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Gaines Commissioners Adopt FY 2018 Tax Rate

September 15, 2017

Gaines County Commissioners adopted their proposed total taxing rate of 59.3967-cents per $100 valuation to fund the entity’s recently adopted 2018 fiscal year budget, in a Friday morning special meeting held at the Gaines County Courthouse.

The FY 2018 fiscal year tax rate, according to Seminole Sentinel statistics, is down FY 2017 budget tax rate of 60.5445-cents per $100 valuation.…

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Gaines 4-H to Host Sept. 23 Shooting Sports Meeting

September 14, 2017

All third through 12th grade Gaines County youth interested in participating in trap and skeet shooting events through the Gaines County 4-H are encouraged to attend a Sept. 23 meet-and-greet.

The meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Gaines County 4-H Shooting range, located off of CR 216, roughly two miles west of U.S.…

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Details of Seminole HS’ 2017 Homecoming Parade Released

September 14, 2017

Details of the 2017 Seminole High School homecoming parade have been released by SHS officials ahead of Thursday’s planned event.

The theme for the 2017 SHS Homecoming parade is: “All Roads Lead to Home — Texas.”

As in years past, the 2017 SHS Homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. from the back (south) parking lot of the

Seminole High School campus.…

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Near 100-Degree Temps Anticipated for Area Thursday

September 14, 2017

NWS: Slight Chance of Thunderstorms Possible Thursday, Increasing Chances Friday

MIDLAND — An upper level,  high pressure system anticipated to pass over the West Texas region on Thursday is anticipated to lead to temperatures around 10 degrees warmer than normal, according to forecast models from the National Weather Service’s regional offices in Midland and Lubbock.…

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New Fan, Community Experience to Come to Wigwam Friday Nights

September 12, 2017

Live, outdoor sporting events and the act of tailgating are an inseparable duo.

From the youth ranks on up through the professional levels of play, it is common to see smoke billowing from a wood-fired grill, portable awnings sprawled across parking lots and people mingling about with paper plates full of finger foods and the sorts in their hands.…

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‘Founder’s Campaign’ Currently Underway for Seminole Education Foundation

September 12, 2017

With just over a year of organizational planning under their belts, the newly formed Seminole ISD Education Foundation has officially kicked off their initial fund raising campaign.

All in the effort to provide monetary support to the Seminole Independent School District at a level above where local taxpayer dollars can reach, and, in an effort to “maintain the community standard and high level of expectation of the Seminole Independent School District.”

Coined as the non-profit group’s “Founder’s Campaign,” donations in the range of $100 to $25,000 are being sought from both those within the business and private sector in this “one-time opportunity.”

Formed in May 2016,  the Seminole ISD Education Foundation was created to give the people in the Seminole community  and others a chance to help assist Seminole ISD in the same special ways that Seminole ISD may have helped them.…

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Seminole Education Foundation to Host Gala Sept. 23

September 12, 2017

In association with the 2017 Seminole ISD all-school, triennial “Great Comeback” festivities, the Seminole ISD Education Foundation will be hosting a fund raising gala on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 23, at the City of Seminole’s Community Center.

Hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting, a silent and live auction and live entertainment are anticipated to be featured in the gala, according to event organizers.…

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Hospital District Hosting 1st Public Hearing Over Proposed FY 2018 Tax Rate Monday PM

September 8, 2017

The first of two public hearings this week over a proposed 43.5809-cent per $100 valuation tax rate for the district’s upcoming 2018 fiscal year, will be held on Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the Seminole Hospital District’s Boardroom, located on the campus of Memorial Hospital.

SHD officials recently proposed the 43.5809-cent taxing rate for the upcoming FY 2018 budget cycle, according to documentation recently provided by the Gaines County Appraisal District, is 4.494765-percent above the district’s proposed effective tax rate for FY 2018, which was quoted at being 41.7063-cents per $100 valuation.…

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Gaines, Area Farmers Can Measure Peanut Maturity in Tuesday Seminar

September 7, 2017

A Tuesday morning seminar featuring information on when is the right time to dig peanuts will be presented to Gaines County area farmers, according to officials with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Gaines County office.

The meeting, which will be held in the livestock barn area of the Gaines County Civic Building, will be held from 9 a.m.…

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Heifer Show Tags Must be Purchased by Friday, Sept. 15

September 7, 2017

To show heifers at any major livestock show in the State of Texas, or the upcoming 2018 Gaines County Junior Livestock Show in January,  junior showmen are required to  order validation tags, according to a press release issued by the Gaines County AgriLife Extension Service.  “Please contact your FFA supervisor or your County Extension Agent by Friday, Sept.…

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