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May 4th, 2011

Lady Guinevere to return to New York

May 4, 2011

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.

Blotters for May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

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:
• Burglary — 100 block of E. Oklahoma.
• Burglary — 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:
• Terry Lynn Goolsby, 44, of Snyder — Warrant/theft.

Calls for service:
• 911 hangup — CR 247.
• Vehicle accident — Highway 153.

May 3rd

Man arrested for online solicitation

May 3, 2011

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."

National Day of Prayer is Thursday

May 3, 2011

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. 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. Prayer stations will be set up following the 7X7 prayer model providing opportunities to pray for government, education, church, family, media, business, and military. 

Pioneer Museum to host volunteer coffee

May 3, 2011

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.

Aim For Success program offered by SISD

May 3, 2011

The Aim for Success Abstinence Education Program will be presented to all 6th-12th graders due to generous contributions from the community. 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. 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. 

Appreciation dinner held for Rotan VFD

May 3, 2011

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.

Blotters for May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011

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.

Accidents:
• 600 block of Silas.
• 1500 block of Sam Houston.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Bowie.
• Burglary of a building — 100 block of Oak.
• Family violence assault with previous conviction — 800 block of Neff.
• Criminal mischief — 900 block of E. 15th.
• Burglary — 400 block of Walnut.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessie Deboard, 25 — Warrant.

May 2nd

US kills Osama bin Laden decade after 9/11 attacks

May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy.

President Obama’s speech on Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011

Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children. It was nearly ten years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory.

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