Archive - Nov 27, 2013 - News Article
Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.Â
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.
Itâ€™s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.
For your Thanksgiving Day forecast, expect sunny skies with a high near 55. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight's low will be around 33, with mostly clear skies and winds remaining from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
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Many retailers are announcing that their stores will be opening their stores earlier this year for their Black Friday sales, including stores in Sweetwater.
Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Tractor Supply and Bealls will open on Thanksgiving day at different times offering their low priced specials.
Wal-Mart will have three events with the first beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The second event will begin at 8 p.m. that day and the third event will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday. (See the pull-out advertising insert in our Thursday edition.)
A familiar face in the community is joining the Sweetwater Reporter, as Pam Goates is the newest advertising executive.
Goates started her work at the Reporter on November 19. Her previous positions as secretary at two local churches have provided her with office experience which will be beneficial in this new venture.
Goates said that she enjoys any opportunity that will allow her to meet and interact with people. Her new role will allow her to continue to build relationships with people through selling advertisements for the local newspaper.
The afternoon session of the Nolan County Commissionersâ€™ meeting on Monday included an update from Turner Construction on the courthouse, jail and sheriffâ€™s offices.
Notably, work on the courthouse continues as insulation continues to be installed. Work has begun on the northwest side and will continue into the next two weeks.
Some work has been done on the masonry and will continue into the next two weeks as installation will take place on the east side. Drywall is also being worked on the east side of the building.
The Nolan County Hospital District board of directors approved new POS (point of sale) software for the dietary department during their meeting Monday night at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The item has been budgeted for some time, but the request was made this year. The software--totaling around $16,000--will help update the department through various means.
Today will be sunny with a high near 49. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the south in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 33 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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