Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
Many families attended the Fall Festival held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Shown (right) is church member Judy Clayton helping a little princess retrieve a prize from the fishing booth.
Over the past two decades childhood and adolescent obesity has risen at an alarming rate.
Here are just some of the statistics:
Kathy Smartt and Tracey Smola are shown judging pumpkins at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. Each class decorated pumpkins to be judged. There were bats, hamburgers, cats and much more on display.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.29, five cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â
The national average is $3.44, three cents less than last week.Â The statewide average price is 15 cents less than the national average.Â The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.36.Â Corpus Christi is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.14 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater is currently reporting $3.39 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
Students at Sweetwater Intermediate School decorated pumpkins and displayed them on the porch of the Pioneer Museum.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 27, 2011.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” 1000 block of Locust.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” Lakewood.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of W. Florida.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jerry DeWitt Washington, Jr., 26, of Sweetwater â€” Warrants x2/surety withdrawal.
Calls for service:
Itâ€™s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas Season. Sign ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, 900 E. Broadway, on Nov. 1, 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. All applicants need to bring last proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
Texas State law only prohibits sex offenders on probation from participating in Halloween activities such as handing out candy or putting up decorations. In addition to State law regulations, all sex offenders on adult probation in Nolan, Fisher and Mitchell Counties are not allowed to participate in any type of Halloween activities.
In different shades of pink, the Third Annual Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) brought awareness while celebrating life and victory over the disease.
RPMH Administrator Donna Boatright welcomed the guests for their attendance, followed by an invocation by Gay Nell Cherry. Ms. Boatright also introduced three members of the hospital's dietary staff, who prepared the wonderful meal of three different salads with cookies and sorbet.
John Jay, President and CEO of The Roscoe State Bank, has been elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) for 2011-2012. Mr. Jay was chosen for the honor at the 37th Annual IBAT Convention recently held in San Antonio. Being elected to serve in this capacity on the Executive Committee of IBAT, he will begin a four year progression of leadership, which will culminate with John being named Chairman of the Association.