Archive - Apr 11, 2011

No injuries reported in wreck

April 11, 2011

A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.

Annual book sale this weekend

April 11, 2011

The annual County-City Library book sale will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.
Friday they will be selling hard back books for one dollar, and paperbacks for fifty cents. Friday only, they will have collectible and coffee table style books, ranging from five dollars a book to twenty-five dollars a book.
On Saturday they will be selling books by the bag. Three dollars will buy a bag of hard back or paperback books, and one dollar will buy a bag of magazines.

Local leadership program featured at seminar

April 11, 2011

Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently held a seminar for TMCN member cities. The seminar “How to Create a Local Leadership Program” was attended by representatives from 12 communities throughout the region.
Leadership Sweetwater and Leadership Hamilton were selected as examples to emulate. Instruction and information shared at the seminar was provided by Jacque McCoy of Sweetwater and Jane Crouch of Hamilton.

Weekly Sports Calendar

April 11, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 11
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys host final leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Blackwell varsity teams play at district tournament at Baird’s Shady Oaks Golf Course.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls play final leg of district tournament at Snyder (Western Texas course).
Track
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams compete at district meet, Snyder.
Highland and Blackwell qualifiers compete at area meet, Trent.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Track
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams compete at district meet, Snyder.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14

Blotters for April 7, 2011

April 11, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on April 7, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Missing person — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 12 — Terroristic threat.
• Jeremiah Heuton, 25 — Driving while intoxicated.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on April 7, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

Vera Aucutt

April 11, 2011

Vera Aucutt, age 84, of  Roscoe, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater, Texas with Rev. David Weyant officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, April 11, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. 

Only frame damaged at Taco Bell

April 11, 2011

No injuries were reported in a Taco Bell drive in accident that occurred on Friday morning. According to Barbara Utley, her mother-in-law, Fannie Utley told her that she had blacked out when she drove her Buick Park Avenue into the side of Taco Bell. There was only a bit of frame damage done to the east side of an outer wall at Taco Bell in Sweetwater.

Ribbon cutting held for FFB ATM

April 11, 2011

Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank. First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM. The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts. While customers can make deposits and receive cash withdrawals, another new and great perk comes along with the new ATM.

Nolan County Farm Bureau donates to local food pantry

April 11, 2011

Concern about the cost of a healthy diet being out of reach are on the minds of many Americans as the nation continues to work through serious economic woes. However, according to an Agriculture Department study, the cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. Eating healthy food while on a budget does require strategic shopping.

Lady Mustangs lose to Wylie

April 11, 2011

The Lady Mustangs entered Friday's game in a three-way tie, for second place in district, with Big Spring and Snyder. Sweetwater went in 2-3 and Wylie was 1-3. Sweetwater went in tied for second in district with Snyder and Big Spring and beat Wylie 7-6 the first time they played. Snyder beat Big Spring 3-0 on Friday.
Friday's match up started as a hitter's dream when both teams opened up with two run homers.
Cassie Cummings staked Wylie (9-14 overall, 2-3 district) to a two-run lead in the first with her two-run shot that hit a truck just beyond the fence in left.

 

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