Archive - Mar 9, 2011
A rabid cat has been identified at Lake Sweetwater. Rabies is a fatal viral disease. Protect yourself, your children, and your pets against rabies. Be wary of wild animals. Rabies is in our wildlife, and it can cross over to domestic animals. This is the breeding season for skunks. Bats and skunks are the most common carriers of rabies. Do not feed, handle, or approach wild animals. Children should be told to stay away from unknown or wild animals--including dogs, cats, and kittens.
--Contact your veterinarian about vaccinating your pets.
--Never handle wild animals.
Rolling Plains Rural Heath Clinic raised awareness by supporting the fight for the cure of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) during the month of February. February was Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month. Clinic employees wore green ribbon t-shirts every Friday throughout the month to support MD. On Feb. 18, the clinic held an "Empty Your Pockets Day" in each department. The department with the most money collected for Muscular Dystrophy won a break party hosted by Nancy Nicholson with Encompass Home Health. The total raised by all departments was $686.14. On Feb.
Rattlesnake Round-Up week is finally here.
From Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13, the Sweetwater Jaycees host their 53rd annual event at the Nolan County Coliseum. As usual, several activities are being held in conjunction with the Round-Up.
The Round-Up itself will actually be Friday through Sunday, March 11-13, at the coliseum. Gates will open at 8 a.m. all three days, closing at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for students.
Other Round-Up activities include the following:
The American Heart Association Rattlesnake 5K Run will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, with the start location at the west side of Sweetwater High School on Crane Street by the bus barn. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race to start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $25, which includes runners T-shirt and runners pack.
Those wanting to participate may register online at www.timingspecialist.com or may register at the starting line. Medals will be awarded to the top three places in both male and female divisions.
BIG SPRING â€“ All the makings of a top-notch basketball tournament are in place for the Seventh Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2011 competition scheduled for March 25, at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Teams from Big Spring to Pecos to Ballinger to Snyder will compete in a day of basketball tournament action beginning at 9 a.m. with the grand entrance, followed by a rousing welcome from West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
East Ridge Elementary School is currently holding their annual penny drive. This year's proceeds will help fix the Sweetwater Fire Department's Freddie the Fire Truck. "Freddie broke last year and hasn't been safe to use since. It isÂ a significant amount of funding that is needed to fixÂ him or possibly replace him," said Crystal Rea, Second Vice President of East Ridge PTO. "We thought this would be a great fundraiser this year since Freddie is such a great asset to the community in teaching children fire safety."
James E. Harrell, age 55, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating.Â Burial will follow at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, Texas.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
James was born April 7, 1955 to John H. and Winnie Lou (Harris) Harrell.Â He worked as a machine operator at U.S. Gypsum for many years.Â He was a Baptist.Â Â
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament through Saturday, March 12.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo Lake View tournament through Saturday, March 12.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade teams at Clyde meet.
Roscoe varsity teams at Throckmorton meet.
Roscoe junior high teams at Hamlin meet.
Blackwell varsity teams host meet.
Blackwell junior high teams host meet.
Highland varsity teams at Blackwell meet.
Highland junior high teams at Blackwell meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Once again, Sweetwaterâ€™s Kris Mayes was his dominating self on the mound Tuesday against Midland Greenwood. And just for good measure, the Mustang pitcher brought a big bat to Newman Park as he led his team to a 3-0 victory.
Mayes (1-2) â€” who tossed an eight-inning one-hitter and struck out 16 in his most recent outing three days earlier at Sweetwaterâ€™s annual Wood Bat Classic, but took a hard-luck loss due to a couple of late errors â€” got the victory this time, though he was in a scoreless pitching duel for the first four innings. However, Mayes changed that with one swing of the bat.
The Sweetwater High School golf team shot a 668 total this past weekend at the Andrews Boys Classic to place seventh out of 20 teams.
Sweetwater, which hosts its annual invitational tournament starting Friday at Sweetwater Country Club, was tied for ninth after an opening 335 but moved up two places after a 333 on the final day at Andrews.