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March 28th, 2014
A campus report from East Ridge Elementary was given during the March meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees.
Several second and third graders joined principal Vicki Mayberry to inform board members about the programs that are taking place on campus.
Students are learning how to play chess, in which the different game pieces were explained and the chess move "knight's corral" was demonstrated. In addition, "The Zone" allows students to work on their math and reading skills by reading aloud and answering questions thirty minutes a day.
As Part of AT&Tâ€™s Project VIP Investment, More Customers to Benefit From Nationâ€™s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network on the Latest Devices
Â AT&T* has expanded the nationâ€™s most reliable 4G LTE network** in Sweetwater, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Abilene in September 2013, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.
AT&T 4G LTE coverage now includes parts of Merkel, Tye and Abilene.Â
Several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, includes:
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony â€” with many members of the community attending â€”Â for the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building.
Those attending had the opportunity to tour the new facilities.
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.
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.