June 29th, 2012
The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will be holding their annual 4th of July celebration, parade and barbecue on Saturday, June 30, 2012. A parade will kick off the event at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Blackwell.
At 5:30 p.m., the Blackwell VFD will be selling barbecue brisket and sausage plates with all the trimmings at their station located on Main Street. Plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with all proceeds benefitting the Blackwell VFD.
United Way of Abilene volunteers invite West Central Texas non-profit organizations to submit applications for 2013 community investment by noon on July 12, 2012; applications are available online at www.unitedwayabilene.org.
United Way requests organizations call 325-677-1841 as soon as possible to inform United Way of their intent to apply, and to foster continued dialogue throughout the application process. This notification will also assist planning efforts for the volunteer review process.
This week as Texans prepare to travel during the 4th of July holiday, families are paying about $45 to fill-up a 14-gallon tank which is the size of a typical family vehicle.Â This is about $4 less than what 4th of July travelers were paying at this time last year for the same tank.Â The average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.20, which is eight cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on June 27, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Assaultâ€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Theftâ€”Â 900 block of James.
â€˘Â Aggravated family violence assault â€”Â 900 block of W. Arizona.
â€˘Â Theftâ€”Â 1400 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jason Ortega, 25 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Christopher Martinez, 25 â€” Evading arrest/detention.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on June 27, 2012.
Linda (Scarborough) Fege, age 66, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services are pending at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Essie â€śLouiseâ€ť Foust Rawlings, 77, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Oaks at Radford Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Abilene, Texas. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Gary Ruffin officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A visitation will be on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Pictured are the students and coaches at the Roscoe Collegiate basketball camp held this week at Roscoeâ€™s gym for girls and boys entering grades 2-5.
In no particular order are Jaci Alexander, Jaden Alexander, Levi Spencer, Leandra DeLeon, Taylor Chavez, Taylor Sexton, Presley Sexton, Kolby Montgomery, Alicia Pantoja, Grady Underwood, Joshua Laurens, Hunter Anglin, Jaleigh Morales, Riley Sheridan, Jathan Sheridan, Jacob Stegge, Ethan Peacock, Preslea Peacock, Kinsey Buchanan, Antonio Aguayo, Madeline Sexton and Daman Chavez and coaches Kelly Jo Sexton, Shella Arnwine and Jacinda Morales.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent, this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.
Many local students in grades second through eighth are currently attending a drama camp at Sweetwater High School, led by Sweetwater High School drama students and SHS drama teacher Melody Copeland. A show of Copeland's adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the SHS Auditorium.
AAA Texas projects 2.98 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year.Â The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8.Â