Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article

The King spotted at Nolan Nursing

January 31, 2013

Residents, staff, family and volunteers of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were treated to an Elvis concert, to celebrate Elvis' Birthday Month.
Harvey McFadden has been entertaining as a Elvis tribute artist for 12 years. This was Harvey's fifth performance at Nolan Nursing.
Harvey will be participating in Abilene for the West Texas Fair and Rodeo in September for three nights. He enjoys entertaining seniors in the Big Country.
Pictured with Harvey is Alerta Hickman.

Family Planning clinics offer broad range of services

January 31, 2013

The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.

Eight TSTC West Texas employees honored with Chancellor Award

January 31, 2013

Texas State Technical College announced that 20 members of its faculty and staff received the TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Award. Eight employees from TSTC West Texas earned the award this year. The TSTC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas, those whose demonstrated commitment to excellence makes a difference in the lives of others.

Roscoe Collegiate High School student selected as national youth correspondent

January 31, 2013

Kane Peavy of Roscoe, a student at Roscoe Collegiate High School, has been nominated to represent Texas as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Peavy has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Peavy was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

Blotters for January 29, 2013

January 31, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Jan. 29, 2013.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male Juvenile, 10 — Assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Jan. 29, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
• George Luis Parra, 42, of El Paso — Warrants/bond forfeiture.

Calls for service:
• Court Bailiff — County Court at Law.
• MHMR transport — Abilene.

Local weather for Thursday

January 31, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become western winds in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 34 and west-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to east-southeastern winds.
Get a weekend weather preview right now at weather.gov.

January 30th

West Texas Kickin’ Jalapeno Soup

January 30, 2013

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter (divided)
1/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 large onion, small chopped
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 large carrot, small chopped
1 to 2 large avocado, chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (any color green, yellow and red)
5 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
Directions: 
Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a skillet over low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Students learn about banking at First Financial

January 30, 2013

Sweetwater Principles of Business class, taught by Jaime Ince, visited First Financial Bank for a tour of the bank facilities.
The students went to the bank to gain a better understanding of what goes on in a bank and all the different departments within the banking industry.

FFB employees double donation to United Way

January 30, 2013

The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."

Know these fellows?

January 30, 2013

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Betty Turner or Franzas Cupp at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.

 

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