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July 10th, 2013
Nolan County Commissioners met Monday morning to discuss several issues involving the courthouse and Nolan County. The commissioners voted on and approved the re-instatement of the burn ban throughout the county, due to recent dry conditions.
Outgoing President Gil Cherry is shown presenting the gavel to incoming President Terry Pittman.
Several local churches will be coming together this week in order to reach out to the community.
This year's Sweetwater Outreach Week (SOW) will be held from Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13. The purpose of the event is to offer needed assistance to homeowners by painting their house or mowing their lawn, free of charge.
There are, however, some prerequisites for a home to be considered. The homeowner must own the house (it cannot be a rental property), as well as be physically unable to meet these tasks.
This summer, the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas, located at 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, is offering Microsoft Office Short Courses. All of the courses will be offered in the Pevehouse Building in Room 210.
"Whether you currently work in an office environment that just upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010, or just want to learn the latest features of this software, the right kind of training is essential," said course organizers. "At TSTC West Texas, we offer a variety of courses on the latest version of this popular software package."
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with 65 students making the A-Honor Roll, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the sixth six seeks were Mikeilah Foust (9th Grade), Corynn Martin (10th Grade), Micaela Reschman (11th Grade) and Sean Morrow (12thGrade).
With 10.3 percent of Texans living with diabetes, knowing how to live with and manage the disease is crucial. Identifying the need for community support on this important health matter, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be focusing on diabetes care as the topic of the next Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, July 10.
Many lined the streets of Downtown Roscoe to enjoy the Independence Day parade on Saturday. Many entered the parade including Kelly Etheredge and her daughters, Sydny, Alex and Davis.
A free event for girls age 13 and older has been scheduled for July 23 in Sweetwater at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus.
Plant the seeds of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) during "Blossom" â€” a free, fun-filled day of learning and hands-on activities. Girls will have the opportunity to see how STEM affects everyone everyday and the available careers.
The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual Fourth of July parade and barbecue. The parade will start at 5 p.m. and the BBQ will start at 5:30 p.m.
In October of 2012, Katelyn Ausborn â€”Â who was five years old at the time â€”Â was diagnosed with Wilmsâ€™ tumor. She was taken to Covenant Children's Hospital in Lubbock where an expert team removed the tumor.
Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, Wilms' tumor is the most common cancer of the kidneys in children. Wilms' tumor most often affects children ages 3 to 4 and becomes much less common after age 5.
Wilms' tumor most often occurs in just one kidney, though it can sometimes be found in both kidneys at the same time.