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June 18th, 2012

Two residents recognized for Relay efforts

June 18, 2012

The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.

Lamar Street Baptist Church invites families to Babylon

June 18, 2012

A summer family event called Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity will be hosted at Lamar Street Baptist Church from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.

VA announces recruitment effort to hire mental health professionals

June 18, 2012

BIG SPRING, TX – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs and retention efforts for mental health professionals.

Cancer Services Network workshop planned for June 19

June 18, 2012

Cancer Services Network (CSN) plans to broadcast CancerCare’s Connect® Workshop Part III of Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Though and Beyond Cancer. This workshop entitled Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers is scheduled on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This session is for cancer survivors, their families and friends. Information will be shared to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment.

Blotters for June 14, 2012

June 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests on June 14, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Towncreek.
• Harassment — 700 block of W. Sixth.
• Narcotics — 200 block of E. Fourth.

Arrested by SPD:
• Little Johnny Gutierrez, 33 — Warrant.
• Cresencio Ruiz, 58 — Public intoxication.
• Gilbert Aguilar, 20 — Possession of marijuana/possession of dangerous drug.
• Alfred Arnold, 38 — Possession of marijuana/possession of controlled substance.

June 15th

Gas prices fall again

June 15, 2012

While friends and family plan their summer road trips there’s good news again this week for drivers across the Lone Star State. The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas is now $3.33, which is five cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.51, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.27. Drivers in Sweetwater are currently paying $3.29.

Hendrick Medical Supply hosts grand re-opening

June 15, 2012

A ribbon cutting and open house took place on Thursday, June 14, 2012, for Hendrick Medical Supply to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening.
The medical supply company has expanded their store, with the front of the store now facing Lamar Street, on the corner of Lamar and East Arizona Street near Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Love’s Truck Stop coming to Sweetwater

June 15, 2012

The second public hearing regarding the proposed annexation for property for the incoming Love's Truck Stop was held on Thursday morning, June 14, 2012 during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting at City Hall.
The first meeting was held during the monthly meeting of the city commissioners that occurred on Tuesday morning, June 12. The land is 53.14 acres and is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20.

RPMH celebrates CNA Week

June 15, 2012

Shown are two nurse aides at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Tabitha Goldthreate and Hilary Montgomery. 
The hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Week this week beginning Thursday, June 14. Annual National Nursing Assistants Week continues through June 21.
“We at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital have very capable and caring nurses’ aides," said Hospital Administrator Donna Boatright.

Blotters for June 13, 2012

June 15, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on June 13, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 2800 block of W. Alabama.
• Information only — 300 block of Oak.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on June 13, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Patricia Ann Pedregon, 45, of Sweetwater — Warrants/expired annual inspection, fail to appear, public intoxication, disorderly conduct.

Arrested by DPS:

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