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April 11th, 2011
A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.
The annual County-City Library book sale will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.
Friday they will be selling hard back books for one dollar, and paperbacks for fifty cents. Friday only, they will have collectible and coffee table style books, ranging from five dollars a book to twenty-five dollars a book.
On Saturday they will be selling books by the bag. Three dollars will buy a bag of hard back or paperback books, and one dollar will buy a bag of magazines.
Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) recently held a seminar for TMCN member cities.Â The seminar â€śHow to Create a Local Leadership Programâ€ť was attended by representatives from 12 communities throughout the region.
Leadership Sweetwater and Leadership Hamilton were selected as examples to emulate. Instruction and information shared at the seminar was provided by Jacque McCoy of Sweetwater and Jane Crouch of Hamilton.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on April 7, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Missing person â€” Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Terroristic threat.
â€˘ Jeremiah Heuton, 25 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on April 7, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
No injuries were reported in a Taco Bell drive in accident that occurred on Friday morning. According to Barbara Utley, her mother-in-law, Fannie Utley told her that she had blacked out when she drove her Buick Park Avenue into the side of Taco Bell. There was only a bit of frame damage done to the east side of an outer wall at Taco Bell in Sweetwater.
Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank. First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM. The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts. While customers can make deposits and receive cash withdrawals, another new and great perk comes along with the new ATM.
Concern about the cost of a healthy diet being out of reach are on the minds of many Americans as the nation continues to work through serious economic woes. However, according to an Agriculture Department study, the cost of eating healthy hasn't changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. Eating healthy food while on a budget does require strategic shopping.
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee at their building located at 317 Oak Street. Shown are WTCAC board treasurer Glynis Gotcher, WTCAC executive director Teresa Zarate, Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough and WTCAC family advocate Ericka Dowds.
Sometimes parents may feel overwhelmed with the many demands in their lives while trying to raise children, fulfill their employment requirements and take care of all of their other responsibilities. Children's Connections, Inc. is pleased to announce a new parenting program designed to strengthen families.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recently announced that three schools in the SISD â€” East Ridge Elementary, Southeast Elementary, and Sweetwater Intermediate â€” have been named National Title I Distinguished Performance Schools.
This prestigious honor is awarded for outstanding academic performance and the schools will take part in a recognition ceremony for their high accomplishments this spring.