Archive - Sep 27, 2011
In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit were held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction started at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance followed. Jimmy and Elaine Curtis donated the DJ service.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Monday morning, September 26, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing took place regarding the District Clerk's record management archives plan. Patti Neill, who serves in the respective role, briefed the commissioners on the continued collection of a $5 fee which is used to digitize records.
No input was offered; thus the public hearing was closed. Approval was then given for the records management archives plan.
SWEETWATER, Texas â One in six men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to make sure men in Nolan County over the age of 50 talk with their physician about annual prostate screening.
âAlmost all men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive if the disease is caught at an early stage. That is why screenings are so important,â said Dr. Larry McEachern at RPMH. âMany men are unaware that a simple blood test is a common method of screening.â
Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, September 29 from noon until 6:00 p.m. One bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked in front of the Lions Club Building. A total of ninety eight donors participated in the blood drives on August 4. Those who donated blood then will be eligible to donate again on September 29.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 126 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made 11 arrests from Sept. 23-25, 2011.
The SPD received 54, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Assault FV âÂ 800 block of E 14th.
â¢ Criminal mischief âÂ 700 block of NW Georgia.
â¢ Burglary of habitation âÂ 300 block of E Ninth.
Arrested by SPD
â¢ Jonathan McDonald, 22 âÂ Warrant.
â¢ Male juvenile, 12 âÂ DOC.
â¢ Female juvenile x2, 16 âÂ DOC/fighting.
â¢ Claude Speed, 20 âÂ FV Assault.
â¢ Gerald McDonald, 64 âÂ Warrant.
â¢ Juan Acosta, 25 âÂ PI.
â¢ Jason Mosher, 17 âÂ DWL.
A Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ronald Frank Acosta, 53, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary was recited Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories by Connie Palacios and Alice Velez.
Acosta died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at his home in Sweetwater.