Archive - May 2011 - News Article
Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions anyone may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Adult Protective Services' (APS) is reminding all Texans to do their part in the battle against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
âIf you suspect that an elderly or disabled adult is being abused or neglected, please report it immediately,â said Beth Engelking, DFPS assistant commissioner for Adult Protective Services. âProtecting vulnerable adults is everyoneâs business."
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
Two Taylor Electric Cooperative employees are being called heroes after they pulled two women from a burning vehicle Monday afternoon. It happened on County Road 196 near the town of Nolan around 1 p.m. According to Sweetwater's Fire Chief, Grant Madden, two women were trapped in their car after an accident when it caught fire. The fire was said to be caused by the women trying to get out of the loose dirt and tires spinning on the dirt.
Sweetwater firefighters extinguished flames from a burning vehicle Wednesday on Highway 70 in Nolan County. The cause of the blaze in unknown, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 212 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made nine arrests from May 5-8, 2011.
The SPD received 93, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Cruelty to animal âÂ 1000 block of Oak.
â¢Â Burglary âÂ 700 block of Neff.
â¢Â Information only âÂ 200 block of Jenny George.
â¢Â Burglary of a motor vehicle âÂ 1500 block of Josephine.
â¢Â Evading arrest/detention âÂ 200 block of FK Williams.
â¢Â Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1000 block of View.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 600 block of Pecan.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 800 block of E. 16th.
â¢Â Burglary of a vehicle âÂ 1700 block of Hailey.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School celebrated a high achievement on Friday night, May 6 at the Coliseum in Snyder.
Over 50% of the graduating seniors attained the unique goal of graduating with an Associate's degree from Western Texas College in Snyder. The 13 seniors also have the distinct honor of graduating high school with the Associate's degree three weeks in advance of receiving their high school degrees.
Want to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw? Or maybe learn some fun facts about one of the more than 100 cities the mile-long circus train visits or how to teach your old dog a new trick? Then join David and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter, for some serious fun on Thursday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the County-City Library in Sweetwater.
USG announced the retirement of John Campbell, Quality Technician, after 30 years of dedicated service. John selected a laptop computer as his retirement gift. The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank John for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of the plant over the years. Shown is John Campbell (right) accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.
If you've tuned in to the recently added Tuesday night show "The Voice" on NBC, you may have seen a local face grace your TV screen.
Sweetwater High School alum Tje (pronounced TYE) Alldrege auditioned for the singing show on the series premiere on April 26. He fared well enough to advance to the second round of competition and landed a spot on the eight member team coached by hip hop mogul Cee Lo Green, thus living out one of his dreams to work with the superstar.