May 10th, 2011
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Adult Protective Services' (APS) is reminding all Texans to do their part in the battle against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
â€śIf you suspect that an elderly or disabled adult is being abused or neglected, please report it immediately,â€ť said Beth Engelking, DFPS assistant commissioner for Adult Protective Services. â€śProtecting vulnerable adults is everyoneâ€™s business."
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
Two Taylor Electric Cooperative employees are being called heroes after they pulled two women from a burning vehicle Monday afternoon. It happened on County Road 196 near the town of Nolan around 1 p.m. According to Sweetwater's Fire Chief, Grant Madden, two women were trapped in their car after an accident when it caught fire. The fire was said to be caused by the women trying to get out of the loose dirt and tires spinning on the dirt.
Sweetwater firefighters extinguished flames from a burning vehicle Wednesday on Highway 70 in Nolan County. The cause of the blaze in unknown, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Mateo Caballero went to be with the lord on May 10, 2011 at 4 a.m. at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. He was surrounded at his bed side by his daughters, Rosa, Sylvia, Margie, Mickey, Matilda and granddaughter, Sandy.
Mateo Caballero was born in Kennedy, Texas on March 11, 1923. He was 88 years old. He lived a happy life in Sweetwater for 44 years. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He married Maria Limones on Sept. 5, 1942 in Violet, Texas.
A memorial service for Tony Wayne Fisher, 42, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Word of God Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Dale Stowe officiating.
Fisher died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Thomas Mirron Sanders, age 76, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Monahans, TX. He was born May 9, 1934 in Hermleigh, TX; to William and Marietta (George) Sanders.
Thomas was a member of the Church of God in Kermit, TX and loved to fish.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 212 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made nine arrests from May 5-8, 2011.
The SPD received 93, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Cruelty to animal â€”Â 1000 block of Oak.
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â 700 block of Neff.
â€˘Â Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘Â Burglary of a motor vehicle â€”Â 1500 block of Josephine.
â€˘Â Evading arrest/detention â€”Â 200 block of FK Williams.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 600 block of Pecan.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 800 block of E. 16th.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
The state meet in Austin represents the pinnacle for high school track and field athletes. And for Callie Sandusky of Highland, it will be a chance to end her two-sport career by bringing home a state medal.
Sandusky, a senior, will be making her first state appearance when she com-petes in the Class 1A girls high jump at 6 p.m. Friday. She qualified with a second-place jump of 5-4 at regionals, a personal best effort that tied Highlandâ€™s school record set in 1984 by Brandye (Owens) Wilson, now a teacher at Highland.
The Roscoe Collegiate High School celebrated a high achievement on Friday night, May 6 at the Coliseum in Snyder.
Over 50% of the graduating seniors attained the unique goal of graduating with an Associate's degree from Western Texas College in Snyder. The 13 seniors also have the distinct honor of graduating high school with the Associate's degree three weeks in advance of receiving their high school degrees.