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Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

| June 22, 2017
Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

Porcupines discuss a recent 7-on-7 game after its conclusion. Success at a qualifying tournament at Jim Ned June 16 qualified Springtown for a state berth for the third year in a row. The state tourney is again at College Station, June 29-30. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

For 3rd consecutive year, Springtown is headed to elite event at College Station

by Mark K. Campbell
Once more, the Porcupine varsity 7-on-7 football squad has secured a berth at the state’s most elite tournament.
With a favorable coin flip that determined Springtown the top seed, SHS “won” the Jim Ned state qualifying tournament June 16 and will play in College Station June 29-30.… Read the rest

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Soccer Camp Action

| June 22, 2017
Soccer Camp Action

Soccer campers are all smiles while playing and drilling June 20 at Springtown High School’s practice fields. SHS coaches Katherine Kummerfeld and Jeff Hunt led the camp.             Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Electrifying!

| June 22, 2017
Electrifying!

There is no safe place outside during a thunderstorm; crouching will not help.

Separating lightning myths and facts

by Mark K. Campbell
Aside from it being one of the most misspelled words in the English language – it’s not “lightening” – lightning is misunderstood in other ways, too.
Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, here are some myths that the organization addresses – as well as confirming some truths.

MYTH Crouch down if you’re caught in a thunderstorm.
TRUTH – Crouching makes you no safer. Flee to a building or hard-topped vehicle. You are not safe anywhere outdoors.… Read the rest

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Clown, ‘professor’ programs next to visit Springtown library

| June 22, 2017
Clown, ‘professor’ programs next to visit Springtown library

Kids poured into Newby Pavilion Thursday, June 15 to participate in the third library program of the summer – this one featuring crafts and face painting. The program was part of the Springtown Public Library’s summer programs which are presented by the Friends of the Springtown Library. Photo by Christina Derr

Last Thursday, June 15, area children were able to make crafts and have their faces painted during the third in the series of Springtown Public Library programs.
The program featured Maria Schmidt’s ceramic crafts sponsored by Pinnacle Bank and Fancy Faces’ face painting sponsored by Still Waters Retreat at Newby Pavilion at Springtown Park.… Read the rest

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VBS Collects for N2N

| June 22, 2017
VBS Collects for N2N

Children at First Baptist Church Springtown ate up the opportunity to collect hot dog wieners and buns for Neighbor to Neighbors. Over four nights, the youth gathered 5,012 wieners and buns. Boys collected 2,312 dogs and 632 buns while the girls’ numbers finished at 1,264 hot dogs and 784 buns. The challenge came from Springtown’s local charity, Neighbor to Neighbors, which will use the food for children once the summer free lunch program ends. N2N encouraged churches to respond to the challenge; earlier, First United Methodist Church delivered three coolers of wieners and buns to the charity. Next up for the challenge is Outreach of Love and Springtown Church of Christ.

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SPD Plays for SEF

| June 22, 2017
SPD Plays for SEF

Springtown Chief of Police Tony Motley was just one of dozens of participants in the annual Springtown Education Foundation golf tournament fundraiser that took place Friday, June 16 at Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course. Photo by Christina Derr

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Reno Wreck Injures Duo

| June 22, 2017
Reno Wreck Injures Duo

Two people were transported to Texas Health Azle following a two-vehicle crash on FM 1542 (Reno Road) at its intersection with North Cardinal Road June 15. According to the accident report filed by Reno Officer E. Beetler, a gray 2007 Mitsubishi Raider pickup driven by Clyde Osborn Lackey, Jr. of Reno ran a stop sign while headed southeast on North Cardinal. Lackey’s pickup drove into the path of a gray 2005 Ford Explorer that was westbound on Reno Road. The driver of the Explorer was Debbie Wheeler Stone, also of Reno. Lackey received a citation for running a stop sign. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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City administrator resigning position

| June 22, 2017
City administrator  resigning position

Doug Hughes

Hughes has also served as mayor

by Mark K. Campbell
After years serving Springtown citizens, City Administrator Doug Hughes is resigning.
Hughes, who has also served as mayor, will have his severance package discussed at the city’s next council meeting, Thursday, June 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Also on the meeting agenda is “consideration and/or action” on finding an interim city administrator to replace Hughes.
The outgoing administrator said he did not want to comment on his exit until after the council meeting.… Read the rest

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SFD Responds to House Fire

| June 22, 2017
SFD Responds to House Fire

One person was transported to a hospital by LifeCare ambulance as a result of a mobile home fire in the 200 block of Bryon Drive Friday morning, June 16. Parker County ESD1 firefighters from La Junta, Silver Creek, and Springtown fire departments responded to the blaze. Photo by Christina Derr

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Soccer Camp Fun

| June 22, 2017
Soccer Camp Fun

Campers enjoyed drills, skills, and games at the 2017 soccer camp run by Springtown coaches Katherine Kummerfeld and new coach Jeff Hunt. Here, little Lexie Looper plays a game with Lady Porcupine incoming senior Aubra Parker.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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