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Father’s Day Feature: Curt Summers

June 16, 2018

Since 2006, Seminole resident and Dimmitt native Curt Summers has been basically a “single” dad. The rewards have been great but, as most fathers with young girls know, there is one major obstacle. “I could never fix her hair; I never was good at that,” he confessed.

For the first two years after his divorce, Summers and his ex-wife did what everyone else said would be nearly impossible.…

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Echoes from the Past: The Turtle Motel

June 15, 2018

Norma Layton was born  in Fredrick, Oklahoma. Her first husband taught Ag and FFA in Pocasset, Okla., 11 miles north of Chickasha, Okla.  

They had three children, two girls and a boy, all of whom were born in Lawton, Okla. They moved to Dell City, Texas where the children did well in school.…

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Yard of the Week: Dusty and D’Ann Blackmon

June 15, 2018

The home of Dusty and D’Ann Blackmon located at 902 SW Avenue H has been selected as Garden of the Week for June 14 by Seminole Garden Club members Margie Emis and Kay Gay and Seminole resident Betty Castleberry.

Mr. and Mrs. Blackmon have resided at their home on Avenue H for eleven years and have made many improvements resulting in a house and yard that is uniquely their own.  Using their gardening expertise and love for the outdoors, the duo removed a circle drive and added grass, pine trees, a live oak, red oak, and a purple plum tree.…

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IHS: Permian Basin Could Double Oil Production by 2023

June 15, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — Already one of the world’s leading oil-producing regions, the Permian Basin could nearly double crude oil production by 2023, according to a new report from IHS Markit.

An increase from the current 3.2 million barrels per day to 5.4 million would push the Permian Basin past all countries except Saudi Arabia and Russia.…

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Extreme Drought Designation Returns to Gaines

June 14, 2018

Extreme drought conditions returned to northern and western portions of Gaines County this week, according a four-agency weekly report issued Thursday morning.

According to Thursday’s U.S. Drought Monitor Report, an extreme drought designation was implemented for roughly one-half of Gaines County. The area extended from the Yoakum County line southward into the middle portions of Gaines County, according to an observation of the designation area by the Seminole Sentinel.…

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Gaines Leaders Restrict Sale, Use of ‘Sticks, Fins’ Fireworks Ahead of 4th Holiday

June 13, 2018

Commissioners Unanimously Approve ‘Emergency Declaration of Drought,Wildfire’ Wednesday

The sale or use of fireworks with “sticks or fins” will be prohibited this Independence Day holiday season, following an emergency declaration made Wednesday morning by Gaines County leaders.
A unanimous 5-0 vote of the Gaines County Commissioners Court triggered the implementation of an “Emergency Declaration of Drought and Wildfire” for Gaines County, which allows for Gaines County leaders to implement the “sticks and fins” firework ban.…

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Trump Declares Oil Prices Too High, Blames OPEC

June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring that oil prices are too high and blaming a coalition of countries that control a significant portion of the world’s supply of crude petroleum.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday: “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!”

OPEC is the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a group of 14 oil-producing nations that had agreed to tighten supply to shore up crude prices.…

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Increased Opportunities for Moisture Possible Early Next Week

June 12, 2018

Forecasters with the National Weather Service’s Midland regional forecast office warned Tuesday it was too early to tell.

But, despite the warning, the early message brings the hope and promise of an increased opportunity of moisture to an area which has become parched over the past several months. An area which continues to see drought conditions worsen each passing day as the region marches into the summer months.…

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Seminole ISD Board Adopts $44 Million Budget for 2018-19

June 12, 2018

Beginning on July 1, the Seminole Independent School District will start off with a fresh, $44.1 million operations budget for their 2018-19 fiscal year, as unanimously adopted by SISD Board Trustees in Monday evening’s regular monthly business meeting.

The 2018-17 fiscal year budget is up a total $3.1 million from the 2017-18 fiscal year budget, which includes an additional $850,000 increase toward employee salaries and benefits, as SISD Board Trustees are planning to implement a 3-percent wage increase for all school district employees.…

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Trump-Kim Shake Hands, Commit to ‘Complete Denuclearization’

June 12, 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) — Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. Yet as Trump toasted the summit’s results, he faced mounting questions about whether he got too little and gave away too much — including an agreement to halt U.S.…

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