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November 3rd, 2011

Early voting ends Friday

November 3, 2011

The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is approaching. There are several amendments scheduled for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
• Proposition 1 “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.”

RPMH Diabetic Outreach Program to offer free blood sugar checks

November 3, 2011

November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.

HOBY award winner announced

November 3, 2011

Shown are the winner of the HOBY award, Destiny Hopkins and runner up Teresa Perez. This award is a leadership award given each year to an outstanding sophomore who scores high in a written essay on leadership and who shows a positive attitude, leadership among his or her peers, is dependable, cooperates with others, has a high work ethic and has respect and courtesy for authority, classmates and themselves.

Blotters for November 1, 2011

November 3, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 1, 2011.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1700 block of Harvey.

Arrested by SPD:
• Delores Hollon, 49 — Family violence assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 17 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 1, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jorge Alfredo Zamora, 32, of Houston — Warrants/bond forfeiture x2.

Arrested by DPS:

November 2nd

Round-Up for Rehab events raise over $33K

November 2, 2011

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Round-Up for Rehab events in Sweetwater were again a big success. The Shrimp Peel/Auction and the sale at Sweetwater Cattle Auction this year raised over $33,000 according to Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at the West Texas Rehab Center. Huggins said “We truly appreciate the support of the Sweetwater community. Once again, everyone, including many businesses and individuals, came through in a special way for our patients and our organization, we cannot do what we do without you.”

Ready for the big chill?

November 2, 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.

FSA offers assistance to producers affected by wildfires

November 2, 2011

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.

Blotters for October 31, 2011

November 2, 2011

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:
• Information only — 1000 block of W. Third.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Orange Street.

Arrested by SPD:
• Kori Southern, 33 — 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:

Glenn W. McDowell

November 2, 2011

A private service for Glenn W. McDowell, 70, of Pittsburg will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Calvary Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will follow at Nevills Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.
McDowell died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Longview.
He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Mulberry. He was a metal trades teacher. He had received his Bachelor's of Education degree and had also been a machinist at Campbell's Soup in Paris, Texas and a truck driver.

Local Sports Calendar

November 2, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Football
Sweetwater JV White and Red have open dates (seasons completed).
Roscoe junior high hosts Rotan 8th grade, 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV hosts Rotan JV, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high at Hermleigh, 6 p.m.
Highland JV has an open date.
Blackwell junior high at Panther Creek, 6 p.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity hosts Big Spring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4
Football
Sweetwater varsity has open date (season is completed).
Roscoe varsity at Rotan, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity hosts Hermleigh, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Panther Creek, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Basketball

A pair of Sweetwater High School football players are on the All-Big Country preseason Super Team...
Sweetwater High School’s varsity volleyball team won three of its six matches over the weekend at...
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard rushed four times for 15 yards to help the...

 

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