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June 20th, 2012

RPMH celebrates enhancements and addition to facilities

June 20, 2012

As the healthcare needs of Nolan County continues to grow and evolve, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) remains committed to serving the region in various capacities. As such, the hospital will hold a special event on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with a ribbon cutting and ground breaking on two projects that will allow the hospital to continue its mission.

Porter retires after 35 years of service to SFD

June 20, 2012

For Jim Porter, the retiring Assistant Fire Chief from the Sweetwater Fire Department (SFD), it seems as if family has always been connected to his role--before, during and after his service.
For the past 35 years, Porter has served the community as a fireman; since 1986, he has been in the role of Assistant Fire Chief. However, during his stint, he was able to work alongside his father Ronald at the fire station.

Blotters for June 18, 2012

June 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on June 18, 2012.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Lemon.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Unattended death — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Keenan Rook, 27 — Evading, theft, possession of controlled substance, failure to identify.
• Gary Dalton Flynn, 38 — Local warrants.
• Dolores Williams, 21 — Local warrants.
• Kari Southern, 34 — Theft, public intoxication.

June 19th

Deadline to apply for RSLSP extended

June 19, 2012

The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay (RSLSP) has been extended to Oct. 21, 2012, providing those eligible more time to apply for the pay under the program guidelines.

Hospital track closed for new construction

June 19, 2012

Due to the construction of a new medical office building at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, the walking track and related areas will be closed beginning June 18, 2012. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to the reopening of this area to the public at the completion of construction.

SEED board discusses preliminary budget

June 19, 2012

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday morning, June 18, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Kirstin Smith, the Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director, gave an update, recapping SEED's recent trip to the 2012 Windpower Conference that was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The show went well, with around 12,000 in attendance. While attendance was cited as lower than usual, the quality of the show was one of the best in recent years.

FSA County Committee nominations begin

June 19, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2012 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

Blotters for June 15-17, 2012

June 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from June 15-17, 2012.

The SPD received 62, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of Marvin.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 900 block of W. Arizona.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of Lubbock.
• Aggravated assault — 200 block of FK Williams.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of E. 16th.
• Unattended death — 1500 block of Runnels.

June 18th

Many enter Lake Sweetwater kids fishing tournament

June 18, 2012

A total of 45 kids signed up for the kids fishing tournament on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Lake Sweetwater, sponsored by Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop and the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. The event was held at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, with the competition running from 8-10:30 a.m. Prizes were awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds and 13-16 year olds. Judges for the competition were Mark Morgan and Jason Bond.

TSTC to lead in community projects

June 18, 2012

This year, as part of the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Women's Leadership Institute's (WLI) mission to support the TSTC Values, each TSTC location — Waco, Harlingen, Marshall and West Texas (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Sweetwater — will do a community project on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Sweetwater group spoke with Russell Jones, City of Sweetwater Director of Public Works, about painting the picnic tables at Newman Park and he was thrilled with the idea. He has also asked that the pillars of the pavilion be painted as well.

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