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April 2nd, 2012
SNYDER ‚Äď The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county ‚ÄúLower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference‚ÄĚ from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. ‚Ä®‚ÄúThe conference will cover all the important topics facing our area‚Äôs agricultural producers in the season ahead,‚ÄĚ said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. ‚Ä®‚ÄúThe topics will range all the way from cotton economics to dealing with feral hogs and everything in between,‚ÄĚ he said.
A group of local Girl Scouts recently helped to beautify their community by painting the First Financial Bank Research Center, as it will be called. The Center is located on the corner of Locust and East Third Streets in Downtown Sweetwater, on the First Financial Bank property. The Girl Scouts included girls from Troop 7051 Nikki Gutierrez and Victoria Gutierrez, from Troop 7050 Faith Boyd, from Troop 7051 Shania Boyd, Emma Foust, Gabriella Olguin and De Ann Frazier and from Troop 7000 Taylor Shamblin and Christa Arnold and Sweetwater's service unit manager Judy Leighow and Liz Sands.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year‚Äôs NIIW is April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
Farm Service Agency Texas Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass today reminded landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6. Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up may enroll at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office where their farm records are maintained.
The Texas State Technical College West Texas Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is the first college in the area to earn national accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Today the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association called on the Sweetwater City Council to take a stronger role in the search for a replacement of longtime Police Chief Jim Kelley.
‚ÄúThis city is about to choose the first new police chief in 28 years,‚ÄĚ said Charley Wilkison, Director of Public Affairs at the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a big step and the local association has asked to be a part of the selection process but have been told ‚Äėno‚Äô by the City Manager.‚ÄĚ
Here are the top ten standings for Week 1 of the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest.
Wii Not Fit ‚ÄĒ #1 with 3.33% loss
USG ‚ÄĒ #2 with 3.11% loss
Cobra ‚ÄĒ #3 with 3.08% loss
Half Ton of Fun ‚ÄĒ #4 with 3.05% loss
The Incredible Shrinking Socialites ‚ÄĒ #5 with 2.62% loss
Weapons of Mass Reductions ‚ÄĒ #6 with 2.37% loss
Scale Tippers ‚ÄĒ #7 with 2.28% loss
Unrepentant Thinners ‚ÄĒ #8 with 2.21% loss
Flabby Gabbies ‚ÄĒ #9 with 2.05% loss
The Narrow Weigh ‚ÄĒ #10 with 1.91% loss
Robert Williams was found guilty of engaging in organized criminal activity and was given a life imprisonment sentence with a $10,000 fine on Friday afternoon, March 30, 2012 by a seven-man, five-woman jury in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
The day began with a sole witness for the defense, a former employee of Williams named Vince Johnson. Johnson employed the defendant on a couple of local roofing projects in September 2010 as noted in found employment records. Williams was paid in cash for the projects, which was typical of day help.
Cub Scout Pack #146 held an official flag ceremony for First Financial Bank's new flags earlier this week. Cub Scouts involved in the ceremony included Joshua Reeves, Xander Hilton Tucker, Grady Kidd, Nolan Mims, Jackson Ashford, Hayden Baker, Tristan Baker, Noah Hanner, Crae Chapman, Jordan Amos, Jacob Carter and Logan Wedin with Cub Scout leaders Scott Whittenburg, Mark Mims and Martin Baker. Snacks were provided for the Cub Scouts by First Financial Bank after the ceremony.
The Taste of Sweetwater is an annual event people of Sweetwater and the surrounding areas have come to enjoy. It is a chance for residents to sample foods from many local restaurants and other food establishments under one roof. This year, the event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-12.