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February 12th, 2013

Osteoporosis and stroke screenings coming to Sweetwater

February 12, 2013

Residents living in and around the Sweetwater community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. First United Methodist Church, located at 309 Cedar Street in Sweetwater, will host Life Line Screening on Saturday.
Heino Erichsen from The Woodlands participated in a Life Line Screening event in January of 2009 and learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurism and a blockage of his carotid artery. He writes, "Thank you for saving my life!"
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Troops supporting troops

February 12, 2013

Local Girl Scout Troops have been supporting the deployed troops overseas.
All donations collected at the booth cookie sales are going towards buying cookies to be shipped out of Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, to then be shipped to troops overseas. Those who want to support the Girl Scouts and deployed troops can buy cookies and make a donation at booth sales.

Angry Birds take over I-20

February 12, 2013

An 18-wheeler carrying boxes of Angry Bird gummie candies wrecked on the West Interchange on Interstate 20 Tuesday morning.
Many of the sweet treats were spread across I-20, opened from hundreds of pouches, thrown out of their packaged boxes from the wreck.
The cause of the wreck is unknown. The road was wet from a slight drizzle.

County records being digitized

February 12, 2013

During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday, approval was given to pay for the scanning of 62 deed record books to the company Scantiva from the records management fund.
According to Pat McGowan, the county clerk, 36,977 images were scanned. The county has been utilizing the work of Scantiva for some time, continuing with the recently completed work of the 62 books being digitized.
A fifty-percent discount was given to the county, bringing the fee to around $6,000. At this time, the records management fund has around $36,000 available.

Blotters for February 8-10, 2013

February 12, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made 12 arrests from Feb. 8-10, 2013.

The SPD received 43, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. Arizona.

Calls for service:
• Duty upon striking — 1400 block of Hughes.
• Burglary of a building — 1200 block of W. Broadway.
• Burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a felony — 500 block of E. Fourth.
• Theft — 900 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Zamardrick Walker, 19 — Engaging in organized crime.
• Shamar Williams, 24 — City warrants.

Tuesday's local weather

February 12, 2013

Expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning before noon, with a slight chance of showers later on. We'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 46 with south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Later in the morning, winds will become northwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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February 11th

Treadmill Walkathon set to begin Feb. 22

February 11, 2013

For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.

Showing what Sweetwater is made of

February 11, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Crane Service Inc. have installed Sweetwater's new welcome signs on Interstate 20 at the east and west main exits. Installation began on Thursday, as Crane Services put the blades into place. Creative Graphic Solutions will be creating the blade wrap that will say, "Welcome to Sweetwater — Wind energy capital of North America."

Jaycees assist with fire clean-up

February 11, 2013

On Saturday, members of the Sweetwater Jaycees helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher, and their family. Their house burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. Jaycees loaded items to be taken to the landfill.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for the family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to the fire on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.

Honk Rally planned for Lady Mustangs

February 11, 2013

There will be a Honk Rally for the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs basketball team on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The team will travel from the Sweetwater High School gym to 12th Street, then to Elm Street, on to Broadway to Lamar Street and then to Highway 70.

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