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November 26th, 2013
Under the new management of Ben McCandliss, General Manager and Mattie Williams, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express in Sweetwater welcomes former and new customers to see the renovations taking place at the hotel and to enjoy their many amenities available.
During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to increase the authorized number of reserve deputies (non-paid) in the Sheriff's Office from four to six.
Sheriff David Warren stated that recently, more people have stepped up to serve in this role. While they serve on a voluntary basis, the non-paid reserve deputies take part in the full academy, just like a paid deputy.
As a result, the reserve deputies have the same power and authority. However, the decision to increase the number was required to go before the commissioners for approval.
Local Girl Scouts and Nolan County Girl Scouts Service Unit #722 showed their appreciation to the Sweetwater Municipal Band recently by giving each member a coffee mug.
The band performed at the Meet and Greet Under the Oaks event at Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains Camp Boothe Oaks.
Shown are Girl Scouts Ava Headstream and Lucy CastaĂ±eda donating the mugs to some of the members including Billy Weems, Landa Clay, Rudy Rivera, Bill Tinsley, David Jones and Clifford Ashley.
Today will be sunny with a high near 45. Winds will be breezy with a north northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 29 and a northwest wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.
Doug Sitter State Farm is taking toiletry donations again this year for the West Texas Childrenâs Advocacy Center.
What the center does this time of year is give all the families they help throughout the year toiletries just before Christmas in addition to putting up the Angel Tree at Wal-Mart. Donations can be dropped off at 208 Lamar Street.
Those wishing to donate cash may do so and Doug Sitter State Farm will buy the toiletry items to be donated. All donations are appreciated.
Forming nearly four years ago in their hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, The City Harmonic went from anonymity to widespread acclaim with their major hit âManifesto,â headlining tours across North America and gathering numerous awards along the way.
The final shipment of hygiene products for the Bravo company 2-149 GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion), a military unit out of Grand Prairie that is presently stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan, will be sent on Friday, Nov. 29.
The first care package sent to the Bravo company was this past July. The company consists of 122 soldiers, with four of them being female â one of which includes Ruby Montoya, the daughter of Sweetwater resident and package coordinator Minnie Cortez.
Sweetwater High School junior Alex Moschella recently published his second book. His most recent work is a collection of poetry titled "Pathways" and can be purchased at Amazon.com.
Moschella spent many years of his childhood undergoing tests and later experienced vivid imaginary play, where his imagination mixed with reality. He was later diagnosed with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome.
There will be no residential refuse service on Nov. 28, or Nov. 29, in order for City of Sweetwater employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All residential containers will be serviced during the remainder of the holiday week. The landfill and "citizens drop-off center" will be closed on those two days. All hand pick-up customers and roll-out cart service will be serviced on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Commercial refuse customers will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Commercial customers whose pick up is on Thursdays will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The Woman's Forum recently made a donation in the amount of $2,259 to the Pioneer Museum from their Evening at the Museum/Pumpkins on the Porch event.
Shown are Phyllis Morris, Adele Mims, Lita McEachern, Gayle Greer, Dr. Judy Clayton, Kent Boatright, Karan Bergstrom, Suzan Hughes-Kennedy, Kathy Shadley, Janet Setliff, Melonnie Hicks and Betty Myers.