October 26th, 2012
Expect partly sunny skies this Friday, with a high near 53 and northern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
A freeze watch will be in effect overnight for Nolan and several surrounding counties. Visit weather.gov to find out more.
Texas State Technical College West Texasâ€™ vocational nursing students from Breckenridge and Sweetwater campuses administered approximately 600 flu vaccines to the Abilene State Supported Living Center's employees on Oct. 3 and 4.
"We appreciate the infection control staff for the invitation and the opportunity."
During the Monday morning county commissioners' meeting, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden shared that the Emergency Vehicle Driving Simulator from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--part of the Texas A&M University System--would be at the fire station for the first part of the week.
From Monday through Wednesday, a morning and afternoon session was held, which offered training on defensive driving, followed by operation on the simulator. The simulator gives drivers various scenarios to be completed.
Nolan County Girl Scouts recently presented Homer K. Taylor, Executive Director of the Nolan County Foundation, with a thank you poster for being selected for a matching grant of $5,000. The grant will go towards the renovation of Camp Boothe Oaks. Making the presentation were Crystal McFaul, Lesley Knight, Haedyn Ramirez, Haley Ramirez, Ana Hall, Homer Taylor, Cheyenne Moorhead, Kate Hall, Gabby Gomez and Morgan McFaul.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is gearing up for their annual Breast Cancer Survivorsâ€™ Luncheon this Friday, with early numbers showing a large crowd coming together for the cause.
An early preview of the event was given as part of the Administratorâ€™s Report given by Donna Boatright during the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directorsâ€™ meeting held on Monday night, October 22 at RPMH. As of Monday night, over 50 reservations have been received for the Friday luncheon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Oct. 23, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Evading arrest with a motor vehicle â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Fabian PeĂ±a, 30 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Malcolm Black, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests from Oct. 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
For the second straight week, Sweetwater will be facing a team Friday that is desperate for a win in order to remain a viable conten-der for the postseason.
The Mustangs are facing a Big Spring team that is 0-2 in district play after rolling through its non-district schedule with a 5-0 record. The Steers canâ€™t afford ano-ther loss, but Sweetwater (3-4, 1-1) will be almost as desperate when it takes the field at Big Spring.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71. Winds from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph will become north-northeast in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
By this evening, the cold front will definitely be here. Expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 39. We'll also have north-northeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
So what's the cold front going to do here and how long will it last? Visit weather.gov to find out.
The following recipe will be given to the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents at their dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
TSTC Holiday Nut Mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Â· 1 pound mixed nuts
Â· Salt & pepper to taste (omit salt if using salted nuts)
Â· 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Â· 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (adjust amount for heat & intensity; can substitute curry if desired)
Â· 2 tablespoons melted butter
Â· 3 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
Â· 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Â· 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Invasive breast cancer strikes 12 percent of American women. As the leading cancer among females, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones and raising awareness regarding the importance of advance detection at the Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 26.
Taking place at the RPMH ER Classroom, the luncheon will feature keynote speaker Charlotte Brooks who will speak on her firsthand experience with breast cancer. Brooks is known locally as a business leader, philanthropist and volunteer.