Gaines Resident Sworn In to Advocate for Children

March 16, 2017

MIDLAND — The Hon. David Lindemood, of the 318th Family District Court of Midland County swore in 13 volunteers as Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) including Delilah Ingle of Loop, according to a press release issued by CASA officials earlier this week.

Family and friends gathered in the Midland County Courthouse to watch the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interest of the children.  As officers of the court, they ensure that the children’s needs are recognized and best interests are considered both in the courtroom and in the community.…

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Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections.

A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.…

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Halverson Returns For St. Patrick’s Fest

March 14, 2017

Josh Halverson, a 2003 graduate of Seminole High School and a recent finalist on NBC’s “The Voice”, returned to his roots for the first annual “St. Patrick’s Day Fest” last weekend. The 31-year-old singer/songwriter appeared at a reservations-only event at Perika’s Terrace , then took the stage at City Park on Sunday for an hour-long appearance that had been cancelled by inclement weather on Saturday night.…

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Health care overhaul scores early triumph despite opposition

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans scored a pre-dawn triumph Thursday in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but it masked deeper problems as hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the GOP health care drive.

After nearly 18 hours of debate and over two dozen party-line votes, Republicans pushed legislation through the Ways and Means Committee abolishing the tax penalty Obama’s statute imposes on people who don’t purchase insurance and reshaping how millions of Americans buy medical care.…

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In Memoriam: Fallen Soldier, with Seminole Ties, Honored for Service

March 8, 2017

(Editor’s Note: The Seminole Sentinel was granted exclusive permission by the family of Private First Class Jordan Tyler Wilhite to document his funeral, which was held this past Saturday.)

In the early morning hours of last Saturday, while most in town were yet sleeping or perhaps still contemplating the day’s first cup of coffee, a white Cadillac funeral coach  pulled out of the parking area of  Boyer’s Funeral home onto 21st Street.…

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Seminole Garden Club Hosts February Meeting

February 24, 2017

Seminole Garden Club met February 15 at 11:45 a.m. at the Community Chapel Garden Club Doss Foundation.

The noon luncheon, hosted by Kay Gay and assisted by prospective new member, Margie Emig, served chicken salad, tossed green salad, tea and coffee, with brownies and gelatin salad for dessert. The buffet was served from a white linen covered table centered with red roses.…

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Elevating Guns to Art

February 24, 2017

Seminole Alum Finds Love in Gunsmithing

For a young Texas A&M student from Seminole, it was a moment in time at about 2:30 a.m. on November 18, 1999 that set in motion a series of personal decisions that would ultimately lead him on a different course than the one that had brought him to College Station in the first place.…

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Yahoo issues another warning in fallout from hacking attacks

February 16, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users’ data several years ago.

Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been compromised but declined to say how many people were affected.…

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Seminole NHS Students Deliver ‘Chemo-Care’ Bags to Arrington Center

February 14, 2017

Over the past years, one of the more positive aspects of the Seminole Schools experience is a greater focus on community outreach between students and segments of the general population. Such efforts are usually with an emphasis on those who are ailing, or the economically less fortunate.

On Thursday, February 9th, a group of officers and sponsors from Seminole High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society traveled to Lubbock to deliver special “Chemo-Care” packages to patients at the Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center. 

The group appeared at the center on behalf of the approximately 50 members of the society at SHS.…

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Wal-Mart opts for free, faster shipping on necessities

January 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon’s powerful Prime membership success.

The retailer says it will reduce shipping time to two days on 2 million of its most popular items including essentials like diapers and pet food as well hot toys and Electronics.…

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