January 5th, 2012
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will have its annual free throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 7. This yearâs event will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Contestant age groups will be determined by a par-ticipantâs age as of April 1, 2012. For instance, if a contestant is 7 years old on April 1 they are too young to participate, while if the contestant is 14 years old on April 1 they are too old.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2012 New Year Baby on Sunday, January 1 at 10:32 a.m.
Joshua Krivanek weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Belinda and Uwe Krivanek.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has a family of pets available for adoption.
The pets available for adoption this week are a black Labrador mix mother and her five male puppies, three black, one brown and the runt, a beige puppy. Also still available is the male husky mix puppy, about one year old from last week.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Larry Cornoyer is the Artist of the Month for January. Larry, who was born in Sweetwater, lives in Roscoe and his been sketching nearly his whole life, but didn't start in earnest until he was 30. He is self taught and works primarily with pencil, but also uses charcoal, pen, pastels and colored pencils. His works will be displayed at the County-City Library throughout the month.
The winners of the annual residential lighting contest were as follows:
First Place âÂ John and Debra Soto, 507 E. New Mexico.
Second Place âÂ Mary Gutierrez, 508 E. Louisiana.
First Place â U.S. and Francis Burton, 111 W. Avenue K.
Second Place â Randy Petty, 118 Southview Terrace.
First Place â Karan Bergstrom, 510 CR 119.
First Place â Cooper Hrbacek, 10 Club Terrace.
Second Place â Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, 906 Silas.
First Place â Paul and Sabrina Bishop, 1419 Bandera.
Second Place âÂ Vickie's Gifts, 211 Main Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 224 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 23 arrests from Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
â˘ 300 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ 300 block of Hailey.
â˘ 800 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â˘ Burglary of a habitation â 600 block of E. Third.
â˘ Assault â 200 block of E. Alabama.
â˘ Criminal mischief â 700 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Family violence assault â 1600 block of Bowie.
â˘ Family violence assault â 200 block of Orange.
â˘ Theft â 900 block of Roscoe Street.
After compiling just a 5-11 record prior to the holiday break, the Sweetwater boys basketball team is starting to pile up some victories.
The Mustangs began 2012 with a dominating 64-39 win at home over Roby on Tuesday, their fourth win the past five games.
The most dominating stretch came near the start of the contest. Sweetwater outscored the Lions 19-3 in the final five minutes of the first quarter to open a 23-7 advantage, and held leads of between 12 and 28 points the rest of the way.
The Sweetwater girlsâ up-and-down basketball season is back on the upswing, and it couldnât come at a better time. A 55-25 blowout win against Roby here Tuesday was the eighth in the past 11 games as the Lady Mus-tangs ended the non-dis-trict portion of their sched-ule with a 14-11 record.
âI think weâve stepped our game up. Our last three games have been the best games of our season,â said Sweetwater head coach Candice Wyatt, whose team began 2012 with a bang after finishing second at the Breckenridge tournament last week, losing the title game to Tolar by one point.
Highlandâs teams swept a district doubleheader from Loraine and Roscoeâs girls also won in their final district tuneup on Tuesday.
Highlandâs state-ranked girls improved to 15-6 overall, and are 3-1 in District 11-A, Division II after the Lady Hornetsâ 63-45 win over Loraine.
A Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) sixth grader recently won a contest sponsored by the Grace Museum of Abilene.
SMS sixth grade history teacher Shaunna Cleckler presented the contest--naming the brahma bull mascot of the Grace's upcoming Children and Art Literacy Festival (CALF)--to her students. Among the student entries, the name "Mini Moo" from sixth grader Reese Dahl was chosen.