August 9th, 2011
The art display at the County-City Library is the pencil drawings of Terry and Bayli Greer. Bayli is the granddaughter of Terry and Gayle Greer. Terry Greer passed away in August of 2003. He began drawing in 2000 as a hobby and had no formal training. Bayli began drawing after seeing her grandfatherâ€™s work. Shown is Terryâ€™s wife, Gayle Greer, next to some of his work currently on display at the library. The library is open Monday from 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Representative Susan L. King would like to invite the residents of District 71 to a Public Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Abilene Public Library, located at 202 Cedar in Abilene, beginning at 6 p.m.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 164 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 5-7, 2011.
The SPD received 131, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘Â 900 block of E. 17th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of Lemon.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of Hill.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 900 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 300 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
Funeral services for Dan W. Carter, Sr., 89, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Carter died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Though still young with just three seniors, over half of Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team will bring varsity experience into todayâ€™s season opener when the Lady Mustangs play host to Seminole.
The varsity match will tip off at 6:15 p.m. at Mustang Gym following junior varsity and freshman contests in both gyms that get underway at 5 p.m.
Several individuals received awards at the conclusion of the two volleyball camps that were held this past week at Sweetwater Middle School.
The awards were presented by camp coaches Jill Locklar, Carla Lambert and Sandra Graham. Those winning awards are as follows:
Best server â€” Latimer Burnett
Pass to Self winners â€” Kaci Webb (Tuesday); Madison Mims (Wednesday)
Crazy Hair winner â€” Josie Sanchez
Crazy Sock winner â€” Megan Kirkland
Best passer â€” Mia Valdez
Serving contest winners â€” Mia Valdez, Kara Lehnert
Most improved â€” Michaiah Royal
Hard worker â€” MaKenna Milner
The Sweetwater High School tennis team will begin practices Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. at the SHS courts, according to coach Shella Arnwine. All freshman and junior players must have their physicals done by this time.
For more information, contact Arnwine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swinging Bridge Twilight Camp was held last week at Camp Boothe Oaks, south of Sweetwater. "Have you ever heard a tree sing? Have you ever seen a bug dance? The camp comes alive when the girls start arriving. When we grow up, we forget to look down, look up and look around to everything growing and living around us. We are so busy making a living that we forget to live. Even in this tremendous heat the girls had a marvelous time.â€ť One of the special things is singing around the "Singing Tree."
Prior to the first day of school each child entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine. A written statement from a parent (or legal guardian), school nurse or physician attesting to a childâ€™s positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox), or of varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine.
Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, invites interested veterans, veteran's groups or friends and families of veterans to attend and participate in a VA town hall meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Law Enforcement Center in the second floor conference room at 450 Pecan Street in Abilene.
Following an overview by Mr. Marsh, leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Constructions and staffing will also be shared.