September 14th, 2012
Whitney Ashford and Molly Thomas with the Hoyt House made a presentation at the local Kiwanis Club meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at Bee's Lunch Bucket in downtown Sweetwater.
Thomas is the new Wellness Director at the assisted independent living facility and noted that the Hoyt House is working on providing different activities for their residents. One of their upcoming projects is a Trunk or Treat to be held on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Thanks in part to a state grant, the sewer line of Neff Street in Sweetwater has been fixed and the project is completed.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 11, action was taken regarding the 2011 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Sewer Project. John Voller, with Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd, was at the meeting to present the resolution for the acceptance of the recently-completed project.
The resolution was read at the meeting, with city staff praising the work on the project. Plans are also in place for the city to seal coat the area sometime next summer.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 27 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Fraud â€”Â 900 block of Mulberry.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of E. Oklahoma.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Ricky Delapaz, 31 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Brian Keith Johnson, 28, of Sweetwater â€” Taylor County warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14
Sweetwater varsity at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Miles, 7:30 p.m.
Highland varsity plays at Loraine, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity plays at Brookesmith, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
Sweetwater runners at Hamlin meet.
Sweetwater varsity vs. Lubbock Monterey (2 p.m.) and Lubbock Cooper (3:30 p.m.) at Lubbock Cooper.
Sweetwater JV and freshman teams vs. Lubbock Monterey (1 p.m.) and Lubbock Cooper (2 p.m.) at Lubbock Cooper.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade â€˜Bâ€™ teams at Colorado City tournament.
Tonight begins the third weekend of the high school football season, and two of Nolan Countyâ€™s four teams â€” Roscoe and Highland â€” are still searching for their first victory.
Roscoe makes its first true home appearance tonight as the Plowboys will entertain Miles â€” which is also 0-2 â€” at 7:30 p.m.
On paper, this could be a fairly even matchup since Miles, like Roscoe, has only scored a total of six points so far.
Miles was defeated by Reagan County 21-0 in its opener, then lost this past week to Quanah 36-6.
Blackwell goes for its second win of the season today when the Hornets travel to Brookesmith.
Pictured is Blackwellâ€™s Mason Magness (24) picking up yardage against a Jayton defender this past week.
Friday's forecast should allow us to see the rain we were fortunately enough to receive yesterday, with a 20% chance of showers and a high near 68. We'll see cloudy skies and a north wind around 10 mph.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. North winds will remain at 5 mph.
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Members of the State Republican Executive Committee unanimously voted to contribute and endorse Jerry Hulcy of Sweetwater. Hulcy is a candidate for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 1.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent, this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.
Shown are Kirsten Smith, SEED Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; Kyle Lawrence, outgoing SEED board member; Arthur Maberry, SEED board member; Billy Whisenant, SEED board member; Bill Johnson, SEED board member; and Sweetwater City Manager, Eddie Brown.
Outgoing SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member and chairman Kyle Lawrence was honored for his eight years of service during their board meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 12.