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October 3rd, 2012

Telling Our Stories Workshop this month at library

October 3, 2012

Linda Linn will be at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Oct. 9, 16, and 23 to teach a Telling Our Stories workshop. The previous class, held in February, had their stories made into a book. "We hope to add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to any class on either Oct. 9, 16, or 23. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."

Wilkins recognized by WASP Museum

October 3, 2012

Sharron Davis, WASP Museum Director, recently presented a replica Silver Wings pin to C.S. Wilkins, a founding board member of the National WASP WWII Museum at the Colorado City ISD Wall of Honor Ceremony.
Mr. Wilkins, a graduate of Colorado City High School was honored for his meritorious military service and other outstanding achievements. As a young high school student, C.S. would hitch-hike from Colorado City to Avenger Field to watch the WASP in training there and was inspired by them to become a pilot himself. 

Blotters for October 1, 2012

October 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citations and made three arrests on Oct. 1, 2012.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Silas.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of W. Texas

Arrested by SPD:
• Rocky Flores, 30 — Criminal trespass/warrants.
• Pedro Monroy, 30 — Driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
• Robert Ramsey, 19 — Burglary of a habitation/possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Wednesday's local weather

October 3, 2012

Today, expect sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 62, and south-southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts will top out as high as 20 mph.
Learn more about your daily and weekly weather by visiting weather.gov.

October 2nd

Benefit powderpuff game planned for Thursday

October 2, 2012

Sweetwater High School junior girls and senior girls will face off in a powderpuff football game, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Mustang Bowl.
The game is sponsored by the Sweetwater High School student council. A $1 donation is asked for entrance to the game. A concession stand will also be available at the game.
All proceeds from the game will go to Nolan County United Way to the Breast Cancer Friday Night Fight for the Cure game during the volleyball and football games on Friday, Oct. 12 in Sweetwater.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Week

October 2, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, a report of theft of property was reported.
Between the dates of Aug. 31, 2012 to Sept. 4, 2012 a person(s) entered a connex container located in the southeastern part of Nolan County near or around the community of Nolan. The person(s) took numerous items from the container.
Call 235-TIPS with information.

Abilene Regional Airport to host Chamber Coffee

October 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. It will be hosted by the Abilene Regional Airport, but will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 810 East Broadway.
The Abilene Regional Airport is located at 2933 Airport Blvd., Ste. 200. They are owned and operated by the City of Abilene.
Don Green is the Director of Aviation. The Abilene Regional Airport serves sixteen counties over a 90-mile radius, with the Abilene city staff and tenant staff totaling an approximate 500 employees on the property.

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital announces new tobacco-free policies

October 2, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital announced plans to implement a new tobacco-free policy on all campuses, effective Jan. 1,2013.
Hospital leaders say the new policy reflects the health system's mission, "We are eliminating tobacco-use on our properties to provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients and visitors and to promote positive health behaviors," said Donna Boatright, administrator at RPMH.

SISD celebrates College Culture Day

October 2, 2012

As a way to promote education beyond high school, students, faculty and staff at Sweetwater ISD campuses are urged to wear their favorite college shirt on the first school day of each month as part of College Culture Day.
On Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, many students and teachers wore their college shirts. Shown at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center are Early Head Start teacher Monica Valdez with one of her students.

Blotters for September 28-30, 2012

October 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 139 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 10 arrests from Sept. 28-30, 2012.

The SPD received 86, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of Hill.
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 2200 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Driving while license invalid — 400 block of Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Glenn Ray Hutchison, 26 — Family violence assault.
• James Taylor Williams, 44 — Forgery.
• Clifton Forbes, 30 — Class C theft.
• Justin Bird, 20 — Interfere with 911.

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