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January 24th, 2011
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the Star Search winners of the intermediate division, Ainsleigh Nelson and Lindsey Romero won second place for their disco divas dance; Olivia Madden won third place for singing "Best Day;" and Devin Gutierrez won first place for singing "One Voice."
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club held the 20th annual Star Search competition on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Many local students showcased their talents at the event. Shown are the winners of the elementary division, Madison Sosa, Kyla Daniel, Mia Valdez and Isabel Ortega won first place with their hand jive dance to a Grease song; Kyrsten Smith won second place singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," accompanied by her grandfather Skeet Smith on acoustic guitar; and Collin Stafford won third place with his "Techno Collin" light show.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is offering a free diabetic support group meeting on Feb. 1, 2011 at the hospitalâ€™s Emergency Department Classroom (200 E. Arizona Ave.). Beginning at 2 p.m., the hour-long program will focus on appropriate exercise routines for individuals with diabetes.
â€śProper and adequate exercise is just one of the critical components in managing diabetes,â€ť said Rosa Best, chief nursing officer at Rolling Plains Memorial. â€śIn addition to supporting your bodyâ€™s efficient use of insulin, exercise also contributes to your overall health.â€ť
In October, 2010, CDCâ€™s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand the recommendations for the use of Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis) vaccine.Â This action was taken in an effort to protect more people from pertussis due to an increased incidence of the disease in the United States.Â Many states, including Texas, have seen an increased incidence of pertussis in the past decade.Â Currently, California is experiencing its largest outbreak in 60 years.Â Since January 2010, more than 6400 confirmed, probable and suspected pertussis cases, and 10 pertussis rela
On Friday morning, two residents were doing some work cutting up scrap metal when the grass near them caught on fire, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. "They tried briefly to extinguish the fire themselves, but were unable to stop it with the winds and dryness of the fuel.
With the release of its sophomore disc, Of A Captive Heart, and a tireless work ethic, A Road Less Traveled is moving boldly forward to become a legitimate rising star in 2011. Lead single â€śUnderneathâ€ť is already gaining airplay, following in the footsteps of the bandâ€™s previous single, â€śSave Meâ€ť from the bandâ€™s independent debut, which landed in the top 30 at christianrock.net.
Jacque McCoy, executive vice president of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, recently completed a four-year course of study from the Institute of Organization Management held on the campus of the University of Arizona, in Tucson during the week of Jan. 4-8, 2011. This professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a comprehensive course focusing on professional growth and development for association, chamber and other non-profit professionals.
An accident occurred early Thursday morning, due to a patch of black ice on the road. The accident occurred on 126 northeast of the city of Nolan. The vehicle struck black ice which caused the driver of the truck to lose control. Only one person was involved and was able to walk away with only minor injuries.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s graduation Blowout is an annual event for all high school students. Blowout is held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex following the graduation ceremonies and is an event full of fun, food and games. Blowout was conceived to provide an alcohol-free alternative to the traditional drinking parties that seem to have become the accepted form of celebration following graduation. Far too often, the future potential of young adult lives and the happiness of special events have been marred by the tragedy of drinking and driving accidents.
After two national agencies arrived to help find missing thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn, a good number of volunteers responded to the call.
About 40 people showed up to the Colorado City Civic Center on Wednesday morning to help the KlaasKids Foundation and the Laura Recovery Center with law enforcement search efforts.
The foundations taught volunteers tips on what to do and not to do, as well as different search tactics. The search was conducted within the city limits of Colorado City, where search parties were formed and identified with neon orange vests.