January 29th, 2011
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among women in the United States, yet too few realize this fact and take prevention measures. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hopes to change this with the Red Dress Day event on Feb. 4 in the hospitalâ€™s main lobby.
The event will include free screenings for both men and women from 9-11 a.m. offering cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose checks. Heart healthy snacks and refreshments will also be served and hospital staff and volunteers will be on-hand to help answer questions.
AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at the Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on Feb. 3, March 3 and March 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at SNAP in Sweetwater on Feb. 1, March 1, and April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at Senior Citizen Center on Ave. M in Snyder on Feb. 9, Feb. 23, and March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at Mitchell County Library, 340 Oak Street in Colorado City on Feb. 7, March 14, and April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Jerome Eugene Williams, 28, of Sweetwater, pled guilty this week to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine, a first degree felony. For his plea, Williams received 30 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $384 in court costs, $140 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene and $500 in attorney's fees.
A grass fire burned approximately 100 acres of land on Friday afternoon in Nolan County in the northwest portion of Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Madden stated that the landowner was working on a fence when the grass caught fire. No injuries were reported.
Sweetwater students will now have a new reason to display their showcase smile.
With the help of Molly Thomas, SISD head nurse, a new program will be rolling into town to help kids receive adequate dental care. All Smiles, a group based out of Dallas, will be stationed at various Sweetwater schools. The company launched their Traveling Miles for Smiles campaign in 2004 in an effort to assist schools, organizations and parents invest in their child's health with on-site dental care.
A Green Energy program created by Just Energy, the largest competitive green energy retailer in North America, the National Football League and the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee will ensure the 2011 Super Bowl will be the greenest NFL championship on record.
Mr. Daniel L. Marsh, Director of West Texas VA Health Care System, is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting and Open House of the Veteran Healing Center in Big Spring which will house the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. A ribbon will be cut and an unveiling of the signage will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 in front of the newly constructed facility located on the northwest portion of the VA campus. Following a short program, tours will be provided of the beautiful facility. Parking will be available in the employee parking lot adjacent to Ryan Street.
The Word of God ministry is acknowledging five years of God's blessings upon the church. Five years ago the Lord inspired a vision for this ministry to be manifested. Even though the workings of it started years earlier in Pastor Dale Stowe's life, the reality of it started Jan. 29, 2006. Much of what the Lord has envisioned has come to pass, but there is more to come.
On the Faith Lutheran Church lawn, the white crosses continue to stand this week, as they continue to uphold their beliefs on the sanctity of human life. On the church lawn are 137 crosses representing the number of abortions that take place every hour in the United States. Since 1973, approximately 52 million children have had their lives taken from them. That number equals the population of 18 States, stretching from Mississippi north to Minnesota, west to Idaho and Oregon, and back down to Louisiana.
This is Jack Williams' first visit to Java Jax, to perform this coming Saturday evening show on the Jan. 29. After a conversation with Williams and discussing his talents in music from even when he was a small child, I can only imagine how great the show will be. When speaking to Williams it didn't take long to start up a conversation about subject material that we could both relate to.