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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

Sep 17, 2014   12:47 PM

Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014

Friday         10:00—10:50 am               High School Assembly with Distinguished Alumni, WHS Auditorium


                      3:00 pm                                  Blizzard Pep Rally, WISD Special Events Center


                      5:00—7:00 pm                    “Turkey & Dressing” Homecoming Dinner, School Cafeteria, $10 per person


                      5:00 pm ‘til                            New Chick-Inn Serving Drinks at the Chick-Inn Site


                      7:30 pm                                  Winters Blizzards vs. TLCA Eagles Football, Blizzard Field


                      Half-Time                               Crowning of Homecoming and Coming Home Royalty

                                                                        Recognition of Distinguished Alumni


                      After Game                           Alumni Reception, WISD Special Events Center—Northside


Saturday   7:00—8:30 am                     Breakfast at The Rock Hotel, 300 West Dale Street


                      8:30—9:30 am                    Winters High School and WISD Special Events Center Open for Tours


                      9:00 am—5:00 pm             Z. I. Hale Museum Open, 242 West Dale Street


                      9:00 am                                  Classic Cars and Bikers Meet in Front of Winters High School


                      10:00 am                               “Making the Drag” Parade Around the Chick-Inn Site


                      10:00 am—1:00 pm          New Chick-Inn Serving Drinks at the Chick-Inn Site

                                                                Chick-Inn Souvenirs For Sale at Chick-Inn Site


                      11:00 am ‘til                      Hamburger Lunch by Winters Volunteer Fire Department at

                                                                 Fire Station on South Main



                      Noon/Afternoon      Class Reunions and Get-Togethers Around Town

                                                       “The McKenzie Years” Band Reunion—WISD Special Events Center, 1:00—3:00 pm

                                                         WHS Class of 1954—Winters Housing Authority, 300 North Grant Street

                                                         WHS Class of 1959—Winters School Cafeteria

                                                         WHS Class of 1964—The Rock Hotel, 300 West Dale Street, 10:45 am







Sep 17, 2014   12:46 PM

Two Distinguished Alumni of Winters High School will be honored at half-time of the homecoming football game between the Winters Blizzards and TLCA Eagles on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Blizzard Field. 

Mr. JoRay De La Cruz is a 1974 Winters High School graduate who currently lives in Austin, Texas.  Mr. De La Cruz is a nurse anesthetist who graduated from the University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences in Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  He has provided anesthesia services all over the country, including proudly serving in the United States Army Reserves.  Operating as an independent contractor, he currently is providing anesthesia services in Austin and Abilene. 

Melba F. Lewis, M.D. is an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat surgeon) with her own practice, Austin Association of Otolaryngologists.  Dr. Lewis graduated from Winters High School in 1969 and attended Rice University.  She later graduated with honors from Texas A&M College of Medicine.  Dr. Lewis’ has done extensive medical research and has published and presented papers in cancer and surgery at many universities and medical centers over her career.  She currently resides in Austin.   

Dr. Lewis and Mr. De La Cruz will be speaking to Winters High School students at a school assembly on Friday, September 26th at 10:00 am in the WHS Auditorium.  Friends and others are invited to hear their presentations.   

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