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November 8th, 2012

RPMH hosts diabetes support group meeting

November 8, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held their diabetes support group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, November 6, 2012 in the hospital classroom. The presentation given was "Reading Food Labels", given by Tasha Baxter, the Consumer Family Science agent with the Nolan County Extension Office.
When looking at the ingredients on a food label, they are usually listed by the heaviest and then descend. Diabetics should be wary if sugar or another form of sweetener is close to the top of the list.

Facebook fans respond to election results

November 8, 2012

The power of social media was ever-present during the 2012 election, as early results and projections came across television and computer screens on Tuesday evening.
And at the Sweetwater Reporter, we decided to join in on the fun and ask our Facebook friends what their thoughts were--as the coverage continued, when Ohio was projected for the incumbent president, and when the dust slightly settled on Wednesday morning.

Basye named Preceptor of the Year

November 8, 2012

Ted Basye, owner and pharmacist at The Medicine Place in Sweetwater, has been named “Preceptor of the Year” for 2012 by the students at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Abilene. Mr. Basye has been working with students from the school since 2010. 
As part of their education requirements at Texas Tech, students pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree must complete a six-week long clerkship in a rural community setting.

Claudia Miller

November 8, 2012

Private family graveside services for Claudia Miller, 76, of Ponder and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with sons-in-law, Max Thompson and Chance Allen officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Miller died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Ponder.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Hospice of Denton, 300 N. Elm Suite 203, Denton, TX 76201.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Oran Junior Maynard

November 8, 2012

Oran J. Maynard, 86, of Sweetwater passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 while in Hendrick Hospice Care.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with nephew Paige Baize officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Nichols, Brian Nichols, Pete Martinez and Andy Nichols.

Blotters for November 6, 2012

November 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Nov. 6, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Criminal mischief — 2000 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Counterfeiting — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Family violence assault — 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raquel Sharrock, 19 — Criminal trespassing.

Thursday's local forecast

November 8, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. It will also be breezy, with winds from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 30 mph.
Learn more about the upcoming cool-down this weekend at weather.gov.

November 7th

Indulge your love for lattes

November 7, 2012

Starting off the day with a latte isn’t just a way to get a quick morning pick-me-up — it’s a way to get a quick boost of nutrients. A latte can deliver a full serving of milk’s nine essential nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D and potas­sium. It also has eight grams of high-quality protein in eight ounces — even more than an egg.
Being your own barista lets you customize your morning latte — and save money. Here are some tips and latte recipes to help you get the day off to a great start.

Tips for Steaming Milk
-- Always start with cold milk.

New publisher welcomed

November 7, 2012

Glenn Stifflemire, a Texas native with more than 40 years newspaper experience, has been named publisher of the Big Spring Herald and Sweetwater Reporter.
Stifflemire's appointment was announced by Terri Leifeste, a vice president with Horizon Publications, which owns both newspapers.
“We're very excited to have Glenn join our company,” Leifeste said. “We believe his many years of experience in the newspaper industry will prove to be a benefit for the Herald and the Reporter and their readers.”

Obama wins election

November 7, 2012

Thousands headed to the polls to cast their ballot on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, including Nolan County. With all nine precincts reporting, voter turnout came up to only 54%. Out of 8,493 registered voters, only 4,607 ballots were cast.
Straight party tickets were popular among Republican voters, with a total of 1,367 ballots. Democrats brought in 716 straight-ticket votes, while Libertarian and Green party ballots were at 33 and 10, respectively.

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