May 18th, 2011
Leola Haden, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Carey officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are pleased to announce the awarding of thirty $1,000 scholarships to Spring 2011 Nolan County high school graduates. In making the announcement, NCF President Jerry Riggs noted that this year's recipients have increased the total number of awardees to 136 since the Scholarship Golf Classic was started seven years ago.
This year's golf classic was named in honor of one of the NCF founders Jere Lawrence. One of Jere's projects for the NCF was assisting Nolan County high school graduates to attend any Texas college or university.
Nolan County Sheriff's Office is conducting an extensive search for a missing person in southern Nolan County. Several agencies are involved in the search, including Texas DPS (including helicopter), TDCJ Canine Unit, Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and a host of volunteers.
The Third Grade students at Southeast Elementary were honored with a TAKS Pep Rally before the students took the third grade Math and Reading TAKS test. The faculty and staff of Southeast performed original cheers and skits for the third graders and were given a school-wide cheer and send off as they prepared to take the TAKS test.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 65 calls for service, issued five citations and made 12 arrests from May 14-15, 2011.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1200 block of Town Creek.
â€¢Â Theft â€” 1400 block of Ragland.
â€¢Â Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Mustang Drive.
â€¢Â Recover stolen property â€” 1200 block of Lou.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Alfredo Diaz, 23 â€”Â Public intoxication/criminal mischief/family violence assault.
â€¢Â David Palafox, 24 â€”Â False report.
â€¢Â Male juvenile, 12 â€”Â Criminal mischief.
A Mustang Basketball Camp is set for June 6-9 at the Sweetwater High School gym, and has two sessions. The registration deadline will be May 31.
Students completing grades 3-5 will attend from 9-11 a.m. each day, while grades 6-8 will attend from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $30. Each camper must sign a release form and show proof of insurance. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt and basketball. Water will be provided, but campers can bring a sports drink.
Roscoe athletic banquet Friday
An early morning fire consumed four apartments at the Jack Lambert complex in Sweetwater on Sunday morning. Electrical problems in one of the center apartments was said to be the cause of the blaze, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. The fire began at about 3 a.m. on Sunday and Sweetwater firefighters continued to battle the fire until around noon. Four people were out of the apartments upon arrival of the Sweetwater Fire Department and firefighters made entrance and saved one dog.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the communityâ€™s help tracking down a missing 40 year old who wandered away from his parentsâ€™ home and may be disoriented.
Doyle Lee Parsons left a home on Country Road 181 about 10 miles North of Blackwell. He was last seen by his father around 8 p.m. Saturday evening.
It's believed he may be disoriented due to a recent medication change. He's not considered violent or dangerous.
Ground broke last week on a new apartment complex being built near Southeast Elementary School called Mustang Heights Apartments. It is a proposed multi-family residential rental community to be located at East Arizona Avenue and I-20 Frontage Road. The development will be comprised of 80 units on 7.59 acres.
AUSTIN â€” Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith won his second silver medal in as many days Saturday at the UIL track and field championships with a throw of 54-5 1/2 in the Class 1A boys shot put.
Smith, a senior, also captured a second-place silver medal Friday in the boys discus with a throw of 167-7. He finishes his high school career with four state medals, including the third-place bronze medals he won in the discus and shot put in 2009.