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November 2nd, 2011
Conditions are expected mild and breezy this Wednesday morning ahead of a strong cold front which will move through during the early afternoon hours. Expect highs today in the lower 70s before the front works into the area shortly after noon.
Winds will shift from the south to the northwest at 20-30 miles per hour. A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of the area from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. this evening.
Winds will subside a bit overnight, as high pressure builds into the area. Expect clear skies and lows in the low to mid 30s.
The Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will have a sign-up for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) that began on Oct. 17, 2011 and will continue through Nov. 16, 2011.
Producers that had fences damaged or destroyed due to wildfires may be eligible for cost-share assistance to rebuild or repair their fences. ECP payments are subject to FSA eligibility regulations and funding availability.
For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up, please call your local Farm Service Agency at 325-235-8693.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 31, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 1000 block of W. Third.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Orange Street.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kori Southern, 33 â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 31, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
A "peeping tom" accused of spying on women in restrooms of two south side restaurants has been arrested.
Jeremy Jacques was marched into the law enforcement center in Abilene around noon Monday. The 40-year-old Sweetwater resident is charged with disorderly conduct.
Authorities say he allegedly spied on women in restrooms at Abuelo's and Hobby Lobby. It's believed there were also incidents at other south side restaurants.
According to police, the incidents are very similar in nature and the suspect descriptions in both incidents were the same.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.
Sharron Davis is at the museum as the Executive Director. The museum opened in 2005 and serves as a national point of interest. The WASP Museum has one full time employee and three part time employees.
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but donâ€™t know how to get started? Do you already own a business that has room for improvement or has unmet growth potential and you would take it to the next level? Then you are invited to one or both of two upcoming workshops that offer some innovative tools and strategies that will help you turn your dream for a successful business into reality.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 141 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made five arrests from Oct. 28-30, 2011.
The SPD received 53, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 2100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1400 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 10 block of Industrial Drive.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 900 block of Locust.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Robbery â€” 100 block of SW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Raymond Doak, 52 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Male Juvenile, 14 â€”Assault.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white female labrador mix puppy. Another of the adoptable pets is a brown male terrier mix (shown). Another of the adoptable pets is a brown male chihuahua.
According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days. "I like to give these animals a chance and would rather have someone adopt them than to have to put them down."
Many families attended the Fall Festival held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Shown (right) is church member Judy Clayton helping a little princess retrieve a prize from the fishing booth.
Over the past two decades childhood and adolescent obesity has risen at an alarming rate.
Here are just some of the statistics: