Archive - Feb 2012

February 27th

Mustang Band brings home solo awards

February 27, 2012

The Sweetwater High School Mustang Band participated in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest at Abilene High School. Sweetwater earned more solo medals than any other AAA, AA or A school at the competition. Twenty student musicians made 1’s on their solos.

Fifteen bailed out of MDA jail

February 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Fire Department held its annual MDA lockup on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Over 15 volunteers were locked up until they could raise their bond in donations. Sweetwater Healthcare Center administrator, Leslie Lane (right) was bailed out of MDA jail. She is seen accepting donation for MDA from Cowboy Pump and Supply representative Tommy Coons (left). The proceeds from the event benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and local families.

Southeast to commemorate Read Across America Day

February 27, 2012

A national initiative will be commemorated locally on Friday, March 2, as Southeast Elementary School will take part in the NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America Day, a joint celebration of reading as well as the birthday of children's literature legend Dr. Seuss.
Incepted in May 1997, an NEA small reading task force created the idea with the basis of celebrating reading in the same excited manner of football and character building. Thus, the first Read Across America day took place on March 2, 1998, with the group choosing the date to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.

Blackwell FCCLA chapter takes action against bullying

February 27, 2012

Recently, the Blackwell FCCLA has been campaigning against bullying. They have done several activities, including Trick-or-Treating for a local women and children’s shelter, inviting speakers from Gateway Family Services to inform students about bullying and also held a school-wide poster contest where each class created one poster to help increase knowledge of bullying and how it can be prevented. Also, the chapter adopted six children between the ages of 15, and one month. The children were sent three presents each.

Carol Jeane Moore

February 27, 2012

Private services (family only) for Carol Jeane Moore, 80, of Roscoe, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Don Wilson officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Moore died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Lifters will go on to region

February 27, 2012

A total of 24 high school powerlifters from Sweetwater — 10 girls and 14 boys — advanced to regional competition when Sweetwater hosted the final qualifying meet on Feb. 18.
The 10 girls qualifiers — representing every Sweetwater powerlifters who competed at Sweetwater’s meet — are Joslyn Rosas, Loni Mendez, Lexi Perez, Dana Hohn, Cari Aguilar, Kimmie Lomas, Allie Zavaleta, Bri Painter, Valerie Zavaleta and Alexis Thompson. This year’s girls regional meet will be held Saturday in Monahans.

Weekly sports calendar

February 27, 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 27
Baseball
Sweetwater JV at Hawley, 6 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity girls at Brownwood tournament.
Track
Highland junior high teams at Westbrook meet.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts San Angelo Central, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Anson, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Eula tournament.
Track
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.

Friday, Saturday softball scores

February 27, 2012

Here are Friday and Saturday scores from the Sweetwater High School softball tournament that was held at Jerry Collins Complex:
FRIDAY
Clyde 15, Anson 3
Colorado City 9, Winters 1
Hawley 16, Post 0
Hawley 8, Colorado City 2
Clyde 8, Sweetwater 5
Sweetwater 13, Perryton 2
Post 12, Winters 3
Colorado City JV 8, Clyde JV 2
SATURDAY
Sweetwater 6, Colorado City 3
Post 9, Anson 5 (consolation semifinal)
Merkel 15, Hamlin 0 (consolation semifinal)
Hawley 9, Clyde 8 (championship semifinal)
Eula 3, Hawley JV 2 (championship semifinal)
Merkel 15, Post 0 (consolation championship)

February 25th

Rattlesnake Round-Up events set

February 25, 2012

Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.

Blotters for Feb. 23, 2012

February 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 400 block of W. Louisiana.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Cole, 22 — Public intoxication.
• Ricardo Guzman, 22 — Burglary of a habitation.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served four civil papers and made zero arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Animal control — I-20 MM 227 west bound.
• Prisoner transport — Plainview.

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