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October 6th, 2011

Highland teacher is Region 14 Elementary Teacher of the Year

October 6, 2011

This is the first year Highland chose to participate in the Texas Teacher of the Year selection, and their teacher, Tammy Carper, was chosen as Elementary Teacher of the Year for Region 14.

Blotters for October 4, 2011

October 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Oct. 4, 2011.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — 1500 block of Vards Lane.
• Burglary — 1500 block of Vards Lane.
• Burglary — 1300 block of James.
• Information only — 1400 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD
• Steven Opry, 26 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 4, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Timothy Ray Falls, 62, Homeless — Judgment.

October 5th

USDA Farm Service Agency increases guaranteed loan limit

October 5, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager Justin B. Holland announced that the loan limit for the Guaranteed Loan Program will increase to $1,214,000. The limit is adjusted annually based on the "Prices Paid to Farmers Index," compiled by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Two events planned for this year’s Round-Up for Rehab

October 5, 2011

For the second year in a row, there will be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. A Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Nolan County Annex on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, the night before the sale at Sweetwater Auction which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

First responders, firefighters to be honored at appreciation dinner

October 5, 2011

A Firefighter's and First Responder's Appreciation Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex starting at 6 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
The event will serve two purposes: to honor all area firefighters and first responders for their tireless efforts in protecting the community and to raise funds for the groups as well.
"We are honoring all first responders in Nolan County with a complimentary dinner for them, their spouse and the children living at their home," said event coordinators.

Becker appointed to development board

October 5, 2011

Ken Becker, Executive Director of SEED, has been appointed as an Economic Development representative to the West Central Texas Workforce Development Board (WCTWDB). “Congratulations on your appointment as an Economic Development representative to the West Central Texas Workforce Development Board. The time you will contribute to your community while serving on the Local Workforce Development Board is of extreme importance to the overall economic success of the State of Texas.

Blotters for October 3, 2011

October 5, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Oct. 3, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle x6 — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of E. 12th.
• Burglary of a vehicle x2 — 1400 block of James.
• Burglary of a vehicle x4 — 1600 block of Grand.
• Arson — 1000 block of Jennie Street.

Arrested by SPD
• Eric Brown, 23 — Warrant.
• Elida Sims, 30 — Warrant.
• Chainey Cagle, 27 — Warrant.

October 4th

Cruises given away at Brookshire’s

October 4, 2011

Several winners were announced for cruise packages at Brookshire's grocery store in Sweetwater as part of the Cruises, Cars and Cash Sweepstakes. The package includes a four-day Carnival cruise for two with $75 fun cash. The package is worth $1,044. Shown above are Sweetwater Brookshire's Store Director Charlie Peek with one cruise winner, Rodney Isom. Other winners included Janie Tolbert, Billy Brock and Jason Kittleson.

West Texas Wind Festival slated for Oct. 15

October 4, 2011

The Fifth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act The Bellamy Brothers. Local band Lawless Flatz will also perform during the event. Other attractions this year include the Plowboy Mud Bog at George Parks Field, food and craft vendors downtown, The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department barbecue cook-off and a fireworks show. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Oct.

Abilene Regional Airport to host Chamber Coffee

October 4, 2011

Abilene Regional Airport will be this month's host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Sweetwater Reporter, located at 112 W. Third Street. The City of Abilene operates Abilene Regional Airport, which provides economic development opportunities to both the private and public sectors. American Eagle services the airport and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to many places around the United States and the world.

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