Nolan County recently received an award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, which was acknowledged during Monday morning's meeting of the county commissioners.
Judge Tim Fambrough explained that the Leadership Circle - Gold Member award recognizes local government entities who are financially transparent. They set the example for others to follow by sharing their information in a user-friendly format, notably online.
County employees Judy Kaspar and Jeanne Wells were recognized for their work which led to the receiving of the award.
There are still four unbeaten basketball teams in the county after Highlandâs two teams and the Sweetwater boys won on the road Tues-day. Highlandâs girls and boys routed Guthrie 53-29 and 57-29, respectively, while the Sweetwater boys won 70-54 at Brownwood.
Both the Sweetwater and Highland boys are 4-0 for the year as are Blackwellâs boys, who were idle, while the Highland girls are 9-0 and still No. 1 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll in Class 1A, Division II.
Roscoeâs junior high boys basketball teams won recent games to remain undefeated for the young season.
Roscoeâs âAâ team is 5-0 after winning 36-31 over Highland and 42-7 against Loraine. The âBâ team (4-0) also played Highland and won, 26-11.
Jose Ortega had 12, Camden Boren seven, Cle-mente Aguayo and Jayden Gonzales four, Francisco Garcia three, Tagen Adkins and Parker Payne two and Tait Fullwood one for the âAâ team vs. Highland while for Roscoe âBâ, Mason Hernan-dez had 10, J.R. Guia and Aaron Thomas four and Tristan Brooks, Andrew DeLeon, Nicholas Limones and Will Thomas two.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high around 37. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 20 mph, becoming 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 26 and northern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Sweetwater Goodfellows held their food and toy distribution on Monday, helping many families with Christmas toys for children of Nolan County that they might not have otherwise.
Many volunteers âÂ including individuals, organizations and businesses, contributed their time at the distribution and Christmas party.
An area family is doing their part to help a relative recover from a serious wreck.
The family of Michael McFaul will be holding three events on Saturday, December 14 in Roscoe. All proceeds from the events will be given to his benefit account, which was established in order to provide financial support for McFaul's rising medical expenses as well as the growing cost of airfare to send family to be by his side for emotional and physical support.
McFaul is currently in the Grady Hospital Burn Unit in Atlanta, GA. His family resides in Texas, which is over 1,100 miles away.
Nolan County has earned a 2012 Safety Award from the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) for its record of involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling the county's workers' compensation claims.
To qualify for this award, the county must self-insure its workers' compensation through the Texas Association of Counties Risk Pool Management, and successfully complete the safety award criteria.
Nolan County was one of only 27 counties honored with an award during an Oct. 28 ceremony at the TAC Pool Symposium in San Marcos.
Dorothy Helen Whisenant-Broughton, 79 of Converse, LA passed from this world in the fellowship of her family and friends on Wednesday, Nov. 27. A native of Roscoe, Texas, âDottyâ spent the majority of her life in Sweetwater and Abilene, Texas. The eldest daughter of Sam and Lena Whisenant, of Roscoe, she is survived by her sister Mrs.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 43. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, with wind chill values between 11 and 21.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 31 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight they will shift to the west-southwest.
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The holiday season is a busy time for many of us with work, parties and other activities that keep us on-the-go. With limited time to focus on health and wellness, many Americans tend to slack on their diets. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to help diabetics manage their disease during the holidays with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 11.