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July 3rd, 2012
If youâ€™re a driver who has too much to drink at a Fourth of July barbecue, or youâ€™re a party host, restaurant or bar owner whoâ€™s concerned about a guest whoâ€™s overindulged and want to make sure that person gets home safely, AAA Texas is offering members and non-members alike our Tipsy Tow program. Itâ€™s a program designed to make sure everyone who needs a ride home during the holiday gets home safely.
Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, July 5, from noon until 6 p.m. One blood drive will take place inside the Lions Club building at 1501 Lamar, and a bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse. Blood shortages occur most often during the summer months, especially around holidays.
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, July 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but the health department has set this day to emphasis the importance of making sure your childâ€™s immunizations are up-to-date.Â The health department plans to make it a special day for the children; each child receiving immunizations will receive rewards. Also, parents will have a chance to win a $50 gas card.
Many local students in grades second through eighth attended a drama camp at Sweetwater High School, led by Sweetwater High School drama students and SHS drama teacher Melody Copeland. A show of Copeland's adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe took place at on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the SHS Auditorium.
One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 2, 2012. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the case.
Jared Seth Davis, with attorney Peter Lopez, pled true to revoking his probation. Davis was originally put on probation on Feb. 25, 2011, for forgery, a state jail felony.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued three citations and made 10 arrests from June 29 through July 1, 2012.
The SPD received 92, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of Elm.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Burglary of a vehicleâ€”Â 400 block of Hailey.
â€¢Â Family violence assault/impede breath â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢Â Burglary of a habitationâ€”Â 500 block of W. Texas.
â€¢Â Informationâ€”Â 500 block of Pecan.
â€¢Â Informationâ€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Brenda Mendez, 30 â€” Warrant/false report.
â€¢ Timothy Cantu, 19 â€” Warrant.
Avondale Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School July 8-11. They will kick off the week Saturday morning, July 7 with a Block Party on the corner of Hailey and Lou Streets across from the Village Apartments for the entire community.
At the block party the church will have games with prizes. They will have cotton candy, pop corn, snow cones and hot dogs for lunch. They will start the day off at 9:30 a.m. and end around 12:30 p.m. All ages are invited.
Reserved season tickets for the 2012 football season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 9 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Tickets are $30 for five home games and may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD administration office. Reserved ticket sales for the general public go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6 during regular business hours and continue through Friday, Aug. 24. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call the administration office at 235-8601, ext. 116.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2012 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.
Encompass Home Health in Sweetwater hosted a fan drive, giving away box fans free to the public on Friday, June 29, at their local office, located at 1008 Lamar Street.
Encompass Home Health staff identified a need for this service while making home visits in and around the area. They noted that many of the elderly did not have air-conditioning or simply would not run their air-conditioner because of high utility costs.