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June 21st, 2012

Grand Jury indicts 11

June 21, 2012

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people on Tuesday, June 21, 2012. Eight of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Michael Alan Ledbetter was indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Ledbetter, along with four others, burglarized a building without the consent of the owner on Dec. 16, 2011. His bond was set at $12,000.

Students staying busy with library activities

June 21, 2012

Norma Bonner was the guest reader for Story Time at the County-City Library on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Norma read stories to Kindergarten through third grade students.
Students have also benefited from other library activities. Carolyn Walker, retired art teacher and member of the West Texas Art Guild, taught a class of fourth through sixth graders how to paint with watercolors at the County-City Library as well.

New surgeon continues steady practice

June 21, 2012

The audit report for the 2011 fiscal year was presented during the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors' meeting on Monday evening, June 18, 2012, held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Todd Hrbacek, CPA, presented the information to the board. Highlights from the report were given, with the report coming back with a clean opinion on the financial statements. Hrbacek also noted the past financial year as one of the best in several years for the hospital.

Blotters for June 19, 2012

June 21, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on June 19, 2012.

The SPD received 37, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1100 block of Hiawatha.
• Theft — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 500 block of Robert Lee.
• Runaway — 800 block of E. Avenue D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Runaway.
• Male juvenile, 13 — Family violence assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served nine civil papers and made one arrest on June 19, 2012.

Students attend local tennis camp

June 21, 2012

These students attended a Mustang Tennis Camp held here last week and taught by new tennis coach Chris Terry. The camp was held Tuesday through Thursday, June 12-14, at the high school tennis courts.
Attending this year’s tennis camp were Kara Lehnert, Elli Lehnert, Alycia Gibson, Kierstyn Thompson, Charity Thompson, Tyler Marlett, Mia Valdez, Maura Chapman, Isabel Ortega, Grayson Chapman, Jaci McElyea, Kaylee Valdez, Keygan Valdez, Gisela Solano and Gretchen Sweek.

June 20th

Three jailed in district court

June 20, 2012

Three were jailed and four were probated during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases.

Texas Rangers assist in Shackelford County death investigation

June 20, 2012

On Sunday, June 17, at about 6 a.m., law enforcement officials were called to the scene of a physical altercation between two men in Albany, Texas.

RPMH celebrates enhancements and addition to facilities

June 20, 2012

As the healthcare needs of Nolan County continues to grow and evolve, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) remains committed to serving the region in various capacities. As such, the hospital will hold a special event on Thursday, June 21, 2012, with a ribbon cutting and ground breaking on two projects that will allow the hospital to continue its mission.

Porter retires after 35 years of service to SFD

June 20, 2012

For Jim Porter, the retiring Assistant Fire Chief from the Sweetwater Fire Department (SFD), it seems as if family has always been connected to his role--before, during and after his service.
For the past 35 years, Porter has served the community as a fireman; since 1986, he has been in the role of Assistant Fire Chief. However, during his stint, he was able to work alongside his father Ronald at the fire station.

Blotters for June 18, 2012

June 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on June 18, 2012.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Lemon.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Unattended death — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Keenan Rook, 27 — Evading, theft, possession of controlled substance, failure to identify.
• Gary Dalton Flynn, 38 — Local warrants.
• Dolores Williams, 21 — Local warrants.
• Kari Southern, 34 — Theft, public intoxication.

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