Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
Technology has made great strides, but its evolution and capabilities gave one couple the chance of a lifetime: to be together for their child's birth while being apart, half a world away.
Eddy Gossett is a 2001 graduate of Sweetwater High School. Only a month after graduating, on July 30, 2001, Gossett joined the United States Marine Corps and underwent recruit training.
He has been with the Marines for almost 11 years, and he is currently on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan with the 1st Maintenance Battalion as Assistant Convoy Commander and Platoon Sergeant.
The Sweetwater Lions Club will be hosting the annual Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Nolan County Courthouse. The theme is "Americans Serve!" Anyone wishing to participate in the parade needs to be at the Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. for line-up. All of the service groups in the area are encouraged to participate. Decorated bicycles, wagons andÂ floats are welcome in the parade. The parade will go east on Broadway to Elm Street. It will turn north on Elm, by the County-City Library andÂ will end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot.
A local man was recently arrested for indecency with a child by contact. Felipe DeJesus Lozano, Jr., 18, was arrested by the Sweetwater Police Department after he admitted he had touched his 10-year-old relative inappropriately according to officials at the Sweetwater Police Department. The charge is classified as a second degree felony and if found guilty, Lozano faces 2-20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine of up to $10,000.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua, a female mixed breed dog and a female Labrador mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Pictured are Robert McReynolds, General Manager of Nolan County Coliseum; Rodney Foster, President of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce; and Carolyn Gully, Director of Big Country Cutting Horse Association. Foster presented a check to Gully from the Chamber of Commerce for $18,500 on Friday, June 29, 2012, during the first day of the BCCHA cutting horse show at the Coliseum. This is the fourth year the Chamber has donated to BCCHA.
Another â€śAll Class Reunionâ€ť for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria, according to Linda Kiser Browning Miller, event director.
Jeff Stein of KXOX Radio will be the emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of KBCY Radio of Abilene will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50â€™s to the present.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on June 28, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theftâ€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Bristol.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Robert Ramsey III, 18 â€” Theft/minor in consumption.
â€˘ Anthony Gomez, 18 â€” Theft/minor in consumption.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on June 28, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Alarm â€”Â Loop 170.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street. We would love to have you in Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. We have classes for all ages and we have great teachers for each class.
The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will be holding their annual 4th of July celebration, parade and barbecue on Saturday, June 30, 2012. A parade will kick off the event at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Blackwell.
At 5:30 p.m., the Blackwell VFD will be selling barbecue brisket and sausage plates with all the trimmings at their station located on Main Street. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with all proceeds benefitting the Blackwell VFD.
United Way of Abilene volunteers invite West Central Texas non-profit organizations to submit applications for 2013 community investment by noon on July 12, 2012; applications are available online at www.unitedwayabilene.org.
United Way requests organizations call 325-677-1841 as soon as possible to inform United Way of their intent to apply, and to foster continued dialogue throughout the application process. This notification will also assist planning efforts for the volunteer review process.