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March 23rd, 2013

Blotters for Mar. 21, 2013

March 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 21, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of W. 9th.
• Criminal mischief — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of vehicle — 500 block of NW Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry McQueen, 71 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Mar. 21, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Xavier Rene Limones, 21, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

East Ridge gives campus report

March 23, 2013

A campus report on East Ridge Elementary was given during Thursday night's SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting. Principal Vicki Mayberry was accompanied by several students who discussed various programs used by the second and third graders on campus.
Joseph Milner and Kialyn Walton, both second graders, began the presentation with Imagine Learning lab, a utilized station which deals with fluency, reading and comprehension.

Resolutions presented at SISD board meeting

March 23, 2013

Student success was celebrated at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, as resolutions were presented for a variety of achievements.
Among the recipients were SMS (Sweetwater Middle School) sixth grader Kara Lehnert, who was honored for attaining the top honor at the 2013 Odessa American Regional Spelling Bee.
As a result, Lehnert will take part in the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition held in Washington, D.C. this May. The last time Sweetwater was represented at the national event was when Alex Musgrove competed in 1994.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Week

March 23, 2013

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, a burglary was reported to the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office. It was reported that sometime between Sunday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 5, 2013 unknown person(s) entered a barn located in the North West part of Nolan County and took several firearms and saddles.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case. Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 325-235-TIPS (8477).

March 22nd

RELIGION: Trinity Baptist to present Easter Cantata and observe pastor’s 10th anniversary this Sunday

March 22, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In John 11 we read of the death of Lazarus and how Martha and Mary were standing at the tomb mourning the death of their brother. Christ arrives and Mary says, “Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” This troubled Christ and he wept. He wept, not over the death of Lazarus for he knew what was about to happen, but for the unbelief of the people. Later Martha and Christ are at the tomb, and she expresses her belief in the resurrection. Christ takes a moment to move that belief from doctrinal to personal when he says, “I am the resurrection.”

An evening with Kenny Maines at Texas Theatre this weekend

March 22, 2013

A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a solo performance by Kenny Maines of Lubbock. Born in Lubbock, to James and Edith Maines, Kenny was the third of a total of five siblings in the Maines’ household. Music was a major part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother, Raymond or “Sonny” and younger brother, Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s.

Roberson to be remembered at United Way golf tournament

March 22, 2013

At the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) golf tournament tomorrow, participants will take part in a hobby they enjoy as they remember a dear friend who, for many years, joined them at the Sweetwater Country Club on many occasions.
This year's golf tournament/fundraiser is being held in honor of the late Charles Roberson, a former board member of the NCUW who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 85.
Roberson served on the NCUW board for over ten years. For three of those years, he worked alongside Lonna Walker, a past NCUW board member.

Social workers promote resilience and advocacy

March 22, 2013

The National Association of Social Workers begins its annual celebration of one of the nation's largest professions this month. March is National Professional Social Work Month and this year's theme, "Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy," emphasizes the value of using personal strengths and self-advocacy to manage serious life challenges.
"Social workers strive every day to help millions of people function better in their environments," says NASW CEO Elizabeth J. Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH. "They also work to change environments that may limit individuals, families and communities."

Spotlight on Kristie Young, RPMH medical social worker

March 22, 2013

Kristie Young received her Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Science from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1989. She became a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker in 1992.
Young is currently the Medical Social Worker at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Since joining the hospital in October of 2011, she began the hospital's first Caregiver Support Group. She arranges for monthly speakers for the group and facilitates a time for family caregivers to find needed support and encouragement.

Guilty pleas entered in court

March 22, 2013

Several recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.

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