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May 1st, 2012
Outgoing Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley has taken a phrase from the popular TV police drama ADAM-12, "to protect and serve", and has embraced that mindset in his past 35 years of local law enforcement service.
"It fits for wearing the badge," he says.
But on May 1, 2012, he officially steps out of the police chief role toward a new journey â€” retirement.
"Law and Order"
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Family RV Center, located at 1410 NW Georgia or Interstate 20 exit 243.
The business is owned by Gil, Gabe and Grant Cherry. They offer sales and service on new and used recreational vehicles with Forest River, Sierra, Palomino, Puma, Sabre, Keystone Alpine, Cougar and Passport brands stocked.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 166 calls for service, issued 39 citations and made seven arrests from April 27-29, 2012.
The SPD received 76, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of Orange.
â€˘ Information â€” 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of Coke.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Emilio Cabrera, 38 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Javier Flores, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
Each day people take a spoon of food and put it in their mouth. Where does all of that food come from? How does it get from the soil to the spoon? It is a long process that depends on many people across the country and sometimes around the world.
Responsible land management and care of our soil makes it possible to feed a population that is increasing, while agricultural land is decreasing.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâ€™s NIIW was April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
Cisco College offers their second annual Rural Leadership Program for people from the Big Country who are interested in becoming more proactive in todayâ€™s changing world.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving churchÂ family we invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We are having High Attendance Day in Sunday school this Sunday.Â Please try to be here for Sunday school.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made four arrests on April 26, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Violate protective order â€” 800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 500 block of Newman.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€” Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Carla Councilman, 58 â€” Driving while intoxicated, 2nd.
â€˘ Kelly Hanks, 34 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Machele Light Flores, 31 â€” Possession of dangerous drug.
Bryan Studdard has recently been promoted to Executive Vice President/Senior Loan Officer of the Roscoe State Bank along with being elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Bank.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2012, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with your expenses.