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October 8th, 2012
Shown are the Blackwell Senior Class of 2013 (left to right) Cody Shamblin, Mark Monroe, Bethany Breaux, Ashely Jeter, Chase Sorrells, Elizabeth Shults, Breanne Richardson, Lizzy Rozzlle and Leonor Castelo at the 2012 Blackwell Homecoming Bonfire.
The Blackwell Hornets won their homecoming game against the Moran Bulldogs 54-8 on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Find more photos from Blackwell's Homecoming game in Monday's paper.
A couple of appointments were approved at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, October 8, 2012.
Dr. Tim Jones was approved to be the new medical authority for Nolan County, while Shane Dent will be replacing Julie McLemore on the Nolan County Coliseum Board.
Students from Sweetwater will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date.
Today, we'll see patchy frost before 10 a.m. Thereafter, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 55, and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about this week's forecast.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made five arrests on Oct. 4, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 300 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Debit/credit card abuse â€”Â 9100 block of S. I-20.
â€˘ Debit/credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Charlie Jones, 41 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘Â Charlene Carrington, 52 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Leonard Hernandez, 50 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â James Raney, III, 22 â€”Â Warrants.
The Bitty Bop Harvest Bash benefitting Cornerstone Christian Preschool took place on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ parking lot. There was a hot dog supper, pumpkin painting, an apple toss, leaf printing, fall photos, a football toss, digging for treasure, a petting zoo, fall tattoos and many more activities for children. Shown above are Ayden Peacock and Ethan Peacock playing a water gun game at the event.
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren recently swore in two newly approved reserve deputies.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office added two more members to its roster. However, these two men wonâ€™t get paid a salary for their efforts. Stephen Smith II and Chad Mitchell were sworn in as reserve deputies for the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office.
Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetimes. Different types can affect your body in various ways, but the key to survival is through knowledge of risks and early detection.
This month, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to shine light on the importance of early detection by hosting a Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 10, that focuses on early cancer detection by educating attendees on risks and screening schedules.
The Roscoe Independent School District board of trustees, administration, and staff would like to extend an invitation to the local community and surrounding area to attend the 2012 Open House for Roscoe ISD on Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Following an assembly and program in the cafetorium, student-led tours of the new facility will be provided. Refreshments will be served at this time as well.
All community and area patrons interested in viewing the new facilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. "We look forward to seeing you then and appreciate your support of Roscoe ISD."
Texas State Technical College will host a team challenge cook-off on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
The cook-off is open to all TSTC West Texas students and employees. Team members must consist of three students and one employee.
Cooking begins at noon and judging begins at 5 p.m.
The competition will be held at TSTC Lake Lot. There will be prizes for Best Dish, Best Camp, Showmanship and Best Overall. A Market Mystery Food Box will be provided to each team. Teams can provide their own grill or cooking equipment. TSTC will have a limited supply.