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October 2nd, 2012

Blotters for September 28-30, 2012

October 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 139 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 10 arrests from Sept. 28-30, 2012.

The SPD received 86, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of Hill.
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 2200 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Driving while license invalid — 400 block of Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Glenn Ray Hutchison, 26 — Family violence assault.
• James Taylor Williams, 44 — Forgery.
• Clifton Forbes, 30 — Class C theft.
• Justin Bird, 20 — Interfere with 911.

Return volley

October 2, 2012

Sweetwater’s Shelby Cason returns a volley during the Lady Mustangs’ District 4-3A match Saturday against Big Spring. Cason and her teammates play at first-place Wylie today to begin a three-game road trip.

JV ‘Stangs thump B’wood

October 2, 2012

After suffering its first defeat one week earlier, Sweetwater’s JV football team (4-1) got back in the win column this past week with a 38-13 victory over Brownwood at Mustang Bowl.

SMS football results

October 2, 2012

Sweetwater Middle School teams won just one of their four games against Brown-wood this past Thursday in Brownwood.
The SMS seventh grade Red team was the lone win-ner as it improved to 3-0 with a 22-18 victory. The seventh and eighth grade White had their first games after being a combined team the first two weeks of the season and lost by scores of 16-6 and 12-0, respectively, while the eighth grade Red is now 0-3 after a 32-0 set-back to Brownwood.

Tuesday's weather outlook

October 2, 2012

Tuesday's forecast is sunny with a high near 77. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 58. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will become south after midnight.
Keep an eye on the skies by heading on over to weather.gov.

October 1st

First graders send care packages to Afghanistan

October 1, 2012

First graders at Southeast Elementary School in Mrs. Amy Nixon's and Mrs. Bethany Bryan's classes put together care packages for troops over in Afghanistan.
Christopher Soles, father to student Madison Soles, and Mrs. Bryan's husband are two of the soldiers who will benefit from the care packages.
Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Bryan had their students bring snacks, toiletries, magazines, movies, games and stationary to make up the care packages. High school students and community members donated as well.

Deaf Action Center offers presentation on services

October 1, 2012

Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the health department on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas.

Over $67K awarded to BHS graduates

October 1, 2012

At the Sept. 19, 2012 meeting of the Blackwell Education Foundation, $67,891.95 was awarded to graduates of Blackwell High School. Students who graduate from Blackwell High School have the opportunity to earn up to $3,000 per year of attendance.
The scholarships are paid each semester to colleges, universities, technical schools or job training programs to assist students in furthering their education and making them "job ready."

Gerald Wayne Butler

October 1, 2012

Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Butler, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. David Stevens will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Butler died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Snyder.
He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Hamlin. He married Patsy Ann Speed on March 16, 1991, in Sweetwater. He worked for the city, loved music and playing the guitar.

Merritt Thomas "M.T." Staten

October 1, 2012

Merritt Thomas “ M.T.” Staten, age 88, of Sweetwater passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas. A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Reverend’s Robert Carey, Frankie Santiago and Tommy Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

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