May 2nd, 2011
What would you do to inspire todayâ€™s youth? Would you skate across America? Well thatâ€™s what Austin Szelkowski, the Freedom Skater, is doing. He started just across Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty, on October 4, 2010 and plans to travel across the United States to Santa Monica, California by mid-June. If you were one of the lucky residents of Sweetwater, you saw him skate down Broadway about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
Roscoeâ€™s Caden Smith threw a personal-best dis-tance of 170 feet, 8 inches in winning the discus at a regional qualifiers meet in Glen Rose.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Kris Mayes will be continuing his baseball career at the next level.
Mayes, a senior and three-year letterman, recently signed a letter of intent to play college baseball with Brookhaven College, an NCAA Division III school in Farmers Branch.
Mayes, who has been used as a pitcher and outfielder at Sweetwater, will be playing for a school that is nationally ranked and plays in the Metro Athletic Conference with Eastfield, Richland, North Lake, Cedar Valley and Mountain View.
Times and events
for local athletes only
Texas Techâ€™s Fuller Track, Lubbock
MONDAY, MAY 2
11:30 a.m. â€” Girls discus (Alicia Finn)
6 p.m. â€” Girls 4 x 100 relay (Kinsey Browning, Kelsi Crosson, Brittany Lashinski, Suede Shirley)
6:40 p.m. â€” Girls 100 hurdles (Jayci Shelton)
8:05 p.m. â€” Girls and boys 300 hurdles (Jayci Shelton, Nick Nemir)
8:45 p.m. â€” Girls 4 x 400 relay (Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Jayci Shelton, Suede Shirley)
TUESDAY, MAY 3
9 a.m. â€” Girls high jump (Kathleen Campbell)
Ryan Mercer â€” medalist
(advanced to Class 3A boys state tournament)
Kinsey Browning â€” 400-meter relay
Kathleen Campbell â€” high jump
Kelsi Crosson â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Kendra Crosson â€” 1600-meter relay
Alicia Finn â€” discus
Brittany Lashinski â€” 400-meter relay
Jayci Shelton â€” 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 1600-meter relay
Suede Shirley â€” 400-meter relay, 1600-meter relay
Nick Nemir â€” 300-meter hurdles
Amber Craig â€” 1600-meter run
Jacinda Morales â€” 800-meter run
These Sweetwater High School athletes will compete in the Region I-3A track meet at Texas Tech Universityâ€™s Fuller Track in Lubbock on Monday and Tuesday. Standing from left are Brittany Lashinski, Kinsey Browning, Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson, Alicia Finn, Suede Shirley and Kathleen Campbell; kneeling, Jayci Shelton and Nick Nemir. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the state meet in Austin on May 13-14.
These Highland High School athletes will compete in the Region II-A track meet at Abilene Christian University on Monday and Tuesday. From left, back row, are Jessica McCain, Callie Sandusky, Sierra Allen, Beth Richburg; front row, Kara Hughey, Lora Stewart, Morgan Monroe and Daniel Nelson.
These Roscoe High School athletes will compete in the Region II-A track meet at Abilene Christian University on Monday and Tuesday. From left are Austin Carrasco, Jacinda Morales, Caden Smith, Amber Craig and Juan Solis. The top two finishers in each event advance to the state meet May 13-14.
Ludlum Measurements, Inc., a local manufacturer of radiation detection equipment, has experienced a significant increase in business due to the disaster in Japan, according to Mick Truitt, vice president of sales, marketing and business development.
Japan is still dealing with the results of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and following tsunami. Not only are they working to clean up from that disaster, they also continue to deal with the resulting radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant, and thatâ€™s where Ludlumâ€™s comes into the picture.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting on Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Newly appointed board member Jose Villafranca was sworn in at the meeting. Administering the oath of office to Villafranca was Board Chairman Carlos Alvarado.
During the meeting, two topics generated a great deal of discussion, the Phase Two portion of the Energy Services Project/Building Improvement Project, which consists of the renovation of the Medical Surgical Unit, and the proposed Hospitalist Program.