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March 26th, 2011

West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking meeting held locally

March 26, 2011

Sweetwater played host for the sixth year to international trade officials and regional leaders from West Texas and New Mexico on Thursday evening at the semi-annual meeting of the West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking event at the National WASP World War II Museum. Leaders discussed everything from education and energy to agriculture and community strategies. More than 150 people attended the event from Texas, New Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pictured, Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham speaks with Paul Lynch, Council General for the United Kingdom.

Protect your drinking water

March 26, 2011

What can you do to protect the water you drink?
Janie Harris, the Extension Housing and Environmental Specialist with the Texas A&M University System, composed an article in 2004 entitled "Your Actions Can Help Protect Our Drinking Water". In November 2010, the three-page report was revised to include more vital information.

March 25th

Taste of Sweetwater approaches

March 25, 2011

Jason Gazaille Asst. Vice President of First Financial Bank, presents a donated check to Tonya Challis in charge of SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) for the Taste of Sweetwater event set for Monday, April 11, 2011.

Masons dinner to benefit WTCAC

March 25, 2011

Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will have its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Last year, the Masons were able to raise about $6,000 for the WTCAC. Some of the money comes from the dinner, but most comes from the silent auction that is held before and during the dinner. Those wanting to bid in the silent auction will find a wide variety of items to choose from. "There is something for everybody," said Mason Jim McKenzie.

Reverse mortgages discussed

March 25, 2011

The local Bluebonnet Club discussed the serious financial topic of reverse mortgages at their meeting on Monday afternoon, March 7.
Guest speaker Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate offered great information along with some harrowing details on the almost predatory contact made by organizations who promote this doubtful yet legal practice sometimes pitched as 'tax-free income'.
A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan where homeowners put their homes up as collateral to receive loan proceeds. Texas authorized reverse mortgages in 1999.

Blotters 3-25-2011

March 25, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on March 23, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 300 block of W. Colorado.
• Theft, state jail felony — 200 block of W. Broadway.
• Theft, Class B — 1000 block of View.
Arrested by SPD:
• Matthew Pace, 22 — Warrant.
• Xavier Limones, 18 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made no arrests on March 23, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Information only — E. 3rd.

March 24th

Music festival continues

March 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Music Festival highlighted Christian music on Wednesday night, with one venue being held at the First Baptist Church. Featured in the evening were the FBC KidX Children's Choir, led by director Jenny Doggett. Also performing were the Greater Zion Choir directed by Doris Jackson. The evening concluded with the FBC men's quartet "Papa Gene and Da Boys" which included Gene Elston, Glen Bedgood, Jonathan Jones and Ted Sands (shown).

Grand Jury hands down indictments

March 24, 2011

A total of 13 indictments were handed down by the Nolan County Grand Jury on Tuesday, with seven of those indictments sealed.
Lucas Anderson Turner was indicted for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony. Court papers state that the child was younger than 17 years of age. The date of offense was March 7, 2011. His bond was set at $12,000.

J.P. Cowen Pre-K students receive free dental screenings

March 24, 2011

Dr. Gilbert Carreon, DDS, and his employees were at the J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center to perform free dental screenings on Pre-Kindergarten students on Wednesday. The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club sponsored the event and members were also on hand to give the children new toothbrushes and toothpaste. The children watched a video on how to brush their teeth before their screening. Shown is Dr. Carreon giving a dental screening. Kiwanis President Bill Haley is also shown. Also at the event were Mary Lou Carreon, RDA; Trish Rains, Receptionist; and Melissa Lee, RDH.

Blotters 3-24-2011

March 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on March 22, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served four civil papers and made three arrests on March 22, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Alan John Fleming, 41 of Rising Star — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
• Edward Arellano, 24 of Snyder — Warrant/capias pro fine and motion to revoke probation.

Arrested by DPS:

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