February 10th, 2011
By Linda KiteÂ Â
Public Health Promotions Coordinator
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
SNCHD will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidentâ€™s Day.
Immunization clinics are held every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m.Â
The staff at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que showed their support on Friday, Feb. 4, Wear Red Day in Nolan County by wearing their red American Heart Association T-shirts. Shown from left to right are Dustin Baker, Linda Ross, Dawn Jason, Penny Jones, Sherry Tollison and Heather Holden. The shirts are available for purchase for $10 each. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. For more information, call Joni Coons at 235-7418.
Texas State Technical College System announces its search for the next president of TSTC West Texas. Gail Lawrence has served in an interim capacity since former president, Mike Reeser, was chosen to serve as the TSTC System Chancellor/CEO on Nov. 4, 2010.
The Chancellor seeks a person of vision and action whose experience demonstrates the capacity to provide transformational leadership for the college.
Speaker Joe Straus announced the Texas House committee assignments for the 82nd Legislative Session. Rep. Susan L. King was honored to once again be selected to serve on the Appropriations and Public Health Committees. In addition, Rep. King was also appointed to serve on the House Administration Committee.
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Sweetwater Independent School District for having two schools in their district make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The following schools received the honor and Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:
â€˘ Southeast Elementary School, Math and Reading - Higher Performing in all Areas.
â€˘ Sweetwater Intermediate School, Math and Reading.
Dorothy Ann "Granny" Heath
Funeral services for Dorothy Ann "Granny" Heath, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Awake and visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Heath died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie, 34-23, here Tuesday to finish its 2010-11 season with a sparkling 23-2 record. Sweetwater was 5-1 in dis-trict, the only loss to Wylie.
Janell Walkerâ€™s 12 points and Shelby Casonâ€™s 11 led Sweetwater, while Elise Lawrence had seven points and Kathleen Campbell and Destiny Osteen two. Sweet-water outscored Wylie 11-3 in the final period after leading by just three, 23-20.
The results were a lot closer the second time around. However, Stamfordâ€™s basketball teams still held off Roscoe on Tuesday in District 9-A, Division I action.
Stamfordâ€™s boys won 63-51 to improve to 9-0 while dropping Roscoe to 5-4 with one game left. Caden Smith had 25 points and Cody Graham added 12 to pace the Plowboys, who are tied with Munday for third place. The teams meet Friday in Munday, and the winner will claim the No. 3 playoff berth.
The Sweetwater girls took third at Wylieâ€™s event while the Sweetwater boys sent two teams to Snyderâ€™s tour-nament and placed fifth and third, respectively, in sea-son-opening high school golf action.
The Sweetwater girls shot 388 at Wylie for a close third-place finish. The Lady Mustangs trailed first-place Brownwood (384) by just four strokes and second-place Cooper (385) by just three shots, while nudging out Graham (389) for the No. 3 spot.
The City Commission met for their regular session meeting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 8 at City Hall.
Several items for approval were presented at the meeting. Among them was the ordinance ordering for an election to be held on May 14. During this city election, voters would be electing for mayor and city commissioners in Precincts 1 and 3. The ordinance was approved.