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May 28th, 2011
The Third Annual df Ranch Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 5, from the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp starting at 8:30 a.m. The triathlon will consist of a 500m swim, 14 mile bike and a 5k run. This year there is a new addition to the race. It is labeled the Land Lovers division. This accommodates athletes who don't want to swim. A designated swimmer will complete the swim for them, and then, the athlete will take off from transition and complete the race on the bike and the run side by side with the rest of the triathletes.
Pictured at the Nolan County Cruisers Classic Car Show are Sonja Sanchez, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate and Natile Woodrow. The car show was held on Saturday, May 14 at the Nolan County Courthouse. Proceeds from the event went to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. See more car show photos inside.
Several Sweetwater High School students received National Professional Certification in Customer Service by passing an industry-driven assessment. This new professional certification is based on national skill standards recognized by high performance employers from the retail, wholesale, personal services and real estate industries as critical to customer service success. The computer-based assessment required these certified individuals to respond to real-world job-related situations, using knowledge and skills widely recognized as important in high-performance workplaces.
The SHS Choir who performed at the Winspear Opera House Choir Festival in Dallas brought home two choral trophies for their performance. All three judges awarded the choir their first trophy for an "Outstanding Choral Performance" in the Choir Festival. The judges also gave the SHS Choir a total score that awarded them the second trophy for being "Runner Up in the Best of Class" for their performance scores.
Senior Airman Janell Lopez, daughter of Joanna and Mark Wofford of Sweetwater, flew in the fighter plane belonging to U.S. Forces Garrison Command 643rd Regional Support Group, Kandahar, Afghanistan. She is a Certified Taser Instructor and was awarded Airman of the Month during her Kandahar, Afghanistan deployment. She also received the CLS (Combat Lifesaver) Certified Most Outstanding Instructor Award for Security Forces and the Tuskegee Airman award while deployed in Iraq. She was awarded the Elizabeth N. Jacobson Award. She was hand selected of 170 students, Coined for Excellence by Col.
The courtyard at East Ridge Elementary is blooming with recent renovations. After the portable buildings were removed from the area between the two classroom wings, the courtyard was left with dirt and a bit of grass. The PTO decided to use proceeds from the students' fall fundraising efforts to make the courtyard a more useable and inviting space.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) received a grant from the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange (THIE) in the amount of $5,000 to implement medication management/reconciliation software that will help enhance the process for medication reconciliation at the time of patient discharge.
Administration and management of medications to patients is one of the most important tasks of any healthcare provider. The hospital is looking forward to leveraging the latest technology in patient medication management to help improve the process thanks to the recent grant.
An atypically strong gathering was in attendance at the Nolan County Commissioners' Court meeting on Monday morning, May 23 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A group of concerned residents joined local Patricia Parker in discussing a concern with truck traffic on Forrest Drive, urging county officials to step into the matter as the road is not wide or safe enough for the trucks.
The Sweetwater Independent School District hosted a retirement reception on Wednesday afternoon to honor those who have served the community and students through education and are retiring after this school year. Being honored were (back row from left to right) David Mayes, Carol Abernathy, Debra Soto, David Gray, (front row from left to right) Carolyn Hefner, Betty Sue Walker, Ann Kamer, Lynette Huck, Annette Denton and not pictured, Ann Bodenhamer, Velia Gomez, Thomas Hines and Patsy Waldrop.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made no arrests on May 25, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€” 500 block of Locust.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on May 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mark Henry Williams, 28 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/assault family/house member with previous conviction.
â€˘ Lareshia Shana Carey, 20 of Abilene â€” Warrant/theft by check and Mitchell County warrant/theft by check.