Archive - 2011
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s graduation Blowout is an annual event for all high school students. Blowout is held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex following the graduation ceremonies and is an event full of fun, food and games. Blowout was conceived to provide an alcohol-free alternative to the traditional drinking parties that seem to have become the accepted form of celebration following graduation. Far too often, the future potential of young adult lives and the happiness of special events have been marred by the tragedy of drinking and driving accidents.
The 0-2 Sweetwater boys will try again for their first district win, while the 1-2 girls shoot for two straight when they host Brownwood today at Mustang Gym.
The girls (16-12 overall) who tip off at 6 p.m., need just one more win to assure themselves of finishing over .500 for the first time in five years. Sweetwater crushed Big Spring 59-35 this past Tuesday as Kinsey Brown-ing and Taylor McKoy each had 16 points. Brownwood is 2-1 in District 5-3A play.
Several Nolan County area basket-ball teams play key games today.
In District 9-A, Division I, the Roscoe boys (2-1) can pull into a tie for the district lead with a road win at Stamford (3-0). Roscoe defeated Hamlin, 56-38, on Tuesday as Caden Smith had 25 points and Juan Solis 14 to pace the win. Roscoe is currently tied with Haskell for second place. The Roscoe girls, who are 1-3 in district, also play at Stamford today.
The Highland boys and girls also have very important games today as they host Roby.
Freshman girls 43,
Big Spring 34
Shaneese Brown 21, Larissa Locklar 6, Mikki Reschman 6, Taylor McPherson 4, Kayla Chowning 2, Sydney Vanderbilt 2. Freshman girls record: 2-1 in district.
JV girls 40,
Big Spring 18
Kelsi Crosson 14, Elise Lawrence 10, Shelby Cason 6, Janell Walker 6, Kathleen Campbell 4. JV girls record: 20-2 overall, 2-1 in district.
Big Spring 39,
Freshman boys 36
Kaleb Hoover 16, Dylan Bennett 8, Tre Taylor 7, Deandre Gatson 3, Quentin Wetsel 2. Freshman boys record: 14-2 overall, 1-1 in district.
Big Spring 61,
JV boys 36
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.
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 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 â€śNitaâ€ť 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.
Roscoeâ€™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 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 Blackwellâ€™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.