February 27th, 2012
A national initiative will be commemorated locally on Friday, March 2, as Southeast Elementary School will take part in the NEA (National Education Association) Read Across America Day, a joint celebration of reading as well as the birthday of children's literature legend Dr. Seuss.
Incepted in May 1997, an NEA small reading task force created the idea with the basis of celebrating reading in the same excited manner of football and character building. Thus, the first Read Across America day took place on March 2, 1998, with the group choosing the date to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Recently, the Blackwell FCCLA has been campaigning against bullying. They have done several activities, including Trick-or-Treating for a local women and childrenâ€™s shelter, inviting speakers from Gateway Family Services to inform students about bullying and also held a school-wide poster contest where each class created one poster to help increase knowledge of bullying and how it can be prevented. Also, the chapter adopted six children between the ages of 15, and one month. The children were sent three presents each.
Private services (family only) for Carol Jeane Moore, 80, of Roscoe, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Don Wilson officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Moore died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
A total of 24 high school powerlifters from Sweetwater â€” 10 girls and 14 boys â€” advanced to regional competition when Sweetwater hosted the final qualifying meet on Feb. 18.
The 10 girls qualifiers â€” representing every Sweetwater powerlifters who competed at Sweetwaterâ€™s meet â€” are Joslyn Rosas, Loni Mendez, Lexi Perez, Dana Hohn, Cari Aguilar, Kimmie Lomas, Allie Zavaleta, Bri Painter, Valerie Zavaleta and Alexis Thompson. This yearâ€™s girls regional meet will be held Saturday in Monahans.
MONDAY, FEB. 27
Sweetwater JV at Hawley, 6 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity girls at Brownwood tournament.
Highland junior high teams at Westbrook meet.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28
Sweetwater varsity hosts San Angelo Central, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Anson, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park.
Sweetwater JV at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Eula tournament.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
Here are Friday and Saturday scores from the Sweetwater High School softball tournament that was held at Jerry Collins Complex:
Clyde 15, Anson 3
Colorado City 9, Winters 1
Hawley 16, Post 0
Hawley 8, Colorado City 2
Clyde 8, Sweetwater 5
Sweetwater 13, Perryton 2
Post 12, Winters 3
Colorado City JV 8, Clyde JV 2
Sweetwater 6, Colorado City 3
Post 9, Anson 5 (consolation semifinal)
Merkel 15, Hamlin 0 (consolation semifinal)
Hawley 9, Clyde 8 (championship semifinal)
Eula 3, Hawley JV 2 (championship semifinal)
Merkel 15, Post 0 (consolation championship)
Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€”Â 400 block of W. Louisiana.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Justin Cole, 22 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Ricardo Guzman, 22 â€” Burglary of a habitation.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served four civil papers and made zero arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Animal control â€”Â I-20 MM 227 west bound.
â€˘Â Prisoner transport â€”Â Plainview.
Mary Ann Burns, 49, of Talpa, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born Mary Ann Sanders on May 31, 1962, in Sweetwater, the daughter of William Donald Sanders, Jr. and Sunshine Tempest Hamilton Sanders. She grew up and attended school in Sweetwater. She moved to Talpa three months ago from Virginia. She worked as a waitress and always was willing to help others.
Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country next month for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 14 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.