Archive - Apr 23, 2013
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâ€™s NIIW is April 20-27. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
Though short-lived, the burn ban for Nolan County was reinstated during the county commissioners meeting held on Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough had ordered the lifting of the ban on Friday, April 12, although its reinstatement was listed on Monday's agenda. However, in a statement released after the meeting on Monday afternoon, the emergency burn ban and fireworks ban will remain in effect for 90 days unless significant rainfall is received.
On Saturday, the Sweetwater Middle School Robotics Program took five teams to compete in the GEAR Robotics Competition at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The competition officially began on March 23, when the theme of the competition was revealed. This year's theme was Dr. Roboto. It focused on how robots are used in the medical field.
To compete, each team designed a robot, programmed it to complete simulated medical missions and write an engineering essay explaining how they approached the challenge. Each team also came up with a team name and t-shirt design for the competition. Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 173 calls for service, issued 30 citations and made 10 arrests from April 19-21, 2013.
The SPD received 106, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ 200 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 2100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of Grand.
â€¢ Runaway â€” Sweetwater.
â€¢ Harboring a runaway â€” Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jason SanMiguel, 35 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance.
John Campbell, Sr., age 88, of Abilene, (former longtime resident of Sweetwater), passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Coronado Nursing Center in Abilene.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
John was born on July 9, 1924 in Roscoe. He married Edna Hillis on July 9, 1948 in Roscoe. He worked for the City of Sweetwater for 30 years.
Sweetwater and Pecos have agreed to have a one-game Class 3A bi-district softball playoff at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Lady Mustang head coach Tony Heredia. The playoff will be held at Lubbock Coronado High School.
Sweetwater made the playoffs as the second-place team in District 4-3A, while Pecos is the third-place team in District 3-3A. The playoff will be in Lubbock because many of Sweetwaterâ€™s players are competing at the regional track meet being held there this weekend.
Saturdayâ€™s winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.
Scott retiring as AHS tennis coach
These four Blackwell athletes will compete at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University.
From left are Mason Magness (boys triple jump, pole vault), Matthew Lowry (boys 110 hurdles, high jump), Jayden Jones (boys 100 dash, 200 dash, pole vault) and Stephanie Metcalf (girls 100 dash, long jump, triple jump).
Roscoe girls competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, back row standing, Eva Aguayo, Olivia Saddler, Mirian Solis, Whitney Williams, Olivia Rovig; front row seated, Alejandra Solis, Carolina Perez, Torrey Willman, Alura Renteria.
Aguayo, Saddler, Mirian Solis, Williams and Rovig are members of the 400 relay while Alejandra Solis and Renteria are in the 3200 run, Perez is in the shot put and Willman is in the 100 hurdles.
Roscoe boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday are, back row standing, Eduardo Gallegos, Luke Rovig, Landon Jones, Shelton Toliver, Kevin Lavalais, Dillon Freeman; front row seated, Jose Rangel, Rafael Aguayo, Matthew Davila, Jesus Leanos, Javier Leanos.
We have a very different weather outlook today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 45. It'll be breezy with winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. A 20% chance of showers is also forecasted.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue until 1 a.m.; otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 34. Winds will remain from the north at 10 to 15 mph, and gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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