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November 1st, 2012

Local "Movember" campaign holds a dual purpose

November 1, 2012

Sean Connery. Hugh Jackman. Jon Hamm. Zach Galifianakis.
While these and other male celebrities can pull off a bearded look most any time of the year, one local is bringing a challenge to area businessmen--just like him--to sport some facial hair for 30 days while promoting a cause and raising some money in the process.
As a new and unique fundraiser for the local Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, local State Farm agent Richard Fergeson hopes that a community-wide "Movember" campaign can bring some awareness to men's cancers.

Community leaders, Board of Regents honored at appreciation dinner

November 1, 2012

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater hosted the TSTC Board of Regents, TSTC Systems and Community Leaders from Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge and Sweetwater on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
The Community Appreciation Dinner was held in honor of the communities TSTC West Texas serves and the TSTC Board of Regents.
The dinner, catered by the TSTC Culinary Institute, was held on the Sweetwater campus.

One plea entered in district court

November 1, 2012

One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Marilyn Jean Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was charged with forgery, a state jail felony, for an occurrence on Jan. 3, 2011 and was put on community supervision on July 25, 2011.

Blotters for October 30, 2012

November 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made five arrests on Oct. 30, 2012.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Counterfeiting — Sweetwater area.
• Terroristic threats — 800 block of Circle Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Schorer, 49 — Public intoxication/evading.
• Noe Perez, 37 — Driving while license invalid.
• Balvina Gutierrez, 30 — Warrants/driving while license invalid.
• Jesus Gonzales, 32 — Warrants.
• Trevor Jones, 22 — Warrants.

Thursday's local forecast

November 1, 2012

November will start off warm, with today's high near 84 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 56. South-southern winds will be at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more about your upcoming forecast at weather.gov.

October 31st

Using pecans for Fall desserts

October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is a great dessert for fall allowing you to use pecans that are in season. The Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute served this dish last week at the TSTC Board of Regents meeting in Sweetwater.

Ingredients:
Crust –
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
Pralines –
1 ½ cups chopped pecans
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
Cheesecake –
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs

Halloween activities continue

October 31, 2012

Kaidyn Hernandez reaches into a trunk to find some treats at the East Ridge Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
Many Halloween activities will continue today in Sweetwater including several Trunk-or-Treats with food and games at local churches.
To learn more about the local events, search our Community Calendar section in Wednesday's newspaper, or look for the "Halloween activities" article from our Tuesday, October 30, 2012 edition--which can be found online or in print.

Goodfellows sign-up begins today

October 31, 2012

It is that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help Nolan County families in need have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season. Sign-ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. each day.

Battered courthouse wall to be removed

October 31, 2012

At the special-called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Tuesday morning, October 30, the only item on the agenda was approved--a contract to remove a battered wall of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Prior to its approval, county attorney Lisa Peterson discussed the contract, though some parts were still to be revised. This project will be completed by an independent contractor between the set dates of Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, December 1, 2012.

United Way’s assistance allows Gateway to offer collaborative aid

October 31, 2012

Gateway Family Services, though located in Snyder, continues to make a great impact to those in Nolan County through collaborative efforts. At their shelter, residents of the county--who are victims of family violence or sexual assault--are housed in the shelter with transportation provided as necessary, working alongside local law enforcement and hospitals to assist people.
For the 2012 fiscal year, Gateway assisted 766 total clients; 219 of those were from Nolan County.

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