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October 2nd, 2012
Tuesday's forecast is sunny with a high near 77. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 58. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will become south after midnight.
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First graders at Southeast Elementary School in Mrs. Amy Nixon's and Mrs. Bethany Bryan's classes put together care packages for troops over in Afghanistan.
Christopher Soles, father to student Madison Soles, and Mrs. Bryan's husband are two of the soldiers who will benefit from the care packages.
Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Bryan had their students bring snacks, toiletries, magazines, movies, games and stationary to make up the care packages. High school students and community members donated as well.
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas.
At the Sept. 19, 2012 meeting of the Blackwell Education Foundation, $67,891.95 was awarded to graduates of Blackwell High School. Students who graduate from Blackwell High School have the opportunity to earn up to $3,000 per year of attendance.
The scholarships are paid each semester to colleges, universities, technical schools or job training programs to assist students in furthering their education and making them "job ready."
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph, becoming north-northwest in the morning; wind gusts could top out at 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 54, and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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This year there will again be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at a new location, the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30. The following day on Wednesday the regular Round-Up sale will be held at Sweetwater Auction.
TxDOT engineering staff is assessing the damage to the US 84 bridge at westbound I-20 that was struck by a tractor trailer Thursday evening west of Sweetwater.
One person was killed in a fatal crash in Nolan County on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, one woman died after an accident near the Nolan/Taylor County Line.
Three vehicles were involved in the wreck. Four people were in a car when they wrecked with a truck just above a hill on Interstate 20 including an older female, a younger female and one female child and one male child in the back seat. There was one person in the truck. All in the car were buckled and safe after the wreck.
Nolan County has recently seen some continued rainfall in the area.
The Sept. 27, 2012 totals are as follows: Oak Creek received 0.55 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received 0.20 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. For 2012, Oak Creek has received 17.76 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has received 17.93 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 17.74 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.29 inches of rain with its total for the year at 15.73 inches of rain.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on Sept. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Sept. 27, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Venancio Cerda Torres, Jr., 50, of Snyder â€” Warrants/surety withdrawal, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense and violation of parole.