Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
East Ridge Elementary School collected overÂ 2,000 items for their Fill the Boot Food Drive in November. Mrs. Brennanâ€™s first grade class collected 435 items. They earned a popcorn party. East Ridge would like to thank all of the parents, students and staff for all their help.
Texas Education Agency recently announced its 2010 District Gold Performance Acknowledgement Awards. The awards are as follows:
â€¢ Sweetwater ISD: (1) Recognized District; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ Sweetwater High School: (1) Academically Acceptable Campus; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ Sweetwater Middle School: (2) Recognized Campus; Writing-Commended Performance; Social Studies-Commended Performance
â€¢ East Ridge Elementary: (2) Exemplary Campus; Reading/English Language Arts â€“ Commended Performance; Mathematics - Commended Performance
Sweetwater Christian School held an open house on Sunday in their new building. Recently, Sweetwater Christian School was able to move into their new building, which was made possible through the donations of Mr. Cyrus Dale McCreight. McCreight made the donation and gave the glory to God and in recognition of his mother, who opened the first private pre-school in Sweetwater. A plaque, dedicated to Mr. Dale, will hang in the entrance of the new school. Tours of the school were given and refreshments were served at the event.
Brookshire Grocery Company's 29th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive continues in approximately 150 supermarkets in 116 cities and towns throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
The stores are collecting donations of non-perishable foods and teaming up with a wide variety of service organizations, food banks and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Last year more than 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to more than 16,000 families in need.
Judge Glen Harrison heard two guilty pleas, in the 32nd Judicial District Court of Nolan County last week.
John Corry Hafner entered a plea of guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. The offense, which occurred on March 31, 2009, carries the classification of a state jail felony. Punishment can range from imprisonment in a state jail division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days and/or an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.
Henrietta the Thanksgiving Turkey made her annual appearance last week at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.Â Although this is her first time at J. P. Cowen, this is her 17th arrival in Sweetwater with her first appearance being at Philip Nolan in 1993.Â Pictured with the famous turkey is Sweetwater ISD Maintenance and Transportation Director Scott Lambert, Vera Ellen McCombs and Billie Joe McCombs.
If you or your loved one is a senior diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses â€” such as diabetes and heart failure â€” you should inquire with your state health insurance counseling program about eligibility to receive assistance from a Medicare Special Needs Plan â€” or SNP. With a shorter Medicare enrollment season this year, now is the time to learn more about how these unique programs can help.
Southeast Elementary UIL participants placed in several events at the UIL competition in Snyder. ElizabethÂ Fernandez, Ariel Martinez and Josh ReevesÂ placed third as a team in third grade Music Memory. Bob Turner placed sixth in third grade Story Telling and Racheal Sparks placed sixth in second grade Story Telling.
Students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends on Friday at the school.
Invenergy held a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course. The funds raised â€”Â totaling over $10,000 â€” will benefit the Sweetwater Fire Department to purchase wind turbine rescue equipment that will serve all wind farms in Nolan County. Invenergy did this last year to benefit the Snyder Fire Department.