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November 12th, 2013
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;
Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater honored their Veterans with an awards plaque ceremony.
Patriotic music and a special reading of original Veterans DayÂ poetry was recited by Lenore Rakes.
Pictured from left to right are Avon Shaffer, Billy Brice, John Jordan, Elroy Butler, Eddie Pesina and Lenore Rakes.
Before 11 a.m. this morning, we'll see patchy fog and have a chance of drizzle. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies with a high near 41 and breezy conditions from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 28 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become light and variable.
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Doug Sitter State Farm, located at 208 Lamar Street in Sweetwater, will be hosting two free seminars this week. "With so many changes right now in health care we wanted to offer some information on what the future holds and how we can help," said Doug Sitter, State Farm agent.
The Sweetwater VFW Post 2479 Nolan County Honor Guard hosted its annual Veteransâ€™ Day flag-raising ceremonies honoring all veterans on Monday morning.
Coffee and donuts were served starting at 6:15 a.m. and the flag raising took place at 6:30 a.m. Judge Tim Fambrough was the guest speaker.
Shown are Tommy Millett, Doc Pietzsch, Lowell Corley, Richard Posey and Lionel Mendez during the ceremony.
On this Veterans' Day, we take time to remember all the men and women who serve and continue to serve our nation in the name of freedom. While their bond is strong during combat, the unity remains years later, as one local veteran proved that to assist one family in learning the full story of a family member lost during World War II.
The WASP Museum (Womenâ€™s Air Service Pilots) hosted runners of all ages Saturday afternoon for their annual Run for the WASP. The WASP run is an annul fundraiser benefitting the museum and honoring the women who served as WASPs.
Men and women competed in a 5K run, while others could walk a mile to show support.
Today's weather will be partly sunny with a high near 68. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect increasing clouds to come into the area, with a low around 38 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north-northeast after midnight, and we'll also see a 20% chance of rain after that time.
Learn more at weather.gov.