January 25th, 2013
A light cold front has come in, bringing today's high down to around 56. Expect partly sunny skies and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph as well.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 38. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the east-northeast after midnight.
A windy warm-up will be in the forecast for the weekend, with Saturday's high in the 60s and up to the 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows are expected to be in the 50s.
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"If he had a toothache with a tooth that size, he probably just laid down and died."
This was one of several comments about the prehistoric animal tusks uncovered in May 1967 on Vergil Redden's land north of the Nolan County Coliseum, as dirt contractors were digging out an area near the stock pond so the pond could be drained.
Workers uncovered one tusk that crumbled easily when touched. Redden decided to wait for more expert help before doing more digging.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met on Monday night at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which they approved a policy regarding the new condition alert wrist bands.
According to state requirements, hospitals must have three different color-coded wristbands that alert medical staff on a patient's allergies, fall risk and their desire to not be resuscitated. The hospital will also be adding two additional bracelets that will alert medical staff on latex allergies and restricted extremities.
Region 14 Education Service Center Head Start announces that its Annual Report to the Public for 2011-2012 is available for viewing. This report is part of the federal standards for providing an annual report each year for school districts, parents, community members and any other interested agencies.
This report includes data on children served, curriculum, funding information, results from the 2009 Federal review and governance.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Jan. 22, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1300 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Unattended death â€”Â 500 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Minor in possession of tobacco â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Disruption of classroom â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 600 block of E. Arkansas.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1000 block of Crane.
Arrested by SPD:
Olney â€” Charlotee Anne Barton, age 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Faith Center in Graham, Texas with Ricky Ellis of Graham, Texas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Linda Joyce Claxton Moody, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 213 East Third Street in Sweetwater. Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Aâ€™ and â€˜Bâ€™ girls host Monahans, 5 and 6 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams host tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
Sweetwater girls at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Greenwood â€” JV at 5 p.m., freshmen at 6:15 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe JV boys and varsity teams play at Westbrook starting at 5:15 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity teams play at Ira starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell JV boys and varsity teams at Sterling City starting at 5 p.m.
Signups for Sweetwa-ter Little League Base-ball will be held starting this Friday, Jan. 25 in the Sweetwater Middle School choir room. This will be for players in the Minor League (ages 9-10) and Major League (ages 11-12).
All returning and new players need to bring a copy of their birth certi-ficate and three proofs of their residence for the league to keep. Those with questions should call Kelly Andrus at 933-0314 or Crystal Rea at 242-3149. Persons can also find information on the Sweetwater Little Leagueâ€™s Facebook page.
The Sweetwater JV girls are still unbeaten after top-ping Big Spring, 32-22, here Tuesday to improve to 20-0 this season.
Shaneese Brown had 10 points, Cierra Knox nine and Morgan Whitley eight in Tuesdayâ€™s win for Sweet-water, also 6-0 in district. The Lady Mustangs led 6-1, 15-5 and 20-12 at the breaks. Jaya Atkins and Nisha Williams had two and Abby McPherson one.
The freshman girls also won, 25-21, to go 4-2 in district play while improving their season mark to 11-6.