September 15th, 2011
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Shown above are Hope Peek, student at SIS with her grandmother, Glenda Bedwell and her great-grandparents, Billy and Irene Spears. The three traveled eight hours from Nashville, Arkansas to have lunch with their granddaughter. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.
Four-H members and youth interested in learning more about the 4-H food and nutrition project are invited to participate in a multi-county Food Fun Night on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Ranch House located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. To register, call the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048. Cost for the camp is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members, which includes supper. Registration may be paid at the workshop.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its 47th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The theme for this year's banquet is "Spotlight on Sweetwater".
There will be eight spaces open for businesses to "spotlight" their products/services. It is first come, first serve. There will not be a fee â€” however, you must be registered. Please call the Chamber for more information and registration.
Texas State Technical College will be hosting the Halloween Extravaganza once again this year. The date is Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center at the TSTC Sweetwater campus. Student organizations from the TSTC campus as well as community organizations, church groups and youth groups will be providing fun and spooky games for the evening. Candy and games will be given away as prizes.
If anyone is interested in having a booth at the Halloween Extravaganza, contact TSTC as soon as possible.
First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. today announced the election of Douglas Wayne Chowning as a Senior Vice President. Chowning will office at First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, and will manage the Sweetwater trust office. He is succeeding Michael D. Sheehan, Executive Vice President, who will retire on Dec. 31, 2011. The announcement was made by Kirk W. Thaxton, CTFA, President and CEO of the Trust Company.
Shown are the Sweetwater High School Varsity Cheerleaders at the last pep rally. Shown in the picture are (from left to right) Caroline Lawrence, Ashley Stevenson, Suede Shirley, Keyli Turner, Kayla Chowning, Carly Johnson, Laney Wallace, Allison Winslett and Big Red Mascot, Loni Mendez. Homecoming activities will kick off tomorrow with the exes tea at 2 p.m. in the SHS cafeteria. The pep rally will begin at 3:15 in the SHS Gym and the Homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Mustangs will face the Early Longhorns at Mustang Bowl with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Gerald D. Bales went missing from approximately 1/2 mile E. of FM-1170 on CR-181, SE of Maryneal, Texas. The personâ€™s home address is listed as 1565 N. Business 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Bales has taken prescription medications and may be taking Zoloft and/or other anti-depression type medications currently.
Bales normally resides in the New Braunfels, TX area and was in Nolan County conducting business for a New Braunfels attorney on a ranch in far western Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Sept. 13, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 900 block of Oak.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1300 block of E. Twelfth.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 1000 block of James.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Joshua Parson, 19 â€”Â Public intoxication.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at East Ridge Elementary School. Shown above are Bob Briscoe and his granddaughter, Mackenzie Hawkins, second grader at the school. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.
The Woman's Forum of Sweetwater presented a check to the Pioneer Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The proceeds came from the Forum's summer tour of Home and Outdoor Living Area Tour. Pictured left to right are Phyllis Morris, Jana Fry, Shirley Moore (Woman's Forum President), Kent Boatright (Chairman of the Pioneer Museum Board), Franzas Cupp (Museum Director), Janet Setliff, Lita McEachern, Nancy Clark and Anne Kearney.