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May 28th, 2011

Run-off election in Roscoe

May 28, 2011

Following the city elections on May 14, a run-off will be taking place in Roscoe on June 11, 2011.
The race for Place 3 Councilmember was too close to call in the city, prompting the second election. Virg Pruitt and Don Graham will be on the ballot for the open seat.
Voting will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall in Roscoe, located at 115 Cypress.
Early voting by personal appearance will also be held at City Hall each weekday starting on Tuesday, May 31 until Tuesday, June 7 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

SHS holds NHS induction ceremony

May 28, 2011

The Sweetwater High School (SHS) held its induction for the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday, May 23, 2011. The new NHS officers are Carly Johnson, President; Gabriel Medellin, Vice President; Leah Armstrong, Secretary; Ryan Mercer, Treasurer; and Alicia Finn, Historian. The NHS Student Advisory Committee will consist of Shelby Ezzell, Ashley Stevenson and Emily Richardson. The new NHS Officers and Student Advisory Committee are shown (in no particular order) with departing NHS officers Jace Bentle, Kelsey Jones, Kaitlen Harrison and Briana Muñoz.

Third Annual df Ranch Triathlon approaches

May 28, 2011

The Third Annual df Ranch Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 5, from the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp starting at 8:30 a.m. The triathlon will consist of a 500m swim, 14 mile bike and a 5k run. This year there is a new addition to the race. It is labeled the Land Lovers division. This accommodates athletes who don't want to swim. A designated swimmer will complete the swim for them, and then, the athlete will take off from transition and complete the race on the bike and the run side by side with the rest of the triathletes.

Nolan County Cruisers donate to WTCAC

May 28, 2011

Pictured at the Nolan County Cruisers Classic Car Show are Sonja Sanchez, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate and Natile Woodrow. The car show was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Nolan County Courthouse. Proceeds from the event went to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. See more car show photos inside.

SHS students receive national certification

May 28, 2011

Several Sweetwater High School students received National Professional Certification in Customer Service by passing an industry-driven assessment. This new professional certification is based on national skill standards recognized by high performance employers from the retail, wholesale, personal services and real estate industries as critical to customer service success. The computer-based assessment required these certified individuals to respond to real-world job-related situations, using knowledge and skills widely recognized as important in high-performance workplaces.

SHS Choir brings home trophies

May 28, 2011

The SHS Choir who performed at the Winspear Opera House Choir Festival in Dallas brought home two choral trophies for their performance. All three judges awarded the choir their first trophy for an "Outstanding Choral Performance" in the Choir Festival. The judges also gave the SHS Choir a total score that awarded them the second trophy for being "Runner Up in the Best of Class" for their performance scores.

Local airman receives awards

May 28, 2011

Senior Airman Janell Lopez, daughter of Joanna and Mark Wofford of Sweetwater, flew in the fighter plane belonging to U.S. Forces Garrison Command 643rd Regional Support Group, Kandahar, Afghanistan. She is a Certified Taser Instructor and was awarded Airman of the Month during her Kandahar, Afghanistan deployment. She also received the CLS (Combat Lifesaver) Certified Most Outstanding Instructor Award for Security Forces and the Tuskegee Airman award while deployed in Iraq. She was awarded the Elizabeth N. Jacobson Award. She was hand selected of 170 students, Coined for Excellence by Col.

May 27th

What's the Rumble at East Ridge?

May 27, 2011

The courtyard at East Ridge Elementary is blooming with recent renovations. After the portable buildings were removed from the area between the two classroom wings, the courtyard was left with dirt and a bit of grass. The PTO decided to use proceeds from the students' fall fundraising efforts to make the courtyard a more useable and inviting space.

RPMH receives grant for improved medication management

May 27, 2011

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) received a grant from the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange (THIE) in the amount of $5,000 to implement medication management/reconciliation software that will help enhance the process for medication reconciliation at the time of patient discharge.
Administration and management of medications to patients is one of the most important tasks of any healthcare provider. The hospital is looking forward to leveraging the latest technology in patient medication management to help improve the process thanks to the recent grant.

Strong gathering at county meeting

May 27, 2011

An atypically strong gathering was in attendance at the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, May 23 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A group of concerned residents joined local Patricia Parker in discussing a concern with truck traffic on Forrest Drive, urging county officials to step into the matter as the road is not wide or safe enough for the trucks.

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