October 4th, 2011
Abilene Regional Airport will be this month's host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Sweetwater Reporter, located at 112 W. Third Street. The City of Abilene operates Abilene Regional Airport, which provides economic development opportunities to both the private and public sectors. American Eagle services the airport and provides competitive airfares from Abilene to many places around the United States and the world.
Snyder, Texas â€” The Capital Farm Credit Board of Directors recently approved a $50 million cash distribution by retiring a portion of previously-allocated equities to be paid this fall.
This amount represents more than three times, or $35 million, more than the 2010 retirement. Capital Farm Credit, a customer-owned cooperative, continues to demonstrate its financial strength and stability and longstanding tradition of sharing earnings with its customers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 167 calls for service, issued 24 citations and made 16 arrests from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2011.
The SPD received 71, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 1400 block of Poplar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 2000 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Steven Johnston, 22 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Magan Riley, 22 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Adam Pauley, 22 â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€¢ Jennifer Jones, 30 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Henry Payne, 26 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Victor Fields, 28 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Eric Brown, 23 â€”Â Possession of a controlled substance/warrant.
Carolyn Horner, age 96, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 at Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Sweetwater 7th grade teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater 8th grade teams at Wylie, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Sweetwater teams host Snyder â€” freshmen and JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5
Sweetwater and Roscoe runners at Merkel meet.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6
Sweetwater JV Red and White teams host Wylie, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe 7th and 8th grade teams at Hamlin starting at 4 p.m.
Roscoe JV at Hamlin, 6:30 p.m.
Highland junior high and JV teams at Sterling City, 6 and 7:30 p.m.
For the first time this year, football and volleyball are both on tap today at Sweetwater High School starting at 5 p.m., when the first of two seventh grade football games against Wylie is played at Mustang Bowl while at the same time the freshman and JV volleyball teams host Snyder at Mustang Gym. The varsity match is at 6:30 p.m. and features a big District 5-3A rivalry matchup, as Sweetwater and Snyder are both trying for their first win in district play.
Highland was on the verge of handing Gordon its first loss of the year this past Friday. But the Longhorns, who trailed 32-16 at halftime and 56-40 after three periods, ran off the last 22 points to deny the Hornetsâ€™ upset bid and pull out a 62-56 win at Highland.
Highland (2-4) enjoyed 16-point leads on four separate occasions, the last time after a 67-yard kickoff return by Ron Covington for a TD and Steven Testerâ€™s PAT to make it 56-40 in the third period, only to see Gordon pull out the win on a 1-yard run with just 1:37 left and improve to 6-0.
Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity tennis team played a quad match in San Angelo this past Saturday that also involved Andrews, San Angelo Central and Fredericksburg. In girls singles, Heidi Taylor defeated Fredericksburgâ€™s No. 1 player 7-6, 7-4 (7-5). Also beating Fredericksburg in girls singles were Addisyn Cleckler (8-2) and Kristen Casto, who battled it out and won 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) against the No. 5 player. Casto also prevailed by an 8-6 score in her singles match against San Angelo Central.
The Sweetwater seventh grade Red volleyball team won first place at a Lubbock Cooper tournament held on Saturday. The team picked up wins over Lubbock Cooper, Shallowater, Lubbock Christian and Levelland. Pictured on the back row from left are Brittany Peeples, Bergen Trevino, Lauren Jones, Kaitlyn Foster, Maddie Berry and Kensi Chowning. On the front row are Christa Martin, Annaliese Espinosa, Davina Walker, Rhylee Meneses and Natalie Valdez. The team is coached by Jill Locklar.
On September 20, Katherine Dickson and her family gave 4th graders from Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell the opportunity to participate in the Kids on the Land (KOL) program at the 69 Ranch near Maryneal, in which Ms. Dickson owns the land. Peggy Maddox, former SISD SEEK teacher and now Director of Kids of the Land program for Holistic Management International developed the program which provides a day of hands-on activities to help students reconnect to the land where they live.