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November 21st, 2011
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In recognition of National Diabetes Month this November, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to educate the community on the importance of diabetes screenings and treatment.
â€śThere are 20.8 million Americans living with diabetes,â€ť said Dr. Robert Eaker at RPMH. â€śNearly one third of them are unaware they have the disease and we want to lower that number.â€ť
Pictured are Aubrey Turnbow and Shelby Coldiron with two stockings that were donated by SLJ Embroidery & Gifts.Â Sweetwater Goodfellows provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. One lucky boy and one lucky girl will have a chance to win one of three foot stockings filled with goodies at the Sweetwater Goodfellows Christmas Party on Dec. 9, at 3:45 p.m.
There will be no residential refuse service on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25 in order for city employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week. The landfill and citizens drop-off center will be closed on those two days. All hand pick-up customers and roll-out kart service will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Commercial refuse customers will run commercial Friday, Nov. 25. The Thursday, Nov. 24, customers will be services on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Three separate indictments were true-billed for Jose Santiago Quintana this past week by a Nolan County Grand Jury.
One indictment included two counts of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, one count of indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and one count of indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. These counts stemmed from incidences in 1994. Bond for this indictment was set at $25,000.
We all know the feeling of an emotional flight hangover. The end of a pilotâ€™s indulgence week! The shortest, fastest week of the year is the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. And 51 of the longest, slowest weeks need to pass before we can do it again. We all slip away by plane, car, trailer or motorcycleâ€¦we were suitably subdued, packed and waiting for our trip back to the ordinary.
Sweetwater High School has recently been notified that it has become a certified AVID school after two years of implementation. To be a certified AVID school the school must meet criteria in 11 essential areas, such as tutoring, rigorous courses, site team participation and strategies in writing, reading, inquiry and collaboration. The Sweetwater High School program has grown from 30 students in the ninth and tenth grades to 65 students this year in grades 9-12.
Residents, family members and staff members enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov.17, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Shown below is Janice Boil with Integracare Hospice serving desserts.
Mustang Moms are reviving their "Adopt-A-Mustang" program for the varsity basketball boys and girls. The program is designed to let students from kindergarten through sixth grade "adopt" a high school athlete. Students have the chance to adopt a Mustang varsity basketball player (girl or boy) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the home game for both teams. Registration is still $25, and students will get a t-shirt and button with their adoptees name and picture. And because the varsity players are in such high demand, students can adopt the same Mustang if they want.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings from the Avondale Baptist Church family! Our regular Sunday schedule is: coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m., choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. We will have "High Attendance Day" for Sunday school on Sunday, Nov. 27. Please join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. that morning and every Sunday morning. If you need more information about our services, please call our church office at 235-5835.
Broadway Baptist Church
A meeting of fire chiefs, representing the volunteer fire departments in Nolan County, was hosted at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office this past Tuesday evening. Sheriff David Warren presented the five volunteer fire departments with a total of 33 new Kenwood brand portable hand-held radios with accessories. Sheriff Warren has administered the grant funds, received by Nolan County, from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for the past several years. â€śThese new portable radios represent a major advancement in technology for the area volunteer fire responders.â€ť said Sheriff Warren.