March 17th, 2011
Women Infants and Children (WIC) have teamed up with surrounding hospitals to help patients get the most out of their breastfeeding experience.
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are professionally trained through the Texas Department of State Services WIC Counselors program curriculum. Counselors are carefully chosen for their own breastfeeding experience and employed by the WIC program to assist and encourage pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
On display at the County-City Library during the month of March is the work of young talented artists within the Sweetwater school system. March is Youth Art Month.
CORPUS CHRISTI â€” Lola Pike McDonald passed away peacefully at the age of 80, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Corpus Christi, TX surrounded by her loving family. After moving from Sweetwater, Lola lived in Fort Worth, TX for many years and later in Portland, TX with her daughter.
Service: Her body was cremated. A private graveside service will be held in Sweetwater, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Roy Thomas Horton, 94, of Sweetwater, formerly of Winnie and San Angelo, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A graveside service will be held at the Sinton Cemetery in Sinton, Texas, on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rick Vire officiating. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.
Roy was born in Walcott, Arkansas, on Jan. 24, 1917 to Arthur Thomas and Rozeler Turner Horton. His early life was spent in Arkansas and Oklahoma before his family moved to San Patricia County in South Texas.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s softball team tries for its second straight win when it hosts Levelland at 3 p.m. today after a 16-8 victory at Lamesa on Monday that improved the team to 8-7 this season. Sweetwater begins district play Friday when it goes to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. contest.
Seven players had multiple-hit games Monday at Lamesa. Keyli Turner had five hits and Kendra Crosson and Alicia Finn four each, while Suede Shirley, Taylor McKoy and Kinsey Browning had three hits and Kelsi Crosson two for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Alicia Finn smiles as she runs as she circles the bases following a home run that she hit at the Lady Mustangsâ€™ tournament in February. Finn was one of several Sweetwater players who had big offensive games in a 16-8 win at Lamesa on Monday. The team begins district play on Friday when the Lady Mustangs travel to Big Spring for a 7 p.m. game.
Former Sweetwater educator James Clayton Burns pled guilty on Tuesday to two counts of indecency with a child by contact during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings under Judge Glen Harrison.
Burns was indicted in May on three counts â€” sexual assault, indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure. He was later charged with the same charges from another victim. One complaint came from May 1997 from a 12-year-old victim and the other case came from April of 2002 from a 14-year-old victim.
An estimated crowd of 30,000 attended the 53rd Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 1,841 pounds, a decrease from last year's total of 2,168 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee, second place Eric Timaeus, third place Herbert Hoover, fourth place Jaeret Heiney and fifth place the Cliff Seekers. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Eric Timaeus and measured 78.5 inches long.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a regular meeting on Monday morning, March 14, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
An approval was made for the renaming of CR 304 to East Alabama Avenue due to annexation and 911 addressing. The name change would affect about 200 yards into town until the road crosses under I-20. In an effort to simplify and assist 911 dispatchers, the name change should prove to be beneficial and no longer confusing.
Cattle raisers across Texas join together today to celebrate National Ag Week, March 13-19. National Ag Week is a time for every American to recognize and celebrate the hard working farmers and ranchers who supply us with the safest and most secure food supply in the world.
"Today's rancher feeds approximately 144 people, a dramatic increase from the 1960s when they fed 25," said Dave Scott, rancher and president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). "Texas ranchers are committed to providing the safest beef possible, for our families and yours."