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With many of the normal senior-year activities cancelled this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Class of 2020 were feted Friday to a parade hosted by the Lamesa Area Chamber of Commerce. Riding in decorated automobiles, trailers and even a semi-truck, the seniors waved and threw candy to family members, friends and well- wishers who lined the streets between Forrest Park and the downtown square. Open to graduating seniors from Lamesa and the surrounding area, the parade was one of the largest seen here in a number of years.

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Our life in a new era

Traveling in America today has become a journey into the alternate world of sci-fi movies. I had the misfortune of being on a trip to Malawi in 2006 when the shoe bomber decided to attempt his jihad. We were scheduled to spend 12 hours in a layover in London where I had hoped to sight see for 8 hours. Instead we spent 12 hours in the international section of Heathrow reading the labels on chocolates, perfumes and liquor at the duty-free shops and attempting to sleep on the floor in eternal fluorescent sunshine.

2020 crop year begins with mixed conditions across area

As the first final planting date approaches for the Plains Cotton Growers service area, conditions across the region are mixed, with some growers enjoying beneficial rains that will boost their early crop and others experiencing everything from painfully dry conditions to severe weather that will force some to start over – or plant something else altogether.


Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331