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April 16th, 2011

Quilting for a cause

April 16, 2011

Recently some of the members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tied three quilts to send to those in need in Japan. Some of those who participated were Shirley Church, John and Nancy Verschoor, Toby Milani, Christian and Sue Ulbrich, Willie Mae Green, Margaret Bishop and the two missionaries, Elder Durfey and Elder Jacobsen. The quilts will be sent to Salt Lake and then forwarded with other humanitarian supplies from the Church headquarters to Japan.

Trinity Baptist breaks ground on renovations

April 16, 2011

“To God Be the Glory” was the phrase most uttered at Trinity Baptist Church this past Sunday, April 10, 2011. It was following morning worship this day that the Trinity Church Family broke ground for a much-anticipated Family Life Center.  The community is invited to watch the blessings in progress as you travel down Hailey Street in your daily commute. The first signs of construction should be evident soon.

Blotters for April 14, 2011

April 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made six arrests on April 14, 2011.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brock Walker, 25 — Parole violation.
• Robert Plemons, 27 — Warrant.
• Ashley Bohall, 27 — Warrant.
• Angelica Sims, 21 — City warrant.
• Dalton Dimmagan, 21 — Warrant.
• Adon Reyna, 34 — Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served eight civil papers and made no arrests on April 14, 2011.

April 15th

Academic UIL competitors going to regional

April 15, 2011

Sweetwater High School UIL district winners qualified for the regional competition and will travel to Texas Tech University on Saturday, April 16, to compete in the regional competition. Shown are Leila Rubio, senior competing in Biology and Science; Mackensey Hayes, sophomore competing in Editorial Writing; and Ryan Mercer, Nate Hardin, Alicia Finn and Shelby Ezzell, all juniors on the Social Studies Team.

Weidman is Artist of the Month

April 15, 2011

Dr. Elaine Weidman is the Artist of the Month for April at the County-City Library. She has lived in Sweetwater for over 13 years with her husband, Rick Weidman who teaches at Sweetwater ISD.
Dr. Weidman and her husband originally met in Albuquerque, NM and say that fell in love at first sight. Six months later they were married, and have been married for over 17 years now. Mr. Weidman, mentioned that Dr. Weidman was a former Ms. Alabama in her younger years. Dr. Weidman retired after 35 years from her profession as an anesthetist. She also has her PhD in Health Care Management.

Blotters for April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on April 13, 2011.

The SPD received 11, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 2000 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Faun McArthy, 22 — Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor.
• Gabriel Gonzalez-Leal, 38 — Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor.
• Ravon William, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service,

served four civil paper and made two arrests on April 13, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

April 14th

Kiwanis Club supports SISD students

April 14, 2011

The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater opened the latest school board meeting with a check presentation.  Annually the club honors local talent with an opportunity to participate in Star Search and the proceeds benefit the A’s R Us program. The Kiwanis Club began and continually support both programs for the local students. Pictured are Kiwanis Club members Bill Haley and Billie Berry representing a check in the amount of $1,500 to SISD School Board President Jeanie McPherson.

Four enter pleas

April 14, 2011

Four people entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

Nolan County celebrates NPST Week

April 14, 2011

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is celebrated every year the second full week of April. It is to honor the men and women who work as dispatchers or 9-1-1 operators and the endless hours of service they provide to the residents of our county. This year's week of appreciation began April 11 and will continue until April 17.

Highland OAP goes to area contest

April 14, 2011

Highland High School's One-act play sf The Fastest Woman Alive advanced from District Competition on March 29.  The play by Karen Sunde is published by Dramatic Publishing and tells of the WASP (Women’s Air Corp Service Pilots) who were stationed in Sweetwater during WWll. The story highlights the accomplishments and heartaches of these brave women and of one of their primary leaders, Jackie Cochran.

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