Archive - Jun 27, 2013

NCBR awards four college scholarships

June 27, 2013

The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. "The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee."

Federal healthcare overhaul to affect SISD

June 27, 2013

During Thursday's meeting of the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees, discussion was held on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)--the changes made by the federal government on health insurance--and how it will affect the school district.
According to SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman, substitute teachers who work over 30 hours a week would have to be offered health care by the district. The ACA specifies that an employee who works 30 hours a week is at full-time work status.

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for RPMH remodeled gift shop

June 27, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital staff and administration, gift shop Purple People Greeters, and Sweetwater community members gathered at the newly remodeled RPMH gift shop for a ribbon cutting hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Tuesday morning.
Purple People Greeters, volunteers who run the gift shop among many other duties, are Barbara Williams, Peggy Otwell, Pearl Atkins, Edna Sowell, Billie Diddle, Rose Ann Elston, Phyllis Morris and Johnnie Gainey.

Commissioners approve several appointments, burn ban remains lifted

June 27, 2013

Several appointments were approved during Monday morning's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners.
The appointment of Rut Crawley as manager for the Nolan County Welfare Office was approved, while Carol Flint was given approval to serve on the Nolan County Welfare Board. For the Sick Pool Committee, approval was given for Kathy Bowen to serve.
Also during the meeting, in a three-to-one vote, the burn ban for Nolan County was approved to remain lifted for the next two weeks.

All-stars begin bracket play today at District 5 tourneys

June 27, 2013

Three of the four Sweet-water Little League all-star teams begin bracket play today at District 5 tourna-ments being held at various baseball parks in Abilene, with hopes of faring much better after going a collect-ive 0-6 during pool play.
The 9-10 and 11-12 all-stars completed pool play Wednesday when they lost to Abilene Dixie and Abilene Southern by scores of 15-0 and 13-8, respectively, while the Junior League all-stars finished up pool play Tuesday when they lost to Snyder 20-7.

2013 summer sports camps

June 27, 2013

The following sports camps will be held in Sweetwater this summer:
A Mustang Golf Camp will be held July 16-18 at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 6 and up.
Sessions are from 9-11 a.m. each day. The cost of the camp will be $60 per child, with family discounts available.
For more information, call camp instructors Sarah Cumbie at 325-338-5407 or Ashley Timm at 325-338-8055.
A Mustang Football Camp will be held July 22-25 at Mustang Bowl from 7:30-10:30 a.m. daily for students entering grades 3-9.

Local forecast for Thursday

June 27, 2013

It's hot again today!
Expect sunny skies and a high near 104, with heat index values as high as 107. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 78 and southern wind at 10 to 15 mph.
Any chances of rain or cooler temps in sight? Find the answer at weather.gov.

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