France and Russia in the fight against Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.…

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‘Smokers’ Opens S. Main Location in Seminole

April 3, 2017

Dawn Pinson was driving through  Seminole on her way to and from her home in Andrews to Lubbock when she spotted an empty building which she thought might be a good spot for a business she was wanting to establish in Seminole like the one she worked at in Andrews.

She was able to buy the building, but then her plans were set back because of medical problems.…

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‘Colors from Nature’ Program Given to Seminole Garden Club Members

March 24, 2017

Seminole Garden Club met Wednesday, March 13 at 11:45 a.m. at the Community Chapel Garden Club, Doss Foundation.

A St. Patrick’s Day luncheon was hosted by Susan Wiebe and Shirley Jameson. Keeping with the St. Patrick’s theme, various salads, tea and coffee, with Key Lime pie for dessert was served from a white linen covered buffet, centered with green containers of shamrocks.…

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