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September 25th, 2012
The burn ban was approved to remain lifted in Nolan County during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, September 24 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Just last week--at their meeting on September 17, the decision was made to lift the burn ban. The continued lifting of the ban will remain in effect for the next two weeks, or until the next appointed meeting date.
Five transports were made after an one-vehicle wreck on Highway 84, north of Roscoe around 2:30 p.m.
Two patients were flown via helicopter to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. One patient was in serious condition when flown and later died from injuries sustained in the wreck while the other was in stable condition.
Three other patients were taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital via ambulance. All were in stable condition.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 109 calls for service, issued two citations and made 10 arrests from Sept. 21-23, 2012.
The SPD received 51, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of Grape.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Striking a fixed object â€”Â 200 block of Grape.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 800 block of E. 17th.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1600 block of Elm.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 15 â€” Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.
â€˘ Joshua McQueen, 17 â€” Trespassing on school property.
â€˘ Michael Amos, 49 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Mary Ballenger, 35 â€” Warrant.
Tuesday's weather will be mostly sunny and breezy with a high near 91. Winds will be from the south at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 68, and south winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
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At the Annual Sweetwater Jaycee Awards Banquet held Sept. 22, 2012, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Eddy Gossett, along with U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Albert Rodriguez, presented a flag flown on the battlefield in Afghanistan to the outgoing and incoming presidents of the Jaycee and Rooster organizations.
Staff Sgt. Gossett and Lance Corporal Rodriguez are both Sweetwater natives andÂ recently returned from deployment.
â€śAWAKENâ€ť(from Ephesians 3:14-21) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2012, the annual global day of student prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 a.m. at schools across the United States.
This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and city.
In the midst of their technological transition, Sweetwater Middle School is making even more headway by announcing a wide range of electives classes to be offered at all grade levels.
Starting on Monday, September 24, the elective classes will take the place during the regular tutorial hour--fifth period, with the mindset of learning more about students' "unique experiences, interests and learning styles" in order to "guide, support and motivate" them.
Sweetwater High School students showed their spirit on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, by dressing up for Nerd Day, last Fridayâ€™s pep rally theme.
Shown left are Sweetwater High School seniors Sage Nelson, Claire Boswell and Marissa Rameriz.
It was a weekend of celebrating at the Nolan County Coliseum.
"Everybody knew them and loved them," said Karen Reeves, Nick Walker's mom.
Nick Walker and Jeremy Claxton died in a well accident in April. Though months later, the community has come together to help out as much as they can.
"It means a lot just having everyone come and remember him and know that they're all still loving him and missing him," Karen explained.
And the memorial for the two boys was simply fitting.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 64, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.
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