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March 2nd, 2011

Residents recognized for continued support of hospice

March 2, 2011

Jay Lawrence and Sammy Hancock, both with Lawrence Bros. were recently recognized for their support of West Texas Rehab’s Hospice of the Big Country’s Hearts Remembered fundraiser. Shown are Dev Ohre, Director of West Texas Rehab’s Hospice of the Big Country, Sammy Hancock, Lawrence Bros., Jay Lawrence, Lawrence Bros., Mike Alexander, WTRC’s board president and Marjorie Cloud with WTRC Donor Relations Department.

Life after loss program offered

March 2, 2011

West Texas Rehab’s Hospice of the Big Country will be providing a six-part series called “Life After Loss” for individuals who have lost loved ones in the past two years. This is open to the public. 
The goal is to provide participants with appropriate information and peer support through the grieving process. Most people who attend find the information and support tremendously helpful.
The series beings Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the First Financial Bank Building located at 201 Elm Street in Sweetwater from 10-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Shronda Shannon at 325 793 5489 or sshannon@wtrc.com.

NCF golf scramble set for April

March 2, 2011

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Scramble for Scholarships set for Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this year's event is being dedicated to the memory of Jere Lawrence, one of the NCF founders. Riggs stated that Jere Lawrence worked tirelessly for many local and area causes, but the NCF was one of great importance to all of Nolan County.

DECA students go to state competition

March 2, 2011

Sweetwater High School DECA students recently competed in district competition and took first place and moved on to the state competition. Adrian Lopez and Gabriel Medellin competed in a team event of sports marketing. Genea Cherry and Joselyn Gonzalez competed in retail. Sarah Romero competed in apparel and accessories. Tish Torrez competed in quick serve restaurant management. The group is shown with DECA sponsor Nina Wilson and SHS principal Stacy Jones.

March 1st

Texas National Bank to host Chamber Coffee

March 1, 2011

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the bank’s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.

Burn ban remains in effect

March 1, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 28, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
In light of the emergence of wildfires this past weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County is still in effect. However, an exemption was made for the controlled burn to take place near the Nolan County Coliseum as the weather permits.

Sweetwater Healthcare wears red for women’s heart health

March 1, 2011

Sweetwater Healthcare Center employees wore red on Friday to promote women's heart health in February. Shown from left to right are Lana McCain, Leslie Lane, Debra Burnett, Ester Paquin, Cheynne Mathews and April Hernandez.

February 28th

Homes lost in weekend fire

February 28, 2011

Ten to thirteen homes were lost when a fire hit the northern edge of Colorado City and forced evacuations Sunday night, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fires when fueled by high winds Sunday and extremely dry conditions.
The fires forced the evacuation of many homes in Colorado City late Sunday, as well as a nursing home, Kristi Lee Manor, in Colorado City.
"The Big Country Medical Reserve Corps set up a shelter in Colorado City due to the evacuations and they did an excellent job in setting it up," said Madden.

Sea of red at heart luncheon

February 28, 2011

A sea of red could be seen on Friday at the Wear Red Day Luncheon held at Texas State Technical College, hosted by the Nolan County American Heart Association Board. The luncheon was held to promote women's heart health during heart month. Guest speaker was Susan Hash of Abilene, shown above. Hash is employed by TSTC in Abilene and is a recent cardiac survivor.

Voluntary resignation program discussed at SISD board meeting

February 28, 2011

The SISD Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 24, at the Administration Building.
The board discussed and approved to begin the process for a voluntary resignation incentive program at the meeting. By setting the plan in motion, the district intends to address the declining revenue, promote early notification and provide ample time and information for the district in order to address next year's staffing, scheduling and budget needs.

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