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August 4th, 2012

Cassi Burtram to speak at Cornerstone

August 4, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Blotters for Aug. 2, 2012

August 4, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Aug. 2, 2012.

The SPD received 47, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• Broadway and Bluebonnet.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Alamo.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of W. Alabama.
• Theft — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Burglary of a habitation — 200 block of W. Fifth.
Arrested by SPD:
• Felecity Gonzales, 26 — Theft.
• Adriana Jiminez, 22 — Warrant.
• Crystal Jiminez, 19 — Warrant.

August 3rd

Church members attend extreme camps

August 3, 2012

The T.A.G. Teen Ministry at the Word of God Church recently attended Extreme Camps.
"We had a glorious time with five days of spiritual exhortation, feeding of the Word, exalting our Lord and showing the love of God to our brothers and sisters in Christ and the lost at camp. We had a commitment as a ministry together to unify in one mind, one heart, and one spirit," said Pastor Dale Stowe.

Scam hits locally

August 3, 2012

Phone scams, unfortunately, are continuing to target the region, but this time the calls are being made from international areas.
Elsie Armstead of Roscoe shared her experience of an attempted phone scam, noting that the call came up as "Kingston Jim" on her Caller ID. However, she said that the name is a cover-up for Kingston, Jamaica, the capital of the country.

Fire rekindles, burns 45 more acres

August 3, 2012

A fire that burned 20 acres on Wednesday near County Road 143 and County Road 144 rekindled on Thursday and firefighters battled the blaze until about midnight on Thursday. They continued to monitor the fire on Friday morning as well.
Battling the blaze were the Sweetwater Fire Department, Texas Forest Service, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department.

Highland ISD accepting ballot applications

August 3, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for a place on the Highland ISD General Election Ballot. The filing period began on July 21, 2012 and will continue through August 20, 2012.  Applications are available in the Superintendent’s office and may be picked up and/or dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Blotters for August 1, 2012

August 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 300 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Victor Fields, 29 — Criminal trespass.
• Charles McLarty, 58 — Driving while intoxicated/evading.
• Julian Cuellar, 29 — Family violence assault.
• Bobby Rayson, 50 — Warrants.
• Francisco Solis, 19 — Public intoxication.

August 2nd

Chamber coffee held in renovated SHS library

August 2, 2012

The Chamber Coffee for the month of August was held at the newly remodelled Sweetwater High School Library.
The Sweetwater High School Library subscribes to GrolierOnline for students. The website offers reference databases, encyclopedias in English and Spanish, science and social studies encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri, 1,100 different newspapers from around the world, 765 magazines online and interactive atlas and maps. Students can access all this information at school or at home.
Find more photos from this month's Coffee event in today's paper.

Grass fire burns 20 acres

August 2, 2012

A grass fire started on Wednesday afternoon where a vehicle had wrecked a little bit earlier on County Road 143 near the intersection of County Road 144 in Nolan County. It burned right around 20 acres of densely wooded area. 
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the terrain was very tough and the undergrowth was thick. Maryneal, Roscoe, Nolan and Sweetwater all had trucks on scene trying to contain the blaze. There were three power line poles that burned and dropped the lines down into the trees which made things more difficult and dangerous for the firemen on scene. 

FSA accepting Emergency Farm Loan applications

August 2, 2012

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.

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