Archive - Jan 2011
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center 41st annual telethon and auction Saturday raised more than one point two million dollars ... to be more exact the total at midnight the total was $1,209,995. The overall total now in 41 years is over $33 million dollars. Last yearâ€™s total at midnight was $1,201,000. In 2008 the all-time record was set of $1,271,367 was raised. The second best was in 2007 with 1.26 million.
Future Sweetwater participants recently learned about Sweetwater's economy. Shown are Future Sweetwater participants with Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Executive Director and Jaime Ince. Future Sweetwater participants are Molly Fincher, Rachel Hunt, Mackensey Hayes, Kathleen Campbell, Amy Witt, Jerren Villa, Elise Lawrence, Blake Young, Sean Morrow, Nick Nemir, Cole Maxwell, Ryan Linebaugh and Brandon Howell.
Wandalene Louise (Rinehart) Moore, (Wanda Moore), age 82 of Sweetwater, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Sweetwater played a basketball doubleheader at Snyder on Tuesday, but came up short as the girls lost 56-40 and the boys fell 71-33. Tino Martinez (24) is pictured. Both teams are idle this Friday.
(Photos courtesy of Snyder Daily News)
The Blackwell boys bas-ketball team may not win a playoff berth this season, but the Hornets still gave their fans a memorable ef-fort Tuesday at Robert Lee.
Blackwell overcame a five-point deficit after three quarters to tie the Steers 44-44 at the end of regul-ation. Then it got really crazy as the Hornets forced three overtimes before losing, 59-55. Caleb Jeter had 25 points for Blackwell, which fell to 2-6 in District 12-A, Division II and 9-14 overall while Robert Lee improved to 4-4 and 12-9.
A regular meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners Court was held on Monday morning, Jan. 24, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Several approvals were made at the meeting, including approval of the minutes of the meeting held on Jan. 10. The commissioners also approved to keep the burn ban for Nolan County in effect for the next two weeks.
The Nolan County District Board of Directors met for the first time in 2011 for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 24, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Various approvals regarding the month of December were made at the meeting. Among the approvals were the minutes from the previous meeting and several financial items. The bad debt write-off list, accounts payable and payroll, and the financial statements from December 2010 were all approved.
USG recently announced the retirement of Johnny Almanza, Hourly Supervisor in the #3 Board Department, after 31 years of dedicated service. Johnny selected a utility trailer as his retirement gift. "The employees of the Sweetwater plant would like to thank Johnny for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Sweetwater ISD has launched a new website that will provide importantÂ information to parents and community members.Â The site can be found at http://www.sweetwaterisd.net.
Maria "Vickie" Castillo, 58, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Mt. Pleasant, TX.
Services were held at Curry-Wellborn Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, with Pastor Joshue Luna officiating. Interment was at Neville's Chapel Cemetery.
Ms. Castillo was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on Feb. 29, 1952, the daughter of Benito Castillo and Gregoria Najera Castillo.