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February 17th, 2012

Blotters for February 15, 2012

February 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 15, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1800 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a building — 400 block of E. 13th.
• Burglary of a habitation — 500 block of W. 6th.
Arrested by SPD:
• Elizabeth Hanneman, 32 — Driving while intoxicated.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Feb. 15, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — Highway 84.

February 16th

Recipe of the Week: Brighten Up Bake Sales

February 16, 2012

A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether it’s raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest — it’s a piece of cake.
n Baking delicious goodies is just the start to a suc­cessful bake sale. Add some dazzling details. The eye-catching finishes on Bake-Sale Ready Cupcakes — swirls of colorful icing topped with jumbo sprinkles and butterfly decorations, complete with vibrant wraps — will ensure they sell out fast.

Ludlum Measurements honored for 50 years of service

February 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club for Ludlum Measurements. Many members of the community attended the reception and several presentations were made to founder Don Ludlum.

Courthouse reconstruction continues

February 16, 2012

During their meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 13, the Nolan County Commissioners approved two contracts with Wigington, Hooker and Jeffrey Architects toward repairs and reconstruction of the Nolan County Courthouse and construction of a jail and possible offices for the county sheriff.
The contracts include--for both projects--the estimated budgets, services and responsibilities of the parties. A timeline of both projects was presented, which consisted of evaluating proposed constructions.

City meeting postponed

February 16, 2012

The regular monthly meeting of the City Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2012 at City Hall. However, travel and unforeseen circumstances led to the lack of a quorum, resulting in the postponement of the meeting.
Nonetheless, a few non-deliberating items were briefly presented. Commissioner Jerod Peek read a resolution which recognized the economic contributions of the Ludlum family to Sweetwater as the company bearing the family's name is celebrating 50 years of business this year.

Three dogs available for adoption

February 16, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix shown on Tuesday. Also available are a female mixed breed puppy, a male mixed breed dog (brown) and a male terrier mix (white).
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Blotters for February 14, 2012

February 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests on Feb. 14, 2012.

The SPD received 89, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.
• 800 block of E. Arizona.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — Sweetwater area.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Towncreek.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Diggs, 26 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Stacee Diggs, 24 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Sammy Soto, 17 — Disorderly conduct/fighting/failure to identify.
• Ricky Rodriguez, 21 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.

Elijio Hernandez

February 16, 2012

Funeral services for Elijio Martinez Hernandez, 70, of Sweetwater, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, by Angie Limones at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Hernandez died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Weekly sports calendar

February 16, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 16
Softball
Sweetwater varsity begins its season at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament with three games at Abilene High School starting at 10:15 a.m.
Tennis
Sweetwater JV teams host tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene Ice Breaker tournament.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity teams host tournament.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Baseball
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Grape Creek in single scrimmage, 11 a.m.
Powerlifting
Sweetwater boys and girls teams host Arlon Barnes Classic starting at 9 a.m.
Softball

Powerlifters to host meet Saturday

February 16, 2012

After competing at a meet in Clyde this past Thursday, Sweetwater High School’s powerlifting teams will host their own event — the annual Arlon Barnes Classic — Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at the SHS gym.
Over 300 lifters represen-ting about 20 schools are expected for the meet, the last for Sweetwater before regional competition. The girls’ regional meet will be March 3 at Monahans and the boys’ regional meet is March 9 at Sundown. The top regional qualifiers will advance to state competition at Corpus Christi and Abilene, respectively.

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