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October 5th, 2011

First responders, firefighters to be honored at appreciation dinner

October 5, 2011

A Firefighter's and First Responder's Appreciation Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex starting at 6 p.m. It will be sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
The event will serve two purposes: to honor all area firefighters and first responders for their tireless efforts in protecting the community and to raise funds for the groups as well.
"We are honoring all first responders in Nolan County with a complimentary dinner for them, their spouse and the children living at their home," said event coordinators.

Becker appointed to development board

October 5, 2011

Ken Becker, Executive Director of SEED, has been appointed as an Economic Development representative to the West Central Texas Workforce Development Board (WCTWDB). “Congratulations on your appointment as an Economic Development representative to the West Central Texas Workforce Development Board. The time you will contribute to your community while serving on the Local Workforce Development Board is of extreme importance to the overall economic success of the State of Texas.

Blotters for October 3, 2011

October 5, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Oct. 3, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle x6 — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of E. 12th.
• Burglary of a vehicle x2 — 1400 block of James.
• Burglary of a vehicle x4 — 1600 block of Grand.
• Arson — 1000 block of Jennie Street.

Arrested by SPD
• Eric Brown, 23 — Warrant.
• Elida Sims, 30 — Warrant.
• Chainey Cagle, 27 — Warrant.

October 4th

Cruises given away at Brookshire’s

October 4, 2011

Several winners were announced for cruise packages at Brookshire's grocery store in Sweetwater as part of the Cruises, Cars and Cash Sweepstakes. The package includes a four-day Carnival cruise for two with $75 fun cash. The package is worth $1,044. Shown above are Sweetwater Brookshire's Store Director Charlie Peek with one cruise winner, Rodney Isom. Other winners included Janie Tolbert, Billy Brock and Jason Kittleson.

West Texas Wind Festival slated for Oct. 15

October 4, 2011

The Fifth Annual West Texas Wind Festival is expected to be another event in which families from the surrounding areas can gather for many activities on the streets of Roscoe. The free event will feature headline act The Bellamy Brothers. Local band Lawless Flatz will also perform during the event. Other attractions this year include the Plowboy Mud Bog at George Parks Field, food and craft vendors downtown, The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department barbecue cook-off and a fireworks show. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Oct.

Abilene Regional Airport to host Chamber Coffee

October 4, 2011

Abilene Regional Airport will be this month's host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Sweetwater Reporter, located at 112 W. Third Street. The City of Abilene operates Abilene Regional Airport, which provides economic development opportunities to both the private and public sectors. American Eagle services the airport and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to many places around the United States and the world.

Capital Farm Credit announces $50 million patronage distribution to customers

October 4, 2011

Snyder, Texas — The Capital Farm Credit Board of Directors recently approved a $50 million cash distribution by retiring a portion of previously-allocated equities to be paid this fall.
This amount represents more than three times, or $35 million, more than the 2010 retirement. Capital Farm Credit, a customer-owned cooperative, continues to demonstrate its financial strength and stability and longstanding tradition of sharing earnings with its customers.

Blotters for September 30 - October 2, 2011

October 4, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 167 calls for service, issued 24 citations and made 16 arrests from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2011.

The SPD received 71, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Poplar.
• Theft — 2000 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD
• Steven Johnston, 22 — Theft.
• Magan Riley, 22 — Theft.
• Adam Pauley, 22 — Possession of marijuana.
• Jennifer Jones, 30 — Theft.
• Henry Payne, 26 — Warrants.
• Victor Fields, 28 — Warrants.
• Eric Brown, 23 — Possession of a controlled substance/warrant.

October 3rd

Fourth graders attend Kids On the Land at 69 Ranch

October 3, 2011

On September 20, Katherine Dickson and her family gave 4th graders from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell the opportunity to participate in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program at the 69 Ranch near Maryneal, in which Ms. Dickson owns the land. Peggy Maddox, former SISD SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.

Phil Wilson Selected to Lead Texas Department of Transportation

October 3, 2011

AUSTIN - During their regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission selected Phil Wilson as the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 19th executive director, effective October 17, 2011. Wilson currently serves as senior vice president of public affairs for Luminant, an electric generation company headquartered in Dallas, and previously served as Texas Secretary of State.

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