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February 1st, 2012

First trash picking event a success

February 1, 2012

Several teams helped in the First Annual Sweetwater Trash Pickers event held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The teams cleaned up Alabama Street from the Interstate 20 exit to Newman Street. About 45 people showed up to the event and picked up everything from golf balls, dirty diapers, tools, beer bottles, Styrofoam cups and straws, Lotto tickets and much more.
"It was amazing how much ground we covered in two hours," said event organizer Russ Petty. "It was great to see how many people care about our little corner of the world."

Four dogs available for adoption

February 1, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female terrier mix. Also available are a female collie mix, a male chihuahua and a male collie mix.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

AARP, IRS to offer free income tax return preparation

February 1, 2012

AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at four locations this year.
• Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on Feb. 2, March 1 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• County-City Library Community Room in Sweetwater, located at 206 Elm Street on Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• SNAP in Sweetwater is having some repairs done so location will be changed.
• Senior Citizen Center on Avenue M in Snyder on Feb. 8, March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blotters for January 30, 2012

February 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 700 block of Silas.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jonathan Ray Vasquez, 22, of Sweetwater — Judgment.
• Stetson Scott Shirley, 21, of Sweetwater — Warrants/motion to revoke probation and duty on striking unattended vehicle.

Calls for service:

January 31st

Home invasion pays off

January 31, 2012

Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy stores recently brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.

EQIP ranking period ends Friday, Feb. 3

January 31, 2012

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Feb. 3, 2012. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

Texas National Bank to host Chamber Coffee

January 31, 2012

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in the bank's lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.

Blotters for January 27-29, 2012

January 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 10 arrests from Jan. 27-29, 2012.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• 2000 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Texas.
• Burglary — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Sexual assault — 200 block of Jenny George.
• Assault — 1600 block of Grand Ave.
• Theft — 1300 block of James.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of W. Third.

January 30th

Caregiving meeting planned at RPMH

January 30, 2012

Caring for an elderly or ill relative is not an easy task and can sometimes take a considerable toll on the caregiver’s physical and emotional health. With this in mind, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) and the Area Agency on Aging are joining together to provide the community with a special program on Feb. 8. Valuable information will be shared during this free event on resources and supports available for caregivers.

Fire consumes home

January 30, 2012

Sweetwater firefighters Brad Payne and Jarrett Knowles are shown hosing down items from a home destroyed by a dryer fire the previous night around 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, on Lou Street in Sweetwater. The family of five living in the home lost everything to the blaze, but all made it out safely.

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