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March 2nd, 2012

USDA announces CRP general sign-up

March 2, 2012

Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS) Michael Scuse announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, beginning on March 12 and ending on April 6. CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation's natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

Blotters for February 29, 2012

March 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 29, 2012.

The SPD received 36, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of SW Georgia.
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Open container in vehicle x2 — 900 block of Lamar.
• Fraud — 900 block of Lamar.
• Criminal trespass — 1900 block of Douglas.
Arrested by SPD:
• Raymond Frank Gonzales, 20 — Accident involving injury.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.

March 1st

Recipe of the Week: Pear Perfection

March 1, 2012

Yogurt with Pear and Coconut
Makes 4 servings
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded
coconut
2 tablespoons graham cracker
crumbs
1/2 cup Grape-Nuts or granola
cereal
1 tablespoon granulated stevia
extract, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ripe pears, such as Anjou or
Bosc, slightly firm to the touch
3 cups 2% plain Greek yogurt
In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, cereal, sweetener and cinnamon.
Peel, core and finely chop pears.
Spoon yogurt into 4 bowls and top

Walkathon raises money for AHA

March 1, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) in Sweetwater recently held their first annual 24-Hour Treadmill Walkathon on Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
With February set aside as American Heart Month, the local hospital joined the nationwide effort to bring awareness to cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association (AHA) promotes physical activity and a healthy diet to lower the risk of developing heart disease while increasing overall health.

Parents’ involvement matters in school

March 1, 2012

No matter how smart or gifted a child is, the involvement of the child’s parents or guardians in his or her school is vital to the success of that child. Most schools and educational organizations encourage parental involvement. There are even state policies in regards to parental involvement in the schools. That’s because parental involvement has proven to increase student success and make schools better.

Five dogs available for adoption

March 1, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a family of Shepherd mix puppies — two male and two female brothers and sisters —and their mother.
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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Blotters for February 28, 2012

March 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2012.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1000 block of Beall.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1300 block of Wardale.
Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry Meneses, 26 — Public intoxication.
• Ryan Ruiz, 20 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 28, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

February 29th

Local tattoo artist wins again

February 29, 2012

Sheri Baugh, owner of Sheri’s Texas Tattoo in Sweetwater, is pictured with her two new trophies. She and husband and fellow tattoo artist, Hunter, attended the West Texas Tattoo Convention held on Feb. 24-26, in San Angelo.
Coming in first place once again is Baugh’s tattoo of Willie Nelson. The tattoo won first place in the portrait category.
Baugh also won second place in the small black and grey category. The tattoo is of her husband Hunter’s brother, Greg Crawford — a pastor of Covenant Ranch Fellowship.

County approves mass notification system contract

February 29, 2012

At the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, approval was given for an agreement with Pro Star Energy to provide electric service for county facilities.
Two presentations were heard in the morning--from the awarded company and from Priority Power Management. Both companies have had representatives attend previous meetings since this past December to share about their companies and offer updates regarding the market, which in turn affect costs.

Five enter guilty pleas

February 29, 2012

Five entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Luis Albert Ruiz pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony and received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 120 hours of community service.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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