January 30th, 2012
More than 1.7 million Texans 18 years of age and older are living with diabetes. Although the disease can be deadly, it is easily managed through a healthier lifestyle. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is offering a free diabetic support group meeting on Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the hospitalâ€™s emergency department classroom, located at 200 E. Arizona Avenue.
The support group meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Timothy Jones, a new family practice physician at RPMH. This event is free of charge and does not require any type of membership.
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team performed at halftime during the Varsity girls basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. They will be performing Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Abilene Christian University at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games and on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Western Texas College at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 26, 2012.
The SPD received 37, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1000 block of Beall.
â€˘ Class A assault â€”Â 900 block of Hillside.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Maria Limon, 39 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Timothy Cantu, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served six civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 26, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Inmate transport/medical â€”Â E. Arizona Ave.
Timothy Scott Gray of the Champion community died Friday, Jan. 27, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas due to complications from a chronic illness.
He was the loving husband of Kimberly Gray and father to Dustin and Kylie Gray, all of Champion, south of Roscoe, Tx.
Tim was born Nov. 19, 1972 in St. Louis, Mo. to Kimberly Jo Areno and Gary Edwin Gray. He lived in St. Louis during his childhood, then moved to Victoria, Texas where he was raised by his mother and step father, Chris Jochen during his teen years.
Mary Lily Cartwright, age 84, of San Augustine, Texas, (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas) passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
Roscoe junior high teams at Stamford starting at 5 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host Roby starting at 6 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams at Garden City starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31
Sweetwater girls at Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater boys at Big Spring â€” JV at 4:30 p.m., freshmen at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe teams at Rotan â€” varsity girls at 6:30 p.m., varsity boys at 8 p.m.
Highland JV and varsity girls and boys host Trent starting at 4 p.m.
Basketball season is nearing the end while baseball, golf, softball, tennis and track are about to start.
But football will be fore-most on the minds of many people who follow Texas high school sports when the University Interscholastic League on Thursday an-nounces its realignment for the next two years.
Thatâ€™s because football begins and sets the tone for the new school year, and its players will be the first to compete in the new districts announced by the UIL.
The Highland girls will be in the playoffs for the 11th consecutive year after defeating Loraine, 63-52, on Friday behind a 34-point effort from Sierra Allen.
Lora Stewart and Jes-sica McCain each had nine, Beth Richburg and Megan Thompson four and Kara Hughey three for Highland (8-2 in District 11-A, Divis-ion II, 20-7 overall).
Roscoeâ€™s girls also helped their playoff chances Friday, pulling into a third-place tie by beating Haskell 34-29 in District 9-A, Division I. The teams are both 3-4.
Munday JV boys 44,
Roscoe JV boys 7
Roscoe points: Kane Peavy 3, Zack Longoria 2, Ray Hermosillio 2.
Munday JV girls 20,
Roscoe JV girls 19
Roscoe points: Olivia Sad-dler 6, Jesenia Pena 3, Selena Perez 3, Shelby Brown 2, Olivia Rovig 2, Whitney Wil-liams 2, Sam Ortega 1. Roscoe record: 7-10.
Haskell JV boys 51,
Roscoe JV boys 25
Roscoe points: Ray Hermo-sillio 17, Chase Cathey 4, Zack Longoria 2, Kane Peavy 2.
Haskell JV girls 25,
Roscoe JV girls 21
8th grade Red boys 48,
Anson boys 32
Sweetwater points: Michael Hunt 19, Mark Lawrence 8, Michael Lawrence 6, Denzell Moore 5, Isaiah Gonzales 5, Jâ€™Corey Amos 3, Adrian Vizzerra 2.
8th grade Red boys 30,
Wall boys 21
Sweetwater points: Michael Lawrence 10, Michael Hunt 5, Denzell Moore 4, Hardy Escobar 4, Mark Lawrence 3, Isaiah Gonzales 2, Joe Ruiz 2.
7th grade Red boys 33,
Anson boys 23
Sweetwater points: Jacoby Hunt 15, Lowell Williams 4, Jordan McGee 4, Daniel Olguin 4, Frank Ortega 4, Darian Dowd 2.
Wall boys 42,