April 3rd, 2012
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the County-City Library located at 206 Elm Street. The library is owned by Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater and is under the management of Becky Brock.
The Sweetwater Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Saturday, April 14. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead prospective students on a campus tour where they will meet the college's top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the brand-new automotive alternative fuel trainers current students are using, as well as the wind turbine drive train the Wind Technology students train on.
The Texas Midwest Economic Development Alliance met in Anson on March 7, for their spring meeting.Â One of the purposes of the Alliance is to bring educational topics and information to Alliance members.Â Approximately 35 cities were in attendance.
A featured topic of the day was presented by Kirstin Smith and Ken Becker, with Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) who explained the Speakers Bureau and Senior Interview Day conducted in Nolan County to prepare the future workforce.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued seven citations and made seven arrests from March 30 - April 1, 2012.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2000 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 1900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1600 block of Bell.
â€˘ 100 block of W. Avenue B.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a residence â€” 400 block of Canfil.
â€˘ Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle â€” 2000 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft of vehicle â€” 1300 block of Pease.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Indecency with a child â€” Sweetwater.
Jack G. Guelker, age 85 of Kingsbury, passed away on March 24, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Darlene Boaz and Rev. Tom Jones officiating and Masonic rites under the auspices of Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A. F. & A. M.
A reception followed at the Kingsbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Jack was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Walter C. and Daphene Hukele Guelker.
Here are recent results from the Highland and Sweetwater middle school boys at their track meets in Roby and Colorado City, respectively. Highland won its meet with 163 points and Blackwell scored 48 to fin-ish in sixth place. However, individual results for Black-well were not available at press time today.
JR HIGH BOYS
163 points (1st place)
2400 â€” Jeremy Hall 3rd (10:21.51); Emerick Wilson 5th (10:52.13); Clyde Dent 11:23.44
Shot put â€” Seth Wood 3rd (37-0 1/2)
Discus â€” Seth Wood 3rd (95-6); Matt Taylor 4th (87-6)
Pole vault â€” Jeremey Hall 1st (7-0); Eli Shelton 3rd (6-0)
Roscoe High School will serve as the host for its annual Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Track Meet on Friday, April 20. The entry fee will be $7 per athlete per event with a $70 maximum per team.
The deadline for entries will be Wednesday, April 18 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Jonathan Haseloff at 766-3844 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNYDER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county â€śLower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conferenceâ€ť from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. â€¨â€śThe conference will cover all the important topics facing our areaâ€™s agricultural producers in the season ahead,â€ť said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. â€¨â€śThe topics will range all the way from cotton economics to dealing with feral hogs and everything in between,â€ť he said.
A group of local Girl Scouts recently helped to beautify their community by painting the First Financial Bank Research Center, as it will be called. The Center is located on the corner of Locust and East Third Streets in Downtown Sweetwater, on the First Financial Bank property. The Girl Scouts included girls from Troop 7051 Nikki Gutierrez and Victoria Gutierrez, from Troop 7050 Faith Boyd, from Troop 7051 Shania Boyd, Emma Foust, Gabriella Olguin and De Ann Frazier and from Troop 7000 Taylor Shamblin and Christa Arnold and Sweetwater's service unit manager Judy Leighow and Liz Sands.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâ€™s NIIW is April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.