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March 28th, 2014

Kara Lehnert to participate in National Spelling Bee competition

March 28, 2014

A resolution honoring the Regional Spelling Bee Champion, Sweetwater Middle School student Kara Lehnert, was also presented at the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. Pictured are SMS principal Jeff Withrow, SMS Spelling Bee sponsor Julie Cypert, SMS vice principal Danette Price, Lehnert, and her mother Yvonne Lehnert. Kara will be participating in the National Spelling Bee competition in May, which will be held in Maryland.

DECA state qualifiers honored by SISD school board

March 28, 2014

Pictured are Sweetwater High School DECA sponsor Nina Wilson; DECA state qualifiers Abby McPherson, Rachel Gray, and Madison Jones; and SHS principal Stacy Jones. The DECA state qualifiers were presented with a resolution during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. Other DECA state qualifiers (not pictured) are Daven Alvarez, Mason Andrews, Johnathan Browning, Lizzie Gray, Kaleb Hoover, Steven Le, Jay Lomas, Taylor McPherson, Casey Whoolery-Pratt and Quentin Wetsel.

TSTC West Texas to offer evening classes

March 28, 2014

Texas State Technical College West Texas will offer evening classes for the Diesel Technology and Pipe Welding programs beginning this fall. The demand for Diesel and Pipe welding graduates continues to increase due to recent oil plays in the area. Students will attend Monday through Thursday from 6-10 p.m. and on Saturdays.
A limited number of spots are available. Apply today at westtexas.tstc.edu. For more information, call 325.235.7300.

Hospital plans critical expansion project for community

March 28, 2014

$25 million project could begin as early as mid-summer

Over the last two years, nearly 25 percent of rural communities in Texas have seen the closure of their local hospitals. Despite these changes and ongoing challenges in the healthcare industry, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater has seen incredible growth and expansion.

March 27th

Financial audit presented at recent RPMH board meeting

March 27, 2014

The 2013 financial audit was presented at Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors' meeting, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Highlights of the report conducted by Durbin and Company were given, in which a clean and unqualified opinion was given. With a new company in charge of the audit, the format of the report saw some changes and some new standards were seen.

Ribbon cutting ceremony takes place for new SNAP building

March 27, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony — with many members of the community attending — for the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building.
Those attending had the opportunity to tour the new facilities.

Library Tag Day set for April 2

March 27, 2014

Woman's Forum in Sweetwater is getting ready for Library Tag Day, which will be held on Wednesday, April 2. All donations will be used by the local library for the many programs that are being used today and programs that are planned in the coming year.
The Woman's Forum was formed in 1950 by Mrs. Ione Dulaney Perry to create interest and support for a movement to build a public library for Nolan County. Various Nolan County clubs were asked to be Forum club members and individual memberships were also accepted, which is true of membership today.

Facilities committee planned for SISD

March 27, 2014

Updates on district-wide maintenance and facilities were given as part of the report presented by Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman on Thursday evening at the SISD Board of Trustees' meeting.
The board has been considering several individuals to make up a facilities committee, as the district is well aware of the ongoing construction and expansion projects taking place in the community.

Sweetwater's forecast for Thursday

March 27, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be breezy from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 53 and breezy winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Winds will decrease to 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
Learn more at weather.gov.

March 26th

Red Night this Friday

March 26, 2014

This Friday will be Red Night at the Sweetwater Mustang Baseball game against the Wylie Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Those wearing red will get in the game free!
The first 50 wearing red to enter the game will receive a red ticket at the gate for a free popcorn and soft drink.

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