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Christian Women’s Connection to Meet

Lubbock Christian Women’s Connection is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Drive.

The theme for this month’s lunch and program is ‘Let the Party Begin’.

The special speaker is Jeri Harkins from Hillsboro who talks about “Putting Perfection First-Phooey”.

The program will be Access to the Past’s Todd Curtis showing treasures from estate sales

The cost of lunch, program and door prizes is $20.

RSVP by noon Friday, May 6 to [email protected] or Virginia at (806) 781-4653.

Reese Center will host the battle of Tin-Man Robot

The Reese Center at South Plains College will host the SPC Robotics Class Tin-Man 2022 Robot Battle at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Building 6. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event is free and the public is welcome. There will be a concession stand to purchase snacks and beverages.

The Tin-Man Robot Competition features teams from SPC Levelland Campus, SPC Reese Center Campus and SPC Plainview Campus. Teams from high schools in the surrounding area also participate in the competition. Teams will dress up in costumes to show their spirit.

The annual battle pits teams against each other to the death in the preliminary rounds. Time outs are granted to students to carry out repairs throughout the competition.

The 2022 Tin-Man Champion will be determined by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact Bill Tackett, assistant professor of industrial manufacturing and emerging technologies, at (806) 716-2297.

SPC will honor law enforcement graduates

LEVELLAND — South Plains College will honor rank-and-file peace officers in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday in Sundown Hall.

Special prizes will be awarded during the program. The awards will honor the valedictorian, salutatorian, and Top Gun marksmanship of the class.

The company commander is Kaden Beynon and the squad leaders are Company A, led by Latisha Lewis and Company B, led by Chance Barnes, all of Lubbock.

Members of Lubbock’s promotion are Barnes, Beynon, Lewis, Janelle Perez, Jalen M. Sandoval and Elias Soto.

Josue I. Alonso of Plainview, Rafael Esquivel of Lamesa and Avery Massey and Alexander Perez, both of Killeen, are also graduates.

For more information on the CPS Enforcement Program, contact Debbie Hale, Departmental Administrative Assistant for Professional Services and Energy, at (806) 716-2291.

10th annual Cinco de Mayo parade planned

Plan to be part of the 10th annual Cinco de Mayo Parade scheduled for Saturday on historic Broadway.

The theme for 2022 is “!Que Dulce es la Vida: how sweet life is!” »

Organizations, schools, youth and families are especially invited to participate in this year’s parade and celebrate this cultural history and the contributions of the Mexican American community.

Participants are invited to decorate their float in a soft theme rich in color and life and are invited to throw candy to the spectators.

Setup time is 9 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m. It begins at First Baptist Church at Broadway and Avenue U, travels east on Broadway to Avenue M, then north on Avenue M to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center parking lot .

For more information or to register for the parade, visit www.loshermanosfamilia.org/cinco-de-mayo-parade

The Techstyle 2022 fashion show will take place on Saturday

The annual Techstyle 2022 fashion show, hosted by Texas Tech University’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing program, is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 Fourth St.

The ADM program features a one-of-a-kind fashion show, featuring pieces created by senior ADM majors. The show features student collections and jury designs, which a panel of judges deemed worthy of inclusion in the show.

Individual tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at give2tech.ejoinme.org/TechStyle2022

The Osher Institute is Hosting a Trivia Night

The Lubbock Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Texas Tech University will host its second annual Trivia Night fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on May 10 at the McKenzie Merket Alumni Center. This event is open to the community.

Participants do not need to be OLLI members to play. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet dinner, drinks (including beer and wine), and the quiz show.

Teams of six will compete for the honor of being OLLI Trivia Champions. This event will feature trivial questions in categories such as history and current affairs.

Registrants can purchase a six-person table for $175 for their team or individuals can purchase a single ticket for $30 and be placed on a team.

First place winners will each receive a $50 Visa gift card, second place winners will receive a $30 gift card and third place winners will receive a $20 gift card.

To register for the event or for more information, call (806) 742-6554 or go online at www.olli.ttu.edu.

SPC to host Student Awards Assembly

LEVELLAND — South Plains College will recognize more than 100 students at the annual student awards meeting at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Texan Dome.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The Student Awards Assembly will feature academic award winners chosen by SPC faculty members; SPC Campus Ambassadors; NASA College Aerospace Researchers; Plains to Bridges Award Winners; Winner of the STAR Center’s Rising Star Award; recipients of the James and Glenna Cooper Scholarships; and award winner Lena Roetig. Additionally, sophomores with highest honors and sophomores with honors will be recognized.

For more information, contact Meredith at (806) 716-2377 or email [email protected]

New neighbor club to meet

The New Neighbors Club of Lubbock will hold its final meeting/lunch of the year on Friday May 13th at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be the installation of the 2022-23 officers.

The cost of lunch is $18 and reservations are required at least three days in advance.

Members, check your email and spam for your invitation or contact Virginia by text at (806) 781-4653.

If you cannot attend, please cancel by Tuesday before the event by calling Peggy at (806) 798-1314 (no texting, no cellphone). Optional games afterwards, contact your gamemaster.

Risk mitigation meeting scheduled for May 19

Lubbock County will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 19 to seek public input on its updated risk mitigation plan.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Academy at Main Street and Avenue G in Lubbock. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will also be a Microsoft Teams option for those who cannot attend in person, but are still interested in getting involved in the process.

The purpose of the public meeting is to provide an overview of the project from H2O Partners, Inc., project consultant, and to solicit information from citizens. Public feedback will help the project team analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards included are storm wind, tornado, winter storm, hail, flood, drought, wildfire, dam breach, extreme heat, lightning, and expansive soils.

A public participation survey is available at: https://h2o.surveysparrow.com/s/Lubbock-County-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Update/tt-3376eec118

Questions regarding the risk mitigation plan should be directed to H2O Partners, Inc., Planning Consultants for Lubbock County; Attention: Rhonda Murphy, Senior Mitigation Specialist by email at [email protected]