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November 17th, 2014

Polio: Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department monthly focus on diseases

November 17, 2014

Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and may also be spread through oral/nasal secretions. Polio used to be very common in the United States and caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. Most people infected with the polio virus have no symptoms; however, for the less than 1% who develop paralysis it may result in permanent disability and even death.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Donation boxes set up for Sweetwater Goodfellows

November 17, 2014

Sweetwater Goodfellows food and toy donation boxes are at the following locations: Southeast Elementary School, East Ridge Elementary School, Sweetwater Intermediate School, Sweetwater Middle School, Sweetwater High School, Roscoe Collegiate School, Texas State Technical College, Nolan County Courthouse, Higginbothams Bartlett, Sweetwater Reporter, Twisted T Liquor & Gifts, Oak Street Salon, Sun Trax, Cato's, Children's Day Out, First Financial Bank, Identity Salon, Finishline Tire & Lube, KXOX, Sweetwater TA Travel Center, Holiday Inn, Hoyt Place, McVey's Nursery and Richard Ferguson State Fa

First compressed natural gas station opens in Sweetwater

November 17, 2014

amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™ announced that the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Sweetwater has officially opened. Located at 9409 S. I-20 Frontage Road, the amp Trillium station will service Class-8 trucks as well as any CNG vehicle. It is the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be opened as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Sweetwater ISD offers gifted education

November 17, 2014

Sweetwater ISD conducts a program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
Nominations will be taken until Nov. 24.

Read more in Monday's edition.

Doug Sitter State Farm seeking donations for WTCAC

November 17, 2014

Doug Sitter State Farm is once again partnering with The West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center and taking donations of toiletries for the families they served this year.  Donations such as toiletry items including soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, Kleenex and Q-tips are needed. Donations will be taken until Tuesday, Dec. 9. The center will be distributing the items to the families for Christmas. 

AARP meeting scheduled tonight

November 17, 2014

Tonight, the Nolan County Chapter 2009 AARP will meet at the SNAP building at 6:30 p.m. A business meeting and musical program will be presented.
A covered dish meal will be served. Please come and bring a dish.

Local forecast for Monday

November 17, 2014

Today will be sunny with a high near 40, with wind chill values between 14 and 24. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 25 and wind chill values between 16 and 21. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south after midnight.

November 15th

Sweetwater, Bridgeport will play in Stephenville

November 15, 2014

Sweetwater found out Friday who its next playoff opponent will be. The Mustangs will face Bridgeport in a Class 4A, Division II area round matchup.
Sweetwater, which was ranked 10th in the state at the end of the regular season, will take a flawless 11-0 record into the game while Bridgeport, which beat Ferris 35-14 in bi-district on Friday, is 8-3.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at Tarleton State University's Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, according to Mustang coach Shane Mobley.

WTCAC seeks end of year donations

November 15, 2014

'Tis the season to be generous. That's what the staff at the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) hopes as the year draws to a close.
"We want to remind people that we are a nonprofit," said Madison Black, client case manager at WTCAC. "We accept a lot of different kinds of donations, but right now, we need monetary donations. That's a big part of our funding."

See the full story in our weekend edition.

Recovering at home easier with home-based healthcare

November 15, 2014

On any given day, more than 1.45 million patients across the nation are receiving professional healthcare services from the comfort of their own home. With recovery plan outlined by their physician, Nolan County residents, along with the surrounding counties, appreciate the many benefits home health services provide.
"Coping or recovering from an illness presents all types of challenges for patients," said Sherma Barham, R.N., director of RPMH. "We provide care in the patient's home and in familiar surroundings which in itself can have a positive and therapeutic effect."

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