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Sep 30, 2014   02:58 PM

WHAT:             Walmart will hire approximately 30 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this winter in Winters. A hiring kiosk is available in the Abilene Walmart Supercenter at 4350 Southwest Drive.   

Applications will be accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interested applicants may also apply online at  

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.* Interested veterans may find out more at 

According to store manager Ogbonnaya Agom-Eze the store will be hiring both full- and part-time associates. “The new Walmart Neighborhood Market brings more than just jobs to Winters, it brings career opportunities,” said Agom-Eze.

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance.

The majority of new associates will begin work in October to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

*Veterans must be within 12 months of active duty and meet Walmart’s standard hiring criteria. 

WHERE:          Walmart Hiring Kiosk – Abilene Walmart Supercenter
4350 Southwest Drive
Abilene, Texas
WHEN:             Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
CONTACT:      John Engleman, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-305-1665
                       Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085 

Sep 30, 2014   02:57 PM

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Runnels County will host two Farm Bill Decision Aid programs on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  The first will be held at the Winters Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and the second will be held at the Rowena SPJST Hall from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.   The program will recap the programs available to producers, including Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC); and will cover any base yield update options that can illustrate the data necessary to complete the decision-making process. Introduction to an online decision aid which simplifies the analysis needed to choose between the PLC & ARC coverages and will help producers identify optimal and viable insurance coverage levels to provide as much of a crop loss safety net as possible. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussions. For more info, contact Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension Economist at: (325) 653-4576 or contact the local Runnels County Extension Office at (325) 365-2219 or (325)365-5212.

Sep 22, 2014   03:21 PM

In the spring, the Runnels Co. 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in a local sporter air rifle and air pistol competition held for the club members.  At the fall sign-up meeting, members were recognized for their participation and awards were given in each division.  The members’ shooting precision and confidence has increased over the year as they practiced, and it was reflected by their results.

Sporter Air Rifle – Seniors

1st place – Cody Ischar

2nd place – Tyler Lange

3rd place – Kelton Book

Sporter Air Rifle – Intermediates

1st place – Riley West

2nd place – Cambry Schwartz

3rd place – Colton Wells

4th place - Hannah Pullin

5th place – Sydney Carroll

Sporter Air Rifle – Juniors

1st place – Parker Bryand

2nd place – Briley Clinton

3rd place – Allie Kalina

4th place – Emily West

5th place – DJ Estevis

Air Pistol – Senior

1st place – Tierra Mace

Air Pistol – Intermediates

1st place – Paul McDaniel

Sep 22, 2014   03:20 PM

National Employ Older Workers Week
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The United States is undergoing a demographic shift that is changing older Americans' relation to the workplace. The average and median age of the U.S. population is rising, and the composition of the workforce with it. By 2020, it is estimated that workers 55 and over will make up 25% of the U.S. civilian labor force, up from 13% in 2000. In addition, individual workers are tending to remain in the workforce longer and retire later. The number of workers over the traditional retirement age of 65 is seeing a marked increase, and it is projected that they will make up more than 7% of the American labor force by 2020. Employers rate older workers high on characteristics such as judgment, commitment to quality, attendance, and punctuality.

National Employ Older Workers Week, held annually the last full week of September, recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce. National Employ Older Workers Week aims to increase awareness of this labor segment and develop innovative strategies to tap it. It also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides on-the-job skills training to individuals 55 or older with limited financial resources. Since its inception, SCSEP has helped over one million older Americans enter the workforce. 

Sep 17, 2014   12:56 PM
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Winters High School Homecoming will be next week.  

The WHS Homecoming King and Queen candidates are:

Senior Boys from left to right:  Rudy Lara, Stephon Cleghorn, Lukas Kraatz, Taylor Hooper and Ty Cortez

Senior Girls from left to right:  Maggy Mendoza, Ashley Guy, Gabriela Jimenez Reyes, and Nina Mooney

*Photo taken by Theresa Gerhart

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