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June 13th, 2012
On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1-Aug. 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience they have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective," as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.
Several of Highland's National Honor Society members participated in the recent Relay for Life in Sweetwater.
Highland's team name was 'The Olympians'. Their motto was "Go for the Gold - Fighting for a Cure."
The team was made up of National Honor Society members Haley Hill, Brenden Huckabee, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain, Brianne O'Ryan, Jordan Rowan, Putri Soedarsono, Lora Stewart and Julia Tibbit. The team captain was the NHS advisor, Leigh Petty.
A public hearing was held during the regular monthly meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012 at City Hall.
The open forum was the first of two regarding the proposed annexation of a 53.14 acre tract of land, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20. The petition is from Love's Truck Stop for an incoming site.
The Nolan County Commissioners approved for a change to be made on Southern Heights Road during their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Robert Smith, a resident on the road, spoke to the commissioners about an ongoing problem which has been tolerated for at least the past 20 years. He said that he has seen several cars go airborne on the road, with other vehicles going through fences and even into a ditch.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on June 11, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 200 block of Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢Â Debit/credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Chad Stanglin, 36 â€”Â Duty upon striking.
â€¢ Shawn Garza, 20 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on June 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Amber Hernandez, a freshman Sweetwater High School art student of teacher Scharles Kelley, was presented with a resolution for advancing to the state VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition.
Amber was honored during a meeting of the Sweetwater ISD School Board. She is shown (right) with Mrs. Kelley.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is joining forces with Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop to sponsor a Kids Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
The event will be held at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp, with the competition running from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $5 per entrant, which includes lunch, gifts and prizes that will take place after the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
A Resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater Middle School TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches Association) teams for qualifying for state was presented at a Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.Â
The teams are made up of members Kilanie Arpin, Marc Butler, John Clift, Annaliese Espinoza, Lizzie Gray, Kaylee Lantto, Christa Martin, Adrian Ortega, Jaelynn Page, Daniel PeÃ±a, Isabella PeÃ±a, Erick Rico and Chance Saunders and are led by teachers Larry Hopple, Dan Huskerson and Carola Martin.
After joining Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) six months ago, Dr. Timothy Jones celebrated the opening of his new office at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Doctorâ€™s Clinic on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Jones joined RPMH as a board-certified family physician in December 2011. Having worked in several communities primarily across Oklahoma and Texas, Jones has more than 26 years of experience treating patients.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male mixed breed dog. 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.