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June 16th, 2011

Immunization Fun Day set for June 22

June 16, 2011

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but they have set this day to emphasis the importance of making sure children’s immunizations are up-to-date. They plan to make it a special day for the children; each child receiving immunizations will receive a balloon, stickers and more. Also, parents will have a chance to win a $50 gas card.

City dam upkeep begins

June 16, 2011

The City Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011 at City Hall.
The minutes from the monthly meeting held on May 17 and the Budget Retreat on May 12 were both approved, as well as the Mid-Year Agreed Upon Procedures report presented by Certified Public Accountant Cathrine Wilks. The report covered the fiscal period which ended on March 31 of this year, and out of six areas, all were reported as good with no exceptions.

Blotters for June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on June 14, 2011.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 600 block of W. 6th.
• Information only — 200 block of E. Ave. B.
• Unattended death — Lakewood Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
• Elva Lopez-Soto, 46 — Warrants.
• Jerry Meeks, 49 — Warrants.

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

Calls for service:
• Close patrol — CR 234.

June 15th

Roscoe approves fireworks show

June 15, 2011

The Roscoe City Council voted unanimously to approve a permit for having a fireworks show July 2. Roscoe City Manager Cody Thompson said they will consult with the fire department before they make the decision to go forward with the fireworks display as the date draws nearer, but said it was best to plan as if they will be able to have the show in case conditions improve.
Thompson pointed out that it has rained during the last two July 4th celebrations, causing the City of Roscoe to either cancel or cut their show in half.

SEED to join in workforce project

June 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Enter-prise for Economic Devel-opment (SEED) Board of Directors met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Action items approved at the meeting were the minutes from the May meeting and the payment of accounts payable. The financial statements from April 2011 were approved as well, with reports of various payments and projects in good standing.

Over a thousand acres burned

June 15, 2011

According Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 1,116 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban. The Nolan County Commissioners recently passed an ordinance banning the sale or use of fireworks in the county.

Blotters for June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on June 13, 2011.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1400 block of Stanely.
• 200 block of Elm.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joe Leija, 33 — Warrant.
• Danorris Smith, 20 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Kenneth Acorn, 21 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Shyvina Slaton, 17 — Public intoxication.

June 14th

Man cited for illegal burning

June 14, 2011

According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban.

Sale and use of fireworks banned

June 14, 2011

In light of the Lake Trammell fire on Friday, June 10, some decisions were made by the Nolan County Commissioners at its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A major approval was made banning the sale and use of fireworks due to the extremely dry weather conditions. Audience input was offered at the beginning of the discussion, with most voicing their agreement in the ban.

Flag Burning Cermony Postponed

June 14, 2011

The annual Flag Day retirement ceremony at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge has been postponed due to the Nolan County burn ban and will be rescheduled when the burn ban is lifted.

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