October 26th, 2012
At the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to a generator rental agreement and repair estimate. The meeting was held on Monday night, October 22 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
As a result of a radiator leak, several companies have been examined to take on the task of removing the radiator and repairing it. The approved quote from Warren CAT stands at approximately $15,000, which will include a stand-in emergency generator.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” Coral Cove.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Paige Morgan Kenas, 33, of Fort Worth â€”Â Theft by check.
â€˘ Mario TreviĂ±o, 40, of San Juan â€”Â Hidalgo County warrant.
Calls for service:
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Bentura M. Salgado, Jr., 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Salgado died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Greeley, Colo.
Mary Frances Johnson, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Fourth and Elm Street Church of Christ, with Jim Wilks and Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery in Palava, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
With a mere three weeks left in the regular season, all four high school teams in Nolan County will finally be playing the games that really matter â€” the ones involving other teams in their districts â€” starting today.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are well into their district schedules, and both have important games in District 4-3A and District 7-1A, Div-ision II, respectively, that they may need to win in order to remain viable contenders for the state playoffs that will begin next month. Sweetwater (1-1) goes to Big Spring (0-2), while Roscoe (2-2) is also on the road at Gorman (1-3) today.
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 40, and eastern winds around 10 mph.
Learn what the forecast will be from this week at weather.gov.
We'll see a sunny Saturday with a high near 56. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-southeast in the afternoon.
It will be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 38 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
When does the warm-up begin? Find the answer on weather.gov.
Expect partly sunny skies this Friday, with a high near 53 and northern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
A freeze watch will be in effect overnight for Nolan and several surrounding counties. Visit weather.gov to find out more.
Texas State Technical College West Texasâ€™ vocational nursing students from Breckenridge and Sweetwater campuses administered approximately 600 flu vaccines to the Abilene State Supported Living Center's employees on Oct. 3 and 4.
"We appreciate the infection control staff for the invitation and the opportunity."
During the Monday morning county commissioners' meeting, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden shared that the Emergency Vehicle Driving Simulator from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--part of the Texas A&M University System--would be at the fire station for the first part of the week.
From Monday through Wednesday, a morning and afternoon session was held, which offered training on defensive driving, followed by operation on the simulator. The simulator gives drivers various scenarios to be completed.