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April 22nd, 2013
The Sweetwater FFA experienced success at the Area FFA Judging Contests, qualifying seven out of eight teams for State. In the coming weeks, these seven teams, along with three additional teams â€” who don't have an Area qualifying event, but go straight to State â€” will go to their respective State contests.
Many local Girl Scouts and their families turned out for the Camp Boothe Oaks clean-up on Saturday, taking on several different projects at the local Girl Scout camp.
Shown are children helping to collect rocks for a metal daisy garden by the general store at the camp. They are (back row, from left to right) Krissy Royal, Mikayla Vanderpool, (front row, from left to right) Andrew Seth Maitland, Brycen Maitland, Chalyce Maitland and Serinidi Martinez.
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus.Â Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.
It's shaping up to be a warm one today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on April 18, 2013.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disturbance â€” 1400 block of Josephine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Dylan Mueller, 30 â€”Â Family violence assault/public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on April 18, 2013.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Reckless driver â€” I-20 MM 251 west bound.
â€˘ Traffic hazard â€” CR 117.
â€˘ MHMR transport â€” Midland.
Getting a quality nightâ€™s sleep is critical to your overall health, yet there continues to be a sleep quality epidemic in the United States. If you or a loved one has disrupted breathing or snoring at night, sleep apnea could be the cause. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a free Lunch and Learn Seminar on April 25, to educate attendees more about sleep apnea and treatment options for this serious condition.
Wind energy grew 28 percent in America last year, setting a new installation record and confirming its status as a mainstream energy source, according to the American Wind Energy Association's U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report for 2012, released on a webinar for association members and reporters.
On Jan. 1, Texas National Bank began a campaign to encourage their customers to go green and reduce the amount of waste sent to the local landfill. The movement prompted customers to switch from paper statements to e-statements, a secure and convenient alternative to receiving bank statements in the mail. Customers were given from Jan. 1 through March 31 to sign-up for e-statements, and in return Texas National Bank promised to award an iPad to one environmentally conscious and lucky customer. The campaign was a great success according to Mike Fernandez at Texas National Bank.
Jacque McCoy (left) and Jeff Howard (right) with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Visitorâ€™s Bureau present a check for $17,500 to Walt Harris, president of the West Texas Rodeo Association. McCoy thanked those that were present for their support in contributing to the local economy while they were in Sweetwater.
Many in Sweetwater remember this day 27 years ago, as a tornado took residents by surprise that April morning. The tornado that occurred about 7:15 a.m. affected about one-sixth of the city's population according to figures gathered by city and civil defense officials at that time. No warning was given by sirens.