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February 22nd, 2013

Sprucing up the high school track

February 22, 2013

Shown are Payton Moore, Ashley Parker, Marissa Sanchez and Abby Garcia all helping Coach Jessica Withrow spruce up the Sweetwater High School track by painting the high jump cover and all of the trash cans to get the track ready for the track and field season.
Sweetwater will be hosting the Rattlesnake Relays this year.

Blotters for February 20, 2013

February 22, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Gary Taylor, 50 — Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 20, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Chad Eugene Parsons, 19, of Sweetwater — Warrant/criminal mischief.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — CR 108.
• 911 hang up — FM 608.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

February 22, 2013

Today will bring in seasonal temperatures with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 31, with northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
This weekend we'll see highs in the 60s, but winds will gradually increase Saturday night into the entire day on Sunday. Lows will be in the 40s, but will decrease to the mid-30s on Sunday night.
Visit weather.gov to get a full weekend preview.

February 21st

Word of God Church not closing its doors

February 21, 2013

According to Pastor of the Word of God Church, Dale Stowe, the church is “going into the final phase of the vision that God has given for this ministry.”
“This ministry has always been focused on the vision of where God is taking us, said Stowe. “It has never meant to be a churchy experience, it has always been a tool to allow the Holy Spirit to work in those who are called. Training your ears through the Word of truth to be able to hear God's small still voice so that we can be led by the Spirit of God.”

SHS students participate in visual art scholastic event

February 21, 2013

Pictured are Sweetwater High School students Austin Watts, Joslynne Bohall, Whitnee Murff, Maty Montgomery, Laura Duclos, Destiny Neves, Amber Hernandez and Ashley Kincheloe. These students participated in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE).
Watts, Bohall, Montgomery, Duclos, Hernandez and Kincheloe all received Superior ratings. Hernandez advanced to the state level with two pieces and Duclos advanced with her self portrait.

Updates given on SISD maintenance projects

February 21, 2013

Some facilities within Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) have undergone renovations, as noted in the Superintendent's Report during the Monday night meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Sweetwater ISD Superintendent Terry Pittman offered a visual presentation to board members of the recent changes seen around the district. The softball field now has a new press box, which will offer a new place for score keepers and media to be stationed.

Future Sweetwater group participates in health session

February 21, 2013

Members of the 2012-2013 Future Sweetwater class went on a tour of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. The group is shown in the lobby at the admissions department, where the group began their tour.
Shown from left to right are Bailey Bernal, Alexis Castillo, Megan Holsey, Blake Cumbie, Ty Crain, Abigail McPherson, Lauren Young, Gabby Reyes, Corynn Martin and Jasmine Reddic. Not pictured are Caroline Brennan and Maddie Jones.
Find more photos of the group's visit to the local hospital on page 5 in today's edition.

Blotters for February 19, 2013

February 21, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Feb. 19, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Information only — 800 block of E. Avenue D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Richard Brown, 46 — Public intoxication.
• Matthew McQueen, 21 — Duty upon striking.
• Levi Fisher, 31 — Theft.
• Stacey Marsh, 37 — Assault.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screenings at Health Department this morning

February 21, 2013

February is American Heart Month to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screenings. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.

Local weather for Thursday

February 21, 2013

We'll see sunny skies today with a high near 62, but we'll also have windy conditions. Winds will be from the southwest at 25 to 30 mph, increasing to 30 to 35 mph in the morning. Patchy blowing dust is expected after 1 p.m. and gusts could be as high as 50 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 29 and breezy. Winds from the west-southwest at 20 to 25 mph will change to northern winds at 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 30 mph.
Get an early weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.

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