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May 3rd, 2011
In honor of the National Day of Prayer, the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a 12 hour prayer vigil at the Sweetwater Prayer Center at 1418 Hailey Street.Â The community is invited to join in the prayer vigil any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, as many unite in prayer for the nation and the community.Â Prayer stations will be set up following the 7X7 prayer model providing opportunities to pray for government, education, church, family, media, business, and military.Â
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold a special volunteer coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Pioneer Museum. Those that have volunteered for anything involving the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce in the past year are invited to enjoy the event. The Pioneer Museum will be the host for the special coffee, but this coffee is not only for chamber members, but for chamber volunteers. The Chamber will furnish the food for the event and Terry Locklar will be preparing homemade burritos cooked on the spot outside of the Pioneer Museum. The Pioneer Museum is located at 610 E.
The Aim for Success Abstinence Education Program will be presented to all 6th-12th graders due to generous contributions from the community.Â All parents and community members are welcome to attend the parent meeting Wednesday night, May 11, but the parents of 6th-12th graders are strongly encouraged to attend.Â The parent meeting Wednesday night is prior to the student programs on Thursday, May 12. Note that the parent meeting will be held at the middle school but all the student programs will be at high school.Â
Bee's DÃ©cor in Sweetwater held an appreciation dinner for the Rotan Volunteer Fire Department last week. Shown are Sue Barerra, Janice Boil and Gloria Self.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 170 calls for service, issued one citation and made 16 arrests from April 29 through May 1, 2011.
The SPD received 103, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of Silas.
â€¢ 1500 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of Bowie.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 100 block of Oak.
â€¢ Family violence assault with previous conviction â€”Â 800 block of Neff.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 900 block of E. 15th.
â€¢Â Burglary â€”Â 400 block of Walnut.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jessie Deboard, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy.
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist whoâ€™s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. It was nearly ten years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold a special volunteer coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Pioneer Museum.
"If you have volunteered for anything involving the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce in the past year, come on by and enjoy the event," said Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy. "The Pioneer Museum will be the host for the special coffee, but this coffee is not only for chamber members, but for chamber volunteers."
What would you do to inspire todayâ€™s youth? Would you skate across America? Well thatâ€™s what Austin Szelkowski, the Freedom Skater, is doing. He started just across Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, on October 4, 2010 and plans to travel across the United States to Santa Monica, California by mid-June. If you were one of the lucky residents of Sweetwater, you saw him skate down Broadway about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
Ludlum Measurements, Inc., a local manufacturer of radiation detection equipment, has experienced a significant increase in business due to the disaster in Japan, according to Mick Truitt, vice president of sales, marketing and business development.
Japan is still dealing with the results of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and following tsunami. Not only are they working to clean up from that disaster, they also continue to deal with the resulting radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant, and thatâ€™s where Ludlumâ€™s comes into the picture.