Archive - 2013
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s two sub-varsity volleyball teams finished up successful campaigns on a high note this past Tuesday by beating Snyder in season-ending matches.
The JV girls (22-11 season, 5-5 in district) won their match over Snyder by scores of 25-14, 25-19.
BLACKWELL â€” District rivals Blackwell and Robert Lee began district play against each other here on Friday â€” then ended it just a couple of hours after their District 8, Division II Six-Man opener.
In between, Coach Clint Lowryâ€™s Hornets beat the Steers 84-56 to claim the district championship and the No. 1 seed for the playoffs that start in two weeks.
ROSCOE â€” The Hamlin Pied Pipers proved to be a major roadblock to the Roscoe Plowboysâ€™ playoff hopes here Friday as they dominated the scoreboard and came away with a 34-0 victory.
Hamlin, the district co-leader with Albany at 6-0, limited Roscoe to just 205 total yards as the Plowboysâ€™ district record fell to 3-3.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The wreck destroyed part of the wall on the west side of the bridge and the fire reached high enough temperatures to damage the concrete on top of the bridge. The driver climbed out of the window and was not injured in the wreck.
Traffic along Interstate 20 was backed up in Nolan County Friday afternoon after an 18-wheeler wrecked and caught fire at the newly rebuilt US 84/I-20 bride between Sweetwater and Roscoe, directly over the top of west bound traffic. The driver was hauling groceries from Amarillo. The bridge was recently completed after months of work after another 18-wheeler wreck caused major damage to the bridge last year, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently received a $1,000 donation from the Maryneal Baptist Church for the new Cardiac Rehab and Wellness Center.
Pictured left to right are Donna Boatright-Hospital Administrator, John Adams representing Maryneal Baptist Church and Wes Stafford-Cardiac Rehab Director.
There were many changes at the Relay For Life of Nolan County this year. It was in the fall, not spring; indoors, not outside at the track field; and all day, not all night! The one thing that didnâ€™t change was the amazing support from the community and the power of hope.
The County-City Library recently had a movie viewing of Hotel Transylvania in the community room.
Many members of the community attended the free event. Library staff members also offered free popcorn, pickles and drinks to those attending.
Organizers plan to have another movie viewing in December.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 3. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God, located at 312 E. Ave. B, where Rev. Wayne Kirk is pastor, wishes to extend a personal invitation for everyone to attend a special service Sunday, Nov. 18, at the 6 p.m. services. You will be blessed by a music encounter with Bill and Carol Bartolomucci, from Whitesboro, TX.