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September 17th, 2011

Nolan County food and shelter program awarded federal funds

September 17, 2011

The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Darrell Campbell determined to recover

September 17, 2011

The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."

Local donations taken to Bastrop

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.

Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center progresses

September 17, 2011

Tenaska continues to make steady progress in development of its proposed Trailblazer Energy Center, with recent milestones including securing a partial water supply and completion of engineering studies, said Helen Manroe, Tenaska development director.

September 16th

Nolan County Board of Realtors questioning flood zone

September 16, 2011

The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.

Grandparents Day lunch at Southeast

September 16, 2011

A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.

Resident appointed to Texas Commission on the Arts by Gov. Perry

September 16, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Texas Commission on the Arts. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas, and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.

Blotters for September 14, 2011

September 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of E. Alabama.

Calls for service:
• Class A assault — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD
• Tina Limon, 42 — Theft.
• Amber Welch, 23 — Theft/warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.

Calls for service:
• MHMR transport — Wichita Falls.
• Suspicious vehicle — CR 181.

September 15th

Grandparents Day lunch at SIS

September 15, 2011

A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Shown above are Hope Peek, student at SIS with her grandmother, Glenda Bedwell and her great-grandparents, Billy and Irene Spears. The three traveled eight hours from Nashville, Arkansas to have lunch with their granddaughter. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.

4-H Food Fun Night planned

September 15, 2011

Four-H members and youth interested in learning more about the 4-H food and nutrition project are invited to participate in a multi-county Food Fun Night on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Ranch House located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. To register, call the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048. Cost for the camp is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members, which includes supper. Registration may be paid at the workshop.

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