May 21st, 2012
On Wednesday night, June 22, 2011, the world was introduced to local resident and longtime Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers through the Animal Planet show "Rattlesnake Republic". Almost a year later, Sawyers recently found out that the show was picked up for a second season.
Cancer Fears the Walker was the motto for this year's Nolan and Scurry County Relay for Life. Shown are members of area communities in the first lap â€”Â the Survivor Lap â€”Â celebrating those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer.
Teams of Nolan and Scurry County residents gathered at the Sweetwater High Track on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. for an overnight relay against cancer. This yearâ€™s event marked the 10th anniversary of the Relay in Sweetwater.
Roscoe native Dan Hunter served as guest speaker at the sports banquet. Hunter is currently a professor at Tarleton State University in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.
He was previously chief executive office/manager of the Southwestern Peanut Growersâ€™ Association. Prior to that, he served as the government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, and also worked as a primary legislative staff member for former Congressman Larry Combest as well as for Congressman Fred Grandy.
Varsity: Brant Burnett, Matthew Cuellar, Chris Deleon, Devon Free-man, Dillon Freeman, Keeston Ford, Eduardo Gallegos, Corey Hatcher, Landon Jones, Jesus Leanos, Eric Padilla, Jose Rangel, Alex Rhoades, Luke Rovig, Chase Saunders.
JV: Gabriel Alvarez, Joe Luis Aguayo, Chase Cathey, Caleb Cama-cho, Jacob Cuellar, Cutter Davila, Jesus Leanos, Rey Hermosillio, Zach Longoria, Brenon Moore, Domonic Moore, Kashawn Newton, Chance Overton, Kane Peavy, Mike Rosas, Luke Rovig.
Lela Pearl Ohlhausen
A graveside service for Lela Pearl Ohlhausen, 96, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2012, at Caps Cemetery near Abilene with her family officiating the service. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Nominations for members to serve on the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are now being accepted through May 29. Nominations should be in writing and should include the name of the nominee, a brief justification of why the nominee should be approved and the name and contact information for the person submitting the nomination.
A worker with GE Wind Services was involved in an industrial accident on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Trent-Mesa Wind Farm, located east of Sweetwater and off of Adrian Road at County Road 131.
The incident took place as the employee was working on a transformer. An electrical discharge occurred, letting off a bright flash at the scene. The worker was wearing a protective suit at the time, and the machine was still in tact after the accident.
The Nolan County Cruisers hosted their second car show benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the Nolan County Courthouse. A total of 48 vehicles were entered into the show, raising $1,000 for WTCAC. A check was presented to WTCAC on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Shown above are Madison Black with WTCAC, members of the Nolan County Cruisers, Devyn Davis, Daniel Davis, Anelda Bradshaw, Howard Bradshaw, Amy Pritchard, Betty Davis, Truman Davis and Randy Wilks and WTCAC Executive Director Teresa Zarate.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued 22 citations and made one arrest on May 16, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1900 block of W. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 1500 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Troy Daniels, 46 â€” Criminal trespassing.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on May 16, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Crystal Leann Hogan, 31, of Nolan â€” Aggravated assault date/family/house with weapon.
Funeral services for Lela Pearl Ohlhausen, 95, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Ohlhausen died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Gilmer.