Archive - Oct 16, 2012 - News Article
The Goodfellows will have their sign-ups for Nolan County from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
The International Lions Club is sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for young people â€” ages 11, 12 and 13 years old. This is a competition with the winner chosen from anywhere around the world. More than 350,000 children participate annually. This year's theme is "Imagine Peace".
Members of the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter recently visited Southeast Elementary School to talk to Kindergarten and first grade students about stranger danger.
Javier â€śCheweyâ€ť Franco (shown speaking) taught students about talking to strangers, friendly strangers and what to look out for when they are alone. The group also went over Halloween safety tips.
Other BACA members attending were (shown in back, from left to right) Kurt â€śSquiggieâ€ť Huckabee, Amanda â€śStitchâ€ť Sadler, Kris â€śMijoâ€ť Warner and Robert â€śCurlyâ€ť Sadler.
New guidelines published recently by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges women 21 and older to have pelvic exams on an annual basis. This announcement comes just months after several groups, including the American Cancer Society said most women need a Pap smear only once every three years.
With the conflicting information, some women are confused about how often they should see their gynecologist. Many women think they should only see an OB/GYN physician for a Pap smear, but that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth.
Pictured are Roscoe State Bank employees, Kim Figueroa, Kristi Fox and Vicki Bowen with the Sweetwater Middle School pep rally game winner, Emerald Torres.
Emerald won $50 for throwing the most balls through the pink cancer ribbon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 137 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made 13 arrests from Oct. 12-15, 2012.
The SPD received 70, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Ragland.
â€˘ 600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault of a child â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Roberts.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of Mulberry.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of Arizona.
â€˘ Public intoxication â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Public intoxication x3 â€” 500 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Failure to ID â€” 500 block of E. Fourth.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 63. South-southeast winds around 15 mph will have gusts topping out as high as 25 mph.
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