Archive - Apr 3, 2013 - News Article

It’s fresh pea season! Enjoy making a minted pea soup

April 3, 2013

This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less but may require additional sitting time.
Even though it might seem odd to use frozen peas during fresh pea season, they are infinitely easier to deal with than fresh peas in the pod — particularly when making a quick dish such as this soup whizzed up in a blender.
Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Ingredients
1 small onion
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds frozen peas
5 cups chicken stock or low-salt broth
1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup heavy cream (or ‚ cup heavy cream mixed with 1/2 cup plain yogurt)
Directions

NCF golf scramble to benefit local high school students

April 3, 2013

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are pleased to announce their annual Golf Classic for Scholarships for Nolan County high school graduates has set a goal of raising $33,000 from its April 20, 2013 golf scramble. This event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time at the Sweetwater Country Club.
In reaching this goal, the NCF will have awarded 200 scholarships of $1,000 each for Nolan County high school graduates to start their college careers at any Texas college or university. This year's golf scramble will be the ninth consecutive year for this worthwhile event.

Family FunFair to highlight child abuse awareness, family time

April 3, 2013

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Eighth Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 10, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Woman’s Forum donates to Pioneer Museum

April 3, 2013

The Woman's Forum presented a $1,000 donation to the Pioneer Museum's board member Mike Fernandez, Museum Connoisseur Betty Turner and Museum Curator Melonnie Hicks.
Presenting the donation from the Woman's Forum fall fundraiser were (from left) top fundraisers Dwylene Strother and Lana McCain and co-chairwomen Karan Bergstrom and Lita McEachern. Not pictured is another top fundraiser, Gayle Greer.

Local teachers selected to participate in workshop

April 3, 2013

Two local teachers were recently selected to participate in a one-day teacher workshop in Abilene sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Jeffrey Shelton, who teaches U.S. and world history at Highland Junior and Senior High School and Leanna West, who teaches social studies and health science at Trent School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of nineteenth-century U.S. history, such as slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

NCF donates to Municipal Auditorium

April 3, 2013

Homer Taylor (left), President/Executive director for the Nolan County Foundation, recently presented Richard Smola, President of the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors, $2,000 as part of a challenge grant to assist the auditorium board in purchasing a new grand piano.
The piano was purchased earlier this year and was part of the show for the Kristine Mirelle concert, as well as the Miss Snake Charmer pageant.
“The piano will be a great asset for upcoming presentations,” stated Smola.

Blotters for April 1, 2013

April 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on April 1, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Lamar.
• Theft of precious metal — 2300 block of E. Broadway.
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Leonard Lawhon, 25 — Possession of a controlled substance.
• Robert Hernandez, 46 — Warrants.

Wednesday's local weather

April 3, 2013

We have a 50% chance of showers today, with cloudy conditions and a high near 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect cloudy skies that will gradually become partly cloudy with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a full recap.

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