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November 7th, 2012
Thousands headed to the polls to cast their ballot on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, including Nolan County. With all nine precincts reporting, voter turnout came up to only 54%. Out of 8,493 registered voters, only 4,607 ballots were cast.
Straight party tickets were popular among Republican voters, with a total of 1,367 ballots. Democrats brought in 716 straight-ticket votes, while Libertarian and Green party ballots were at 33 and 10, respectively.
Students at East Ridge Elementary took part in a mock presidential election on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, which was set up by the teachers at the school.
Students cast their vote and expressed their opinions as they "headed to the polls".
Shown above are Grace Cravey and Stephanie Leyva, third graders in Mrs. Tammy Mulanazâ€™s class casting their votes.
Several women from Trinity Baptist Church recently delivered filled purses to benefit two local organizations helping women. They filled 54 purses with toiletries and other items to be given to women who seek shelter against domestic abuse.
According to Krista Hendrix â€” one of the organizers â€” 30 of the purses went to the local women's shelter and 24 purses went to the Noah Project in Abilene.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 5, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€” 200 E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Connie Sumruld, 41 â€”Â Possession of marijuana over, two ounces.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 5, 2012.
Arrested by DPS:
â€˘ Valarie Elaine Johnson, 41, of Roscoe â€” Public intoxication, possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substance (meth).
Expect sunny skies on Wednesday with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, look for clear skies and a low around 58. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, but gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early look at the weekend forecast.
The 2012 Nolan County Health Fair will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Fitness Center on the Sweetwater campus.
Over 40 vendors from the area â€” including Sweetwater, Nolan County, Abilene and Snyder â€”Â will be available at the fair.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.
Sharron Davis is at the museum as the Executive Director and Carol Cain is the Museum Administrator. The museum opened in 2005 and serves as a national point of interest.
A pirate, prairie girl, astronaut, bumble bee,Â firefly, andÂ moreÂ performed in theÂ Costume Recital on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Recently, Sweetwater Choir students auditioned and performed in the TMEA Sixth Grade Honor Choir and the TMEA South Zone All-Region Honor Choir. Their concert was Saturday, Nov. 3, in Clyde.
Pictured are (from left to right, back row) Max Rodriguez, Megan Dean, Kilanie Arpin, Sara Henington, Anastasia White, Cierra Hays, (middle row) Tiana Santiago, Emma Foust, Kealee Kelso, Samantha Jones, Martin Morini, (front row) Bianca Bohall, Lauren Browning and Cyera Pieper.