September 22nd, 2012
By Belinda Serrano
In looking back over his past year as Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President, Rodney Foster has come to realize that life truly is sweet in Sweetwater.
In contrast to the national economy, Foster says that Sweetwater has been a fortunate community in which to live, with a varied economic foundation that enables the city to thrive.
"A diverse economic base combined with our greatest attribute--great people, allows our community to enjoy a great reputation for raising a family," said Foster.
Many grandparents, parents, other family members and friends visited students at a special Grandparents Lunch at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Shown are Tyler Ramirez and his grandmother, Juanita Jimenez.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2012.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2200 block of Robert Lee.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Duty on striking fixture â€”Â 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Mustang Drive.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue C.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1500 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Retaliation â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 100 block of W. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Richard Sande, 25 â€” Family violence assault.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone 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 have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.
A memorial rodeo and dance will take place this weekend at the Nolan County Coliseum to honor two area men who died in a tragic accident. Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton died this past April after falling into a water well in neighboring Fisher County and being overcome with carbon monoxide.
This rodeo, featuring barrel racing and bullriding, will be honoring and benefiting the families of "two of the most amazing men to ever grace west Texas," according to organizers. "Nicholas Haden Lee Walker and Jeremy Paul Claxton we're known by many and loved by all."
Members of the Sweetwater Dive Team from the Sweetwater Fire Department fished out a trailer that had gone into Lake Sweetwater on Thursday morning.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden, Nolan County Game Warden Jake Simmering called the dive team when a trailer hitch malfunctioned, causing the trailer to go into the lake.
The trailer hitch was misadjusted and the boat on the trailer launched prematurely, taking the trailer with it. The trailer was flipped over and pointed in the opposite direction and had to be turned over and turned around by hand.
Southeast Elementary School hosted a special Grandparents Lunch on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Shown are Julie and Riley Sawyers with their grandddaughter, Myah Payne.
Find more photos from the Grandparents lunch at Southeast in today's paper.
Funeral services for Wanda Lee â€śWootieâ€ť Lemmons, 70, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. TJ Jackson and Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lemmons died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
All three Nolan County high school football teams in action today have tough road assignments as non-district play continues.
Roscoe, meanwhile, has the weekend off as the Plowboys prepare for their district opener on Sept. 28 at Baird.
Sweetwater (2-1) travels to Wall (2-1) for its third Class 3A vs. 2A matchup of the young season.