January 7th, 2014
A two-year study of residential sales data was recently released by the Nolan County Board of Realtors, with a positive outlook on the local housing market.
In 2011, 50 houses were sold at a median price of $81,450, at $48,50 per square foot. On average, a house spent almost 112 days on the market.
The following year, 87 houses were sold and, on average, spent 100 days on the market. At $49.69 per square foot, the median price stood at $82,500.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has announced some changes in the consulting doctors that are visiting from Abilene.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 8, Cardiology Consultants will be in Suite 3B, Building B.Â On Thursday, Jan. 9, Dr. Dickey, Orthopedist will be at the hospital and then Dr. Brandecker will be at RPMH on Jan. 22.Â
Hospital Administrator Donna Boatright would like the public to know where to go now that they will be in the renovated building.Â Hendrick Oncology will also be in the renovated building and dates are still being confirmed.
A flag raising ceremony was held this morning at the Nolan County Courthouse for Dawn Michelle Ainsworth, Electronics Technician Chief (Surface Warfare/Air Warfare). She is the daughter of Lana and Aubrey McCain and the granddaughter of Randolph W. Ballard. She has two sons, Brandon Ainsworth, 15 and Cameron Ainsworth, 10.
Ainsworth joined the U.S. Navy on April 20, 1994 and will be officially retired on April 30, 2014 after 20 years of service. A retirement ceremony will be held on Feb. 7, in Norfolk, Virginia.
The Sweetwater Cham-ber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Pioneer City-County Museum, located at 610 East Third Street.
The museum is owned by the City of Sweetwater and Nolan County, with Melonnie Hicks serving as the Museum Curator. The historical museum is available for group tours, luncheons, weddings, etc.
The Pioneer City-County Museum was established by the Nolan County Foundation. The facility serves all of Nolan County and has two employees.
ROBY - Carolyn Faye (Crawford) Wilburn, 78, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5,2014, at Fisher County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Bethel Assembly in Anson, Texas with burial at Roby Cemetery. Carolyn's family will have visitation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan.
TUESDAY, JAN. 7
Sweetwater boys host San Angelo Lake View â€” freshmen at 5 p.m., JV at 6:30 p.m., varsity at 8 p.m.
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â€” JV and freshmen at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe JV and varsity girls at Westbrook at 5 and 6:15 p.m., respectively.
Highland JV and varsity girls play at Ira starting at 5 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity boys at Paint Creek starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams host Bronte starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 9
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host San Angelo Lincoln, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Only one team â€” San Angelo Lake Viewâ€™s Chiefs â€” stands between the Sweetwater boys basketball team and an undefeated non-district season.
The 10-0 Mustangsâ€™ final non-district test will come when they host Lake View at about 8 p.m. today, three days before their 4-3A ope-ner Friday at Monahans.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls play at Midland Greenwood at 6:15 p.m. today in district action. Sweetwater and Greenwood are tied with Wylie for first place with 1-0 records.
The first of four signups for Sweetwater Little League Baseball this month will be on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Sweetwater Intermediate School cafeteria.
Additional signups at the SIS cafeteria have been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14; Monday, Jan. 20; and on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Persons must bring pay-ment, copies of three proofs of residency and a birth cer-tificate to the signups.
For information on pri-ces or to learn more about Little League signups, persons may contact Kelly Andrus at (325) 933-0314.
Today will be sunny with a high near 45. Wind chill values will be between 6 and 16 early in the day. Winds will be breezy, with a south-southwest wind at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 32--although wind chill values will be between 20 and 30. We'll continue to have breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
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Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2014 New Year Baby on at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3.
Raydi Reshan West weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Dakota and Amber West of Sweetwater. She was also welcomed by two sisters, Cloe, 6 and Valli, 2. Grandparents are Rita and Bobby Briscoe of Sweetwater, David West of Roscoe and Cindy and Francis Ciochon of Phoenix, Ariz.
Great-grandparents are Joyce West of Sweetwater and the late Bill and Mary Mann.