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Blood drive slated for Feb. 5 in SW

February 4, 2014

The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will be in the First Financial Bank parking lot on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 12-6 p.m. There is a critical need for all blood types.
"The weather, the holidays and illness have resulted in fewer donors," said Frances Baker, donor recruiter.
"At the same time, most of the hospitals we serve are at full capacity and the need for blood is constant," Baker continued. Meek Blood Center supplies all of the blood used for patient care at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

SEED gives overview of oil activity

February 4, 2014

The host of last week's Nolan County Forward Planning Committee meeting, SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development), gave an in-depth overview of the ongoing activity. The meeting was held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, noted that whether or not oil is found in the area, expansion is still taking place in the county due in part to the city's proximity to Interstate 20. Some media reports have offered a negative outlook that the Cline Shale development is either not coming or is slower than anticipated.

Quilt made to benefit Roscoe Robotics program

February 4, 2014

Mr. Boren's Geometry class at Roscoe Collegiate High School has made a quilt to help raise money for the Robotics Program. By purchasing a raffle ticket for this king-sized quilt you are supporting the Roscoe Collegiate High School FIRST Robotics program. 
The students learned valuable geometry lessons as each 18X18 quilt square contains 125 hand cut pieces, all cut and prepared by the students. Local ladies of the "Roscoe Sewing Sisters" then completed the sewing and quilting for the students.

RSB to host Chamber Coffee

February 4, 2014

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Roscoe State Bank at 209 Cedar in Sweetwater.
The bank is owned and operated by John Jay, with John Davis as the on-site manager.
Roscoe State Bank offers consumer commercial and real estate loans and business and personal deposit products such as checking, savings, money market, certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. They serve all of Nolan County, with 35 employees.

Tuesday's local forecast

February 4, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 49. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 15 mph, shifting to the west-northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 22 and north winds around 5 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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