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Fri
30
Sep

Martin County Hospital District’s “Swing Bed Team” honored by TORCH with 10th Leadership Culture Award

AUSTIN — The Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, known as TORCH, announced the Martin County Hospital Swing Bed Team is the recipient of the Leadership Culture Award at the 10th Annual TORCH Leadership and Management Institute Awards. “The team has blossomed over the years from treating basic non-complex wounds to healing very complex wounds and conditions that are normally seen in much larger facilities,” said David Pearson, president and CEO of TORCH. “But more than their hard work and clinical quality, it is also the team work that makes them special. TORCH is proud to have the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and put the spotlight on this team for their hard work and dedication to rural health.”
 
Fri
23
Sep

New idea could help with lack of quality pre-K program

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Education Agency have announced a new prekindergarten planning and implementation grant that will provide school districts with additional capacity to expand quality prekindergarten programs. Through this Prekindergarten Partnership Grant, 4-star Texas Rising Star child care providers are eligible to partner with their local independent school districts and charter schools to provide prekindergarten to 3- and 4-yearold children. By partnering with private prekindergarten providers that have demonstrated exemplary performance standards by achieving the highest level TRS quality rating, school systems will have an avenue to provide high quality early childhood education to more Texas children.

 

Fri
23
Sep

Permian Basin Fair

At the Permian Basin Fair three scholarships were awarded in the Creative Arts Division totaling $4,000. Shelby McDaniel of Stanton received one for $2,000. She was so excited and is planning on attending Odessa College which will match that $2,000 from the fair.

 

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Fri
16
Sep

Martin County 4H honors law enforcement

Seventy- one people attended the Martin County 4-H Achievement Banquet and Ice Cream Freeze-Off fundraiser Aug. 30. 4-H members were recognized with project completion certificates and year pins, as well as ribbons from recent contests. The Friend of 4-H award was presented to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Stanton Police Department, the Silver Spur award was given to Mandy Newman, and the Outstanding Leader award was given to Christina Day.
 
Fri
16
Sep

Contestants sought for 2016 Fair queen

 The Howard County Fair is still accepting entries for the Howard County Fair queen contest in the entertainment tent Sep. 22 at 5:30 pm. Anyone enrolled in an area high school, college or SWCID is eligible to enter. Go to the Howard County Fair website (www.hcfair.org) to print entry forms. Deadline for entries is 4 pm, Sep. 21. There is a $35 entry fee that may be paid by a sponsor or the contestant. Prizes include Howard College scholarships and items donated by local and area businesses. For additional information, contact: Cindy Jones (432-517-9115) or Sandy Stewart (432-935-1604).
 
Fri
09
Sep

Work on the major addition to Martin County Hospital

Work on the major addition to Martin County Hospital continues at a rapid pace - like construction projects at Stanton schools, the bank downtown and other work, nothing can get done quickly enough.    

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Fri
02
Sep

Shelby McDaniel

Shelby McDaniel, Martin County 4-H member and Tractor Supply Company employee, presents a Class Champion Award to TSC assistant store Manager Jesse Tyer and TSC team lead Crystal Escamilla. During the semi-annual Paper Clover events, TSC invites customers to support 4-H by donating $1 at checkout to contribute to scholarships that send kids in county and state to 4-H camp and other leadership experiences.

 

Fri
02
Sep

Pronghorn relocation draws over 100,000 hits on just the first day

BIG BEND - While Sul Ross State University researchers are pleased with pronghorn relocation and reproduction results, they are overwhelmed by the response to an online documentary film. “Pronghorn Revival,” a YETI short film directed by Ben Masters, received a virtual stampede of viewers since it first aired on the YETI website Aug. 22. “It has been viewed over 100,000 times, and it came out yesterday,” said Dr. Louis Harveson, Sul Ross professor of Natural Resource Management and endowed director of the Borderlands Research Institute.

 

Fri
26
Aug

Juarez named new food pantry director

The Martin County Community Fund’s Director Jimmy Stallings announced some changes in the operation of the Stanton Food Pantry. Kimberly Juarez will be the new director for the Food Pantry. Longtime residents Joe and Mary Ortiz are leaving Stanton and moving to the Dallas area. Mary and Joe Ortiz have been instrumental in the operation of the food bank outlet in Stanton for many years.
 
Fri
26
Aug

Le Bow Boutique

Le Bow Boutique had its grand opening ribbon cutting on Tuesday in Downtown Stanton with several city officials and members of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce in attendance

 

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