The Daily Press Sweetwater Reporter | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-22T09:02:37-04:00 literacy/ESL class to meet today2014-07-22T09:02:37-04:002014-07-22T09:02:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableAdult literacy/ESL class to meet todaySweetwater's forecast for Sweetwater2014-07-22T09:01:09-04:002014-07-22T09:01:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterWe'll see mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 74 and eastern winds around 5 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableTuesday's forecast for SweetwaterSweetwater man killed in plane crash2014-07-21T16:22:09-04:002014-07-21T16:22:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterSweetwater, TXNo author availableLocal man killed in plane crashSweetwater Ukraine Rebels: Black Boxes Will Be Returned2014-07-21T11:55:52-04:002014-07-21T11:55:52-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater Reporter<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Sweetwater, TXNo author availableVIDEO: Ukraine Rebels: Black Boxes Will Be ReturnedSweetwater Nursing and Rehab residents enjoy local garden2014-07-21T11:45:54-04:002014-07-21T11:45:54-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterRefreshments and fellowship were enjoyed by all. Daisey, the Seals Family pet was also a gracious host and was happy to assist with the tour. Among the favorite flowers were morning glories, zinnias and various potted plants. The residents of Nolan enjoyed the butterflies as they fluttered from flower to flower. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableNolan Nursing and Rehab residents enjoy local gardenSweetwater water well screening set for July 30 in Sweetwater2014-07-21T11:44:19-04:002014-07-21T11:44:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterA meeting explaining screening results will be held at 7 p.m. on July 31, also at the AgriLife Extension office.The screening is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership with Nolan County AgriLife Extension.“Private water wells should be tested annually,” said John W. Smith, AgriLife Extension program specialist. “It is very important that only sampling bags from the Nolan County AgriLife Extension office be used and all instructions for proper sampling are followed to ensure accurate results.” Smith said for area residents to have their well water tested, they need to pick up a sample bag and sampling instructions from the Nolan County AgriLife Extension office or call 325-236-6912 for more information.The cost is $10 per sample and samples must be turned in by 10 a.m. on the day of the screening. Samples will be screened for common contaminants, including fecal coliform bacteria, nitrates and high salinity. The presence of fecal coliform bacteria in water indicates that waste from humans or warm-blooded animals may have contaminated the water. Water contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria is more likely to also have pathogens present that can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea or other symptoms. “Water with nitrate nitrogen at levels of 10 parts per million is considered unsafe for human consumption,” Smith said. “These nitrate levels above 10 parts per million can disrupt the ability of blood to carry oxygen throughout the body, resulting in a condition called methemoglobinemia. Infants less than six months of age and young livestock are most susceptible.” Salinity as measured by total dissolved solids will also be determined for each sample. Water with high levels may leave deposits and have a salty taste, and using water with high levels for irrigation may damage soil or plants.Smith said it is extremely important for those submitting samples to be at the meeting to receive results, learn corrective measures for identified problems and to improve understanding of private well management.For more information, please contact AgriLife Extension for Nolan County at 325-236-6912. To learn more about the programs offered through the network or to find additional publications and resources, please visit Sweetwater, TXNo author availablePrivate water well screening set for July 30 in SweetwaterSweetwater 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe symptoms of measles generally begin about 7-14 days after a person is infected, and include: blotchy rash, fever, cough, runny nose, red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis), feeling run down, achy (malaise), tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth (Koplik’s spots).Three to five days after the start of symptoms, a red or reddish-brown rash appears. The rash usually begins on a person’s face at the hairline and spreads downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs and feet. When the rash appears, a person’s fever may spike to more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit. After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.Measles is highly contagious and can be spread to others from four days before to four days after the rash appears. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected with the measles virus.The virus lives in the mucus in the nose and throat of the infected person. When that person sneezes or coughs, droplets spray into the air. The droplets can get into other people’s noses or throats when they breathe or put their fingers in their mouth or nose after touching an infected surface. The virus can live on infected surfaces for up to two hours and spreads so easily that people who are not immune will probably get it when they come close to someone who is infected. Measles is a disease of humans; measles virus is not spread by any other animal species.About 30% of measles cases develop one or more complications, including: pneumonia, which is the complication that is most often the cause of death in young children. Ear infections occur in about one in 10 measles cases and permanent loss of hearing can result, and diarrhea is reported in about 8% of cases.  These complications are more common among children under five years of age and adults over 20 years old.Even in previously healthy children, measles can be a serious illness requiring hospitalization. As many as one out of every 20 children with measles gets pneumonia, and about one child in every 1,000 who get measles will develop encephalitis. (This is an inflammation of the brain that can lead to convulsions and can leave the child deaf or mentally retarded.) For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it. Measles also can make a pregnant woman have a miscarriage, give birth prematurely or have a low-birth-weight baby. Measles can be prevented with measles-containing vaccine, which is primarily administered as the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine can be used for children aged 12 months through 12 years for protection against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. Single-antigen measles vaccine is not available.CDC recommends routine childhood immunization for MMR vaccine starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at four through six years of age or at least 28 days following the first dose.Students at post-high school educational institutions without evidence of measles immunity need two doses of MMR vaccine, with the second dose administered no earlier than 28 days after the first dose.People who are born during or after 1957 who do not have evidence of immunity against measles should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine.People six months of age or older who will be traveling internationally should be protected against measles. Before travelling internationally, infants six through 11 months of age should receive one dose of MMR vaccine and children 12 months of age or older should have documentation of two doses of MMR vaccine (the first dose of MMR vaccine should be administered at age 12 months or older; the second dose no earlier than 28 days after the first dose. Adults born during or after 1957 without evidence of immunity against measles should have documentation of two doses of MMR vaccine, with the second dose administered no earlier than 28 days after the first doseThere are still sporadic cases of measles in the United States because visitors from other countries or US citizens traveling abroad can become infected before or during travel and spread the infection to unvaccinated or unprotected persons.For more information, call the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department or go to and search for measles.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableMeaslesSweetwater's local events2014-07-21T09:21:41-04:002014-07-21T09:20:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterThe program will run each day through Friday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 412 Newman.Also, the Nolan County Chapter of AARP will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21, at the SNAP building. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableMonday's local eventsSweetwater's weather for Monday2014-07-21T09:17:49-04:002014-07-21T09:17:49-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterExpect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 76 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.Sweetwater, TXNo author availableSweetwater's weather for MondaySweetwater White to perform in Sweetwater next month2014-07-21T09:06:31-04:002014-07-21T09:06:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Sweetwater ReporterGates will open at 7 p.m. and the opening bands will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Sweetwater, TXNo author availableGreat White to perform in Sweetwater next monthSweetwater