Archive - Oct 22, 2013
NOLAN COUNTY â€“ Traffic on westbound I-20 at US 84 will be diverted from the main lanes for most of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 23, to allow maintenance crews to restore the pavement surface near the recently completed overpass. Work will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m.Â Drivers should follow the posted detour to US 84 Business during this time.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will host a Human Resource Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital conference room for all Chamber members.
Becky Green, Management Specialist from the Small Business Development Center Texas Tech at Abilene will be the speaker. Green was born in Sweetwater and moved away her sophomore year in high school. She returned to Sweetwater for a few years, then moved around the state.
SWEETWATER â€“ As construction on Lamar Street continues, temporary closures are planned for this week at Jenny George Lane and Arizona Avenue where they intersect with Lamar.
The closures will take place during the daytime and on the cross streets only and Lamar Street will remain open to traffic. Crews will only close one street at a time. Access to the hospital will be maintained at all times. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes at this time.
Southeast Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October.
On Monday, students showed their pride in being drug free by wearing their favorite college, trade school or military shirts. Shown are Mikey Duke, Miguel Juarez, Lexi DeLeon, Mingo Mendoza, Brycen Cantu and Addison Phillips.
The students of Sweetwater High School started the new school year on the right foot with 63 students making the A-Honor Roll, and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the first six seeks were Kaitlyn Gholson (9th grade), Keegan vonAtzigen (10th grade), Holly Johnson (11th grade) and Jamison Whoolery-Pratt (12th grade). Other students making the A-Honor Roll were:
Stella Mae Grice, age 93, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Richardson officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Jayton Cemetery in Jayton, Texas. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
Sweetwaterâ€™s individual varsity leaders in Fridayâ€™s volleyball match against Midland Greenwood:
Kills: Shaneese Brown 17, Kayla Chowning 5, Kensi Chowning 5, Mikeilah Foust 4, Maddie Berry 2, Ziggy Collins 2, Aly Heredia 1.
Digs: Morgan Gomez 18, Kayla Chowning 13, Shan-eese Brown 6, Maddie Ber-ry 4, Maddie Jones 4, Mik-ki Reschman 4, Mikeilah Foust 2, Alexis Williams 1.
Assists: Aly Heredia 13, Maddie Jones 12.
Blocks: Kayla Chowning 1, Kensi Chowning 1, Ziggy Collins 1.
Aces: Mikki Reschman 4, Aly Heredia 3, Morgan Gomez 2, Maddie Jones 2, Kayla Chowning 1.
Here are the results from Sweetwater Middle School football games last week.
7th grade White 8, Greenwood 0
The game was 0-0 until the fourth quarter, when a scoring pass from Justen Gomez to Kobe McCann and Gomezâ€™s 2-point conversion run gave Sweetwater White the win over Greenwood.
The defensive shutout was led by McCann, Logan Wedin, Phillip Peyton, Blake Andrus, Jaden Hernandez, Tristan Trevizo, John Davis and Joshua Camacho. Other offensive standouts were Wedin, Artyss Smith, Jacob Tucker and Tyler Sutton.
Today will be sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 51 and south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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