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October 18th, 2012

Sixth Annual Wind Festival this weekend

October 18, 2012

The Sixth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act country music legend Gene Watson and Band. Canyon Rim will also perform during the event, along with local and regional talent. The live music will begin about 2 p.m. The Tennessee Stiffs will go on at 6 p.m. During the event there will also be a kids area (bounce houses).

Hobbs Homecoming nears

October 18, 2012

Hobbs School and community will have their homecoming beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be entertainment, a short business meeting, a time to recognize the classes, exes traveling the longest distance and memorials — all emceed by Hobbs ex "Doc" Hardin and the 2012 Hobbs exes president Jerry Trice.
A catered meal will be served at noon. There will be a choice of brisket or chicken and the cost os $10 per plate.

Walkers still needed for Saturday event

October 18, 2012

This year's American Heart Walk has been set for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School track. The event will help raise funds to fight cardiovascular diseases. According to event organizer Jerrie Gee, walkers are still needed for the event. "People can still register and enter to walk on Saturday. If you raise $100, you get a T-shirt. Any amount of money raised is appreciated."

SMS thrives with new campus updates, programs

October 18, 2012

Sweetwater Middle School gave a campus report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, October 15, with a wide variety of change on the positive front being presented.
The presentation was made by the school's administrators, principal Jeff Withrow and vice principal Danette Price. After a number of changes and obstacles last school year, SMS wanted to bring fun and excitement back to the campus.

Blotters for October 16, 2012

October 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Oct. 16, 2012.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jackie Norris, 56 — Use/inhale or ingest volatile substance.
• Crystal Guzman, 27 — Warrants.
• Aubrey Donte Smith, 34 — Impede breath and warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on Oct. 16, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Welfare concern — I-20 east bound.
• Theft — CR 117/Cemetery Road.

Local weather for Thursday

October 18, 2012

Today will be sunny and cooler with a high near 78. Winds from the east-southeast will be from 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight and a low around 49, with eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south.
Want an early outlook on the weekend weather? Visit weather.gov to find out.

October 17th

Denise Shavandy's "Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives"

October 17, 2012

“This fragrant, light dish will wake up your wintertime,” says Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute Chef Denise Shavandy. “This meal can be made ahead of time, it reheats nicely. Traditionally the dish is cooked in a tagine pot, but can be cooked in any covered pot or slow cooker.”
“This is a nice, moist dish. We want to keep the liquid, so make sure your dish remains covered while it cooks as noted in the recipe,” shared Shavandy.

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives
Serves 4

Libertarian running for Congressional seat

October 17, 2012

When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, two names will stare them in the face for United States Representative in District 19: the well-known Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer and Libertarian candidate Richard "Chip" Peterson.
Peterson is currently a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a former Professor of Finance at the university, where he is also the holder of the I. Wylie and Elizabeth Briscoe chair of bank management.

Writing workshop held at Library

October 17, 2012

Linda Linn hosted a Telling Our Stories workshop at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Another class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. 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 the class. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."

SISD gets Superior FIRST rating

October 17, 2012

A public hearing was held concerning the FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting, which took place on Monday evening, October 15 at the Administration Building.
A preliminary report was given over the summer, with SISD garnering the highest rating, Superior--an achievement they have earned for the past seven years. The district's score, at 68, comes in well over the passing rate of 52.
With no public input heard on the matter, the board then approved the FIRST rating report.

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