Many people can see a problem; few people will take action to resolve it.
Sweetwater resident Russ Petty noticed piles of trash accumulating around town â€” specifically around the Interstate 20 and Lamar Street area â€” and decided to take action.
Petty not only thought about the community, but how the trash might leave a poor impression to passers-by about Sweetwater.
"It's embarrassing," said Petty in a phone interview.
Shown is the Grand Champion Lamb/Champion Cross, shown by Yates Cypert with Judge, Marty Gibbs. The Reserve Champion Lamb/Champion Medium Wool was shown by Halee Sanderson.
The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, lamb, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from the lamb show are as follows:
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1st â€”Â Emrick Wilson â€”Â Grand Champion
2nd â€” Laramie Thompson
3rd â€”Â Yates Cypert
4th â€”Â Sage Nelsen
5th â€”Â Cameryn Jones
6th â€” Brook Nervig
7th â€”Â Logan Cornutt
8th â€” Ty Crain
9th â€” Bailey Nervig
10th â€” Caden Cornutt
11th â€”Â Wade Allen
12th â€” Wade Allen
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 13 arrests from Jan. 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 63, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 800 block of Lemon.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1800 block of Rose.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Ash.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of Neff.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Megan Treadway, 18 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘ Elvia Lopez, 46 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘Â Sydney Moore, 21 â€”Â Out of town warrant.