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November 5th, 2012
It's almost here.
Tomorrow--on Tuesday, November 6, droves of people across the city, state and nation will head to their local polling places to vote government officials into office in the general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On the national front, it seems as if the race for President--between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama--is a dead heat. Both candidates and their respective running mates, Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, are making their final pitches leading up to Election Night.
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, the keen observation of two Nolan County citizens assisted the Nolan County Sheriff's Office in solving a theft that occurred in the 4100 block of CR 117 in Nolan County.
Sweetwater Woman's Forum is again â€” for the third year â€” selling tickets for a $500 holiday shopping spree. The $500 will be given away at the Annual Christmas Craft Show at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
This year's money will be used to help with the fund for the repairs of the swimming pool at Camp Booth Oaks. The Woman's Forum's two main yearly projects are for the Pioneer Museum and the County-City Library that comes from the Tour of Homes and Library Tag Day.
The Radiology Department at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital would like to acknowledge Carla Wilkinson who recently passed her ARDMS (American Registry Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) exam in Abdominal Ultrasound. Wilkinson has been with RPMH for the past 10 years.
Pictured left to right are Randy Lehrmann-Director of Radiology and Carla Wilkinson, RT (R), ARDMS (ABD).
Also, on Oct. 5, 2012, Andra Barton graduated from Hendrick Medical School of Radiography. She graduated as Valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average.
Today's weather is pleasant, with sunny skies and a high near 70. Winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph will decrease to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Gusts, however, could top out at 25 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 48 and calms winds. After midnight, they will become south-southwest at around 5 mph.
Learn more about your weekly forecast at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made seven arrests on Nov. 1, 2012.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Aggravated assault â€” 900 block of W. Louisiana.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Breanna Havner, 19 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Jeremy Hays, 34 â€” Reckless driving.
â€¢ Diamond Gray, 25 â€” Engaging in organized criminal activity.
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
The NCUW is a local organization that runs solely on pledges, led by a board of volunteers throughout the community who desire to impact the caring power of the community. Wendy Smartt serves as the group's Executive Director.
Donors to the Nolan County United Way can give a one-time donation through a payroll deduction or a quarterly basis, which allows the organization to impact thousands within the community through the nine agencies supported.
Most people in their early 20s are still trying to figure out their plans for life, but at 24 years old, one Sweetwater High School alumni seems to have it successfully figured out.
Adrian Solano, a 2006 graduate of SHS, became the general manager at the local Hampton Inn a little over six months ago. In the span of two-and-a-half years, Solano has gone from front desk clerk to the top spot of the Sweetwater branch, also serving as front office manager, director of sales and assistant general manager in between that time.
For many people dealing with hardships, sometimes it's nice to find people to join with as they overcome their obstacles. And fortunately, Sweetwater will have one more place for people to gather.
"Celebrate Recovery" will be offered at Emmanuel Fellowship Church (EFC), located at 1418 Hailey in Sweetwater, every Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m.