Jason Gazaille Asst. Vice President of First Financial Bank, presents a donated check to Tonya Challis in charge of SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) for the Taste of Sweetwater event set for Monday, April 11, 2011.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will have its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Last year, the Masons were able to raise about $6,000 for the WTCAC. Some of the money comes from the dinner, but most comes from the silent auction that is held before and during the dinner. Those wanting to bid in the silent auction will find a wide variety of items to choose from. "There is something for everybody," said Mason Jim McKenzie.
The local Bluebonnet Club discussed the serious financial topic of reverse mortgages at their meeting on Monday afternoon, March 7.
Guest speaker Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate offered great information along with some harrowing details on the almost predatory contact made by organizations who promote this doubtful yet legal practice sometimes pitched as 'tax-free income'.
A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan where homeowners put their homes up as collateral to receive loan proceeds. Texas authorized reverse mortgages in 1999.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on March 23, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 300 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Theft, state jail felony â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Theft, Class B â€” 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Matthew Pace, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Xavier Limones, 18 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made no arrests on March 23, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” E. 3rd.