November 13th, 2013
Today will be sunny with a high near 53. Winds will be calm and become south-southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 33 and southern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will become calm.
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NOLAN COUNTY â€“ The US 84 overpass at Interstate 20 in Nolan County is currently closed for repairs. The overpass is expected to reopen by Tuesday, Nov. 26. During this time, traffic should follow the posted detour.
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. until noon to do free check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
The health department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Immunization clinic is cancelled for Wednesday, Nov. 27. Regular hours for immunizations will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
State Representative Susan L. King held a town hall meeting in Roscoe on Friday. She briefly discussed the upcoming 2014 interim studies and touched on the big topics from the last legislative session: water, transportation, education and health care.
Roscoe residents, including Roscoe Mayor Pete Porter, City Manager Cody Thompson, Nolan County VCSO Robert McBride, RVFD Chief Gary Armstrong and Travis Williams of Blackland Smokehouse, voiced their opinions and concerns on several issues, mainly healthcare and education.
The Southern Rolling Plains Range Workshop on livestock and pasture health will take place in Sweetwater this week. The event will take place on Thursday at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m.
The following is a schedule for the event:
â€¢ How Grass Really Grows (Range Management Considerations) â€” Dr. Ron Sosebee;
â€¢ Rainfall Recharge â€” Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension Service;
â€¢ Brush Control Update â€“ Dr. Charlie Hart, Dow;
â€¢ Re-stocking your Operation â€” Dr. Bruce Carpenter, AgriLife Extension Service;
Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater honored their Veterans with an awards plaque ceremony.
Patriotic music and a special reading of original Veterans DayÂ poetry was recited by Lenore Rakes.
Pictured from left to right are Avon Shaffer, Billy Brice, John Jordan, Elroy Butler, Eddie Pesina and Lenore Rakes.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys at Haskell (scrimmages) at 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater freshman girls will host Midland Christian, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater JV girls will host Wichita Falls Hirschi, 5 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls will host Wichita Falls Hir-schi, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Robert Lee at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland JV and varsity girls at Aspermont starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOV. 14
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls will host tournament.
The Sweetwater varsity girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season by beating San Angelo Lake View 51-48 here Saturday.
Cierra Knox had 13 points and Shaneese Brown 12 to pace Sweetwater, which led Lake View 41-30 after three periods before holding on for the victory. The Lady Mustangs led by five, 27-22 at halftime. Also scoring for Sweetwater (1-1 this season) were Taylor McPherson with eight, Hayley Brownlow and Kayla Chowning with five, Bianca Castillo with four and Maddie Jones and Abby McPherson with two.
Before 11 a.m. this morning, we'll see patchy fog and have a chance of drizzle. Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies with a high near 41 and breezy conditions from the north at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 28 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will become light and variable.
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Doug Sitter State Farm, located at 208 Lamar Street in Sweetwater, will be hosting two free seminars this week. "With so many changes right now in health care we wanted to offer some information on what the future holds and how we can help," said Doug Sitter, State Farm agent.