Archive - Aug 10, 2013

Roscoe Collegiate High School Varsity cheerleaders to host Cheer Pals

August 10, 2013

The Roscoe Collegiate High School Varsity cheerleaders will be hosting Cheer Pals for girls Pre-K through sixth grade. Cheer Pals will be practicing on Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. each day at the RCHS cafeteria. For further information, please contact Vanessa Galvan at Roscoe Collegiate High School, or by email at

Big Country Medical Reserve Corps to offer training

August 10, 2013

This month the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps will offer training conducted by Scott Davis, USAF Retired. Verbal Judo is a way of using words as a way to maintain mental and emotional safety. This kind of “conflict management” involves using posture and body language, tone of voice and choice of words as a means for calming a potentially volatile situation before it can manifest into physical violence. The public is invited join the BCMRC for this training on Monday, Aug. 12, at the Training Room at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. The training will begin at 7 p.m.

Support SISD students and stuff the bus!

August 10, 2013

Wal-Mart is supporting Sweetwater Independent School District in a unique way this weekend. Going until Sunday, a Sweetwater ISD bus will be parked in front of Wal-Mart. They have added a banner that says Fill the Bus for Our Kids. They are encouraging people to buy school supplies and leave them on the bus for students at Sweetwater ISD. The supplies will be donated to each campus.

Both main lanes of I-20 to close at US 84 overpass

August 10, 2013

Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for closure the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 12 for ongoing bridge replacement work. The closure will continue through Tuesday, Aug. 13, and lanes will be open the following day.
Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20. Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.

Nolan County rain report

August 10, 2013

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Oak Creek — 0.09 inches (24.30 percent full)
Lake Trammell — 0.70 inches
Lake Sweetwater — 0.26 inches (23.70 percent full)
Filter Plant — 0.43 inches
Booster B — 0.30 inches
Wastewater Plant — 0.52 inches
Well Field P.S. — 0.65 inches
CR 151 — 0.60 inches
Thursday, Aug. 8
Oak Creek — 0.42 inches (24.30 percent full)
Lake Trammell — 0.20 inches
Lake Sweetwater — 0.65 inches (23.70 percent full)
Filter Plant — 0.72 inches
Booster B — 0.00 inches
Wastewater Plant — 0.77 inches
Well Field P.S. — 0.00 inches
CR 151 — 0.00 inches

Richard Fergeson State Farm to host Back-to-School Bash

August 10, 2013

Richard W. Fergeson State Farm will be hosting a Back-to-School Bash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
They will be serving hot dogs and drinks and will have games for children to play. Prizes for games will include school supplies for students. The event is not just for State Farm customers, but for the entire community.

Congressman Randy Neugebauer to host gathering Monday

August 10, 2013

Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be in Sweetwater on Monday to meet with business leaders in Sweetwater and Nolan County. Congressman Neugebauer will give the public an update on the latest happenings in Washington and will be available to answer questions at the informal gathering. The event will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the Student Center at Texas State Technical College, 300 Homer K Taylor Drive.
Congressman Neugebauer represents the 19th Congressional District of Texas, which stretches across 27 counties and includes the cities of Abilene, Sweetwater, Big Spring and Lubbock.

Sweetwater ISD new school ratings released

August 10, 2013

On Thursday, the accountability ratings for schools was released by the TEA (Texas Education Agency). This year is the first year for the new system, which measures four main aspects: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District), along with all of the district schools, obtained the "Met Standard" accountability rating, which is the highest of the two rankings within the new system, according to Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman.

Cleckler named SMS, Secondary Teacher of the Year

August 10, 2013

The recipient of the SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013 was Shaunna Cleckler. She was also named the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Secondary Teacher of the Year for the past school year.
Cleckler is a sixth grade Social Studies and G/T (Gifted and Talented) teacher. Out of the 25 years that she has been teaching, all but four of them have been spent at SISD.
Cleckler earned her degree in Elementary Education as a reading specialist from Abilene Christian University. She is also a member of the TCTA (Texas Classroom Teachers Association).

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