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May 6th, 2011

National Nurses Week celebrated at RPMH

May 6, 2011

Whether they wrap a bandage around a wound or calm us before surgery, nurses provide more than care when we are ill—they provide comfort. In recognition of the compassionate service nurses provide to our community, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is joining the American Nursing Association in commemorating National Nurses Week.

Blotters for May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on May 4, 2011.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of Campbell.
• Theft — 2700 block of W. Broadway.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of San Carlos.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on May 4, 2011.

Arrested by DPS:
• Raven Javon Weaver, 28, of Oklahoma City, Okla. — Possession of marijuana.

May 5th

Pioneer Museum hosts Chamber Coffee

May 5, 2011

Many attended a special Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event honoring volunteers at the Pioneer Museum on Wednesday. Terry Locklar made homemade breakfast burritos cooked on the spot outside of the museum.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011

Is Cinco de Mayo the Mexican version of Independence Day? If your answer is yes, then let's offer a brief history lesson.
Frequently confused with the nation's day of independence — which is on September 16 — the Mexican holiday is in observance of the Mexican army's victory in the 1862 battle of the Battle of Puebla against France in the French-Mexican War.

TXU Energy celebrates expansion of Abilene call center

May 5, 2011

TXU Energy, the #1 choice among electricity providers in Texas, is celebrating the expansion of its Abilene call center. After an initial three months of excellence in customer service, the operation is moving into a larger call center space within the facility to accommodate the addition of new staff and equipment.

Blotters for May 5, 2011

May 5, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on May 3, 2011.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of S. Hopkins

Calls for service:
• Unattended death — 500 block NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
• Christina Butler, 33 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on May 3, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

May 4th

Guns beat Hoses

May 4, 2011

The Guns and Hoses basketball game was held on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The “Guns” won the game, beating out the Sweetwater Firefighters 61-56. All proceeds from the game benefit the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Celebrating Goodwill Week May 1-7

May 4, 2011

ABILENE, Texas - With unemployment rates on the rise and extra money being hard to come by, nonprofit agencies such as Goodwill-West Texas remain committed to helping people gain employment. Goodwill knows that it takes a comprehensive approach to help people find and keep good jobs. In Abilene and other West Texas locations including Midland, Odessa, Sweetwater, San Angelo, Clyde, Brownwood and Eastland, Goodwill is changing lives by providing job training programs, career placement assistance and other support services such as a specific Veterans Outreach program.

Lady Guinevere to return to New York

May 4, 2011

Lady Guinevere Bradley White will be returning to New York City to sing in Lincoln Center along with the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale and Southwestern Singers made up of students and community members. A total of 125 voices from the surrounding areas of Fort Worth will join in.
Guinevere had the honor to sing in Carnegie Hall in 2008 and 2009. The group will be leaving May 5 and returning on May 9. The concert will take place on Sunday May 8. Dr. David R. Thye (pronounced Tee), will be conductor in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.

Blotters for May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on May 2, 2011.
The SPD received eight 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — 100 block of E. Oklahoma.
• Burglary — 300 block of NW Georgia.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on May 2, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Terry Lynn Goolsby, 44, of Snyder — Warrant/theft.

Calls for service:
• 911 hangup — CR 247.
• Vehicle accident — Highway 153.

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