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Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers that they have until Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The sales closing date is actually Sept. 1, 2012, but producers have until Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, to purchase coverage this year because Sept. 1 falls on a weekend and the following Monday is a holiday.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Americans are a people of spectators. We sit and watch ball games, television programs and movies.Â This mind set has slipped into our churches where we hire pastors and staff and then show up on Sunday morning, sit with arms folded, and say, â€śOkay, show me what you got!â€ťÂ Itâ€™s like the family that visited the church and then at home the dad said, â€śThe preacher was too boring.â€ťÂ The mom said, â€śThe music was too loud.â€ť The teenager said, â€śThe youth were snobs,â€ť but the little boy said, â€śI thought it was a pretty good show for a quarter.â€ťÂ
This yearâ€™s Sammy Baugh Classic began yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 30, as the Roscoe Plowboys challenged the DeLeon Bearcats. The Plowboys were defeated 38-6 at the game.
Jenny Johnson, MD, a sports medicine physician and a 2000 graduate of Sweetwater High School, has returned to the area to work at Texas Sport and Spine in Abilene.
Jenny graduated Cum Laude from Texas Christian University, achieving Departmental Honors in Neuroscience, and she knew that she wanted to pursue medicine. She then attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine where she was invited to join the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was voted â€śBest Personalityâ€ť in her graduating medical class in 2008.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Aug. 29, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of W. First.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€”Â 1200 block of Grand.
â€˘ Family violence assault/impede breath â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Aug. 29, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Preston Allen White, 23, of Merkel â€” Warrant/violation of probation.
Friday's forecast will kick off a weekend of warm temperatures leading up to the Labor Day holiday. Today will be sunny with high near 97. Winds will be calm and then shift to the east-northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight we'll have a low around 72. Skies will be mostly clear, with winds east-southeast at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, winds will come from the south.
AUSTIN, Texas â€” During the Labor Day holiday period alcohol-related crashes killed fewer people in Texas last year than in any year since 2003.
But, state officials don't want this lower number to put Texans at ease. Law enforcement will still work thousands of overtime hours this month to crack down on drinking and driving during the holiday. The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) "Drink. Drive. Go to Jail." campaign begins August 17 and runs through Labor Day.
A Labor Day event, â€śBurgers Buy the Pool,â€ť will be held on Monday, Sept. 3. This event is being held as a fundraiser, hosted by JavaJax in Sweetwater, for the Nolan County Girl Scouts to help with their efforts in restoring the swimming pool at Camp Boothe Oaks.
Improvements to the pool are necessary in order for the Girl Scouts to have an energy efficient, ADA compliant swimming pool that would draw full enrollment for a Summer Resident Girl Scout Camp to once again be held at the local camp facility.
Freddie the Fire Truck is back in Sweetwater after a hiatus from teaching the children of Sweetwater about fire safety.
Freddie the Fire Truck came to Sweetwater Fire Department about 20 years ago. He had served a long life of educating and entertaining local children. Freddie the Fire Truck has had some rough times in the recent past, with Freddie getting to be the age he is, and unfortunately, was unable to continue his work with the local school fire prevention and safety programs due to his advanced age and the wear and tear of Freddie's components.
The vote on the city's tax rate for the 2012 Tax Year was held at a brief Sweetwater City Commissioners' meeting on Tuesday morning, August 28, 2012 at City Hall.
The commission approved the ordinance fixing and levying the rate of $.463 per $100 valuation, under the motion stating "that the property tax rate be increased by the adoption of a tax rate of $.463000, which is effectively a 15.41 percent increase in the tax rate."
A record vote was also taken of the attending commission members, in which they were in unanimous approval.