Archive - May 3, 2011
Casey Campbell, 34, was arrested on Sunday, May 1, 2011, for online solicitation of a minor/sexual contact, a second degree felony.
"We received a tip back in November from a concerned citizen that Campbell was prowling on Facebook, trying to become friendly with teenage girls," said Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. "So we created a Facebook page for a 15-year-old girl," Kelley added.
Kelley stated that last Thursday and Friday, Campbell was "very explicit in what he wanted to do to this underage girl."
In honor of the National Day of Prayer, the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a 12 hour prayer vigil at the Sweetwater Prayer Center at 1418 Hailey Street.Â The community is invited to join in the prayer vigil any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, as many unite in prayer for the nation and the community.Â Prayer stations will be set up following the 7X7 prayer model providing opportunities to pray for government, education, church, family, media, business, and military.Â
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold a special volunteer coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Pioneer Museum. Those that have volunteered for anything involving the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce in the past year are invited to enjoy the event. The Pioneer Museum will be the host for the special coffee, but this coffee is not only for chamber members, but for chamber volunteers. The Chamber will furnish the food for the event and Terry Locklar will be preparing homemade burritos cooked on the spot outside of the Pioneer Museum. The Pioneer Museum is located at 610 E.
The Aim for Success Abstinence Education Program will be presented to all 6th-12th graders due to generous contributions from the community.Â All parents and community members are welcome to attend the parent meeting Wednesday night, May 11, but the parents of 6th-12th graders are strongly encouraged to attend.Â The parent meeting Wednesday night is prior to the student programs on Thursday, May 12. Note that the parent meeting will be held at the middle school but all the student programs will be at high school.Â
Bee's DĂŠcor in Sweetwater held an appreciation dinner for the Rotan Volunteer Fire Department last week. Shown are Sue Barerra, Janice Boil and Gloria Self.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 170 calls for service, issued one citation and made 16 arrests from April 29 through May 1, 2011.
The SPD received 103, 911 calls.
â˘ 600 block of Silas.
â˘ 1500 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â˘Â Criminal mischief âÂ 600 block of Bowie.
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 100 block of Oak.
â˘ Family violence assault with previous conviction âÂ 800 block of Neff.
â˘Â Criminal mischief âÂ 900 block of E. 15th.
â˘Â Burglary âÂ 400 block of Walnut.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Jessie Deboard, 25 âÂ Warrant.
A graveside service for Kenneth Crow, 77, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Jason Olton and Ted Posey officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Crow died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Midland.
ROTAN- Janice âJanâ Earle Thornton, passed away Monday May 2, 2011 at Hendrick Hospital.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday May 4, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of Rotan with Bro. Ward Hayes officiating.Â Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
ABILENE â Roscoeâs Caden Smith will be going to the Class 1A state track and field meet in Austin in the discus and shot put for the third consecutive year after winning both events in Region II-A competition Monday.