Archive - Nov 14, 2013
FormingÂ nearlyÂ fourÂ yearsÂ agoÂ inÂ theirÂ hometownÂ ofÂ Hamilton, Ontario, TheÂ CityÂ HarmonicÂ went fromÂ anonymityÂ toÂ widespread acclaim with their major hit âManifesto,â headlining tours across North America and gathering numerous awards along the way.
Southeast Elementary is gearing up for their Annual Harvest Festival that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The festival will take place on the Southeast Elementary campus and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. "Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the festival. This will be a fun family friendly event that people of all ages will enjoy," said festival organizers. "You can sit down for an exciting game of Bingo, win a delicious homemade cake from our cake walk or make the rounds and play all of the other fun games that will be set up throughout the school."
During the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown at Tuesday's city commission meeting, it was noted that the city will stay in Stage 1 of the Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan.
The recommendation was given by Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, who conducts regular reviews. Stage 1 does not require conservation and is only voluntary.
Brown explained that during this time of year, the water usage tends to drop. On average, around 2 million gallons of water are used on a daily basis.
Gordon Gloria, Community Programs Service Coordinator for West Central Texas Council of Governments in Abilene, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn Seminar hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gloria spoke to attendees about the free services his office provides for the elderly in Nolan and 18 other counties. Some of those services are: homemaker services, respite care, caregiver support, chore maintenance, personal assistant care and income support.
Her father Brent went to Abilene Christian University on an athletic scholarship. So did mother Michelle.
And Wednesday, High-landâs Sierra Allen did her part to make sure that her family tradition would continue when she signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at ACU.
âItâs kind of like a dream come true for me,â the 6-0 senior said after a ceremony to announce her signing was held at Highlandâs gym.
âIâve been going to basketball camp (at ACU) since I was real young. For this to happen, itâs unbelievable.â
The Highland girls bas-ketball team is now 3-0 this season following a 50-27 win over Aspermont on Tuesday.
Highland, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, Division II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, led 18-2 after one quarter and was up by double digits the rest of the game. Sierra Allen led the Lady Hornets with 15 points. Hannah Allen (11) was also in double figures while Madison Moseley and Beth Richburg had seven, Schyler Kimbrell and Kay-lee Martin four and Sydny Helbert two.
Robert Lee and Loraine meet in a Six-Man, Division II bi-district playoff today in Blackwell at 7:30 p.m.
For Robert Lee, it will be the teamâs second trip to Blackwell this month.
Back on Nov. 1, the Steers (4-4) made their first trip to Blackwell and lost to the Hornets, 84-56, in what es-sentially was the champion-ship game for District 8, Division II.
Loraine (9-1) is also familiar with playoffs involving Blackwell. Last year, the teams met in Hermleigh in bi-district with Loraine winning 49-22. Loraine is ranked No. 7 in the state in Division II Six-Man.
Ty Davis, a senior linebacker, has been named the final Sweetwater Football Player of the Week for the 2013 season.
He had three solo tackles, assisted on seven others and also hurried two passes in the Mustangsâ season-ending 42-28 loss to Wylie.
Davis is one of 23 Sweetwater seniors who suited up for the final time this past Friday.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 42 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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