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November 13th, 2013
The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female â€” one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.
The new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building was accepted by the city commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall.
John Voller with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd explained that in the letter submitted to the city by the company, the building is in compliance of the specifications, although a few minor details are still being dealt with. Overall, the building is ready to be occupied--a good building that was constructed at a good cost.
Peter F. Sheridan, a local attorney, has announced his candidacy for Nolan County Judge.
He has practiced law in Sweetwater for almost 30 years and is familiar with the obligations and duties of the County Judge. He believes his experience as a practicing lawyer and knowledge of the County Court's various obligations will enable him to represent the citizens of Nolan County as County Judge.
Pictured are Peter F. Sheridan and Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.
The Nolan County Commissioners met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting.
A resolution was approved to apply for an Indigent Defense Formula grant for the 2014 fiscal year from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. According to Judge David Hall, the grant is funded by the state and totals about $20,000.
Approval was given to advertise for bids on a used computer from the District Judge's office. County Commissioners voted to leave the burn ban off for another two weeks as well.
Several applicants recently took the entrance exam for a place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 11 applicants took the written exam and nine passed the test to go on to the physical agility test the next day.
Today will be sunny with a high near 53. Winds will be calm and become south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 33 and southern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become calm.
Learn more at weather.gov.
NOLAN COUNTY â€“ The US 84 overpass at Interstate 20 in Nolan County is currently closed for repairs. The overpass is expected to reopen by Tuesday, Nov. 26. During this time, traffic should follow the posted detour.
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until noon to do free check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
The health department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Immunization clinic is cancelled for Wednesday, Nov. 27. Regular hours for immunizations will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
State Representative Susan L. King held a town hall meeting in Roscoe on Friday. She briefly discussed the upcoming 2014 interim studies and touched on the big topics from the last legislative session: water, transportation, education and health care.
Roscoe residents, including Roscoe Mayor Pete Porter, City Manager Cody Thompson, Nolan County VCSO Robert McBride, RVFD Chief Gary Armstrong and Travis Williams of Blackland Smokehouse, voiced their opinions and concerns on several issues, mainly healthcare and education.
The Southern Rolling Plains Range Workshop on livestock and pasture health will take place in Sweetwater this week. The event will take place on Thursday at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m.
The following is a schedule for the event:
â€˘ How Grass Really Grows (Range Management Considerations) â€” Dr. Ron Sosebee;
â€˘ Rainfall Recharge â€” Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension Service;
â€˘ Brush Control Update â€“ Dr. Charlie Hart, Dow;
â€˘ Re-stocking your Operation â€” Dr. Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension Service;