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Fri
19
May

Field Day

Stanton first grade Teacher Katie Fulton cheers on her tug-of-war gang during elementary Field Day this week, as school begins to wind down for the summer.

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Fri
19
May

Stanton FFA has two new district officers

STANTON - A pair of Stanton FFA members have been elected to district office and two students have won at both the district and area levels and are headed for the state FFA competition.

The new district officers from Stanton are Rankin Kiker who will serve as district treasurer and the other is Jaleigh Ivy who was elected district reporter.

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Fri
19
May

Escapade in an Escalade a close call for pair of Big Spring teenage girls

MARTIN COUNTY - Two 15-year-old girls - neither of whom is interested in being valedictorian or salutatorian of their Big Spring High School graduating class - are lucky to still be on the planet after the stunt they pulled Wednesday evening.

The girls decided to swipe a Cadillac Escalade from one of their mothers and take a little joy ride in Big Spring. That created a frenzy in law enforcement circles, with Howard County lawmen putting all sorts of tails on the Caddy.

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Fri
19
May

Former city manager demands city rescind no trespass order

STANTON - Members of the Stanton City Council have until next week to decide how to respond to a demand by former Stanton City Manager Mike Adams, who this week sent a letter through his attorney to the city’s mayor and chief of police.

Adams, who resigned after a lengthy and apparently contentious closed session Apr. 10, sent the letter from a Big Spring attorney demanding the city rescind a no trespassing order imposed on the former city manager by the city council.

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Fri
12
May

Stanton Elementary kids got a little break

Stanton Elementary kids got a little break from that school stuff with a hike to downtown Stanton for some ice cream. They had a ball, filling up the benches in front of stores all down the main drag and enjoying the spring’s morning sun.

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Fri
12
May

Cave, Cox, Teveni are hospital board appointees

MARTIN COUNTY - Commissioners named three members to the Martin County Hospital Board this week, tabbing Morgan Cox to replace Ginger Tunnell on the board for the next two years.

Tunnell had announced her intent to leave the board when her current term expired. Cox is a first-time board member and ranches and farms in the Tarzan area. He’s been active in community activities for many years, including service with numerous organizations including the Lenorah Volunteer Fire Department, Martin County Championship Club, Martin County Chamber of Commerce while also supporting school programs at both Stanton and Grady over the years.

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Fri
12
May

State close to approving plans for a new county jail

MARTIN COUNTY - While there are still a few minor bugs to be worked out, for all practical purposes the state’s jail standards commission is ready to give its blessings to the proposed new Martin County Jail.

Now approaching 50 years in age, the county dungeon is down in the bowels of the courthouse underneath the offices most of the public sees.

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Fri
05
May

Stone, Iretons, Chandlers, Reids among those honored at banquet

STANTON - One of the largest banquets in recent memory last Thursday saw a number of Martin County Chamber of Commerce awards handed out to the Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and to Bill Stone, who received the Lifetime Achievment Award.

In addition, Danny and Ronda Ireton were honored for Outstanding Community Service - Ireton was the driving force behind the creation of the new, modern firehall in Stanton.

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Fri
05
May

Shots fired! Stanton schools locked down on Wednesday

STANTON - Shots fired within two blocks of Stanton Elementary School Wednesday caused school officials to lock down both the elementary and the middle school for much of the afternoon.

At about 3:10 pm, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of N. St. Benedict between Broadway and Santa Anna.

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Fri
05
May

Caregiver programs available Tuesdays

MARTIN COUNTY - A caregiver program specialist from the Area Agency on Aging will be in Stanton the second Tuesday of every month to discuss issues involving caregiver support.

Starting at 1 pm, each Tuesday, Susan Frederickson will address caregiver support issues at the Martin County Senior Center. All residents are invited to attend.

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