Archive - 2011 - News Article

December 22nd

Elks Lodge plans annual hoop shoot

December 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will be having their annual Free Throw "Hoop Shoot" contest on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start. The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Contestant age groups will be determined by their age as of April 1, 2012.
For instance, if a contestant will be 7 years old on April 1, 2012, he is too young to participate; if a contestant will be 14 years old on April 1, 2012, he is too old.

Blotters for December 20, 2011

December 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Dec. 20, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• John Brown, 24 — Warrant.
• Jesse McDonald, 25 — Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 20, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Daniel Joseph Lopez, 27, of Roscoe — Judgment.

Arrested by DPS:
• Charles Andrew Lofton, 34, of Midland — Possession of marijuana.
Calls for service:

December 21st

Wreck shuts down parts of Lamar

December 21, 2011

Over the weekend, Sweetwater emergency services personnel responded to a wreck on the 1400 block of Lamar Street. A Ford Mustang was reportedly driving south on Lamar when it lost traction and struck the telephone pole.  The south bound lanes of Lamar were shut down for a little while as they removed the car and replaced the pole. There were no serious injuries reported.

SMS sees vast improvements

December 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Directors met for their final meeting of 2011 on Monday night, Dec. 19, 2011 at the Administration Building.
Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) brought their campus report to the board through the school's principal and vice principal, Jeff Withrow and Danette Price, respectively.

Staying safe during this holiday season

December 21, 2011

The holiday season is always a festive time of year, but it can also have an impact on your physical and mental health. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging the community to be aware of their surroundings to keep themselves and loved ones safe through this joyous time of year.
“Knowing what to look for in any environment is the first step to enjoying a safe holiday,” said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “Every winter, we see an increase in accidents that could have been easily avoided if the victims paid more attention to what they were doing.”

City announces holiday schedule

December 21, 2011

The City of Sweetwater City Services Department-Solid Waste Division is announcing their 2011-2012 Christmas/New Year holiday schedule.
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed on Friday and Monday, Dec. 23rd and 26th for the Christmas holiday.

Blotters for December 19, 2011

December 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Dec. 19, 2011.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1300 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Robert Lee.
• Family violence assault/impeding breath/circulation — 200 block of E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
• Logan Treadway, 21 — Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served eight civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 19, 2011.

Gentry to speak at local church

December 21, 2011

Troy Gentry will be speaking at the Evangelical Methodist Church tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 21 at their service starting at 6:30 p.m.. Troy and Jenny are raising their money to go as missionaries to Old Mexico.
Troy is the son of John and Paula Gentry. John is the pastor of the Evangelical Methodist Church, located at 700 Lamar Street.
He will also speak during the Sunday, December 25 service starting at 11 a.m.

December 20th

Holiday activities plentiful at Sweetwater Healthcare

December 20, 2011

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Dancers visited Sweetwater Healthcare Center to dance for residents in celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Also, the Roscoe High School Spanish Club went to Sweetwater Healthcare Center and sang Christmas carols in Spanish (shown above).

Special holiday deal for pet adoption

December 20, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six pets available for adoption.
Two of the adoptable pets are from last week and include a male heeler puppy and a female heeler puppy. Also available is a tan and black male shih tzu, two female Welsh Corgi mixes — one brown and one tan — as well as a tan and brown male terrier mix. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.

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