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April 26th, 2012

Area runners compete Friday

April 26, 2012

Several Nolan County high school runners will be competing at regional track meets on Friday.

April 25th

SPPA hosts reception for retiring Chief Kelley

April 25, 2012

Shown is retiring Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley with his wife, Scharles Kelley, accepting plaques at a retirement party hosted by the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association. Plaques were also made for the couple’s two sons, Paxton and Tanner.
Many members of the community and many agencies who work closely with the Sweetwater Police Department were in attendance at the reception held at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ.

Sheriff gives input on jail project

April 25, 2012

The Nolan County Commissioner’s Court met on Monday morning, April 23, and Item #5 on their agenda was to consider approval of the architects’ plans for the new Sheriff’s Offices and Jail.

Anytime Fitness offers club to chamber members

April 25, 2012

Anytime Fitness is inviting Chamber Members (owners, staff and employees) a brief opportunity to use their club for a few days, at no cost.
"At Anytime Fitness, we believe in the success and growth of our community. We also believe that to obtain great success, we must be healthy and active," said local management. "To stand by that belief, we are offering a very special benefit to all Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Members."

Blotters for April 23, 2012

April 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on April 23, 2012.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault by threats — Sweetwater.
• Trespassing — 1000 block of W. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adam Muñoz, 26 — Warrant.
• Christopher Boyd, 17 — Possession of marijuana.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served three civil papers and made six arrests on April 23, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

John Everett Walton, Jr.

April 25, 2012

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date for John Everett Walton, Jr., 72, of Sweetwater. He died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his residence.
Services will be directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater. Mr. Walton’s body will be cremated.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born in Fisher County on July 8, 1939 and married Wanda Kay Jones on Sept. 19, 1961 in Grapevine. He was a lifelong Sweetwater resident and a member of the Sweetwater Elks Club. He also loved ranching and cooking.

Hilda Pauline Humphreys

April 25, 2012

Hilda Pauline Humphreys, 84, formerly of Abilene, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at a nursing facility in Sweetwater, Texas.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012, in Abilene City Cemetery (Cedar Hill section), with Frankie Santiago officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the funeral home.

James (Stubby) Smith, Jr.

April 25, 2012

SWEETWATER — James (Stubby) Smith, Jr., passed away April 13, 2012. He was born Oct. 20, 1941, to James Eldon Smith and Elsie Vida Gober in Brownwood, TX. The light of his life was his daughter, Amanda Leigh Knight, who preceded him in death in 2008, along with his parents; and brother, Jerry Don Smith. 

Wes Williams RQ meet results

April 25, 2012

Results for Wes Williams Regional Qualifiers Meet held April 20 in Roscoe
GIRLS
100 — 1 Shelby Harris, Roby, 12.93; 2. Kennedy Martinez, Rotan, 13.01; 3. Rachel Specht, Clyde, 13.03; 4. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 13.05; 5. Essence Ward, Knox City, 13.11; 6. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 13.53.
200 — 1. Makebra Collier, Munday, 25.91; 2. Shelby Harris, Roby, 26.63; 3. Courtney Spitzer, Newcastle, 27.11; 4. Lisa Sanchez, Roby, 27.82; 5. Jacinda Moral-es, Roscoe, 28.77; 6. Destiny Gallegos, Hamlin, 28.81.

SHS relay places 6th at RQ meet in Brownwood

April 25, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s 800-meter boys relay ran a season-best time of 1:33.3 for a sixth-place finish at a regional qualifiers meet held April 19 in Brownwood.
Kaleb Hoover, Ryan Linebaugh, Nick Nemir and Sam Nemir were the runners on the relay, which will be in Lubbock starting Friday at the Region I-3A track meet. Nick Nemir will also be competing in the 100-meter run and 300-meter hurdles.

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