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May 25th, 2012

Scam targets local veterans

May 25, 2012

Another possible phone scam has made its way to Sweetwater and the surrounding area, but this time local veterans are being targeted.
Mrs. Donald Goodrich from Sweetwater contacted the local authorities and shared the situation about her husband getting a call from a woman who told him that his friend in Abilene was going to court and needed money. She said when the call came through, it appeared as a restricted number.

UPDATE: Three missing persons out of Colorado City are located

May 25, 2012

According to Colorado City authorities, Brittany Hill, her daughter, Khloe Wheeler and her boyfriend, Rosendo Gonzalez have all been located and picked up. They are safe and in good health.
Information was obtained through a source that Hill and Gonzales had stolen a credit card. The card was traced to a location in Galveston, Texas.
Using cell phone "pings" it was learned that the three were traveling northbound on Interstate 45 toward Houston.
The cell phone pings were monitored until investigators were able to narrow down the location of Hill, Wheeler and Gonzalez.

New SISD Board Trustees sworn in

May 25, 2012

Changes and celebrations were prevalent during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday night, May 21, 2012 at "The Hub" at Sweetwater High School (SHS).
SISD Superintendent Terry Pittman presented a plaque and expressed his appreciation to the two outgoing board members, Gail Lawrence and Jeanie McPherson--who served on the board for the past ten and six years, respectively. A reception was held prior to the meeting for family, friends and community members to show their appreciation and offer well-wishes to the ladies.

FUMC welcomes new youth minister

May 25, 2012

Sweetwater First United Methodist Church welcomes Stephen Gehring, the new youth minister at First United Methodist Church, and his wife, JulieAnn. Stephen, originally from College Station, and JulieAnn, of Graham, moved to Sweetwater in late April. The couple both graduated from Southwestern University, where they first met. JulieAnn majored in History and Education while Stephen studied Communication and Religion. The Gehrings moved to Colorado shortly after getting married in the spring of last year, where they had been living prior to Sweetwater.

Doug Sitter State Farm hosts customer appreciation event

May 25, 2012

Doug Sitter State Farm employee Rosa Johnson serves up a barbecue sandwich to Rosie Boiles at the Doug Sitter State Farm customer appreciation barbecue on Saturday, May 19. Also shown is Doug Sitter State Farm employee Jessica Rangel.

Blotters for May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 24, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated assault — 700 block of Pease.
• Family violence assault — 300 block of E. 9th.
Arrested by SPD:
• Fernando Ramirez, 22 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 24, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Brandon Scott Marks, 32, of Rotan — Warrant/theft by check.

Arrested by DPS:

Churches plan summer activities

May 25, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
This Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day. We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school. That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church. Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.

SEED hosts manufacturing group

May 25, 2012

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) recently hosted a manufacturing group. This group meets quarterly to discuss similar issues from HR to purchasing to safety and more. They also tour different manufacturing locations in Nolan County. They are shown touring TST, Inc. which recycles aluminum through a smelting process. Pictured are representatives from Buzzi Unicem USA, Ludlum Measurements, EMA and TST, Inc.

UPDATE: WASP Homecoming parade to begin at Nolan County Plaza

May 25, 2012

This Saturday, May 26, 2012, 21 WASP from all over the United States will be returning to Avenger Field in Sweetwater for Homecoming 2012. Some will arrive by private planes between 9-10 a.m., some will arrive by car and nine will have spent Friday night in Sweetwater. The WASP will be accompanied by 21 U.S.Air Force women pilots all weekend.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Young Eagles Program will offer free flights to children ages 8-17 years old.
The annual WASP Homecoming 2012 will begin with an honor parade from Nolan County Plaza at 9 a.m. to the museum.

Blotters for May 23, 2012

May 25, 2012

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made three arrests on May 23, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Valerie Renea Lopez, 30, of Abilene — Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
• Keenanalan Rook, 28, of Abilene — Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
• Jessie Joe Lopez, 29, of Abilene — Unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Calls for service:
• Traffic hazard — I-20 west bound.
• Vehicle accident — Bitter Creek Road.
• Stray livestock — I-20 MM 249.
• Animal control — W. Bradford Lane.
• Court Bailiff — Nolan County Court at Law.

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