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October 5th, 2012

TSTC to host team challenge cook-off

October 5, 2012

Texas State Technical College will host a team challenge cook-off on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
The cook-off is open to all TSTC West Texas students and employees. Team members must consist of three students and one employee.
Cooking begins at noon and judging begins at 5 p.m.
The competition will be held at TSTC Lake Lot. There will be prizes for Best Dish, Best Camp, Showmanship and Best Overall. A Market Mystery Food Box will be provided to each team. Teams can provide their own grill or cooking equipment. TSTC will have a limited supply.

RELIGION: Mark your calendars for Fields of Faith this Wednesday at Mustang Bowl

October 5, 2012

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse will host their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 300 SE Georgia Ave.
Everyone is invited to come and join us for a time of worship, sharing and prayer. For more information, call 338-8924 or 766-2245.

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I remember a song that my brother, father, and I use to sing that went like this: “Let me touch Him, let me touch Jesus so that others may know and be blessed.” We should desire to reach out and touch others with the love of God.  A poet wrote:

Robotics teams to practice Saturday

October 5, 2012

The local extension of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas has been getting ready for its second year of their BEST robotics program on its campus which began on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012.
The first of three events for the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition was the BEST Kickoff which was Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants were introduced to the game where rules were reviewed and a demonstration was provided before entry kits were distributed to each school.

Beer truck overturns

October 5, 2012

A Coors Light truck overturned on Highway 84 yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
According to authorities, the truck driver came off of the exit on Highway 84 to go west bound on Interstate 20 and took the exit too quickly. The truck then slid across the interstate and flipped over.
There were no serious injuries.

Texas Sport and Spine to provide free computerized concussion testing for SHS athletes

October 5, 2012

Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a local sports medicine physician and graduate of Sweetwater High School, along with Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene are the first to provide free computerized concussion testing to Sweetwater High School athletes and students at risk for concussion. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerized concussion evaluation system currently being used by the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, IRL and USA Olympic teams in addition to many area universities, and it will now be made available to Sweetwater High School.

Blotters for October 3, 2012

October 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made six arrests on Oct. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of Sam Houston.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Henderson.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Disruption of classroom.
• Michael Rains, 39 — Warrants.
• Ronald Gray, 57 — Public intoxication.
• Uri Belanger, 34 — Warrant.
• Jared Yeazel, 37 — Warrant/evading.

Weather forecast for Sunday

October 5, 2012

On Sunday, it will be cloudy with a high near 59. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 43 and eastern winds around 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Visit weather.gov to stay tuned to the local weather.

Daily forecast for Sweetwater

October 5, 2012

Saturday will be much cooler, with a high only around 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight will be cloudy with a low of 43, with north-northeast winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20.
How long with the cool weather be around? Go to weather.gov to find out.

Friday's local forecast

October 5, 2012

To kick off the weekend, we'll see a high near 73 with partly sunny skies. Winds will come from the northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight, expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a chance of showers after 1 a.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45, with northern winds around 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will top out as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more about the weekend cool-down.

October 4th

Pioneer Museum in need of volunteers

October 4, 2012

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater has spent countless years preserving the history of the town and county as well as their citizens, but now the museum is in need of volunteers to continue that commitment.
Betty Turner, an employee with the Pioneer Museum, shared that any and all volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help. With a number of large and small projects to be done, the only thing missing are people to assist.

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