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October 10th, 2012
During National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 - 13, 2012 attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention.
Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department visit local schools to educate students about fire safety and prevention. Shown are students at Southeast Elementary School watching the water spray from a Sweetwater fire truck.
Find more photos from the Fire Prevention Week activities at Southeast on page three of Wednesday's paper.
Robert McBride, the Nolan County Veterans Service Officer, was recognized as the recipient for the Outstanding Veterans Service Officer of the Year during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 8, 2012.
In two years, McBride has gone from being the newest Veterans Service Officer in the entire state to becoming the first accredited Veterans Service Officer in the history of Nolan County. He was presented with a plaque during his fall training conference, which recently took place.
Dr. Jerod Peek was welcomed as the incoming board member during the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors, held on Monday morning, October 8, 2012 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce building.
Peek is replacing Kyle Lawrence, who also served as board president. The board then approved their new 2012-2013 officers, which will be Arthur Maberry as board president, Billy Whisenant in the role of vice president and Bill Johnson at the position of treasurer.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 27 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2200 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€”Â Warrant/theft.
â€˘Â Adolfo Gutierrez, 47 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made four arrests on Oct. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Steven Garcia Diaz, 38, of Lubbock â€”Â Warrant/duty on striking fixture/highway landscape.
Wednesday's weather will be partly sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see mostly cloudy skies and a low around 61, and eastern winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to stay updated on your local weather.
Nolan County cities Roscoe and Sweetwater are members of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization hosts the 19th Annual Texas Midwest Conference, Oct. 17, at the Abilene Civic Center. The conference will offer solutions for challenges communities face today and in the future.
Lexie Perez, a senior at Sweetwater High School, auditioned on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, and made the TMEA All-Region Honor Choir. She will represent Sweetwater High School in the Region Concert on Nov. 10 in Lubbock.
She claimed eighth chair which also earned her the right to continue to the next level. She will audition for the next round, Pre-Area, on Nov. 9.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Roscoe Fire Department will be wearing pink department shirts all month. "One ofÂ our family members is recovering from breast cancer, so we want everyone to knowÂ that we supportÂ herÂ and everyone effected by theÂ disease," said Roscoe VFD Chief Gary Armstrong.
Shown are (front row, from left to right) Terry Armstrong, Robert Hoffman, Charles Armstead, Elsie Armstead, Gary Armstrong, Zela Armstrong, Virg Pruitt, Justin Moffett, Chad Dornbusch, Willie James, (top row, from left to right) Keegan Pruitt, Mike Rosas and Rebecca Mardis.
With the November 6 general election just about a month away, various deadlines are now coming into play. The last day to register to vote for the November election is today, Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
The first day of early voting will be Monday, October 22 in the County Clerk's office--located at the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108--from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day of early voting is Friday, November 2.
The deadline for applying for a ballot by mail--to be received, not postmarked--is on Tuesday, October 30.
The 2012 Roscoe Mum Night Royalty were crowned Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Band Beau and Sweetheart were Tito Arce and Crystal Luna (shown).
Other nominees were Antonio Gallegos and Ashton Payne, and Juan Sanchez and Jacinda Cedillo. Escorts were Sam Wilson and Taylor Reed.
Crowned as Football Beau and Sweetheart were Jose Rangel and Torrey Willman. Other Nominees were Landon Jones and Faith Boren and Eduardo Gallegos and Alura Renteria.
Escorts were Branson Beal and Daisy Talamantez.