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May 27th, 2011
An atypically strong gathering was in attendance at the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, May 23 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A group of concerned residents joined local Patricia Parker in discussing a concern with truck traffic on Forrest Drive, urging county officials to step into the matter as the road is not wide or safe enough for the trucks.
The Sweetwater Independent School District hosted a retirement reception on Wednesday afternoon to honor those who have served the community and students through education and are retiring after this school year. Being honored were (back row from left to right) David Mayes, Carol Abernathy, Debra Soto, David Gray, (front row from left to right) Carolyn Hefner, Betty Sue Walker, Ann Kamer, Lynette Huck, Annette Denton and not pictured, Ann Bodenhamer, Velia Gomez, Thomas Hines and Patsy Waldrop.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made no arrests on May 25, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€” 500 block of Locust.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on May 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mark Henry Williams, 28 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/assault family/house member with previous conviction.
â€˘ Lareshia Shana Carey, 20 of Abilene â€” Warrant/theft by check and Mitchell County warrant/theft by check.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development executives and board members recently attended the AWEA Windpower 2011 festival in Anaheim, Calif. Shown at the SEED booth are (from left to right) Kyle Lawrence, SEED Board President; Gail Lawrence, TSTC West Texas President; Kirstin Smith, SEED Marketing/Administrative Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; and Jacque McCoy, Sweetwater Chamber Executive Vice President. There are approximately 1200 vendors and 20,000 attendees attending the event. Several Sweetwater/Nolan County based wind companies also displayed at the conference.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons. With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śhouseâ€ť provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with the consecrated articles that filled the altar. Standing at back row from left to right are Andrea Beall, Jo Whitfield, Betty Bryant and John Meadows.
Five students from Highland High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society in a traditional candle light ceremony held on May 12.
Members were selected by a Faculty Council for meeting the high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Students inducted were Josh Andrews, Haley Hill, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain and Nabil Sutjipto.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 24, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary of a residence â€”Â 200 block of W. Avenue B
â€˘Â Unattended death â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Shawn Lents, 30 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Jason Messers Schmidt, 22 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication/unlawful possession of a weapon.
â€˘ Steven Mykkill, 37 of Sweetwater â€” Public intoxication.
Six people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The WASP Museumâ€™s personal grilling crew, Fifiâ€™s-Flyer French-Fryers, will be serving cheeseburgers and home-made french fries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the WASP Museum, which is located at Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. The grilling crew will be on the west side of Hangar One and the public is invited to enjoy old-fashioned cheeseburgers with regular fries or the specialty sweet-potato fries. â€śWe started preparing sweet potatoes last year at some of our tailgate parties and they went twice as fast as the regular fries,â€ť explains Jo Henderson, one of the grill crew.
A 40-year-old Blackwell man was found alive after surviving nearly six days without food or water following his disappearance from his familyâ€™s ranch home located nearly six miles north-northwest of Blackwell, Texas. Doyle Lee Parsons was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.