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December 2nd

Pets in need of homes

December 2, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a black and brown female mixed breed dog. Another is a black and white female mixed breed dog. The brown dog available is a male terrier mix and the cat available is a white and orange female long-haired breed. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.

Blotters for November 30, 2011

December 2, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Nov. 30, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• CPS referral — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of Silas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Romeshia Holder, 22 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Nov. 30, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

December 1st

SHS student chosen by two talent agencies

December 1, 2011

In July of this year, Abilene radio station Power 103 announced that ProScout, a talent scouting company, would be visiting Abilene looking for models, actors and good talent. Company reps go from state to state looking for talent.

Uniform election discussed at hospital board meeting

December 1, 2011

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 28, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The board meeting opened with a discussion of a possible change to the May uniform election date to November. RPMH Administrator Donna Boatright, along with the Nolan County Clerk Pat McGowan, led the discussion on what potential possibilities and options were available.

Local employee recognized at TxDOT Roadeo

December 1, 2011

Pio Muñoz, right, was the top finalist in the Nolan County Truck Roadeo for TxDOT’s Abilene District and was recognized by District Engineer Lauren Garduño, P.E. Muñoz, a maintenance section assistant, earned the right to represent his maintenance section in the district-wide Roadeo held recently in Abilene and competed against 33 other drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation sponsors the annual Roadeo as part of the fleet safety training. The drivers are tested on several skills involving vehicle inspection, backing, stopping, docking and other safe driving habits.

Rotary Club donates to Goodfellows

December 1, 2011

Jerod Peek, Sweetwater Rotary Club President, presented a check for $500 to Sweetwater Goodfellows Vice President Ken Becker. Donations to the Sweetwater Goodfellows will help local children and families during the Christmas season. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to local families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. The schedule for this year includes a toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Dec. 3, with distribution of the toys and food on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Blotters for November 29, 2011

December 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made no arrests on Nov. 29, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Consumption of alcohol by a minor — 1000 block of Locust.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 29, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Robert Galdiano Hernandez, Jr., 60, of Fort Worth — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Inmate transport/MHMR — Big Spring.

November 30th

Goodfellows toy drive this Saturday

November 30, 2011

The Sweetwater Goodfellows were started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929. The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.  Today their mission is “to provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.” 

Fire chief visits SMS for Speaker’s Bureau

November 30, 2011

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Madden.

Special DivorceCare class offered

November 30, 2011

Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1506 Santa Fe in Sweetwater, will host a special DivorceCare class called "Surviving the Holidays." Classes will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday., Dec. 13, both from 6-7:30 p.m. The class is free to anyone wishing to attend. For more information, call the church office at 325-235-2991.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help people face challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding their lives. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:

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