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March 26th, 2011
Dale Stowe, pastor of the Word of God church in Sweetwater, is about to embark on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.
Pastor Stowe shares about his trip for many reasons. He wants to bring attention to answering God's call and so that he also might be lifted up in prayer for the duration of the trip.
The journey began through Larry Goff, a forty-year missionary who has traveled the world and specializes in ministering in South America. In this particular mission effort, Goff has been near the Texas, Mexico and Arizona borders to reach people who are in need of help.
The Sweetwater Music Festival continued on Thursday evening with Laney Wallace, 2011 Miss Snake Charmer singing the National Anthem at the semi-annual meeting of the West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking event at the National WASP World War II Museum and the Sweetwater Municipal Band providing the entertainment (shown).
Sweetwater played host for the sixth year to international trade officials and regional leaders from West Texas and New Mexico on Thursday evening at the semi-annual meeting of the West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking event at the National WASP World War II Museum. Leaders discussed everything from education and energy to agriculture and community strategies. More than 150 people attended the event from Texas, New Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pictured, Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham speaks with Paul Lynch, Council General for the United Kingdom.
What can you do to protect the water you drink?
Janie Harris, the Extension Housing and Environmental Specialist with the Texas A&M University System, composed an article in 2004 entitled "Your Actions Can Help Protect Our Drinking Water". In November 2010, the three-page report was revised to include more vital information.
Jason Gazaille Asst. Vice President of First Financial Bank, presents a donated check to Tonya Challis in charge of SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) for the Taste of Sweetwater event set for Monday, April 11, 2011.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will have its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Last year, the Masons were able to raise about $6,000 for the WTCAC. Some of the money comes from the dinner, but most comes from the silent auction that is held before and during the dinner. Those wanting to bid in the silent auction will find a wide variety of items to choose from. "There is something for everybody," said Mason Jim McKenzie.
The local Bluebonnet Club discussed the serious financial topic of reverse mortgages at their meeting on Monday afternoon, March 7.
Guest speaker Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate offered great information along with some harrowing details on the almost predatory contact made by organizations who promote this doubtful yet legal practice sometimes pitched as 'tax-free income'.
A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan where homeowners put their homes up as collateral to receive loan proceeds. Texas authorized reverse mortgages in 1999.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on March 23, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€” 300 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Theft, state jail felony â€” 200 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Theft, Class B â€” 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Matthew Pace, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Xavier Limones, 18 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made no arrests on March 23, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” E. 3rd.
The Sweetwater Music Festival highlighted Christian music on Wednesday night, with one venue being held at the First Baptist Church. Featured in the evening were the FBC KidX Children's Choir, led by director Jenny Doggett. Also performing were the Greater Zion Choir directed by Doris Jackson. The evening concluded with the FBC men's quartet "Papa Gene and Da Boys" which included Gene Elston, Glen Bedgood, Jonathan Jones and Ted Sands (shown).
A total of 13 indictments were handed down by the Nolan County Grand Jury on Tuesday, with seven of those indictments sealed.
Lucas Anderson Turner was indicted for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony. Court papers state that the child was younger than 17 years of age. The date of offense was March 7, 2011. His bond was set at $12,000.