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May 11th, 2011
Thanks to community donations, the Aim for Success program will be presented to all SISD 6th â€“ 12th grade students on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Sweetwater High School.
On Wednesday, May 11, at 6 p.m., Aim for Success will be presenting their powerful program, â€śTeens, Sex and Choicesâ€ť, at a parents-only meeting. The parent presentation will be held in the Sweetwater Middle School Gym at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
This program will preview what the students will see the next day and provide parents with helpful hints about how and when to communicate with your children about sexual activity.
Roscoe State Bank had a bake sale and sold chances to win a gift basket filled with items donated by various merchants. Winner of the gift basket was Audelia Petrusek. All proceeds from the sale and drawing went to the Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Shown are (front) Otlilea Garza, Audelia Petrusek, Joanna Wofford, (back) Diddy Fields, Stella Garcia and Pam Willman.
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on May 9, 2011.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1300 block of Grand.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘Â Justin Nash, 22 â€” Theft of a firearm.
â€˘Â Ann Margaret Kirkland, 35 â€” Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on May 9, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ David Leslie Woolf, Jr., 28, of Abilene â€”Â Judgement.
Eleven people were involved in a wreck on Interstate 20 east bound on Saturday around noon just West of the TA Travel Center truck stop. A white Yukon containing seven passengers and a Maxima containing four passengers collided when â€” according to passengers in the SUV â€” the Maxima came into their lane, causing the crash. Nine passengers were transported to nearby hospitals, one being flown to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manger Grant Madden, the SUV flipped one to two times and the Maxima rolled over.
Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions anyone may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Adult Protective Services' (APS) is reminding all Texans to do their part in the battle against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
â€śIf you suspect that an elderly or disabled adult is being abused or neglected, please report it immediately,â€ť said Beth Engelking, DFPS assistant commissioner for Adult Protective Services. â€śProtecting vulnerable adults is everyoneâ€™s business."
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
Two Taylor Electric Cooperative employees are being called heroes after they pulled two women from a burning vehicle Monday afternoon. It happened on County Road 196 near the town of Nolan around 1 p.m. According to Sweetwater's Fire Chief, Grant Madden, two women were trapped in their car after an accident when it caught fire. The fire was said to be caused by the women trying to get out of the loose dirt and tires spinning on the dirt.
Sweetwater firefighters extinguished flames from a burning vehicle Wednesday on Highway 70 in Nolan County. The cause of the blaze in unknown, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.