May 2nd, 2012
As American troops remain in harmâs way, the economy continues to waiver, and upcoming elections quickly approach, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship, and pray. Millions will answer the call to prayer on Thursday, May 3, in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.
State Representative Susan L. King held a Public Town Hall Meeting on Monday morning, April 30, 2012 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
She represents Nolan and Taylor County residents in District 71 and is currently serving her third term in the Texas House of Representatives.
The meeting opened with a welcome from Rep. King on the past legislative session along with a forecast for the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session to begin on January 13.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female mixed breed, two male mixed pitbulls, one female Labrador mix, one male Labrador mix and one female golden retriever. According to Sweetwaterâs animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
Jay W. Holland and Sue Ann Holland, both Audiologists at Holland Hearing Center of Abilene, visited the Hoyt House on Tuesday, May 1.
Jay and Sue Ann will be traveling to Sweetwater on the first Tuesday of every month for maintenance on existing hearing aids as well as evaluations of new patients, with fittings being done on-site. They will also be available to answer general questions on hearing and amplification.
Jay and Sue Ann decided to make the trip to Sweetwater once a month for those patients that have trouble getting to the Holland Hearing Center in Abilene.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made one arrest on April 30, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â˘ Theft â 900 block of W. Arizona.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Mark Bolton, 53 â Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on April 30, 2012.
Calls for service:
â˘ Suspicious vehicle âÂ CR 227.
â˘ Harassment âÂ Oak.
â˘ Information only âÂ CR 143.
SAN ANGELO â Jesse Ernest Roye, 85, died Monday, April 30, 2012. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 in Blackwell Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
Outgoing Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley has taken a phrase from the popular TV police drama ADAM-12, "to protect and serve", and has embraced that mindset in his past 35 years of local law enforcement service.
"It fits for wearing the badge," he says.
But on May 1, 2012, he officially steps out of the police chief role toward a new journey â retirement.
"Law and Order"
A Resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School Power Lifting Girls State Qualifiers was presented at the April Sweetwater Independent School District School Board meeting. Pictured receiving the resolution are (left to right) Loni Mendez, Cari Aguilar, Joslyn Rosas and Lexie Perez. Also in attendance was the Girls Power Lifting Coach Liz Miller.
The final outcome of Sat-urdayâs Class 3A bi-district softball playoff in Graham may not have been satisfy-ing for Sweetwater fans, but the 9-0 loss to Iowa Park told only part of the story.
Those who (like me) have followed the local high school sports scene in recent years have no doubt noticed how little success Sweetwater has had, especially in the âteamâ sports. But the schoolâs softball program, which had endured the longest playoff drought â 15 years â of any of them, at least did its part to change that.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Family RV Center, located at 1410 NW Georgia or Interstate 20 exit 243.
The business is owned by Gil, Gabe and Grant Cherry. They offer sales and service on new and used recreational vehicles with Forest River, Sierra, Palomino, Puma, Sabre, Keystone Alpine, Cougar and Passport brands stocked.