Archive - 2012

April 3rd

Blotters for March 30-April 1, 2012

April 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued seven citations and made seven arrests from March 30 - April 1, 2012.

The SPD received 67, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2000 block of Hailey.
• 1900 block of Lamar.
• 1600 block of Bell.
• 100 block of W. Avenue B.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a residence — 400 block of Canfil.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 2000 block of Hailey.
• Theft of vehicle — 1300 block of Pease.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Indecency with a child — Sweetwater.

Jack G. Guelker

April 3, 2012

Jack G. Guelker, age 85 of Kingsbury, passed away on March 24, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Darlene Boaz and Rev. Tom Jones officiating and Masonic rites under the auspices of Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A. F. & A. M.
A reception followed at the Kingsbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Jack was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Walter C. and Daphene Hukele Guelker.

Area JH boys track results

April 3, 2012

Here are recent results from the Highland and Sweetwater middle school boys at their track meets in Roby and Colorado City, respectively. Highland won its meet with 163 points and Blackwell scored 48 to fin-ish in sixth place. However, individual results for Black-well were not available at press time today.
HIGHLAND
JR HIGH BOYS
163 points (1st place)
2400 — Jeremy Hall 3rd (10:21.51); Emerick Wilson 5th (10:52.13); Clyde Dent 11:23.44
Shot put — Seth Wood 3rd (37-0 1/2)
Discus — Seth Wood 3rd (95-6); Matt Taylor 4th (87-6)
Pole vault — Jeremey Hall 1st (7-0); Eli Shelton 3rd (6-0)

Roscoe to host RQ meet

April 3, 2012

Roscoe High School will serve as the host for its annual Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Track Meet on Friday, April 20. The entry fee will be $7 per athlete per event with a $70 maximum per team.
The deadline for entries will be Wednesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jonathan Haseloff at 766-3844 or at jhaseloff@roscoe.esc14.net.

April 2nd

Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for April 4 in Snyder

April 2, 2012

SNYDER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county “Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. 
“The conference will cover all the important topics facing our area’s agricultural producers in the season ahead,” said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. 
“The topics will range all the way from cotton economics to dealing with feral hogs and everything in between,” he said.

Girl Scouts contribute to the community

April 2, 2012

A group of local Girl Scouts recently helped to beautify their community by painting the First Financial Bank Research Center, as it will be called. The Center is located on the corner of Locust and East Third Streets in Downtown Sweetwater, on the First Financial Bank property. The Girl Scouts included girls from Troop 7051 Nikki Gutierrez and Victoria Gutierrez, from Troop 7050 Faith Boyd, from Troop 7051 Shania Boyd, Emma Foust, Gabriella Olguin and De Ann Frazier and from Troop 7000 Taylor Shamblin and Christa Arnold and Sweetwater's service unit manager Judy Leighow and Liz Sands.

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 2, 2012

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

Texas FSA reminds producers of approaching deadline for CRP general sign-up

April 2, 2012

Farm Service Agency Texas Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass today reminded landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6. Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up may enroll at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office where their farm records are maintained.

Paramedic Program first in area to earn national accreditation

April 2, 2012

The Texas State Technical College West Texas Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is the first college in the area to earn national accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Jeremy Dan Jacques

April 2, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jeremy Dan Jacques, 40, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be said by Deacon Bill Butler on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Jacques died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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