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March 28th, 2013

Hospital board approves bed, mattress purchases

March 28, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board approved the purchase of two items during their meeting on Monday evening held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, presented both of the items to the board.
One Stryker birthing bed will now be purchased and will replace the current product, which is used by laboring mothers. The purchase totals $17,092 and comes in under the budgeted price.

Discipline, SHAC reports heard at SISD board meeting

March 28, 2013

A couple reports were discussed by Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
The Data Validation Monitoring for Discipline Report was approved, in which the district took part in the report due to results in the recent PEIMS (Public Education Information Management System) report, which reflected action from two years ago.

Blotters for March 26, 2013

March 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Lori Kidd, 31 — Family violence assault.
• Jesus Delgado, Jr., 25 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Amy Jenee Gutierrez, 23, of Slaton — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 242 east bound.
• Alarm — CR 154.

Local forecast for Thursday

March 28, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 57 and south-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Get a preview of the Easter weekend forecast now at weather.gov.

March 27th

Making sweet memories with pound cake

March 27, 2013

This moist pound cake is flecked with sweet coconut and lemon zest, with a sweet-tart glaze. Great memories also go along with the pound cake. My mother would make the “Lemon Coconut Pound Cake” every Easter and again the pound cake would appear around the 4th of July. I make a fresh raspberry sauce to accompany the cake. It is a great cake to freeze, but do not add the glaze until the cake has thawed. This recipe can be changed to Lime Coconut Pound Cake by substituting the lemon juice and lime zest. Now get busy making your own memories…Happy Spring!

Annual BCWSC meeting slated for April 19

March 27, 2013

On Feb. 28, 2013 the TWDB approved funding of $7.5 million for the Bitter Creek Water Supply Company to make improvements to its water system. For several years the Bitter Creek WSC has been looking for a more affordable supplemental supply of water. In December 2011, the WSC secured an option to lease 1,274 acres of groundwater rights in the Edwards Trinity Aquifer. After test wells revealed a good quantity of high quality water, the WSC filed an application to the Texas Water Development Board for funding required to secure this supplemental water supply.

Library Tag Day is April 3

March 27, 2013

The Woman’s Forum recently met at Java Jax in Sweetwater for their monthly meeting. Discussion included the upcoming Library Tag Day slated for Wednesday, April 3.
The purpose of Library Tag Day is to raise funds for the County-City Library. Letters to businesses will be sent out soon and on April 3, ladies from the Woman’s Forum will be around town soliciting businesses and individuals for donations. Tags are given as a token of their appreciation. They also serve as a reminder to people seeing them, to make their donation to the Library.

Mother and son uninjured after morning wreck today

March 27, 2013

According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, a mother and her young son were east bound near the 236 mile marker on Interstate 20 on Wednesday morning when she had to swerve to miss a car that had slowed down.
The driver swerved into the center median and went through the cable barrier, ending up going the wrong way in the west bound lane. She missed a pickup that was in the lane by swerving back to the center median and back into the cable barrier.

Grants discussed at hospital board meeting

March 27, 2013

The Hospital Administrator's report was given during Monday night's meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Donna Boatright discussed two different grants, one of which was recently awarded to RPMH. The hospital was informed last week that they received a $50,000 capital improvement loan fund/grant, which will be used toward the construction of the new medical offices.
In addition, an application was submitted for a solar grant, after being informed about the funding by McKinstry, the company overseeing the construction on campus.

Policies approved at SISD board meeting

March 27, 2013

Some district policies were discussed and approved during the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees' monthly meeting in March.
For next year, the SISD Student/Parent iPad User Agreement will impact students in the seventh through tenth grades--along with their parents--as the four grade levels will have the mobile device. While still in discussion, sixth graders may possibly be added with a transitionary period of in-class use in the first semester before taking them home.

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Two local sports camps are planned this month.
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