Archive - Mar 2013

March 28th

Man airlifted after motorcycle wreck

March 28, 2013

A man was airlifted from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a wreck on Interstate 20 near mile marker 243 in Sweetwater.
According to emergency authorities, the man hit a light pole in the center median, bringing it down. The driver was not wearing a helmet.

Hospital board approves bed, mattress purchases

March 28, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board approved the purchase of two items during their meeting on Monday evening held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, presented both of the items to the board.
One Stryker birthing bed will now be purchased and will replace the current product, which is used by laboring mothers. The purchase totals $17,092 and comes in under the budgeted price.

Discipline, SHAC reports heard at SISD board meeting

March 28, 2013

A couple reports were discussed by Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
The Data Validation Monitoring for Discipline Report was approved, in which the district took part in the report due to results in the recent PEIMS (Public Education Information Management System) report, which reflected action from two years ago.

Blotters for March 26, 2013

March 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Lori Kidd, 31 — Family violence assault.
• Jesus Delgado, Jr., 25 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Amy Jenee Gutierrez, 23, of Slaton — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 242 east bound.
• Alarm — CR 154.

Frances Foster “Frankie” Smith

March 28, 2013

Frances Foster “Frankie” Smith of North Little Rock Arkansas died on March 17, 2013 from the effects of a stroke suffered days before her death. She had lived for the past five years with Alzheimer’s disease in Foxridge Assisted Living Center in North Little Rock, Ark.
Frankie was born in El Dorado, Ark. on Feb. 7, 1925, to James L. and Beulah Mae Foster. She was predeceased by her two brothers, James “Buddy” Foster and Billy Ray Foster and is survived by her sister, Betty Fay Foster Cathey.

Local sports calendar

March 28, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will host Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity at Wylie, 4:30 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater varsity and JV boys will play the first of three 18-hole legs of district tournament at Snyder (ori-ginally set for March 26).
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Wylie at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity at Snyder tournament.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Badger Relays in Merkel.
Sweetwater middle school teams will be at Big Spring meet.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
Blackwell varsity teams host meet.

Maty on the mound

March 28, 2013

Maty Montgomery throws a pitch for Sweetwater during Tuesday’s district game against Monahans.
Montgomery gave up just four hits and also had an RBI single at the plate as the Lady Mustangs won, 6-2, to move into a three-way tie for the District 4-3A lead with Snyder and Greenwood.
Sweet-water goes at 0-4 Wylie at 4:30 p.m. today to wrap up the first half of district play. Also, Sweetwater’s baseball team — which is off to a 3-0 start in district after beating Monahans 11-1 on Tuesday — will be playing at 2-1 Wylie with its game also set for 4:30 p.m.

SMS track results

March 28, 2013

At Merkel meet
held March 21
7TH GRADE GIRLS
(4th place)
400 relay — 4th (Sonora Medellin, Jaelynn Page, Jessica Poe, Angela Blueford)
800 — Alexe Alcala 10th
800 relay — 4th (Sonora Medellin, Jaelynn Page, Jessica Poe, Angela Blueford)
400 — Alexe Alcala 10th; Alex Perez 1st; Katy Nixon 2nd
1600 relay — 3rd
8TH GRADE GIRLS
(1st place)
400 relay — 1st (Stephanie Castillo, Lauren Jones, Rhylee Meneses, Davina Walker)
800 — Kaitlyn Foster 7th; Robbie Hannah 10th; Jennifer Medellin 9th
100 hurdles — Lauren Jones 2nd; Stephanie Castillo 3rd

Area HS track results

March 28, 2013

ROBY MEET
(Highland and Roscoe
girls and boys)
GIRLS
Team totals — 2. Highland 97; 10. Roscoe 37.
High jump — 3. Hannah Allen, Highland, 5-0.
3200 — 3. Amber Craig, Roscoe, 15:21.20.
800 — 1. Kelsi Johns, High-land, 2:38.57; 3. Kristen Har-ris, Highland, 2:52.24.
100 hurdles — 1. Beth Richburg, Highland, 17.20; 2. Olivia Saddler, Roscoe, 17.21.
800 relay — 3. Highland 1:56.99.
400 — 2. Lora Stewart, Highland, 1:08.02.
300 hurdles — 2. Beth Richburg, Highland, 51.20.
1600 relay — 1. Highland 4:36.59; 2. Roscoe 4:41.31.
BOYS
Team totals — 4. Highland 62; 6. Roscoe 53.5.

Linebaugh is top biker at Abilene

March 28, 2013

Richard Linebaugh of Sweetwater was the overall winner when he competed in the Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race and Fun Ride this past Saturday in Abilene.
Linebaugh, 48, completed the 48-mile race in two hours, four minutes and 52.53 seconds.
Another Sweetwater resident, 32-year-old David King, was 16th with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 2.22 seconds.
More than 200 bikers from Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma participated in the 21st annual event.

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