July 10th, 2012
Avondale Baptist Church hosted a block party on the corner of Hailey and Lou Streets, across from the Village Apartments, on Saturday, July 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Church members set up games with prizes, made cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and hot dogs for lunch.
Find more photos from the block party in today's paper.
Another â€śAll Class Reunionâ€ť for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria, according to Linda Kiser Browning Miller, event director.
Jeff Stein of KXOX Radio will be the emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of KBCY Radio of Abilene will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50â€™s to the present.
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, July 11 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but the health department has set this day to emphasize the importance of making sure your childâ€™s immunizations are up-to-date.
Six county employees were recognized for their service during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting held at the Nolan County Courthouse on Monday morning, July 9, 2012.
Those in attendance to receive their service awards were Jan Bartlett for her 20 years as the Justice of the Peace Chief Deputy, David McDonald for his 15 years of service as Sheriff Chief Deputy, and Robert McReynolds for his 10 years as the Coliseum Manager.
Several county employees were honored with a Service Award during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, July 9, 2012, held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Pictured is Jan Bartlett with Judge Tim Fambrough; Bartlett has served as the Justice of the Peace Chief Deputy for the past 20 years. Also at the meeting, David McDonald was awarded a 15 year service pin for his role as Sheriff Chief Deputy.
Robert McReynolds was also recognized at the meeting on Monday morning for his 10 years as the Nolan County Coliseum Manager.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 153 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made four arrests from July 6-8, 2012.
The SPD received 69, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of E. Broadway
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€”Â 1700 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Sex offender duty to register â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€˘Â Criminal mischiefâ€”Â 900 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Burglary of a residence â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Sexual assaultâ€”Â 600 block of W. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
A graveside service for Randy Logan Hardy, 56, of Anson, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hardy died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Chelsea Ann Fullwood, 17, of Dayton, Texas died Friday, July 6, 2012 in Liberty, Texas. She was born Nov. 19, 1994, in Abilene, Texas to parents Gary Lynn and Tracy Ann Kimbrell Fullwood. She had lived in the Colorado City and Dayton areas during the past few years.Â Chelsea enjoyed listening to music, drawing, taking pictures and doing all kinds of handcraft projects.Â
Area residents once again enjoyed the festivities â€śOn The Bricksâ€ť in historic downtown Roscoe to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
A parade kicked off the activities, followed by food, crafts and kidâ€™s activities in Old Town Park and a Mud Bog at George Parks Field. The live music â€śOn The Bricksâ€ť was provided by Greg Maldo and Curtis Potter.
The evening ended with a bang with a fireworks show.
As the official summer season gets underway, much of the nation has been breaking records with 100 degree temperatures. While many continue to plan outdoor activities, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging locals to protect themselves from the sunâ€™s heat and ultraviolet rays, preventing heat exhaustion and skin damage.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many precautions Americans can take to protect themselves from UV rays.