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May 26th, 2011
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development executives and board members recently attended the AWEA Windpower 2011 festival in Anaheim, Calif. Shown at the SEED booth are (from left to right) Kyle Lawrence, SEED Board President; Gail Lawrence, TSTC West Texas President; Kirstin Smith, SEED Marketing/Administrative Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; and Jacque McCoy, Sweetwater Chamber Executive Vice President. There are approximately 1200 vendors and 20,000 attendees attending the event. Several Sweetwater/Nolan County based wind companies also displayed at the conference.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the âhouseâ provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with the consecrated articles that filled the altar. Standing at back row from left to right are Andrea Beall, Jo Whitfield, Betty Bryant and John Meadows.
Five students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a traditional candle light ceremony held on May 12.
Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting the high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Students inducted were Josh Andrews, Haley Hill, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain and Nabil Sutjipto.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 24, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â¢Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Burglary of a residence âÂ 200 block of W. Avenue B
â¢Â Unattended death â 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Shawn Lents, 30 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication.
â¢ Jason Messers Schmidt, 22 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication/unlawful possession of a weapon.
â¢ Steven Mykkill, 37 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication.
Six people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The WASP Museumâs personal grilling crew, Fifiâs-Flyer French-Fryers, will be serving cheeseburgers and home-made french fries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the WASP Museum, which is located at Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. The grilling crew will be on the west side of Hangar One and the public is invited to enjoy old-fashioned cheeseburgers with regular fries or the specialty sweet-potato fries. âWe started preparing sweet potatoes last year at some of our tailgate parties and they went twice as fast as the regular fries,â explains Jo Henderson, one of the grill crew.
A 40-year-old Blackwell man was found alive after surviving nearly six days without food or water following his disappearance from his familyâs ranch home located nearly six miles north-northwest of Blackwell, Texas. Doyle Lee Parsons was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 187 calls for service, issued 26 citations and made 15 arrests from May 20-22, 2011.
The SPD received 74, 911 calls.
â¢Â 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Theft âÂ 200 block of SE Georgia.
â¢Â Assault â 1900 block of Morris.
â¢Â Animal cruelty âÂ 300 block of W. New Mexico.
â¢Â Theft â 600 block of E. Broadway.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 1400 block of Hailey.
â¢Â Criminal mischief â 300 block of SE Georgia.
â¢Â Criminal mischief âÂ 1700 block Hailey.
â¢Â Criminal mischief â 200 block of W. Broadway.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 200 block of NE Georgia.
One person was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday afternoon at 6:33 p.m. in Nolan County. The crash was on Interstate 20 mile marker 237 in the westbound lane.
Deceased was Gerome Cloyd Black, 79 years of age from Andrews, Texas. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Petty Officer Thomas Trujillo with the United States Naval Reserves recently visited Sweetwater Elksâ Lodge #1257 on his âWalk Across Americaâ. He is the President and Founder of the nonprofit One Soldiers Dream. He started a walk across the United States on February 1, 2011 at the Santa Monica Pier in California, and his destination is Washington, DC. He is doing this walk to get the nonprofitâs name out to the national public as quickly as possible.