Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
Many awards and celebrations were on hand at the regular session meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees on Thursday night, Jan. 20, held at the Administration Building.
Two monetary donations were received from Charlie Peek with Brookshire's and Jackie Alvarez of Coca-Cola. The board approved the donations to be used for the general fund. Another gift given to the school board was a plaque from Steve Ellinger with CADCO. The company was in charge of the renovations done with the concession stands in Mustang Bowl as well as other improvements around the district.
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.
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
In October, 2010, CDCâ€™s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand the recommendations for the use of Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis) vaccine.Â This action was taken in an effort to protect more people from pertussis due to an increased incidence of the disease in the United States.Â Many states, including Texas, have seen an increased incidence of pertussis in the past decade.Â Currently, California is experiencing its largest outbreak in 60 years.Â Since January 2010, more than 6400 confirmed, probable and suspected pertussis cases, and 10 pertussis rela
On Friday morning, two residents were doing some work cutting up scrap metal when the grass near them caught on fire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. "They tried briefly to extinguish the fire themselves, but were unable to stop it with the winds and dryness of the fuel.
With the release of its sophomore disc, Of A Captive Heart, and a tireless work ethic, A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2011. Lead single â€śUnderneathâ€ť is already gaining airplay, following in the footsteps of the bandâ€™s previous single, â€śSave Meâ€ť from the bandâ€™s independent debut, which landed in the top 30 at christianrock.net.