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November 9th, 2011
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 has an open called meeting Saturday, Nov. 12. A covered dish meal will be served at 6 p.m. with a meeting to follow. The meeting has been called to present the Golden Trowel Award to Glen Wortham and the Community Builder Award to the Woman's Forum.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.
The WASP Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration, Run for the WASP, a benefit 5K run and 1.3 mile walk beginning at 1p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Cost is $25 per person and $20 for pre-registered students and military personnel. Cost is $25 on the day of the race for any runner or walker. Register by clicking on â€śRun for the WASPâ€ť button on the top right of the WASP Museum homepage (www.waspmuseum.org), print registration page and mail with entry fee to: National WASP WWII Museum, P.O. Box 456, Sweetwater, TX 79556. There will be awards for 10 year age groups.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Andrei Bovbenco, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘ Ramona Martinez-Almanza, 57 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Paisley Shafer, 19 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Michael Adam Hernandez, 21, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/cruelty to non-livestock animals.
The overnight forecast for Sweetwater is clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Aggravated burglary â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1500 block of McCauley.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Adam Salazar, 21 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Zamardrick Walker, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Raymond Spillers, 72 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Lonnie Bell, 39 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Santos Vera, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Juvenile, 13 â€”Â Evading.
â€˘ Joe Lozano, 51 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jaime Garcia, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
5:45 p.m. Update:
The state entered six pieces of evidence which the jury saw: a picture of the car the victim woke up in, a picture of the victim's bruised face, the picture of the blood stains on the victim's clothing while in Abilene, and the articles of clothing--his shirt, shorts and boxers which were later found. A video was also shown of the victim.
2 p.m. Update:
Key Messages for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct the first-ever national-level test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. CST. The test may be up to three and a half minutes in length.
AUSTIN, Texas â€” Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance reimbursements has been approved in 12 more Texas counties affected by the wildfires of late summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday.
Briscoe, Clay, Coryell, Edwards, Hall, Howard, Kimble, Menard, Montague, Nolan, Sutton and Wise counties join the 19 other counties approved for supplementary funding from FEMA under the latest amendment to the Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the wildfires.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that 48 additional counties, including Nolan County are accepting Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) applications to restore permanent fences destroyed by wildfires.
"FSA is accepting applications in eligible counties, but there is currently a backlog for ECP funds," said Cumbie. "Producers are still encouraged to submit an application and will be notified as funds become available," he said.