November 19th, 2011
We all know the feeling of an emotional flight hangover. The end of a pilotâ€™s indulgence week! The shortest, fastest week of the year is the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. And 51 of the longest, slowest weeks need to pass before we can do it again. We all slip away by plane, car, trailer or motorcycleâ€¦we were suitably subdued, packed and waiting for our trip back to the ordinary.
Sweetwater High School has recently been notified that it has become a certified AVID school after two years of implementation. To be a certified AVID school the school must meet criteria in 11 essential areas, such as tutoring, rigorous courses, site team participation and strategies in writing, reading, inquiry and collaboration. The Sweetwater High School program has grown from 30 students in the ninth and tenth grades to 65 students this year in grades 9-12.
Residents, family members and staff members enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov.17, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Shown below is Janice Boil with Integracare Hospice serving desserts.
Mustang Moms are reviving their "Adopt-A-Mustang" program for the varsity basketball boys and girls. The program is designed to let students from kindergarten through sixth grade "adopt" a high school athlete. Students have the chance to adopt a Mustang varsity basketball player (girl or boy) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at the home game for both teams. Registration is still $25, and students will get a t-shirt and button with their adoptees name and picture. And because the varsity players are in such high demand, students can adopt the same Mustang if they want.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings from the Avondale Baptist Church family! Our regular Sunday schedule is: coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m., choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m. We will have "High Attendance Day" for Sunday school on Sunday, Nov. 27. Please join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. that morning and every Sunday morning. If you need more information about our services, please call our church office at 235-5835.
Broadway Baptist Church
A meeting of fire chiefs, representing the volunteer fire departments in Nolan County, was hosted at the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office this past Tuesday evening. Sheriff David Warren presented the five volunteer fire departments with a total of 33 new Kenwood brand portable hand-held radios with accessories. Sheriff Warren has administered the grant funds, received by Nolan County, from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for the past several years. â€śThese new portable radios represent a major advancement in technology for the area volunteer fire responders.â€ť said Sheriff Warren.
Trinity Baptist Church here in Sweetwater observed Clergy Appreciation Month on October 30, with gifts for Bro. Ward Hayes (pastor), Bro. Kyle Tubbs (Youth Minister) and Gretchen Jones (Education Minister). A video was made by the members of the church for Bro. Ward. Among the questions answered were, â€śWhat comes to mind when you think of Bro. Ward?" "What do you appreciate the most about Bro. Ward?" and â€śHow does the church feel about Bro. Ward?â€ť Gifts were presented following the video.
Trinity is located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe Streets.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Nov. 16, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Danny Johnson, 58 â€”Â Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
â€˘ Shinice Black, 23 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Dalton Dunnagan, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests from Nov. 15-16, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Brenda Sue New, 47, of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/evading arrest detention.
A memorial service for Mary Elizabeth Gamble, 63, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.22, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Donald Hunt officiating.
Gamble died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Waynesboro, PA. She married Brett Gamble on June 6, 1989, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Mary moved to Sweetwater from Lubbock in 1991. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She was in retail sales and had been manager of the Skinnyâ€™s Store on Lamar Street from 1992 until 2009.