Archive - Dec 28, 2011
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital held their Christmas activities on Dec. 21, and several awards were presented at that time.
Heartbeat of the Year winners were Plant Operations. Shown are Howard Bryant, Ronny Ashley, Steve Clark, Julian Garza and Chuck Browning.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their final regular meeting of 2011 on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The commissioners approved the purchase of one mobile radio for the Sheriff's Office. Nolan County Sheriff David Warren noted that the majority of the purchase will be paid off by the Homeland Security grant from 2010, which will finish off the grant.
The 2011 Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year is Keri Halford. The announcement was made at the RPMH Christmas awards ceremony.
Halford was presented her plaque and monetary award by Rosa Best, CNO. Halford was described as dedicated and professional and one who goes above and beyond in her job duties. Best praised her for numerous compliments from co-workers and patients.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one pet available for adoption.
The pet available for adoption this week is a male husky mix puppy, about one year old.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 120 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests from Dec. 23-26, 2011.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 2000 block of E. Twelfth.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Matthew Ausborn, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€˘ Teresa Grayson, 48 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 41 calls for service, served six civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Felton Newton Kerley, 80, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Dec. 25, 2011.Â Felton was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, as well as a beloved friend to many.Â He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.Â Felton was born on March 26, 1931 in Comanche, Texas to Elmer and Thelma Kerley.Â Felton graduated from Comanche High School in 1949.Â He later graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas in 1961 with a degree in business education.