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September 25th, 2012
Dr. Robert Eaker was named the 2012 Outstanding Young Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Ray Cornutt, the 2011 Outstanding Young Citizen, made the presentation for this year's Outstanding Young Citizen, which was awarded to Dr. Robert Eaker.
Dr. Eaker came to Sweetwater in 2005. He and his wife, Lisa, have three sons--Garrison, age nine; Grayson, age seven; and three-year-old Elliott.
Jan Smith was named the 2012 Outstanding Female Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Outstanding Female Citizen, Leah Andrews, made the presentation for the 2012 Outstanding Female Citizen, Jan Toland Smith.
"The 2012 Female Outstanding Citizen is truly one of the most inspirational women I have ever met. When I speak with other folks about her, without fail the conversation always turns to the same things. Everyone mentions some of the same endearing and admirable traits," said Andrews.
Cyrus Dale McCreight was named the 2012 Outstanding Male Citizen at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Outstanding Male Citizen, Vershell Smith, made the presentation for the 2012 Outstanding Male Citizen, Cyrus Dale McCreight.
"President Foster, members of the Chamber and guests, I have a gentleman to announce," said Smith. "This person is a rather private individual, but full of life. He is smart, sociable, religious and some say, very complex."
Roscoe State Bank was named the 2012 Business of the Year at the 48th Annual Chamber Banquet on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Last year's Business of the Year, Wind Energy Turbine Services (WETS), made the presentation for the 2012 Business of the Year, Roscoe State Bank. Reece McCain made the presentation.
"In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States. The Model T by Ford wasnât in production yet. People havenât ever heard the term World War. But in early December of that same year, this 2012 Business of the Year opened its doors for the first time 106 years ago," he stated.
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 âÂ 200 block of Grape.
â˘ Burglary of a building âÂ 800 block of E. 17th.
â˘ Theft âÂ 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.
Any rain on the way this week? Head to weather.gov to find out.
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.
âAWAKENâ(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.