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April 3rd, 2013
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Eighth Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 10, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
The Woman's Forum presented a $1,000 donation to the Pioneer Museum's board member Mike Fernandez, Museum Connoisseur Betty Turner and Museum Curator Melonnie Hicks.
Presenting the donation from the Woman's Forum fall fundraiser were (from left) top fundraisers Dwylene Strother and Lana McCain and co-chairwomen Karan Bergstrom and Lita McEachern. Not pictured is another top fundraiser, Gayle Greer.
Two local teachers were recently selected to participate in a one-day teacher workshop in Abilene sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Jeffrey Shelton, who teaches U.S. and world history at Highland Junior and Senior High School and Leanna West, who teaches social studies and health science at Trent School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of nineteenth-century U.S. history, such as slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Homer Taylor (left), President/Executive director for the Nolan County Foundation, recently presented Richard Smola, President of the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors, $2,000 as part of a challenge grant to assist the auditorium board in purchasing a new grand piano.
The piano was purchased earlier this year and was part of the show for the Kristine Mirelle concert, as well as the Miss Snake Charmer pageant.
â€śThe piano will be a great asset for upcoming presentations,â€ť stated Smola.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on April 1, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft of precious metal â€”Â 2300 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Leonard Lawhon, 25 â€”Â Possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Robert Hernandez, 46 â€”Â Warrants.
We have a 50% chance of showers today, with cloudy conditions and a high near 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect cloudy skies that will gradually become partly cloudy with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
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SNYDER â€“ The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
â€śThe conference updates our regionâ€™s producers on many of Â the major issues they may face during the upcoming growing season,â€ť said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Lone Star Ag Credit, located at 400 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a cooperative owned by its customers and borrowers and is operated by Lone Star ACA in Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1917 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the company operates 10 offices in 33 counties, covering the north-central, northwest and northeast regions of Texas. The office in Sweetwater is managed by Tim Weldon.
Last week, members of Sweetwater FFA competed at the West Texas A&M University Invitational Judging Contest in Canyon as well as the Tarleton State University Invitational Judging Contest in Stephenville. Sweetwater FFA was represented by the third place Meats Judging Team and the fourth place Milk Quality Team at the WTAMU contest.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began a project to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.