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April 14th, 2011
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater opened the latest school board meeting with a check presentation.Â Annually the club honors local talent with an opportunity to participate in Star Search and the proceeds benefit the Aâ€™s R Us program.Â The Kiwanis Club began and continually support both programs for the local students.Â 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 people entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, April 12, 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 High School's One-act play sf The Fastest Woman Alive advanced from District Competition on March 29.Â The play by Karen Sunde is published by Dramatic Publishing and tells of the WASP (Womenâ€™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.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on April 12, 2011.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of E. Ave. B.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 1600 block of Josephine.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on April 12, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Kaitlin Veronika Diaz, 21, of Loraine, Taylor County warrant/bond forfeiture.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€” I-20 MM 240 west bound.
The standing room only crowd at the recent April 5 hearing regarding the new lake lease paled in comparison to the 20 who attending the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, April 12 at City Hall.
On the agenda, the commissioners were to consider and take action regarding the expired lake lot leases at Lake Sweetwater and Oak Creek Lake. After the 45-minute closed Executive Session meeting ended and the commissioners came back into regular session, citizens were informed of the decision that there would be "no action at this time."
Over 430 people attended the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 11, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, benefitting the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP). Many local restaurants featured their specialties for the public to enjoy. Many door prizes were also given during the event. Over $3,000 was raised at the event.
National Farmers Union (NFU) adjourned its 109th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country gathered to celebrate the past yearâ€™s achievements, look ahead to future challenges, and vote on the farm organizationâ€™s priorities for the coming year. The convention, themed, â€śSpur to Action,â€ť is where NFU members are able define the focus of the organizationâ€™s work.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on April 11, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1900 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Threats â€” 1600 block of Henderson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Edward Arrellano, 24 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Tammy Spraggins, 37 â€” Warrants/possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ Alfonso Arevalo, 29 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Randell Wilson, 33 â€” Driving while license invalid.
Members of the Nolan County Foundations have been stressing the number 101. As reported by Homer Taylor, Executive Director of the NCF, the number represents the number of Nolan County high school graduates who have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend any Texas College since the NCF started the Scholarship Golf Classic in 2005.