Archive - 2014 - News Article
On Saturday, May 24, Staci Armstrong of Abilene was found at Shear Style salon in Eastland preparing to have 10 inches of hair cut away to be bagged and donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The hair will be made into a wig that will be given to a cancer survivor who has lost their own hair following necessary medical treatments. â€śMy decision to support cancer patients in this way was heavily influenced by my desire to honor my mother, Zela,â€ť said Armstrong. Her mother, Zela Armstrong of Sweetwater, is a cancer survivor who celebrates her two-year cancer-free anniversary today, May 29.
Two board members were sworn into office at Tuesday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Cheyenne Smith and Vickie May will continue their service on the board for Districts 3 and 5, respectively. They were both unopposed for their respective position on the board.
The election of board officers was approved during the meeting as well, with Steve Holcomb remaining in the role as board chairman. Kirby Andrews will serve as vice-chairman, with Carla Howard as secretary.
Following the rainfall received in the area over the weekend, the burn ban for Nolan County was lifted during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday morning.
Also during the meeting, County Clerk Pat McGowan led a discussion on e-filing, which will become mandatory by 2016. Information was presented to the commissioners, as the county is taking steps to work toward the new process.
Today will be sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 65 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will become southern after midnight.
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Sixteen WASP traveled back to Sweetwater for the Ninth Annual WASP Homecoming held Saturday, May 24.
Pictured (in no particular order) are Lois Bristol Young, Roby Anderson, Bee Haydu, Nell Bright, Dawn Seymore, Betty Strohfus, Florence Shutsy Reynolds, Kathleen A. Hilbrandt, Norma (Penny) Halberg, Shirley Chase Kruse, Dorothy Lucas, Pauline White, Florence Moscott, Virginia Lee Doerr, Jean McCreary and Mary Helen Foster.
The runoff election was held yesterday, with only 894 ballots cast in Nolan County. 790 ballots were submitted from the Republican Party, while 104 were from the Democratic party.
The race with local implications was for the Republican nomination for District Clerk. Jamie Clem took the spot with 477 votes, while her opponent, Connie Jamison, obtained 308 votes.
Listed below are the remaining results from Tuesday's election:
David Dewhurst - 290
Dan Patrick - 466
Ken Paxton - 331
Dan Branch - 396
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with other Chamber members, welcomed Washita Valley Enterprises, Inc. to Sweetwaterâ€™s Industrial Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday.
Today will be sunny with a high near 85. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 63 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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Hoyt Place would like to send a "big thank you to the Chamber members, community members, healthcare workers, friends and families who supported us in making our Grand Re-Opening a success! With people like you, we are able to fulfill Envilantâ€™s ultimate goal of enriching the lives of our seniors through meaningful relationships and vibrant communities. Through your support, we can continue to build community relationships that will assist us in fulfilling our mission statement to become the nationâ€™s most trusted senior living provider."Â
Authorities responded to several wrecks over the weekend including a wreck on Interstate 20 on Sunday afternoon (shown) involving a pick-up truck and an 18-wheeler. No injuries were reported at that wreck.
Another wreck occurred on Monday evening around 7:30 p.m. involving an 18-wheeler that was headed west and crossed the center median, taking out the cable barrier. Emergency authorities took care of two diesel leaks at the wreck and no injuries were reported.