Archive - Oct 18, 2011 - News Article

Bellamy Brothers perform in Roscoe

October 18, 2011

The streets of Downtown Roscoe were lined with people from the surrounding communities and beyond to enjoy the West Texas Wind Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Many vendors were open for business selling food, jewelry, desserts and much more. The Bellamy Brothers also performed at the event and fireworks were displayed towards the end of the evening.

Masons to host lunch benefitting WTCAC

October 18, 2011

Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will host their annual benefit lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to benefit the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, at the Masonic Lodge, located at 324 Oak Street. Chili and beans will be served with a drink and dessert for $8. Carry out will be available. Silent auction items will also be on display at the lunch.
Last year, the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge raised over $4,000 for the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.

Local hospital administrators meet with legislators

October 18, 2011

Shown are Lance Kellors, Administrator of Ballinger Hospital; Robbie Dewberry, Administrator of Mitchell County Hospital; and Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital; with Representative Mike Conaway of the 11th Congressional District. Six Texas rural hospital administrators and two representatives of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals visited with 22 legislators from the Texas delegation last week in Washington D.C. to discuss challenges related to providing medical care in rural Texas and the impact of proposed reimbursement cuts in Medicare.

USDA FSA offers assistance to producers affected by wildfires

October 18, 2011

The Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will have a sign-up for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) from Oct. 17, 2011 through Nov. 16, 2011.
Producers that had fences damaged or destroyed due to wildfires may be eligible for cost-share assistance to rebuild or repair their fences. ECP payments are subject to FSA eligibility regulations and funding availability.
For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up, please call your local Farm Service Agency at 325-235-8693.

Blotters for October 14-16, 2011

October 18, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 160 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 19 arrests from Oct. 14-16, 2011.

The SPD received 82, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1000 block of E. 13th.
• Family violence assault impede breath/circulation — #17 Coral Cove.
• Theft — 100 block of Avenue K.
• Burglary of a building — 1000 block of Crane.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct.
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct.
• Krystal McGee, 28 — Warrant.
• Christian Coppler, 30 — Warrant.

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