Lamb’s Tale Board of Directors break ground for the new Chapel. L-R: Rev. Tim Farenthold, Claudia Farenthold, Marilyn Johnson, Acie Johnson, Rev. Len Johnson holding the shovel, Andrea Culpepper, Dr. Suzy Ramsay and Cindy Cone.

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Pictured from left to right: Kelly Mahler (Foundation president & mentor), Matt Caffey (HS Principal & mentor), Michael DeClue, Ryan Clayton, Cesar Flores and Ron Rogers (mentor).

photo contributed by jennifer lane

News Stories

February

14 - H.O.M.E. Sweetheart Bake Sale 15 - Hospital Board Application Deadline 16 - Donkey Basketball Fundraiser in Newcastle 24 - Chamber Taco Soup Fundraiser

• Fitness Boot Camp is held at The Refuge, 1418 W. Elm Street in Olney, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The camp is free and open to the public, ages 18 and older.

Chad and I have come to an understanding of Valentine’s Day.

There are times when I feel picked on or overwhelmed by life. In those times I sometimes get that whoa-is-me attitude.

100 Years

February 13, 1919

The Spreading Influenza

Thursday, Feb. 14

- H.O.M.E. Sweetheart Bake Sale

Saturday, Feb. 16

Lamb’s Tale Board of Directors break ground for the new Chapel. L-R: Rev. Tim Farenthold, Claudia Farenthold, Marilyn Johnson, Acie Johnson, Rev. Len Johnson holding the shovel, Andrea Culpepper, Dr. Suzy Ramsay and Cindy Cone.

photo contributed by len johnson

The historic Haven River Inn in Comfort, Texas celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for the new chapel Tuesday, January 29. The Lamb’s Tale board members attended the ceremony and included Rev.

Shala Fuksa, with daughter Emilie and son Christian. Christian shakes hands with Jin Hirsch. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

The Olney Chamber of Commerce board selected Christian Fuksa as one of the 2019 “Leaders of Tomorrow”. After receiving his award, he met Jim Hirsch, CEO of Air Tractor in Olney.

Sports

SPC STUDENTS IN AUSTIN – South Plains College recently participated in Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin. Student members of the Student Government Association as well as SPC administrators spent the day visiting elected officials. Shown on the front row are, from left, Audrey Crowson of Lubbock, SGA commuter affairs representative; Sheana Cherry of Robert Lee, SGA community service coordinator; and Texas House of Representatives from District 88 Ken King. On the next two rows are, from left, Dane Dewbre, associate dean of marketing and recruitment; Bradley Melton of Lubbock, SGA member; Tiara Jones of Lubbock, SGA secretary; Stephen John, vice president for institutional advancement; Rebecca Gililland of Wolfforth, SGA president; and Kodee Scott of Olney, SGA historian. On the back rows, from left, are Dr. Stan DeMerritt, vice president for student affairs; Dr. Robin Satterwhite, SPC president; Dr. Ryan Gibbs, vice president for academic affairs; Justin Meyers of Bridgeport, SGA public relations; Greg Balboa of Levelland, SGA vice president; and Miranda English, director of student life.

(Courtesy Photo)

SPC Students in Austin

Bethany Reeves and Jessica Hayter join Christian Sanders for the assembling of the Troupe. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

Christian Sanders of the Graham Regional Theatre (GRT) was at the Refuge Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4:45 p.m.

COLLEGE DAY – South Plains College’s members of the Student Government Association recently attended Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday (Jan. 30). Shown on the front row are Community Service Coordinator Sheana Cherry of Robert Lee, left, and Director of Student Life Miranda English. On the second row are, from left, Historian Kodee Scott of Olney, Secretary Tiara Jones of Lubbock, Public Relations Justin Meyers of Bridgeport, Texas House of Representatives from District 88 Ken King, Commuter Affairs Representative Audrey Crowson of Lubbock, President Rebecca Gililland of Wolfforth, Vice President Greg Balboa of Levelland and member Bradley Melton of Lubbock.

(Courtesy Photo)

College Day

The Olney Cubs faced the Electra Tigers Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Olney High School gym. The Cubs won with a resounding 67-32, although, they did not have as much luck in their game Friday, Feb.

Anne Reinke, a member of Olney FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate presented by Paxton Motheral, a Calf Scramble Committee Member.

photo contributed by matt brockman

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Feb. 4, 2019 --  Anne Reinke, a member of Olney FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Feb.

Elementary School UIL Competetitors. olney enterprise photo by amanda sadler

Gunter Rodriguez recognized Kim Cuba for doing an outstanding job organizing and coordinating for UIL.

Obituaries

Nancye Jane May of Granbury passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 83.

Lucile Cooper Pettie, 94, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Olney, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Randall W. Weems, age 68, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m.

John Keyes, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in Abilene, Texas. Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m.

Bobby Don “Grumpy Cat” Blair, age 64, of Archer City, Texas passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Olney ~ Joan Rose Miller, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at her home in Olney, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

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