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March 30th, 2012

Local farmer directs $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

March 30, 2012

ROSCOE, Texas — Seventy percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteer and the only way for these departments to update and repair their lifesaving equipment is through community donations. The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department faced a very dry year with many fires and is in need of extra funds to purchase new equipment. Thanks to one local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department can continue to keep its community and surrounding area safe.

Chamber honors FFB motor bank

March 30, 2012

First Financial Bank’s new motor bank officially opened to the public on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The new motor bank addition is located on the north side of the existing bank building on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. There are six drive up lanes, a commercial lane, a night depository and a new state-of-the-art, deposit taking ATM. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored the new addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. President and CEO Kirby Andrews, along with wife, Leah Andrews, is shown cutting the ribbon.

Blotters for March 28, 2012

March 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued eight citations and made one arrest on March 28, 2012.

The SPD received seven, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1500 block of Hailey.
• 500 block of E. Ave C.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 600 block of E. New Mexico.
Arrested by SPD:
• Michelle Castillo Jackson, 32 — Family violence assault/warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on March 28, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

March 29th

Grss fire in Nolan County

March 29, 2012

Approximately 40 acres burned in Nolan County on Thursday afternoon when a controlled burn became an uncontrolled burn. Two Sweetwater Fire Department trucks and the Trent Volunteer Fire Department tanker worked on the blaze with eight firemen working to extinguish the fire.

Williams trial continues

March 29, 2012

The second day of the Robert Williams trial took place on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The entire day was made up of further testimony from the lead investigator at the time of the incident, Tim Blount, formerly with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office. Several videos and a number of photographs were submitted to evidence and shown to the five-woman, seven-man jury.

Cornerstone to Host Dallas Teen Challenge

March 29, 2012

On Sunday, April 1, the staff and men from Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas will be sharing music, testimonies and a sermon in the 10:30 a.m. service at Cornerstone Church in Sweetwater.
Teen Challenge, now an international ministry with well over 1100 centers in 86 countries, was started in 1958 by the late David Wilkerson. It is considered one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in the world.

WTCAC to host Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

March 29, 2012

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and as a way to celebrate the efforts to end child abuse, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the seventh annual awareness banquet.
According to David McDonald, Board President, last year's banquet was a great success due to generous donors. "We are optimistically looking forward to another successful event this year."

Something new for Sweetwater

March 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Lulu’s Super Mercado, located at 1001 Lamar in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. Owner Danish Siddiqui is shown receiving his first dollar from Ambassador Gay Nell Cherry.
Also, the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Open Window, located at 316 Oak in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Blotters for March 27, 2012

March 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on March 27, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Sexual assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on March 27, 2012.

Calls for service:
• 911 misdial — North I-20.
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 257 west bound.

Total in Custody: 34

March 28th

Improvements continue at SISD

March 28, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) brought its campus report to the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Monday evening, March 26 at the Administration Building.
Heather Moore, the principal at SIS, presented an overview of the school, noting that more departmentalization has been utilized this year. Tripods--clusters of three teachers--in both the fourth and fifth grades have been established to help prepare students for the new standardized test, STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

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