Archive - Jul 31, 2012
Several local Girl Scouts met at Camp Boothe Oaks this past weekend to have a camping experience and make crafts for a Girl Scout cause. The Girl Scouts spent the weekend at the camp, staying in tent units and building units.
They also cooked hot dogs in Pringles cans in the sun, made recyclable bags out of shirts and made God's Eyes out of yarn to sell at the Sweet H2O music festival on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The group raised $75 and will put the money towards a new fund being set up to restore the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.
Two men pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Jeff Leon Sifford, along with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.
He was originally indicted for aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony and indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony for offenses occurring on or around Aug. 26, 2010. Both counts were enhanced with one prior conviction. He was convicted June 19, 1998 of delivery of marijuana.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School Library located at 1205 Ragland.
Sweetwater ISD has 380 employees, with Terry Pittman as the Superintendent and Stacy Jones as the Principal of Sweetwater High School.
The SHS Library has been remodeled and its technology updated. The entire exterior of the high school facility has gotten a "facelift" with new lighting and fresh paint, which gives it much greater "curb appeal."
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that 229 Texas counties, including Nolan County, are eligible for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency haying and grazing because of the new provisions announced by Secretary Vilsack on July 23, 2012.
"Previously, only lands classified as 'D2 - under severe drought' according to the U.S. Drought Monitor were eligible for CRP emergency haying and grazing," said Cumbie. "Now lands classified as 'D0 - abnormally dry' will be eligible for CRP emergency haying and grazing," he said.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 98 calls for service, issued eight citations and made six arrests from July 27-29, 2012.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€” 1400 block of James.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Aaron Wehnes, 17 â€” Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Gloria Dye, 44 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Patricia Pedregon, 45 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Shamar Williams, 23 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Kassie Lopez, 28 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Rosita PeĂ±a, 36 â€” Warrants.