SHS (Sweetwater High School) Culinary Arts students recently took the ServSafe exam, a nationally recognized certification test. ServSafe teaches students about the importance of food safety, how to safely handle food, informing others about food safety knowledge and the dangers of food-borne illnesses and its prevention.
Shown are the students who earned ServSafe certification (from left to right) Javier Solano, Raelina Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, Diana Montes and Aaron Harris. The students are taught by SHS Family and Consumer Science teacher Carissa Atkins.
The monthly meeting for the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was held on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The annual audit report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was presented by Cathy Wilks and approved by the board. A clean opinion was given as the year in review from a financial perspective was shared with the board, which noted the increase in sales tax numbers from the past year.
A new local organization is planning their program and preparing for their first big fundraiser.
In late 2011, the Auxiliary to the Sweetwater Fire Fighters Association (SFFA) was organized. The group is made up of the wives of firefighters who are currently members of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association, local 2943.
"Our purpose is to cooperate with and contribute to the accomplishments of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association," said program organizers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1800 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. 13th.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 500 block of W. 6th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Elizabeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.