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July 17th, 2012

The importance of parental involvement

July 17, 2012

As your child becomes a teenager, you may feel you no longer have much influence on your teen’s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex, and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.

Blotters for July 13-15, 2012

July 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 143 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests from July 13-15, 2012.

The SPD received 74, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E. Arizona.
• CR 119 and Bluebonnet.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Grand.
• Forgery of financial instrument — 400 block of Arkansas.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 700 block of E. Arkansas.
• Burglary of a vehicle x2 — 1100 block of Corral.
• Assault by threats — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Information — 800 block of E. 16th.

July 16th

Smalley Foundation offers training in Sweetwater

July 16, 2012

To any first responders in and around Nolan County, the Smalley Foundation will host a gas pipeline training awareness class will take place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. The class will be held in the training room on three separate nights including Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2, at 6 p.m. each evening.
The mission of the Smalley Foundation is to increase safety and awareness for those who live, work and play near the nation’s oil and gas sites and pipelines through empowering the general public, training first-responders and partnering with industry.

TxDOT hosts public meeting on Lamar Street project

July 16, 2012

Sweetwater — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites citizens to attend a public meeting about a project to rehabilitate Lamar Street (BS 70-G) on July 24, from 1-8 p.m. in the administration classroom at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 200 E. Arizona Avenue in Sweetwater.
The proposed project would improve Lamar Street from Avenue B to I-20. Work would include rehabilitating the existing roadway with new base, asphalt pavement, sidewalks, signs and pavement markings. Plans call for the project to be built in phases with one side of Lamar Street closed at a time.

RPMH receives Oncor grant

July 16, 2012

Shown are Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Jim Clements of Oncor. 
Clements is shown presenting Boatright with a City Matching Grant Program check for $40,517. This was awarded as a result of the energy conservation measures taken during the hospital's recent renovations.
"I am really proud that we were able to achieve these energy savings and receive the grant.  Jim is a great emissary for Oncor and has supported RPMH and encouraged us to work toward this grant.  We are very appreciative of Oncor for making this incentive available," said Boatright.

Man dies after Nolan County crash

July 16, 2012

One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle crash occurring on U.S. Highway 84 at the intersection with Farm Road 1982 in Nolan County.
The crash occurred in Nolan County on Wednesday, July 11, at 6:40 p.m. One of the injured was pronounced dead late last night, July 15.

July 14th

Blotters for July 12, 2012

July 14, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on July 12, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — 1100 block of Josephine.
• Forgery — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Morris.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jennifer Arispe, 40 — Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
• Female juvenile, 14 — Order of immediate custody.
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Curfew violation.
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Curfew violation/minor in possession.

Local churches offer summer activities

July 14, 2012

Broadway Baptist Church 
Have you ever realized how the Bible begins and ends with heaven? 
• Genesis 1:1 – heavens and earth created
* Revelation 21:1 – new heaven and earth
• Genesis 1:16 – Sun created
* Revelation 21:23 – no need for the sun
• Genesis 1:5 – Night established
* Revelation 22:5 – No night in heaven
• Genesis 3:14-17 – the curse pronounced
* Revelation 22:3 – nor more curse
• Genesis 3:19 – death enters history
* Revelation 21:4 – no more death
• Genesis 3:24 – Man driven from paradise
* Revelation 22:14 – Paradise restored

Incoming agriculture teacher contributes to Texas students

July 14, 2012

In March at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, Latimer Burnett won the Champion Hampshire Light Weight Division with her barrow "Ernie".
Ernie was a Certified Texas Bred Pig and was purchased from Corey Rains of Lamesa, TX, a Texas Breeder that is supporting Texas students.
The Certified Texas Bred Registry is now in its 14th year of rewarding 4-H and FFA students who purchase their show swine from Texas Breeders. During this time, CTBR breeders have contributed over $320,000 in premiums and prizes to thousands of students that raised Certified Texas Bred Pigs.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

July 14, 2012

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at about 7:30 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that took place in the 1700 block of F.M. 1856, Lake Sweetwater area. It was reported that unknown person(s) entered several buildings at this location and took several thousand dollars worth of personal items. A witness noticed a black Dodge extended cab, 4X4 pick up truck, with heavy front end damage and a broken windshield parked in the area.

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