Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article

February 6th

Keeping the flu out of Nolan County

February 6, 2014

With the flu season well underway and widespread outbreak across Texas, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is taking action to help Nolan County residents prevent infection. Hospital officials are reminding the community that flu shots are available for only $25 and everyone age six months and older should get vaccinated.

Local weather for Thursday

February 6, 2014

Today, snow is likely to fall until noon. Expect mostly cloudy and cold conditions, with a high near 21 and wind chill values between 4 and 14. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%, with a total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight, it will remain mostly cloudy, with a low around 18 and wind chill values between 8 and 13. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph, becoming southeast after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.

February 5th

Sand silos in Sweetwater

February 5, 2014

The sand silos shown are part of Santrol (Division of Fairmont Minerals). The sand will be used in the fracking process of horizontal drilling.
These three silos, when completed, will hold approximately 26 million pounds of frack sand (equivalent to approximately 130 Railcar loads or 520 semi loads).
Santrol is locating in the new BNSF Sweetwater Logistic Center behind the Sweetwater Country Club golf course.

Home a total loss in morning fire

February 5, 2014

A house on the 200 block of Bois D Arc was a total loss after a fire engulfed the home this morning, according to Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong.
The alarm came in to the station around 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning and the Roscoe Fire Department sent two fire trucks to the scene. The Sweetwater Fire Department assisted, sending one fire truck to the scene. According to Armstrong, the house was fully involved when firefighters arrived.
The two people in the house got out of the house safely, but some pets living in the home did not survive.

Screening and vaccination key to preventing cervical cancer

February 5, 2014

Of the five gynecologic cancers that women are typically prone to, cervical cancer is the easiest to prevent through testing and early detection. Still, more than 12,000 women across the nation develop the cancer each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Knowing how to talk with your doctor about risks and symptoms continues to be key in combating the seventh leading cancer among Texas women. “Like most cancers, being proactive in doing your research and talking with your physician about risks is imperative,” said Dr.

Wednesday's local weather outlook

February 5, 2014

Today will be partly sunny and cold, with a high near 26 and wind chill values between 7 and 15. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 14 and wind chill values between 4 and 9 degrees. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 a.m. we'll have a 20 percent chance of snow.
Learn more at weather.gov.

February 4th

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.

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