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March 26th, 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 across SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) were highlighted as part of the Superintendentâ€™s Report given at Thursdayâ€™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 â€ścompleters;â€ť eight of the 11 students are now considered graduates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
â€˘ 200 block of Elm.
â€˘ 700 block of W. Fourth.
â€˘ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 1100 block of E. Third.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Hillside.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 3200 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Driving under the influence/duty upon striking â€” 1100 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Amie Galindo, 29 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Marquese Mabery, 26 â€”Â Warrant.
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.
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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.
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.
Some local children will be missing their favorite eating establishment for a few months beginning on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the local McDonald's will close for renovations.
According to manager Lia Martinez, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in July or early August.
The entire establishment will be knocked down and totally rebuilt, boasting a bigger restaurant and a double-lane drive-thru for customers on the go. The playground is expected to be smaller, but will have more activities, according to Martinez.