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June 2nd, 2012
While most of Texas was grilling barbecue and splashing in the pool on Memorial Day, seven outstanding student musicians from the Sweetwater High School Band were participating in the UIL State Solo Contest. The competitors, along with accompanist Bonnie Walters, chaperones Riley and Judith Kitchens, and director Ross Grant, traveled to Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, where the top musicians from across Texas performed for judges.
Shaun Hamilton--one of the original jump rope boys from Philip Nolan and former SHS athlete--returned to Sweetwater with his wife Felicia on Monday, May 21 for two events held for students within the Sweetwater school district.
The Hamiltons first took part as keynote speakers in the "Female Force" student workshop for all 8th through 12th girls on Monday morning at the Center in the local TSTC West Texas Campus.
For the past 39 years the same passionate and caring man has been the face of Sweetwater FFA. Kenneth Dudensing has impacted a countless number of Sweetwater Independent School District students starting in the eighth grade and continuing with them all the way through the 12th grade. He has finally decided to hang up his welding helmet, frock and clippers. After almost four decades with Sweetwater Independent School District, Kenneth will be retiring.
The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, located at 326 FM 2035. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. and will be the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon will be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.
Students at Sweetwater High School took certification tests in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. The test certify the students as Microsoft Specialists.
All motorcycle enthusiasts are summoned to ride for a good, green cause in June. The fourth annual Ride for Wind event, which benefits Women of Wind Energy, will be held in Sweetwater on June 22-23.
Shermco Industries founded the event and has sponsored it each year to help raise money for scholarships that promote women in the wind industry through the Women of Wind Energy organization.
The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 30, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1200 block of Beall.
â€¢ 1400 block of McCauley.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Forgery â€” 900 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Ordinance violation-Illegal dumping â€” 1500 block of W. Texas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Leda Charbonnet, 37 â€” Duty upon striking.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on May 30, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
In the article from yesterday's paper stating the primary election results, I incorrectly noted that Jerry D. Hulcy earned the Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1 seat. While he did in fact earn more votes in comparison to current commissioner Terry Willman (118 to 73 votes), this was only a primary election. This race will officially be determined following the November elections. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused to the readers and those involved in the election.
Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer
When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably donâ€™t picture a woman. But women operate more than
30 percent of the more than
3 million farms in Americaâ€”making them a large part of raising your food.