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February 7th, 2014
The CCD students at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish had a diaper drive during the advent season.
They collected 72 packages of diapers, 22 packages of baby wipes, several baby items and the seventh graders collected $246.86 in baby bottles that the Abilene Deanery provided to them. Most of the items were donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Abilene and some items are being kept at the church for any mother in need.
Keith Plantier led a session about Standardization of Training at the AWEA Safety and Operations Management conference recently.
AWEA invited Plantier to lead the session in which he spoke about the TSTC West Texas Wind program, which has earned AWEA's Seal of Approval annually since 2011.
Expect a 20 percent chance of snow between now and 1pm. Otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 41 and wind chill values between 9 and 19. Winds will be from the south around 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 33 and southern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
For the weekend, we'll see highs in the low 60s. However, a change in nighttime lows will be evident from Saturday to Sunday, with Sunday night's low at 28.
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Local authorities were busy on Thursday morning, responding to several calls of wrecks including one on Interstate 20 mile marker 244 when a vehicle rolled over in the west bound lane.
Shown, members of the Sweetwater Fire Department also responded to a vehicle fire in Fisher County. The vehicle was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the scene.
There was nobody in the vehicle when the blaze began and the cause of the fire is unknown.
Nolan County United Way along with co-sponsors; Smartt Move, LLC and WETS, Inc.Â are set to kick off the Nolan County United Way's Third AnnualÂ Rattlesnake Round-Up Gun Raffle, benefiting NCUW's nine local agencies and the thousands of Nolan County residents they support.Â These agencies are Boy Scouts of America-Texas Trails Council, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, GirlÂ Scouts-Caprock Council,Â Medical Reserve Corp, Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, SNAP, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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. âLike most cancers, being proactive in doing your research and talking with your physician about risks is imperative,â said Dr.