March 15th, 2011
Some new technology has found its way to a local community bank.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater has recently installed a new ATM machine at 1531 Hailey, replacing the old machine that was previously in place. FFB President Kirby Andrews described the new device as the "newest and wisest" ATM.
The current ATM boasts several new features, including various deposit capabilities. It can scan checks, count and dispense cash and print receipts.
Norman D. Jurgens, 49, Topeka, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011.
He was born Aug. 18, 1961 in Minden, NE the son of Donald and Gladys (Thurnau) Jurgens.
Norman married his beloved Sonya Langley on Sept. 6, 1980 in Hildreth, NE. He was an enthusiastic Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan. He also loved hunting, fishing, being outdoors and barbecuing.
Most of his life he spent farming in Nebraska but more recently worked for Heartland Crop Insurance.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ivan Jay Krejci, 50, of Roscoe, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Quirino Cornejo officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, recited by Mark Delaplaine.
Krejci died Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home.
Marcia L. Rogers, 62 of Colorado City passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011. Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Big Spring, TX. Rev. James Williams will be officiating.
Family visitation will be Tuesday, March 15, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at Dandyâ€™s Diner in Colorado City, TX.
While most students are enjoying spring break, the Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams will stay busy this week and both will see action today.
The baseball team entertains Graham at 7 p.m. at Newman Park, while the SHS softball team travels to Lamesa for a noon contest. The Lady Mustangs, who are 7-7 overall, are back at the Jerry Collins Complex on Thursday for their final non-district game against Levelland at 3 p.m. Sweet-water will then travel to Big Spring for its District 5-3A opener at 7 p.m. Friday.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s JV boys track team scored 89 points for a third-place finish at Big Springâ€™s meet this past Friday.
Nick Nemir won the 110 hurdles (16.28) and the 300 hurdles (43.03), while Ryan Linebaugh won Sweetwaterâ€™s other first-place medal in the 100 dash (11.48). Sweetwaterâ€™s three relays, meanwhile, all had second-place finishes.
Nemir, Taylor Jones, Bobby Soto and Trey Taylor ran on the 400 relay (46.1) while Linebaugh, Soto, Jones and Alex Garcia ran on the 1600 relay (3:48.5) and Garcia, Jones, Soto and Taylor were the runners on the 800 relay (1:38.9).
After winning both games in its pool on Thursday, the Sweetwater High School junior varsity baseball team defeated Snyder 10-7 on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep and win the San Angelo Lake View JV tournament.
Sweetwater led 8-1 after a six-run second as Stephen May, Anthony Palacios and Colton Belew all had RBI hits, only to see Snyder rally with a six-run fourth before Sweetwater finally put the game away by scoring its final two runs.
Blackwell was the host school for both a high school and junior high Hornet Relays this past Friday. Blackwell, Highland, Borden County, Robert Lee, Rochelle, Trent, Paint Rock, Hermleigh, Loraine and Novice had athletes entered. Blackwell and Highland individual results are below:
VARSITY BOYS DIVISION
Team standings â€” 1. Borden County 256; 2. Robert Lee 78; 3. Blackwell 67; 4. Trent 52; 5. Highland 49; 6. Rochelle 34; 7. Paint Rock 26; 8. Hermleigh 18; 9. Novice 14; 10. Loraine 4.
100 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.33.
Many area residents, as well as many from around the United States and other countries, enjoyed visiting Wrightâ€™s Amusement Park during the 53rd Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Those attending enjoyed food and rides all weekend.
Hendrick Cancer Center of Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 31, 2011. They will be offering the fecal occult blood test. A new easier and more accurate test will be used this year. The fecal occult blood test is a simple at-home procedure that checks a stool sample for hidden blood, which can be a sign of cancer, polyps or other internal disorders. This test is your best insurance for detecting colorectal cancer when it may be easily cured by prompt treatment.