August 8th, 2011
Prior to the first day of school each child entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine. A written statement from a parent (or legal guardian), school nurse or physician attesting to a childâs positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox), or of varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine.
Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, invites interested veterans, veteran's groups or friends and families of veterans to attend and participate in a VA town hall meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Law Enforcement Center in the second floor conference room at 450 Pecan Street in Abilene.
Following an overview by Mr. Marsh, leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Constructions and staffing will also be shared.
Few if any Class 1A high school football programs have more tradition than Roscoe, where the Plowboys havenât missed the playoffs since 1997.
In 2010, Roscoe had to work harder than usual to make the postseason, but earned its 13th straight trip despite a 4-7 overall record.
Keeping that streak alive wonât be easy. Not only did the Plowboys lose multi-talented quarterback Caden Smith, the districtâs MVP, to graduation, but Roscoe returns just four players who started a year ago.
Roscoeâs âPlowboy Previewâ is Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the high school football field where the football team, coaches, cheerleaders, cross country athletes and Roscoe band will be introduced. Also, the Roscoe FFA is having a hamburger dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school cafetorium. The cost is $5 per plate. Persons are urged to attend both events and support the FFA as well as the Roscoe athletes.
First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, has announced that it will break ground this week on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank at the main office at 201 Elm Street to provide a more appealing environment for customers and to improve customer service.
It's almost time to tee-off for a good cause.
The Nolan County United Way 2011 summer golf tournament â Drive for United Way â is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. to a shotgun start.
With the fast approach of the summer tournament there is still a need for hole and prize sponsors. Sponsorships are available for $100. Sponsors will receive their name in the newspaper and on a hole during the tournament.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an older brother? Or what it would be like to "adopt" someone? Well, now you can! Mustang Moms are initiating a fun new program called "Adopt-A-Mustang." Boys and girls, school age kindergarten through sixth grade, have the chance to adopt a varsity football player on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 after Meet the Mustangs, which starts at 8 p.m. Registration will be held immediately after Meet the Mustangs at the bowl and costs $25.
Based on recent water use trends combined with higher than normal water use projections, it is the recommendation of the City of Sweetwater's consulting engineers Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, that the city enter into Stage 1 Drought Condition as described in the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
The city uses five stages of drought response in its Drought Contingency Plan with Stage 1 being least severe and least restrictive to system users.
As the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) prepares for its annual, sole brisket fundraiser coming up on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Nolan-Divide Community Center starting at 5 p.m. the group of individuals we met couldnât help but recollect what brought them to this point from its beginnings, the stark reality of the recent White Hat fire and the dire need of funds they hope to replenish as a result of the upcoming fundraiser.
After four hours of deliberation, Albert Mendez, Jr. was found guilty of indecency with a child by contact and was sentenced to 18 years of prison with a $10,000 fine on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in the 32nd Judicial District Court by a Grand Jury.
The morning began at 9 a.m. with presiding Judge Glen Harrison giving the complete charge to the 10-man, 2-woman jury. The indictments read were for three counts against Mendezâaggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure, following a Jan. 17, 2010 allegation of crime on his step-daughter.