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Wed
25
May

Roby CISD bids farewell to school counselor

The Roby CISD School Board accepted the resignation of counselor, Lanett Ponder at the meeting last Monday night at Roby CISD. Ponder has been school counselor for the past 3 years, but is now planning to move into a private practice.

   Superintendent Heath Dickson read the letter to the members of the board:

Please accept this letter as an official resignation from my position as school counselor at Roby CISD, effective upon completion of summer testing. For the past three years Roby CISD has been my life. The decision to step away from education did not come easy. 

   This transition will allow me to focus on counseling while completing the necessary clock hours for becoming a licensed counselor. The opportunity I was given as math specialist and now as school counselor has been the most rewarding experience of my educational career. 

Wed
06
Apr

Local girl gets accepted to renowned music conservatory

Kyndra Vaught (20), a 2013 graduate of Rotan High School, was accepted into Berklee College of Music in Boston on March 30 at 11:00 p.m. Auditions for Berkley were held at a variety of locations throughout the world over the past several months. Kyndra’s audition took place in San Antonio on February 19th, leaving her with a long month of anticipation.

   “I tried to distract myself with school and work, but I still checked my email multiple times a day,” said Kyndra.

Wed
06
Apr

Commissioners purchases create public rumblings

 A special meeting of the Commissioners Court was held last Monday, where the court unanimously voted to buy a dump truck for Precinct 2. The $21,000 purchase came just 2 weeks after the court approved the $43,000 purchase for 2 additional trucks for Precinct 1. Running up a $64,000 purchase of big-ticket items, after making significant budget cuts moving into this fiscal year, has many local citizens outraged. 

Wed
30
Mar

Roby Lions Club

Roby Lions Club is celebrating 75 years of service to Roby this month. We conclude our celebration this Saturday, April 2nd, with a community service project at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. We will be giving free vision screenings for all ages. Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Snyder Lion Dr. Bryan Cave, and Past International Director Lion Marshall Cooper will be here as well as other District Lions to help with this event. Over 6,000 pairs of recycled eyeglasses will be available for adults to choose from as needed. Children will also be screened for glasses which Lions will provide as needed. Fisher County Hospital and Roby Rural Health Clinic will conduct a health fair and there will be various information booths.

Wed
30
Mar

Shawna Faucett receives $500 Scholarship

 Miss Shawna Faucett, Roby High School Junior, won a $500 scholarship when she placed 2nd in the annual Lions Club District 2-T2 Diabetes Awareness Contest in Lubbock. 

   Shawna's essay competed with those of other district high school juniors and seniors on the topic of "New Ways of Thinking to Manage Diabetes". Her essay was judged on the authenticity, current information and an application of the assigned essay topic and the understandability of the essay through personal presentation techniques. 

   Miss Faucett was sponsored in the contest by the Roby Lions Club. She is the daughter of Shane and Staci Faucett. 

Wed
30
Mar

Aging infrastructure may cost hospital

Representatives from McKinstry Construction presented information about the Fisher County Hospital’s aging infrastructure to the board of trustees last Monday night. 

   Michael McDaniel, Senior Account Executive, and Skip Woessner, Project Director, are mechanical engineers/contractors for McKinstry who help local hospitals figure out ways to decrease expenses and increase revenues. The goal is to help improve the overall operations of the hospital, not only improving the service to the community, but also the desirability to the next generation of medical professional. 

Wed
30
Mar

It’s STAAR Test time again!

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test began Tuesday in schools across the state. The STAAR test is used to measure the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. The administration and staff at Roby and Rotan School Districts have been preparing the students for this first round of tests since the beginning of the year.

Thu
24
Mar

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Help Grow Rural Businesses and Spur Economic Development

Release No.: TX 130.16   ­

Contact:

Gayle Aubrey

gayle.aubrey@tx.usda.gov

 

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Help Grow Rural Businesses and Spur Economic Development

 

TEMPLE, TEXAS, March 24, 2016 – Rural Business Cooperative-Service Administrator Sam Rikkers has announced that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural businesses.

Wed
16
Mar

A Week Of Firsts by Elle Kay Terry

 Living fifteen minutes from the worlds largest rattlesnake roundup and never attending is crazy, deciding to do a pageant you know absolutely nothing about is crazy, learning how to play the piano in a matter of a couple of months is crazy, but all this crazy adds together to be a perfect and spontaneous little adventure. This past week I competed at the 57th annual Miss Snake Charmer Pageant and had the time of my life doing it. It’s crazy to think I almost chickened out right before signing up but I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and went for it. 

Wed
16
Mar

The Unknown Of Diabetes By: Shawna Faucett

Dean Ornish says in one of his most infamous quotes, “Think about it: heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery.” If diabetes is to be diagnosed and treated appropriately it is important to know what it actually is. 

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