Archive - Dec 31, 2010 - News Article
President Barack Obama named Ray Smola as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nationâ€™s highest honor for math and science teachers. Smola has been a physics teacher at Heidelberg High School in Germany for the past eight years and is among the 103 recipients of the award. He has also taught at Mannheim Middle School, Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan (all for the Department of Defense Education Activity), and Stephenville High School in Texas.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Sweetwater Christian Schools. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Rodney Foster this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
Anytime Fitness, the world largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it is open for business in Sweetwater, next to Hibbetts and Hastings in the Nolan County Plaza. A grand opening celebration took place on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and members of the community, as well as owners of the club, were present at the facility for a ribbon cutting and open house.
The Sweetwater Church of God will be celebrating 45 years in the their present building. The church has been at 4th and Pine since 1946. The Church of God was organized in Sweetwater in 1929 and has been active in the community since that time. A special service will be held for the Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2. Everyone is welcome to joint the celebration. Evangelist and former member the Rev W.C. Ratchford will be speaking at the regular Sunday morning worship service at 10:45 a.m.