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April 2nd, 2012

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 2, 2012

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 21-28. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

Texas FSA reminds producers of approaching deadline for CRP general sign-up

April 2, 2012

Farm Service Agency Texas Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass today reminded landowners, farmers and ranchers in Texas that the opportunity to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up 43 ends on Friday, April 6. Producers who want to offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up may enroll at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office where their farm records are maintained.

Paramedic Program first in area to earn national accreditation

April 2, 2012

The Texas State Technical College West Texas Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program is the first college in the area to earn national accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Jeremy Dan Jacques

April 2, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jeremy Dan Jacques, 40, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be said by Deacon Bill Butler on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Jacques died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Big week of district action begins today

April 2, 2012

Starting today, a number of Nolan County high school athletes will be competing in district competition with hopes of advancing to the next level.
For some, that hope could be realized as soon as this weekend while others may have to wait two weeks or more to learn their fates.
And for the Sweetwater boys and girls track teams, this week will be spent in preparation for their district meets that won’t be held until April 11-12.

Weekly sports calendar

April 2, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 2
Baseball
Sweetwater JV will host Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls will play second leg of district tournament at Big Spring.
Blackwell teams play first leg of district tourna-ment at San Angelo.
Tennis
Sweetwater middle school teams will host Wylie, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity plays at Big Spring, 5 p.m.
Golf
Sweetwater JV and varsity boys host second leg of district tournament at Sweetwater Country Club.
Softball
Sweetwater JV and var-sity play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Track

Mustangs’ 13-6 loss creates 4-team logjam for 2nd place

April 2, 2012

SNYDER — After starting a four-game road gauntlet through District 5-3A with an impressive 14-8 win over Brownwood on Tuesday, Sweetwater’s baseball team had a chance to move into undisputed second place by beating Snyder on Friday.
But after taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, things gradually fell apart for the Mustangs as Snyder — which came in desperately needing a win after starting out district 0-2 — roared back for a 13-6 win at Moffett Field.

Lady ‘Stangs score 3 in the 5th, then hold on for 3-2 victory over Lady Tigers

April 2, 2012

SNYDER — After being held to no runs and just two hits through the first four innings, the Sweetwater softball team scored three runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 3-2 victory at Snyder to leave both teams in a tie for second place in District 5-3A at 2-2.

SHS teams at Colorado City in final tuneup for 5-3A meets

April 2, 2012

Sweetwater High School sent its track teams on Thursday to Colorado City’s Lone Wolf Relays for a final tuneup prior to the District 5-3A meets that will be held April 11-12 at Wylie.
Sweetwater’s varsity girls scored 76 points to record a fourth-place finish in their division, while Sweetwater’s varsity boys placed ninth with 28 points in their division. The JV boys team also competed at Colorado City on Thursday and scored 52 points for a fifth-place finish in their division.
Individual results follow (the names of individual relay runners were not made available at press time):

Roscoe track results

April 2, 2012

Roscoe High School sent three track teams to Color-ado City’s Lone Wolf Relays on Thursday for a last tuneup to district meets scheduled Wednesday and Friday in Albany. Results follow:
VARSITY BOYS
38 points (8th place)
3200 — Leanos 2nd (11:02.29); Burnett 5th (13:05.32)
Triple jump — Ford 5th (33-6 1/2)
Discus — Jones 3rd (108-4)
Pole vault — Dev. Free-man 2nd (11-0)
800 — Rangel 6th (2:20)
400 — Gallegos 4th (53.40)
300 hurdles — Freeman 6th (46.68)
1600 — Leanos 4th (5:09.13)
1600 relay — 6th (3:47.64)
VARSITY GIRLS
55 points (5th place)

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