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May 15th, 2012

RPMH raises bone health awareness with lunch and learn seminar

May 15, 2012

One in two women and one in eight men over the age of 50 will have complications as a result of osteoporosis. During the month of May, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is participating in Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month by hosting a Lunch and Learn seminar on May 21, that will discuss bone disease.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 10 million American women and men suffer from the effects of osteoporosis. In addition, 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, leading to increased risk of the disease.

Martha Ruth Nazworth

May 15, 2012

Austin, TX - Martha was born July 10, 1951 to W.D. and Marjorie May of Sweetwater, TX. She went home to Jesus May 10, 2012.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Nazworth; father, W.D. May; sister, Janet Maxwell; grandmother, Ruth Locke.

Blotters for May 11-13, 2012

May 15, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 118 calls for service, issued nine citations and made five arrests from May 11-13, 2012.

The SPD received 56, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1100 block of Ash Street.
• Theft — 1400 block of Grand.
• Theft — 1400 block of E. 12th.
• Information only — 1800 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Isaiah Garcia, 27 — Assault.
• Cresencia Garcia, 33 — Assault.
• Johnny Gonzales, 29 — Warrants.
• Erika Gonzales, 30 — Warrants.
• Nicholas Austermann, 25 — Criminal mischief.

Basketball camps set

May 15, 2012

Sweetwater will host a pair of basketball camps in early June.
A Lady Mustang Basketball Camp will be held June 4-7 at the middle school gym on 305 Lamar Street for students completing grades 2-8. Camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A concession stand will be available. The camp’s goal is to improve players’ skills through instruction in individual skills and fun team competitions.

May 14th

Man jumps from bridge

May 14, 2012

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at approximately 10:28 p.m. officers of the Sweetwater Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of Lamar Street in Sweetwater in reference to a male subject who appeared to have jumped off of the bridge that serves as an overpass to Interstate 20 crossing Lamar Street. The top of the bridge is approximately 20 feet above the ground.
The male was identified as a hispanic resident of Sweetwater and it appeared that he suffered a broken left arm. Sweetwater EMS arrived on the scene and the patient was flown to an area hospital via helicopter.

Dowdy named East Ridge Teacher of the Year

May 14, 2012

LeAnn Dowdy was recently announced as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year at East Ridge Elementary for Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District).
She is a second grade teacher at the school and has been with the district for two years. Dowdy has been teaching for a total of fifteen years; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree through Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Nolan and Scurry Counties celebrate 10th anniversary of overnight Relay event

May 14, 2012

Teams of Nolan and Scurry County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High Track and Field on May 18, at 7 p.m. for an overnight Relay against cancer. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the Relay in Sweetwater. Both Nolan and Scurry County survivors, caregivers and all who wants to fight back against cancer are invited to join the Sweetwater event this year.

Mustang Band named Grand Champion of Dallas competition

May 14, 2012

The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Director’s Choice Music Festival in Dallas. They played their three competition pieces from the recent UIL contest in Abilene. The Mustangs earned a superior rating from all three judges, along with a “Best in Class” trophy and a “Best High School Band of the Contest” trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.

May 12th

Leadership Sweetwater Class of 2012 graduates

May 12, 2012

The 2011-2012 Leadership Sweetwater class graduated and participated in a ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Texas State Technical College.

Blackwell FCCLA competes at State

May 12, 2012

Shown are this year's Blackwell FCCLA State Competitors including Summer Mull, Adriana Rodriguez, Hailey Bennett, Krista Clower, BreAnne Richardson, Jaina Robison, Hannah Coffman and Brian Mink.

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