June 20th, 2013
A Legislative Update Workshop was held Wednesday, June 19 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater. Cline Shale Alliance members, as well as non-members, were invited to hear from industry leaders and elected officials on the latest from the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature and pending issues in Washington.
The Lieutenant Governor of District 35 of Kiwanis made a visit to the weekly meeting of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and learned about the local civic group's current and upcoming projects.
Shown (at left) is William A. Smith with Mitch Moore (right), president of the local chapter. The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Broadway Baptist Church, located at 710 E. Third in Sweetwater.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began on June 17, 2013. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the Aug. 1, 2013 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees are comprised of three to 11 members.
Several youngsters were given special awards this past week after attending a Mustang Golf Camp at the Sweetwater Country Club. This yearâs camp was taught by Sarah Cumbie, Ashley Timm and Don Timm.
A second Mustang Golf Camp for students ages 6 and up at Sweetwater Country Club will be held July 16-18 and will also be led by Cumbie, Ashley Timm and Don Timm.
The following students were honored on the final day of last weekâs camp:
BOYS 1 GROUP
Co-MVPs â Brayden Boil, Brody Gibson
Best Sportsmanship â Blake Ballenger
Best Driver â Preston Bowen
Best Short Game â Kreed Davis
Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 94 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 15 people this past week. Ten of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Michael Ray Smith was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony. According to court documents, Smith threatened his victim with imminent bodily injury by trying to stab the victim with a knife. His bond was set at $20,000.
Ittticha Kay Taylor was indicted for family violence assault, a third degree felony. According to court documents, Taylor hit her victim in the nose. Her bond was set at $12,000.
One person was killed in a one vehicle crash in Nolan County on Monday.Â The crash occurred at 8:53 p.m. on Interstate 20 westbound lane near mile marker 237.
Mensur Osmic, 54 years of age from Phoenix, Ariz. wasÂ driving a 1999 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer westbound on Interstate 20 at mile marker 237 in Nolan County.Â Osmic failed to negotiate a curve, struck a guardrail and concrete retaining wall.Â He was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Fambrough.Â The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
On Tuesday morning, the office of Congressman Randy Neugebauer hosted Mobile Office Hours at the Roscoe City Hall.
Although Congressman Neugebauer has permanent offices in Abilene, Big Spring and Lubbock, the event gives citizens an opportunity to meet with his staff in a nearby, local setting. Attendees are able to share ideas, concerns and feedback in regards to problems with a particular federal agency or issues affecting District 19, such as the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), veterans' benefits or social security concerns.
McDonald's of Sweetwater hosted an all day hiring day event held at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday and the event will continue today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in applying for a job can go by the event and fill out an application. They will also be holding on-site interviews.
David âJetsâ Gonzales, 50, of Sweetwater, passed away at his home. Graveside services for David will be Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Hermleigh Cemetery in Hermleigh. Father Roy Badilles will be officiating services. Family and friends will be meeting Saturday, June 22, 2013 at McCoy Funeral Home at 9 a.m. for visitation.
David was born July 21, 1962 to parents Faustino Gonzales and Elida Bernal in Snyder. He worked at Pepsi Bottling Company in Abilene for last three years and previously worked for Stromanâs Exxon in Sweetwater.