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March 26th

Initial EQIP sign up ends soon

March 26, 2013

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the second ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is April 19, 2013. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the second ranking period of 2013.

Free colorectal cancer screening offered

March 26, 2013

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 28. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.

Enrollment numbers highlighted at SISD board meeting

March 26, 2013

Enrollment numbers across SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) were highlighted as part of the Superintendent’s Report given at Thursday’s meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
Sweetwater ISD accounts for 21 of the 62 total students at Wallace Accelerated High School. Of that total, 11 students are classified as “completers;” eight of the 11 students are now considered graduates.

Bones found in Sweetwater

March 26, 2013

Authorities Monday confirmed the discovery of remains found in the back yard of a home in Sweetwater. The bones were found by a homeowner who was tearing up the floor to replace it with a new one.
Josh Valdez was helping his father last week when they discovered bones. He says when they found one they dug around and looked for others. He said that his mother took the bones to the school to show the school nurse, who then told her to contact the police.

County commissioners award bids at meeting

March 26, 2013

After almost a month of gathering and conducting research, the Nolan County Commissioners awarded bids to several items during their Monday morning meeting at the county courthouse.
Nolan County precincts will be obtaining their AC5 paving materials from the Valero company, following approval from the commissioners. While they did not offer a bid, the company gave the option of selling on a daily rack basis for $570 per ton.

SISD trustees approve proposed pipeline right-of-way project

March 26, 2013

A proposed pipeline right-of-way project was approved by the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their Thursday night meeting.
Making the presentation was SISD business manager Nathan Ehlert, noting that the pipeline would run from Colorado City all the way to Houston and is located north of an already-existing line.
The line, which is fifty feet wide, would run through a delinquent tax lot of about seventeen acres. Of that amount, about three acres would be impacted by roughly 1.6 acres of the permanent right-of-way line.

Blotters for March 22-24, 2013

March 26, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 152 calls for service, issued three citations and made 12 arrests from Mar. 22-24, 2013.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of Elm.
• 700 block of W. Fourth.
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 1100 block of E. Third.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of Hillside.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary of a building — 3200 block of W. Broadway.
• Driving under the influence/duty upon striking — 1100 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Amie Galindo, 29 — Warrant.
• Marquese Mabery, 26 — Warrant.

Tuesday's local forecast

March 26, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 61 and winds from the east at 5 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will come from the south.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

March 25th

SFSA holds opening ceremonies

March 25, 2013

Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The league includes teams in the 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under and 14-under age divisions. All of the players and their coaches were introduced to the crowd, and several games were played following the ceremonies.

School board election cancelled

March 25, 2013

At Thursday evening's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, approval was given to cancel the upcoming school board election as the three candidates were uncontested.
The election, which would have been held on Saturday, May 11, would have been for seats for Districts 1, 2 and 5 on the board.
As a result, Genevieve Mayes and Becky Jimenez will continue to serve in their respective districts of 1 and 2, while Jennifer Cherry will now serve in District 5. Cherry will be replacing Nancy Johnson on the board, who chose not to run for re-election.

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