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Football: Tribe Dominant in Rout Over Lamesa

October 20, 2017

Senior RB Cade Barnard rushed for 133 yards and three scores on an evening where the Seminole Indians meticulously controlled the clock and the pace of Friday evening’s 38-6 District 2-4A, Div. II win over the Lamesa Golden Tornadoes in play held at Wigwam Stadium.

Seminole (7-1 overall, 4-0 in 2-4A, DII) racked up 408 yards in total offense — averaging 6.9 yards per play — while allowing Lamesa (3-4 overall, 0-2 in 2-4A, DII) to garner 181 yards in total offense on a night where the Indian defense held the Golden Tors to -21 yards on the ground.…

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Gaines’ September Unemployment Rate Quoted at 2.8-Percent

October 20, 2017

Gaines County’s jobless rate dipped below the 3-percent mark for the first time in 30 months, as officials with the Texas Workforce Commission released their monthly employment figures in a press release issued Friday morning.

For September 2017, Gaines County boasted a 2.8-percent unemployment rate, which was down from August 2017’s former calendar year low rate of 3.2-percent.…

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Dist. 19 Democratic Candidate, Epstein, Leaves 2018 Race

October 19, 2017

LUBBOCK — One U.S. District 19 Congressional candidate on the Democratic Party side has withdrawn his name from consideration and is tossing his support to a fellow candidate, according to a press release obtained by the Seminole Sentinel on Thursday.

Dan Epstein, PhD announced Thursday he was no longer seeking Texas’ 19th Congressional Seat — currently held by Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Lubbock) — in a press conference held at the Lubbock County Democratic Party offices.…

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Revamped Employee Dress Code Policy to be Implemented for Seminole Hospital District

October 19, 2017

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, employees of the Seminole Hospital District will work under a revised dress code policy, which was approved by a majority vote of the SHD’s Board of Directors this past Monday evening.

Following a roughly 45-minute discussion on the issue, SHD Board Directors voted 6-1 in favor of the administration-proposed policy, with SHD Board Vice President Blaine Nichols serving as the lone descending vote.…

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Seminole Hospital Board Tables Decision on Campuswide Ban of Tobacco, Nicotine Use

October 19, 2017

Seminole Hospital District Directors tabled a quest from SHD Administration officials on Monday evening, requesting to implement a “Tobacco and Nicotine Free” policy for the district’s sprawling Seminole campus.

The decision came after nearly an hour-long discussion on the subject matter by SHD Board Directors, Administration officials and staff members in attendance for the board’s regular monthly meeting, held at Seminole’s Memorial Hospital campus.…

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Seminole Fuel Prices 43-Cents Above Texas AAA’s Weekly Average

October 19, 2017

COPPELL – Fuel prices in the Seminole community continued to average at $2.69 per gallon on Thursday at most local, commercial locations, which is 43-cents higher than Texas’ statewide gas price average  of $2.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

This week’s Texas AAA average price is six cents less than last week’s report and is 22 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.…

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Veterans Day Ceremony Slated for Nov. 11 at Gaines Veterans Memorial

October 19, 2017

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Veterans Day — Saturday, Nov. 11 — at the Gaines County Veterans Memorial, according to local event organizers in information recently provided to the Seminole Sentinel.

Texas Dist. 83 State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) will serve as the guest speaker in the event, which is open to the general public.…

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Seminole’s Downtown Christmas Lights To Be Upgraded

October 19, 2017

With a vote by the Seminole City Council at City Hall on Monday night, Seminole’s downtown area and the new Community Center will have a different look when the lights come on this Christmas. The new lighting system, focusing more on color than traditional design, will be a departure from what area residents have become accustomed to.…

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2017 Seminole Chamber Banquet Slated for Nov. 15

October 19, 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 15 has been tabbed as the official date of the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Membership Banquet, in a release of information this week.

This year’s program, entitled “The Changing Seasons of Seminole,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gaines County Civic Building in Seminole.…

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Volleyball: Maidens Move to 8-0 in 2-4A Play Tuesday

October 18, 2017

The Seminole Maidens continued to roll through the 2-4A volleyball landscape Tuesday evening, as SHS defeated the Brownfield Lady Cubs in straight sets at the Seminole High School Gymnasium.

Maiden senior Taylor Roberts finished with a game high 15 kills and added in 10 digs to lead SHS to a 25-19, 25-13, 25-16 victory over the Lady Cubs.…

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