August 9th, 2011
The Nolan County Commissioners met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse to discuss a variety of issues.
The proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year was discussed following recent department hearings from the budget workshops that have been taking place. The proposed tax rate presented was at .423023, equaling an increase of about three cents.
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 grandfatherâs work. Shown is Terryâs 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 âÂ 800 block of Lemon.
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 600 block of Hill.
â˘ Information only âÂ Sweetwater area.
â˘Â Family violence assault âÂ 800 block of Circle Drive.
â˘Â Theft âÂ 900 block of E. Third.
â˘ Information only âÂ 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 Schoolâs volleyball team will bring varsity experience into todayâs 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 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 childâs positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox), or of varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine.