May 29th, 2013
Texas Midwest Community Network Executive Director Nicki Harle has announced plans to step down by the end of the year. The organization is seeking a new executive and has posted information about the position and application process on the Texas Midwest website, www.texasmidwest.org.
TMCN is a regional non-profit organization of communities working together to accomplish what one community can not do alone. The mission of TMCN is to promote a regional approach to provide the resources and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth.
Steve Holcomb, Hospital Board Chairman, is shown swearing in Kirby Andrews-District 7 (At Large), Linda Kite-District 2 and Jose Villafranca-District 6 at the latest hospital board meeting.
Holcomb (District 4) was also sworn in during the meeting by Andrews.
On May 13, the county-wide burn ban was lifted by the Nolan County Commissioners. At Monday morningâs meeting, approval was given for the burn ban to remain lifted, due to the recent rains that have fallen in the area.
Also during the meeting, the recommendation of Erica Caballero as the City-County Library Director was approved. Elsie Pierce, the chairperson of the library board, offered some information about the application process.
Graveside services for Alfred Carroll Kellams, 87, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene with Rev. Raymond Payne officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Kellams died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Roscoe Collegiate High School recently held a ban-quet to honor athletes from the 2012-13 school year.
Several of the athletes received top honors, including Plowboy of the Year and Plowgirl of the Year. They included the following:
Fighting Heart Awards:
Jose Rangel â boys
Kendall Moses â girls
Landon Jones â Plowboy of the Year
Faith Boren â Plowgirl of the Year
Stina Tomlin â Ms. Def-ense
Jesus Leanos â Plowboy of the Year
Mirian Solis â Plowgirl of the Year
Jesus Leanos â Plowboy of the Year
Sweetwater High School seniors Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, Nick Nemir, Sean Morrow and Ryan Linebaugh (pic-tured from left) were the four âMr. Mustangâ athlete nominees for the 2012-13 school year, with Linebaugh winning the honor.
The âMr. Mustangâ honor is chosen annually by the student body. Presenting the award to the four nominees were Mackensey Hayes (far left) and Blake Young (far right), editors of the student yearbook at SHS.
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(via @ScrippsBee) Round 3 and the Preliminaries of the 2013 National Spelling Bee concluded at 4:01 p.m. 239 spellers remained, but 41 semifinalists were announced. [Kara Lehnert did not make the cut.] Qualifying semifinalists had to correctly spell twice on stage, PLUS score highest on Tuesday's computer exams.
3:36 p.m., local time:
RT @ScrippsBee: #Speller247 Kara Lehnert (TX) spells 'temblor' (an earthquake) correctly in Round 3 #spellingbee
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Those who gave all were remembered Monday at the Nolan County Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony on the south side of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Team Chip Tae Kwon Do leaders Lonnie Mendez, Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez, assisted by Team Chip students, presented and raised the American flag.Â The Texas flag was presented and raised by Boatswainâs Mate Brittney Clark BMSN (SW).
Retired Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley led the service as master of ceremonies.Â Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was the featured speaker.
Sweetwater High School has announced the top ten graduates of the Class of 2013:
1. Ashley Kincheloe - 100.200
2. Amy Witt - 100.140
3. Mackensey Hayes - 99.838
4. Blake Young - 99.580
5. Rachel Hunt - 99.186
6. Addisyn Cleckler - 99.235
7. Madison Meneses - 99.100
8. Elise Lawrence - 97.978
9. Cole Maxwell - 96.791
10. Jerren Villa - 96.622
A few testing results were recently received by SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), which were announced during the May meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees. In retakes for the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests, there was a 92% passing rate in English/Language Art, an 81% passing rate in Math, a 96% passing rate in Social Studies and a 94% passing rate in Science.