January 25th, 2011
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the first-ever recipients of its new Seal of Approval for wind turbine service technician training programs.
The AWEA Seal of Approval program assesses whether educational and training institutions with technician programs are teaching the skills that an entry-level service technician needs, as identified by experts among AWEA's 2,500 company members.
The first three recipients of the Seal of Approval are:
â€˘ Texas State Technical College's (Sweetwater, Texas) Associates of Applied Science in Wind Energy & Turbine Technology program.
While itâ€™s true that neither Sweetwater or Snyder has had much success on the basketball court so far in District 5-3A., itâ€™s nearly always interesting when the two schools face each other.
Fans will get a double dose of the rivalry today, as Sweetwater visits Snyder in a 5-3A varsity twinbill that starts with the girls game at 6 p.m. The boys contest is scheduled to tip off at about 7:30 p.m.
Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s powerlifting teams had good showings when competing at season-opening meets Thursday at Big Spring.
The Sweetwater girls scored 31 points in placing second to Abilene High out of 13 teams at their meet.
RECENT JV RESULTS
Roscoe JV girls 24, Stamford JV girls 4
Torrey Willman 8, Justina Brasuell 5, Stina Tomlin 4, Kendall Moses 4, Eva Aguayo 3.
Roscoe JV girls 38, Hamlin JV girls 27
Justina Brasuell 10, Eva Aguayo 8, Torrey Willman 6, Kendall Moses 4, Tiffany Seider 4, Alex Cuellar 3, Whitney Williams 2, Stina Tomlin 1.
Stamford JV boys 40,
Roscoe JV boys 6
Dillon Freeman 4, Emilio Morales 2.
Hamlin JV boys 44,
Roscoe JV boys 23
Dillon Freeman 7, Emilio Morales 7, Luke Rovig 4, Brant Burnett 3, Kyle Bromley 2.
HIGHLAND JH TOURNEY
Ira boys 53,
Highland boys 17
The host Highland teams and both Roscoe squads had top-three finishes in their respective divisions recently at Highlandâ€™s junior high basketball tourney.
The Highland girls won first place and Roscoeâ€™s girls placed second, while Ira took third place and Trent won the consolation title.
In the junior high boys division, Ira won first place and Highland placed second, while Roscoe was third and Trent won consolation honors. Some of Roscoe and Highlandâ€™s game scores are listed on this page.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the Star Search winners of the middle school division, Karleigh Coldiron won second place for singing "If I Die Young;" Abby McPherson won second place for singing "My Heart Will Go On;" and Lizzie Gray, Mikeilah Foust, Kristen Brown, Hanna Hayes, Katie Fox and Alaina Andrews won first place for singing and signing to "Signs of Hope."
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the Star Search winners of the intermediate division, Ainsleigh Nelson and Lindsey Romero won second place for their disco divas dance; Olivia Madden won third place for singing "Best Day;" and Devin Gutierrez won first place for singing "One Voice."
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the winners of the elementary division, Madison Sosa, Kyla Daniel, Mia Valdez and Isabel Ortega won first place with their hand jive dance to a Grease song; Kyrsten Smith won second place singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," accompanied by her grandfather Skeet Smith on acoustic guitar; and Collin Stafford won third place with his "Techno Collin" light show.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is offering a free diabetic support group meeting on Feb. 1, 2011 at the hospitalâ€™s Emergency Department Classroom (200 E. Arizona Ave.). Beginning at 2 p.m., the hour-long program will focus on appropriate exercise routines for individuals with diabetes.
â€śProper and adequate exercise is just one of the critical components in managing diabetes,â€ť said Rosa Best, chief nursing officer at Rolling Plains Memorial. â€śIn addition to supporting your bodyâ€™s efficient use of insulin, exercise also contributes to your overall health.â€ť