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Jan 16, 2021 - 00:00

The Terry County Livestock Show began on Thursday, Jan. 14 through Saturday Jan. 16 at the Terry County Show Barn. The show began with the lambs, followed by swines, and closed with the steers.

The Terry County Youth Sports board members made the decision on Jan. 11 to cancel little dribblers for this season according to its Facebook page. The TCYS had tried to get a basketball season done but the board members decided to cancel the season after holding a forum with the parents.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the state of Texas has a confirmed total of 1,775,619 cases of COVID as of Jan. 13. There are 22,270 new confirmed cases, 4,538 probable new cases, and 405 new reported fatalities due to COVID in just Texas alone.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that Terry County's unemployment rate rose to 8.8% in November 2020, increasing from October's rate of 7.1. While the increase is primarily due to businesses being battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a drop in oil prices has left many area residents out of work.

Sports

The Brownfield Lady Cubs basketball team was on the road for a two hour bus drive Friday night to play district opponent Friona. The Squaws where the first team the Lady Cubs played in the second cycle of district action, and the last time the two teams met Brownfield won 101-17.

The Brownfield Cubs basketball had lost its last two games in District 3-3A, by coming out flat and showing little to no energy for portions of the game. It resulted in them falling into third place but still with a chance to compete for the district title.

Jan 16, 2021 - 00:00

The Wellman-Union Lady ‘Cats basketball team hosted Whitharral in District 7-1A action Friday night. The Lady ‘Cats lost 52-31 and fell to 2-9 overall and 1-3 in district.

Jan 16, 2021 - 00:00

The Lady Bronco guard led her team with 17 points in their win over Terry County rival Wellman-Union on Tuesday. That was the first game for Meadow since Jan. 6. The Lady Broncos are 3-0 in district.

Opinions

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

Daphne Delay

I guess I am a dog mom, after all. I actually told two of my pups yesterday, “If you keep playing like that, somebody is going to get hurt.” And, no, just like kids, they did not listen.

Jan 6, 2021 - 00:00

New year can’t yet shake focus from COVID-19

It’s a new year, but the news out of the capital continues to focus on COVID-19.

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage the public to follow suit.

Obituaries

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

An Earth Angel was born, Mildred Elizabeth Cole, to Dewey and Mary Elizabeth (Vogel) Cole in Phillips, Texas, on July 10, 1941. She earned her Heavenly Wings on January 2, 2021. Mildred attended all twelve years in Phillips Schools and graduated from Phillips High School in 1959. She met the love of her life, Don McWhorter. After graduation, Mildred attended Draughn’s Business College and married Don on October 12, 1959, and became a Soldier’s Wife and moved to Fort Ord, California. When Don went to Korea, she came back to Texas and worked for Phillips Petroleum Company. They moved to Fort Benning, Georgia, where she had her two children, Donna in 1962 and Michael in 1964. She was active in Asbury Methodist Church. She sang in the Choir and taught Bible School. After six years the family moved to Brownfield, Texas, as the parsonage family at Parkview Methodist Church. She worked as Church Secretary and helped Don with his work at Texas Tech. They moved to Ropesville FUMC and then to Hereford Wesley Methodist Church where she worked as Church Secretary. The family moved back to Brownfield and built their home. Millie worked at Brownfield Schools as a Paraprofessional Library Aide for 18 years at Intermediate School and then at High School for 4 years before retiring in 1997. After retirement, she and Don traveled in their motorhome for 20 years and visited all 48 states, Mexico and Canada. They saw all the places she read about in Weekly Reader as a child. She was active in Brownfield First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 15 years and sang in the Choir and served many different positions on the church board. She helped found and served on the board of the Interfaith Center Thrift Store. She was active in many community activities throughout the years. Millie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don; daughter, Donna Moore and husband Russell of Puyallup, Washington; son, Michael of Nashville, Tennessee; grandson, Eric Moore and wife Carrie of Auburn, Washington, and 2 great-granddaughters, Olivia and Kaylee Moore of Auburn, Washington. A Virtual Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021, with Pastor Cameron Kirkland officiating. The service may be viewed on either the Brownfield United Methodist Facebook page or the West Texas United YouTube page . In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to FUMC Brownfield.

Jan 13, 2021 - 00:00

Jesus Flores Martinez Jr., 72, of Brownfield, Texas, passed away on January 5, 2021, surrounded by his children. He was born to parents Jesus Martinez and Elena Flores, on February 18, 1948, in Del Rio, Texas. Jesus served in the United States Army from 1967-1969 and is a Vietnam Veteran (1968-1969). He was awarded the Army Commendations Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars. He married Maria, the Love of His Life, in 1969, who survives him. Jesus is also survived by one son and four daughters. Jesus Jaime III and wife Eileen, Brenda Limon and husband Rudy, Kristy Morin, Vanessa Velasquez and husband Raul and Clarissa Huron and husband Manuel as well as 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Jesus will always be remembered to his family as their Hero! Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 10am – 8pm with a Rosary at 6pm at Brownfield Funeral Home. Funeral Service with Military Honors will be on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10am at Brownfield Cemetery.

Jan 10, 2021 - 00:00

James Ronald Sales passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. There will not be any services held due to COVID concerns. James Ronald Sales was born November 30, 1942, at Mercy Hospital in Slaton, Texas to Murell and Eunice Sales. He attended Southland schools.

Jan 10, 2021 - 00:00

The family of Bradford L. Moore will host a Celebration of Life Gathering from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Brad passed from this life to his heavenly home on Saturday, January 2, 2021.