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October 21st, 2011

Many items to be auctioned at Rehab shrimp peel

October 21, 2011

Shown is one of several items that will be auctioned off at the Sweetwater REHAB Shrimp Peel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. Pictured is a 1900’s Doctor’s buggy and complete harness donated by Howard Rogers of Sweetwater. 
Also to be auctioned is a new six-seat Polaris Ranger from Max’s Kawasaki valued at $12,500. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Tickets to the event are $20 and available at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce or by calling 864-3557 or 235-9775. All proceeds will benefit the West Texas Rehab Center.

Blotters for October 19, 2011

October 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 700 block of Neff.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Adkins, 45 — Warrant.
• Brock Walker, 26 — Warrant/evading arrest.
• Dequion Carrington, 17 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made five arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

October 20th

Officers rescue kidnapped family

October 20, 2011

A family was saved by members of the Sweetwater Police Department in a kidnapping incident that began in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 and ended in Frederick, Okla. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

BEST robotics competition is Saturday

October 20, 2011

The final event of the Big County BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas. Machine Check-In Day will be on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at noon in the TSTC Sweetwater Student Center. This will lead into the final event, Contest Day, on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the actual competition will take place.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

October 20, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that in response to drought conditions, the Texas FSA State Committee authorized emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for 92 Texas counties effective Nov. 1, 2011, for the fiscal year (FY) 2012 winter/spring period. Emergency grazing for FY 2011 ends on Oct. 31, 2011.

Petticoats on the Prairie this weekend

October 20, 2011

Petticoats on the Prairie is again coming to West Texas. "Petticoats on the Prairie is a vintage article and antique showcase that West Texas people can come to for the weekend and not have to travel across the state,” explained free-lance designer Cecilia Scott, who with several other women who call themselves the Rodeo Queens, are behind the event. Scott, a Colorado City native who came back to West Texas to live in the family home made from an old church, believes wide open rural spaces foster a greater percentage of creativity than cities.

Blotters for October 18, 2011

October 20, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 13 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 18, 2011.

The SPD received 1, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Theft — 1600 block of E. 15th.
• Theft of prescription medication — 1300 block of E. Broadway.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Oct. 18, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Dennis Dewayne Dison, 41, of Sweetwater — Gregg County warrant/violation of probation.

October 19th

Grand Jury indicts 10

October 19, 2011

Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court documents state that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.

County proclaims Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 19, 2011

Local breast cancer survivors and local officials hung a wreath in the lobby of the Nolan County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Nolan County. The event was co-sponsored by the Women's Health Awareness Program at the Alliance for Women and Children, Vera West Women's Center in Abilene, West Central Texas Chapter Oncology Nursing, Your Women's Center at Abilene Regional Medical Center and the American Cancer Society.

Kiwanis Club holds pancake supper

October 19, 2011

The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater recently hosted their largest annual fundraiser, the Pancake Supper, on Friday night, Oct. 14, 2011. Before the Sweetwater Mustangs took on the Big Spring Steers that night, the Sweetwater High School cafeteria was filled with area residents enjoying a late-day breakfast. The pancake supper has always been a success in the past due in part to the incredible collaborative efforts between Kiwanis members, local sponsors and even support from outside of the city.

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