May 26th, 2011
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development executives and board members recently attended the AWEA Windpower 2011 festival in Anaheim, Calif. Shown at the SEED booth are (from left to right) Kyle Lawrence, SEED Board President; Gail Lawrence, TSTC West Texas President; Kirstin Smith, SEED Marketing/Administrative Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; and Jacque McCoy, Sweetwater Chamber Executive Vice President. There are approximately 1200 vendors and 20,000 attendees attending the event. Several Sweetwater/Nolan County based wind companies also displayed at the conference.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śhouseâ€ť provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with the consecrated articles that filled the altar. Standing at back row from left to right are Andrea Beall, Jo Whitfield, Betty Bryant and John Meadows.
Five students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a traditional candle light ceremony held on May 12.
Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting the high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Students inducted were Josh Andrews, Haley Hill, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain and Nabil Sutjipto.
Funeral services for Ivy Mae Haywood Hurst, 79, of Abilene and formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 24, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary of a residence â€”Â 200 block of W. Avenue B
â€˘Â Unattended death â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Shawn Lents, 30 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Jason Messers Schmidt, 22 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication/unlawful possession of a weapon.
â€˘ Steven Mykkill, 37 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication.
Six people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The WASP Museumâ€™s personal grilling crew, Fifiâ€™s-Flyer French-Fryers, will be serving cheeseburgers and home-made french fries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the WASP Museum, which is located at Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. The grilling crew will be on the west side of Hangar One and the public is invited to enjoy old-fashioned cheeseburgers with regular fries or the specialty sweet-potato fries. â€śWe started preparing sweet potatoes last year at some of our tailgate parties and they went twice as fast as the regular fries,â€ť explains Jo Henderson, one of the grill crew.
A 40-year-old Blackwell man was found alive after surviving nearly six days without food or water following his disappearance from his familyâ€™s ranch home located nearly six miles north-northwest of Blackwell, Texas. Doyle Lee Parsons was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 187 calls for service, issued 26 citations and made 15 arrests from May 20-22, 2011.
The SPD received 74, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â Assault â€” 1900 block of Morris.
â€˘Â Animal cruelty â€”Â 300 block of W. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Theft â€” 600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€” 300 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block Hailey.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
Joseph Aaron Rayburn, age 84 of Rowlett, TX, passed away May 23, 2011.Â He was born April 17, 1927 in Roscoe, TX, to Henry Franklin Rayburn and Claudia Mae (Helms) Rayburn.Â Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Army Aircorps during WWII.Â He worked in logistics in the textile industry.Â Joseph was a member of the VFW, the American Legion Post 0227 in Roscoe, TX and First Baptist Church of Rowlett, TX.