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November 12th, 2012
Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for a temporary closure for preliminary work to replace the bridge that was damaged after a collision in late September.
Westbound Interstate 20 will be closed the week of Monday, Nov. 12.Â Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20.Â The three-quarter mile detour is the same route that was used immediately following the collision. Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.
Shown is Celia Pietzch with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #109 of Sweetwater. Pietzch was at K-Mart in Sweetwater on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, distributing poppies. Proceeds from the donations for the poppies are used for rehabilitation and welfare programs for veterans. The poppies are made by hospitalized and disabled veterans as a form of physical and psychological therapy.
Many people supported veterans and celebrated Veterans Day at the annual Run for the WASP 5k run/1.3 mile walk/ kids fun run on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 on Avenger Field Road. The museum's new Stearman PT-17 did flyovers during the race.Â There were overÂ 45 from the Dallas/ Midland/Odessa/Big Springs/Denton/ Abilene/Azle and surrounding areas.
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.