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October 4th, 2011

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.

Capital Farm Credit announces $50 million patronage distribution to customers

October 4, 2011

Snyder, Texas — The Capital Farm Credit Board of Directors recently approved a $50 million cash distribution by retiring a portion of previously-allocated equities to be paid this fall.
This amount represents more than three times, or $35 million, more than the 2010 retirement. Capital Farm Credit, a customer-owned cooperative, continues to demonstrate its financial strength and stability and longstanding tradition of sharing earnings with its customers.

Blotters for September 30 - October 2, 2011

October 4, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 167 calls for service, issued 24 citations and made 16 arrests from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2011.

The SPD received 71, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Poplar.
• Theft — 2000 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD
• Steven Johnston, 22 — Theft.
• Magan Riley, 22 — Theft.
• Adam Pauley, 22 — Possession of marijuana.
• Jennifer Jones, 30 — Theft.
• Henry Payne, 26 — Warrants.
• Victor Fields, 28 — Warrants.
• Eric Brown, 23 — Possession of a controlled substance/warrant.

October 3rd

Fourth graders attend Kids On the Land at 69 Ranch

October 3, 2011

On September 20, Katherine Dickson and her family gave 4th graders from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell the opportunity to participate in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program at the 69 Ranch near Maryneal, in which Ms. Dickson owns the land. Peggy Maddox, former SISD SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.

Phil Wilson Selected to Lead Texas Department of Transportation

October 3, 2011

AUSTIN - During their regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission selected Phil Wilson as the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 19th executive director, effective October 17, 2011. Wilson currently serves as senior vice president of public affairs for Luminant, an electric generation company headquartered in Dallas, and previously served as Texas Secretary of State.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Top Seller

October 3, 2011

Brysen Cantu, a student of Mrs. Hastey at Sweetwater Christian School, had top sales in the school's Cookie Dough Fundraiser. He and the other students sold cookie dough during the month of September in order to raise money for the school, which is a non-profit organization. Sweetwater Christian School is located at 507 Locust Street.

Coleman County Fatal Crash

October 3, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 6:50 p.m., three people were killed and one was injured in a two vehicle head on crash in Coleman County. Mario Gonzales Rios was driving a 2008 Hyundai four door East bound on U.S. HWY 67 near the community of Talpa in Coleman County. Lucio Mendoza was driving a 2004 GMC pickup West bound on the same highway. The East bound Hyundai, driven by Rios, crossed over into the West bound lane striking the GMC pickup head on.

September 30th

Police Department is “Part of the Family”

October 1, 2011

Gabe Cherry, Grant Cherry and Gil Cherry are shown with Police Chief Kelley, Sam Cunningham, Ray Cornutt and Armando Renteria. Family RV Center has given the entire Police Department “I’m Part of the Family” T-shirts and in-store coupons in a gesture of appreciation for the services the Department provides to the community on a daily basis. Family RV Center is located at 1410 NW Georgia, exit 243 on IH 20.

Firefighter Appreciation Dinner

October 1, 2011

A Firefighter's Appreciation Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex starting at 6:00 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
The event will serve two purposes: to honor all area firefighters for their tireless efforts during this extreme wildfire season and to raise funds for the groups as well.

Sweetwater Heart Walk 2011

October 1, 2011

It's time to lace up those running shoes for a good cause--the 2011 Sweetwater Heart Walk.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 8 at the Sweetwater Mustang track field. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Participants can walk on the track or a route on the streets will be mapped out.
The local Heart Walk, a fundraising initiative which supports the American Heart Association (AHA), has been taking place for over 20 years. Usually held in the spring, event coordinator Jerrie Gee stated that this year's walk was moved to the fall.

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