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April 7th, 2011
As a way to "celebrate the efforts to end child abuse", the 6th Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet was held on Tuesday evening, April 5, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, sponsored by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC).
Peggy Parrott with the WTCAC led a presentation honoring the late Amy Rainey, who was instrumental in setting up the Angel Tree program eight years ago. A spinoff of the Salvation Army outreach with the same moniker, children who receive services from the Advocacy Center receive Christmas gifts from citizens within the community.
Blackwell One Act Play students competed in a One Act Play Zone contest in Roby on March 22 and advanced on to the District competition. The play was "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro. Shown (front row, from left to right) Cody Shamblin, Jayden Jones, Summer Mull, Ashely Jeter, Amanda Hoyle (back row) Tory Taylor, Caleb Jeter, Jessica Morrow, Brandon Elliott, Kaitlyn Gaston, Elizabeth Rozzlle and Caleb Magness. Not pictured are Leonor Castelo, Nick Shults and Janet Magness, Director.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 5, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Sam Houston.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Julie Aguilar, 39 â€”Â Stalking.
â€˘ Kevin Gutierrez, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on April 5, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Barret Price Stanley, 29, of Snyder â€” Midland County/warrant.
Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 32nd District Court Judge Glen Harrison denied the request for a temporary injunction of residents from Oak Creek Reservoir and Lake Sweetwater to stop the City of Sweetwater's implementation of the new lease agreement.
A packed courtroom of residents â€” with even some hallway overflow â€” attended the nearly three-and-a-half hour hearing held at the Nolan County Courthouse. Leading the cause was Clarence Brockett, Jr., an attorney from Midland who also is a recent lake property owner.
In 2010 Goodwill Industries was awarded their first grant funding for veteran's assistance. Other funding for veteransâ€™ assistance is supported by proceeds from the sale of $2 Veterans Cash scratch-off lottery tickets. This in itself has helped many veterans in so many ways.
Goodwill Industries of West Texas helps support veterans from young to old. Those who have served our country now have support that was well past due.
Emmanuel Fellowship Church is excited to host one of Christian musicâ€™s hottest new bands, The City Harmonic,Â in Sweetwater on Sunday, April 10, for three dynamic performances. With their new song â€śManifestoâ€ť rocking the airwaves and continued exposure to Christian media outlets around the country, their presence in Sweetwater will prove to be an amazing morning of worship and an unforgettable evening concert.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 4, 2011.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of NE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft and debit/credit card abuse â€”Â 100 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 900 block of E. Louisiana.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 900 block of E. 16th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 16 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Jordan Houston, 18 â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
A Sweetwater family lost their home and all of their belongings in an early morning fire on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, it is believed that the fire began near a furnace around 5:45 a.m. at 2109 Chester Street. There were no smoke detectors in the house. According to Madden, the mother of the home just happened to wake up and smell smoke. She immediately got one child out and ran through smoke to get her second child to safety. They all made it out okay, but they lost all of the belongings and their home.
Marjorie Wilks and Billie Carmichael, Woman's Forum members have been helping the County-City Library by helping with the Library Tag Day campaign for at least a combined total of 24 years. Marjorie will again be at the Texas National Bank selling Library Tags like she has for the past 12 years. Woman's Forum members will be at Texas National Bank, First Financial Bank, Roscoe State Bank, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, the Post Office and some members will be selling tags in the downtown area from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Library Tags are sold for any amount of donation.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the building located at 317 Oak Street. The Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center provides the first step in the healing process for children and their families, said spokesperson Teresa Zarate.
Last year, a total of 513 children from Nolan, Fisher, Mitchell, Scurry and Borden counties received services from the center, with 169 of those children from Nolan County.