March 1st, 2012
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater recently held their first annual 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon on Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
With February set aside as American Heart Month, the local hospital joined the nationwide effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association (AHA) promotes physical activity and a healthy diet to lower the risk of developing heart disease while increasing overall health.
No matter how smart or gifted a child is, the involvement of the childâs parents or guardians in his or her school is vital to the success of that child. Most schools and educational organizations encourage parental involvement. There are even state policies in regards to parental involvement in the schools. Thatâs because parental involvement has proven to increase student success and make schools better.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a family of Shepherd mix puppies â two male and two female brothers and sisters âand their mother.
According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 1000 block of Beall.
â˘ Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1300 block of Wardale.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Jerry Meneses, 26 â Public intoxication.
â˘ Ryan Ruiz, 20 â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 28, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Bobbie Nell Pierson, 75, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
No services are planned at this time.
Pierson was born March 21, 1936, in Cross Plains, Texas. She moved to Sweetwater from Abilene in 1972 after working for Hendrick Medical Center for six years. She became a Registered Respiratory Therapist and worked for Simmons Memorial Hospital and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater from 1972 until 2007. She then moved south of Sweetwater in the country, where she began her retirement, enjoying gardening in her flower beds and fishing.
After taking a break from tournament action Tuesday and losing at Merkel 9-5, the Sweetwater High School softball team began play this morning at a tournament held in Big Spring.
Sweetwater has pool play games today against Clyde, Lubbock Cooper and San Angelo Central before the tournament switches to bracket play Friday. Sweet-waterâs first game is against Big Springâs JV at 9:30 a.m., followed by a game against either Odessa or Midland Christian that afternoon.
Sweetwater High School is sending 10 girls powerlifters to Monahans on Saturday to compete in the Region I meet. Top row from left are Joslyn Rosas, Cari Aguilar, Allie Zavaleta, SHS coach Liz Miller, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez; and bottom row, Bri Painter, Valeria Zavaleta, Kimmie Lomas, Dana Hohn and Alexis Thompson.
Sheri Baugh, owner of Sheriâs Texas Tattoo in Sweetwater, is pictured with her two new trophies. She and husband and fellow tattoo artist, Hunter, attended the West Texas Tattoo Convention held on Feb. 24-26, in San Angelo.
Coming in first place once again is Baughâs tattoo of Willie Nelson. The tattoo won first place in the portrait category.
Baugh also won second place in the small black and grey category. The tattoo is of her husband Hunterâs brother, Greg Crawford â a pastor of Covenant Ranch Fellowship.
At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, approval was given for an agreement with Pro Star Energy to provide electric service for county facilities.
Two presentations were heard in the morning--from the awarded company and from Priority Power Management. Both companies have had representatives attend previous meetings since this past December to share about their companies and offer updates regarding the market, which in turn affect costs.
Five entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Luis Albert Ruiz pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony and received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 120 hours of community service.