The Daily Press Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-29T11:50:24-04:00 Museum to host summer camp2014-07-29T11:50:24-04:002014-07-29T11:50:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterOn August 12 and 13, the “Pioneering the Past: Summer Discovery Camp” will be held at the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The two-day interactive archaeology camp, with the theme "Life's a Garden, Dig It", is open to students in grades 4 through 8.Museum Director, Melonnie Hicks, shared that Dr. Don Frazier, who gave a lecture in Sweetwater this past spring, will return to give a presentation to campers. Students will make medicine bags, play Comanche kids' games and participate in an archaeology dig.Also, a flint knapper will be at the camp to demonstrate how to make knives and arrowheads. The cost of the camp is $30 per student and includes snacks.The money raised from the camp will go in part toward the establishment of a children's museum. Sweetwater, TXBelinda SerranoPioneer Museum to host summer campSweetwater BBQ Fundraiser for Nolan VFD slated for Saturday, August 22014-07-29T11:49:20-04:002014-07-29T11:49:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe three-meat BBQ meal with all the fixings will be sold for $10 for adults and $7 for children ten and under. Also, pre-orders will be taken, with a whole smoked chicken for $15, $50 for a half smoked brisket and $100 for a whole smoked brisket. To pre-order call Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496 before July 31. "Please continue to support your Nolan Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteers are often the first called out to a rural fire and the last to leave." This is the only fundraiser they have all year and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted at the event or by mail at Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1, Nolan, TX 79537.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableAnnual BBQ Fundraiser for Nolan VFD slated for Saturday, August 2Sweetwater receive Nolan County service awards2014-07-29T11:47:40-04:002014-07-29T11:47:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterReceiving pins for 15 years of service were Jerry Hunt, the County Judge/Commissioners' Court secretary, and Brock Carter, Sheriff's Department sergeant. Employees who earned their 10-year pin were Wendell Bankhead, Precinct 1 equipment operator, and Donna McCluskey, Tax Collector deputy chief. Donnie Clark, Sheriff's deputy, and Billy Murphy, Precinct 1 equipment operator, both received pins for their five years of service to the county.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableSix receive Nolan County service awardsSweetwater for Sweetwater native2014-07-29T11:38:48-04:002014-07-29T11:38:48-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterMelinda, born and raised in Sweetwater, is the daughter of Joe and Elizabeth Torres. She is a single parent with a son, Dylan, attending Texas Tech University.Melinda is a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career at Abilene State School before moving on to Abilene Regional Medical Center. She is now at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.She was diagnosed with leukemia on April 10, 2014 and immediately began chemotherapy treatments. Melinda is needing a stem cell transplant. A donor drive will be held during the benefit starting at 11 a.m. Age requirements for the cheek swab are 18 to 55 years of age. The process is very simple to determine whether you are a match for Melinda, or possibly another patient in need of a transplant. A cheek swab is completed and sent to Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) for processing. Once you are determined to be a match, the donation involves a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that collects blood stem cells through the bloodstream. A single donor can make all the difference in the world! You will be registered as a donor with the possibility of providing patients with second chances at life.Barbecue sandwich and chicken burrito combos will be sold for $6. For pre-orders, call Thursday, July 31 to either Melissa Rendon at 325-829-2873 or Michael Torres at 325-933-0380. Tickets will also be sold for a 50/50 raffle and a barbecue grill raffle. A silent auction with many items will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lots of great items, including Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, a handmade wooden bench and an ice chest, have been donated by local businesses and anonymous donors.Music and dancing will start at 8 p.m. with special guests Thoze Guyz for $6 per person. All donations are also welcome. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableBenefit for Sweetwater nativeSweetwater's local events2014-07-29T09:17:16-04:002014-07-29T09:17:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterInstructors will help participants learn to read, improve reading skills, improve English skills or help you read to your children. Call 235-4978 for more information.Starting at 11 a.m., the AJRA 4-D Barrel Race will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum. Exhibitions will be open to the public until 2 p.m. Sign up when you get there. For entry fees or more information, call Cassidy Carpenter at 806-786-6796.At noon, friends and family are encouraged and welcomed to visit with the Dietz family at the Lamar Street Baptist Church recreation building.Jason Dietz was a former Student Minister at First Baptist Church, and his family is currently back in the United States on vacation as they are currently serving as missionaries in Germany. Contact Pam Goates at the Sweetwater Reporter for more information.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableTuesday's local eventsSweetwater weather for Tuesday2014-07-29T09:13:24-04:002014-07-29T09:13:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterOtherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 73. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal weather for TuesdaySweetwater show support at Jam at the Dam2014-07-28T11:42:05-04:002014-07-28T11:42:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe event, hosted by the Clean Up Lake Sweetwater Beach group, benefitted the families of Devin LaRue and Cassidy Crain, two local men who passed away in a vehicle accident. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableMany show support at Jam at the DamSweetwater Plains Memorial Hospital welcomes Dr. Jennifer Liedtke2014-07-28T11:40:15-04:002014-07-28T11:40:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Liedtke join our Sweetwater medical community,” said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “Her services will be a great asset here at Rolling Plains, and I know our community is going to love her.”As a family practice physician, Dr. Liedtke has the expertise to provide comprehensive medical care for all members of a family in every stage of life. From pregnant women to newborns, childhood and adult disease to senior care, Dr. Liedtke can be your first source for healthcare.Dr. Liedtke began her studies with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas AA native of Odessa, Dr. Liedtke comes to Sweetwater with her husband, Ty, and baby, Kylee.“Living in relatively small communities most of my life, I can appreciate the lifestyle of rural Texas,” Dr. Liedtke explained. “When I began my journey as a physician, I knew that I wanted to practice in a smaller community like Sweetwater.”In addition to family practice services, Dr. Liedtke will also provide obstetrics care for women. She said that one of the reasons she choose RPMH was because of the exceptionally fine program the hospital has for its size.“Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital is a brilliant example of rural healthcare when you have a knowledgeable team, great leadership and more importantly – a supportive community that understands the importance of local healthcare,” Dr. Liedtke said. “That’s unique, and Nolan County is blessed with such a strong medical community.”Dr. Liedtke begins seeing patient at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital beginning Aug. 4. Appointments are being scheduled now. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 325-235-6819.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableRolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomes Dr. Jennifer LiedtkeSweetwater oilfield supply company hires three TSTC graduates2014-07-28T11:37:12-04:002014-07-28T11:37:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterCameron Fox graduated in May and has been with Knox Oilfield Supply for three months. “All my family worked in the oil field. My dad has been with Chevron for 28 years,” said Fox. “I knew that is what I wanted to do too.”TSTC’s Downhole Tool program has opened doors for folks like Fox to get into the oil business. “These graduates know what they are getting into. They’ve got all the basics,” said Knox. “They’re a benefit to us.”Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal oilfield supply company hires three TSTC graduatesSweetwater forecast for Monday2014-07-28T08:58:22-04:002014-07-28T08:58:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterWe'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, with partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 72. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal forecast for MondaySweetwater