Archive - Jan 30, 2012

Caregiving meeting planned at RPMH

January 30, 2012

Caring for an elderly or ill relative is not an easy task and can sometimes take a considerable toll on the caregiver’s physical and emotional health. With this in mind, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) and the Area Agency on Aging are joining together to provide the community with a special program on Feb. 8. Valuable information will be shared during this free event on resources and supports available for caregivers.

Fire consumes home

January 30, 2012

Sweetwater firefighters Brad Payne and Jarrett Knowles are shown hosing down items from a home destroyed by a dryer fire the previous night around 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, on Lou Street in Sweetwater. The family of five living in the home lost everything to the blaze, but all made it out safely.

Highland Heights opens doors for SNAP clients

January 30, 2012

When the City Commission presented the deteriorating condition and temporary closing of the local SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building for reconstruction this January, a local church stepped up to fill the void left by the facilities.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church has opened its doors for SNAP attendees to use as a temporary meeting location. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, folks can bring their own lunch or their purchased meal from SNAP — the kitchen remains open during this time — and dine in the church's fellowship hall.

Wallace crowned 2012 Yucca Queen

January 30, 2012

Sweetwater High School Senior Laney Wallace was crowned the 2012 Yucca Queen by Carly Johnson, last year's Yucca Queen. Wallace is shown with escort, Spencer Young.

Time nears for re-registration of marks and brands

January 30, 2012

Every 10 years, Texas requires that marks and brands be re-registered in the county or counties in which you operate. 
The next re-registration period began Aug. 31, 2011, and concludes Feb. 29, 2012. After the conclusion date, all marks and brands that have not been re-registered are automatically available for registration by another party. 
The cost of registering brands in Nolan County is $16 per location. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.

Stella Mae Smith

January 30, 2012

Stella Mae Smith was born Sept. 20, 1921, in White Flat Community, Texas. She passed away Jan. 29, 2012 at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas. She married Cleave A. Smith of the Palava Community, Texas on Dec. 2, 1939.

Scam alert: SPD warns of bogus telephone calls

January 30, 2012

Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department say area residents should remain vigilant as they investigate reports of a possible phone scam where callers are identifying themselves as payday loan representatives, asking for payments on loans taken out by those they are calling. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, a local resident received a call in which a person — with a foreign accent — claimed to be collecting for a payday loan company that she had a loan with, wanting immediate payment on the loan.

New Year Girl winners announced

January 30, 2012

Carly Johnson was named the 2012 New Year Girl.
First Runner Up was Rachel Gray, with Lauren Young named Second Runner Up.
Bailey Bernal placed as the Third Runner Up, with Kathleen Campbell and Kensi Jones tying for Fourth Runners Up.

RPMH hosts free diabetic support group

January 30, 2012

More than 1.7 million Texans 18 years of age and older are living with diabetes. Although the disease can be deadly, it is easily managed through a healthier lifestyle. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is offering a free diabetic support group meeting on Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s emergency department classroom, located at 200 E. Arizona Avenue.
The support group meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Timothy Jones, a new family practice physician at RPMH. This event is free of charge and does not require any type of membership.

SIS Jump Rope Team performs at game

January 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team performed at halftime during the Varsity girls basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. They will be performing Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Abilene Christian University at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games and on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Western Texas College at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games.

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