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February 9th, 2012

AARP, IRS to offer free income tax return preparation

February 9, 2012

AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at four locations this year.
• Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on March 1 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• County-City Library Community Room in Sweetwater, located at 206 Elm Street on Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• SNAP in Sweetwater is having some repairs done so location will be changed.
• Senior Citizen Center on Avenue M in Snyder on March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blotters for February 7, 2012

February 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 7, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 200 block of E. Fourth St.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Possession of marijuana.
• Ronald Bell, 42 — Public intoxication with three prior convictions.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 7, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

February 8th

Ranch House Motel honored by Department of Defense

February 8, 2012

Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that the Ranch House Motel in Sweetwater will be honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.

Update: Eight dogs available for adoption

February 8, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a male Chihuahua from last week. Also available are three female Chihuahuas, one male wire-haired mixed breed dog and one female mixed breed dog. Newly available are two male wired haired, terriers mixes.
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.

FFB motor bank now open

February 8, 2012

First Financial bank's new motor bank is now open to customers as of 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.

One plea entered in court this week

February 8, 2012

One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.

Blotters for February 6, 2012

February 8, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault by threat — 200 block of E. Fourth St.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1900 block of Avalon.

Arrested by SPD:
• Beatrice Vera, 40 — City warrants.
• Everett Center, 27 — NCSO warrant.
• Joyce Ammons, 31 — Telephone harassment.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

February 7th

Third Annual Ridin’ For Cash Bull Bash approaches

February 7, 2012

With two years of success behind them, the third annual "Ridin' for Cash" Bull Bash is sure to be another profitable event.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Nolan County Coliseum. While the riding performances will start at 7 p.m., doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to browse the 30-plus vendor booths that will be on hand.

Ruiz honored for years of service

February 7, 2012

A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for 10 years of service to the agency. Sergio Ruiz (right), a transportation technician in the Sweetwater maintenance office, received a framed certificate and a lapel pin depicting his years of service to the department. Lauren Garduno, P.E. (left), Abilene District Engineer, made the presentation during a meeting in Abilene.

NCF gearing up for golf classic

February 7, 2012

Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.

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