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March 1st, 2013

RELIGION: XA weekend moved to April

March 1, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Local musician to open for quartet

March 1, 2013

The Blackwood Quartet will perform this Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Avondale Baptist Church.
Local resident Gary Gibson (above) will be the opening act prior to the Grammy-award winning group's performance. The church is located at 1405 Hoyt Lane in Sweetwater.
For more information, call 325-235-5835, or visit www.blackwoodquartetonline.com.

TSTC to display mobile welding lab Saturday

March 1, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas will display the college's new mobile welding lab during Spring Preview this Saturday in Sweetwater. This state-of-the-art tool is a self-contained lab/classroom. The mobile lab was designed and fabricated to allow TSTC West Texas to take welding instruction to remote locations to serve both industry and educational institutions. It is this flexibility that allows the school to customize training to fit the customer’s needs. 

Racial profiling report submitted by Sheriff Warren

March 1, 2013

At Monday's county commissioners' meeting, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren presented the state-mandated 2012 Racial Profiling Report for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), which was formally received by the commissioners.
For the 2012 calendar year, a total of 277 people were stopped by Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
From the total, six contacts led to a search, in which five of those contacts consented to the search. Ten contacts resulted in an arrest, and 189 total tickets were issued.

Annual HR report presented at hospital board meeting

March 1, 2013

The 2012 Annual Human Resources report for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was presented during the Nolan County Hospital District's board meeting on Monday night.
The report was given by Gay Nell Cherry, the Director of Human Resources for the hospital.
While the report follows the format from the previous year, some changes were made in the last year in order to make scoring more accurate in the evaluation process. As a result, the user-friendly tool now offers a true performance evaluation in determining scores.

Blotters for February 27, 2013

March 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2013.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Elm.
• 1000 block of Hickory.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of E. Louisiana.
• Information report — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Kim Parcher, 48 — Driving while license invalid.
• Gene Emerson, 31 — Possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 1, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 55 and north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to west-northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
We'll see a slight warm-up this weekend, with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and low in the low to upper 40s.
Learn all you need to know for your weekend plans now at weather.gov.

February 28th

Vermillion receives music honors

February 28, 2013

Hannah Vermillion, piano student of Noreen Carson, received second place honors in the Grade 5-6 category in the Abilene Music Teachers Association's Local Performance Contest held in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin Simmons University on Feb. 16.
She is the daughter of Chad and Mary Vermillion.

Purchases approved at RPHM board meeting

February 28, 2013

At the Monday evening board meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), approval was given for the purchase of two Phillips EKG (electrocardiogram) modules for the Emergency Room department.
According to Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, the modules are portable, which leads to even quicker care for patients. The amount of time it takes to offer this type of care is a factor in quality measures and compliance scores.

Baucom says Highland not afraid of taking on No. 1-ranked Saltillo

February 28, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team has opened a lot of eyes in the past week by making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history.
The Lady Hornets will face another big challenge on Friday, when they face No. 1-ranked Saltillo in the Class 1A, Division II semifinals. The game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

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