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October 30th

Hospital board meets with Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians

October 30, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board of directors met with the president of the Texas Midwest Emergency Physicians during their monthly meeting held Monday evening at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
This month, RPMH began using doctors from this group within the emergency department. The group not only provides coverage for the Sweetwater hospital but for Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene as well.

Man dies at local oil field site

October 30, 2013

A 33-year-old Shackelford County man died Tuesday afternoon at an oil well site in southeastern Nolan County.
Sheriff David Warren said that were three men working on a pulling unit at a lease approximately 26 miles southeast of Sweetwater and just east of Highway 153 in Nolan County. According to the co-workers, the deceased man began feeling dizzy and fell to the ground. They turned him over and immediately called 9-1-1 for medical assistance. Sweetwater Fire Department, Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and a Texas DPS Trooper responded to the call.

Health officials host mock emergency exercise for county

October 30, 2013

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department and several other agencies held a mock exercise simulating how they would handle a flu outbreak in Sweetwater. The exercise was held at the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
Shown are members from several agencies as they funnel cars and trucks down the line. Forms were given to the occupants of the vehicles to fill out concerning their general health.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, department recognized at RPMH

October 30, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to recognize their Physical Therapy department for going above and beyond serving the patients of Sweetwater and the surrounding communities.
Pictured are (back row) Eddie Spencer, John Fite, Cody Paty, Jennie Dodd, Patsy Sanford, (front row) Tara Knock, Louise Turney, Leola Gentry and Matilda Romero.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

October 30, 2013

Today will be cloudy with a high near 80. Winds will be breezy with a southern wind at 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. We'll have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms that will remain in the forecast for the remainder of the day.
Otherwise, expect a low around 56 with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
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October 29th

Pleas entered in District Court

October 29, 2013

Several have recently pleaded guilty during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.

Thinking outside the classroom

October 29, 2013

Pictured are Sweetwater High School art students with their teacher, Scharles Kelley.
The class moved outside their classroom to work on linear perspectives using the many lines of the hallways.

Goodfellows gearing up for holiday season

October 29, 2013

It’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. Sign ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, 900 E. Broadway, on Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. All applicants need to bring last proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.

SISD announces student contest

October 29, 2013

Student Success is directly related to regular school attendance. Sweetwater ISD students can raise awareness of the importance of regular school attendance and win great prizes by entering the 2013 You Miss School – You Miss Out poster, essay and video contest.
Entry Opportunities:
• Poster – Create a poster (18”x12” – half a poster board size);
• Essay – A one page expository essay;
• Video – One minute video.

County gives approval to fund DARE program

October 29, 2013

The Nolan County Commissioners gathered for their meeting on Monday morning, in which approval was given toward a modification to the contract for the work on the roof for the Nolan County Coliseum.
Details were outlined in the contract, in which the roofer was asked to do more work than what was originally bid on in order to be a more secure roof.

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