Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a regular meeting on Monday morning, March 14, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
An approval was made for the renaming of CR 304 to East Alabama Avenue due to annexation and 911 addressing. The name change would affect about 200 yards into town until the road crosses under I-20. In an effort to simplify and assist 911 dispatchers, the name change should prove to be beneficial and no longer confusing.
Cattle raisers across Texas join together today to celebrate National Ag Week, March 13-19. National Ag Week is a time for every American to recognize and celebrate the hard working farmers and ranchers who supply us with the safest and most secure food supply in the world.
"Today's rancher feeds approximately 144 people, a dramatic increase from the 1960s when they fed 25," said Dave Scott, rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). "Texas ranchers are committed to providing the safest beef possible, for our families and yours."
Sarah Worrell, Sam Spaulding, Ben Spaulding and Emma Worrell had a booth at this year'sÂ Rattlesnake Round-Up.Â They wereÂ asking forÂ donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Â The children gave away toys, water and coupons from Wendy's, Sonic, Taco Bell, Wal-Mart and Whataburger in exchange for a donation.Â They collected $275.24 for St. Jude.
The rabid cat that was reported out at Lake Sweetwater was described as a light yellowish, cream-colored male tom cat and was found on Bahia Drive in Sweetwater.
As the cat appeared to show signs of rabies and was unvaccinated, a call was made for a Nolan County Sheriff's Deputy. Once the deputy arrived, the cat was shot, bagged and taken in for testing.
On Monday, March 14, 2011, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board, and Child Care Services (CCS) announce the availability of child care assistance to help qualifying families pay their child care expenses so they can work, go to school, or attend a training program. Customers receiving child care assistance must meet federal, state and local guidelines and must be able to answer â€śyesâ€ť to the following statements in order to qualify for child care assistance.
Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM.
The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts.
Many area residents, as well as many from around the United States and other countries, enjoyed visiting Wrightâ€™s Amusement Park during the 53rd Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Those attending enjoyed food and rides all weekend.
Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders. This test is your best insurance for detecting colorectal cancer when it may be easily cured by prompt treatment.
Goodwill-West Texas board of directors announces its board leadership for 2011: Hester Woods, Board Chair; Wesley Smith, Vice Chair; Dennis Gloyna, Treasurer; Myra Dean, Secretary; and Billie Berry, Past Chair
Board members include: Charles Black, Debbie Glandon, Gary Glenn, Sandra Gowens, Laura Madison, Peggy Manning, Leigh Ann Moore, Kevin New, Mindy Patterson.
Sweetwater Jaycee Rooster Ken Darnell shows spectators a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at the 53rd annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.