Archive - Jan 20, 2011

Large group of volunteers respond; few developments reported in Hailey Dunn case

January 20, 2011

After two national agencies arrived to help find missing thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn, a good number of volunteers responded to the call.
About 40 people showed up to the Colorado City Civic Center on Wednesday morning to help the KlaasKids Foundation and the Laura Recovery Center with law enforcement search efforts.
The foundations taught volunteers tips on what to do and not to do, as well as different search tactics. The search was conducted within the city limits of Colorado City, where search parties were formed and identified with neon orange vests.

Star Search set for Saturday

January 20, 2011

The stars will come out on Saturday night, at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
The 20th Annual Star Search will kick off at 6 p.m.. The entire community is encouraged to come out and show their support.
"This is our single, biggest event of the year as Kiwanis," Bill Haley said.
This year, there are ten elementary division acts, six intermediate acts, six middle school acts and four high school acts. All contestants will begin rehearsals at 7:45 a.m., on Saturday morning and around 5:15 contestants will gather in preparation for their performance.

Cancer Services Network serving Nolan County

January 20, 2011

Cancer can cause emotional and financial burdens; Cancer Services Network is there to try and ease those burdens.
Cancer Services Network is one of the nine agencies served by the Nolan County United Way. According to the executive director of Cancer Services Network, Nancy Estes, their main goal is to increase survivorship rates among those stricken by cancer.

Juanita Louise “Nita” Clayton

January 20, 2011

Juanita Louise “Nita” Clayton, age 89, passed away at Brownwood Regional Medical Hospital in Brownwood, Texas on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
Family visitation will be 6-8 PM Friday, January 14, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Odessa, Texas, with Brother Bob Blazek officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Ramsey Fowler, Brent Clayton, Todd Pruett, Will Pruett, Eric Crane and Larry Crane.

Smith honored

January 20, 2011

Roscoe’s Caden Smith has recently received more postseason football honors.
Smith, a 6-3, 240-pound senior, was chosen this week by the Abilene Reporter-News to its All-Big Country Class 1A Football Team as a defensive lineman after a season in which he record-ed 109 tackles. In addition, Smith received honorable mention to the team on offense at quarterback.

Four area hoop teams victorious

January 20, 2011

Four of the six Nolan County high school varsity basketball teams outside Sweetwater won their games on Tuesday including both of the teams from Blackwell.
The Blackwell girls im-proved to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II with a 25-24 win over Veribest, while Blackwell’s boys are now 2-4 in district after a 39-34 win over Veribest.
Also winning Tuesday were the Roscoe boys, who are now 2-1 in Dis-trict 9-A, Division I after their 56-38 win over Hamlin, and the Highland girls, who beat Hermleigh 70-39 to go 6-1 in District 11-A, Division II.

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