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November 21st, 2011
A traffic accident in western Taylor County closed Interstate 20 for a few minutes this morning.
The driver of a pickup pulling a trailer lost control and flipped over.
The trailer was disconnected and blocked the freeway. There were no serious injuries reported, but the accident slowed traffic until the emergency crews could get the debris removed from the busy highway.
It happened this morning near Trent, just east of the Nolan County line.
Seven guilty pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases, during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
East Ridge Elementary announced the arrival of Henrietta the famous turkey. Shown assisting in her delivery are Mr. and Mrs. McCombs, parents of Assistant Superintendant Kathy Smartt and Nathan Ehlert, Business Manager for SISD.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control. In recognition of National Diabetes Month this November, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to educate the community on the importance of diabetes screenings and treatment.
âThere are 20.8 million Americans living with diabetes,â said Dr. Robert Eaker at RPMH. âNearly one third of them are unaware they have the disease and we want to lower that number.â
Pictured are Aubrey Turnbow and Shelby Coldiron with two stockings that were donated by SLJ Embroidery & Gifts.Â Sweetwater Goodfellows provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. One lucky boy and one lucky girl will have a chance to win one of three foot stockings filled with goodies at the Sweetwater Goodfellows Christmas Party on Dec. 9, at 3:45 p.m.
There will be no residential refuse service on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25 in order for city employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week. The landfill and citizens drop-off center will be closed on those two days. All hand pick-up customers and roll-out kart service will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Commercial refuse customers will run commercial Friday, Nov. 25. The Thursday, Nov. 24, customers will be services on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Three separate indictments were true-billed for Jose Santiago Quintana this past week by a Nolan County Grand Jury.
One indictment included two counts of aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony, one count of indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony and one count of indecency with a child by exposure, a third degree felony. These counts stemmed from incidences in 1994. Bond for this indictment was set at $25,000.
We all know the feeling of an emotional flight hangover. The end of a pilotâs indulgence week! The shortest, fastest week of the year is the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. And 51 of the longest, slowest weeks need to pass before we can do it again. We all slip away by plane, car, trailer or motorcycleâ¦we were suitably subdued, packed and waiting for our trip back to the ordinary.
Sweetwater High School has recently been notified that it has become a certified AVID school after two years of implementation. To be a certified AVID school the school must meet criteria in 11 essential areas, such as tutoring, rigorous courses, site team participation and strategies in writing, reading, inquiry and collaboration. The Sweetwater High School program has grown from 30 students in the ninth and tenth grades to 65 students this year in grades 9-12.
Residents, family members and staff members enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov.17, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Shown below is Janice Boil with Integracare Hospice serving desserts.