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Jan 18, 2015   07:52 PM

Texas Dept. of State Health Services

Immunization/Flu Clinics for:

Children with Medicaid, no insurance, or underinsured

Adults with no insurance

For questions or to schedule an appointment

please call 754-4945 if no answer leave a message

Winters

Thursday February 5th

10-12 & 1:30-3

Professional Building

110 South Main, Suite 108

For Your Convenience please use Rear Entrance (Grant Street)

Ballinger

Thursday, February 12th  

10-12 & 1:30-3

600 Strong

(Corner of 6th and Strong)

Please bring child's immunization records   

If Child has Medicaid please bring card 



Jan 18, 2015   07:51 PM

COLEMAN, Texas — The Central Texas Farm Credit Board of Directors recently approved the payment of $5.2 million in cash to customers through its patronage refund program. This payment, which represents a portion of the rural lending cooperative’s record 2014 earnings, will be distributed in March.

 

As a customer-owned co-op, Central Texas Farm Credit provides its members with financing at competitive rates, and also returns its surplus earnings to them after it has met its needs for a strong capital base. This year’s record patronage will reduce each borrower’s effective interest rate by an average of 1.5 percent.

 

“Patronage payments are the foundation of our cooperative business philosophy,” said Jimmy Chambers, Central Texas chief executive officer. “We are proud to be able to return this money to our member-owners.”

 

Central Texas provides financing for all types of rural real estate, including farms, ranches, rural homes and recreational property. They also finance livestock, equipment and the working capital needs of farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. The Coleman-headquartered cooperative has branch offices in Brady, Brownwood, Coleman, Comanche, Haskell and San Angelo. It is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System.

 

For more information, visit www.ranchmoney.com.

 



Jan 12, 2015   06:13 PM

The Runnels County Historical Commission held is first meeting of the year 2015 at Los Carlos Restaurant in Miles on Saturday, January 10, beginning at 10:40 p.m. Despite the inclement weather, there were 9 members and 2 guests present.

Chairperson, Ruth Cooper called the meeting to order, with a prayer by Roy Rice.  The minutes were read by Secretary, Alton O’Neal and the Treasurer’s report was given by Anthony Lange.  Both reports were approved by members present.

The RCHC’s new book, “The Organization of Runnels County” sales are doing well. All members were encouraged to help promote the book.   If you are interested in purchasing the book, please call Ruth (325-754-5183), Linda (325-365-3145) or Beverly (325-442-4841).  Each of them have the books available for purchase.   The Commission donated a copy of the book to The City Library in Winters, The City Library in Miles and the Carnegie Library in Ballinger.  A copy of the book was also given to the Z.I. Hale Museum.  

On February 28, 2015, the Commission will be hosting the Official Texas Historical Marker Dedication for the city of Winters, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  This event will be in addition to the celebration of Texas Independence Day.  The speaker for the occasion will be announced at a later date.   Also, on May 2, The Runnels County Historical Commission will host the meeting of the Edwards Plateau Historical Association at the Rock Hotel in Winters.  

The Nominating Committee submitted the following members that are willing to serve as Officers for the Runnels County Historical Commission for the term of 2015-2016:

Chairperson -  Ruth Cooper Vice Chairman  -  Randall Conner Secretary -  Alton O’Neal Treasurer  -  Anthony Lange Reporter -  Beverly Teplicek

The motion to accept the nominees, as submitted by the committee was unanimous by all in attendance.   The next meeting of the Runnels County Historical Commission will be on March 14, 2015 with time and place to be announced.  All meetings of the Historical Commission are open to the public.

Chairperson, Ruth Cooper thanked everyone for coming, thereby showing an interest in the Commission and the history of Runnels County.




Jan 12, 2015   06:09 PM
L4L National Contest Trophy Shot

The Runnels County 4-H Leaders 4 Life Team represented Texas at the National Parliamentary Procedure Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.  The contest was held on Saturday, January 10. 2015 and results were announced in a ceremony on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Thirty-five states and Canada were represented at the Western National Roundup.  

The team began its undefeated year with a win in the senior division at the District 7 Leaders 4 Life competition March, 28, 2014, which earned the team a spot at the Leaders 4 Life state competition at Texas 4-H Roundup in June.  The Runnels County team bested 18 other teams at the state competition, earning the opportunity to represent Texas at the national level.

The team conducted several fundraising events between June and December, 2014 to defray the expenses for the trip to the national contest.  Numerous donations from individuals, civic organizations, and businesses funded the trip for the six team members, two coaches, and several parents that served as chaperones for the trip.  

The team is comprised of 4-H youth from across Runnels County   Team members include:

Ethan Bredemeyer serves as the President on the team.  Ethan is a senior at Winters High School.  Ethan’s parents are Bill and Sharla Bredemeyer of Winters.  Ethan is a member of the Winters 4-H Club.

Rachel Gibbs serves as the Vice-President on the team.  Rachel is a senior at Ballinger High School.  Rachel’s father is Marty Gibbs of Ballinger.  Rachel is a member of the Ballinger 4-H Club. 

Jennifer Castleberry serves as the Secretary on the team. Jennifer is a senior at Ballinger High School.  Jennifer’s parents are Todd and Kim Castleberry of Ballinger.  Jennifer is a member of the Ballinger 4-H Club.  

Brylee Matschek serves as the Treasurer on the team.  Brylee is a 2014 graduate of Ballinger High School and is currently a freshman student at Texas A & M University.  Brylee is a former member of the Rowena 4-H Club.  Her parents are Bruce and Kelly Matschek of Rowena.

Alyssa Flanagan serves as a member on the team. Alyssa is home schooled and is a senior.  Alyssa is a member of the Ballinger 4-H Club.  Alyssa’s parents are Drs. Scott and Mylea Flanagan of Ballinger.  

Hannah Pinckney serves as a member on the team.  Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Ballinger High School and is currently a freshman student at Angelo State University.  Hannah’s parents are Lane and Martha Pinckney of Ballinger.

Coaches for the team are Bill Bredemeyer of Winters and Toby Virden of Ballinger.       



Jan 07, 2015   06:20 PM

The Runnels County Historical Commission will meet January 10, 2015 at Los Carlos Restaurant in Miles, Texas.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.  An  overview of 2014 and plans for 2015 will be discussed.

All meetings of the Runnels County Historical Commission are open to the public.



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