May 25th, 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 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.
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:
â€˘ Aggravated assault â€” 700 block of Pease.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 300 block of E. 9th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Fernando Ramirez, 22 â€” 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:
â€˘ Brandon Scott Marks, 32, of Rotan â€” Warrant/theft by check.
Arrested by DPS:
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings,Â from theÂ Avondale Baptist ChurchÂ 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.
ThisÂ Sunday, May 27, we will have Sunday School High Attendance Day.Â We are working and praying for 75 in Sunday school.Â That evening at 6 p.m. Gary Gibson will be in concert at Avondale Baptist Church.Â Come and be with us for both services May 27, and you will receive a blessing.
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.
This Saturday, May 26, 2012, 21 WASP from all over the United States will beÂ returning toÂ Avenger Field in Sweetwater for Homecoming 2012.Â 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.Â 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 flightsÂ 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.
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:
â€˘ Valerie Renea Lopez, 30, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€˘ Keenanalan Rook, 28, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
â€˘ Jessie Joe Lopez, 29, of Abilene â€” Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Traffic hazard â€”Â I-20 west bound.
â€˘ Vehicle accident â€”Â Bitter Creek Road.
â€˘ Stray livestock â€”Â I-20 MM 249.
â€˘ Animal control â€”Â W. Bradford Lane.
â€˘ Court Bailiff â€”Â Nolan County Court at Law.
John Edward Pendergrass, age 87, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas.
His body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Faith Lutheran Church with Keith Hills officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
John was born on Jan. 15, 1925 in Hermleigh, Texas to Ruben and Alice (Funderburg) Pendergrass. He married Kathryn Gay (Morris) Graham on Sept. 20, 2002 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Sweetwater High School golfers were honored at a recent banquet for their outstanding play during the spring season.
Pictured (from left) are Amy Witt, who was honorable mention all-district; Molly Fincher, who was honorable mention all-district; Rachel Hunt, who was a regional qualifier; Hayley Stewart, who was a regional qualifier; Elise Lawrence, who was all-district; Alex Gomez, who was all-district; Alex Castillo, who was all-district and a regional qualifier; Mason Andrews, who was honorable mention all-district; and Ryan Mercer, who was all-district.
A "Lunch and Learn Seminar" highlighting osteoporosis was held at noon on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Seibel leading the discussion and answering questions of those in attendance.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease which increases in incidence as the population ages. The cost of treatment is increased and while significant long term functional consequences can occur, mortality rates can be increased as well.