Archive - 2013
Blackwell FCCLA had a magnificent showing recently at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Dallas. There were 3,934 students in attendance.
BreAnne Richardson carried out her duties as the State Vice President of Programs. In addition, she received four scholarships totaling $23,800. She was recognized by the Texas Career and Technology Council as the Best of Texas Outstanding Special Achievement award winner.
After incidents occurring these past few days, it now seems obvious that an arsonist is at work in Roscoe and the Roscoe area. Following the most recent incident, a fire that burned down a vacant house on FM 608 two miles north of Roscoe early Wednesday morning, the state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.
The spring season is in full bloom, which means it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors!
On Saturday, April 27, Cornerstone Christian School will host "Beat the Street for Little Feet"--a family-fun event that will get everyone active and assist the local school. The function will be held on the school campus, located at the 4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) hosted the fifth annual Senior Interview Day at Sweetwater High School. The event is put on to prepare the future workforce.
Senior Interview Day includes business men and women providing mock interviews for all seniors at Sweetwater High School. SEED also works with the students by requiring them to develop a resume and a job application.
The event also takes place at Roscoe Collegiate High School. This would not happen without the support of both ISDâ€™s administration and key ISD volunteers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on April 23, 2013.
The SPD received nine, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1400 block of Hailey.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 600 block of E. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, no civil papers served and made two arrests on April 23, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Memorial services for Roy Gene Schroedter, 63, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor Chester McCown officiating.
Schroedter died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his home in Sweetwater.
He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Sweetwater. Roy grew up and lived in Fisher and Nolan Counties all his life. He was a farmer and had worked for USG. He was a big supporter of his nieces who played basketball and were on the rodeo circuit and attended all that he could.
The Class 3A bi-district softball playoff between Sweetwater and Pecos has been moved to another Lubbock-area location.
The teams have agreed to hold their playoff at Frenship High School in Wolfforth at 7 p.m. Saturday, according to Sweetwater head coach Tony Heredia.
The location was changed due to a conflict with the field at Lubbock Coronado High School, the original choice. Sweetwater, the District 4-3A runnerup, is in the playoffs for the sec-ond straight year. Pecos was the third-place team from District 3-3A. The winner will advance to the area playoffs to face Pampa.
A large number of Nolan County high school athletes are traveling either west or south where they will com-pete in regional track meets that get started on Friday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s athletes will be at the Region I-3A meet at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, while athletes in Roscoe, Blackwell and Highland will all travel to San Angelo where they will be competing in the Region II-1A, Division II meet at Angelo State University.
Roscoe will be sending the largest contingent among the four county high schools, with 20 athletes â€” 11 boys and nine girls â€” ex-pected to be in San Angelo.
Highland boys competing at the Region II-1A, Division II track meet on Friday and Saturday at Angelo State University are, from left, Sheldon Hall, Michael Hyde and Jacob Richburg.
Hall will be competing in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run; Hyde will be competing in the pole vault; and Richburg will compete in the high jump.
In addition to qualifying in track, Hyde was a regional medalist qualifier in golf.
Pictured are Stephanie Metcalf and Jayden Jones of Blackwell, who earlier this spring broke school records that had been held for many years.
Metcalf ran the girls 100-meter dash in 13.18 seconds to break the 35-year-old school record of 13.23 seconds held by Marcy Messick. Meanwhile, Jones ran the boys 100-meter dash in 11.05 seconds, also setting a record and breaking the 17-year-old mark of 11.14 seconds set by Nathan Hayes.