While working to improve the lives of so many in Nolan County, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is receiving some vital help as well. The hospital has recently launched a renovation project that will increase the hospitalâs energy efficiency and improve the medical/surgical wing.
âA lot has changed in the way buildings consume energy since our facility was first built more than 36 years ago,â said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. âThe impact of our renovations not only lowers our energy use, but also enhances our patientsâ experience at our facility.â
The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Childrenâs art show at the County-City Library on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The show will be divided into five age groups including ages 3-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14 and ages 15-18.
Name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third places, as well as honorable mention winners. One Best-Of-Show ribbon for the over-all best artwork will be awarded. All work must be matted and ready to hang.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 2000 block of Lamar.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 500 block of Wall.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 200 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Male juvenile, 13 âÂ Assault.
â˘ Male juvenile, 16 âÂ Disruption of classroom.
â˘ Male juvenile, 14 âÂ Order of immediate custody.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.
A graveside service for Dillard Royce McCain, 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Slaterâs Chapel Cemetery in Nolan with Rev. Billy Oliver officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
McCain died Thursday. Jan. 26, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity girls and boys have an open date.
Roscoe teams vs. Has-kell â JV girls at 4 p.m., JV boys at 5:15 pm., varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys at Lor-aine starting at 4 p.m.
Blackwell varsity girls and boys at Paint Rock starting at 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th grade teams host tournament.
Blackwell junior high teams host tournament.
Highland junior high teams at Trent tournament.
Sweetwater boys at Abilene High meet.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs junior varsity girls basketball team has compiled a 16-5 record and is 4-1 in district play. The teamâs next game will be on Tuesday at Big Spring. Pictured, from left, are Mikki Reschman, Karlee Murff, Shaneese Brown, Larissa Locklar, coach Al Miller, Sydney Vanderbilt, Taylor McPherson, Kayla Chowning and Maddie Jones.
DISTRICT 5-3A GIRLS
Big Spring 2-2
DISTRICT 5-3A BOYS
Big Spring 2-1
DIVISION I GIRLS
Avondale Baptist Church
Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite everyone to come and worship with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
During the short days and cold nights of winter, many of us crave comfort foods. Unfortunately, the rich dishes we usually think of tend to be low in nutrition and packed with fat and calories. Well, take heart. Itâs possible to enjoy satisfying dishes that are tasty, hearty and nutritious.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, past queens were recognized for the 52nd year of the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant.
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.