November 15th, 2011
Have you ever wondered what those old silver coins in your coffee can were worth? When was the last time you even pulled them from your closet or attic? Well now is the time to begin your hunt because the American Coin Buyers Guild is currently in Sweetwater in search of the rarest coins in the world!
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
The health department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holidays. Immunization clinic is cancelled for Wednesday, Nov. 23. Regular hours for immunizations will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Sweetwater will host three high school playoff games this weekend at Mustang Bowl.
Muleshoe (9-1) and Godley (10-1) will meet in a Class 2A, Division I area matchup at 7:3o p.m. Friday. The winner will advance to the regional round to face either Merkel or Childress the following week.
The Highland girls basketball team got its first win of the 2011-12 season this past Friday by easily defeating Eula, 59-23. The Lady Hornets (1-1) were led by Sierra Allenâ€™s 27 points. Beth Richburg (19 points) was also in double figures, while Kara Hughey scored nine points and Megan Thompson had four. Highland led 17-2, 31-6 and 42-12 at the breaks. But Highlandâ€™s JV girls lost to Eula, 39-10, with Schyler Kimbrell scoring six points and Mia Herrera four.
Jacinda Morales of Roscoe had a time of 13:09.17 on Saturday to place 18th out of 103 girls runners in the Class 1A division at the state cross country meet held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
Morales, a senior, had a regional time of 12:37.24 the prevous week at the regional cross country meet. She was making her second state appearance.
Since 2004, Bahlman Cleaners has collected over 1,000 gently worn winter garments for men, women and children who otherwise would be without one, according to owner Janice Pridemore. Bahlman's mission is simple: anyone in the region in need of a coats shall receive one in possible.
When Bahlman's first started the drive in 2004, it brought in 300-350 coats. Bahlman Cleaners' Coats for Kids continues to grow each year, but this year donations are lower than usual. However, the cleaners are seeking help from more and more community partners and hope that the results will be impressive.
Highlandâ€™s Junior High Crowning for 2011 was held on Oct. 27, 2011. Matthew Leyba, son of Lelo and Mary Ann Leyba, was crowned Highlandâ€™s Junior High Football Hero. He is in the eighth grade. Kelsi Johns, daughter of Jimmy and Mitzie Johns, was crowned Highlandâ€™s Junior High Football Sweetheart. She is in the eighth grade. The crown bearers were Blake Bankhead, son of Bryan and Jennifer Bankhead and Kinley Hoelscher, daughter of Allen and Sha Hoelscher. Both are in Highlandâ€™s pre-k class.
Janice Boil with IntegraCare Hospice of Snyder and Sandy Martinez of Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home admire the dedication wreath after the veterans day program at Lamun-Lusk in Big Spring. The wreath was provided by IntegraCare Hospice of Snyder.
A contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will refresh pavement markings on roadways in 11 counties within the Abilene District over the next few months.
More than 200 miles of pavement will receive new markings under the contract. The reflectivity of pavement markings diminishes over time due to wear and tear from traffic, sunlight and weather conditions, said Roy Wright, P.E., Transportation Operations Director for TxDOTâ€™s Abilene District.
The Abilene Chamber of Commerce will host Representative Susan L. King on Thursday, Nov. 17, 201, at the Abilene Convention and Visitor's Bureau at 1101 North First Street in Abilene at 5:30 p.m.
Representative King will open the forum with a short presentation on the interim work of the 82nd Legislature and will then conduct open discussion with opportunities for questions and answers.