The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for a regular meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 29, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The 2012 budget for the hospital was approved, following no changes from the Budget Workshop previously held on Monday, Aug. 22. The proposed tax rate was set at .25237, which was the same as last year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 69 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 29, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1600 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 100 block of Tonkawa.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Lemon.
â€¢ Indecency with a child â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 500 block of Elm.
â€¢ Cruelty to animals â€”Â 1400 block of Campbell.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Whitney Byram, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ John Michael Brown, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
The seventh annual Sam-my Baugh Classic makes its return to Mustang Bowl on Thursday, with three games on tap this year.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are playing in the Classic for the seventh straight year but are facing different opponents than in 2010, and two new teams â€” Rotan and Ranger â€” will be squaring off the final day.
Roscoe (0-1) will be seeking its first win when it plays Hawley (1-0) in Thursdayâ€™s opener at 7:30 p.m., while Sweetwater (1-0) â€” which is coming off a 10-0 season-opening win over Vernon at the Bowl â€” will be taking on No. 9-ranked Monahans (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In a weekend gathering to remember Dunn, supporters like Carrie McGonigle had tough words for local law enforcement.
"They can't get it together," said McGonigle. "They can't put their man egos aside and make it about a little girl."
Police chief Roy Owens insists that's exactly what their work is about. He said, "That is our number one goal- is to find Hailey."
Searchers like Holly Jenkins still gather to look for the missing teenager. She's angry, because she feels law enforcement is allowing her and others to waste their time.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâ€™s all free!
A rain report was released for the latest rainfall receives by Nolan County on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.
According to the report, Lake Trammell received no rain while Oak Creek receives 0.20 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. The filter plant received 0.44 inches of rain. Booster B, the wastewater plant, well field p.s. and CR 151 received no rain.
As these series of articles comes to an end, the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) cannot emphasis again how important vaccines are to prevent diseases and the importance of keeping track of the vaccines a person has received.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests from Aug. 26-28, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Alexander.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Identity theft â€”Â 200 block of E. 4th.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1500 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1500 block of Campbell.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1500 block of McCauley.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 600 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
Despite losing its two bracket play matches on Saturday at a weekend tourney in Wolfforth Frenship, the Sweetwater High School volleyball team has exceeded its victory total for the entire 2010 season.
Sweetwater went 2-1 in Fridayâ€™s pool play and will enter todayâ€™s match at Abilene Cooper with a 12-10 record. The match will begin at approximately 6 p.m. The Lady Mustangs ended 2010 with an overall mark of 11-28.
Josh Larue is the first Sweetwater High School Player of the Week. The 5-8, 220-pound senior defensive tackle came up big in the Mustangsâ€™ 10-0 season-opening win over Vernon last Friday. He had five solo tackles, three for a loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one assisted tackle.