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October 18th, 2011
The streets of Downtown Roscoe were lined with people from the surrounding communities and beyond to enjoy the West Texas Wind Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Many vendors were open for business selling food, jewelry, desserts and much more. The Bellamy Brothers also performed at the event and fireworks were displayed towards the end of the evening.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will host their annual benefit lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to benefit the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, at the Masonic Lodge, located at 324 Oak Street. Chili and beans will be served with a drink and dessert for $8. Carry out will be available. Silent auction items will also be on display at the lunch.
Last year, the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge raised over $4,000 for the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Lance Kellors, Administrator of Ballinger Hospital; Robbie Dewberry, Administrator of Mitchell County Hospital; and Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital; with Representative Mike Conaway of the 11th Congressional District. Six Texas rural hospital administrators and two representatives of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals visited with 22 legislators from the Texas delegation last week in Washington D.C. to discuss challenges related to providing medical care in rural Texas and the impact of proposed reimbursement cuts in Medicare.
The Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will have a sign-up for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) from Oct. 17, 2011 through Nov. 16, 2011.
Producers that had fences damaged or destroyed due to wildfires may be eligible for cost-share assistance to rebuild or repair their fences. ECP payments are subject to FSA eligibility regulations and funding availability.
For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up, please call your local Farm Service Agency at 325-235-8693.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 160 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 19 arrests from Oct. 14-16, 2011.
The SPD received 82, 911 calls.
â€¢ 500 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 1000 block of E. 13th.
â€¢ Family violence assault impede breath/circulation â€” #17 Coral Cove.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of Avenue K.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Crane.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€¢ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct.
â€¢ Krystal McGee, 28 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Christian Coppler, 30 â€” Warrant.
The First Responder's Appreciation and Recognition Dinner was held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The dinner honored the Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, the Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, the Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, the Sweetwater Fire Department, the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, the Sweetwater Police Department and the Roscoe Police Department.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, the Sweetwater High School Marching Band competed in the Big Country Marching Festival in Abilene. For the second straight week, the Mighty Mustang Band came away with straight 1s from all judges.
Due to rain, the event was moved indoors, but Sweetwater was still able to march their show in front of an enthusiastic home crowd which included SHS principal Stacey Jones and many supporters, parents and friends.
Shown are Melinda Moncada and Jan Bartlett presenting Darrell Campbell and Amber Campbell with the check for the money raised at the benefit held in Darrell Campbellâ€™s honor. The check was presented on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
Shown are Julie Hurn, Eric Reed, Jarrett Knowles, Jan Bartlett, Montie Hale, Tommy Wood, Rob Hohman, Sam Cunningham, Pat Lenoir, Mark Webb, Les Soles, Carla Hebert, Jeremy Bohall, Lance Richburg, Darrell Campbell, Melinda Moncada, Mike McElyea, Armando Renteria and Carolyn Hale at the benefit event held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, for former Sweetwater police officer Darrell Campbell, who was shot in the line of duty while serving the Snyder Police Department. $10,500 was raised at the event, exceeding the $10,000 goal.
National WASP Museum Board Member Bill Johnson recently represented the museum at the 40th annual National Stearman Fly-in at the Galesburg, Ill., Municipal Airport. Bill joined new friends of the museum, Marie and Pete Spear, there to enjoy flying in their vintage Stearman and marvel at the other 138 WWII biplanes.
Along with the Spears, Bill and the other enthusiasts toured the flight line, took airplane rides and enjoyed performances by pilots of this classic that have served in roles from military trainer to aerial applicator to show aircraft since 1934.