Archive - Jul 12, 2012

Woman’s Forum making SNAP clients more comfortable

July 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Woman's Forum, with monies they raised from the "$500 Shopping Spree" held in December, were happy to be able to buy five "glider" chairs for Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP).
Pictured above are (back row) Margie Wilks, Kay Hallman, Janet Patty, Lita McEachern (co-chairperson of the Shopping Spree) and (front row) Alvin Chastain, Evelyn Barnes, Wilma Critz, Bobbie Bowen and Inez Walker. Not pictured are Gayle Greer, Lana McCain, Nancy Clark (co-chairperson for the Shopping Spree) and Shirley Moore (president).

West Texas Rehab Sale tomorrow

July 12, 2012

The West Texas Rehab Center will be having their annual show lamb and meat goat sale on July 17, 2012 at the Wylie FFA Show Barn. The lamb sale will be at 7 p.m. and the goat sale will follow immediately after the lamb sale.
The Rehab Center has lambs and goats that have been donated by some of the top show lamb and show goat breeders in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The animals will be at the Wylie FFA Show Barn on Monday, July 16, for the public's viewing.

Verdict given for Staton

July 12, 2012

After almost four hours of deliberation, Larry Staton was found not guilty by a six-man, six-woman jury on two charges of indecency with a child — one by contact, a second degree felony and the other by exposure, a third-degree felony — on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
Staton was on trial following his indictment of the two charges that stated the offenses occurred on or around Sept. 1, 2010, to a child younger than 17 years of age.

Manager named at SRFCU

July 12, 2012

Gail Rose has recently been promoted to become the new manager of the Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road.
Ms. Rose has been with the establishment for the past two-and-a-half years. Prior to her promotion, she served as a bookkeeper as well as an operations manager. Her training in accounting has led to the acquisition of 20 years of accounting experience under her belt.

Center for Economic Opportunity awarded $400,000

July 12, 2012

The West Central Texas Center for Economic Opportunity has been awarded $400,000 to help individuals take steps toward self-sufficiency as part of their Individual Development Account program. Grant monies of $200,000 were received from the Office of Community Services (Assets for Independence Project) and matched by the Dodge Jones Foundation, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, and the Shelton Family Foundation.

Blotters for July 10, 2012

July 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 26 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on July 10, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of W. Arizona.
• 500 block of E. First.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of Lemon.
• Information— Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Nash, 23 — Aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on July 10, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:

Thomas “Tom” Walton Leonard

July 12, 2012

Thomas “Tom” Walton Leonard, age 68, passed away Monday, July 9, after struggling for several years with Alzheimer’s Disease.

SW team starts 3rd straight sectional

July 12, 2012

A talented group of Sweetwater 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars will be taking on Burkburnett in a Texas West Section 2 tournament at Carrollton starting at 7:30 p.m. today.
This is the third straight year for most of the team’s players to be in a sectional tournament after winning the District 5 tournament in Abilene. It began in 2010 when the vast majority of them traveled to Fort Worth to play on a 9-10 year-old team and continued in 2011 when they went to Waco as 10-11 year-olds.

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