Archive - Oct 14, 2013
Recently, 122 students from Blackwell, Highland, and Roscoe visited the 69 Ranch for another day of hands-on learning with Kids On the Land volunteers. This is the third year for the program due to the generosity of the Dickson Family, Buzzi Unicem, Infigen Energy, Nolan County Soil and Water Conservation Board and Hydraulic Supply and Service Company. Others in the Maryneal community provided food and volunteers.
Melanie Martinez, a contestant from The Voice, will perform at the Municipal Auditorium with Kimberly Dunn and Kristine Mirelle Saturday, Oct. 19 for the Sweetest Day Benefit concert.
Martinez finished at #5 on last Fallâs season of The Voice as part of Adam Levineâs team. Levine said many times on the show that he liked her because her voice and style were unique. Her uniqueness was obvious from the beginning as she played a tambourine with her feet while she played the guitar, singing Britney Spearsâ, âToxicâ with her own softer, Indie approach to the song.
Pictured (standing, far right) is Scott Davis, retired United States Air Force and Sweetwater citizen, who taught âVerbal Judoâ to members of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps.
In a natural or man-made disaster where many citizens, especially children are involved, âVerbal Judoâ is the means for calming a potentially volatile situation before it can manifest into physical violence. This kind of âconflict managementâ involves using posture, body language, tone of voice, choice of words and many more examples were given by Mr. Davis.
Jerry Lee McQueen, age 73, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Regency Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Per his wishes, his body was donated for medical research. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
Roscoe hosts meet.
Sweetwater runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Highland runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Sweetwater varsity will play Wall at San Angelo, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Monahans â freshmen and JV will begin at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Blackwell runners will be competing at district meet in Water Valley.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ teams at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
SNYDER â In sports, as in life, you have to take advantage of opportunities for success whenever they come your way.
In Fridayâs District 4-3A opener, Sweetwater reached Snyderâs red zone on its first two possessions of the game â and came away with nothing to show for it in a scoreless first quarter.
The Mustangs also forced Snyder to punt on its first series, but the Tigers took the lead with a 16-play, 93-yard scoring drive that began at the end of the first period and resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by DâVincent Allison.
Max Gomez threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, and the Sweetwater JV foot-ball team improved to 4-1 overall by defeating Snyderâs JV, 36-14, in the teamsâ district opener here Thursday.
BLACKWELL â The hottest six-man football team in Nolan County has changed its address. Highland now has that distinction after defeating Blackwell, 76-60, on Friday in Blackwell for its fourth consecutive win.
Highland running back Michael Hyde ran for 331 yards and six touchdowns as his team improved to 4-3 this season. Blackwell, after starting out 6-0, suffered its first defeat despite 155 yards rushing and four TDs by Jayden Jones and 177 yards passing and three TDs by Matthew Lowry.
SNYDER â It wasnât easy. It never is at Snyder.
But after allowing the host team to tie the match with a decisive Game 2 win, Sweetwater rallied to win Fridayâs District 4-3A volleyball match in four games by scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-22, 25-22.
With the victory, Sweet-water (2-3, 11-18) broke out of a fourth-place district tie with the Lady Tigers, who fell to 1-4, 10-16.
âI didnât think we played all that great, but itâs always hard over there,â Sweetwa-ter coach Liz Miller said. âIt was a big game for both teams. Iâm glad we were able to come out on top.â
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren gave an update on the county jail project during the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club meeting held on Wednesday at Broadway Baptist Church.
Construction at the new facility, located on 211 Avenger Field Road, began on Monday, Sept. 30. A groundbreaking has been set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The facility will include a county jail with 96 beds along with a sheriff's office. At this time, Nolan County is one of just a few counties that still has their jail within their courthouse.