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September 30th, 2011
ABILENE, Texas â€“ The Texas Forts Trail Board of Directors recently elected officers for the 2011-12 year and elected five new directors.Â Christine Perkins, director of the Comanche Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, was re-elected president.Â Jacque McCoy, executive director of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, was re-elected vice president.Â Steve Waller of Albany was re-elected treasurer.Â Waller is Senior Vice President of First Financial Bank Albany and Moran.
42 years has a domino effect of German sausage making in Slaton, Texas. On Sunday, October 16, 2011, the annual St. Joseph's German Sausage Festival will be held at St. Joseph's Hall. Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The main menu consists of German sausage, grilled chicken, homemade German potato salad, green beans, cranberry sauce, cakes and breads. Take-out plates will be available at the south side of St. Joseph's Hall.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Sept. 28, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Regino Franco, 21 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘ Rebecca Juarez, 19 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘ Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served zero civil papers and made two arrests on Sept. 28, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Rocky Flores, 29, of San Angelo â€”Â Warrant/surety withdrawal.
â€˘ James Wilson Tollison, 32, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/theft by check.
Calls for service:
The Angelo State University Alumni Association will recognize distinguished alumni, honorary alumni and outstanding faculty and staff during its annual Homecoming Dinner on Friday, Oct. 14, in the LeGrand Alumni Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave.
Sweetwater native Adelina Castro Morales is this year's honoree for Distinguished Staff Achievement, selected for her outstanding service and longstanding dedication to Angelo State University. She is the daughter of Joe and Frances Castro of Sweetwater. Morales and her husband, Alfred, have two sons, David and Adrian, both graduates of ASU.
Sweetwater Christian School proudly announces our first â€śHave You Filled a Bucket Today?â€ť winners. This is a program for children to see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love on a daily basis. The winners for this week pictured from left to right are Jackson Wyatt from Mrs. Almaâ€™s class, Blayne Bohall from Mrs. Scaggsâ€™ class, Cristian Hernandez from Mrs. Paigeâ€™s class, Lexi DeLeon from Mrs. Hasteyâ€™s class and Amare Arevalo from Mrs. Brandiâ€™s class.
In addition to providing the Steering Committee and venue for BEST Robotics, TSTC West Texas is alsoÂ a sponsor of the event. Pictured are Joni Coons, BEST Steering Committee member and Director of Wellness for TSTC; Kevin Shipp, Assistant CFO for TSTC; Beverly Campbell, Steering Committee member and Assistant to the President; Austin Mullins, Steering Committee Member and Applied Engineering Instructor; Gail Lawrence, President of TSTC West Texas; Terry Blankenship, BEST Hub Director and Director of Development for TSTC; Bob Peterson, Steering Committee and Math Instructor for TSTC.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Sept. 27, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1100 block of James.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Raymond Gonzales, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Martha Sue Fergeson, 54, of Sweetwater â€”Â Judgment.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Stranded motorist â€”Â I-20 MM 247 W/B.
â€˘ Welfare concern â€”Â Juniper, Blackwell.
The "Spotlight on Sweetwater" radiated during the 47th Annual Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Monday night, September 26, 2011 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The banquet opened with a meal catered and served by the Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Gang. Following the dinner portion, Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the attendees before Judge Tim Fambrough brought the invocation.
Rodney Foster, the previous recipient of the Outstanding Young Citizen award and the incoming Chamber President, was the presenter of the 2011 Outstanding Young Citizen.
"Do you know how hard it is to be outstanding for 365 days?" Mr. Foster joked.
He offered his thanks to the community for his award last year--calling it an honor and humbling, before announcing this year's Outstanding Young Citizen, Ray Cornutt.
"Our recipient has a "can-do" attitude and willingly volunteers every time he is needed," said Mr. Foster about Mr. Cornutt.
"It takes all of us working together to make our community great," began last year's recipient Brenda Stirl while making the award presentation, "and I truly am proud to be a part of it."
Before making the announcement, Mrs. Stirl thanked the selection committee, the Chamber and those that submitted the nominations before making the presentation of the 2011 Outstanding Female Citizen, Leah Andrews.
"This award is presented to someone who has made great contributions to the community, church, job and home...and I think [Leah Andrews] has done just that."