Archive - Jan 2012

January 16th

JV girls edge Wylie to go 2-0 in district

January 16, 2012

Despite scoring just five points in the second half, Sweetwater’s JV girls basketball team beat Wylie 28-27 here Friday.
With the win, the Lady Mustangs stayed unbeaten (2-0) in District 5-3A play and improved to 14-4 for the season. Taylor McPherson scored eight points to pace Sweetwater while Shaneese Brown had seven, Maddie Jones four, Mikki Reschman three and Kayla Chowning, Lar-issa Locklar and Claire Williams two. Sweetwater was ahead 11-8 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime, but it was tied at 24 after three periods.

Two SMS teams claim titles

January 16, 2012

The Sweetwater eighth grade Red boys and Sweetwater seventh grade Red girls both came away with championships in middle school basketball tournaments that were played earlier this month.
Sweetwater’s eighth grade boys Red team took the title at the Wall tournament on Jan. 6-7 by winning games over Wylie’s ‘B’ team, 44-16; Ballinger, 37-16; and finally Wall, 36-18, in the champ-ionship game.

January 14th

EQIP ranking period ends soon

January 14, 2012

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Feb. 3, 2012. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

Nolan County Livestock Show begins Tuesday

January 14, 2012

The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. The schedule of events is as follows.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
5-7 p.m. — Steers and Heifers Weigh-In
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
1-7 p.m. — Swine Weigh-In
4-7 p.m. — All Other Animals Weigh-In
6 p.m. — Steer Show
Heifer Show following Steer Show
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
4 p.m. — Goat Show
Lamb Show following Goat Show
5 p.m. — Rabbit Show
Broiler Show following Rabbits
Broiler Show following Rabbit Show
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
3:30 p.m. — Swine Show
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

SISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January 14, 2012

Texans benefit every day from the tireless work and countless hours dedicated by a group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities across the state. These public servants are elected to serve by local constituents and receive no compensation for their efforts. These men and women are the school board members of Texas. January is School Board Recognition Month and Sweetwater ISD will take this opportunity to thank these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools.

Hipolito H. (Pee Wee) Perez

January 14, 2012

Hipolito H. (Pee Wee) Perez, age 73, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
A rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Connie Palacios.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Arthur (Shorty) Clayton Hoffman, Jr.

January 14, 2012

Arthur (Shorty) Clayton Hoffman, Jr., 67, passed from this life on Jan. 11, 2012, at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, TX. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the service at the Aspermont Cemetery in Aspermont, Texas.

January 13th

This week's church news

January 13, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite everyone to come and worship with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street. Our regular Sunday schedule is: coffee fellowship at 9:20 a.m., Sunday school Bible study at 9:45 a.m., worship services at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. and choir practice at 7 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have On-Mission groups for all ages at 7 p.m.

Castillo found not guilty

January 13, 2012

After around only an hour and a half of deliberations, a five-woman, seven-man jury found Julian Castillo not guilty of indecency with a child by contact on Thursday evening, Jan. 12, 2012.
A number of testimonies from the defense were heard on the second day of the trial — including the defendant himself, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in the Nolan County Courthouse.

Goodfellows announce donation from Tenaska

January 13, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas – Sweetwater Goodfellows, the city’s annual holiday season fund drive for Nolan County residents in need, has received a $1,000 donation from Tenaska, Goodfellows President Billie Johnston has announced.
“On behalf of Sweetwater Goodfellows, I want to thank Tenaska for this generous contribution,” she said. “This donation will help provide a happier Christmas and holiday season for many of our neighbors in need this year.”

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