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December 11th

You’ve been Caned!

December 11, 2012

Students from Emmanuel Fellowship Youth Ministry are going out every night to “cane” houses.
The holiday equivalent to “Flamingo Flocking”, the Youth Ministry is fundraising the entire school year to raise money to send a group of 24 students and four adults to Rockaway, New York - a rural community hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.
The group will be in Rockaway from June 7-17, 2013 working with Next Step Ministries to help people clean out and rebuild their homes, as well as share the gospel.

County appoints two to library board

December 11, 2012

The county commissioners approved two appointments to the County-City Library Board during their meeting held on Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Cherry Green of Blackwell and Brenda Stirl of Roscoe will be replacing Ame Monroe and the late Charles Roberson, respectively, on the board.
In addition, several bonds were approved during the meeting for county personnel.

Blotters for December 7-9, 2012

December 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 17 arrests from Dec. 7-9, 2012.

The SPD received 97, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of E Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Theft class x2 — 900 block of W Arizona/200 block of SE Georgia.
• Aggravated sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater.
• Disorderly conduct fighting — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Fraud — Sweetwater.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1200 block of Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a building — 1300 block of Burch.
• Burglary of a residence — 500 block of Ave B.

Tuesday's local weather

December 11, 2012

The colder weather is still with us today, with sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds from the south at 5 mph will become north-northeast in the morning hours.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 26 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the south.
Remember: keep those pipes, plants and pets protected during a hard freeze! Keep an eye on your local skies by visiting weather.gov now.

December 10th

Seminar to help diabetics enjoy holiday foods

December 10, 2012

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with diabetes as many popular seasonal treats are rich in sugar and other ingredients harmful to diabetics. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hopes to equip the community with the knowledge to make better food choices with a free Munch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Honoring military heroes

December 10, 2012

All of Ms. Irene Armstrong's seventh grade Texas History class (112 students) made Veterans Day Posters to send to military heroes over the holidays.
Some examples are shown, with students Alondra Ruiz, Colt Bewley, Katy Nixon, Alicia Hernandez, Bella Peña, Esmeralda Mendez, Eva Ornelas, Bridgette Lanier and Jaelyn Page.
Also, 26 National Junior Honor Society members made holiday cards for military heroes.

Take preventive action to avoid the flu

December 10, 2012

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond. NIVW was the week of Dec. 2-8.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Love’s construction continues

December 10, 2012

Construction began on Monday, Sept. 10, for the new Love's Truck Stop in Sweetwater and has been continuing at a fast pace.
Expected completion is around the end of February 2013. The truck stop will also house an Arby's restaurant.
The land is 53.14 acres and is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20.

Monday's local weather

December 10, 2012

It's going to be a cold one out there this Monday! The high will be near 43 with sunny skies, with northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. They will become eastern winds in the afternoon.
Tonight, we'll see a hard freeze with a low around 25. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Make sure you're ready for tonight's freeze by protecting plants, pipes, and pets from the cold! Get all the weather details at weather.gov.

December 8th

Blotters for Dec. 6, 2012

December 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Dec. 6, 2012.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Information only — 1400 block of Lubbock.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 6, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Matthew Lee McQueen II, 21, of Sweetwater — Warrant/bond forfeiture.
• Juan Christian Gomez, 30, of El Paso — Warrant/surety withdrawal.

Calls for service:

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