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December 18th

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

December 18, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather is in the area for Tuesday, as it will be sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 50, with south-southwest winds around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early preview of this week's forecast.

December 17th

NCF encourages non-profit organizations to apply for challenge grants

December 17, 2012

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are encouraging non-profit organizations who need financial assistance in select projects to contact the NCF for challenge grants. According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, the Board recently met to discuss on-going projects and to see out other identified projects that could qualify for funding. Two recent challenge grants of $5,000 each were awarded to the Girl Scouts of America, Camp Boothe Oaks and the SNAP program.

Chamber lighting contest begins today

December 17, 2012

Christmas is a special time and many people show their pride by lighting their yards and homes. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce wants to reward the best of the best.
The Chamber will be sponsoring the annual residential lighting contest for the Sweetwater and Roscoe communities. A group of judges will drive around town Dec. 17-19, to judge all homes entered in the contest with Christmas decorations and lights on display.

Eljen Technology recognized nationally for innovation in radiation detection

December 17, 2012

Eljen Technology in Sweetwater is beginning to make a real mark on the world of radiation detection with its advances in plastic scintillation material. The company, a subsidiary of Ludlum Measurements, was recently recognized as a collaborator on a project that was named one of the R&D 100 for 2012.
The R&D 100 Awards is a list of the top 100 research and development projects named annually by the R&D Magazine, a research and development publication that serves research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at laboratories worldwide.

Bids presented for construction of new SNAP building

December 17, 2012

The Sweetwater City Commission began looking at bids toward the construction of the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building at their meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall.
Seven bids were received on the project, with the companies hailing from Sweetwater, Abilene, Lubbock, Big Spring and Waco. A brief summary of the cost along with the deductions for other work were read aloud.

Monday's forecast for Sweetwater

December 17, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect to see clear skies with a low around 40, and south-southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

December 15th

Blotters for Dec. 13, 2012

December 15, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Dec. 13, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 12 — Trespassing on school property.
• Lynne Looby, 54 — Public intoxication.
• Chad Parsons, 18 — Possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Dec. 13, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Amanda Eddleston, 33, of Weatherford — Judgment.

SIS takes four teams to first Lego League Robotics Competition

December 15, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School was well represented at the Regional Qualifiers meet in Ft. Worth on Dec. 8. SIS took four teams to the First Lego League Robotics Competition. This is the first year that SIS students have had an opportunity to participate in robotics.

SISD, SPD respond to Conn. elementary school shooting

December 15, 2012

First, he killed his mother.
Nancy Lanza's body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown — after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.
Nobody knows why 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother, why he then took her guns to the school and murdered 20 children and six adults.

Girl Scouts donate to WTCAC Angel Tree

December 15, 2012

Local Girl Scouts Troop #7104 recently donated an assortment of clothing and toys to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The girls picked four angels from the tree, two boys and two girls, from ages 4 to 13. Pictured with the donations are (back row) troop leader Josephine Gonzales, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center (front row, from left to right) and Girl Scouts Lucy Castañeda, Feliciti Gonzales, Heather Caballero and Delena Underwood. Not pictured are Paris Houston, Leyla Gunter and Calie Hernandez.

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