April 10th, 2012
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male dachshund mix, one male mixed breed dog and one female collie mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
On May 3, 2012, Sweetwater Independent School District will hold Kindergarten Roundup at Southeast Elementary. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2012-2013 school year. The registration will be from 4-6 p.m. in the gym at Southeast Elementary, 1201 Mustang Drive. All Kindergarten students in Sweetwater attend school at Southeast Elementary and this will be an opportunity for the students to be registered for school early.
Pictured are Lathan Limones (third grade) of Colorado City, Seth Chaney (fourth grade) of Colorado City, Kay Shields, Bible Drill Leader at First Baptist Church of ColoradoÂ City,Â Caleb Shields (third grade) of Colorado City, Brooklynn Petty (fifth grade) of Sweetwater, Natile Woodrow, Bible Drill Leader at First Baptist Church of Sweetwater,Â and Braden Upshaw (sixth grade) of Colorado City.Â The students competed in Rolling Plains Network Drill at First Baptist Church, Sweetwater.Â Lathan, Caleb and Braden each scored Honorable Mention.Â Seth Chaney scored Good andÂ Brooklynn Petty scored Superior
Robert R. McBride and the Nolan County Veterans Service Office announced that AT&T is partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission to fill over 600 jobs.
Through a partnership between AT&T and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), AT&T has committed to hire Texas Veterans to fill more than 600 Premises Technicians positions for AT&T's new U-verse integrated digital TV, high speed internet and voice service.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club presented a check for the Aâ€™s R Us Program at the March SISD School Board Meeting. Pictured making the presentation is local Kiwanian Leader Bill Haley.
The Kiwanis Club provides an opportunity for students to perform each year in the local Star Search. Proceeds from the Star Search support the Aâ€™s R Us program which is another program the Kiwanis Club began.
Pictured with Haley is Sweetwater ISD School Board President, Becky Jimenez.
Kayden George Hill, one month, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Sweetwater.
He will be cremated. Services will be planned at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hill was born Feb. 26, 2012, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his father, Brian Hill, Jr. of Sweetwater; his mother, Lisa Gonzales of Sweetwater; and brother, Rian Hill of Sweetwater.
Betty Sue Rawlings, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Betty was born on Feb. 21, 1937, in Nolan County, Texas to Ernest Leonard and Elois (Allan) Foust. She worked as a sub-contractor for many years before retiring.
ROTAN â€” Opal Upshaw, 85, died Friday April 6, 2012, at an Odessa hospital.Â Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
MONDAY, APRIL 9
Sweetwater JV hosts Wall, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls play final leg of district tournament at Brownwood.
Blackwell teams play final leg of district tournament at Baird.
Sweetwater JV teams play district tournament at Big Spring.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Sweetwater varsity vs. Ranger Junior College JV at Ranger, 4:30 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys play final leg of district tournament at Abilene Wylie.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams begin district meet at Wylie.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Another very busy week of district competition for Nolan County high school athletes resumes Monday, when the Sweetwater girls golf team plays the final leg of its 5-3A tournament at Brownwood. Blackwellâ€™s golf teams also wrap up their tournament Monday as they play in Baird.
The Sweetwater boys golf team goes to Wylie to play the third and final leg of its 5-3A tournament Tuesday. Both Sweetwater teams are in second place and need a top-two finish to advance to regional tournaments.