Archive - Nov 2010
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), was recently honored as a recipient of the Expansion Solutions 2010 â€śTop Fiveâ€ť Award of Excellence in the Wind Energy category.Â Sweetwater, along with other Texas communities in Central West Texas and the Texas Panhandle areas, have become a hub for wind development and service companies.Â Sweetwater and Roscoe have been fortunate to have companies like EMA â€“ Eletromechanics LLC, Upwind Solutions, GE Wind Center, E.ON, Invenergy, Bluarc, Wind Energy Turbine Services, KR Wind, Cranes Services, Inc., Altezza, Fasenal, Advanced Turbine Service
UpWind Solutions had the Texas State Technical College mobile unit on site as part of their ongoing employee training.
According to service area manager for UpWind Solutions, Bryan Gregory, training must be done annually and new employees go through a four day course.
A representative of Tech Safety Lines (TSL) and a representative of TSTC were on hand to assist with the training. Joe Don Dutton, a contract worker for TSL and Dallas firefighter and Glen Bedgood from TSTC helped with the rescue training.
MONDAY, NOV. 29
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high boys host Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high girls at Rotan, 5 and 6 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Roby starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Robert Lee starting at 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOV. 30
Sweetwater girls host Clyde â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m. (both gyms), varsity at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Wall â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity teams at Hawley starting at 4 p.m.
Hunter Tolbert recently recorded an ace while playing the No. 17 hole at Sweetwater Country Club.
Tolbert used an 8-iron for his feat. Witnesses were Kelly Rainbolt, Connor Cook, Kent Boatright and Loren Bryant.
Ira JH boys 54,
Highland JH boys 20
Highland scoring: Brandon Stevens 10, Zack Cornett 4, Kevin Box 2, Shelby Howard 2, Matt Taylor 2.
Highland JH boys 33,
Loraine JH boys 6
Highland scoring: Jacob Richburg 8, Kevin Box 6, Brandon Stevens 6, Zack Cornett 4, Seth Wood 4, Tracer Jones 3, Shelby Howard 2. Highland record: 1-1.
Highland JH girls 53,
Loraine JH boys 2
Highland scoring: Hannah Allen 16, Sydny Helbert 14, Mia Herrera 6, Kaylee Martin 4, Leah Hudson 3, Gabby Fuentes 2, Kailee Hall 2, Kelsi Johns 2, Madison Moseley 2, Sabrina Romero 2. Highland record: 2-0.
Blackwell has five senior football players who earned second-team honors for their outstanding play this past season in District 8, Division II six-man.
Four of the players were recognized on both sides of the ball â€” Caleb Magness at tight end and linebacker, Caleb Jeter at spread back and cornerback, Hadley Holland at utility back and defensive lineman and Brandon Elliott at wide receiver and safety. In addition, Jeffrey Friar was recognized as a noseguard.
Under the nationâ€™s new health care reform plan, all Americans must have access to electronic medical records, or e-records, by 2014. Doctors not using e-records will lose a percentage of their Medicare reimbursement fees starting in 2015.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health has created the West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC) to help physicians and other health care providers across West Texas adopt and use e-records in their practices.
As more than 40 million Americans and 3.3 million Texans are experiencing Thanksgiving travel, theyâ€™ll find falling gasoline prices. According to the AAA Texas Fuel Gauge report, the statewide average in Texas dropped four cents to $2.68 from $2.72 a gallon last week. Nationally the drop was two cents from $2.89 to $2.87.
Texas continues to be well below the national average, this week the difference is 19 cents.
Many local stores saw many customers early this morning for Black Friday sales. Stores were lined with customers and had extra help on the floors and at doors. Above, receipts were checked at a local retailer.
Tanner Crain and Sarah Witt were the two senior winners of $100 scholarship each from Panhandle Plains Management and Servicing Corporation. Their names were drawn on Nov. 11, at the conclusion of the financial aid meeting which was held in the high school library.