June 14th, 2012
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five puppies available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female mixed breed dog and five sibling Chinese Crested puppies â€” all female â€” that were abandoned at the shelter. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab recently enjoyed a day of fun at the Pioneer Museum. Pictured are Donald McGregor; Myrtis Scott; Doris Ondrusek, volunteer; Ella Sedberry; Sandra Good; Billie Irving; and Lisa Seals, volunteer. Youth volunteers are Darian Carr, Caitlyn Carr and Bailley Bromley.
Area residents are once again invited to join in the festivities "On The Bricks" in historic downtown Roscoe to celebrate our great nation.
There will be a parade starting at 10 a.m. followed by food, crafts and kid's activities in Old Town Park and a Mud Bog at George Parks Field (Gates open at 11 a.m.). More information on the Plowboy Mudbog can be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/plowboy.mudbog.5?sk=wall).
Several area fourth through sixth grade students tried out some fun experiments led by the staff at the County-City Library on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Mayra Garcia and Erica Caballero â€” "mad scientists" â€” led the students in the experiments. Garcia is shown helping the students in the magic writing experiment in which the students wrote with lemon juice on paper. They could not see the writing until iodine was put on the paper and made the "ink" show through.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on June 12, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€”Â Country Club.
â€¢Â Information only â€”Â 2100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢Â Forgery â€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢Â Family violence assault â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Kenneth McCann, 36 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served five civil papers and made one arrest on June 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater Junior League (ages 13-14) Astros competed in a District 5 tournament last week and finished as runnerups after losing 8-6 to Snyder in Mondayâ€™s title game.
The team was treated to a hamburger supper by the Sweetwater Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2479 after their game Monday. Members of the team posed for a picture prior to the game with Lionel Mendez (standing far right) of VFW 2479.
On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1-Aug. 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience they have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective," as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.
Several of Highland's National Honor Society members participated in the recent Relay for Life in Sweetwater.
Highland's team name was 'The Olympians'. Their motto was "Go for the Gold - Fighting for a Cure."
The team was made up of National Honor Society members Haley Hill, Brenden Huckabee, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain, Brianne O'Ryan, Jordan Rowan, Putri Soedarsono, Lora Stewart and Julia Tibbit. The team captain was the NHS advisor, Leigh Petty.
A public hearing was held during the regular monthly meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012 at City Hall.
The open forum was the first of two regarding the proposed annexation of a 53.14 acre tract of land, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20. The petition is from Love's Truck Stop for an incoming site.
The Nolan County Commissioners approved for a change to be made on Southern Heights Road during their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Robert Smith, a resident on the road, spoke to the commissioners about an ongoing problem which has been tolerated for at least the past 20 years. He said that he has seen several cars go airborne on the road, with other vehicles going through fences and even into a ditch.