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May 13th, 2011
Ten years ago, Relay for Life was started by Janis McDowell in Sweetwater to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. June 2002 was the first Relay event and through it, the Sweetwater community raised $23,000. This year, Relay for Life will begin Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. and end Saturday, June 4, at 6 a.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 11, 2011.
The SPD received 56, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Theft â€” 1100 block of Oak.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of W. Alabama.
â€¢Â Family violence assault â€” 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢Â Unattended death â€” 1300 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Roy Jennings, 41 â€” Warrants.
â€¢Â Jason Blackledge, 31 â€” Theft/Possession of marijuana.
â€¢Â Ricky Ellerbe, 31 â€” Theft.
â€¢Â Jerry Meeks, 49 â€” Criminal trespass/theft.
Roscoe High School student, Kaitlinn Reed was presented the Floyd L. Smith Memorial Scholarship check from the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association. Kaitlinn is going to be studying Dental Hygiene. She is shown with Sweetwater police officers Lance Richburg, Melinda Moncada, Sam Cunningham, Rob Hohman and Kurt Huckabee.
Walkers (and joggers) will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Nolan County.
Teams of Nolan County residents will gather at the Sweetwater High School track on June 3, 2011, for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay for Life is a family-oriented team event where participants can walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event.
A brief meeting was held by the Nolan County Commissioners' Court on Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The commissioners met to consider the approval of removing the burn ban for the county, yet made the decision to keep the burn ban in place for the next two weeks.
The minutes from the April 25 meeting were approved as well, and a few reports were received from some of the county department heads. The reports came from the Nolan County Clerk and the Sheriff's Office.
National Hospital Week is upon us once again and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) would like to leverage this opportunity to share with the community information about its dedicated team and the healthcare facilities it provides.
Roscoe and area residents enjoyed a Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Downtown Roscoe. Children are shown waiting for the parade to begin.
Sweetwater Christian School students performed their Spring Program for family and friends on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued seven citations and made one arrest on May 10, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Mark Williams, 28 â€” Criminal trespass.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on May 10, 2011.
Arrested by DPS:
â€¢ David Wayne Shafer, 25 of Abilene â€” Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Marilyn Jean Johnson, 29 of Roby â€”Â Warrant/forgery financial instrument.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) Board of Directors met for its regular session meeting on Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Opening the meeting was a presentation on Ludlum Measurements, Inc. from Jeanie McPherson along with Larry Ludlum. Both McPherson and Ludlum offered a strong report on the company, noting progress from the past as well as recent results should lead to positive projections. A discussion on various aspects of the industry with the board members ended the presentation, in which the board was quick to praise the local entity.