April 3rd, 2013
This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less but may require additional sitting time.
Even though it might seem odd to use frozen peas during fresh pea season, they are infinitely easier to deal with than fresh peas in the pod â€” particularly when making a quick dish such as this soup whizzed up in a blender.
Yield:Â Makes about 8 cups
1 small onion
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds frozen peas
5 cups chicken stock or low-salt broth
1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup heavy cream (or â€š cup heavy cream mixed with 1/2 cup plain yogurt)
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are pleased to announce their annual Golf Classic for Scholarships for Nolan County high school graduates has set a goal of raising $33,000 from its April 20, 2013 golf scramble. This event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time at the Sweetwater Country Club.
In reaching this goal, the NCF will have awarded 200 scholarships of $1,000 each for Nolan County high school graduates to start their college careers at any Texas college or university. This year's golf scramble will be the ninth consecutive year for this worthwhile event.
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Eighth Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 10, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
The Woman's Forum presented a $1,000 donation to the Pioneer Museum's board member Mike Fernandez, Museum Connoisseur Betty Turner and Museum Curator Melonnie Hicks.
Presenting the donation from the Woman's Forum fall fundraiser were (from left) top fundraisers Dwylene Strother and Lana McCain and co-chairwomen Karan Bergstrom and Lita McEachern. Not pictured is another top fundraiser, Gayle Greer.
Two local teachers were recently selected to participate in a one-day teacher workshop in Abilene sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Jeffrey Shelton, who teaches U.S. and world history at Highland Junior and Senior High School and Leanna West, who teaches social studies and health science at Trent School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of nineteenth-century U.S. history, such as slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Homer Taylor (left), President/Executive director for the Nolan County Foundation, recently presented Richard Smola, President of the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors, $2,000 as part of a challenge grant to assist the auditorium board in purchasing a new grand piano.
The piano was purchased earlier this year and was part of the show for the Kristine Mirelle concert, as well as the Miss Snake Charmer pageant.
â€śThe piano will be a great asset for upcoming presentations,â€ť stated Smola.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on April 1, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft of precious metal â€”Â 2300 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Leonard Lawhon, 25 â€”Â Possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Robert Hernandez, 46 â€”Â Warrants.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will compete at Colorado City meet.
Highland junior high teams host meet.
Blackwell and Roscoe junior high teams are at Highland meet.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys play second 18-hole leg of 54-hole district tournament in Abilene.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play at Snyder at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity teams at district tournament in Big Spring.
Highland varsity teams host meet.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Michael Hunt is shown watching his tee shot this past Thursday during the first leg of the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that was played in Snyder.
Hunt, a freshman, shot 78 and is tied for seventh place among medalists with 36 holes left. The second district leg will be Friday at Abilene.
Nick Nemir won both of the hurdles for Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity boys at the Merkel track meet, the Mustangsâ€™ final tuneup before district competition that will be held next week in Snyder.
Nemir had winning times of 15.27 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 40.42 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. Deandre Gatson was third in the triple jump (42-2) and Isaiah McGee fourth in the long jump.