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June 9th, 2011

Local input sought at community USDA meeting

June 9, 2011

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation District invite the public and any agencies with an interest in conservation issues to participate in a local work group meeting to be held at the Maryneal Community Center in Maryneal, Texas. This meeting will be on June 13, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. 
The purpose of this meeting is to receive input from a broad range of local agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals that have an interest in natural resource conditions and needs in Nolan County.

Suddenlink launches Suddenlink2GO

June 9, 2011

Suddenlink launched Suddenlink2GOTM, an online video service, featuring tens of thousands of full-length TV episodes and shorter video clips – plus more than 1,300 movies – all accessible anywhere in the United States, on any computer with a high-speed Internet connection.
Suddenlink2GO incorporates:
• The company’s previously announced launch of HBO GO and MAX GO services, available for no additional charge to all Suddenlink HBO and Cinemax subscribers.

Blotters for June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on June 7, 2011.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.
• Family violence assault, impede breath/circulation. — 200 block of W. Louisiana.

Arrested by SPD:
• Billy McQueen, 23 — Warrants.
• Troy Jennings, 41 — Accident involving damage, hit/run.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served four civil papers and made two arrests on June 7, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

June 8th

Food pantry receives $1,000 donation from Tenaska

June 8, 2011

Gaylord's Pantry, the Sweetwater and Nolan County food pantry that provides emergency food supplies to Sweetwater and Roscoe area families in need, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, Terry Hendley has announced.
"On behalf of First United Methodist Church and the Ministerial Alliance, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution to our food pantry organization," he said. "This donation will help provide needed nutrition to hundreds of families in our region."

Veteran outreach workshop planned

June 8, 2011

Goodwill West Texas will host a Veteran Outreach Workshop for veterans, spouses of veterans, surviving spouses of veterans and those who have been honorably discharged.
The informative workshop is planned for 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Texas Workforce Commission building in Sweetwater, located at 1105 Bell Street (the old PPI building).

Twelve-foot cactus in Sweetwater

June 8, 2011

Lupe Bermea of Sweetwater has been growing a cactus for over 12 years now in her back yard and it has grown to 12 feet. She received the cactus from a family member who brought it to her as a gift.
Bermea did state that this past winter with the below zero temperatures, some lower sides of the cactus have been killed. Other than that, it has been doing great.
The cactus blooms yellow flowers during the months of May through June. It grows about a foot a year, as long as weather conditions remain reasonable during the winter time. She credits part of it to the rich soil of Sweetwater.

Staying physically fit with family fun

June 8, 2011

The sound of cardio equipment and iron clinking fills the air. The smell of exercise floor mats is like a catalyst which ignites one's desire to push themselves through a sweat-inducing workout. The gym is a great place to get in shape and better your physical health, but you don't have to have a club membership to be physically active everyday.

Sweetwater Christian students display art

June 8, 2011

The students of Sweetwater Christian School are displaying their art work at the County-City Library on the bulletin board in the children's area for the month of June. The students were treated to a book reading from Library Director Becky Brock. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Blotters for June 6, 2011

June 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on June 6, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 200 block of W. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of SW Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Franklin, 27 — Warrant/failure to identify fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served nine civil papers and made two arrests on June 6, 2011.

June 7th

GP, Wal-Mart donate to BCMRC

June 7, 2011

The Georgia Pacific Sweetwater plant recently donated $1,200 to the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. The BCMRC is a group of medically trained volunteers who provide medical and public health assistance to the community. The BCMRC is part of a nationwide network of local community volunteers with medical training and support personnel who work with such entities as police and fire departments, city and county governments, health departments, hospitals and medical schools to improve public health and ensure preparedness for and respond to medical emergencies.

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