February 18th, 2012
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at San Angelo Lake View (season openers), 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams at Clyde starting at 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Sweetwater JV boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater varsity plays at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament at Jerry Collins Softball Complex.
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
SHS (Sweetwater High School) Culinary Arts students recently took the ServSafe exam, a nationally recognized certification test. ServSafe teaches students about the importance of food safety, how to safely handle food, informing others about food safety knowledge and the dangers of food-borne illnesses and its prevention.
Shown are the students who earned ServSafe certification (from left to right) Javier Solano, Raelina Gonzales, Bryson Wallace, Diana Montes and Aaron Harris. The students are taught by SHS Family and Consumer Science teacher Carissa Atkins.
The monthly meeting for the board of directors of SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) was held on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The annual audit report for the 2010-2011 fiscal year was presented by Cathy Wilks and approved by the board. A clean opinion was given as the year in review from a financial perspective was shared with the board, which noted the increase in sales tax numbers from the past year.
A new local organization is planning their program and preparing for their first big fundraiser.
In late 2011, the Auxiliary to the Sweetwater Fire Fighters Association (SFFA) was organized. The group is made up of the wives of firefighters who are currently members of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association, local 2943.
"Our purpose is to cooperate with and contribute to the accomplishments of the Sweetwater Professional Fire Fighters Association," said program organizers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. 13th.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 500 block of W. 6th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Elizabeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether itâ€™s raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest â€” itâ€™s a piece of cake.
n Baking delicious goodies is just the start to a sucÂcessful bake sale. Add some dazzling details. The eye-catching finishes on Bake-Sale Ready Cupcakes â€” swirls of colorful icing topped with jumbo sprinkles and butterfly decorations, complete with vibrant wraps â€” will ensure they sell out fast.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club for Ludlum Measurements. Many members of the community attended the reception and several presentations were made to founder Don Ludlum.
During their meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 13, the Nolan County Commissioners approved two contracts with Wigington, Hooker and Jeffrey Architects toward repairs and reconstruction of the Nolan County Courthouse and construction of a jail and possible offices for the county sheriff.
The contracts include--for both projects--the estimated budgets, services and responsibilities of the parties. A timeline of both projects was presented, which consisted of evaluating proposed constructions.
The regular monthly meeting of the City Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2012 at City Hall. However, travel and unforeseen circumstances led to the lack of a quorum, resulting in the postponement of the meeting.
Nonetheless, a few non-deliberating items were briefly presented. Commissioner Jerod Peek read a resolution which recognized the economic contributions of the Ludlum family to Sweetwater as the company bearing the family's name is celebrating 50 years of business this year.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix shown on Tuesday. Also available are a female mixed breed puppy, a male mixed breed dog (brown) and a male terrier mix (white).
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.