Archive - Feb 3, 2014 - News Article
Five years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Nolan County Coliseum. The "Bull Bash" was incepted by Matt and Annie Miles, whose oldest son Laramie Cash Miles was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Dysplasia. A person with this condition has a minimized optic nerve which prohibits the transfer of information from his eyes to his brain to process, resulting in blindness.
Local healthcare, law enforcement and business affairs were discussed during the meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee held Wednesday at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The work on the Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center continues at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, which should be completed by the end of April. Hospital Administrator Donna Boatright was pleased to announce that they have already received $32,000 in donations, out of the $40,000 that will be matched through a grant by the Nolan County Foundation.
Over 100 Sweetwater students ranging in grades 4 through 8 competed in the local spelling bees recently held at their respective campuses.
Andrew Ramey was the winner of the Spelling Bee held at Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS). The fifth grader enjoys reading and playing video games.
The second place winner was fourth grader Kaden Andrews. The competition held at SIS was coordinated by Melissa Howard.
Kara Lehnert won the Spelling Bee held at Sweetwater Middle School (SMS). The seventh grader, who competed at last year's national spelling bee, enjoys reading and sports.
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 40. Wind chill values will be between 17 and 27, with winds from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 35 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Jana Hall filed her candidacy for the Sweetwater Independent School District school board on Wednesday. She is seeking election for the remaining term for District 5 on the board, which is vacant following the resignation of Jenny Cherry last year.
Monday, Feb. 3-School closings and delays
Blackwell ISD-10 a.m. start, buses will run 2 hours late
Loraine ISD-10 a.m. start, buses will run 2 hours late. Staff to report at 9:30 a.m.
Roby ISD-10 a.m. start, buses will not run
Rotan ISD-10 a.m. start, buses will not run
Sweetwater ISD-10 a.m. start, buses will run 2 hours late
TSTC-Breckenridge campus is closed. Abilene and Sweetwater campuses will begin at 10 a.m. Brownwood campus opens at normal time.