May 8th, 2013
Local medical center honors work of nursing team and observes national celebration of hospitals
As many rural healthcare facilities struggle, residents of Nolan County have much to be thankful for as Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) continues to thrive amidst a challenging economy and an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The local medical community will join the nation in celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.
Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Thursday, May 9 from noon until 6 p.m. The bloodmobile that usually parks at the Nolan County Courthouse will be parked in the First Financial Bank parking lot located across the street from the Post Office. The other bloodmobile will be parked at the Lions Club building at 1501 Lamar Street.
On Saturday, April 27, Brooklynn Petty drilled at the Children's Bible Drill in Lubbock at Calvary Baptist Church.Â
On one call her finger was placed on the wrong side of the page in the Bible.Â She received a Superior rating.Â
Pictured with her is her sister, Justynne Petty who would have qualified for state drill if she had been one year older.Â Also with them is their coach Natile Woodrow.
They were representing First Baptist Church of Sweetwater.Â Brooklynn and Justynne are the daughters of Roland and Leigh Petty of Sweetwater.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on May 6, 2013.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of Silas.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of Vards Lane.
â€˘ Burglary â€” 1000 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 500 block of E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Terry Bradley, 39 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Christopher Ramos, 21 â€”Â Assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, four civil papers served and made two arrests on May 6, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
FRIDAY, MAY 10
8 a.m. â€” Class 1A, Division II girls
8:20 a.m. â€” Class 1A, Division II boys (Jesus Leanos, Roscoe)
8:40 a.m. â€” Class 1A, Division I girls
9 a.m. â€” Class 1A, Division I boys
9:20 a.m. â€” Class 2A girls
9:40 a.m. â€” Class 2A boys
10 a.m. â€” Class 4A girls
10:20 a.m. â€“ Class 4A boys
8:30 a.m. â€” Class 4A girls discus; Class 4A boys shot put; Class 1A, Division II girls pole vault; Class 1A, Division II boys pole vault (Michael Hyde, High-land, Jayden Jones, Blackwell; Mason Magness, Blackwell)
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 87. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, and after 2 p.m. we should see a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
That precipitation chance continues until 2 a.m., with a low tonight around 61 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the south at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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TSTC (Texas State Technical College) and Ludlum Measurements are presenting a Summer Robotics Camp from June 3-6, 2013 at The Center on the TSTC Sweetwater campus for students entering grades four through seven.
Participants can experience the wonder and excitement of designing and programming robots in a collegial environment, while also choosing to experience other fun activities that include art, math, medicine or technology.
Sessions are broken into half-day and full-day camps so that students can select the best choice for them. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.
The Woman's Forum winter fundraiser was a great success according to members of the local club. Their main project was to raise $1,000 for the Camp Boothe Oaks metal flower garden and to give the Pioneer Museum some funds for their yearly budget.
Kim K. Lewis is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Administration. Lewis is an Administrative Supervisor with Luminant Power, the largest wind purchaser in Texas, and the fifth largest wind purchaser in the United States.
Luminant specializes in power generation business with plant and mine, wholesale marketing and trading and development operations. It has over 15,400 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 megawatts fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 megawatts fueled by coal.
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with 66 students making the A-Honor Roll and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay award for the fifth six seeks were Michael Hunt (ninth grade), Caroline Brennan (10th grade), Taylor McPherson (11th grade) and Janell Walker (12th grade).