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February 28th

Vermillion receives music honors

February 28, 2013

Hannah Vermillion, piano student of Noreen Carson, received second place honors in the Grade 5-6 category in the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Local Performance Contest held in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin Simmons University on Feb. 16.
She is the daughter of Chad and Mary Vermillion.

Purchases approved at RPHM board meeting

February 28, 2013

At the Monday evening board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), approval was given for the purchase of two Phillips EKG (electrocardiogram) modules for the Emergency Room department.
According to Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, the modules are portable, which leads to even quicker care for patients. The amount of time it takes to offer this type of care is a factor in quality measures and compliance scores.

Baucom says Highland not afraid of taking on No. 1-ranked Saltillo

February 28, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

SHS graduates making a difference

February 28, 2013

Texas A&M students Ben and Adrian Lopez and Briana Munoz, Sweetwater High School graduates, recently participated in the Aggie replant project in Bastrop, Texas in an effort to bring back some of the forest that was lost in the great fire that devastated much of the town.
The project is a volunteer service of Texas A&M University students to replant pine seedlings in the area of the fire. Each student was committed to plant 30 pine seedling in a day-long effort.
Ben Lopez is a junior, Briana Munoz is a sophomore, and Adrian Lopez is a freshman at Texas A&M University College Station.

Results presented from SPD racial profiling report

February 28, 2013

During the February meeting of the City Commission, Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda offered the annual report regarding racial profiling statistics, which was formally accepted by the commissioners during the meeting.
The process of conducting the report has undergone some change, but not only from the leadership of Frieda. New state legislation states that the report must now specify if race was known prior to the officer interacting with the person.

Blotters for February 26, 2013

February 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Sam Houston.
• 800 block of W. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Anthony Alarcon, 26 — Accident involving damage less than $200.
• Marquese Mabry, 26 — Possession of marijuana/warrant.
• Von Sam Moates, Jr., 23 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local weather for Thursday

February 28, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 55. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 34 and west-northwestern winds around 5 mph. In the evening, the winds will shift to the southeast.
Visit weather.gov to learn all you need to know.

February 27th

Healthy Recipes for Lent

February 27, 2013

Cooking nutritious — and delicious — meatless meals for Lent has never been easier. These recipes start with Alaska Seafood, which is additive-free, lean, and full of healthful vitamins, minerals, nutrients and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
To find more easy, delicious, and healthy Lenten recipes, visit www.wildalaskaflavor.com.

Warm Halibut Potato Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
1 pound small white or red new potatoes
4 Alaska halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pepper, to taste

Grand Central Station lab at SMS recognized with Spirit of GCS Award

February 27, 2013

Julie Cypert's Grand Central Station Lab at Sweetwater Middle School was awarded the Spirit of GCS Award for the 2012-2013 school year from the Center for Learning and Development in Waco, TX.

SHS grad speaks at Rotary Club

February 27, 2013

Sweetwater High School graduate Robert Reyes made a visit back to the area to offer a presentation recently at the local Rotary Club meeting.
Reyes, a 1994 graduate of SHS, is also a graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an engineer with Halliburton in the Permian Basin, having many of his written works regarding his field published.

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