Archive - 2014 - News Article
Doug Sitter State Farm is once again partnering with The West Texas Childrenâs Advocacy Center and taking donations of toiletries for the families they served this year.Â Donations such as toiletry items including soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Kleenex and Q-tips are needed.Â Donations will be taken until Tuesday, Dec. 9. The center will be distributing the items to the families for Christmas.Â
Tonight, the Nolan County Chapter 2009 AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and musical program will be presented.
A covered dish meal will be served. Please come and bring a dish.
Today will be sunny with a high near 40, with wind chill values between 14 and 24. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and wind chill values between 16 and 21. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
Sweetwater found out Friday who its next playoff opponent will be. The Mustangs will face Bridgeport in a Class 4A, Division II area round matchup.
Sweetwater, which was ranked 10th in the state at the end of the regular season, will take a flawless 11-0 record into the game while Bridgeport, which beat Ferris 35-14 in bi-district on Friday, is 8-3.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Tarleton State University's Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley.
'Tis the season to be generous. That's what the staff at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) hopes as the year draws to a close.
"We want to remind people that we are a nonprofit," said Madison Black, client case manager at WTCAC. "We accept a lot of different kinds of donations, but right now, we need monetary donations. That's a big part of our funding."
See the full story in our weekend edition.
On any given day, more than 1.45 million patients across the nation are receiving professional healthcare services from the comfort of their own home. With recovery plan outlined by their physician, Nolan County residents, along with the surrounding counties, appreciate the many benefits home health services provide.
"Coping or recovering from an illness presents all types of challenges for patients," said Sherma Barham, R.N., director of RPMH. "We provide care in the patient's home and in familiar surroundings which in itself can have a positive and therapeutic effect."
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
Sweetwater players celebrated on the field after their 50-13 bi-district win over Perryton on Thursday. The Mustangs, who improved to 11-0 with the win, will face either Bridgeport or Ferris in the area round. Roscoe lost 36-28 in its playoff with Wink, however. Read about both games in Sports in the Friday edition.
One-night-only program is part of the ongoing APPLAUSE Music Series
The Abilene Christian University (ACU) is bringing their annual Christmas production of âAmahl and the Night Visitorsâ to Sweetwater for the first time. With the Saturday, Dec. 6 production, Nolan County residents can enjoy the classic holiday tale during the one-night only event at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
The Nolan County Food Pantry was the recipient of a giant donation this week.
More than 200 employees at the United States Gypsum (USG) plant in Sweetwater collected over 10,000 pounds of fare in its first company-wide food drive after the donation was given to the pantry earlier this week. Dozens of workers at the plant helped load the massive haul, which required a flatbed trailer to move it.
See the full story in our Friday edition.