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August 2nd, 2012

FSA accepting Emergency Farm Loan applications

August 2, 2012

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.

Blotters for July 31, 2012

August 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on July 31, 2012.

The SPD received 36, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Chelsea Kelley, 26 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on July 31, 2012.

Arrested by DPS:
• Melvin Montgomery Jr., 31, of Independence, LA — Tamper/fabricate physical evidence.

August 1st

Highland Heights welcomes new pastor

August 1, 2012

Highland Heights United Methodist Church is introducing their new pastor to the community. Since July 1, the Reverend Claude McKiddy has filled the pastoral role at the local church.
McKiddy is a seminary graduate--having studied two years at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Theology with another two years spent at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. As he strives to be a Biblical preacher, he believes that it is important for a pastor to have an education in order to connect Scripture faithfully to the Bible.

Goodwill to reopen at new location

August 1, 2012

Shown above are workers painting the outside of the new Goodwill location at 701 East Broadway.
The former Sweetwater store located on Lamar Street was temporarily closed due to major repair work. The building, an older facility occupied by Goodwill for the past seventeen years, and roof were in dire need of repair.
Goodwill has announced its Grand Opening day to be Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. The hours that day will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be raffles for shopping sprees, a tag sale, free popcorn, free giveaway, and more.

Local results tallied for Primary Runoff Election

August 1, 2012

A total of 640 ballots were cast in Nolan County for the primary runoff election including 28 mail in ballots, 219 early voting ballots and 393 ballots cast on Election Day. A total of 548 Republican Party ballots were cast and 92 Democratic Party ballots were cast.
Ted Cruz came out on top for United State Senator in Nolan County with 285 votes. David Dewhurst received 260 votes in Nolan County.
Christi Craddick, a candidate with local ties, received 315 votes in Nolan County for Railroad Commissioner while Warren Chisum received 188 votes.

Blueford honored for 30 years of service

August 1, 2012

George Blueford, Jr. (right), custodian III with the Texas Department of Public Safety was presented on July 17, with a certificate of appreciation for 30 years of dedicated and loyal service. The presentation was made by Highway Patrol Sgt. James Arnwine (left).

Blotters for July 30, 2012

August 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on July 30, 2012.

The SPD received 37, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 2000 block of Throckmorton.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Walnut.

Arrested by SPD:
• Noe Perez, 33 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on July 30, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Joshua Valdez, 19, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

July 31st

Girl Scouts camp at CBO

July 31, 2012

Several local Girl Scouts met at Camp Boothe Oaks this past weekend to have a camping experience and make crafts for a Girl Scout cause. The Girl Scouts spent the weekend at the camp, staying in tent units and building units.
They also cooked hot dogs in Pringles cans in the sun, made recyclable bags out of shirts and made God's Eyes out of yarn to sell at the Sweet H2O music festival on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The group raised $75 and will put the money towards a new fund being set up to restore the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.

Two plead guilty to indecency with a child

July 31, 2012

Two men pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 30, 2012.
Jeff Leon Sifford, along with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony.
He was originally indicted for aggravated sexual assault, a first degree felony and indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony for offenses occurring on or around Aug. 26, 2010. Both counts were enhanced with one prior conviction. He was convicted June 19, 1998 of delivery of marijuana.

Chamber Coffee planned at SHS library

July 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School Library located at 1205 Ragland.
Sweetwater ISD has 380 employees, with Terry Pittman as the Superintendent and Stacy Jones as the Principal of Sweetwater High School.
The SHS Library has been remodeled and its technology updated. The entire exterior of the high school facility has gotten a "facelift" with new lighting and fresh paint, which gives it much greater "curb appeal."

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