May 18th, 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.
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings,Â from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
Next Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day.Â We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school that day.Â That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church.Â Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.
Raspberry Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
By Frankie Francollo
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Serving size: 1 cupcake with frosting
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
3/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 packages of cream cheese (8 ounces) at room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350Â°F. Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners.
Summer's on the horizon, and the City of Sweetwater will be opening the Municipal Pool for a preview before the swimsuit season begins.
From Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28, the pool will be open for Memorial Day weekend. Larry Hopple will return as the pool's manager this year.
The first official day of operation will be on Friday, June 1 and will have regular hours throughout the summer. The final business day for the city pool will be on Friday, August 24.