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RPMH hosts diabetes support group meeting

November 8, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held their diabetes support group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, November 6, 2012 in the hospital classroom. The presentation given was "Reading Food Labels", given by Tasha Baxter, the Consumer Family Science agent with the Nolan County Extension Office.
When looking at the ingredients on a food label, they are usually listed by the heaviest and then descend. Diabetics should be wary if sugar or another form of sweetener is close to the top of the list.

Facebook fans respond to election results

November 8, 2012

The power of social media was ever-present during the 2012 election, as early results and projections came across television and computer screens on Tuesday evening.
And at the Sweetwater Reporter, we decided to join in on the fun and ask our Facebook friends what their thoughts were--as the coverage continued, when Ohio was projected for the incumbent president, and when the dust slightly settled on Wednesday morning.

Basye named Preceptor of the Year

November 8, 2012

Ted Basye, owner and pharmacist at The Medicine Place in Sweetwater, has been named “Preceptor of the Year” for 2012 by the students at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Abilene. Mr. Basye has been working with students from the school since 2010. 
As part of their education requirements at Texas Tech, students pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree must complete a six-week long clerkship in a rural community setting.

Blotters for November 6, 2012

November 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Nov. 6, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Criminal mischief — 2000 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Counterfeiting — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Family violence assault — 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raquel Sharrock, 19 — Criminal trespassing.

Thursday's local forecast

November 8, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. It will also be breezy, with winds from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 57. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 30 mph.
Learn more about the upcoming cool-down this weekend at weather.gov.

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