December 27th

NCF donates to SNAP

December 27, 2010

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Meals on Wheels. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Tonya Chellin this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future. Serving the NCF board with Riggs are Glenn Bennett, Ronnie Cox, Bill Johnson, Rod Wetsel, Ronald Williams, J.V.

New heart symbol spreads love on Texas roads

December 27, 2010

Not sure how to tell her you love her? Well, here’s one way no one has said it before in Texas. Put it on a plate. For the first time, Texans can order official Texas license plates with a heart symbol.
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The heart joins the period, dash and Texas silhouette as symbols you can work into a personalized message on your plate. 

December 24th

Texas National Bank hosts open house

December 24, 2010

Many enjoyed the music of the Sweetwater Municipal Band playing holiday music during the open house held at Texas National Bank this past week.

Wind industry still making local impact

December 24, 2010

Although growth in the area’s wind industry slowed down a couple of years ago, Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse, said there are still things happening here with wind.
Third Planet Wind is in the middle of a $100 million project in Loraine. Wortham pointed out it’s one of the few wind farm construction projects going on in the state right now. This current phase is the third for the Mitchell wind farm.

Governor: 244 counties in Texas are currently threatened by extreme fire hazard

December 24, 2010

Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued a proclamation certifying that 244 counties in Texas are currently threatened by an extreme fire hazard due to a disaster in several counties in Texas.
"I do hereby certify that 244 counties in Texas are
currently threatened by extreme fire hazard. Lack of precipitation has dried grass and other vegetation across the state, posing significant fire danger which is expected to continue," stated Governor Rick Perry.

Audrey L. McMillan

December 24, 2010

Audrey L. McMillan will be buried next to her husband, Vernon McMillan, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Sweetwater Cemetery with a graveside service. She died at the age of 93 on Aug. 13, 2010, in the Valley View Nursing Home in Junction City, Kansas, after having been in the care of her daughter Charm Norris and husband Gary.

Countdown house a treat for many

December 24, 2010

You know it's almost Christmas in Sweetwater when Coach David Mayes has his lights up counting down the days to the 25th of December.
But how did the yearly tradition begin? Sweetwater resident Kandy Myers was curious — just as most of us are — and took her investigation directly to the Mayes to find out how the countdown started.

American Legion donates to WTCAC

December 24, 2010

The Roscoe American Legion Unit #227 Women's Auxiliary recently donated a check to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center to help a family with Christmas gifts this holiday season. Shown are Amanda Fullwood with WTCAC and Kristi Williams with the Auxiliary, presenting the check.

Santa visits Sweetwater Healthcare Center

December 24, 2010

Santa traveled a long distance in his scooter to visit the residents at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Friends, family, staff and residents celebrated the season earlier this week and opened gifts with Santa.

December 23rd

Diamond Rio to headline Rehab telethon

December 23, 2010

With a top-notch headliner, great sponsors and wonderful donors, this year’s 41st annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best yet. At seven o’clock on Saturday, Jan. 22, the popular country group Diamond Rio will step into the spotlight at REHAB 2011. Suddenlink Communications and gridSMART/AEP Texas are the official sponsors and, as they have for many years, Area-Wide Phone Books is also helping underwrite the show as a contributing sponsor. The Host Hotel for the Telethon is the MCM Elegante Suites.

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