March 2nd, 2013
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hosted a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
Johnny Cash fans will have the opportunity to relive a Cash performance by way of Bennie Wheels, who will make his way to Sweetwater again. This Johnny Cash tribute artist will put on a show at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 30, performing many of Cashâ€™s hits. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater Municipal Band will also be part of the musical entertainment.
The Blackwood Quartet will perform this Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Avondale Baptist Church.
Local resident Gary Gibson (above) will be the opening act prior to the Grammy-award winning group's performance. The church is located at 1405 Hoyt Lane in Sweetwater.
For more information, call 325-235-5835, or visit www.blackwoodquartetonline.com.
Texas State Technical College West Texas will display the college's new mobile welding lab during Spring Preview this Saturday in Sweetwater. This state-of-the-art tool is a self-contained lab/classroom. The mobile lab was designed and fabricated to allow TSTC West Texas to take welding instruction to remote locations to serve both industry and educational institutions. It is this flexibility that allows the school to customize training to fit the customerâ€™s needs.Â
At Monday's county commissioners' meeting, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren presented the state-mandated 2012 Racial Profiling Report for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), which was formally received by the commissioners.
For the 2012 calendar year, a total of 277 people were stopped by Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
From the total, six contacts led to a search, in which five of those contacts consented to the search. Ten contacts resulted in an arrest, and 189 total tickets were issued.
The 2012 Annual Human Resources report for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was presented during the Nolan County Hospital District's board meeting on Monday night.
The report was given by Gay Nell Cherry, the Director of Human Resources for the hospital.
While the report follows the format from the previous year, some changes were made in the last year in order to make scoring more accurate in the evaluation process. As a result, the user-friendly tool now offers a true performance evaluation in determining scores.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2013.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of Elm.
â€¢ 1000 block of Hickory.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Information report â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Kim Parcher, 48 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Gene Emerson, 31 â€” Possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
Christine Gannaway Giles, 87, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
She is being cremated and services are pending in Winters, Texas.
She is survived by two nieces, Sherry Williamson, Jean Bishop, and several great nieces and nephews.
Betty Jean Cantrell, 70, of Wichita Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Western Heritage Christian Church in Dean with Bro. Nicky Johnson and Bro. Dave Strunk officiating.Â Interment will follow at Charlie Cemetery in Charlie under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.