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May 25th, 2012
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) recently hosted a manufacturing group. This group meets quarterly to discuss similar issues from HR to purchasing to safety and more. They also tour different manufacturing locations in Nolan County. They are shown touring TST, Inc. which recycles aluminum through a smelting process. Pictured are representatives from Buzzi Unicem USA, Ludlum Measurements, EMA and TST, Inc.
This Saturday, May 26, 2012, 21 WASP from all over the United States will beÂ returning toÂ Avenger Field in Sweetwater for Homecoming 2012.Â Some will arrive by private planes between 9-10 a.m., some will arrive by car and nine will have spent Friday night in Sweetwater.Â The WASP will be accompanied by 21 U.S.Air Force women pilots all weekend.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Young Eagles Program will offer free flightsÂ to children ages 8-17 years old.
The annual WASP Homecoming 2012 will begin with an honor parade from Nolan County Plaza at 9 a.m. to the museum.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made three arrests on May 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Valerie Renea Lopez, 30, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€¢ Keenanalan Rook, 28, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€¢ Jessie Joe Lopez, 29, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Traffic hazard â€”Â I-20 west bound.
â€¢ Vehicle accident â€”Â Bitter Creek Road.
â€¢ Stray livestock â€”Â I-20 MM 249.
â€¢ Animal control â€”Â W. Bradford Lane.
â€¢ Court Bailiff â€”Â Nolan County Court at Law.
A "Lunch and Learn Seminar" highlighting osteoporosis was held at noon on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Seibel leading the discussion and answering questions of those in attendance.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease which increases in incidence as the population ages. The cost of treatment is increased and while significant long term functional consequences can occur, mortality rates can be increased as well.
TSTC West Texas announced that Kyle Smith will join the team as Vice President of Student Learning on June 18. Smith succeeds William W. Thompson whom moved to the TSTC Systems office in December.Â
Smith is no stranger to TSTC West Texas having served as counselor for three years. Most recently, Smith served as the Dean of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer for Western Texas College. Prior to this post, he served WTC as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Psychology, Associate Dean of Instruction and Dean of Instruction.Â
Thirty Nolan County high school and home schooled spring graduates were honored by the Nolan County Foundation with $1,000 scholarships on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Nolan County Foundation (NCF) president, Jerry Riggs addressed the students and their parents at a reception at the Sweetwater Country Club.Â NCF has awarded a total of 163 scholarships with proceeds from an annual golf scramble held each spring.Â
This yearâ€™s recipients were from:
--Blackwell High School â€” Kelsey Holland (Angelo State University) and Brittany Frizzell (TSTC West Texas);
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued five citations and made three arrests on May 22, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 700 block of Third.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1700 block of Lou.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Brenda Mendez, 29 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Female juvenile, 14 â€” Directive to apprehend/resisting arrest.
â€¢ Kenneth Acorn, 22 â€” Possession of controlled substance.
Makes 3 quarts
8 to 10 pounds apples*
2 cups water
1 pouch Mrs. Wages Spiced Apple Mix
Prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturerâ€™s instructions for sterilized jars.
Wash, core and peel apples. Cut into halves
Combine prepared apples with 2 cups water in
a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until apples are soft.
Puree apple mixture and measure number of cups before returning to pot. Add 1/4 cup sugar
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce membership appreciation luncheon was held on Friday, May 18, 2012 at The Center at Texas State Technical College.
Jacque McCoy, the Chamber's Executive Director, welcomed the group before turning the luncheon over to Rodney Foster, the President of the Chamber board who also served as master of ceremonies. An invocation was given by Carolyn Lawrence, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vickie May.
The new SHS athletic director and head football coach Shane Mobley was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the local Kiwanis chapter. The noon-time meeting was held at Bee's DÃ©cor in downtown Sweetwater.
Joining Mobley at the meeting were his two coordinator coaches, Zach Harrell and John Ward, who were introduced to the Kiwanis group. The Harrell family has left a large imprint within Texas high school football, while Ward--who is also a pastor--has over twenty years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level.