The Lower Sabine Neches Soil and Water Conservation District was represented in the Region III Awards Banquet held in the Norman Center in Jacksonville on May 2.

The winners, or those accepting the award on their behalf are listed, from left to right, below:

Lisa Bland – Conservation Homemaker of the year

Ed Myers – Consservation Rancher of the Year Runner up (Ruben Stringer, Lower Sabine Neches employee, accepted the  award on behalf of Ed).

Vonnie Plunkett- Lower Sabine Neches SWD board member. Vonnie accepts runner up plaque for district. There are 33 SWD districts in Region IV.

Larry D Jacobs – Master of ceremonies and member of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board from Montgomery Texas.

Christy Cunningham – Runner-up for Teacher of the Year (Barbara Winfree,  board member, accepted the aard on behalf of Christy). Christy is a second grade teacher at Bridge City Elementary School.

Paul Meely- first place winner in water quality management plan.

Alfred Flies – Runner-up for Farmer of the Year (J.B Arrington, board member, accepted the award on behalf of Alfred. Mr. Flies is owner of the Piney Woods Country Winery in Orange.

Donna Scales – Winner- Business and Professional Individual. Donna is manager of Clairborne Park in Orange County.

The state of Texas is divided into five regions. Each Region is divided into Districts. Region IV has thirty-three districts. Each district is entitled to one entry in each category.