Archive - 2013 - News Article

December 9th

RPMH is helping diabetics navigate the holidays

December 9, 2013

The holiday season is a busy time for many of us with work, parties and other activities that keep us on-the-go. With limited time to focus on health and wellness, many Americans tend to slack on their diets. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to help diabetics manage their disease during the holidays with a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Mustang Youth Basketball sign-ups begin

December 9, 2013

Mustang Youth Basketball will hold sign-ups for the 2014 league at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s conference room located at the front of the hospital on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5:30-7 p.m.; and Monday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m.
No late registrations will be allowed this year. Children must be in third through sixth grade to be eligible.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate and registration fee.

TNB awards good grades pay winners

December 9, 2013

Sixty-five Sweetwater High School students made the A-Honor Roll in the second six weeks, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the second six seeks were Timothy Holsey (9th Grade), Kilanie Arpin (10th Grade), Corynn Martin (11th Grade), and Larissa Locklar (12th Grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:

RPMH donates to Goodfellows

December 9, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently donated many non-perishable food items and toys to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
The Goodfellows distribute food and toys to those in need during the holiday season in Nolan County.
Shown are Ame Monroe, Rena Woodard, Chavela Muñoz, Pat Rivera, Connie Harshaw and Erma Lopez.

Monday's local weather

December 9, 2013

Today, expect areas of freezing fog before 10am. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 26. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 to 15 mph, with wind chill values between 14 and 19.
For tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy conditions, with a low around 19, although wind chill values will be between 12 and 17. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the west-northwest after midnight.
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December 6th

Inaugural meeting of WTEC well attended

December 6, 2013

The inaugural meeting of the West Texas Energy Consortium (WTEC) was held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the campus of Howard College in Big Spring. The conference was opened by WTxEC Chairman Victor G. Carrillo, former Taylor County Judge and Commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 

Doug Alexander for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 2

December 6, 2013

Doug Alexander is announcing his Republican candidacy for Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 2.
Nolan County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes on the early voting dates of February 18, 2014 thru February 28, 2014. They may also opt to vote in the primary election on March 4, 2014. Doug would sincerely appreciate your vote in this upcoming election.

Jeanne Palafox Wells to run for County Treasurer

December 6, 2013

Jeanne Palafox Wells is announcing her candidacy for Nolan County Treasurer.
Wells has served as County Treasurer since  March 1, 2013, when she was appointed by the Nolan County Commissioners to fill the rest of the unexpired term vacated by former county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff.
Prior to her appointment, she worked in the County Auditor's office for six years as an Assistant Auditor. In this role, she audited various county offices, including the Treasurer's office. 

Local churches planning Christmas activities, services

December 6, 2013

Sweetwater Community Lighthouse:
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will have their Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. We will have a time of worship, fellowship and singing. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. For more information, call 766-2245 or 338-8924.

Broadway Baptist Church:

Doug Sitter State Farm to host second annual Cocoa with Santa

December 6, 2013

Doug Sitter State Farm will host the Second Annual Cocoa with Santa from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Come and share in the holiday spirit with Doug Sitter State Farm on Lamar Street. Visit Santa, enjoy free cookies and cocoa and register to win prizes," said Doug Sitter. "We hope you will come and share the holiday spirit with us at Doug Sitter State Farm. You can take photos with Santa (bring your camera), enjoy free cookies and cocoa." 

Michael Lawrence was named the Sweetwater Mustangs Player of the Week.
Sweetwater’s Kensi Chowning goes up for one of her team-high 13 kills in Tuesday’s non-district...
Pictured are the girls who attended Sweetwater Middle School’s volleyball camp to improve their...


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