October 21st, 2011
The Nolan County Heart Walk was held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater High School track. About 20 walkers raised a total of $4,244 for the event, bringing the grand total to $14,171 raised this year for the American Heart Association. The top four teams were Texas National Bank bringing in $1,381, Texas State Technical College bringing in $1,119, Sweetwater Healthcare Center bringing in $422 and Ludlum Measurements bringing in $375.
The proposed School Improvement Plan (SIP) was presented during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night, Oct. 17, 2011 at the Administration Building.
Shown is one of several items that will be auctioned off at the Sweetwater REHAB Shrimp Peel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.Â The event will be from 6-8 p.m. Pictured is a 1900âs Doctorâs buggy and complete harness donated by Howard Rogers of Sweetwater.Â
Also to be auctioned is a new six-seat Polaris Ranger from Maxâs Kawasaki valued at $12,500. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Tickets to the event are $20 and available at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce or by calling 864-3557 or 235-9775. All proceeds will benefit the West Texas Rehab Center.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
â˘ 700 block of Neff.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Robert Adkins, 45 â Warrant.
â˘ Brock Walker, 26 â Warrant/evading arrest.
â˘ Dequion Carrington, 17 â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made five arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Maria M. Guerrero, 87, of Gail, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Joe Uecker officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 23, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Connie Palacios and Pauline Gauna.
Jewel F. Campbell, age 90, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Robert Squires officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Jewel was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Bartlett, Texas to John and Hulda (Hightower) Stone. She married C.H. Campbell on Aug. 26, 1939, in Roby, Texas. She was a Baptist. She worked as a waitress for many restaurants including Waffle Shop, and Jordanâs.
ROSCOE â Patricia Jean âPatâ Karonika was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Houston, Texas. She attended schools in LaGrange, Texas and Roscoe, Texas. She has been a resident of Abilene since 1967. She had worked for HEB for several years and served on the advisory board of the Betty Hardwick Center. She had been a participant of Special Olympics and received several trophies for bowling. She was attending Sears Senior Center and was a volunteer until a decline in her health.
Sweetwater High Schoolâs football and volleyball teams are heading to Snyder today for what could be consider-ed their last âdoubleheaderâ of the 2011 season, and the rivalry between the schools wonât be the only thing on both teamsâ minds.
The SHS football team, which is 1-1 in district play after a 28-6 win last week over Big Spring, must win one of its last two games to have a playoff shot. Snyder (1-0) is tied with Wylie for first place and leads both Sweetwater and Brownwood by a half-game.
A family was saved by members of the Sweetwater Police Department in a kidnapping incident that began in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 and ended in Frederick, Okla. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
The final event of the Big County BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas. Machine Check-In Day will be on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at noon in the TSTC Sweetwater Student Center. This will lead into the final event, Contest Day, on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the actual competition will take place.