Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that the Texas FSA State Committee revised a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency grazing policy that limited eligibility on acres grazed in previous fiscal years.
Based on a revised policy decision made by the Texas FSA State Committee, CRP acres grazed during fiscal year 2011 or 2012 will be considered eligible for emergency grazing if NRCS verifies, on a case-by-case basis, that the conservation cover will sustain grazing.
Local employees of the Texas Department of Transportation were recently honored for their years of service to the agency.
Elmer Green Jr. (shown), an engineering technician for the Nolan County maintenance office, was recognized for his 25 years of service to the department.
Cammy Guelker, office manager and John Scifres, a transportation technician, each were honored for 15 years of service.
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 95, even though heat index values could be as high as 98. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We'll see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in our area after 1 p.m., but dwindling down to around 10% before 11 p.m. Otherwise, tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 76 and south-southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
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The recipient of the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year award at Southeast Elementary was Patti Wilson.
She is the Special Education teacher to kindergarten and first grade students. Our of her 35 years of teaching, 20 of them have been spent teaching at Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
Wilson attended Tarrant County Junior College, Texas Wesleyan College and Texas Women's University, in which she earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master's Degree of Education.
A summer kidsâ€™ event called Movin' On Up will be hosted at Broadway Baptist Church from Monday, Aug. 5 to Friday, Aug. 9. The church is located at 710 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Kids jump into schoolhouse fun at Movin' On Up where they participate in memorable Bible-learning activities. Children will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats and create Bible crafts theyâ€™ll take home and even share with others.
Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is pleased to announce that, starting this fall, they will be able to offer college dual credit classes at no cost to students.
Several years ago, a trust was set up by Charles Nunn to cover over 50% of the tuition for the college dual credit courses. However, during the July meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees, the board decided to pick up the remaining cost and make the classes free to students.
A presentation on the construction plans for the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) Cardiac Rehab facility was given by David White with McKinstry during Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors.
The board was shown images of the front, side and aerial views of the facility. One particular point of discussion was the design of the parking lot, which would add 74 additional spaces that include parking to be in compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Over five years ago God granted me one of my wildest dreams.Â He allowed me to come to Sweetwater and pastor the greatest church on earth, Broadway Baptist Church.Â Throughout its history Broadway Baptist, formerly known as Fundamental Baptist, has had some amazingly awesome pastors.Â Pastors who loved and led the church, building a foundation of people that has lasted over 85 years, and this Sunday I will have the privilege of celebrating my fifth anniversary as pastor of this wonderful group of people.
The Sweetwater City Commission met on Tuesday to take action on two contracts between Georgia-Pacific Gypsum and the City of Sweetwater. Approval was given for amendment number one of the water supply contract and the industrial district contract between the two entities.
The water supply contract is tied into the industrial district contract, in which the city has agreed to and accepted the terms. Thus, the execution of both contracts is to be simultaneous.
During the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors on Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), the 2014 Capital Budget was reviewed and approved.
The board's finance committee held a previous meeting, in which they went through the budget line by line. At Monday's meeting, the board was informed while the items have been requested, it does not mean that all of them will be purchased.