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October 7, 2013

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the people in the photo are or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Melonnie Hicks or Betty Turner at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.

Mammography Department passes state inspection

October 7, 2013

The Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Mammography Department was recently inspected by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 
During the inspection, the Mammography Department passed all aspects of the inspection and there were no health related violations of 25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 289. Pictured with their certificate of inspection are RPMH mammographers Lori Brockman, RT(R)(M)MRT and Andra Barton RT(R)MRT. 

Blackwell crowns Homecoming royalty

October 7, 2013

During halftime of the Blackwell Hornets Homecoming football game, the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Shown are Brooklyn Harris and Jayden Jones.

Beloved community member passes away

October 7, 2013

Wes Bishop, longtime Director of Physical Therapy at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) and beloved community member died over the weekend.
Bishop had served in his position at the hospital for 36 years. As a result of Bishop’s instrumental work in planning, fundraising and development, the two-hundred square foot department in 1977 expanded to a 2,000 square-foot department in 1982 and then to a 6,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art complex in 1998. Also in 1982, he was the first recipient of the hospital’s prestigious Dr. Frist Humanitarian Award.

Texas National Bank to acquire 101 year-old First State Bank in Tuscola

October 7, 2013

Bill Johnson, President of Mesa Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Texas National Bank, Sweetwater, and Bill Terry, Chairman of South Taylor County Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary First State Bank in Tuscola, announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for Mesa to acquire South Taylor County Bancshares and First State Bank in Tuscola. Pending regulatory and shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.

Monday's weather for Sweetwater

October 7, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 5 mph, becoming east northeast in the afternoon.
We'll see clear skies tonight, with a low around 56 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

Fall fun at Nolan Nursing

October 7, 2013

Residents and staff had a fun day with fall hats.
A prize for the best hat went to Gayle Batchelor (shown) for her fall foliage hat. Gayle made her hat in arts in a featured craft activity.
Employee winner for best hat went to Linda Freeman, CDM. Many family members also supported their love ones with a hat.
Find more photos on Page A1 of our weekend edition from October 5-6.

Positive changes being made to Relay For Life

October 7, 2013

This coming Saturday, Oct. 12, the 2013 Relay for Life will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
At the annual event, a luminaria ceremony is held, which honors those who have battled cancer. This year's ceremony will see some changes, as a Powerpoint presentation will be used to honor these individuals.
Instead of reading the names aloud, the presentation will allow family members to honor their loved one by submitting a photo. All photos must be submitted by this Wednesday, October 9 to cindy-hamlin@hotmail.com.

Woman’s Forum planning for Pumpkins on the Porch

October 7, 2013

The Pioneer City County Museum continues to be a vital part of the community. With community support, the Museum hopes to use the money raised to continue their community projects and programs. This spring the Museum hosted Dr. Shelley Wachsmann's "The Sea of Galilee Boat" lecture to a fantastic turnout and hope to continue bringing more people and programs that the community will enjoy. The museum is compiling and republishing histories of Sweetwater by prominent citizens, such as Judge R. C. Crane and Carlos X. Alvarado.

Local FFA student awarded Permian Basin Expo Fair and Exposition scholarship

October 7, 2013

Morgan Whitley, Sweetwater High School senior, was recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Permian Basin Fair.
The scholarship recognizes her FFA and academic achievements. Competing with a heavyweight cross gilt, she also received first place in her class.
Whitley is the daughter of Terri and Russ Petty and plans to attend Angelo State University this fall.

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