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May 4th, 2011
The Guns and Hoses basketball game was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The â€śGunsâ€ť won the game, beating out the Sweetwater Firefighters 61-56. All proceeds from the game benefit the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center.
ABILENE, Texas - With unemployment rates on the rise and extra money being hard to come by, nonprofit agencies such as Goodwill-West Texas remain committed to helping people gain employment. Goodwill knows that it takes a comprehensive approach to help people find and keep good jobs. In Abilene and other West Texas locations including Midland, Odessa, Sweetwater, San Angelo, Clyde, Brownwood and Eastland, Goodwill is changing lives by providing job training programs, career placement assistance and other support services such as a specific Veterans Outreach program.
Lady Guinevere Bradley White will be returning to New York City to sing in Lincoln Center along with the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale and Southwestern Singers made up of students and community members. A total of 125 voices from the surrounding areas of Fort Worth will join in.
Guinevere had the honor to sing in Carnegie Hall in 2008 and 2009. The group will be leaving May 5 and returning on May 9. The concert will take place on Sunday May 8. Dr. David R. Thye (pronounced Tee), will be conductor in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on May 2, 2011.
The SPD received eight 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â 100 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â 300 block of NW Georgia.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on May 2, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Terry Lynn Goolsby, 44, of Snyder â€”Â Warrant/theft.
Calls for service:
â€˘ 911 hangup â€”Â CR 247.
â€˘ Vehicle accident â€”Â Highway 153.
Casey Campbell, 34, was arrested on Sunday, May 1, 2011, for online solicitation of a minor/sexual contact, a second degree felony.
"We received a tip back in November from a concerned citizen that Campbell was prowling on Facebook, trying to become friendly with teenage girls," said Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. "So we created a Facebook page for a 15-year-old girl," Kelley added.
Kelley stated that last Thursday and Friday, Campbell was "very explicit in what he wanted to do to this underage girl."
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 DĂ©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.