Archive - 2010 - News Article
Even though the dreidel and the Adam Sandler song have made Hanukkah into a festive holiday that is often poked fun at, the Jewish holiday's inception has a dark origin dating back thousands of years ago.
A war in 165 B.C. against the Jews and the Hellenist Syrians begins the story. The Greek king of Syria, Antiochus, had banned the Jews from partaking in their rituals, forcing them to worship the Greek gods. The Holy Temple had been taken and dedicated to the Greek god Zeus for his worship. Fueled by anger, the majority of the Jews made the decision to fight back.
Representative Susan L. King will be visiting several locations in District 71 on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, to meet with constituents and tour some areas of interest in the Big Country.
On Monday night, Nov. 29, the Nolan County District Board of Directors met for its regular session at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Various approvals were made during the meeting, including the minutes from the previous meeting. However, the board did make a decision to table an approval of the financing of building improvements until more research was conducted. It was reported that there was a discrepancy in the two schedules and investments that were not clarified before the meeting took place, prompting concerns about the interest rates.
No injuries were reported and no transports were made from a wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the corner of E. Arizona and Campbell Street.
The Roscoe DARE program role models and students participated in a culmination ceremony to celebrate a great year. Daren the Lion made an appearance at the ceremony and Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner was the guest speaker at the event. Also shown is Angie Collier, Nolan County DARE officer.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Back Pack Buddies. In making the announcement and presenting agency representatives Leah and Alaina Andrews this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.
One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle rollover crash occurring at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. The crash was one mile North of County Road 145 on County Road 147 in Nolan County.
A 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup, driven by Louis Dakota-Chance Green, 19, of Sweetwater, was traveling North on County Road 147. As the vehicle approached a steep dip in the roadway, Green lost control of the vehicle. The passenger, Hilton Dean Goff, 18, of Iraan, was ejected during the rollover.
The National WASP WWII Museum hosted a 5K Run and a 1.2 mile walk to celebrate their freedom for Veterans Day 2010 called Run for the WASP.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, the National WASP WWII Museum honored the American veterans that have served their country and helped preserve the nation's freedoms. The course for the 5K run was around the Sweetwater Texas State Technical College campus and the walk started at the WASP Museum and ended at the WASP wishing well. The walk and run began and ended at the WASP Museum.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly chamber coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Calvin and Company Real Estate, LLC, located at 1408 E. Broadway.
In light of the upcoming holidays, the Meek Blood Center in Abilene is in need of any and all blood donors. However, the blood center has a current shortage of type O negative.
Francis Baker is the donor recruiter with the Meek Blood Center. She said that only six percent of the population has type O negative blood. "It is the universal donor, and we have to have a certain amount of it on hand," Baker noted.