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February 23rd, 2012

Award winning historian to speak on Saturday

February 23, 2012

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Friends of the Library will present award-winning Texas historian Bill O’Neal, who will speak about his book, The Johnson-Sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style.

Blotters for February 21, 2012

February 23, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 21, 2012.

The SPD received 12, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Musgrove.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Theft — 500 block of Pine.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1900 block of Hubbard.
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Unattended death — 1600 block of Bristol.

Arrested by SPD:
• Anthony Bentley, 19 — Warrant.

Crystal Darlene Foust

February 23, 2012

Graveside services for Crystal Darlene Foust, 90, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla. with interment to follow.
Family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Foust died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at "The Retreat" in Abilene, Texas, a special care home.

John Rey Payne

February 23, 2012

John Rey Payne was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and rode his last rodeo on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Local sports

February 23, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament (all games played at the Jerry Collins Complex).
Tennis
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring tournament.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls teams host tournament (Sweetwater Golf Classic at Sweetwater Country Club).
Sweetwater varsity boys at Abilene Wylie’s one-day tournament.
Softball

Softball team has 4-1 mark entering tourney

February 23, 2012

Sweetwater High School’s three-day softball tournament begins today at the Jerry Collins Complex with eight games on the schedule. However, the host team — off to an impressive 4-1 start after beating Clyde, 4-3, on Tuesday in Clyde — will get the day off before playing its first tournament game at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Girls golf event is slated at SCC

February 23, 2012

After taking a week off, Sweetwater’s golf teams get back into action Friday with the boys going to Abilene Wylie’s one-day tournament and the girls hosting a tournament at Sweetwater Country Club that wraps up Saturday.
The girls tournament will begin Friday with tee times at 9 a.m. Sweetwater is ex-pected to have 18 players participating — three five-player teams in addition to three medalists. The top three teams and medalists will receive awards follow-ing Saturday’s conclusion of the 36-hole event.

February 22nd

APD Bomb Squad robot destroys package

February 22, 2012

A tense situation was diffused in front of the Sweetwater Post Office after an Abilene Police Department bomb squad robot destroyed a suspicious package this afternoon.
Officials in Sweetwater were reportedly on heightened awareness following the presence of several protesters outside the Nolan County Courthouse yesterday and its close proximity to the post office.
The package reportedly contained a cellphone.
There were no injuries.

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Man receives probation for indecency with a child

February 22, 2012

Jesus Cecilio Villa pled guilty to indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony, during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

FFB donates furniture to local churches

February 22, 2012

Along with their recent renovation, First Financial Bank in Sweetwater updated the furniture in their offices. Their older furniture was donated to several local churches. Shown loading furniture for their church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, are Melvin Walker, Rusty Allen and Doug Taylor.

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