The Daily Press http://www.sweetwaterreporter.com http://www.sweetwaterreporter.com/apfeed.xml--1 Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-31T17:15:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12329VIDEO: Viewers react to Sharknado 22014-07-31T13:04:23-04:002014-07-31T13:04:23-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="1" style="width:380px;height:214px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="26470971" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>Sweetwater, TXNo author availableVIDEO: Viewers react to Sharknado 2Sweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12329Change0Usable2014-07-31T13:04:23-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12328SHS Volleyball practices begin Monday2014-07-31T17:15:45-04:002014-07-31T12:08:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableSHS Volleyball practices begin MondaySweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12328Change0Usable2014-07-31T12:08:14-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12327Joint Replacement: When you should look into it2014-07-31T15:15:06-04:002014-07-31T12:07:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterHe explained that, in most cases, a total joint replacement should be looked into after all other avenues are exhausted, especially if the patient is young.Along with the surgical procedure, Dr. Marvel explained the recovery process involved with a total joint replacement. Dr. Marvel has been with RPMH for four months and brings 40 years of medical and surgical experience to the hospital. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableJoint Replacement: When you should look into itSweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12327Change0Usable2014-07-31T12:07:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12326AJRA Finals Rodeo in full swing2014-07-31T12:02:09-04:002014-07-31T12:02:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterLee and Powell are competing in the 16-19 year-old bracket.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableAJRA Finals Rodeo in full swingSweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12326Change0Usable2014-07-31T12:02:09-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12325County commissioners approve server upgrades2014-07-31T11:57:15-04:002014-07-31T11:57:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe upgrade had been discussed as part of recent budget hearings. Due to the fact that the Sheriff's Office will be in a new location and along with security concerns, the sheriff's department will need their own server.Additionally, the server for the Justice of the Peace will be getting some sort of server upgrade, after the office was informed that their current server will only be supported for one more year.A new server would cost around $3500 and would be paid for through the department's technology fund, but Justice of the Peace Sharon Gardner wanted to see if her department could be added to the larger, county-wide server before making any kind of purchase. The commissioners expressed her request as part of the motion that was approved.Also during the meeting, a presentation was made by David Quin with Public Power Pool (P3) regarding options for electric service for Nolan County. The Austin-based, non-profit entity was created in 2002 to negotiate lower contract rates. With almost 80 members in 41 counties, the company has saved its members around $112 million since its inception. The board members of the Public Power Pool include judges and county commissioners who are currently looking at rates as far as the year 2019. The company boasts the provision of full support, backup, and full budget reports with usage. In addition, they do not have a penalty if consumption is lower or higher than anticipated.P3 is not only retaining 95% of its members, but adding new members as well. While various fees were presented and discussed, no action was taken following the presentation.Furthermore, approval was given toward the reinstatement of the burn ban for Nolan County. An agreement between West Texas Centers and Nolan County was also approved, with no changes cited.Sweetwater, TXBelinda SerranoCounty commissioners approve server upgradesSweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12325Change0Usable2014-07-31T11:57:15-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12323Local events for Thursday2014-07-31T09:05:08-04:002014-07-31T09:05:08-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterLibrary Staff will lead the parents and children in stories and songs. Call 235-4978 for more information or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal events for ThursdaySweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12323Change0Usable2014-07-31T09:05:08-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12322Sweetwater's weather for Thursday2014-07-31T09:03:18-04:002014-07-31T09:03:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterExpect mostly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 66 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will become light after midnight.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableSweetwater's weather for ThursdaySweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12322Change0Usable2014-07-31T09:03:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12321WASP Museum receives Patrick Henry award2014-07-30T11:50:51-04:002014-07-30T11:50:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterPictured are Peter Fox, founding member of the WASP Museum, Ret. US Army Lt. Col. Mike George, MOWW member, Michael Ables, Executive Director of the WASP Museum, Debbie Kash, National Commander in Chief of the MOWW, Sandra Spears, founding member of the WASP Museum, and Ret. US Army Lt. Col. Chuck Chamberlin, MOWW member. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableWASP Museum receives Patrick Henry awardSweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12321Change0Usable2014-07-30T11:50:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12320Brookshire’s to Aid First Responders through Gatorade Promotion2014-07-30T11:49:07-04:002014-07-30T11:49:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterFrom July 30-Aug. 26, customers will receive 200 bonus yourpoints for every five 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade purchased in a single transaction at a Brookshire’s store. Customers are encouraged to then donate Gatorade to be given to local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who serve areas where Brookshire’s Food Stores are located. Donation bins are located in each store, and all Gatorade will be donated to organizations predetermined by the store.“Our emergency first responders put the safety of our communities above their own every day, and we are proud to partner with our customers to give back to these deserving individuals,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “We hope customers will take advantage of this great opportunity to earn bonus yourpoints while giving back to their local first responders.” Each Brookshire’s store will present the donated Gatorade to the selected organizations throughout the promotion as bins are filled.Please visit your local Brookshire’s store for more information on the promotion and the benefiting organizations.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableBrookshire’s to Aid First Responders through Gatorade PromotionSweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12320Change0Usable2014-07-30T11:49:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:12319Local student Kevin Pantoja receives National Honor 2014-07-30T11:48:18-04:002014-07-30T11:48:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Kevin has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said Mr. Nobel. "Kevin is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future.""Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities," stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "We aim to help students like Kevin build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.Formed in 2002, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently there are more than one million Society members in over 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal student Kevin Pantoja receives National Honor Sweetwater Reporterurn:publicid:dailypress.com:12319Change0Usable2014-07-30T11:48:18-04:00