June 2nd, 2012
Six Sweetwater teams end their season at area District 5 Little League tournaments starting Monday.
The Dodgers, who won the Minor League for ages 9-10, play Wylie No. 3 at 8 p.m. Monday at Abilene Dixie while the RiverDogs, the Minor League runner-ups, play the Snyder Cubs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wylie.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two repres-entatives for Major League (11-12) were to be decided on Friday. The No. 1 team plays Abilene Southernâ€™s Yankees at 8 p.m. Monday at Snyder. The No. 2 team plays Snyderâ€™s Braves with their first game slated to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Snyder.
Lady Mustang Bas-ketball Camp: June 4-7 at Sweetwater Middle School gym for students completing grades 2-8. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $35 which includes T-shirt.
The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp, located at 326 FM 2035. The event will start at 7:30 a.m. and will be the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon will be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.
Students at Sweetwater High School took certification tests in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. The test certify the students as Microsoft Specialists.
All motorcycle enthusiasts are summoned to ride for a good, green cause in June. The fourth annual Ride for Wind event, which benefits Women of Wind Energy, will be held in Sweetwater on June 22-23.
Shermco Industries founded the event and has sponsored it each year to help raise money for scholarships that promote women in the wind industry through the Women of Wind Energy organization.
The America Cancer Society would like to say a special thank you to all of those that braved the West Texas wind to come out and support the 10th annual Nolan and Scurry County Relay For Life. The event kicked off with almost 30 cancer survivors taking to the track for a victory lap. Their caregivers met them half-way and completed the lap hand-in-hand with their survivors. At dusk, the track was lined with hundreds of lit luminaria bags to honor those that have fought cancer and to remember those that lost their battles.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on May 30, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1200 block of Beall.
â€¢ 1400 block of McCauley.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Forgery â€” 900 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Ordinance violation-Illegal dumping â€” 1500 block of W. Texas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Leda Charbonnet, 37 â€” Duty upon striking.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on May 30, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Six just-graduated senior students from Nolan County high schools have been chosen to participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes games that will be played Saturday, June 2 in Abilene.
Taylor Jones and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater and Corey Hatcher of Roscoe will play for the North team at the FCA Myrle Greathouse All-Star Classic football game that kicks off at 7 p.m. at Shotwell Stadium.
Roscoeâ€™s Jacinda Morales, meanwhile, has been chosen to play for the North team at the FCA girls basketball game that tips off at noon Saturday at ACUâ€™s Moody Coliseum.
In the article from yesterday's paper stating the primary election results, I incorrectly noted that Jerry D. Hulcy earned the Nolan County Commissioner Precinct 1 seat. While he did in fact earn more votes in comparison to current commissioner Terry Willman (118 to 73 votes), this was only a primary election. This race will officially be determined following the November elections. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused to the readers and those involved in the election.
Sweetwater Reporter Staff Writer
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