Slaton Tigerettes at Cross Country 9-23-17 come in THIRD. They know how to take that FIRST STEP and REACH OUT! See pictures below.

Tigerettes again are showing the Championship form begins with that FIRST STEP!

OH — I almost forgot —With that FIRST STEP each has to REACH OUT — see above!

Spectator view at Mae Simmons Park on 9-23-17 It is GO TIME — The starting place is close to the lake as shown in the background. The 2 mile race starts on this side and then crosses the bridge and circles by the Windmill Museum and then back across the bridge to SPRINT past the starting place about 100 yards to the finish line!

Tigerettes with medals after the race.

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Today – Weds Community Lunch @ MRC

TODAY! Weds Sept 20 Lunch – Pulled Pork & Sides + Yummy Dessert!
TODAY Join Us For Lunch! Wednesday Community Lunch at Mercy Retreat Center. Bring a couple of friends with you! Pulled Pork & Taters, Green Beans, Garden Salas, additional sides + Yummy Dessert! is on the menu! And will hear an exciting local business and learn activities in our community! Come & Go from 11:45 til 1pm! Talks from 12:05 until 12:30!

If you have questions, please call or text Mark Meurer 789-8456 THANK YOU SLATON!

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By Charlotte O’Connell
“Compassion is language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain.

The Garage Sale to benefit Meals on Wheels raised $959.25. A BIG THANK YOU to Jay Lacy, Jo Lacy, Sandy Goodner, Janis King, Niki Dominguez, and Janet James for working. Furniture movers Donvaan Reder, Brian Rape, Fred Watson, and John Deleon.

Monday’s Bingo had 26 players.  The secret prize was won by Laurence King. The blackout amount of $39.90 was won by Mary Brantley.  Come for lunch next Monday and stay to play.

Dee Neill from South Plains Association of Governments doing Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation prescription drug plan/Medicare part D at noon.

Monthly 42 will be Tuesday September 19.

Our annual meeting, election of new board members, and volunteers of the year is September 27th.   If you are interested in the center and would like to serve on the board of directors for two years give Charlotte a call at 828-3784.

Upcoming events – Mark your calendar – Mon. (Sept. 18) Bingo 1-2. Medicare Part D Presentation at noon. HFF taking blood pressures. Tues. (Sept. 19) Monthly 42. Mon. (Sept. 25) Bingo 1-2.  Tues. (Sept. 26) Calvert taking blood pressures. Wed. (Sept. 27) Birthday & Anniversaries. Annual meeting.

MOW deliveries for Sept. 4 were done by First Baptist Church. Those who served were Albet Rinne, Brian Rape, Tressie Kobos, Cecilia Ginn, Jason Barrier, and Nancy Harlan.

MOW deliveries for Sept. 18 – 22 is the responsibility of Hearts Together Church of Christ.


Karla Schniers
Leon and Jeanette Moore

Judy Klemke
Mart Brillhart
Bobbie Sokoll
Bradley & Amy Kitten
Shirley Neugebauer
Ron & Elsie Schilling
Martha Basinger

Barbara Culver
Martha Basinger

Coy Rinne
Mart Brillhart
Ann Bishop
Sherilyn Simmons

Tincy Fondy Thacker
Troyce Wood
Leon and Jeanette Moore
Mart Brillhart
Martha Basinger

John Thornbury
Martha Basinger

Ken Sikes
Martha Basinger

Donations: First Baptist Church

Menu:  Sept. 18 -22  

Monday 18th – Beef Salisbury Steak/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cauliflower & Broccoli, Apricots, Wheat Roll, 2% Milk, Tea/Lemon

Tuesday 19th –Turkey Tetrazzini, Whole Wheat Roll, Margarine, Carrots & Zucchini, Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Fruit Parfait, Low Fat Milk

Wednesday 20th– Chopped BBQ with Sauce on Whole Wheat Bun, Pinto Beans, Grandma’s Potato Salad, Mandarin Oranges, 2% Milk, Tea/Lemon

Thursday 21st – Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast, Long Grain White Rice, Sugar Snap Peas, Stir Fry Vegetables, Lazy Cake, Wheat Roll, 2% Milk, Tea/Lemon

Friday 22nd – Beef Taco Bake, Spanish Rice, Cauliflower, Tossed Salad w/Dressing, Country Apple Crisp, Low Fat Milk

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Slaton Girls (Tigerettes) Cross County dominates the field of 147 entries — see below!

9-9-2017 Area teams compete in cross country at Mae Simmons Park at Lubbock, Texas. In this event 147 girls were entered in this 2 mile VARSITY contest.
Lo and behold Slaton took top honors: Mary Jo Parker First Place by far. Alice Cogburn 4th, Kamryn Gibbs 11th, Kelsea Crow 24th, tk 29th! For Freshman on Varsity that shows that these young ladies can and do take that first step and dare to make their dreams into reality while casting fear and doubt beneath their feet!

Published results are listed in the 2 pages below here.

Izzy Lawrence led nearly the whole race except when Mary Jo sprinted past her near the finish line and then was over 1 second faster.

Slaton received 57 points.

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Grant Applications Being Accepted til Sept 8 – Slaton Area Endowment
Grant Application LinkClick Here
More information about the Slaton Area Endowment –

The Slaton community endowment program, known as the Slaton Area Endowment, is now accepting 2017 applications for grants. Grants will be awarded October 13, 2017 at the SHS Varsity Slaton hosts Muleshoe football game.. Grant application amounts are up to $1,000. The grant application deadline is September 8, Friday, 12 noon. Please send completed application and documents to Slaton Area Endowment, Attn Mark Meurer,  P.O. Box 91, Slaton, TX 79364. If you have questions, please contact Mark Allen Meurer at (806)789-8456  Submit your application on your own or Attend a “Complete Your Application” Session at Mercy Retreat Center Board Room August 28, Monday, 6:45 PM, RSVP (806)789-8456.

Grant Application LinkClick Here

 Who Do We Fund? Grant-making policy and grant award recommendations are made by the Slaton Area Endowment Advisory Board. The Endowment restricts its support to organizations in Lubbock County which are 501(c)(3) or the government equivalent. Grants may be made for start-up funding, general operating support, program support and demonstration programs. The Endowment does not make grants to individuals, for political purposes, to retire indebtedness or for payment of interest or taxes. All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project within one year of the award. Grant amounts may vary depending on the type of fund from which resources are provided. Grant applications are reviewed throughout the year. Contact the Endowment for deadlines.
NOTE: Beginning in 2017 school grant needs have been deferred to the Teacher Mini-Grant program of the Community Foundation of West Texas which has sufficient funding opportunities.
The Process… The Slaton Area Endowment offers multiple opportunities for the consideration of grant proposals. After we receive your complete proposal, copies will be provided to the Advisory Board who will review and provide recommendations. Additional information or a site visit may be requested. You will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible after the meeting at which your application is considered.

Grant Application LinkClick Here



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