Archive - Jul 2011

July 29th

FSA county committee nomination deadline is Aug. 1

July 29, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds farmers, ranchers and landowners to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

Blotters for July 27, 2011

July 29, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on July 27, 2011.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
• 400 block of E. 12th.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 600 block of Lamar.
• Information only — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Neff.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on July 27, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Vehicle accident — Highway 70 North.
• Suspicious vehicle — CR 105.

July 28th

SISD announces time changes

July 28, 2011

Sweetwater Independent School District has made changes to campus starting and ending times for the coming school year.
• J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
• Southeast Elementary School, grades Kindergarten and first grade, will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.
• East Ridge Elementary School for second and third grade begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
• Sweetwater Intermediate School, for fourth and fifth grade, begins at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m.

Blood donors eligible for Rangers prize package

July 28, 2011

Meek Blood Center hopes that the chance to win a Texas Rangers prize package will increase donor turnout at the blood drives on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Sweetwater. One bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street from noon until 6 p.m. Historically, blood collections are lowest in August though blood usage remains steady.

Armstrong named SMS Teacher of the Year

July 28, 2011

Irene Armstrong was named 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at Sweetwater Middle School where she is a seventh grade Texas History and SEEK (gifted and talented) teacher. She has taught at Sweetwater ISD for the past 13 years, teaching for a total of 16 years.
Armstrong attended Amarillo Junior College and West Texas A&M University, earning a Bachelor's degree.

Purchases discussed by RPMH board

July 28, 2011

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
With the new fiscal year approaching, the board reviewed the 2012 Capital Budget, being presented a handout which is broken down by department, in which the purchases are broken down by need as well as price.

Blotters for July 26, 2011

July 28, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued seven citations and made no arrests on July 26, 2011.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on July 26, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Loraine Danielle Brown, 19, of Sweetwater — Indictment/prohibited substance in a correctional facility-alcohol/drug/phone/tobacco.
• Mark Anthony Zavala, 27, of Wilson — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Arrested by DPS:

July 27th

City tackles redistricting

July 27, 2011

The Sweetwater City Commission met for its second regular meeting of the month on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011 at the City Hall. The two main topics of the brief meeting were on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the continued process of redistricting.
Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown presented the review of the proposed budget for 2011-2012. Brown highlighted several facets of the budget, including the recommended 3.3% cost of living raise for city employees.

Lions Club donates to fire departments

July 27, 2011

Shown are all of the are fire departments that received $500 checks from the Lions Club of Sweetwater on Tuesday July 26, 2011. Those fire departments included Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department.

SNCHD urges parents to get children vaccinated before the first day of school

July 27, 2011

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will giveaway a MarioKart Wii. Everyone who receives immunizations during immunization clinics the month of August, will have their name put in the drawing to win the MarioKart Wii. The drawing will be Aug. 31.

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