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May 12th, 2012

SHS graduate named Nurse of the Year

May 12, 2012

Lubbock Heart Hospital announced that Kristen Martin, BSN, RN, Cardiac Critical Care Unit Charge Nurse, was named the 2012 Nurse of the Year.
Kristen is a graduate of Sweetwater High School and she received her BSN degree from the Texas Tech School of Nursing in 2003. She started her nursing career at Lubbock Heart Hospital in 2006.
“I am so honored to receive the LHH Nurse of the Year Award. I would like to thank my team members in CCCU and those who nominated me,” Kristen stated.

Local churches planning Mother’s Day services

May 12, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church family we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
We want to wish all the mothers a very Happy Mother's Day. We will honor our mothers this Sunday morning and we will cancel the evening service so that families may spend the evening together.

From the family farm to the family table

May 12, 2012

Garlicky Beef Kabobs
By Shana Beattie
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
2 pounds beef sirloin

Two dogs available for adoption

May 12, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male beagle and a male pit bull. According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Nolan County receives ample rainfall

May 12, 2012

Nolan County received an ample amount of rain on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The following are rainfall amounts for the county.
Oak Creek, 2.10 inches; Lake Trammell, 2.00 inches; Lake Sweetwater, 2.00 inches; Filter Plant, 2.20 inches; Booster B, 1.90 inches; Wastewater Plant, 2.40 inches; Well Field P.S., 1.90 inches; and CR 151, 1.60 inches.
The following are rainfall amounts for the month of May in Nolan County.

Mother’s Day celebrated at Cornerstone Christian Preschool

May 12, 2012

Brittany and Marly Weaver pose for their Mother’s Day teapot frame picture at Cornerstone Christian Preschool on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Mother’s Day celebrated at Cornerstone Christian Preschool

May 12, 2012

The four-year-old class at Cornerstone Christian Preschool celebrated Mother's Day on Friday, May 11, 2012. The children and their mothers enjoyed building teapot picture frames, playing concentration games, reading Mother's Day books and eating lunch together.

May 11th

Sweetwater sixth grade band earns all ones

May 11, 2012

On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Sweetwater sixth grade band followed in the footsteps of the middle school and high school band as they came home with superior ratings at the Clyde Invitational Band Festival.
"This is an exciting moment," explained director Ross Grant. "This is these student's first-ever contest performance. They perform on an unfamiliar stage before three adjudicators. It is a great opportunity for them to put their new skills to the test. The kids must focus in and do their best."

Gas price drops again

May 11, 2012

Crude oil prices declined over the last week and the prices at the pump continued a steady, month-long decline. This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is down seven cents and sits at $3.61, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 
The national average is down for a fifth consecutive week and is now $3.74, which is six cents less than last week. 

Blotters for May 9, 2012

May 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 9, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of NE Georgia.
• Assault — 400 block of E. 12th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Tanner Engel, 21 — Disorderly conduct.
• Henry Payne, 26 — Warrants.
• Mark Williams, 28 — Evading arrest/detention.
• Christopher Ramos, 20 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on May 9, 2012.

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