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October 17th, 2011
The First Responder's Appreciation and Recognition Dinner was held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The dinner honored the Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, the Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, the Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, the Sweetwater Fire Department, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, the Sweetwater Police Department and the Roscoe Police Department.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, the Sweetwater High School Marching Band competed in the Big Country Marching Festival in Abilene. For the second straight week, the Mighty Mustang Band came away with straight 1s from all judges.
Due to rain, the event was moved indoors, but Sweetwater was still able to march their show in front of an enthusiastic home crowd which included SHS principal Stacey Jones and many supporters, parents and friends.
Shown are Melinda Moncada and Jan Bartlett presenting Darrell Campbell and Amber Campbell with the check for the money raised at the benefit held in Darrell Campbellâ€™s honor. The check was presented on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Shown are Julie Hurn, Eric Reed, Jarrett Knowles, Jan Bartlett, Montie Hale, Tommy Wood, Rob Hohman, Sam Cunningham, Pat Lenoir, Mark Webb, Les Soles, Carla Hebert, Jeremy Bohall, Lance Richburg, Darrell Campbell, Melinda Moncada, Mike McElyea, Armando Renteria and Carolyn Hale at the benefit event held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, for former Sweetwater police officer Darrell Campbell, who was shot in the line of duty while serving the Snyder Police Department. $10,500 was raised at the event, exceeding the $10,000 goal.
National WASP Museum Board Member Bill Johnson recently represented the museum at the 40th annual National Stearman Fly-in at the Galesburg, Ill., Municipal Airport. Bill joined new friends of the museum, Marie and Pete Spear, there to enjoy flying in their vintage Stearman and marvel at the other 138 WWII biplanes.
Along with the Spears, Bill and the other enthusiasts toured the flight line, took airplane rides and enjoyed performances by pilots of this classic that have served in roles from military trainer to aerial applicator to show aircraft since 1934.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Oct. 13, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kendrick Buchanan, 38 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Christopher Hayes, 34 â€” Possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘ Merced Flores, 29 â€” Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on Oct. 13, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Grass fire â€”Â I-20 MM 251.
â€˘ Medical emergency â€”Â Brother English Road.
This month Region 14 Education Service Center Head Start and others like it across the country will join together to celebrate and strengthen the nationâ€™s awareness of the Head Start Program.
TSTC Sweetwater recently announced a series of culinary classes for the community.
"A Tour of Italy: Learn the Art of Italian Cuisineâ€ť is a series of four classes that will take place on Monday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m. The classes will meet on Monday, Nov. 7, 14, 28 and Dec. 5 in Room 127 of the Temple Dickson building at TSTC Sweetwater. Participants can enroll in just one class or all four. Each class costs $50 and will be taught by TSTC Sweetwater chefs.
One of the basic necessities of life is water, but there are still nearly 1 billion people who have no access to sources of pure drinking water, making way for water borne illnesses to end the lives of nearly 5 million people a year.
To fix this problem sounds like a huge undertaking, but Dr. Ted Mettetal from the small town of Athens, Texas felt called to do something about it. It all started when Dr. Mettetal began going on short-term medical mission trips in the mid-1970s. â€śI found that everywhere you go, peopleâ€™s biggest problem is getting clean water,â€ť he said.
The Sweetwater City Commission met for their first meeting of the fiscal year on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2011 at City Hall.
In attendance at the meeting were this year's Leadership Sweetwater participants, a civic program sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Jacque McCoy, executive director of the Chamber, presented the group as a whole before each member gave a personal introduction to the commission.