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October 16th, 2012
Members of the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter recently visited Southeast Elementary School to talk to Kindergarten and first grade students about stranger danger.
Javier â€śCheweyâ€ť Franco (shown speaking) taught students about talking to strangers, friendly strangers and what to look out for when they are alone. The group also went over Halloween safety tips.
Other BACA members attending were (shown in back, from left to right) Kurt â€śSquiggieâ€ť Huckabee, Amanda â€śStitchâ€ť Sadler, Kris â€śMijoâ€ť Warner and Robert â€śCurlyâ€ť Sadler.
New guidelines published recently by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges women 21 and older to have pelvic exams on an annual basis. This announcement comes just months after several groups, including the American Cancer Society said most women need a Pap smear only once every three years.
With the conflicting information, some women are confused about how often they should see their gynecologist. Many women think they should only see an OB/GYN physician for a Pap smear, but that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth.
Pictured are Roscoe State Bank employees, Kim Figueroa, Kristi Fox and Vicki Bowen with the Sweetwater Middle School pep rally game winner, Emerald Torres.
Emerald won $50 for throwing the most balls through the pink cancer ribbon.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 137 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made 13 arrests from Oct. 12-15, 2012.
The SPD received 70, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Ragland.
â€˘ 600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault of a child â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Roberts.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of Mulberry.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of Arizona.
â€˘ Public intoxication â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Public intoxication x3 â€” 500 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Failure to ID â€” 500 block of E. Fourth.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 63. South-southeast winds around 15 mph will have gusts topping out as high as 25 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.
As your child becomes a teenager, you may feel you no longer have much influence on your teenâ€™s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex, and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.
A two-day Food Protection Management training for food service managers in the Big Country area will be held October 22 and 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene.
Tuesday, November 6 is the date for the general election, but a number of important deadlines are also coming up in the meantime.
With the final day to register to vote already passing on October 9, 2012, voters can already look ahead to early voting. But prior to the early vote, the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the general election will be tested on Friday, October 19.
It will be held at 10 a.m. at 100 E. 3rd, Suite 305, to ensure that the votes cast will be accurately counted for all offices and on all measures.
Texas State Technical College West Texas received an award from The Hispanic Business Council and Abilene Chamber of Commerce for five years of building bridges.
Kim Porter and Nick Alvarado accepted the award from Business Mercado Co-Chairs David Hernandez and Jesse Cardenas.
This fall the Texas Classroom Teachers Association awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to two 2012 high school graduates from the Abilene area who are pursuing higher education: Fabian Esquivel, Winters High School, Winters ISD; and Emilia Richardson, Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater ISD.
The two deserving teens are among 42 students across Texas to receive scholarships totaling $108,000 from the TCTA Scholarship Program, which is funded by the estate of the late Charles and Phyllis Gottlieb. Awards are based on the cost of tuition at recipientsâ€™ chosen schools and financial need.