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November 19th, 2012
First Baptist Church was recently recognized for their contribution to local Girl Scouts. Heather Caballero, local Girl Scout, presented Phillip Thomas, pastor at First Baptist Church with a plaque.
"I present this plaque to you on behalf of all Girl Scouts in Nolan County to say thank you, First Baptist Church, for allowing our leaders in Service Unit #722 to meet here once each month. Thank you."
Nolan County received a 2011 Safety Award for its record of involvement and commitment to safety in the workplace, as well as for controlling workers' compensation claims.
To qualify for the Texas Association of Counties Safety Awards, the county must self-insure their workers' compensation through the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool and successfully complete the safety award criteria. Nolan County was one of only 27 counties honored with a 2011 award.
A Thanksgiving golf tournament was sponsored by and held at the Lake Sweetwater Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 17, to benefit a needy family through the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
All proceeds and donations from the "Adopt-a-Family" tournament will assist the Gonzales family from Roscoe â€” a widowed mother and her five daughters ranging from ages seven to 15 â€” in order to provide the family with Christmas gifts and their holiday dinner.
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers found out that the show was picked up for a second season, which premiered on Sunday evening.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will shift to the west after midnight.
Learn more at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made two arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Paul Martinez, 50 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Donald Ureta, 21 â€”Â No driver's license.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made no arrests on Nov. 15, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Reckless driver â€”Â Highway 84.
â€¢ Inmate transport/MHMR â€”Â Big Spring.
The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Applications are being accepted for booth rentals for the event. Rental price for a 10x10 space is $75, with one table and two chairs being provided. Electricity is available, but as the event is being held in an old building, participants will need to bring a heavy duty extension cord and duct tape. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.
Several local Girl Scouts recently came by the newspaper office to meet the new publisher and present him with welcome gifts and a card. Shown are Shania Boyd from Troop #7307, Faith Boyd from Troop #7050, Daneal Boyd, Liz Sands, Glenn Stifflemire, Nolan County Service Unit Manager Judy Leighhow, Gabby Gomez and Lesley Knight from Troop #7302 and Diana AcuÃ±a.
At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, November 13, one of the items on the agenda was to receive information on the issuance of bonds toward the proposals that appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot, while also authorizing a specific plan of action.