Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
The Word of God ministry is acknowledging five years of God's blessings upon the church. Five years ago the Lord inspired a vision for this ministry to be manifested. Even though the workings of it started years earlier in Pastor Dale Stowe's life, the reality of it started Jan. 29, 2006. Much of what the Lord has envisioned has come to pass, but there is more to come.
On the Faith Lutheran Church lawn, the white crosses continue to stand this week, as they continue to uphold their beliefs on the sanctity of human life. On the church lawn are 137 crosses representing the number of abortions that take place every hour in the United States. Since 1973, approximately 52 million children have had their lives taken from them. That number equals the population of 18 States, stretching from Mississippi north to Minnesota, west to Idaho and Oregon, and back down to Louisiana.
This is Jack Williams' first visit to Java Jax, to perform this coming Saturday evening show on the Jan. 29. After a conversation with Williams and discussing his talents in music from even when he was a small child, I can only imagine how great the show will be. When speaking to Williams it didn't take long to start up a conversation about subject material that we could both relate to.
The Nolan County American Heart Association Board will be hosting their first Wear Red Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, to promote women's heart health during heart month. Feb. 4 was recently designated as Wear Red Day in Nolan County.
The luncheon will begin at noon at The Center at Texas State Technical College with special guest speaker Susan Hash of Abilene. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center 41st annual telethon and auction Saturday raised more than one point two million dollars ... to be more exact the total at midnight the total was $1,209,995. The overall total now in 41 years is over $33 million dollars. Last yearâ€™s total at midnight was $1,201,000. In 2008 the all-time record was set of $1,271,367 was raised. The second best was in 2007 with 1.26 million.
Future Sweetwater participants recently learned about Sweetwater's economy. Shown are Future Sweetwater participants with Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Executive Director and Jaime Ince. Future Sweetwater participants are Molly Fincher, Rachel Hunt, Mackensey Hayes, Kathleen Campbell, Amy Witt, Jerren Villa, Elise Lawrence, Blake Young, Sean Morrow, Nick Nemir, Cole Maxwell, Ryan Linebaugh and Brandon Howell.
A regular meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court was held on Monday morning, Jan. 24, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Several approvals were made at the meeting, including approval of the minutes of the meeting held on Jan. 10. The commissioners also approved to keep the burn ban for Nolan County in effect for the next two weeks.
The Nolan County District Board of Directors met for the first time in 2011 for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 24, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Various approvals regarding the month of December were made at the meeting. Among the approvals were the minutes from the previous meeting and several financial items. The bad debt write-off list, accounts payable and payroll, and the financial statements from December 2010 were all approved.
USG recently announced the retirement of Johnny Almanza, Hourly Supervisor in the #3 Board Department, after 31 years of dedicated service. Johnny selected a utility trailer as his retirement gift. "The employees of the Sweetwater plant would like to thank Johnny for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Sweetwater ISD has launched a new website that will provide importantÂ information to parents and community members.Â The site can be found at http://www.sweetwaterisd.net.