Chavela MuĂ±oz (Shorty) was named the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital 2012 Employee of the Year. The announcement of the winner was made at the annual Christmas celebration at the hospital on Dec. 19. Donis McCluskey, Director of Environmental Services, made the presentation along with Steve Holcomb, RPMH Board President. She received a plaque and $100. Donis described Chavela as a dependable, hard worker and a key member of the housekeeping team. Shorty had been with RPMH since 2008 as a Housekeeping Tech. She and her husband, Ralph, live in Sweetwater.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, Dec. 30, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service which begins at 10:30 a.m.Â First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office.Â All are welcome! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together!
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.
The County-City Library hosted Story Hour on Thursday, Dec. 27, for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far left) is shown reading to the children and their parents.
She also led the group through several songs and games. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities.
Find more photos in page 5 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department wants to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
â€˘ Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
â€˘ Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Bell.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 400 block of W. New Mexico.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘Â David Scott Dickinson, 34, of Montgomery â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘Â Roy Rocky Jasso, 29, of Snyder â€”Â Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Funeral services for Valene Kiker, 91, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Jerry Moore and Rev. Kiefer Cauble officiating. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at McCoy Funeral Home.
She died Friday, Dec. 28, at her residence.
Funeral services for Kenneth Troy "Kenny" Turney, Jr., 57, of Sweetwater, will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Terry Simmons officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Turney died Thursday, Dec, 27, at Apple Creek Apartments in Sweetwater.
It's cold again today! (but what do you expect in December?)
With the late cold front that came in, the high will be near 37 and sunny. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
We'll get down below freezing again tonight, with a low around 21 and mostly clear skies. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the west after midnight.
Expect highs in the mid to high-40s for the weekend, with slight rain chances to round out the weekend. Get a full preview at weather.gov now.