May 3rd, 2012
Roscoe will host two Cinco de Mayo events this weekend.
Roscoe Collegiate High School will be hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and scholarship dinner on Friday, May 4, at the high school. There will be a bounce house, face painting, mini Mercado, paletas, music, loterĂa (Spanish bingo), cakewalk and other games for all ages. Students will be presenting throughout the dinner as well.
On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Highland One-Act Play will present sf âThe Crucibleâ by Arthur Miller, published by the Dramatists Play Service, to the public. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Highland Activity Center. Admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for students.
There will also be a drawing for a ladies Brighton watch that was graciously donated by Vickieâs Gifts in Roscoe.Â Chances are $2 each.Â
Calling all cancer survivors and caregivers! The Relay For Life of Nolan/Scurry Counties will host the annual Survivor and Caregiver Dinner at 6 p.m. this Friday, May 4, at the First United Methodist Church.
The dinner is free to all cancer survivors and their caregivers. For more information or to RSVP, call Linda Everhart at 236-6847.
The Relay For Life will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on May 19, at the Sweetwater High Track and Field. If you are interested in forming a team or donating, call 325-672-0994 or visit www.relayforlife.org/sweetwatertx.
Sweetwaterâs new Chief of Police, Brian Frieda, was officially sworn in to office on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham. Many members of the community and the new chiefâs family were in attendance at the ceremony.
Chief Frieda will replace Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who retired on Monday, April 30, 2012, after 34 years of service to the Sweetwater Police Department and 28 years as the chief.
City Manager Eddie Brown said that the city is happy to have Chief Frieda on board.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on May 1, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Sexual assault â Sweetwater.
â˘ Theft â Vista Court.
â˘ Assault â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Assault â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â˘ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â 200 block of W. Avenue D.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Ronald Bell, 42 â Public intoxication.
â˘ Gabriel Villa, 38 â Unlawful restraint.
One person was killed in a one vehicle crash occurring in Callahan County on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:04 p.m., four and a half miles east of Putnam, Texas, on FM 2945. Mark Wade Bowles, 54, of Cisco, Texas, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup westbound on FM 2945 in Callahan County. The vehicle left the roadway to the right, the driver overcorrected to the left and the vehicle overturned several times, ejecting the driver. The seat belt was buckled.
As American troops remain in harmâs way, the economy continues to waiver, and upcoming elections quickly approach, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship, and pray. Millions will answer the call to prayer on Thursday, May 3, in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.
State Representative Susan L. King held a Public Town Hall Meeting on Monday morning, April 30, 2012 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
She represents Nolan and Taylor County residents in District 71 and is currently serving her third term in the Texas House of Representatives.
The meeting opened with a welcome from Rep. King on the past legislative session along with a forecast for the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session to begin on January 13.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female mixed breed, two male mixed pitbulls, one female Labrador mix, one male Labrador mix and one female golden retriever. According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
Jay W. Holland and Sue Ann Holland, both Audiologists at Holland Hearing Center of Abilene, visited the Hoyt House on Tuesday, May 1.
Jay and Sue Ann will be traveling to Sweetwater on the first Tuesday of every month for maintenance on existing hearing aids as well as evaluations of new patients, with fittings being done on-site. They will also be available to answer general questions on hearing and amplification.
Jay and Sue Ann decided to make the trip to Sweetwater once a month for those patients that have trouble getting to the Holland Hearing Center in Abilene.