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Tue
24
Nov

Rotan School Board Meeting

 

The Rotan ISD School Board got to enjoy some entertainment before they got down to business last week.  Rotan ISD spotlighted the state competing Rotan Yellowhammer Band, who played several musical excerpts from their upcoming Christmas concert. 

   After band’s performance, the board heard a report from 5th graders, Riley Hurt and Sterling Bowen, who informed the board about “The Big Event”. The Big Event is a night of fun and education the school holds as a reward to select students that have maintained met certain for the year. 

Tue
24
Nov

Preston Martin files for Re-Election of Precinct 3 in Fisher County

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Preston Martin has announced his candidacty for re-election as Fisher COunty Commissioner, Precinct 3. Born and raised in Fisher County as a fourth generation farmer/rancher in addition ot being the owener of Martin’s Feed & Garden has allowed him th eopprotuntiy to gain extensive hands on experiences of maintaining and operating heavy equipment as well as operating within the confines of a limited budget. While serving as commission Preston strives to make the most efficient use of available funds within a strict county budget. Improvements continue to be made as funds allow. He states “I am grateful for all the encouragement and advice given by my fellow consituents. It’s been a priviledge to serve all of you. I ask for your prayers and continued support.

Tue
24
Nov

Jonnye Lu Gibson seeks re-election for Fisher County Tax Assessor/Collector

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Jonnye Lu Gibson has been the Fisher County Tax Assessor/Collector for the last 11 years. She is a 2nd generation Fisher County resident. Jonney lives in Roby, TX and enjoys her time with her son, Nathan Brown, 23, and her grandsons, 3-year-old Kaydon and 2-year-old Bo.  Jonnye believes the person elected for the Tax Assessor/Collector must always have the County’s best interest in their mind. She thinks because the duties of the office deal with the taxpayers’ money, the people have to come first.

  “I love serving the people,” said Jonnye Lu. “The duties of this office change constantly, and I like helping people work through issues.”

Tue
24
Nov

Gordon Pippin files for re-election as Precinct 1 Commissioner

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Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Gordon Pippin has filed for re-election. Gordon has served as the Precinct 1 County Commissioner for 11 years and is ending his 3rd term in office.

   Gordon is a 3rd generation Fisher County resident. He and his wife Angie are the parents of 5 children and reside in McCaulley.

   Pippin has been operating heavy equipment for the county since he was in high school and continues to work side by side with his crew. Gordon feels that as money continues to be tight for the county, with no additional tax base coming in, Fisher County needs someone in the office with the experience he brings to the table.

Tue
24
Nov

Sheriff J.A. Robinson seeks re-election

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 J.A. Robinson is announcing his candidacy for re-election as Fisher County Sheriff. Robinson has served n law enforcement for more than 23 years and has been Fisher County Sheriff for the last 6 years.

   After Graduating from Rotan High School in 1966, J.A. joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country for 22 years before retiring as a Master Sargent. He completed in 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam and earned the Bonze Star. J.A. is currently a resident of Rotan.

Wed
18
Nov

Sheriff’s Report 11/9-11/15

 

Fisher county sheriff’s office received (17) 911 calls, (4) reports of stray livestock, assisted other 

agencies on (1) calls, and responded to (50) other calls for service. 

Fisher county ems responded to (4) emergency calls and (3) non-emergencies.

Fisher county volunteer fire departments responded to (2) calls

 

Wed
18
Nov

Rotan City Council

Rodney Denton reported to the council about how a water line break experienced by the City of Snyder, caused a 14-foot rupture in the Rotan line. “It gave me all kinds of fits trying to get that thing turned off and repaired,” said Denton. 

   He also reported having to once again make repairs to the 10-inch line. This line has been a reoccurring problem for the city for some time now, having 8 repairs performed before this last. In each problem in each incident has been a loose clamp, and this was once again the case. The clamp has again been tightened, and Denton is hopeful this time the clamp will hold.

Wed
18
Nov

Fisher County Hospital District and Clearfork Rural Health Clinic along with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses are pleased to announce…

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AACN CERTIFICATION CORPORATION

Certification Organization for the American Association of Critical-Care  

 

Cheryl Kelley Recognized for 30 Years 

of CCRN Certification

Wed
18
Nov

Roby considers donating community center

 

At the monthly Roby City Council meeting, City Manager, Jack Brown reported to the council concerns on the Roby Community Center. Despite the prior renovations of a new $12,000 roof and the $4,000 for new carpet installation, the center still suffered a loss of $3,500 over the last year. With the city now having to replace 2 broken windows, the City Council discussed whether it might be in the best interest of the city to sell the Community Center.

   Mayor Sepeda made the suggestion to consider donating the property instead of selling. If the city could find a deserving individual or organization that could put the building to good use for the community, it may better serve the community than its current function.

 

Sat
14
Nov

Hospital Board Meeting

 

The Fisher County Hospital Board met last month discussing a variety of issues, the first of which was to approve the First National Bank Loan Resolution. Being blindsided by program dues owed to Hendrick Medical Center, Fisher County Hospital took out a short term loan in order to meet overhead expenses opposed to dipping into CDs other funds. As part of the program, all hospitals in the outlying areas, pay dues to the Abilene health provider, but the inconsistent billing cycle of Hendrick makes preparing for the payment virtually impossible. The dues for this cycle were $200,000, and both the dues to Hendrick as well as the bank loan

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