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Brownfield’s District 5 has two choices come early voting

On Monday, early voting opens for registered voters in Terry County with two polling places: in Brownfield at the Annex Building and in Meadow at the community center. The ballots will be different for each city as Meadow residents will be voting between four candidates for three at large trustee seats. In Brownfield, District 5 will be voting between incumbent Councilman Eric Horton or challenger Julian Silva Hernandez. Early voting begins Monday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and goes until Friday, April 23; with the last chance to vote early being Monday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Tuesday, April 27.

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Johnson and Johnson vaccine paused by Gov. Abbott and CDC

Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement on Tuesday, April 13 under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC and the Food and Drug Administration or FDA to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine known as the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

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Additional Child Tax Credit checks going out in July

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan he not only gave a third stimulus check of $1,400 dollars but he changed the child tax credit. Under the American Rescue Plan, the additional child tax credit is a way for the government to help reduce child poverty and reduce poverty in minority communities according to President Biden when he signed the new COVID relief into law. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig said to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, April 13 the IRS is ready to send checks to families who qualify for child tax credit, but he did add if something happens to change the date he will notify the committee.

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Semi-Truck loses control on 62/385

A semi-truck traveling 62/385 lost control and took out road signs in Wellman heading towards Brownfield on Thursday, April 15. The one vehicle accident resulted in no injuries to the driver.

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Arlan Dean Odom

Arlan Dean Odom passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 leaving his beloved Quogue, NY with the beautiful ocean breezes that he loved so much. He is now resting peacefully with his beloved wife Ruth Ann (Golding) Odom of 60 years and his son Clet Odom. Arlan was born to Jess and Eula Mae (Frizzell) Odom in Altus, OK on March 2, 1938. He moved with his family to Brownfield, TX where he spent his formative years. It was at Brownfield High School that he met his boxing coach, Tom Adams, who was a big influence in his life. Under Coach Adams leadership Arlan became a competitive golden glove boxer in both featherweight and lightweight divisions winning 50 of 52 fights in his career. In 1955 he joined the United States Airforce and in 1957 was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group at Suffolk County Air Force Base West Hampton Beach; Long Island, NY where he was Honorably discharged in 1959. It was here (1958) that Arlan met his wife of 60 years and made his home in Quogue, NY. He retired from a 50-year career at Union Local 1298 as a Fund Administrator. He spent his later years traveling with his beloved wife, Ruth Ann, to different parts of the United States visiting his siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. He loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in the world and enjoyed watching them in their activities and sporting events as they grew up. He is survived by daughters Robin Fowler and Donna Combs; son-in-law Kevin Combs; grandchildren Luke Combs, Shane Combs, and Dylan Fowelr; siblings Kay Jeffries, Bob and Susan Odom; brother and sisters -in-law Donald and Marty Golding, and Betty Odom. He is proceeded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Odom; son Clet Odom; parents Jess and Eula Mae Odom; siblings Troy Bryan Odom, Jessie Arron Odom, Laura Mae Clark, James Roy “Jimmy” Odom, Winston Odom and Linda Odom; sister-in-law Peggy Odom; nieces DeLynn Jeffries and Twyla Clark; and nephew Troy Jr. Odom. A memorial service will be held at Werner-Rothwell Funeral Home 60 Mill Rd., Westhampton Beach, NY 4/16/21 4-7p.m. followed by a Graveside Side Service 4/17/21 11 a.m. at the Quogue Cemetery 58 Lamb Ave, Quogue, NY 11978

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Lady Cubs offense blitz the Bobbies

After playing badly against and losing to Lamesa last week, the Brownfield softball team bounced back with a 21-2 win against Dimmitt. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Dimmitt but was changed and turned into a home game for the Lady Cubs, and after a slow start in the top of the first, the game turned completely in favor of the home team.

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