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Seminole Garden Club’s Yard of the Week — Mike and Terry Elder

June 22, 2018

The home of Seminole residents Mike and Terry Elder has been named as the Seminole’s Garden Club’s most recent Yard of the Week. Located at 211 NW Avenue I, the Elder’s home was originally a beauty shop on 11th Street but was moved to its newest location by the local couple.…

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Seminole HS Friends Earn District FFA, SkillsUSA Leadership Roles

June 22, 2018

As they enter their final year at Seminole High School, two students, seniors Carly Winfrey and Sydney Spence, will do so with the added perspective of new leadership roles and the new responsibilities that come with them. And, as it happens, they are also best friends.

On Thursday, under the guidance of FFA Instructor and mentor Chad Orum, Carly ended a three-day Future Farmers of America (FFA) leadership camp in San Angelo for the area 2 FFA chapter.…

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GOP-Led House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill Proposal Thursday

June 22, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill Thursday that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed by a vote of 213-211. Democrats unanimously opposed the measure, saying it would toss too many people off government food assistance. But 20 Republicans also voted no, giving GOP leaders a brief scare in what was their second attempt to pass a farm bill.…

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Texas to Propose New Plan to Protect Threatened Lizard

June 22, 2018

Texas hopes to unveil a new strategy to protect the threatened dunes sagebrush lizard by the end of next month. And the endangered species expert managing the remake for the state says the new approach will not only work but stand the test of time — unlike its predecessor.

“It will be a lot better,” said Robert Gulley, the director of economic growth and endangered species management at the state comptroller’s office, which oversees species protection.…

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Gaines Youth Experience Learning of ‘Restless Natives’ Exhibit

June 21, 2018

“Restless Natives,” a program presented by the Science Spectrum Center of Lubbock, introduced approximately 200 Seminole, Seagraves, and Loop residents to a variety of animals commonly found in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

Hosted by the Gaines County Library and sponsored by the Seminole Lion’s Club,  the event was held this past Wednesday at the Gaines County Park Community Building.…

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Recent Rains Help Improve Gaines, Area’s Drought Designation

June 21, 2018

Slow, soaking rainfall associated with last weekend’s introduction of tropical moisture in the West Texas region helped improve drought conditions within the area, including in Gaines County, according to the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Released on Thursday, portions of Gaines County saw its drought designation fall to moderate levels — the second level of designation assessed by the multi-agency forum.…

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TPWD: Seminole Man Seriously Injured in Lake Alan Henry Boating Accident

June 20, 2018

GARZA COUNTY — A 29-year-old Seminole man was one of two men identified by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. officials as being seriously injured following a Saturday evening boating accident on Lake Alan Henry.

Adam Kelley, 29, of Seminole and 31-year-old Cole Michael were identified as being victims in the incident, which was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m.…

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Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

June 20, 2018

HOUSTON — Already a leading shale oil producer in the Permian Basin, Occidental Petroleum Corp. has announced plans to study new ways to get more oil out of the ground.
Working with White Energy, an ethanol producer with plants in Hereford and Plainview, Oxy intends to review the feasibility of using carbon dioxide captured at the ethanol production facilities for use as an enhanced oil recovery medium in its Permian acreage.…

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Young Seminole ‘Recruits’ Complete Junior Police Academy

June 19, 2018

Last Friday, the Seminole Police Department completed its fourth installment of its Junior Police Academy, a summer program designed to instill both understanding of, and respect for, all that is involved in the daily lives of a law enforcement officer.

Young participant Kutter Peyton may have summed up the purpose of the exercise best when he told the Sentinel, “we not only learned what the police do, but why they do it.”

The day was highlighted by a special graduation ceremony at the M.S.…

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Blood, Sweat & Tears

June 19, 2018

Local Volunteers Team Up to Help Those in Need

Community Rehab Service, a program designed to help local residents with much-needed repairs, was hosted by First Baptist Church of Seminole June 14-18. Those receiving assistance from generous area residents, who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the project, have been extremely appreciative.…

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