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June 1st, 2011

Blotters for June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 197 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made eight arrests from May 27-30, 2011.

The SPD received 141, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of SE Georgia.
• 700 block of Lamar.
• 100 block of S. Hopkins.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 400 block of E. 12th.
• Stolen vehicle — 1000 block of Brand.
• Theft — 300 block of Bowie.
• Assault — 500 block of Robert Lee.
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Missing person— 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Gloria J. Pool

June 1, 2011

Gloria J. Pool, age 82, of Sweetwater, TX, passed away May 31, 2011. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Blackwell, TX to O.A. and Ladonia Johnson. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed arts and crafts sewing and bingo. She was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Gloria J. Pool

June 1, 2011

Gloria J. Pool, age 82, of Sweetwater, TX, passed away May 31, 2011. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Blackwell, TX to O.A. and Ladonia Johnson. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed arts and crafts sewing and bingo. She was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

May 31st

Nolan County celebrates Memorial Day

May 31, 2011

A flag raising ceremony was held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The Nolan County Honor Guard is shown during the ceremony. Several wreaths were laid next to the World War II memorial at the courthouse. The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Sweetwater hosted a coffee and donut fellowship after the ceremony.

Blood donations being taken Thursday

May 31, 2011

Meek Blood Center will bring two bloodmobiles to Sweetwater on Thursday, June 2. A bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked in front of the Lions Club building on Lamar Street. The bloodmobiles come to Sweetwater every eight weeks, which is how often whole blood can be donated. Donors who give blood every eight weeks help prevent blood shortages.

Roscoe State Bank to host Chamber Coffee

May 31, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Roscoe State Bank, located at 209 Cedar in Sweetwater. The bank is operated by Jean Jay and the on-site manager is John Davis. Roscoe State Bank offers a variety of financial services including checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and consumer, commercial and mortgage loans. It was founded in 1906 and serves all of Nolan County. There are three branches, with 39 employees.

Kathryn Ann Dunlap

May 31, 2011

Funeral services for Kathryn Ann Dunlap, 63, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Larry Fluitt and Jerry Huffman officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Dunlap died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

May 28th

A mother’s nightmare

May 28, 2011

Note: Because it is an ongoing investigation and trial and due to the fact that information has been presented before a Grand Jury, the Sweetwater Reporter could not receive verification on the situation from the local law enforcement entities that are involved in the matter. The following is an account from the perspective of the mother of the victim.

Run-off election in Roscoe

May 28, 2011

Following the city elections on May 14, a run-off will be taking place in Roscoe on June 11, 2011.
The race for Place 3 Councilmember was too close to call in the city, prompting the second election. Virg Pruitt and Don Graham will be on the ballot for the open seat.
Voting will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall in Roscoe, located at 115 Cypress.
Early voting by personal appearance will also be held at City Hall each weekday starting on Tuesday, May 31 until Tuesday, June 7 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

SHS holds NHS induction ceremony

May 28, 2011

The Sweetwater High School (SHS) held its induction for the National Honor Society (NHS) on Monday, May 23, 2011. The new NHS officers are Carly Johnson, President; Gabriel Medellin, Vice President; Leah Armstrong, Secretary; Ryan Mercer, Treasurer; and Alicia Finn, Historian. The NHS Student Advisory Committee will consist of Shelby Ezzell, Ashley Stevenson and Emily Richardson. The new NHS Officers and Student Advisory Committee are shown (in no particular order) with departing NHS officers Jace Bentle, Kelsey Jones, Kaitlen Harrison and Briana Muñoz.

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