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November 17th, 2012

Elks to host 39th Annual Christmas craft show

November 17, 2012

The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applications are being accepted for booth rentals for the event. Rental price for a 10x10 space is $75, with one table and two chairs being provided. Electricity is available, but as the event is being held in an old building, participants will need to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.

Parade slated for Dec. 3

November 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.

Local Girl Scouts meet new publisher

November 17, 2012

Several local Girl Scouts recently came by the newspaper office to meet the new publisher and present him with welcome gifts and a card. Shown are Shania Boyd from Troop #7307, Faith Boyd from Troop #7050, Daneal Boyd, Liz Sands, Glenn Stifflemire, Nolan County Service Unit Manager Judy Leighhow, Gabby Gomez and Lesley Knight from Troop #7302 and Diana Acuña.

Financing plans for projects discussed at county meeting

November 17, 2012

At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 13, one of the items on the agenda was to receive information on the issuance of bonds toward the proposals that appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot, while also authorizing a specific plan of action.

Roscoe Plowbots excel at Regional competition

November 17, 2012

The Roscoe Collegiate Plowbots represented the Big Country Hub in the Regional B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition in Dallas, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Three teams from the Big Country Hub, hosted by TSTC in Sweetwater, traveled to Dallas to compete at the next level. Sweetwater High School competed in the Robot Competition, with A.T.E.M.S. and Roscoe competing in the All-Around B.E.S.T. competition. The B.E.S.T. competition includes events in marketing, web design, exhibit, spirit and engineering notebook, in addition to the robot event.

November 16th

RELIGION: Trinity Baptist to host Annual Community Thanksgiving Service

November 16, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Brookshire’s begins Spirit of Christmas food drive

November 16, 2012

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Brookshire Grocery Co. stores began the annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive in supermarkets located throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including Sweetwater.
Approximately 150 stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries, and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance before Christmas.

Four winners at SPD Cook-Off

November 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department recently had their 2012 Cook-Off with four categories including salsa, chili, wings and dessert.
Judges for the competition were Former Chief of Police Jim Kelley, current Chief of Police Brian Frieda, Sharon Gardner, Curt Crisp and Tatiana Rodriguez. Judges has to consider appearance, smell, taste and texture for each category and scored between 1-10 for each entry.
Winners of the contest were Cory Stroman for salsa, Todd Jones for chili, Jeremy Bohall for wings and Melinda Moncada for dessert.

Blotters for November 14, 2012

November 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued five citations and made no arrests on Nov. 14, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Counterfeiting — 1400 block of Hailey.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 14, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Marco Antonio Rico, 23, of Sweetwater — Theft of property.

Arrested by DPS:

Sunday's local weather

November 16, 2012

Sunday will bring in a 20% chance of isolated showers and mostly cloudy skies. The high will be 67, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, our rain chances go up to 20% before 7 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 55 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
What's the Thanksgiving week weather look like? Find out at weather.gov.

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