May 23rd, 2011
Petty Officer Thomas Trujillo with the United States Naval Reserves recently visited Sweetwater Elksâ Lodge #1257 on his âWalk Across Americaâ. He is the President and Founder of the nonprofit One Soldiers Dream. He started a walk across the United States on February 1, 2011 at the Santa Monica Pier in California, and his destination is Washington, DC. He is doing this walk to get the nonprofitâs name out to the national public as quickly as possible.
Funeral services for Gerome Cloyd Black, 79, of Andrews, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Black died Saturday, May 21, 2011, on I-20 in Nolan County near Roscoe.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made no arrests on May 19, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘Â Theft âÂ Lakewood.
â˘Â Assault â 1600 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served six civil papers and made two arrests on May 19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Ramon Teran Vasquez, Jr., 45 of San Angelo âÂ Warrant/surety withdrawal.
Calls for service:
â˘ Vehicle accident âÂ South Highway 70/CR 236.
â˘ Reckless driver âÂ I-20 MM 247 east bound.
Roscoe Collegiate recog-nized its 2010-11 athletes at the schoolâs sports banquet on Friday. Athletes in football, cross country, basketball, track and powerlifting were recognized, including those receiving all-district, all-area or all-state honors in their sport this past year. The athletes who received special awards at this yearâs banquet, held at the school cafetorium, are pictured.
Serving as guest speaker for the sports banquet was Jason Johns, who is defensive coordinator for the Abilene Christian University football program.
Two basketball camps, one each for local boys and girls, will be held in Sweetwater on June 6-9.
A Mustang Basket-ball Camp will be held at the high school gym and has two sessions. The registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31. Students completing grades 3-5 will attend from 9-11 a.m. each day, while grades 6-8 will attend from 1-3 p.m. The fee is $30. Each camper must sign a release form and show proof of insurance. Participants will re-ceive a camp T-shirt and basketball. Water will be provided, but campers may bring a sports drink.
Ronald Wayne Bell, age 65, of Blackwell, Texas passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011 at his residence.Â
His body will be cremated.Â No services are planned at this time.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Ronald was born Dec. 29, 1945 in Lamesa, Texas to James Charley and Myrldean Richards Bell.Â He worked as an industrial electrician for many years before retiring.Â
Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Sweetwater, Texas has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
Ryan Mercer was commended for qualifying for state competition in boysâ golf. Pictured (from L to R) are SHS Boysâ Golf Coach Steve Mercer, Candy Mercer, state qualifier Ryan Mercer and SHS Athletic Director Craig Slaughter. Three other SHS students were recognized at the Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting with resolutions honoring them for their state qualifying accomplishments. Though not in attendance, SHS girlsâ track member Jayci Shelton was honored for her accomplishment in qualifying for state competition.
The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its regular session meeting on Monday evening, May 16 at Sweetwater High School (SHS) in "The Hub" conference room.
Several presentations were made to open the meeting, including a variety of resolutions, a robotic demonstration and the recognition of a departing board member.
Sheriff David Warren of Nolan County announced that Doyle Lee Parsons was found at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, alive face down in a creek bed.
Parsons was approximately two-and-a-half miles away from the ranch house where had gone missing six days ago.
Many different search and rescue units and volunteer groups had been searching for Parsons from the first day he went missing.
Parsons was found by a Blackwell volunteer search member named Jim Monroe.
Emergency Units as well as the Sweetwater Fire Department said he was somewhat responsive once evaluated.