October 2nd, 2012
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital announced plans to implement a new tobacco-free policy on all campuses, effective Jan. 1,2013.
Hospital leaders say the new policy reflects the health system's mission, "We are eliminating tobacco-use on our properties to provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients and visitors and to promote positive health behaviors," said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH.
As a way to promote education beyond high school, students, faculty and staff at Sweetwater ISD campuses are urged to wear their favorite college shirt on the first school day of each month as part of College Culture Day.
On Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, many students and teachers wore their college shirts. Shown at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center are Early Head Start teacher Monica Valdez with one of her students.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 139 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 10 arrests from Sept. 28-30, 2012.
The SPD received 86, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of Hill.
â€¢ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 2200 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Driving while license invalid â€”Â 400 block of Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Glenn Ray Hutchison, 26 â€” Family violence assault.
â€¢ James Taylor Williams, 44 â€” Forgery.
â€¢ Clifton Forbes, 30 â€” Class C theft.
â€¢ Justin Bird, 20 â€” Interfere with 911.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shelby Cason returns a volley during the Lady Mustangsâ€™ District 4-3A match Saturday against Big Spring. Cason and her teammates play at first-place Wylie today to begin a three-game road trip.
After suffering its first defeat one week earlier, Sweetwaterâ€™s JV football team (4-1) got back in the win column this past week with a 38-13 victory over Brownwood at Mustang Bowl.
Sweetwater Middle School teams won just one of their four games against Brown-wood this past Thursday in Brownwood.
The SMS seventh grade Red team was the lone win-ner as it improved to 3-0 with a 22-18 victory. The seventh and eighth grade White had their first games after being a combined team the first two weeks of the season and lost by scores of 16-6 and 12-0, respectively, while the eighth grade Red is now 0-3 after a 32-0 set-back to Brownwood.
Tuesday's forecast is sunny with a high near 77. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 58. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will become south after midnight.
Keep an eye on the skies by heading on over to weather.gov.
First graders at Southeast Elementary School in Mrs. Amy Nixon's and Mrs. Bethany Bryan's classes put together care packages for troops over in Afghanistan.
Christopher Soles, father to student Madison Soles, and Mrs. Bryan's husband are two of the soldiers who will benefit from the care packages.
Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Bryan had their students bring snacks, toiletries, magazines, movies, games and stationary to make up the care packages. High school students and community members donated as well.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas.
At the Sept. 19, 2012 meeting of the Blackwell Education Foundation, $67,891.95 was awarded to graduates of Blackwell High School. Students who graduate from Blackwell High School have the opportunity to earn up to $3,000 per year of attendance.
The scholarships are paid each semester to colleges, universities, technical schools or job training programs to assist students in furthering their education and making them "job ready."