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May 2nd, 2011
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist whoâ€™s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. It was nearly ten years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold a special volunteer coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Pioneer Museum.
"If you have volunteered for anything involving the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce in the past year, come on by and enjoy the event," said Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy. "The Pioneer Museum will be the host for the special coffee, but this coffee is not only for chamber members, but for chamber volunteers."
What would you do to inspire todayâ€™s youth? Would you skate across America? Well thatâ€™s what Austin Szelkowski, the Freedom Skater, is doing. He started just across Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, on October 4, 2010 and plans to travel across the United States to Santa Monica, California by mid-June. If you were one of the lucky residents of Sweetwater, you saw him skate down Broadway about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
Ludlum Measurements, Inc., a local manufacturer of radiation detection equipment, has experienced a significant increase in business due to the disaster in Japan, according to Mick Truitt, vice president of sales, marketing and business development.
Japan is still dealing with the results of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and following tsunami. Not only are they working to clean up from that disaster, they also continue to deal with the resulting radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant, and thatâ€™s where Ludlumâ€™s comes into the picture.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting on Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Newly appointed board member Jose Villafranca was sworn in at the meeting. Administering the oath of office to Villafranca was Board Chairman Carlos Alvarado.
During the meeting, two topics generated a great deal of discussion, the Phase Two portion of the Energy Services Project/Building Improvement Project, which consists of the renovation of the Medical Surgical Unit, and the proposed Hospitalist Program.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on April 27, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Logan Glass, 22 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€¢ Julie Aguilar, 38 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Malaki Owusu Bender, 40 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/parole violation and family violence assault causes bodily injury.
Sweetwater will host its second annual GreenFest at the Nolan County Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Â The event will feature live music, food, family activities, new energy innovations, electric and hybrid vehicles, large wind energy parts, international films about Sweetwater and Nolan County, and more.Â TXU Energy and Altezza Global are the GreenFest sponsors along with the Mayorâ€™s Youth Task Force and the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.Â
On Monday afternoon, April 4, 2011, between 4:45 and 5 p.m., on the 900 block of E. 16th Street, Chris Spaulding stated that he and his son, Corbyn Spaulding were unloading groceries from the vehicle and bringing them into the house. Mr. Spaulding was just entering into the kitchen area with an arm full of groceries, when he heard a sound outside that sounded like a gun shot. When Mr. Spaulding rushed out side the front door he noticed his son holding his right abdominal side area. Spaulding stated that Corbyn, his son, told him that he felt like he got stung by a wasp.
The presidential search committee for Texas State Technical College System announces two finalists under consideration as the next president of TSTC West Texas: Dr. Irene Cravey, vice president of student learning at TSTC Marshall; and Dr. Paul Gasparro, vice president for academic affairs of Seminole State College, Okla.
On April 30 and May 1, the best MotoTrials riders in the country will come to Blackwell, TX to compete in the first two rounds of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) National MotoTrials Championship Series. MotoTrials is an off-road motorcycle sport that tests rider skill by sending them through 12 obstacle sections per day; sections consist of natural obstacles such as rocks and hills.