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Contestants sought for Howard County Fair’s 2016 queen

BIG SPRING - The Howard County Fair is now accepting entries for the Howard County Fair queen contest in the entertainment tent Sep. 22 at 5:30 pm. Anyone enrolled in an area high school, college or SWCID is eligible to enter. Go to the Howard County Fair website (www.hcfair.org) to print entry forms. Deadline for entries is 4 pm, Sep. 21.  

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Pink Party here on Sep. 27 highlights need for breast, cervical screening

MARTIN COUNTY - A Friend to Friend Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Pink Party is planned Sep. 27, in Stanton. According to the American Cancer Society, in this year alone, about 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, and 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (known as CIS) will be diagnosed. CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer.    

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Texas lawmakers stand behind transparency, public’s right to know

AUSTIN - Lawmakers were skeptical last Thursday about changing requirements that local governments post notices of meetings, elections, annexations and other such matters in the newspaper. A select committee consisting of Texas senators and representatives met in the Capitol to hear testimony on a perennial issue — whether cashs-trapped city councils, school boards, commissioner courts and other local entities should have to pay the local newspaper to get the word out about their business.   

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Partners for Sacred Places teams up with Martin County Convent to help renovate Carmelite monastery here

STANTON - Partners for Sacred Places announces its new partnership with the Martin County Convent, Inc. in efforts to preserve the existing 1884 adobe Carmelite monastery building in Stanton. Initially, PSP will conduct a community discovery study to help local stakeholders define a clearer vision for the future use of this historic site. They had an onsite visit last week that was very promising.  

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02
Sep
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Grady’s Devynn

Grady’s Devynn Smith hurdles Highland defender in the season opener for both teams last Friday.

 

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Stanton’s Austin Fryar

Stanton’s Austin Fryar wrestles a Seagraves ball carrier in Buffalo football action last Friday.

 

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Billet is museum’s new executive director

MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Historical Museum is pleased to announce its new executive director, Ruthie Billet. Billet comes to the museum from Stanton schools where she has worked for the past 11 years. “We are so blessed to have such a qualified person with so many gifts,” said a news release from the museum’s Board of Directors.

 

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Secretary of State’s office says there’s no need for elections administrator to recuse

MARTIN COUNTY - A spokesperson for the Texas Secretary of State’s office said this week there was no need for Martin County elections Administrator Helen Floyd to recuse herself from holding the November elections. The question arose when Floyd’s husband, Franklin Floyd and a candidate for constable in Martin County, drew a write-in candidate before the deadline to file last week. Helen Floyd as well as others in Martin County, including this newspaper, contacted the Secretary of State’s office which oversees voting in the state.

 

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Stanton varsity Buffs

Members of the Stanton varsity Buffs were introduced Tuesday night during Meet the Buffs. Stanton opens the season here on Friday against Seagraves at 7:30.

 

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Aug
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All four bids a little steep commissioners say; Plan B going into effect for courtyard renovations

Commissioners opened four bids this week - and then decided to regroup and postpone a decision on renovations to the Martin County Courthouse grounds. All four bids opened this week exceeded the amount members of the court had in mind to spend on what most agree is a long-overdue project.

 

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