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May 18th, 2011

Turbine technicians receive training at TSTC

May 18, 2011

Texas State Technical College recently gave a class to six wind turbine technicians from WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services, Inc.) in Sweetwater. The 16-hour class offered four hours of lecture and 12 hours of hand-on training on TSTC's mobile training unit. The Wind Energy Safe Access and Rescue class is recommended for persons who need to work at height on wind turbines and who need a method of rescue and evacuation.

Several pleas entered

May 18, 2011

David Padilla pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, May 16, 2011, to possession of a controlled substance, namely dihydrocodeinone, a third degree felony. The date of offense was Jan. 27, 2010. For his plea, Padilla received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He will have to pay a fine of $3,500, $384 in court costs and $280 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.

Dr. Smola honored for BCMRC service

May 18, 2011

On March 3, 2011 at the regular monthly meeting of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps (BCMRC), a special recognition dinner was held for Dr. Jerry Smola. He has served as the BCMRC's first coordinator for the past three years.
In January 2008 the director of the Nolan County Health Department, Don Ware, and Dr. Smola began to plan with the local law enforcement, Rolling Plains Hospital, local Fire Department and the local Emergency Reaction Team to establish a MRC for the area.

Blotters for May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 16, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1000 block of Oak.
• Assault of a minor — 1200 block of Mustang.
Arrested by SPD:
• Krystal McGee, 22 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil papers and made no arrests on May 16, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Information only — I-20 MM 255 west bound.
• Illegal dumping — CR 213.
• Stand by — CR 109.

Leola Haden

May 18, 2011

Leola Haden, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

May 17th

NCF awards 30 scholarships

May 17, 2011

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are pleased to announce the awarding of thirty $1,000 scholarships to Spring 2011 Nolan County high school graduates. In making the announcement, NCF President Jerry Riggs noted that this year's recipients have increased the total number of awardees to 136 since the Scholarship Golf Classic was started seven years ago.
This year's golf classic was named in honor of one of the NCF founders Jere Lawrence. One of Jere's projects for the NCF was assisting Nolan County high school graduates to attend any Texas college or university.

Search continues for missing Blackwell man

May 17, 2011

Nolan County Sheriff's Office is conducting an extensive search for a missing person in southern Nolan County. Several agencies are involved in the search, including Texas DPS (including helicopter), TDCJ Canine Unit, Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and a host of volunteers.

Southeast hosts TAKS Pep Rally

May 17, 2011

The Third Grade students at Southeast Elementary were honored with a TAKS Pep Rally before the students took the third grade Math and Reading TAKS test. The faculty and staff of Southeast performed original cheers and skits for the third graders and were given a school-wide cheer and send off as they prepared to take the TAKS test.

Blotters for May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 65 calls for service, issued five citations and made 12 arrests from May 14-15, 2011.

The SPD received 12, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1200 block of Town Creek.
• Theft — 1400 block of Ragland.
• Burglary of a building — 1000 block of Mustang Drive.
• Recover stolen property — 1200 block of Lou.

Arrested by SPD:
• Alfredo Diaz, 23 — Public intoxication/criminal mischief/family violence assault.
• David Palafox, 24 — False report.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Criminal mischief.

Mustang hoop camp June 6-9

May 17, 2011

A Mustang Basketball Camp is set for June 6-9 at the Sweetwater High School gym, and has two sessions. The registration deadline will be 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 receive a camp T-shirt and basketball. Water will be provided, but campers can bring a sports drink.

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