June 1st, 2012
All motorcycle enthusiasts are summoned to ride for a good, green cause in June. The fourth annual Ride for Wind event, which benefits Women of Wind Energy, will be held in Sweetwater on June 22-23.
Shermco Industries founded the event and has sponsored it each year to help raise money for scholarships that promote women in the wind industry through the Women of Wind Energy organization.
The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 30, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1200 block of Beall.
â€˘ 1400 block of McCauley.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€” 900 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Ordinance violation-Illegal dumping â€” 1500 block of W. Texas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Leda Charbonnet, 37 â€” Duty upon striking.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on May 30, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Six just-graduated senior students from Nolan County high schools have been chosen to participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played Saturday, June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoeâ€™s Jacinda Morales, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon Saturday at ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
In the article from yesterday's paper stating the primary election results, I incorrectly noted that Jerry D. Hulcy earned the Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1 seat. While he did in fact earn more votes in comparison to current commissioner Terry Willman (118 to 73 votes), this was only a primary election. This race will officially be determined following the November elections. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused to the readers and those involved in the election.
Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer
When you try to picture what a farmer looks like, you probably donâ€™t picture a woman. But women operate more than
30 percent of the more than
3 million farms in Americaâ€”making them a large part of raising your food.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is joining forces with Pappy's Bait and Grill Shop to sponsor a Kids Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
The event will be held at the Lake Sweetwater Boat Ramp, with the competition running from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The entry fee is $5 per entrant, which includes lunch, gifts and prizes that will take place after the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Outstanding Angler to the following age groups: 3 to 5 year olds, 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds and 13 to 16 year olds.
Jerry Dewitt Washington was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine, and was sentenced to 8 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) with a $1,000 fine on the second and final day of his trial held in the 32nd Judicial District Court on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Testimony from the defense was slated to begin shortly after 8:30 a.m., but conflicts with a potential witness who was considering testifying led to an extended recess period.
The East Ridge Elementary School PTO, with the help of students, teachers and parents, held many fundraisers throughout the 2011-2012 school year to be able to purchase new equipment for their classroom teachers.
The East Ridge PTO raised the funds necessary by holding their annual ABC Pie Sale, several popcorn and pickle sales, The Santa Shop and PTO also ran the concession stand at the Mustang Bowl.
Carola Martin was recently named Teacher of the Year for Sweetwater Middle School within the Sweetwater Independent School District. She is a seventh and eighth grade science teacher.
Martin's entire teaching career â€” spanning 26 years â€” has been with Sweetwater ISD. She earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Ed. Biology and Life/Earth Science from Abilene Christian University.