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March 20th, 2013

Blotters for March 18, 2013

March 20, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 18, 2013.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Neff.
• 200 block of Elm.
• 300 block of Neff.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — 800 block of E. Alabama.
• Theft — 1000 block of View.
• Theft — 1200 block of Throckmorton.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jammie Pruitt, 23 — Resisting/warrants/unlawful possession of firearm.
• Ittticha Taylor, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

Nelson Alfred Dressler

March 20, 2013

Nelson Alfred Dressler, age 95, a longtime Sweetwater resident, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Snyder Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.
Services for Mr. Dressler will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater, under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Local sports calendar

March 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsi-ty girls will play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Maverick Relays in Eastland.
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Badger Relays, Merkel.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Track
Highland and Blackwell varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Mustangs hold off Rangers to pick up win in 4-3A opener

March 20, 2013

The home field has been kind to Sweetwater’s base-ball team this year, and the Mustangs took advantage of those familiar surroundings to win their District 4-3A opener on Tuesday against Midland Greenwood.
Despite being out-hit 7-6, Sweetwater prevailed 4-3 as the Mustangs (9-10 overall) scratched out a 4-1 lead through five innings and held on in improving their home record to 7-1.
Sweetwater, which never trailed, used its small-ball abilities to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning and added single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings.

SW falls victim to GW rally in 5-2 defeat

March 20, 2013

After a district-opening win over Snyder four days earlier, the Sweetwater softball team had another chance to make a big statement in the early 4-3A race when it hosted Midland Greenwood on Tuesday.
And the Lady Mustangs looked ready to do that over the first five innings as senior pitcher Maty Montgomery pitched a shutout while Sweetwater opened a 2-0 lead at the Jerry Collins Complex.

Local weather for Wednesday

March 20, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies on this first day of spring with a high near 68. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 with southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Visit weather.com now for an early weekend weather preview.

March 19th

TSTC hosting energy summit

March 19, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is hosting the 2013 Southwest Energy Summit on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013. Energy industry employees from across the state will converge on Sweetwater for the two-day summit which includes sessions on oil and natural gas, wind energy, nuclear energy, workforce and regional infrastructure, transportation and Coal.

Three dogs available for adoption

March 19, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a male heeler mix, a female chihuahua and a female chihuahua mix.
According to Sweetwater’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.

Kiwanis Club reboots local talent show

March 19, 2013

Following a twenty-year run of Star Search--the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.

RPMH presents check to AHA

March 19, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently held their second annual Treadmill Walkathon benefiting the American Heart Association in February. RPMH would like to thank the community, family and friends for their support in this event.
Pictured is Donna Boatright, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Administrator, presenting Donnie Rupert, American Heart Association representative with a $2,460 check. The Walkathon committee members are Carla Howard (far left), Mary Garza (second from right) and Leigh White (far right).
Not pictured is Irene Garcia.

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