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November 14th, 2011
The Abilene Chamber of Commerce will host Representative Susan L. King on Thursday, Nov. 17, 201, at the Abilene Convention and Visitor's Bureau at 1101 North First Street in Abilene at 5:30 p.m.
Representative King will open the forum with a short presentation on the interim work of the 82nd Legislature and will then conduct open discussion with opportunities for questions and answers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made one arrest on Nov. 10, 2011.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Brooke Hollis, 32 â€”Â Warrant.
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to seven ambulance calls and four fire calls on Nov. 9.
â€˘ One fire call in the city of Sweetwater.
â€˘ Four ambulance calls in the city of Sweetwater.
â€˘ Three fire calls in the County.
â€˘ Three ambulance calls in the County.
Roscoe State Bank invites the public to meet their two newest employees, Jason Jones and Dawna Fullwood on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at Roscoe State Bank in Sweetwater. Refreshments will be served.
Book Club members from Sweetwater High School will host a Book Fair from Scholastic from Monday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, to help raise funds for library projects. Student volunteers from the newly formed Book Club have helped to plan the fair and will also help run it.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has seven animals available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white female dalmatian mix dog from last weekâ€™s batch of adoptable animals. Other adoptable dogs include a brown and white male chihuahua, a black and brown female catahoula and a brown male chihuahua. This time around, three cats are also available for adoption including an orange female tabby, a black and white female long-haired cat and a gray female tabby.
Lonnie Mendez (shown) raises the flag at the flag raising ceremony held at the Sweetwater Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post on the morning of Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, Vietnam War Veteran, was the keynote speaker.
Some of the participants during the flag raising ceremony held at the Sweetwater Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post included Richard Posey, Steven Alcala, Papa Womble and Billy Weems.
It's more than a day that Hollywood can use to promote and debut movies in a fun way, or a date that couples can use to forever remember their anniversary. This year, and each year, November 11 commemorates the lives of all American veterans â€” past and present â€” for the sacrifices they made by serving the country.
The history of Veteran's Day dates all the way back to 1918 when an armistice, or a truce, put an end to World War I (also known as The Great War) on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Often when people, Veterans included, think about the word Veteran, the vision they have is that of the Veteran that has experienced armed combat first hand on the field of battle. Non-combat Veterans are often overlooked and sometimes do not even consider themselves "Veterans" because they did not go to war.
The fact is that they are Veterans and did their part in keeping our nation free during time of peace serving as a deterrent for aggression. A line from the Infantryman's Creed that outlines this very well reads, "I am my country's strength in war, her deterrent in peace."
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2479 presented, in honor of all Veterans, a U.S. flag to Lang Aycock for the future men and women in the military. VFW members Lionel Mendez and Bill Lawhon presented the flag. "Freedom is our heritage," they said.