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May 8th, 2012

Annual WASP Homecoming slated for May 26

May 8, 2012

On Saturday, May 26 the annual WASP Homecoming 2012 will begin with an honor parade from Sweetwater Plaza at 9 a.m. to the museum. Other WASP will arrive in the WASP Fly-in at 10 a.m. Joining the Fly-in will be vintage planes from the CAF, Wisconsin and Louisiana, along with modern aircraft. One Stearman trainer is returning to Avenger Field for the first time since WWII.

Blood drives set for May 10

May 8, 2012

Meek Blood Center will have two blood drives in Sweetwater on Thursday, May 10, from noon until 6 p.m. A bloodmobile will be at Sweetwater Spine Clinic, located at 1413 Hailey Street. The second blood drive will take place inside the Lions Club building, located at 1501 Lamar.
Meek Blood Center recently revised their guidelines regarding many medications and medical conditions, which will qualify more people as blood donors. Those who have been deferred for medications and medical conditions in the past are asked to call 325-670-2798 to inquire about eligibility.

Blotters for May 4-6, 2012

May 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 115 calls for service, issued 23 citations and made three arrests from May 4-6, 2012.

The SPD received 93, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Burglary of a building — 1600 block of Elm.
• Aggravated assault — 300 block of Hailey.
• Burglary of a habitation — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Criminal mischief — 1900 block of Bristol.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Bluff.
• Theft — 1800 block of Hailey.
• Family violence assault — 600 block of Pecan.

Arrested by SPD:

Donald (Nendy) Lynn Wafer

May 8, 2012

Donald (Nendy) Lynn Wafer, 74, of Albany died May 1, 2012. A public memorial and celebration of the life of Don Wafer, 74, of Albany, will be held in the near future at the Wafer residence outside of Albany. Please see donlwafermemorial.weebly.com for information and to RSVP.
Don was born May 7, 1937 in Sweetwater, Texas to Odis and Inez Wafer. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1955 and attended Texas Tech University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering on Aug. 26, 1961.
He married Martha (Maw Maw) June Barton June 12, 1957.

Karen Lee Jones Thompson O'Briant

May 8, 2012

Karen Lee Jones Thompson O'Briant
May 17, 1952 - April 27, 2012

Karen O’Briant, beloved wife of Mickey O’Briant, passed away on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Richmond, VA after a long and arduous battle with breast cancer. Karen and her husband Mickey had been in Virginia Beach attending a class at Atlantic University when Karen became severely ill from sudden complications due to her cancer. Karen was 59 years old and she has been a long time resident of Sweetwater, TX.

May 7th

DPS announces new residency requirements for driver licenses, identification cards

May 7, 2012

AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the implementation of new proof of residency requirements to obtain Texas driver licenses or identification cards effective May 7, 2012. The requirements, which only apply to first-time driver license and identification card applicants, are the result of legislation approved by the Texas Legislature.

Congressman Neugebauer speaks at JavaJax

May 7, 2012

U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer made a stop in Sweetwater on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012 for a "Coffee with the Congressman" event at JavaJax in downtown Sweetwater.
Through recent redistricting, Congressman Neugebauer represents District 19 of Texas which now covers Nolan County and spans from Lubbock to Abilene.
While Congress is currently in recess, Congressman Neugebauer noted that many important issues are before them and changes have to be made within the country.

National Hospital and Nurses Week celebrated by RPMH

May 7, 2012

This next week, as the nation celebrates National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will particularly focus on the incredible work nurses and hospital team members provide each day for the community.

Martin chosen as Southeast Teacher of the Year

May 7, 2012

The idea that "every child can be successful" is just one of the reasons that Courtney Martin was selected as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Southeast Elementary within the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District).
Martin is a first grade teacher and has spent all five years of her teaching career with Sweetwater ISD. She attended Texas Tech University and Sul Ross University and has earned an Associate's degree in Science, a Bachelor of Human Science degree and a Master's in Education with Counseling.

John H.B. Roberts

May 7, 2012

John H.B. Roberts, 80, a long time resident of Dallas, died May 6, 2012 in Sweetwater Texas, his home since 1991.
A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held at the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas, on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating. There will be a visitation following the service at the funeral home.

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