Archive - Oct 17, 2013
After onesided district-opening defeats â€” by nearly identical scores â€” last week, Sweetwater and Greenwood will have a sense of urgency when they meet on Friday.
Yes, itâ€™s true: the Univer-sity Interscholastic League now allows four of the six teams from District 4-3A into the playoffs. But the Sweetwater-Greenwood loser will drop to 0-2, and be squarely on the outside looking in with just three games left in the season.
Sweetwater has now lost three straight after a 2-1 start, and last weekâ€™s 41-14 loss at Snyder was its first blowout defeat of the year.
Roscoe will go to Ranger this Friday with high hopes of getting on a late-season push to make the playoffs.
After back-to-back losses to Cross Plains and Albany the past two weeks, the Plowboys (2-4 overall and 1-2 in District 7-1A, Div. II) are starting a two-week per-iod in which they appear to have an excellent chance of picking up a pair of wins.
Sweetwaterâ€™s volleyball team, coming off a crucial road win at Snyder this past Friday, found itself in a big hole against Mona-hans almost from the start here Tuesday and fell to the Lady Loboes â€” the No. 10-ranked team in the state â€” in three games.
Monahans won 25-8, 25-9, 25-13 in Sweetwa-terâ€™s most lopsided defeat in district play as the Lady Mustangs dropped to 2-4 in district play following their win over Snyder.
Roscoe is a member of Texas Midwest Community Network. The organization will host the 20th Annual Texas Midwest Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Abilene Civic Center. The event kicks off a milestone year for the organization with the theme â€śMaking a Difference.â€ť It will be a day of celebrating local leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Mayor Pete Porter and City Administrator Cody Thompson represent Roscoe on the TMCN Council.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, or SEED, is collaborating with Fairmount Minerals and Sweetwater Switching CO. to host the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Groundbreaking Event scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 11 a.m. at the BNSF Logistics Center, located at 900 E. 17th Street.
The event was announced during the SEED board meeting held on Monday morning during the update given by the entity's asst. marketing/admin. director Kirstin Smith.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Terry's Homemade Ice Cream and Italian Ice on Wednesday morning. Located at 109 Locust Street (the blue building behind the Texas Theater), the shop first opened on Labor Day weekend. Terry's is owned and operated by Terry and Carol Frye of Sweetwater. Karen Peyton is the store manager with Kayla Fite helping out as well. Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and community members, along with the Future Sweetwater group were in attendance for the ceremony.
At Monday morning's Nolan County commissioners' meeting, approval was given to a software contract to provide a database program for the county and district attorney's offices.
Lisa Peterson, the county attorney, explained that the current software had been purchased in 2000. While the company stopped supporting the software a couple years ago, the county still used the software, but now it is no longer working.
Sweetwater Middle School students enjoy Healthy Munchie Mondays in their nutrition elective class.
Every Monday the campus nurse, Tiffany Rotan and her nutrition class, create a healthy and easy to make after school snack. This past Monday, everyone enjoyed fruit kabobs and a fat free fruit dip.
Pictured from left to right are Tres Ortega, Jordan Hoover, Daneeka Hickman, Michaela Currie, Lillie Neves, Salena Hutson, Samantha Jones, Tristan Trevizo, Madelyn Alcala-Hicks, Cyera Pieper, Derrick Palacios and Nathan Garcia.
Today will be sunny with a high near 71. Winds will be from the south around 5 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 52 and southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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