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January 4th, 2013

Trees available through Nolan County SWCD

January 4, 2013

The Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering low-cost Afghan Pine seedlings and wildlife packets for spring planting. These trees can be used to establish windbreaks and for protective screens.
They will be taking orders through Feb. 1, 2013. There is a limited supply so place your order soon.
For more information on ordering these seedlings, contact the Nolan County SWCD at 325-235-4485 ext. 116 or e-mail them at nolancountyswcd@tx.nacdnet.org.

Blotters for January 2, 2013

January 4, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Jan. 2, 2013.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft of firearm — 1400 block of Grand.
• Theft — 2200 block of E. Broadway.
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Josephine.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Charlie Sifford, 34 — Criminal trespassing/theft.
• Vicky Lynn Jeffries, 51 — Driving while license invalid.

Local forecast for Friday

January 4, 2013

The wintry weather is here and today we have a 20% chance of light snow before noon. Otherwise, we'll have mostly cloudy skies with a high near 40 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 27. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 mph.
The weekend is shaping up to offer highs in the mid-50s and lows just under the freezing mark in the high 20s. Get a preview of the entire outlook at weather.gov.

January 3rd

New Year baby arrives at RPMH

January 3, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2013 New Year Baby on at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Clarissa Nicholee Martinez weighed eight pounds, four ounces and was 20.25 inches long. She is the daughter of Courtney and Imelda Martinez of Roscoe. She was also welcomed by a brother, Julian Martinez, 3. Grandparents are Martina and Juan Herrera of Roscoe, Melody Martinez of Sweetwater and the late Robert Martinez.

RPMH implements new tobacco-free policies

January 3, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently implemented a new tobacco-free policy on all campuses, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Hospital leaders say the new policy reflects the health system's mission, "We are eliminating tobacco-use on our properties to provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients and visitors and to promote positive health behaviors," said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH.

New Year celebrated at Nolan Nursing

January 3, 2013

Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sweetwater celebrated with refreshments, ginger ale and games focused on well wishes for 2013.
Pictured is Ella Sedberry in the spirit of the new year.

Blotters for December 31, 2012 - January 1, 2013

January 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 107 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made four arrests from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.

The SPD received 41, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 500 block of Locust.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Harassment — 1200 block of Corral.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1100 block of Locust.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Rainey, 23 — Warrants.
• Joshua McQueen, 18 — Warrants/disorderly conduct/resisting.
• Billy Espinoza, 36 — Public intoxication.

Thursday's winter weather

January 3, 2013

The winter weather is definitely here today, with a high near 38 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Tonight will bring some changes, as we'll have a 50% chance of snow after 9 p.m. Accumulations could possibly stand at less than half an inch.
Expect cloudy skies this evening and a low around 27 with northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, the winds will shift to the southeast.
Remember the pets, pipes and plants during the freeze and always take caution when traveling through wintry weather! Learn all about the forecast now at weather.gov.

January 2nd

Home Cooking That's Flavorful and Healthier

January 2, 2013

All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. They are making a commit­ment to eating better on their own terms by making more meals at home. They are finding that home cooking with real ingredients is inherently healthier — and it’s surprisingly easy. With a few simple changes, you can make a big difference in the healthfulness of everyday meals.

Texas Public Radio provides service to Sweetwater area

January 2, 2013

Texas Public Radio (TPR) announced it is now able to provide public radio service to the Big Country. The new, non-profit FM station reaches Snyder, Sweetwater, Colorado City, Big Spring and surrounding areas which are presently out of range of other public radio providers. This is the first major expansion for Texas Public Radio’s services since the debut of KTXI 90.1 FM in the Texas Hill Country in 1998.

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