Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article

September 14th

RPMH earns top performer recognition

September 14, 2011

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital today was named one of the top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.

Finance issues discussed at county meeting

September 14, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 12, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Two public hearings took place during the meeting: for the proposed property tax rate for 2011-12 and the records management fund for the County Clerk's office. No input, however, was offered for either forum.

Blotters for Sept. 12, 2011

September 14, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued eight citations and made no arrests on Sept. 12, 2011.

The SPD received eight, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Theft — 100 block of E. Fifth.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
• Duty to register — 200 block of E. Fourth.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Sept. 12, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Olajuwon T. Calhoun, 23, of Lewisville — Warrant/surety withdrawal.

September 13th

Tenaska donates to robotics program

September 13, 2011

Shown from left to right are Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Helen Manroe (Director of Development for Tenaska), Lloyd Harris (Tenaska Community Representative), Austin Mullins and Terry Blankenship. Tenaska recently gave a $2,500 donation to the BEST robotics program. The program kicked off at Texas State Technical College on Saturday. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school. Area schools involved include Sweetwater, Roscoe and Highland.

Darrell Campbell continues to improve after shooting

September 13, 2011

The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. Friends and family say his recovery has been miraculous. Snyder Police Chief Terry Luecke says members of the police force visit him often and it lifts everyone's spirits to see him doing better.
Campbell was able to make an appearance at an August concert held in his honor. He has been slowly regaining speech and motor skills.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

September 13, 2011

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.

Luncheon held for Rep. Susan King

September 13, 2011

Aida Pantoja and State Representative Susan King are pictured together at Mexico Lindo Family Restaurant in Roscoe. A luncheon was held at the restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 8, in honor of King.

Blotters for September 9-11, 2011

September 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued 23 citations and made nine arrests from Sept. 9-11, 2011.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 400 block of E. New Mexico.
• Theft — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Family violence assault/failure to report felony — 500 block of Newman.

Arrested by SPD
• Male juvenile, 13 — Assault, class A.
• Ashley Lopez, 25 — Warrant.
• Tabatha Decker, 18 — Warrant.
• Mary DeLeon, 33 — Warrant.
• Fernando Ramirez, 22 — Warrant.

September 12th

Mustangs celebrate Levelland win

September 12, 2011

The Sweetwater Mustangs are shown after their 27-8 win in Levelland, singing the school song.

Four earthquakes hit the Big Country

September 12, 2011

An earthquake rattled portions of the Big Country early Sunday waking some people up a little earlier than they expected.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook the ground about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Its epicenter was 11 miles northeast of Snyder. The 4.4 magnitude makes it the largest earthquake to occur in the Big Country in the last few years.
According to the USGS, people report feeling the earthquake from as far away as Irving, San Angelo, and Lubbock.

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