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October 14th, 2011
One of the basic necessities of life is water, but there are still nearly 1 billion people who have no access to sources of pure drinking water, making way for water borne illnesses to end the lives of nearly 5 million people a year.
To fix this problem sounds like a huge undertaking, but Dr. Ted Mettetal from the small town of Athens, Texas felt called to do something about it. It all started when Dr. Mettetal began going on short-term medical mission trips in the mid-1970s. â€śI found that everywhere you go, peopleâ€™s biggest problem is getting clean water,â€ť he said.
The Sweetwater City Commission met for their first meeting of the fiscal year on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2011 at City Hall.
In attendance at the meeting were this year's Leadership Sweetwater participants, a civic program sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Jacque McCoy, executive director of the Chamber, presented the group as a whole before each member gave a personal introduction to the commission.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Oct. 12, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. 12th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Identity theft â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Information only â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Ashley Bohall, 26 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Kari Southern, 33 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ James Wiens, 56 â€” Public intoxication/possession of controlled substance.
Several third grade students from East Ridge Elementary and fourth and fifth grade students from Sweetwater Intermediate School were treated to a special train ride on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Only 90 students were permitted to ride, as space was limited. The students were drawn for having perfect attendance for the first six weeks. Union Pacific provided the train ride.
Round two of the Big Country BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas.
Held in the Student Center, Practice Day will allow each team a chance to practice on the actual playing field, marking it as the first time the teams get to battle their competition.
Sweetwater Independent School District conducts a program for students with above average potential in academic and creative-productive thinking skills areas in grades K-12. This gifted education program is designed to challenge students to accelerate above and beyond the regular school curriculum.
What happens after a community is completely flattened by a tornado?Â How does the community rebuild?Â Where do you even start?Â It happened in Greensburg, Kansas in 2007 and the current Mayor of Greensburg will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Texas Midwest Conference to share the unbelievable story. Mayor Bob Dixson will have a message that every community leader will appreciate.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 11, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on Oct. 11, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Stray livestock â€”Â I-20 south service road.
â€˘ Medical emergency â€”Â CR 108.
â€˘Â Close patrol â€”Â S. Blanco, Blackwell.
â€˘Â Inmate transport/medical â€”Â E. Arizona.
â€˘ Suspicious vehicle â€”Â I-20 MM 241 west bound.
â€˘Â Animal control â€”Â Ridge Crest Road.
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.
One in eight women have a chance at developing invasive breast cancer some time during her life. For Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), that statistic is one too many. This October, the local hospital is launching an initiative that will increase awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research on behalf of the American Cancer Society.