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September 7th, 2011
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 162 calls for service, issued 20 citations and made nine arrests from Sept. 2-5, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ 800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of W. Colorado.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 1000 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘Â Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Theft of a firearm â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hubbard.
â€˘Â Class C assault â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
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September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Road construction on SEEDâ€™s (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) 88 acre industrial park located on I-20 at the western entrance to Sweetwater began recently.Â In the last two years, SEED has added water, sewer, and 3-phase electricity to the park.Â To make it â€śshovel ready,â€ť a term used in the economic development industry to mean â€śready to build,â€ť the SEED Board of Directors decided to take bids on constructing an 850' road with a cul-de-sac turn around.Â The bid was accepted in July and the picture is the beginning of the road construction.
Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.
The traffic flow at Southeast Elementary School has been a headache to some these first two weeks of school â€”Â a problem for those involved including students, teachers, parents and law enforcement.
"It is our number one objective to provide a safe place for children to receive an education and enjoy their experience while they are here with us," said Southeast principal Peggy Elliott. "We are working hard to improve the traffic situation to make it flow smoothly for the parents as we maintain our number one goal, the safety of our students."
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s pep rally on Friday, Sept. 2, had a super hero theme. Shown are the SHS Junior Varsity cheerleaders dressed for the occasion, Kala Wofford, Caroline Brennan, Madison Jones, Corynn Martin and Megan Carney with Big Red.
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will be celebrating in a big way this October. The local lodge will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257 was recently presented with a plaque from the Grand Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks congratulating the local lodge for a century of dedicated service to the community and dedication to living the cardinal principals of charity, justice and brotherly love and in particular for carrying on the programs of Elkdom with fidelity.
Lamar Street Baptist Church will be holding a revival starting on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Evangelist Tom McCollister will speak at each service, and special guest Jerry Lewis will lead worship and provide special music.
The revival will begin on Sunday morning, Sept. 11 during the regular morning worship service, starting at 10:40 a.m. The evening services will be held each night, Sunday through Wednesday, at 7 p.m.
The seventh annual Sammy Baugh Classic made its return to Mustang Bowl on Thursday, with the first game of the weekend featuring Roscoe and Hawley. The Classic will continue tonight with Sweetwater against Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Rotan and Ranger will be squaring off the final day, also at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Bowl. Shown, team captains for the Roscoe Plowboys and the Hawley Bearcats meet midfield on Thursday evening.