October 27th, 2012
The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition took place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. This yearâ€™s theme was Outer Space, which sparked tons of creative robots. A record 13 area schools participated in the Big Country BEST Competition hosted by Texas State Technical College West Texas this year. Winners of the Oct. 20, competition will move on to regionals.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Oct. 25, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ I-20 MM 245.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Indecency with a child â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Marcos Rodriguez, 17 â€” Disruption of classroom.
â€˘ Hubert Hubbard, 47 â€” Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ John Watkins, 43 â€” Failure to ID fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 25, 2012.
How about a plane ride in a World War II bi-plane or a cruise to a destination of your choice? Those are just two of the items up for bid at the REHAB Shrimp Peel and Auction Tuesday night, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club. The dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m. and is the first of two Round-Up for Rehab events this week to benefit the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The second event is at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and is the regular Round-Up for Rehab at Sweetwater Cattle Auction. A free chuck wagon lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.
On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. a chase ensued when the Sweetwater Police Department attempted to stop a truck after the driver failed to yield at a yield sign, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. The driver began to travel west on an Interstate 20 access road and got onto the Interstate. The driver then attempted to exit on Blackland Road at a high rate of speed and went airborne through the median, rolling and flipping the vehicle several times before it came to a rest on the west bound access road.
Many students at Sweetwater Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week at school with different themes for each day. Shown are students who chose to "scare away drugs" on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Pictured are Blake Dean, Jordan Dunlap, Jasmine Foster, Anastasia White, Charity Thompson, Lauren Young, Mrs. Danette Price and Lilly Rosales.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female terrier mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
ARLINGTON â€” Neva Madglene Frasier, 88, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Neva was preceded in death by two husbands, Marvin L. Thompson and Richard H. Frasier.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Avondale Baptist Family will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall celebration for all children. It will be held on our church parking lot at 1405 Hoyt Street. We will have trunks with treats for the kids, cotton candy, pop corn and games. We are looking forward to this great time of fun with the children of our community.
A memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meek Blood Center will have bloodmobiles at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Sweetwater Spine Clinic from noon until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 1413 Hailey.
According to information provided by Joeâ€™s mother, Lee Cantu, Joe passed away on Nov. 26, 2007 after a 4 1/2 year battle with Ewingâ€™s sarcoma. Joe received many blood transfusions during his treatment, and was grateful for each pint of blood he received.