May 6th, 2011

National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people

May 6, 2011

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2011 National Hospital Week theme, “Champions of Care”.
The event theme, announced this week, is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 8-14 celebration.

ACRE meetings set for May

May 6, 2011

SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct three ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election) workshops in Colorado City, Roscoe and Eden during May.
Workshop particulars are:
– May 11, 8:30 a.m. City National Bank’s Thompson Room located in Colorado City; $5 registration fee due on arrival. Those planning to attend should RSVP by May 10 by calling 325-728-3111.
– May 11, 1 p.m., Roscoe Community Center.
– May 17, 6:30 p.m. Eden Multi-Purpose Center.
The Roscoe and Eden meetings will each have a $10 registration fee due upon arrival.    

Local first grader tests for black belt

May 6, 2011

On Dec. 11, 2010 Eric Thomas Martinez Jr. tested for his recommend black belt. He is under the instruction of his grandpa, Lonnie Mendez. of Team Chip TKD Sweetwater. Eric has been training for four years, having started at the age of 2. He is a very active member of Team Chip; he is in the Weapons Club, Black Belt Club, Tournament Team and Demo Team. He has competed in over a dozen tournaments competing against people from all over the U.S., Korea and Mexico.

SWOWT perform at Trinity Baptist

May 6, 2011

About 40 ladies from the Lubbock area traveled for the concert at Trinity Baptist in Sweetwater last Sunday evening. Nolan County friends and family filled the sanctuary for the concert. Shown are four Nolan County residents in the Singing Women of West Texas choir including Judy Arthur, Charlene Killgore, Nancy Althof and Judy Suggs.

FFB celebrates Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2011

First Financial Bank employees are shown at their Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday preparing fajitas on the grill. Shown are Kirby Andrews, Matt Weaver (customer), Eddie Mitchell, Rodney Foster and Britt Stuart.

FFB celebrates Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 2011

First Financial Bank celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Thursday with fajitas and beverages being served on the bank's lawn. Entertainment was provided by Aida Pantoja, performing a traditional Mexican dance.

National Nurses Week celebrated at RPMH

May 6, 2011

Whether they wrap a bandage around a wound or calm us before surgery, nurses provide more than care when we are ill—they provide comfort. In recognition of the compassionate service nurses provide to our community, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the American Nursing Association in commemorating National Nurses Week.

Blotters for May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on May 4, 2011.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of Campbell.
• Theft — 2700 block of W. Broadway.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of San Carlos.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on May 4, 2011.

Arrested by DPS:
• Raven Javon Weaver, 28, of Oklahoma City, Okla. — Possession of marijuana.

Vause avoids tag for HSU

May 6, 2011

Sweetwater’s Jason Vause (left), a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons University baseball team, somehow managed to avoid the tag on this play last Saturday at Abilene’s Hunter Field and score the go-ahead run for the Cowboys in an 8-6 win that evened their best-of-three playoff series with Mississippi College. HSU then came back to win Game 3, 12-11 in 14 innings, and reach the championship round of the American Southwest Conference tournament that begins today at Texas-Dallas in Richardson. HSU is one of four teams in the tournament.
Courtesy Photo

May 5th

Pioneer Museum hosts Chamber Coffee

May 5, 2011

Many attended a special Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event honoring volunteers at the Pioneer Museum on Wednesday. Terry Locklar made homemade breakfast burritos cooked on the spot outside of the museum.


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