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November 9th, 2012

Nolan County program to focus on oil/gas leasing

November 9, 2012

Oil and gas leasing will be the topic of discussion during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meeting set for 6 p.m. Nov. 19, on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
“Heightened activity in the ‘oil patch’ here is the chief topic of a lot of conversations these days,” said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.

Allsup’s coming to Sweetwater

November 9, 2012

Many trees were recently taken down and concrete work has begun at the former First Financial Bank motor bank on Broadway to prepare for the Allsup's store that will be in that location.

Everyone benefits from TSTC Health Fair

November 9, 2012

The 2012 Nolan County Health Fair was in full-swing on Thursday, November 8 at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Fitness Center, located on the Sweetwater campus.
Vendors from Sweetwater, Nolan County and the surrounding areas were able to present their booths to attendees, who could visit their stations to learn about various companies and programs while walking away with free items as well.
Among those with booths was the TSTC Nursing Department. Their booth was primarily directed to Alzheimer's awareness, with informative sheets that cite warning signs of the disease.

RPMH Launches 1,000 Cans of Caring Campaign

November 9, 2012

Hospital employees open canned food drive up for community participation

As Thanksgiving Day nears in just a couple of weeks, employees at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) are thinking about area residents who might not have the opportunity to enjoy a holiday dinner. In an effort to help those less fortunate, employee organizers are inviting the community to participate in their “1,000 Cans of Caring” canned food drive.

Church-wide Thanksgiving supper at Lamar Street Baptist Church Wednesday, Nov. 14

November 9, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Blotters for Nov. 7, 2012

November 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued seven citations and made one arrest on Nov. 7, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of E. Alabama.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 900 block of E. 17th.
• Information — 400 block of E. Avenue D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Anthony Wells, 35 — Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 7, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Traffic hazard — Highway 70.

November 8th

RPMH hosts diabetes support group meeting

November 8, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) held their diabetes support group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, November 6, 2012 in the hospital classroom. The presentation given was "Reading Food Labels", given by Tasha Baxter, the Consumer Family Science agent with the Nolan County Extension Office.
When looking at the ingredients on a food label, they are usually listed by the heaviest and then descend. Diabetics should be wary if sugar or another form of sweetener is close to the top of the list.

Facebook fans respond to election results

November 8, 2012

The power of social media was ever-present during the 2012 election, as early results and projections came across television and computer screens on Tuesday evening.
And at the Sweetwater Reporter, we decided to join in on the fun and ask our Facebook friends what their thoughts were--as the coverage continued, when Ohio was projected for the incumbent president, and when the dust slightly settled on Wednesday morning.

Basye named Preceptor of the Year

November 8, 2012

Ted Basye, owner and pharmacist at The Medicine Place in Sweetwater, has been named “Preceptor of the Year” for 2012 by the students at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Abilene. Mr. Basye has been working with students from the school since 2010. 
As part of their education requirements at Texas Tech, students pursuing a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree must complete a six-week long clerkship in a rural community setting.

Blotters for November 6, 2012

November 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Nov. 6, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Criminal mischief — 2000 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Counterfeiting — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Family violence assault — 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raquel Sharrock, 19 — Criminal trespassing.

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