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March 19th, 2012

Biggest Winner contest kicks off Monday

March 19, 2012

Pictured is Gloria Isom, Shelia Ellison, Tanja Jennings and Linda Kite all employees at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department. They are busy getting ready for the Biggest Loser Winner Contest which became a nightmare on Elm Street with 47 teams registering for the contest. All team members will weigh-in on Monday at their designated location and the contest will kick-off at 6 p.m. at the Sweetwater High School track field.

Local girl competes in Abilene Idol

March 19, 2012

A Sweetwater girl has the chance to become the first-ever Abilene Idol.
Twelve-year-old Journee Pugh, a sixth grader at Highland ISD, competed in the preliminary round held at the Mall of Abilene on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
The talent competition is sponsored by Chorus Abilene and the Steve Arthur Family Foundation in Abilene.
Journee was one of 103 contestants who sang to advance to the final round. She is the youngest finalist out of twelve performers and three alternates; the oldest is 47.

McBride announces Hope For The Warriors Scholarship Program

March 19, 2012

Nolan County VCSO Robert R. McBride is pleased to announce the Hope For The Warriors Scholarship Program.

Lone Star Ag, a bank that pays you back

March 19, 2012

Lone Star, ACA (Lone Star Ag Credit), the premier ag-lender in Texas, is pleased to announce its cash patronage payout of $2,000,000. Due to the financial position of the Association, the Board of Directors voted in December to return this cash payment to their stockholders from 2011 earnings. This amount raises the 10-year total to more than $38 million returned to customers.

Blotters for March 15, 2012

March 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 15, 2012.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of W. New Mexico.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 1300 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jean Raven, 24 — Family violence assault/endangering a child.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on March 15, 2012.

James Ernest Gossett

March 19, 2012

James Ernest Gossett, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence.
His body was cremated. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Weekly sports calendar

March 19, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 19
Baseball
Sweetwater JV at Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 4:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity will host Wylie (District 5-3A opener), 7 p.m.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and varsity host Wylie at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams host Snyder, 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Golf
Sweetwater boys play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Golf
Sweetwater JV and var-sity girls play at Lamesa tournament.
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams will be at Wall meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at Rotan meet.

SW loses 5-3A opener, 11-7

March 19, 2012

Sweetwater kept the hits coming in its District 5-3A softball-opening game with Big Spring here Friday, getting at least one in all seven innings and 15 in all.
But the Lady Mustangs failed to get enough runs to stay with Big Spring. The Lady Steers had just nine hits, but also took advantage of six errors for an 11-7 win at Jerry Collins Complex.

Mustangs fall to Hawks 13-4

March 19, 2012

WALL — After a bad start, Sweetwater’s baseball team threatened to pull off a big comeback in the sixth in-ning of Friday’s final non-district game at Wall.
The Mustangs used an error, walk, infield single, groundball out and a double steal to score a couple of runs and cut the Hawks’ lead to 7-4, and back-to-back walks after that loaded the bases.
But a groundball out ended the threat, and Wall then came up with six runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Sweetwater 13-4.

Shelton qualifies for nationals

March 19, 2012

Sweetwater native Morgan Shelton, a 2009 SHS graduate and junior at West Texas A&M University, has automatically qualified for the Division II Outdoor National Championships in the heptathlon. She qualified by placing second overall with a total of 5,168 points at Angelo State University’s Multi meet held this past week. Shelton’s score in the heptathlon at ASU’s currently places her first in the nation.

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