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June 19th, 2012

FSA County Committee nominations begin

June 19, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2012 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

Blotters for June 15-17, 2012

June 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from June 15-17, 2012.

The SPD received 62, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of Marvin.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 900 block of W. Arizona.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of Lubbock.
• Aggravated assault — 200 block of FK Williams.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of E. 16th.
• Unattended death — 1500 block of Runnels.

June 18th

Many enter Lake Sweetwater kids fishing tournament

June 18, 2012

A total of 45 kids signed up for the kids fishing tournament on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Lake Sweetwater, sponsored by Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop and the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club. The event was held at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, with the competition running from 8-10:30 a.m. Prizes were awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds and 13-16 year olds. Judges for the competition were Mark Morgan and Jason Bond.

TSTC to lead in community projects

June 18, 2012

This year, as part of the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Women's Leadership Institute's (WLI) mission to support the TSTC Values, each TSTC location — Waco, Harlingen, Marshall and West Texas (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Sweetwater — will do a community project on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Sweetwater group spoke with Russell Jones, City of Sweetwater Director of Public Works, about painting the picnic tables at Newman Park and he was thrilled with the idea. He has also asked that the pillars of the pavilion be painted as well.

Two residents recognized for Relay efforts

June 18, 2012

The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.

Lamar Street Baptist Church invites families to Babylon

June 18, 2012

A summer family event called Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity will be hosted at Lamar Street Baptist Church from Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for children in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.

VA announces recruitment effort to hire mental health professionals

June 18, 2012

BIG SPRING, TX – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed an aggressive national mental health hiring initiative to improve recruitment and hiring, marketing, education and training programs and retention efforts for mental health professionals.

Cancer Services Network workshop planned for June 19

June 18, 2012

Cancer Services Network (CSN) plans to broadcast CancerCare’s Connect® Workshop Part III of Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Though and Beyond Cancer. This workshop entitled Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers is scheduled on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This session is for cancer survivors, their families and friends. Information will be shared to help them cope with concerns that arise after treatment.

Blotters for June 14, 2012

June 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued eight citations and made five arrests on June 14, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Towncreek.
• Harassment — 700 block of W. Sixth.
• Narcotics — 200 block of E. Fourth.

Arrested by SPD:
• Little Johnny Gutierrez, 33 — Warrant.
• Cresencio Ruiz, 58 — Public intoxication.
• Gilbert Aguilar, 20 — Possession of marijuana/possession of dangerous drug.
• Alfred Arnold, 38 — Possession of marijuana/possession of controlled substance.

June 15th

Gas prices fall again

June 15, 2012

While friends and family plan their summer road trips there’s good news again this week for drivers across the Lone Star State. The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas is now $3.33, which is five cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.51, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.27. Drivers in Sweetwater are currently paying $3.29.

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