One of the basic necessities of life is water, but there are still nearly 1 billion people who have no access to sources of pure drinking water, making way for water borne illnesses to end the lives of nearly 5 million people a year.
To fix this problem sounds like a huge undertaking, but Dr. Ted Mettetal from the small town of Athens, Texas felt called to do something about it. It all started when Dr. Mettetal began going on short-term medical mission trips in the mid-1970s. â€śI found that everywhere you go, peopleâ€™s biggest problem is getting clean water,â€ť he said.
The Sweetwater City Commission met for their first meeting of the fiscal year on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 2011 at City Hall.
In attendance at the meeting were this year's Leadership Sweetwater participants, a civic program sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Jacque McCoy, executive director of the Chamber, presented the group as a whole before each member gave a personal introduction to the commission.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Oct. 12, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. 12th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Identity theft â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Information only â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Ashley Bohall, 26 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Kari Southern, 33 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ James Wiens, 56 â€” Public intoxication/possession of controlled substance.