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October 16th, 2012

Goodfellows to have sign-ups

October 16, 2012

The Goodfellows will have their sign-ups for Nolan County from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.

Lions Club sponsoring poster contest

October 16, 2012

The International Lions Club is sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for young people — ages 11, 12 and 13 years old. This is a competition with the winner chosen from anywhere around the world. More than 350,000 children participate annually. This year's theme is "Imagine Peace".

BACA teaches about stranger danger

October 16, 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 “Chewey” 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 “Squiggie” Huckabee, Amanda “Stitch” Sadler, Kris “Mijo” Warner and Robert “Curly” Sadler.

Gynecology Exams: More than cancer screening

October 16, 2012

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 couldn’t be further from the truth.

RSB awards $50 at pep rally

October 16, 2012

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.

Blotters for October 12-15, 2012

October 16, 2012

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.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Ragland.
• 600 block of Lamar.
• 1200 block of SE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 1600 block of Roberts.
• Theft — 1500 block of Mulberry.
• Theft — 700 block of Arizona.
• Public intoxication — 200 block of E. New Mexico.
• Public intoxication x3 — 500 block of E. Third.
• Failure to ID — 500 block of E. Fourth.

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

October 16, 2012

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.

October 15th

SNCHD stresses the importance of parental involvement

October 15, 2012

As your child becomes a teenager, you may feel you no longer have much influence on your teen’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.

Food Protection Management Training Course available to food service establishments

October 15, 2012

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.

November election: dates, races and polling places

October 15, 2012

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.

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