May 11th, 2011
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on May 9, 2011.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1300 block of Grand.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘Â Justin Nash, 22 â€” Theft of a firearm.
â€˘Â Ann Margaret Kirkland, 35 â€” Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on May 9, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ David Leslie Woolf, Jr., 28, of Abilene â€”Â Judgement.
On Friday, Sweetwaterâ€™s Jayci Shelton has two chan-ces to end her high school career with a gold medal at the 3A state track meet. Thatâ€™s twice as many as a year ago when Shelton made her first trip to Austin and had a fifth-place finish in her only event, the girls 300-meter hurdles.
A higher finish this year seems likely, because Shelton has yet to lose a race in the 300 hurdles, and her only runnerup finish was in the 100 hurdles two weeks ago at a regional qualifiers meet held in Lubbock where Shelton was just .03 seconds behind the winner.
Ryan Mercer of Sweetwa-ter will be competing in the Class 3A boys state golf tournament as a medalist starting at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at the Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin. The 36-hole tourna-ment wraps up Friday.
Mercer is making his first trip to state after finish-ing as the No. 2 medalist earlier this month at the Region I-3A tournament in Lubbock. He had the lowest score of any regional medalist who was not on one of the top two teams.
Eleven people were involved in a wreck on Interstate 20 east bound on Saturday around noon just West of the TA Travel Center truck stop. A white Yukon containing seven passengers and a Maxima containing four passengers collided when â€” according to passengers in the SUV â€” the Maxima came into their lane, causing the crash. Nine passengers were transported to nearby hospitals, one being flown to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manger Grant Madden, the SUV flipped one to two times and the Maxima rolled over.
Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose (sugar) and answer any questions anyone may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Adult Protective Services' (APS) is reminding all Texans to do their part in the battle against abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly and adults with disabilities.
â€śIf you suspect that an elderly or disabled adult is being abused or neglected, please report it immediately,â€ť said Beth Engelking, DFPS assistant commissioner for Adult Protective Services. â€śProtecting vulnerable adults is everyoneâ€™s business."
Residents, staff and guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities last week at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Those attending enjoyed Mexican snacks, drinks, music and Mexican dancing by Aida Pantoja.
Two Taylor Electric Cooperative employees are being called heroes after they pulled two women from a burning vehicle Monday afternoon. It happened on County Road 196 near the town of Nolan around 1 p.m. According to Sweetwater's Fire Chief, Grant Madden, two women were trapped in their car after an accident when it caught fire. The fire was said to be caused by the women trying to get out of the loose dirt and tires spinning on the dirt.
Sweetwater firefighters extinguished flames from a burning vehicle Wednesday on Highway 70 in Nolan County. The cause of the blaze in unknown, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.