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Several times a year, members of the Sweetwater Police Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office participate in active shooter training while Sweetwater students are on vacation. Each year, the training takes place at a different school and officers train in tactical exercises on active shooter response.
Your New Year's Eve forecast will be mild, with mostly sunny skies today with a high near 59. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Gusts could top out at 25 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of rain before noon.
Tonight will be cooler with a low around 30 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight they will become northern winds.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unattended death â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Silas.
â€˘Â Information report â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘Â Information report â€”Â 1700 block of Marvin.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 27, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Assist other agency â€”Â CR 185.
The start of a new year can bring a lot of change in a person's life, but for one local, a new chapter will begin as January 1 rolls around. After sixteen years, six months and 25 days, Patricia Broadwell--better known as "Treet"--will leave her varied post at the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) to enter a new stage in life: retirement.
Her Present Roles
Chavela MuĂ±oz (Shorty) was named the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital 2012 Employee of the Year. The announcement of the winner was made at the annual Christmas celebration at the hospital on Dec. 19. Donis McCluskey, Director of Environmental Services, made the presentation along with Steve Holcomb, RPMH Board President. She received a plaque and $100. Donis described Chavela as a dependable, hard worker and a key member of the housekeeping team. Shorty had been with RPMH since 2008 as a Housekeeping Tech. She and her husband, Ralph, live in Sweetwater.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church invites you and your family to join us on this Sunday, Dec. 30, for Bible study, beginning at 9:15 a.m. for all ages, followed by the Sunday morning service which begins at 10:30 a.m.Â First Baptist Church is located at 213 East Third Street, next door to the Post Office.Â All are welcome! Your presence will enhance our worship experience and our fellowship together!
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.
The County-City Library hosted Story Hour on Thursday, Dec. 27, for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far left) is shown reading to the children and their parents.
She also led the group through several songs and games. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities.
Find more photos in page 5 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department wants to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
â€˘ Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
â€˘ Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.