October 12th, 2011
One in eight women have a chance at developing invasive breast cancer some time during her life. For Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), that statistic is one too many. This October, the local hospital is launching an initiative that will increase awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
The newest board member of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was introduced during the group's meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
David Welch was appointed in September by the City Commission to begin his three-year term which starting on Oct. 1. Mr. Welch is occupying the seat vacated by previous SEED board member John Jay, who recently completed his time of service on the board.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on Oct. 10, 2011.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1400 block of Lou.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Josh Carney, 20 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Crystal Guzman, 26 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 10, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mario Angel Perez, 28, of Abilene â€”Â Warrant/violation of parole.
James William Mardis, 72, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with the Reverends Jerry Payne and Keith Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
James was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Fisher County, Texas, to James and Effie Lucille Mardis. On Aug. 27, 1956, he married Barbara E. Thompson in Busby, Texas.
Taylor Jones has been chosen Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater. Jones, a third-year senior starter at quarterback, completed 15 of 22 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown, and was also the Mustangsâ€™ top rusher with 87 yards on 25 carries against Wylie this past Friday in Sweetwaterâ€™s district opener. He has accounted for over 1,200 yards passing and running this season. In addition, Jones played at free safety against Wylie and assisted on two tackles.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s varsity tennis team brought home a number of medals from Andrewsâ€™ fall tourna-ment held this past Friday and Saturday.
In boys singles, Chris Hernandez placed third in Flight One while Stephen Shipp took second-place honors in Flight 3 and Michael Redondo was third in Flight 4.
In boys doubles, Chris Hernandez and Isaiah Her-nandez brought home the overall first-place medal, while Shipp and Redondo took third-place honors in Flight 2 boys doubles at the two-day tournament.
First Downs â€” 117; Rushes-yards â€” 272-1192; Passing yards â€” 831; Total yards â€” 2023 (289.0 avg.); Passing â€” 67-117-7; Fum-bles-Lost â€” 17-7; Penalties-Yards â€” 50-401; Points scored â€” 125 (17.9 avg.).
First Downs â€” 86; Rushes-yards â€” 209-945; Passing yards â€” 779; Total yards â€” 1724 (246.3 avg.); Passing â€” 72-140-6; Fumbles-Lost 9-2; Penalties-Yards â€” 42-332; Points allowed â€” 121 (17.3 avg.).
Following the much-needed rainfall received over the weekend, the burn ban in Nolan County was lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2011.
The burn ban will remain lifted until the next appointed meeting in two weeks, in which it will be considered once again at that time.
The 32nd Judicial District Attorney's office has announced a couple of changes, but both appear to be beneficial to the residents of Nolan, Fisher and Mitchell counties.
Chief Investigator Phillip Gill recently earned his Master Peace Officer certificate after working for more than 20 years in law enforcement and Barrett Thomas was hired as the new Assistant District Attorney (ADA) on Sept. 1, to serve under the District Attorney, Ann Reed. Ms. Reed thinks both of these events will greatly benefit the counties of her district.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) will be administering flu vaccine on Wednesdays during regular immunization clinic. A special flu clinic will be on Friday, Oct. 21, from 8-11:30 a.m.; the cost for the flu vaccine is $20. Medicare patients are reminded to bring their Medicare (Part B) cards, and any Medicare supplement insurance. Pneumonia shots are available for $60. Children are eligible to receive the flu vaccine through the Texas Vaccine for Children Program for $6. Regular immunization hours at the SNCHD are 8-11:30 a.m.