October 25th, 2012
During the Monday morning county commissioners' meeting, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden shared that the Emergency Vehicle Driving Simulator from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--part of the Texas A&M University System--would be at the fire station for the first part of the week.
From Monday through Wednesday, a morning and afternoon session was held, which offered training on defensive driving, followed by operation on the simulator. The simulator gives drivers various scenarios to be completed.
Nolan County Girl Scouts recently presented Homer K. Taylor, Executive Director of the Nolan County Foundation, with a thank you poster for being selected for a matching grant of $5,000. The grant will go towards the renovation of Camp Boothe Oaks. Making the presentation were Crystal McFaul, Lesley Knight, Haedyn Ramirez, Haley Ramirez, Ana Hall, Homer Taylor, Cheyenne Moorhead, Kate Hall, Gabby Gomez and Morgan McFaul.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is gearing up for their annual Breast Cancer Survivorsâ€™ Luncheon this Friday, with early numbers showing a large crowd coming together for the cause.
An early preview of the event was given as part of the Administratorâ€™s Report given by Donna Boatright during the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directorsâ€™ meeting held on Monday night, October 22 at RPMH. As of Monday night, over 50 reservations have been received for the Friday luncheon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Oct. 23, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Evading arrest with a motor vehicle â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Fabian PeĂ±a, 30 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Malcolm Black, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests from Oct. 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
For the second straight week, Sweetwater will be facing a team Friday that is desperate for a win in order to remain a viable conten-der for the postseason.
The Mustangs are facing a Big Spring team that is 0-2 in district play after rolling through its non-district schedule with a 5-0 record. The Steers canâ€™t afford ano-ther loss, but Sweetwater (3-4, 1-1) will be almost as desperate when it takes the field at Big Spring.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71. Winds from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph will become north-northeast in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
By this evening, the cold front will definitely be here. Expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 39. We'll also have north-northeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
So what's the cold front going to do here and how long will it last? Visit weather.gov to find out.
The following recipe will be given to the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents at their dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
TSTC Holiday Nut Mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Â· 1 pound mixed nuts
Â· Salt & pepper to taste (omit salt if using salted nuts)
Â· 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Â· 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (adjust amount for heat & intensity; can substitute curry if desired)
Â· 2 tablespoons melted butter
Â· 3 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
Â· 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Â· 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Invasive breast cancer strikes 12 percent of American women. As the leading cancer among females, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones and raising awareness regarding the importance of advance detection at the Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 26.
Taking place at the RPMH ER Classroom, the luncheon will feature keynote speaker Charlotte Brooks who will speak on her firsthand experience with breast cancer. Brooks is known locally as a business leader, philanthropist and volunteer.
Only days after it was reported that a private investigator was hired to assist in the Hailey Dunn disappearance case, some new information is surfacing.
Abilene news outlets KRBC and KTAB--who both report under the bigcountryhomepage.com website--have released a letter that they say could possibly reveal new details on the last moments when the missing Colorado City teenager was seen almost two years ago.
Sweetwater can take even more pride in one of their home-grown celebrities, as John "Bradshaw" Layfield, a former professional wrestler, is now taking on a new challenge: climbing mountains for kids.
Layfield is involved with and leads a program that is an extension of the Beyond Sports initiative based in London called "Beyond Rugby Bermuda". Bermuda is a long way to go from Sweetwater, but Layfield first became acquainted with the area as a means to break away.