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March 1st, 2013

Racial profiling report submitted by Sheriff Warren

March 1, 2013

At Monday's county commissioners' meeting, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren presented the state-mandated 2012 Racial Profiling Report for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), which was formally received by the commissioners.
For the 2012 calendar year, a total of 277 people were stopped by Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
From the total, six contacts led to a search, in which five of those contacts consented to the search. Ten contacts resulted in an arrest, and 189 total tickets were issued.

Annual HR report presented at hospital board meeting

March 1, 2013

The 2012 Annual Human Resources report for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) was presented during the Nolan County Hospital District's board meeting on Monday night.
The report was given by Gay Nell Cherry, the Director of Human Resources for the hospital.
While the report follows the format from the previous year, some changes were made in the last year in order to make scoring more accurate in the evaluation process. As a result, the user-friendly tool now offers a true performance evaluation in determining scores.

Blotters for February 27, 2013

March 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2013.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Elm.
• 1000 block of Hickory.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of E. Louisiana.
• Information report — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Kim Parcher, 48 — Driving while license invalid.
• Gene Emerson, 31 — Possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

Christine Gannaway Giles

March 1, 2013

Christine Gannaway Giles, 87, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
She is being cremated and services are pending in Winters, Texas.
She is survived by two nieces, Sherry Williamson, Jean Bishop, and several great nieces and nephews.

Betty Jean Cantrell

March 1, 2013

Betty Jean Cantrell, 70, of Wichita Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Western Heritage Christian Church in Dean with Bro. Nicky Johnson and Bro. Dave Strunk officiating. Interment will follow at Charlie Cemetery in Charlie under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Allen Alexander Hull

March 1, 2013

ROTAN — Allen Alexander Hull, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Rotan.  Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Rotan. Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. on Friday at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Local sports calendar

March 1, 2013

Subject to change
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at New-man Park high school field.
Sweetwater JV plays at Abilene tournament.
Basketball
UIL STATE TOURNAMENT
Class 1A, Division II girls state semifinal playoff: Highland vs. Saltillo, 1:30 p.m., University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center, Austin. Winner will play for title Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the same location.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity boys at Andrews tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls at regional preview tourna-ment at Lubbock’s Shadow Hills course.
Powerlifting

Mustangs rally to win WBC opener

March 1, 2013

After alternating between blowout wins and close los-ses in its first six games this season, Sweetwater’s baseball team proved it could win a close game in its Wood Bat Classic opener Thursday against Clyde.
In their 8-7 win at New-man Park, the Mustangs also proved that they could win with eight players.
Say what?
Let’s get to the first point first.

L-League tryouts on Saturday

March 1, 2013

Sweetwater Little League will have final tryouts on Saturday for those in Farm League (ages 7-8), Minor League (9-10) and Major League (11-12).
Tryouts will be at the Minor League and Farm League fields located just east of the Nolan County Coliseum stock barns.
Tryouts on Saturday for Minor and Farm League will be held from 1-3 p.m. on their respective fields, while Major League will also have its tryouts on Saturday rom 3-5 p.m. on the Minor League field.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

March 1, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 55 and north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to west-northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
We'll see a slight warm-up this weekend, with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s and low in the low to upper 40s.
Learn all you need to know for your weekend plans now at weather.gov.

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