September 15th, 2012
Sometimes the journey isn't easy, but can be made easier with the right skills. Two local residents, Matthew and Karyn Carbone, are in the process of bringing Family Life Skills to Sweetwater. Life Skills is a gender-specific, 26-30 week course that meets for three hours a week. The classes target issues like anger and abuse, low self-esteem, understanding your emotions, communication in relationships, childhood wounds, rejection, addiction, abandonment, etc.
Bedford â€” Melba Hand Roggenbuck, 90, formerly of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in a Bedford hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel with Pastor Rhonda Greenwood officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a chihuahua. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Today's weather will start off mostly cloudy but gradually become sunny with a high near 85. West-southwest winds around 5 mph will become east-northeast in the afternoon.
On Sunday night, expect a low around 62 and mostly clear skies. Winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph will become south after midnight.
Learn more about what's ahead for the local forecast by heading to weather.gov.
On Saturday, we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, but cloudy skies and warmer temperatures with a high near 78. Winds from the north from 5 to 10 mph will become light and from the northwest in the afternoon.
Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 60. North winds around 5 mph will become calm after midnight. We should have mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of precipitation as well.
Weather.gov is where you'll learn more--check it out.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
On Sept. 11, 2012, a group met to finalize the steps necessary for starting a Republican Women's organization in Nolan County.
Officers were elected at the meeting and a name for the club was adopted: "Republican Women of West Texas."
The next scheduled meeting is set for Oct. 2, 2012, at the law office of Lance Hall at 119 East Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas. The time is set for 6 p.m., with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. for the installation of officers.
Anyone interested in attending the meeting is more than welcome. For further information, call 325-235-3623 or 325-260-7741.
Whitney Ashford and Molly Thomas with the Hoyt House made a presentation at the local Kiwanis Club meeting on Wednesday, September 12 at Bee's Lunch Bucket in downtown Sweetwater.
Thomas is the new Wellness Director at the assisted independent living facility and noted that the Hoyt House is working on providing different activities for their residents. One of their upcoming projects is a Trunk or Treat to be held on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Thanks in part to a state grant, the sewer line of Neff Street in Sweetwater has been fixed and the project is completed.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 11, action was taken regarding the 2011 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Sewer Project. John Voller, with Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd, was at the meeting to present the resolution for the acceptance of the recently-completed project.
The resolution was read at the meeting, with city staff praising the work on the project. Plans are also in place for the city to seal coat the area sometime next summer.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 27 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â 900 block of Mulberry.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of E. Oklahoma.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Ricky Delapaz, 31 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Brian Keith Johnson, 28, of Sweetwater â€” Taylor County warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service: