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Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board Presents Check to Cancer Services Network

December 19, 2012

ABILENE, TEXAS –On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board, presented a check in the amount of $1,300.00 to Cancer Services Network.

RPMH Board swears in new member

December 19, 2012

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors welcomed a new board member at their meeting on Monday night, December 17, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Vickie May (right) is being sworn into office by Board Chairman Steve Holcomb (left).

First United Methodist Church Sounds of the Season program

December 19, 2012

First United Methodist Church will be presenting “Sounds of the Season” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the FUMC Sanctuary. The program consists of contemporary Christmas music as well as a live nativity scene with adults and children.
“We’ve been working on the program for about a month,” says Lori Ortega, who is directing the program. Martha Taylor is the accompanist.
“Sounds of the Season” boasts an adult and children’s choir, as well as a bell choir. Soloists for the children’s choir are Devin Gutierrez, Samantha Jones, and Allison Marlett.

SISD examining school safety following Sandy Hook shooting

December 19, 2012

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be revisiting their school safety plans following the horror that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 students and six teachers.
As part of his Superintendent's Report during the December 17 meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees, Terry Pittman stated that procedures are already in place on the campuses, such as in the front office areas to enter the buildings. Additionally, each classroom door can be locked, which could slow down a potential attacker.

Amber Alert

December 19, 2012

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for Jonathan Jose Guillen, Jr. He was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:15 a.m.
Jonathan was born Jan. 13, 2012. He is Hispanic, is 2'6" tall, weighs 25 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The suspect is Jonathan Guillen, Sr., Hispanic male, 23 years old, date of birth is Nov. 22, 1989. He is 5'8" tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white muscle shirt with black or red shorts.

Blotters for December 17, 2012

December 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Credit card abuse — Sweetwater.
• Terroristic threats — 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Reckless driving.
• Deborah McFaul, 34 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Prisoner transport — Middleton Unit, Abilene.

Windy weather for Wednesday

December 19, 2012

It will be warm and windy for your Wednesday weather!
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 77, with southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph and increasing up around 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could top out at 45 mph, and expect widespread blowing dust after 2 p.m.
Expect the widespread blowing dust to continue through 7 p.m. tonight, but it will still be windy and we'll be seeing a cool-down. The low will be around 27 with mostly clear skies, and western winds around 25 to 30 mph. After midnight, the winds will decrease to 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

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