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November, 2014


This Week's Events

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  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 AM
        The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, at 6 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 409 North 3rd Street, in Lamesa. 
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 AM
        Employees of Medical Arts Hospital and the Lamesa Independent School District raised a record-breaking $21,258 for the 2014 Dawson County United Fund campaign. 
  • Chapman to resign as city manager
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 AM
        After serving almost 18 months as the city manager of Lamesa, Wayne Chapman said this past week that he is ready to resume the role of his previous job as director of finance for the city. 
  • Hospital board approves purchase of clinic building
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:00 AM
        Purchasing another clinic building will allow the hospital to expand women’s healthcare services here by using federal funding, according to Dawson County Hospital District officials. 
  • First Snow
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
    The Lamesa area received a light dusting of snow on Sunday afternoon, marking the first winter precipitation for 2014. Overnight temperatures here have been dipping below freezing since Nov. 11, according to the West Texas Mesonet website’s recording station in Lamesa for Texas Tech University.   (Herrel Hallmark/Press-Reporter) 
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
        Local agriculture leaders believe Congressman Mike Conaway’s selection as the next chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee will prove beneficial to Dawson County farmers and the overall agriculture industry in West Texas. 

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Just Hanging Around
Letha Stokes, CEO, of Medical Arts Hospital, is shown suspended on the wall after hospital employees applied a liberal amount of duct tape in their “Stick it to Stokes” fund raiser held to benefit the Dawson County United Fund. Employees of the hospital and the Lamesa Independent School District gave a combined total of $21,258 to the fund drive, pushing it above its goal for this year. (Melissa Matlock/Medical Arts Hospital)


  • Conley Esmond
    Monday, November 24, 2014 10:47 AM
        Memorial services for Conley Esmond, 99, of Lamesa, will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Lamesa with Jim Medley and Gerald Parsons officiating. 
  • Daisy Mae 'Sue' Frances Bird
    Monday, November 24, 2014 10:43 AM
        Daisy Mae “Sue” Frances Bird, 80, died peacefully from this life on Thursday, November 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family in Big Spring, Texas. 
  • Jerry Eaton
    Friday, November 21, 2014 4:22 PM
        Funeral services for Jerry C. Eaton Jr., 84, of O’Donnell, will be held on Monday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in O’Donnell with Brother Taylor Wood officiating. 
  • Maria Arcelia Villegas
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:56 PM
        Services for Maria Arcelia Villegas, 74, of Lamesa, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Iglesia La Hermosura De Dios with Pastor Gino Salazar officiating. 
  • Susie Cornett
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:06 PM
        Funeral services for Susie Marie Cornett, 88, of Lamesa, will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Northside Baptist Church with Brother Dee Woolam officiating.