Archive - Oct 3, 2012
The Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Gang has been around for quite some time and has served many Nolan County crowds, as well as other crowds when the Gang used to travel. The Gang specializes in cooking brisket, steak, potato salad, ranch style beans and other items. "We specialize in chuck wagon-style cooking," said member Tom Henderson. "We also pride ourselves in feeding many in a short period of time."
Sweetwater Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt announced earlier that the first early release day for students will be coming up on Monday, Oct. 8.Â
Campus dismissal times are as follows:
â˘ J.P. Cowen and Southeast Elementary â 12:15 p.m.
â˘ East Ridge Elementary â 12:20 p.m.
â˘ Sweetwater High School â 12:50 p.m.
â˘ Sweetwater Intermediate â 12:55 p.m.
â˘ Sweetwater Middle School â 1 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will be having a "Sundae Fun!" event on Sunday, October 7th at Camp Boothe Oaks.
"Join us as we make sundaes and discuss the Girl Scout program in Nolan County," said event organizers. "We are looking for K-12 girls to join the troops, as well as any adults who may want to become more involved."
In the program, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership and strong values. Annual membership dues are $12.
The Region 14 Education Service Center (who gets the grant for Headstart) recently bought four iPads per Headstart classroom at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.Â
Lenior Peterson was the Region 14 representative who made this happen for Sweetwater. There are six Headstart classrooms in all in Sweetwater so there are 24 new iPads for Headstart students to learn on at the school.
Shown are students in Mrs. Susie Kamer's Headstart class in centers using the iPads.
Linda Linn will be at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Oct. 9, 16, and 23 to teach a Telling Our Stories workshop. The previousÂ class, held in February, had their stories made into a book.Â "We hope toÂ add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to any class on either Oct. 9, 16, or 23. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."
Sharron Davis,Â WASP Museum Director, recentlyÂ presented a replica Silver Wings pinÂ to C.S. Wilkins, a founding board member of the National WASP WWII Museum at the Colorado City ISD Wall of Honor Ceremony.
Mr. Wilkins, a graduate of Colorado City High School was honored for his meritoriousÂ military service andÂ other outstanding achievements.Â As a young high school student, C.S. would hitch-hike from Colorado City to Avenger Field to watch the WASP in training there and was inspired by them to become a pilot himself.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citations and made three arrests on Oct. 1, 2012.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â˘ 1000 block of Silas.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 900 block of W. Texas
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Rocky Flores, 30 âÂ Criminal trespass/warrants.
â˘Â Pedro Monroy, 30 âÂ Driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
â˘Â Robert Ramsey, 19 âÂ Burglary of a habitation/possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
Funeral services for Michael Lynn Walker, 49, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. A 3:30 p.m. graveside service will be held at McKenzieville Cemetery near Silver, Texas. Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Sweetwater runners are at Jim Ned meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams are idle.
Sweetwater freshman team is idle.
Sweetwater JV is idle.
Roscoe junior high at Cross Plains (one team), 5 p.m.
Roscoe JV vs. Brady freshmen at Cross Plains, 6:30 p.m.
Blackwell junior high at Moran, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater varsity idle.
Roscoe varsity will host Cross Plains (Mum Night), 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Andrews team tournament starting at 8 a.m.
Kaleb Hoover is the Football Player of the Week for Sweetwater.
Hoover had four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown last week against Brownwood, and also had two solo tackles on defense.