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October 24th, 2011

Rehab fundraisers this week

October 24, 2011

For the second year in a row, there will be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. A Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Nolan County Annex on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, the night before the sale at Sweetwater Auction which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Rangers even Series

October 24, 2011

The Texas Rangers evened the World Series at two games apiece with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Pictured here is Texas slugger Josh Hamilton hitting a single during Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Game 5 is tonight in Arlington.

October 22nd

Blotters for Oct. 20, 2011

October 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests on Oct. 20, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Oak Street.
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
• Calvin Pittman, 53 — Theft.
• Dustin Wells, 26 — Warrant.
• Adam Garza, 25 — Contributing to a minor.
• Shawn Garza, 20 — Minor in consumption.

RSB welcomes Jason Jones as Senior VP

October 22, 2011

John Jay, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roscoe State Bank, is pleased to announce the employment of Jason Jones as Senior Vice President and Advisory Member to the Board of Directors.
"We are extremely delighted that Jason has chosen to join our bank family," stated Mr. Jay. "Jason has extensive experience in all types of agricultural lending and we believe he will be a great fit for our bank. He will office at our Sweetwater Branch and looks forward to serving the farmers and ranchers of our area.”

County celebrates National 4-H Month

October 22, 2011

Nolan County 4-H is currently celebrating National 4-H Month in October. During National 4-H Month, many local 4-H projects are on display at the County-City Library. The works, including photographs entered in contests, pillows and clothes from the 4-H Fashion Show and many photos, will be on display throughout the month of October. The hours for the library are Monday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two WASPs remembered

October 22, 2011

WASP Marjorie Ellfeldt Rees, an extremely accomplished lady who made a positive impact in the state of Kansas, died Sept. 27, 2011.
She was born August 1, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo., and spent most of her life in that area, residing in Johnson County for the last 50 years. Marjorie was an only child, and she graduated from Southwest High School and the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where she also received her MA and Ph.D. in Education Psychology. 

October 21st

Heart Walk raises over $14K

October 21, 2011

The Nolan County Heart Walk was held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater High School track. About 20 walkers raised a total of $4,244 for the event, bringing the grand total to $14,171 raised this year for the American Heart Association. The top four teams were Texas National Bank bringing in $1,381, Texas State Technical College bringing in $1,119, Sweetwater Healthcare Center bringing in $422 and Ludlum Measurements bringing in $375.

School Improvement Plan presented at school board meeting

October 21, 2011

The proposed School Improvement Plan (SIP) was presented during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night, Oct. 17, 2011 at the Administration Building.

Many items to be auctioned at Rehab shrimp peel

October 21, 2011

Shown is one of several items that will be auctioned off at the Sweetwater REHAB Shrimp Peel on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. Pictured is a 1900’s Doctor’s buggy and complete harness donated by Howard Rogers of Sweetwater. 
Also to be auctioned is a new six-seat Polaris Ranger from Max’s Kawasaki valued at $12,500. It will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Tickets to the event are $20 and available at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce or by calling 864-3557 or 235-9775. All proceeds will benefit the West Texas Rehab Center.

Blotters for October 19, 2011

October 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 700 block of Neff.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Adkins, 45 — Warrant.
• Brock Walker, 26 — Warrant/evading arrest.
• Dequion Carrington, 17 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made five arrests on Oct. 19, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

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