Archive - 2014

March 10th

Local forecast for Monday

March 10, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 46 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
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Weekly sports calendar

March 10, 2014

Sweetwater varsity will host Andrews, noon.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Midland Christian at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will host Lubbock Estacado at noon and 3 p.m., respectively.
Dana Hohn of Sweetwater and Alexis Lara of Roscoe compete at girls state meet in Corpus Christi.
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams play at Snyder (district openers), 5 and 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV will host Jim Ned, noon.

Mustangs on a roll

March 10, 2014

Stephen May is pictured in recent action for the Sweet-water High School baseball team, which was off to a 10-3 start and on a seven-game winning streak going into Saturday’s final game of the West Texas March Classic tournament in Mid-land.
The Mustangs will host Andrews at noon Monday, and also host Estacado on Thursday before starting district play on March 18 at Mid-land Greenwood.

Sub-varsity track teams run at SW, Colo. City

March 10, 2014

Here are results from the Sweetwater junior varsity and middle school track teams when they competed at meets held at Sweetwater and Colorado City, respec-tively:
Junior varsity boys
107 points (4th place)
100 — Deshaun Williams 4th (12.72)
200 — Michael Green 2nd (24.16); Michael Lawrence 4th (24.51)
400 — Hunter Mobley 2nd (56.88)
110 hurdles — Colby Greenwood 6th (19.84)
800 — Mark Lawrence 1st (2:14.08); Keegan Von Atzigen 5th (2:26.80)
Long jump — Williams 1st (20-3 1/2); Green T5th (17-6); Jacoby Hunt T5th (17-6)
High jump — Williams 1st (5-8); Green 2nd (5-6)

March 7th

Skinning Pit

March 7, 2014

Sweetwater Jaycees Tommy Macon and Del Riley skin rattlesnakes at the 56th Annual Round-Up.

Crowds come to visit 56th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up

March 7, 2014

Many traveled to Sweetwater to attend the Sweetwater Jaycees 56th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Many media outlets also visited, including Univision, a large Spanish station. Roger Ramirez, with the Lente-Viajero show, interviewed Sweetwater Jaycees Melinda Gomez and Pascual Ortiz for the show.

Free colorectal cancer screening offered

March 7, 2014

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 13. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders.

Dr. Jerod Peek files for re-election to the Sweetwater City Commission

March 7, 2014

Jerod Peek has announced he will seek re-election to the Sweetwater City Commission for the fourth precinct in the May 10, city election. Peek, who is completing his fourth term on the commission, has filed the necessary paperwork with the city.

United Way gun raffle drawing Saturday

March 7, 2014

Nolan County United Way along with co-sponsors; Smartt Move, LLC and WETS, Inc. are set to kick off the Nolan County United Way's Third Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up Gun Raffle, benefiting NCUW's nine local agencies and the thousands of Nolan County residents they support.  These agencies are Boy Scouts of America-Texas Trails Council, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts-Caprock Council,  Medical Reserve Corp, Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, SNAP, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Women's Resource Center.

Hannah Smith of Snyder is crowned Miss Snake Charmer

March 7, 2014

Snyder High School junior Hannah Smith was crowned Miss Snake Charmer 2014 during the Sweetwater Jaycees annual Miss Snake Charmer scholarship pageant Thursday night at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Smith is the daughter of Ben and Christy Smith of Snyder.
Smith also tied with Crysten Ivy in the talent portion of the competition with her rendition of “My Hallelujah Song”. Ivy performed a song on her clarinet.
Caroline Lawrence, a senior at Sweetwater High School, was selected as first runner-up by the judges. She is the daughter of Jay and Carolyn Lawrence of Sweetwater.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...


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