Archive - May 18, 2012
Nominations for members to serve on the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are now being accepted through May 29. Nominations should be in writing and should include the name of the nominee, a brief justification of why the nominee should be approved and the name and contact information for the person submitting the nomination.
A worker with GE Wind Services was involved in an industrial accident on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Trent-Mesa Wind Farm, located east of Sweetwater and off of Adrian Road at County Road 131.
The incident took place as the employee was working on a transformer. An electrical discharge occurred, letting off a bright flash at the scene. The worker was wearing a protective suit at the time, and the machine was still in tact after the accident.
The Nolan County Cruisers hosted their second car show benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Nolan County Courthouse. A total of 48 vehicles were entered into the show, raising $1,000 for WTCAC. A check was presented to WTCAC on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Shown above are Madison Black with WTCAC, members of the Nolan County Cruisers, Devyn Davis, Daniel Davis, Anelda Bradshaw, Howard Bradshaw, Amy Pritchard, Betty Davis, Truman Davis and Randy Wilks and WTCAC Executive Director Teresa Zarate.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued 22 citations and made one arrest on May 16, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1900 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 1500 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Troy Daniels, 46 â€” Criminal trespassing.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 16, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Crystal Leann Hogan, 31, of Nolan â€” Aggravated assault date/family/house with weapon.
Funeral services for Lela Pearl Ohlhausen, 95, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Ohlhausen died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Gilmer.
Memorial services for Bonnie Fay Crain, 63, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ followed by a 2 p.m. graveside service at Nolan Cemetery with Duane McCoy officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Crain died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1948, in Sweetwater. She was a long time member of Normandy Avenue Church of Christ. She had worked at Ludlum Measurements as a repair tech.
Ralph E. (Gene) Stith, age 87, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Keith Clower officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.