Archive - Feb 2011 - News Article
The 2011 New Year Girl winner and runners-up were announced at Sweetwater High School. Shown are fourth runner up, freshman Jenny Medellin, first runner up, Junior Ashley Stevenson, 2011 New Year Girl, sophomore Mackensey Hayes, third runner up, junior Kensi Jones and second runner up, junior Carly Johnson. The 2011 New Year Girl special section will be published in the Sweetwater Reporter on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, and will include all New Year Girl nominees. (Photo courtesy of SHS Yearbook Staff)
JavaJax coffee bar in Sweetwater brought in two acts on Saturday evening. Performing together were Will T. Massey and fiddler Richard Bowden. This was their first visit to JavaJax. Bowden did not grow up in West Texas. He moved to Lubbock in the 1970s and spent over 10 years in the Lubbock music scene. Bowden played approximately 10 years with the The Main Brothers Band in Lubbock as the fiddler and mandolin player in the group.
By Linda KiteÂ Â
Public Health Promotions Coordinator
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
SNCHD will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, for Presidentâ€™s Day.
Immunization clinics are held every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m.Â
The staff at Buck's Steaks and Bar-B-Que showed their support on Friday, Feb. 4, Wear Red Day in Nolan County by wearing their red American Heart Association T-shirts. Shown from left to right are Dustin Baker, Linda Ross, Dawn Jason, Penny Jones, Sherry Tollison and Heather Holden. The shirts are available for purchase for $10 each. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. For more information, call Joni Coons at 235-7418.
Texas State Technical College System announces its search for the next president of TSTC West Texas. Gail Lawrence has served in an interim capacity since former president, Mike Reeser, was chosen to serve as the TSTC System Chancellor/CEO on Nov. 4, 2010.
The Chancellor seeks a person of vision and action whose experience demonstrates the capacity to provide transformational leadership for the college.
Speaker Joe Straus announced the Texas House committee assignments for the 82nd Legislative Session. Rep. Susan L. King was honored to once again be selected to serve on the Appropriations and Public Health Committees. In addition, Rep. King was also appointed to serve on the House Administration Committee.
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Sweetwater Independent School District for having two schools in their district make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The following schools received the honor and Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the following areas:
â€˘ Southeast Elementary School, Math and Reading - Higher Performing in all Areas.
â€˘ Sweetwater Intermediate School, Math and Reading.
The City Commission met for their regular session meeting on Tuesday morning, Feb. 8 at City Hall.
Several items for approval were presented at the meeting. Among them was the ordinance ordering for an election to be held on May 14. During this city election, voters would be electing for mayor and city commissioners in Precincts 1 and 3. The ordinance was approved.
Robert R. Petty, Jr. of Nolan, Texas, owns two bulls listed in the Spring 2011 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus AssociationÂ® in Saint Joseph, Mo. National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now generated on a weekly basis; however a biannual report is still pr http://www.angus.org/ inted. Issued in both the spring and fall, the Sire Evaluation Report features the latest performance information available on 4,765 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angus.org.
The second annual â€śRidinâ€™ for Cashâ€ť Bull Bash will be an even larger event than last year, with many vendor booths being set up before the action begins. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Doors will open at 5 p.m. so that those attending will have time to visit vendor booths, the silent auction and the concession stand.
There will be about 30 vendors that will be selling many items including leather goods, jewelry, candles, Scentsy items, clothes, crosses and much more.