June 20th, 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.
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.
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.
â€˘ 1000 block of Lemon.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘Â Unattended death â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Keenan Rook, 27 â€” Evading, theft, possession of controlled substance, failure to identify.
â€˘ Gary Dalton Flynn, 38 â€” Local warrants.
â€˘ Dolores Williams, 21 â€” Local warrants.
â€˘ Kari Southern, 34 â€” Theft, public intoxication.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Dominga Chapa, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Maria AcuĂ±a at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Chapa died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
ArlingtonÂ â€”Â ShirleyÂ FeaganÂ Greer, 74, passed away peacefully with her family by her side and went home to her Lord and Savior on June 18, 2012. She was a loving wife of 55 years to Dell Greer, a mother of two boys, Nana to six grandchildren and a friend to many.
AÂ funeralÂ serviceÂ to honor her lifeÂ will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Arlington. The family will have visitation at Arlington Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Â
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Marvin.
â€˘Â Possession of drug paraphernalia â€”Â 900 block of W. Arizona.
â€˘Â Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 800 block of E. 14th.
â€˘Â Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 800 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Aggravated assault â€”Â 200 block of FK Williams.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 800 block of E. 16th.
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â 1500 block of Runnels.