Archive - News Article
January 29th, 2011
A grass fire burned approximately 100 acres of land on Friday afternoon in Nolan County in the northwest portion of Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Madden stated that the landowner was working on a fence when the grass caught fire. No injuries were reported.
Sweetwater students will now have a new reason to display their showcase smile.
With the help of Molly Thomas, SISD head nurse, a new program will be rolling into town to help kids receive adequate dental care. All Smiles, a group based out of Dallas, will be stationed at various Sweetwater schools. The company launched their Traveling Miles for Smiles campaign in 2004 in an effort to assist schools, organizations and parents invest in their child's health with on-site dental care.
A Green Energy program created by Just Energy, the largest competitive green energy retailer in North America, the National Football League and the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee will ensure the 2011 Super Bowl will be the greenest NFL championship on record.
Mr. Daniel L. Marsh, Director of West Texas VA Health Care System, is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting and Open House of the Veteran Healing Center in Big Spring which will house the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. A ribbon will be cut and an unveiling of the signage will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in front of the newly constructed facility located on the northwest portion of the VA campus. Following a short program, tours will be provided of the beautiful facility. Parking will be available in the employee parking lot adjacent to Ryan Street.
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.