May 9th, 2013
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care" as the theme for 2013.
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.
Eight members of the Republican Women of West Texas recently went to hear Ted Cruz speak at McMurry University in Abilene.
Shown from left to right (bottom left) are Johnnie Howell, Teresa Beckmeyer, Tanya Terry, Ann McCarthy, Aida Pantoja, Ted Cruz, Sara Hulcy and Peggy Lofton. Not pictured is Barbara Rainey.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on May 7, 2013.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1100 block of Silas.
â€¢ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of E. Avenue D.
â€¢ Assault â€” 400 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle â€” 1100 block of Crane.
â€¢ Assault â€” 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€¢ Burglary â€” 600 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Terry Bradley, 39 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Christopher Ramos, 21 â€”Â Assault.
Nolan County will be well-represented at this yearâ€™s UIL track and field meet.
A total of 12 athletes â€” with at least one from all four county high schools â€” will be traveling to Austinâ€™s Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Eleven athletes are competing at the state meet on Friday, when competition for Class 1A, Division II will be held (see schedule).
Jesus Leanos of Roscoe (boys 3200-meter run) will be the first local athlete to compete at 8:20 a.m. Lea-nos â€” like all 12 of the local competitors â€” is making his first state appearance.
Expect partly sunny skies again today with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The rain chances get bumped up to 30% tonight, as we'll have mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 60. Winds will come from the southeast at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northeastern after midnight.
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Happy Hour. A time of day renowned the world over for relaxing just before dinner with small bites and small pours. To create your own happy hour at home for family and friends, try a bite-sized menu like this one that pairs light, flavorful dishes with food-friendly wines, such as Mirassou Wineryâ€™s new red blend, Sunset Red. This Pinot Noir-based red blend features fresh, dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry with notes of caramel and brown sugar.
During a marriage, a couple will face hardships as well as receive blessings. However, one local church is starting a series of messages to help husbands and wives in their relationship.
On Sunday, May 12, the "Fireproof Your Marriage" series will begin at 4th & Elm Church of Christ during the 10:30 a.m. service. For six Sunday mornings, the sermons will tackle different aspects of marriage while understanding God's plan for a lifelong partnership.
Local medical center honors work of nursing team and observes national celebration of hospitals
As many rural healthcare facilities struggle, residents of Nolan County have much to be thankful for as Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) continues to thrive amidst a challenging economy and an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The local medical community will join the nation in celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.
Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Thursday, May 9 from noon until 6 p.m. The bloodmobile that usually parks at the Nolan County Courthouse will be parked in the First Financial Bank parking lot located across the street from the Post Office. The other bloodmobile will be parked at the Lions Club building at 1501 Lamar Street.
On Saturday, April 27, Brooklynn Petty drilled at the Children's Bible Drill in Lubbock at Calvary Baptist Church.Â
On one call her finger was placed on the wrong side of the page in the Bible.Â She received a Superior rating.Â
Pictured with her is her sister, Justynne Petty who would have qualified for state drill if she had been one year older.Â Also with them is their coach Natile Woodrow.
They were representing First Baptist Church of Sweetwater.Â Brooklynn and Justynne are the daughters of Roland and Leigh Petty of Sweetwater.