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October 23rd, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 19-21, 2012.
The SPD received 88, 911 calls.
â€˘ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 500 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 800 block of Stanley.
â€˘ Terroristic threats â€” 900 block of W. Louisiana.
â€˘ Terroristic threats â€” 200 block of E. Texas.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 800 block of Bluff.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Michael Rodgers, 47 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Cindy Varela, 22 â€”Â Public intoxication.
Expect mostly clear skies on this Tuesday, with a high near 84 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
What's in store for your weekly weather? Find out at weather.gov.
Listed below are the candidates that will appear on the November 6 general election ballot for voters' respective precincts, in an effort to give voters the opportunity to personally learn about these candidates prior to Election Day.
The Sweetwater Reporter encourages all registered voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6 to make their voice heard.
President and Vice President:
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican)
Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic)
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian)
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green)
United States Senator:
Ted Cruz (Rep)
It happened at the Chillerz #5 convenience store, on 12th Street in Roscoe on Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2012. According to the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, a woman was shopping at the convenience store when a man barged in and robbed her of $200.
In an attempt to recover the money, the victim was dragged from the parking lot onto the north frontage road of Interstate 20, prior to falling from the vehicle. She suffered minor injuries.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church celebrated the realization of a 50-year vision.Â Since the beginning of the church, Trinity has had a vision of growth.Â The original church was constructed with a planned addition and while the plans were modified over time, the vision to grow and serve the community of Sweetwater has remained steadfast.
The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department made a correction to one of the awards at the cook-off. The Second Place Steak box number was read out incorrectly by a cook-off official and no team responded at the time of the awards with that number.
The committee reviewed the numbers on the box and found that it was their mistake and not a cooking team. The winning cooking team was then awarded their prize.
Find more photos from the Wind Festival on page 5 in Monday's paper. Other cook-off winners were as follows:
1. Backyard Grillers
3. Two Peas in Pod
4. Bar B-Que
Today, we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 84. It will be mostly sunny with southern winds around 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south at 15 mph, with gusts topping out at 20 mph.
Learn more about your local forecast at weather.gov.
Lone Star, ACA (Lone Star Ag Credit) appreciates the communities they live and work in and wanted to find a way to give back to those communities that would represent Agriculture. In the month of October, Lone Star will hold a canned food drive at all of their branch locations, but with a competitive twist. Each branch is in the running to also receive a $100 check to go towards their pantry of choice if they collect the most food.
The Sweetwater office will be collecting for Goodfellows. All donations can be made at Lone Star Ag Credit, 400 East 3rd Street in Sweetwater by Oct. 31.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church is celebrating the realization of a 50-year prayer and vision.Â â€śSince the beginning of the church, Trinity has had a vision of growth,â€ś says Senior Pastor Ward Hayes.Â â€śThe original church was constructed with a planned addition.Â And while the plans were modified over time, the vision to grow and serve the community of Sweetwater has remained steadfast.â€ť
â€˘ RPMH continues initiative for the second year in a row to support American Cancer Society
For the second year in a row, the lawn outside Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is sporting pink stakes as part of an initiative to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.