The winter holiday season is an exciting time when many people spend more time with family and friends, shop for holiday gifts, and begin to wrap up their year. With the hustle and bustle, health and safety can often take the back-burner.
This year, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is reminding the community to become aware of the things many overlook during the winter holiday season; keeping themselves and loved ones safe during this joyous time of year.
Two reports were approved by the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their meeting on Monday night, December 17 at the Administration Building.
The first report approved was the 2011-2012 financial audit report, which was presented by Kathy Wilks. A clean opinion was given on the financial statement as a whole.
A brief rundown was presented and discussed, which were compared to last year's information. Playing a role in this year's report were several grants, the energy conservation project and the passing of the Tax Ratification Election.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Dec. 18, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Counterfeiting â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Dec. 18, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘Â John Ryan Rylander, 33, of Iraan â€” Warrant/violation of probation.
â€˘Â Ray Salgado Gomez, 50, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
Highland JV girls at Knox City, 4 p.m.
Highland JV boys and varsity girls and boys will host Throckmorton starting at 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21
Blackwell varsity teams host Sterling City starting at 2 p.m.
Blackwell lost both ends of a District 14-A, Division II basketball doubleheader at Paint Rock on Tuesday.
The Blackwell boys lost to Paint Rock 47-33 in their district opener. Mason Mag-ness paced the Hornets (2-10 overall) with 10 points while Ethan Andrews had nine points, Wade Allen and Jayden Jones six and Ted Chambliss two. Paint Rock led 12-6, 21-15 and 33-20 at the breaks.
The Thursday weather will be much cooler than yesterday with sunny skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 27 and light and variable winds. In the evening, the winds will change to southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Remember...protect your pipes, pets and plants during a freeze! Learn more about the local forecast at weather.gov.
ABILENE, TEXAS â€“On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board, presented a check in the amount of $1,300.00 to Cancer Services Network.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors welcomed a new board member at their meeting on Monday night, December 17, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Vickie May (right) is being sworn into office by Board Chairman Steve Holcomb (left).
First United Methodist Church will be presenting â€śSounds of the Seasonâ€ť tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the FUMC Sanctuary. The program consists of contemporary Christmas music as well as a live nativity scene with adults and children.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on the program for about a month,â€ť says Lori Ortega, who is directing the program. Martha Taylor is the accompanist.
â€śSounds of the Seasonâ€ť boasts an adult and childrenâ€™s choir, as well as a bell choir. Soloists for the childrenâ€™s choir are Devin Gutierrez, Samantha Jones, and Allison Marlett.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be revisiting their school safety plans following the horror that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 students and six teachers.
As part of his Superintendent's Report during the December 17 meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees, Terry Pittman stated that procedures are already in place on the campuses, such as in the front office areas to enter the buildings. Additionally, each classroom door can be locked, which could slow down a potential attacker.