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Snyder museum turns back time to celebrate birthday
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:49:32 +0000

SNYDER — The Scurry County Museum is partying like its 1974.

You’ll see at the museum’s 40th anniversary celebration a display containing a host of toys and gadgets to bring you back a few decades. Among the items are an electric typewriter, a Rubik’s Cube and a stack of Post-It notes from the office necessity’s early days.

“When the museum opened, this stuff was all the rage,” executive director Daniel Schlegel Jr. said.

Meanwhile, disco tunes playing in the background crush any stereotypes visitors may have of a quiet museum.

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Breaking the barriers: Local minority leaders ask political candidates to address minority issues
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:21:22 +0000

We are people, too.

Dozens of residents — black, white, Hispanic — gathered under the shade of County Commissioner Bubba Sedeño’s carport as the Labor Day heat made the air stifling. With Texas flags waving at their backs, the residents stood at a podium to speak out and remind political candidates that an East Lubbock vote is worth just as much as one coming from the southwestern part of the city.

“We cannot control what they say. We cannot control how they feel,” Sedeño said. “But candidates, what you say is going to determine how we vote.”

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Despite rain in Lubbock, Lake Alan Henry still dropping
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:59:25 +0000

Lake Alan Henry is nearly half empty.

The reservoir has lost almost half of its capacity in four years, dropping steadily since heavy summer rains flooded the lake in 2010.

As of Friday, Lubbock’s reservoir was roughly 56 percent full, according to Water Data for Texas, which tracks the state’s lakes and reservoirs. Across the Lone Star State, reservoirs are about two-thirds full. East Texas lakes have fared better than those in the region, much of which remains in a severe drought.

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UMC to host fitness boot camp
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:53:02 +0000

University Medical Center Activities Center will host a six-week boot camp from Sept. 23 through Nov. 1, meeting three times a week.

Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Preregistration is mandatory with a payment of $60 to reserve a spot. Payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Participants are encouraged to wear proper attire and bring water and a towel.

Workouts will include cardio, muscle toning, core strengthening, stretching, warm ups and cool downs.

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Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser underway
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:52:39 +0000

The annual Quarterback S.A.C.K. fundraiser sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest is now underway.

Any time a Texas Tech Red Raider football player sacks the opposing team’s quarterback, participants in the fundraiser will donate money to the RMDH to Support And Comfort Kids.

Donations can be made at www.rmhcsouthwest.com/qbsack.

UMC to host boot camp September 15
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:52:27 +0000

University Medical Center Activities Center will have a boot camp from Sept. 15 through Oct. 24 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Camp will start at 5:30 a.m. and costs $60 per person.

The class will include cardio, weights and core workouts and will last from about 45 minutes to an hour.

Participants are encouraged to bring a towel and bottle of water.

Pre-registration with payment is required to reserve a spot. All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

The deadline to register is Sept. 10.

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Heart Walk scheduled for September 20
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:52:15 +0000

Teams of walkers are being accepted to participate in the 2014 Lubbock Heart Walk on Sept. 20.

Participants will gather at Texas Tech’s Frazier Alumni Pavilion, located near the southwest corner of Jones AT&T Stadium, at 9 a.m. to walk and raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.

The course is three miles.

Event activities include a health expo, entertainment, activities for children and more.

Participation is free.

People who raise more than $100 before the event will be awarded an official 2014 Heart Walk T-shirt.

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Walk for suicide prevention awareness scheduled for September 20
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:52:05 +0000

The Lubbock Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention will be Sept. 21 at Mackenzie Park.

Online registration is underway at afsp.donordrive.com.

Individual participants who raise more than $150 will be eligible for a T-shirt.

Check-in time will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and registration cutoff will be at 1 p.m. the Friday before the event.

For additional information about the walk, visit the event website, call (608) 332-6069 or email afsplbk@gmail.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:51:51 +0000

Online registration for the Lubbock Walk to End Alzheimer’s is underway.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway.

Participation is free, but all participants must register.

There will be one-mile and two-mile walk routes available.

T-shirts will be awarded to participants who raise a minimum of $100 and will be available to pick up on the day of the event.

Strollers will be allowed along the routes and parking will be available on the Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds lot.

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Relay for Life volunteers to host viewing party for SU2C
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:51:29 +0000

American Cancer Society Relay for Life volunteer organizers will host a viewing party of Stand Up To Cancer primetime special Sept. 5 at Hope Lodge Lubbock, 3511 10th St.

Registration for the event is $25 and includes a T-shirt, luminaries, refreshments, silent auction, door prizes and more, according to a news release from SU2C.

Money raised from the event will go to SU2C Lung Cancer Dream Team, which is partly funded by the American Cancer Society.

The event will be from 6-8 p.m.

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Clinic open for low income kids
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:51:18 +0000

Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic has a north clinic location at 302 N. University Ave. and an east clinic at 1801 E. 14th St.

Both clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The clinics provide well exams for school and day care and immunizations for children up to 19 years old, including newborns.

Both clinics are fully staffed and do not turn away patients due to inability to pay.

High Point Village hosts bowling league
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:51:06 +0000

Special League Bowling, sponsored by High Point Village, has started its league.

The league will bowl every Sunday until December at South Plains Lanes.

The cost is $6 a week.

There are three man/woman teams.

Contact George Ann Benson at 786-8015 for additional information.

Lupus walk scheduled for September 20
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:50:55 +0000

The local lupus support group will host the sixth annual Lubbock Walk to End Lupus at 9 a.m. Sept. 20.

Registration is required, but there is no fee.

People who wish to participate can register online at lupuswalk2014.kintera.org.

The event will be at the Hodges Park Buddy Holly Recreation Area.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Awards will be given at 11:30 a.m.

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