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May 25th, 2012
Changes and celebrations were prevalent during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday night, May 21, 2012 at "The Hub" at Sweetwater High School (SHS).
SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman presented a plaque and expressed his appreciation to the two outgoing board members, Gail Lawrence and Jeanie McPherson--who served on the board for the past ten and six years, respectively. A reception was held prior to the meeting for family, friends and community members to show their appreciation and offer well-wishes to the ladies.
Sweetwater First United Methodist Church welcomes Stephen Gehring, the new youth minister at First United Methodist Church, and his wife, JulieAnn. Stephen, originally from College Station, and JulieAnn, of Graham, moved to Sweetwater in late April. The couple both graduated from Southwestern University, where they first met. JulieAnn majored in History and Education while Stephen studied Communication and Religion. The Gehrings moved to Colorado shortly after getting married in the spring of last year, where they had been living prior to Sweetwater.
Doug Sitter State Farm employee Rosa Johnson serves up a barbecue sandwich to Rosie Boiles at the Doug Sitter State Farm customer appreciation barbecue on Saturday, May 19. Also shown is Doug Sitter State Farm employee Jessica Rangel.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 24, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Aggravated assault â€” 700 block of Pease.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 300 block of E. 9th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Fernando Ramirez, 22 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 24, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Brandon Scott Marks, 32, of Rotan â€” Warrant/theft by check.
Arrested by DPS:
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings,Â from theÂ Avondale Baptist ChurchÂ family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
ThisÂ Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day.Â We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school.Â That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church.Â Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) recently hosted a manufacturing group. This group meets quarterly to discuss similar issues from HR to purchasing to safety and more. They also tour different manufacturing locations in Nolan County. They are shown touring TST, Inc. which recycles aluminum through a smelting process. Pictured are representatives from Buzzi Unicem USA, Ludlum Measurements, EMA and TST, Inc.
This Saturday, May 26, 2012, 21 WASP from all over the United States will beÂ returning toÂ Avenger Field in Sweetwater for Homecoming 2012.Â Some will arrive by private planes between 9-10 a.m., some will arrive by car and nine will have spent Friday night in Sweetwater.Â The WASP will be accompanied by 21 U.S.Air Force women pilots all weekend.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Young Eagles Program will offer free flightsÂ to children ages 8-17 years old.
The annual WASP Homecoming 2012 will begin with an honor parade from Nolan County Plaza at 9 a.m. to the museum.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made three arrests on May 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Valerie Renea Lopez, 30, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€¢ Keenanalan Rook, 28, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€¢ Jessie Joe Lopez, 29, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Traffic hazard â€”Â I-20 west bound.
â€¢ Vehicle accident â€”Â Bitter Creek Road.
â€¢ Stray livestock â€”Â I-20 MM 249.
â€¢ Animal control â€”Â W. Bradford Lane.
â€¢ Court Bailiff â€”Â Nolan County Court at Law.
A "Lunch and Learn Seminar" highlighting osteoporosis was held at noon on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Seibel leading the discussion and answering questions of those in attendance.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease which increases in incidence as the population ages. The cost of treatment is increased and while significant long term functional consequences can occur, mortality rates can be increased as well.
TSTC West Texas announced that Kyle Smith will join the team as Vice President of Student Learning on June 18. Smith succeeds William W. Thompson whom moved to the TSTC Systems office in December.Â
Smith is no stranger to TSTC West Texas having served as counselor for three years. Most recently, Smith served as the Dean of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer for Western Texas College. Prior to this post, he served WTC as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Psychology, Associate Dean of Instruction and Dean of Instruction.Â