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November 12th, 2012
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital leverages the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to quit
Smokers who are choosing a date to put an end to their potentially deadly habit can mark Nov. 18, on their calendar. The Great American Smokeout is the day where tobacco users across the nation are encouraged to go 24 hours without smoking a cigarette or chewing tobacco and begin an effort to quit.
On Monday evening, Nov. 5, students from Sweetwater High School (SHS)--who are part of the local FFA (Future Farmers of America) program--took part in the Lone Wold District FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) contest at Western Texas College in Snyder.
The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be hosting a benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 15, to continue to raise funds for auditorium improvements. The concert will feature accomplished pianist and modern pop artist, Kristine Mirelle.
Mirelle, a Roswell, New Mexico native, was an International Guild pianist by the age of 13 and wrote her first full-length classical piece at age 8. She now writes, sings and produces her own music, which she describes as burlesque/pop.
Her performances include her piano playing, along with dance; and she sings in both English and Spanish.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Mulberry.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 100 block of CR 220.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sheldon Eveland, 37 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made five arrests on Nov. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
SAN ANGELO â€” Sweet-water jumped out to a 13-2 lead after one quarter and coasted to a 45-28 win over San Angelo Lake View in varsity girls basketball act-ion on Friday.
KXOX Radio in Sweetwater will host its eighth annual Veterans Day Shout-Out from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The show will include interviews with singer Barbara Mandrell and star of the Hart of Dixie series Claudia Lee. You can also hear shout-outs from many others.
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
On Sunday, November 18, a half-century of service will be celebrated as the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence Family Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) fellowship hall, located at 309 Cedar Street in Sweetwater.
Starting at 11:30 a.m., a full Thanksgiving meal-- "with all of the trimmings and none of the cleanup"--will be served and continue until 1 p.m. Providing this year's decorations at the event will be church member Karan Bergstrom.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, going all the way back over a century ago, the first semblance of a Veterans Day celebration took place. And as we celebrate veterans on the holiday in 2012, Americans recall and express their gratitude for the sacrifices made by past and present veterans as they served their country.
In 1918, an armistice--which could also be called a truce--put an end to World War I, which was known at that time as The Great War. The next year, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day as "Armistice Day".
A local resident recently headed back to his old stomping grounds to receive a top honor from his high school.
Mark Hicks, owner of Trent Studios in Sweetwater, was inducted into the ninth class of the Weatherford High School Hall of Fame. The celebration was held on the first weekend of October 2012, as Hicks was one of three other athletes and a track team to be inducted.