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August 6th, 2012
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female border collie mix and a female boxer mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™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.
The supply list for Sweetwater Independent School District has been updated. Notice that hand sanitizer and wipes have been removed from the list. Parents are asked to not send these products to school with their children. Children should be monitored when using products that contain alcohol because it poses a possible health risk to them. In order to provide children with a safe and healthy learning environment, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in multiple locations on every campus and their use will be monitored by teachers.
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Two area crashes claimed the lives of two area residents on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
At 1:36 a.m. on Saturday, Sammy Ken Castillo, 39, of Snyder, was driving a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle east bound on County Road 4114 in Scurry County. At the intersection of County Road 4114 and County Road 4129, the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jule Culp at 2:04 a.m. His body was taken to Wright Colonial Funeral Home in Snyder. The next of kin have been notified. Castillo was not wearing a helmet.
To be normal,
Would be a sin
Worse than vodka, brandy,
â€” Alex Moschella, "A World in My Eyes: The Dusk of Autism"
The author of the poetry book is a relative unknown...but he happens to be a local high schooler.
Fifteen-year-old Moschella--an incoming Sweetwater High School sophomore--has been writing poetry since sixth grade, filling up composition books to deal with his autism/Asperger's syndrome. When he showed his hobby off to some of his high school teachers, one of them encouraged him to take his writing to the next level.
Texas State Technical College West Texas has several new and revamped programs as well as state-of-the-art additions to facilities that will be available this fall. The following is a campus-by-campus list of whatâ€™s new.
The only laundromat in Sweetwater, Quick-Wash received a large load this past week. A total of 25 new washers were installed in addition to the 18 new dryers that have already been installed. Customers were still able to wash their laundry that day as only one row was installed at a time.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Aug. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 47, 911 calls.
â€˘ Broadway and Bluebonnet.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘ Theft â€” 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 200 block of W. Fifth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Felecity Gonzales, 26 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Adriana Jiminez, 22 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Crystal Jiminez, 19 â€” Warrant.
The T.A.G. Teen Ministry at the Word of God Church recently attended Extreme Camps.
"We had a glorious time with five days of spiritual exhortation, feeding of the Word, exalting our Lord and showing the love of God to our brothers and sisters in Christ and the lost at camp. We had a commitment as a ministry together to unify in one mind, one heart, and one spirit," said Pastor Dale Stowe.
Phone scams, unfortunately, are continuing to target the region, but this time the calls are being made from international areas.
Elsie Armstead of Roscoe shared her experience of an attempted phone scam, noting that the call came up as "Kingston Jim" on her Caller ID. However, she said that the name is a cover-up for Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of the country.