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March 5th

Blotters for March 1, 2012

March 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued five citations and made no arrests on March 1, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1000 block of Beall.
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of Alexander.
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on March 1, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Donald Charles Prater, Jr., 29, of Loraine — Tarrant County warrant/possession of marijuana.

March 4th

Registration beings Monday for Big Country Biggest Winner contest

March 4, 2012

Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country next month for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 14 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.

March 2nd

Morris Brothers visit Southeast Elementary

March 2, 2012

The Morris Brothers visited Southeast Elementary School and hosted an assembly on positive classroom behavior on Friday, Feb. 16. The Morris Brothers present across the nation on topics such as bullying, character, behavior and testing. The Morris Brothers presented a positive and upbeat message on bullying in and out of school and how to handle it when it occurs. The students, faculty and staff all took part in the presentation.

Ratings discussed at RPMH Board of Directors meeting

March 2, 2012

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regularly monthly meeting on Monday night, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The meeting opened with the annual 2011 Human Resource (HR) report that was given by Gay Nell Cherry, the hospital's HR director. Reports were given on patient care providers, non-patient care providers and turnover statistics from the past year.

Statewide gas price average increases a nickel

March 2, 2012

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is a nickel more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The current statewide average is $3.57.
The national average is $3.74, increasing 13 cents more than the average last week. The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average. The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Dallas at $3.59. Amarillo is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.41 for a gallon of regular unleaded. 

USDA announces CRP general sign-up

March 2, 2012

Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) Michael Scuse announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

Blotters for February 29, 2012

March 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 29, 2012.

The SPD received 36, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of SW Georgia.
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Open container in vehicle x2 — 900 block of Lamar.
• Fraud — 900 block of Lamar.
• Criminal trespass — 1900 block of Douglas.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raymond Frank Gonzales, 20 — Accident involving injury.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.

March 1st

Recipe of the Week: Pear Perfection

March 1, 2012

Yogurt with Pear and Coconut
Makes 4 servings
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded
coconut
2 tablespoons graham cracker
crumbs
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts or granola
cereal
1 tablespoon granulated stevia
extract, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ripe pears, such as Anjou or
Bosc, slightly firm to the touch
3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cereal, sweetener and cinnamon.
Peel, core and finely chop pears.
Spoon yogurt into 4 bowls and top

Walkathon raises money for AHA

March 1, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater recently held their first annual 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon on Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
With February set aside as American Heart Month, the local hospital joined the nationwide effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association (AHA) promotes physical activity and a healthy diet to lower the risk of developing heart disease while increasing overall health.

Parents’ involvement matters in school

March 1, 2012

No matter how smart or gifted a child is, the involvement of the child’s parents or guardians in his or her school is vital to the success of that child. Most schools and educational organizations encourage parental involvement. There are even state policies in regards to parental involvement in the schools. That’s because parental involvement has proven to increase student success and make schools better.

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